Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pals Blog Hop

Hello Friends,

Happy Valentines Day to you :) Today my husband Lance & I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I joke with him and say, he only asked to marry me on this day, so he only has to buy me one bunch of roses :)
It's the occasion of the year as the Stampin' Pretty Pals share some fabulous cards and projects featuring Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products on today's Pals Blog Hop!

You've probably hopped over from Mike Funke at Stampin' Style. I'm stop number 11 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper projects showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

I have quite a few "Workshops" lined up for the Sale-A-Bration period and as I like to give my Hostesses an 'extra' something along with the awesome Hostess Rewards, I made up quite a few of these "mini cards and envelopes in a box".
Here is the top of the box. You can purchase these boxes ready made in packs of 4 for just $2.95
I added pieces of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper around the sides of the box and then added a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding.

It has been a LONG time since I have used this particular Embossing Folder. I ran a piece of Baja Breeze card stock through the Big Shot using the "Manhattan Flower" Embossing Folder.  I punched out several flowers using the Blossom Punch and rotated them using Baja Breeze card stock and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.  I then used the circle punches and added a Large Pearl.  Have you seen/used these yet? Click here

When the hostess opens the box, she will find 8 mini cards and envelopes.  I used the same pattern/rotation as I did on the top of the box.  I used Textured Whisper White card stock for the base of the card and smaller pearls for the middle of the cards.

I punched out small circles using the 3/4" punch to give the envelopes a finishing touch

Here are the 8 cards :)

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Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee, stop number 15 on the Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  2. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  3. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  6. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  7. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  8. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  12. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  15. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Tricia Barber at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  19. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  20. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  22. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  23. Christy Q at Schnauzer Crafts Creations
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  26. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  27. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  28. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
Have a wonderful day!


Dana said...

Lucky hostess! :D

Btw, your Valentine treat from yesterday is ADORABLE!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful gist - beautiful cards! Hope you get beautiful flowers ;) Happy Anniversary!

Angela said...

This is a beautiful set of cards! I love the added circle of DSP on the envelopes!

Rae said...

Cute gift set Max. Love the surprise box inside the box idea.

Emily Steggell said...

Great use of the box! Love it! TFS

Patti MacLeith said...

What a sweet box FULL of sweet cards, Maxine!

Ginger said...

Cute Cute Cute Max! Your hostesses will love them! Hope you got those roses :) Happy Anniversary!

Beth Beard Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Love it! What a great idea. Happy Anniversary & Valentines Day!

Beth Beard Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Love it! What a great idea. Happy Anniversary & Valentines Day!

Christy Q said...

Maxine - this is gorgeous and your hostesses must love you!! Such blessed girls having you as their demo! Love the little touches such as the pearls and the circles on the back of the envies! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Love the color palette you used here Max! And the dimension on the cards is wonderful!

Carol Carriveau said...

These are wonderful surprise gifts!

Maxine Conrad said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments :)

Anonymous said...

what a great hostess gift!
hugs, m

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards Maxine. Loved seeing the use of the new blossom punch.