Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop






Welcome crafty friends. If you came from  Sharon If you are one of my 64 followers and happened upon this hop you will want to start at the beginning so you don't miss out on all of the wonderful creations and goodies! All weekend, My Cricut Craftroom is showcasing over 100 different Cricut Cartridges.

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So for this Blog Hop I wanted to share my envelope Christmas Book. I actually made this for one of my fellow Design Team  Member. This book is for KAT(Kathleen Schriber)  who made me an Awesome Boo Book for Halloween..Which I will have out on my dresser all year long because I love it that much!

Now before I show you this I want to explain what an envelope Book is. This book is made out of envelopes. Instead of buying Envelopes I actually recycled my envelopes that my bills came with.

Here is my Book; Hope you like it.

I used Trim The Tree Cartridge to make the Wreath and used the Merry Christmas Stamp sentiment (Pink By Design).

I made the Front and back of the book with cereal boxes and then covered it with paper. ( My Minds Eye Lost and Found) Erica gave me a whole stack of the 6x6 and told me I better use every bit of it and guess what I DID!!



I used Lovely Floral Cartridge to make the picture frame.


The tag that I made was also made from Lovely Floral and my Peppermint Flowers were made from flower shoppe.


The peppermint candy journal tag was made from Sweet shoppe and the Picture frame was made using Cindy Loo.





The banner/tag is actually made out of the Chic and Scary . (Note: Even though a cartridge may be for a different holiday you can still"like Erica says think out of the box", with them.  I also used (Pink By Design) stamps Berry Merry Christmas; for the Two bears.







I had to do one more picture.


Well this is my Christmas Book that I made for Kat. Tina (Crafty and Green) would be proud of me because I reused a lot of my scraps. She lives by living and being green. Don't forget this is a two day event so don't forget to visit tomorrow to see what the other Design Team Came up with. You will NOT be disappointed..I promise!

Thank you for stopping by my blog...Next you should visit is the most Fabulous and talented HOLLY 


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15. Jen BowkerRanney -http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com




86 comments:

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

beautiful album, well done.. Love the colors and the peppermint candies

KAT said...

ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU MADE THIS FOR ME? i was drooling over them pages and marveling over all the carts you used. i am BEYOND IMPRESSED! and you've only been doing this for a couple months? melissa, i can't thank you enough. erica must really be proud of you. and you should be very proud of yourself. THANK YOU! i can't wait to get it. (you stinker)

Brenda said...

this is amazing!! so much great detail! great job!!

Alisha said...

Great mini book, that is super cute.
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Annette M said...

Love your mini, very cute...looks like you are ready for Christmas!

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Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

Your mini book is super cute and very detailed. Thanks for sharing :)

Cathie w said...

VERY CUTE LOVE IT..THANKS FOR A GREAT HOP AND PROJECTS

CATHIE
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Karen Bahit said...

I LOVE your mini envelope book!!! I wouldlove to learn how to make those...

Thank you for a great idea!!!

Karen
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Jazmin said...

I love your mini-book! It is so adorable.

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AllyBug28 said...

LOVE it!

Doris P. said...

AWESOME!! would love to try one!! creativity - 11 points!! Doris
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Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

I love the colors of the papers you chose! Not all just red and green :) Very nice project and I am sure the recipient LOVES it!

Michelle
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Gaylynn said...

Your book turned out great with lots of detail on every page.
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Jenny said...

Love your envelope Christmas book so super cute :)

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www.injoystampin.com said...

Gorgeous mini album, thanks so much for sharing!

Hugz,
Robyn =)
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Patricia said...

The friends that receive this creation from you will be soooo happy, just beautiful----

Naomi said...

Cute book.

scrappinlil said...

Wow..you did an amazing job. Love the idea of using the envelopes...I am now a new follower.Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

excuse you, you have 68 followers LOL!! Love this little book it's amazing

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Kards by Kathi said...

Great mini book. You are extremely talented and I enjoy looking at your work. I also love the fact that everyone is using a different cartridge. Thanks for your time and talent.

caseylayne said...

Thanks for sharing your book...you are super talanted!

Amanda said...

I love this. amazing job. :) Kat will love this. :) Thank you for sharing.

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Melissa~I had never thought of recycling the envelopes that my bills come in. They always go in the paper recycling bin. I am going to have to borrow your idea next time I have a stack of bills. LOL. Which is every month. Thank you for the inspiration and new idea. And thank you for your long nights helping out Erica. YOU are such a fantastic sister in law.

ScrampingTita said...

This is amazing!

Eva said...

super cute mini album, I am a new follower.
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Mad Crafter said...

Super cute job Melissa!!! Love the fact that it is a "GREEN" project too. You ROCKED it today. TFS.
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PrincessMinnie said...

im a new follower! super cute album ive only used paper bags not envelopes...ill have to,try one! thanks & great job on thin king outside the box with the carts!

Laurie said...

OMG that is so cute! I need to make a christmas mini.

Leslie Turner said...

Too, too tue! I absolutely love this! Am going to have to make one! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cindy said...

This is so precious i can think of so many way to give and use this i love the out side of the box thinking that erica has encouraged us to do. who wouldn't love to get one of these.
tfs
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Suzys Crafts said...

Omigosh Melissa. You did a Wonderful job. It is beautiful and Kat is very lucky.

Crafty and Green said...

