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Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Third and Final Day of the BLOG HOP!!!


I have to say a couple of things before I get to my project.  This has been a ton of fun for me and I am soooo honored that Elsa had invited me to participate.  I am overwhelmed with all of the wonderful comments left for me, and I want to say a huge WELCOME to all of our new followers.  This has been such a great experience and I hope to do this again sometime!  Thank you, Elsa!

 I found this plain kraft colored box at my local Craft Warehouse.  I picked it up, actually a couple of months ago, not knowing what I was going to do with it, but when this blog hop came along I knew what it would become.
 I covered it up to look like a present, and added bling to the side ribbons.  I tied a bow for the top, and added two dangling snowflakes.
 The box is closed by magnets.  I covered the insides, and added ornament punched shapes with Stickles to look like the hangers.
 Here is the box fully opened, revealing 4 smaller boxes.
 I decided to put mini albums in each box!
 Here are all of the lids, opened.
 The first album, entitled Winter Wonderland, is a maze book, or also called a meander book.
 I made tags with snowflake punches for the pulls.
 The second book is a take on the "Never Ending Mini Album" that I have done in the past, except this time I used just a piece of cardstock instead of envelopes.
 Some views of the book.  I used a belly band to close it.
 For some of the pages I made library card type pockets and put tags in them.



 The third book bound up with ribbon...
 ...Titled Happy Holidays...
 ...is an exploding album!  This is the front...
 ...here's the back.  I added punches of ornaments and glued them on the sides only so that tags could be placed behind them.
 The last book is an envelope book, the envelopes made from cardstock.  I closed it with bakers twine that I wrapped around the album and then around the poinsettia, much like you would do those envelope closures.
 The envelopes are adhered alternately by the "flaps".  I added die cuts from a Spellbinders die to them for added picture space.
 Each of the 6 envelopes has a tag inside for more pictures or journaling.  This is the front of the book...
...and the back of the book.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  I had a wonderful time making it!!!  The papers used are from October Afternoon, and I used a variety of punches from EK Success, Fiskars, and Martha Stewart.  The bling is Recollections.

OK, time to go see what Tmika has done for her third project!

Just in case, here is the lineup, one more time...


 Michelle- http://creativeoperation.blogspot.com  <--- you are here

21 comments:

MsJay said...

Love all your holiday projects.

Just a Few Designs said...

O..M...G...!!! GIRL! love it... i think i just drooled a lil bit! Thanks so much for hopping with me and hope you will join me again soon!
xoxoxo
Elsa

Becky Dunham said...

ok Michelle - this project just blew me away! I LOVE this! I wish I would find a box like that at my local craft store - I have never seen one like that! And all the little mini albums - what a fabulous idea! You are so creative! Would love to be on your Christmas list :) Thanks for sharing this amazing project!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

famillemarleau said...

WOW! Stunning. I love that box so much. Love that there is little boxes insided with surprises in it. And you did 4 different albums. These makes great gifts. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Linda said...

WOW Michelle! I just fell of my chair! This is an awesome project and you did a fantastic job on all the minis! TFS and until we meet again, take care. Aloha, Linda

Maggy_Tronche said...

Wow so beautiful project!!! Love it!!! Really cute! Thanks for sharing! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Scottishrose said...

I must say U left the best for last! This is such a wonderful idea to alter this box the way U did! Great job on all Ur creations U shared with us!!! HuGs, Valerie G

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Sue Hornsby said...

I really love your projects and that little drawer box is so original!!! love it!

susi said...

WOWZA! What a great project! I love that you hid itty bitty minis in each itty bitty box! So cute.
TFS!
Susi

Krystals Night said...

WOW !! way to end the hop with a BANG ! that was an amazing project ! I looove that box , itholds sooo much !! very nice !

*Nothing but Love*

Krystal

Benwah said...

I have to say this has been my favorite so far. It is stinkin sweet. Where would I be able to get a box like that?
I may also show up as Slayer2b

neddie58 said...

awesome

Tina King said...

Super cute!!

Denise said...

Very Pretty. Thanks for sharing

LiveLaughLove2Scrap said...

OMG!... Wow!... VeryVery Cute project!...
Love all the ittybitty minis!..
TFS!... =)

Hugz,
ღ ∫ℓ∂ηℓttℓ ღ

Penny said...

This is the best project, cutest box I have ever seen. Love the mini's inside.

Crafty Pleaser said...

TOO Cute! Thank you for the inspiration this past week! - Jordan

Stacie J. the Crafty Sponge! said...

Oh..you two are showing out!!! I can't even choose what I like the most! I loved all your projects! TFS, Hugs, Stacie

Kimibee said...

oh my Michelle, I love all of your projects. Your box was just divine...what a great find!! Thanks for hopping along with us all. I had a great time checking out all of your scrappiness! Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you! Stay safe. Kimi xx

Becca said...

This is adorable! I would love to find a box like that! Awesome work.