Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mothers Day Blog Hop and my blog! This hop is all about Mother’s Day and a challenge to create anything, but no flowers allowed!

If you have come from Nadia's  blog, you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog and want to play along, you can do so by starting at Giselle’s Blog .This hop is full of talented ladies {and giveaways, too}!

I would like to first start off by saying Thank You to Giselle and Nadia for having me be part of their blog hop again. It's always a pleasure to be able to share another great project with all of you. I also want to say Happy Early Mother's Day to all the beaufitul mothers out there. You are all special in your own way. I am grateful for my mother becuase she has done so much for me and my siblings. She is very special to me. I hope to one day become a mother just like her.

This was definitely a fun challenge to do because it allows you to think outside the box when it comes to not using flowers. As we know, flowers are always so easy to put something together. But, with this challenge, I looked as to what other things could be used to reflect Mother's Day. This is what I created. I hope you enjoy it. Unfortunately, I was not able to have a video at this time.

Mother's Day Explosion Box
Brown Recollections Card Stock 12 x 12
Polka Dot Paper: 4 x 4
Purple Card Stock 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 
Pink Stripe Paper 3.5 x 3.5
Michaels Special Value Ribbon- Polka Dots
Brown Ribbon
Butterfly Brads
Butterfly Stamp Image
Sentiment Stamp: Happy Mother's Day
  Recollections: Butterfly Adhesives

First Step: Choose your card stock measured at 12 x 12. Then you score each side at 4 inch mark. So you will have a tic tac toe rid. Fold it at score line. Now cut at every corner outside square.  For the Lid, you take the color card stock of your choice it cut it at 7-1/8 x 7-1/8. Then you score it at 1-1/2 in, rotate and do the same for all sides at 1-1/2 inch.
 Second Step: For each square: You have the option of decorating however you like. I added a Purple color card stock on each side at 3-3/4 x 3-3/4. Followed by Pink Stripe Paper which is 3.5 x 3.5.

 Third Step: I added brown spool ribbon on each side and attached a Butterfly. Then I created a small box wrapped in polka dot ribbon with a sign that says "Happy Mother's Day." Underneath the box, I would add a small gift such as earrings or any type of jewelry and a gift card somewhere inside the Explosion Box.

Now, who would love to win some Blog Candy. I know you do... :)
 Mini Recollections Photo Album
{Perfect gift to give displaying your favorite memories for that special someone.}
Giveaway has ended! 
Winner will be announced Monday, April 25.

Here is what you need to do:
1. Become a follower, if not already. (Leave a comment letting me know you are already a follower.
2. Leave a comment and be sure to leave me an email address to get a hold of you if you win. 

That's it. Easy Peasy. 
Please help me reach 200 followers as I will have something great to giveaway. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Thank you for playing along. Your next stop is the very talented Lisa.

Here is a list of all participators:
Patricia -


  1. How fun!!! I really need to try making an explosion box. Yours is so pretty! I'm so happy to be in this hop with you! :o)

    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

  2. I've never tried my hand at one of these explosion did a great job!


  3. Cute idea for a small surprise for a mom!

  4. I haven't made one yet, but you did a fabulous job on this project. I'm already a follower. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Your explosion box is fantastic! I love the colors!! Great work! Lovin' the hop so far! :)
    New Follower! :)


  6. Been a follower! I love your explosion box, been wanting to do one for a long time.
    i love the colors

  7. I love explosion boxes...I have yet to try one and it is on my list of to dos :)
    Yours is beautiful!!

  8. I haven't made an explosion box yet but this one is fantastic. Great color choices. I am already a follower.


  9. Love this box,great colors,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  10. Need to try my hand at one of those and stop drooling over everyone elses! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance at your giveaway!

  11. Very pretty! Some day I will try one.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  12. Love this and your blog! I am a new follower! TFS!
    usafwifey20 at yahoo dot com

  13. What a great idea! I never thought about this. :) Glad we are on the hop together, Im your newest follower!

  14. Explosion box is great! And your instructions make it less intimidating. Thanx.


  15. Love your box! Greadt idea! I am already a follower.
    Happy Anniversary

  16. Pink and butterfly' favorite things!! That was great and I am sure must be a lot of work!


  17. Great project! Love the colours, the embelliments, well, everything! TFS!
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  18. Love your box, I was actually thinking of making one of these for my Mom and Mom in law. I'm a new follower!

  19. What a fantastic box!! :)
    anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

  20. Love the explosion box- pretty colors!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  21. Wow bestie your box is so it!!

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  22. Your box is fabulous. I love it! The colors are wonderful. I will have try making one of these boxes. This Blog Hop has such wonderful talent and beautiful project.
    I am a follower and am soooooo glad I am.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  23. Patti,
    I will be hosting my first blog hop in a few weeks. It will be Disney themed would love it if you could join me,
    Please email me and let me know.

  24. I love your explosion box, I need to try one of these! I love how you had a gift inside too. I am already a follower.

  25. OMG girl !!!! What a beautiful explosion box:) I've been dying to try one!! I have to put it on my to do list of ideas!! fabulous job!! Happy Easter

  26. Fabulous explosion box Patty! That is one idea i had not thought of for Mother's Day and what a great idea! my mother would love it! thanks for the inspiration :) i am already a follower of your lovely blog.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  27. What an awesome box! I LOVE it!!! I'm your newest follower. I live in California, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Lasting Memories Design Team
    proudusmcwife at gmail dot com

  28. This explosion box is so awesome! I am definitely going to have to give this a try! I'm already a happy follower :)

  29. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  30. I always love explosion boxes
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  31. Thanks for sharing! Great project.

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  32. fabulous explosion box Patricia :) Thank you so much for being part of our blog hop. It means a lot to us. Many hugs.


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