Super proud of you! The Book is AWESOME!! $$Craft Green to Save Green$$

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

What a great gift idea...an envelope book! I better get crackin! LOL!!

Creative Craft Corner said...

Super cute!! What a great idea! I am sure Kat will love it!

Jen L said...

WOW !! Its also so crafty and Green LOL !!! You're Awesome !!!

ShyChoc1 said...

very nice

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE THIS!!!! I also made one a few years back at a 2 day CROP......so much fun!!!! TFS!!
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Shelly Lynn said...

Wow Melissa... what an awesome album!! Kat is such a lucky lady! I can tell so much heart and time went into this project!! Great job!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! :)

Connie Layman said...

Wow Melissa, there is too much for me to point out that I like so I'm just saying I love it all! I'm sure Kat is going to have this on her dresser all year long too, lucky duck! And Tina is for sure rubbing off on you! Oh and the MME Lost and Found is one of my favorites...so sweet of Erica! You're a talented young lady!

Lisa said...

So much fun! TFS!
Lisa
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Lori Comeau said...

This is a great mini. I really like the pull out tabs. The candy ones are super cute.
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Christina said...

Wow! That seemed like a lot of work and effort was used to make that mini book. It is beautiful and I'm sure Kat will love it.

Maria said...

Fabulous mini album!!! I love it.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful project!!! Amazing work!!!

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Lezlye said...

Very Nice Job!

cema1cema said...

Fantastic!! Christina

Kelly G said...

What a fantastic idea to reuse your bill envelopes. I usually use them for note paper and then for starting the fire with - but now I will have to save a few to make an album like this!
Thanks for sharing!

Justliketink said...

What a great project! Love all the tips about envelopes....very beautiful project

Melissa said...

This book is amazing, I will have to see what I can do to do it for a relative that just had a baby a little bit ago, it would be a perfect gift for her to carry in her purse.

grammiej said...

All I can say is "WOW", your books are amazing!
Thank you for sharing your talents.
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Lisha said...

OMG that is just too cute

Michelle said...

I love the envi book idea...I love even more the idea of envies from bills!! Thanks for the idea...I LOVE doing books and albums! :)

Hugs,
Michelle

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Becky Dunham said...

This is beautiful Melissa! I love the idea of using your bill envelopes - will start saving mine :) Love Lost and Found - one of my favorite collections from MME! Great use of all these carts!

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gshrader said...

What a beautiful book! amazing! Love your peppermint flowers! You did an awesome job on this book and I'm sure Kat is going to love it!!
Thanks for sharing

Jamie said...

This is so awesome! Love it all. I'm a new follower.

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Liz said...

I love these books and I love your's! It really put me in the mood for the holidays!

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scrappinvall said...

Love your book and love that it's recycle

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Melissa this is amazing!! Love it! :)
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EnjoliCollums said...

Melissa you are really doing great making these books! I love them all

heatherhammen said...

If you know me, you know I LOVE minis!!!! This is SO cute!! I love it! great job!

Janeen said...

I'm sure Kat is going to love this! You did a great job! Great use of so many different carts! :)

Debbie said...

I just love minis thanks this is so cute
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Brittney said...

Beautiful mini album!

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Marianne said...

Beautiful album! What a wonderful way use up my 500lbs of scraps! TFS

Teri said...

Wow Melissa! Love the beautiful mini album!

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Newbie2crafting said...

WOW!! This mini album is AMAZING!!!! You did an outstanding job.

Dana
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Creative Mine by Maria said...

Cute envelope book...TFS!

Kat Stachowiak said...

Love the peppermints! gave me so many ideas! love your album.
Kat
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Sweet Creations said...

Very Cute I now want to try and make one my slef :)
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Basteltriene said...

Super nice become your book. The teddies I find particularly beautiful.

Val626 said...

I love sparkle

Theresa said...

What a wonderful book. I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more wonderful projects. TFS!
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Josie0602 said...

Amazing little mini Melissa! I love MME and I love that you used it on the album. I know Kat is going to love it! Did you heat emboss the sentiment on the front? I need some lessons on doing that! I have the tools but mine never looks right. Maybe Erica can do a class on that too.
Tracy

Susan said...

I am amazed you so have me thinking outside the box... I would never think cereal box nor bill envelopes!!! I am just so impressed. I can't wait to see what else you'll come up with!!!Thanks for changing my look on scrapbooking supplies!

Anita Braddock said...

Supper amazing love the mini books love the colors and the bling. thanks for sharing
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CrazyCardCreator said...

Beautiful mini album! TFS :)

Tess said...

Really love envelope albums. Working on an elegant one now myself, to hold some of my wedding photos. Nice job!

ScrappinT said...

I love that album! The paper is just too cute!

littlen said...

great way to recycle. nice job. tfs.
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Nicole said...

this is super cute. Thanks for the idea to reuse my bill envelops.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

This is a great little book, so cute! love your peppermint flowers, very cool idea!

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callyannc said...

this is a great mini! too cute! i love using my scraps too! tfs callyann(follow)

Holly said...

Love this book! So cute. The details are amazing and I love the peppermint candies!

Holly

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Aman said...

Love your mini! Kat is very lucky to receive such a beautiful gift. I love the fact that you used scraps!

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shersl84bed said...

Fantastic album. Love all the details you put into it.

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pruttybird said...

WOW ... what a great book. Love all the details :)

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