Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Damask Diva's Avonlea Blog Hop (August 2012)

Hey there Everyone!!

Welcome, Today's post is all about Avonlea! the Damask Divas (that's me and all the wonderful ladies in this Hop) we are doing a Blog hop featuring this wonderful paper pack. If you are coming From Jeannie Resnick's Blog you are in the Right Place! If you happened to come upon my Blog today, and would like to do the Blog hop from the beginning, Please start over at The Damask Divas Blog.

 **Blog Candy Alert**  Info at end of Post :)

So for my very first EVER Blog Hop I wanted to make something Special, Something that I could get more than one use out of and That I would LOVE to display!.

I created this Adorable Card box out of the My creations Memory game! It is perfect for all mt 3x3 cards that I make. I love to make these size cards because they are very in expensive to make. I can make 8 cards out of one sheet of card stock (See Post Here). I have acquired so many that I Really didn't know where to put them. So I got this Idea from none other than our New Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book,  Pretty Clever huh?

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 I titled it "12 Occasions"  and put 12 Dividers on the inside for the most used "types" of cards. The Memory Game box come with 24 chipboard  3x3 squares I used them as Dividers ;) I'm telling ya its all about IMAGINATION.... lol

  1. Blank on inside Cards
  2. Birthday
  3. Notes for every day
  4. For your "Loved" ones
  5. Thank You
  6. Baby (Occasions)
  7. Get well
  8. Anniversary
  9. Congratulations/ Graduation
  10. Sympathy
  11. School/ Teacher
  12. Christmas/ Happy Holidays

 I also made a Table of  "contents" to go with it, How else would you know where to look right? I made a little pocket for the inside cover to hold the "contents" tab.

The 3x3 chipboard "dividers" got a make over, covered with the Avonlea paper I love the Versatile-ness of this paper pack!

Once I covered the outside and inside of the box with the Avonlea Cardstock the Magnetic closure was not doing the trick, so well any more :(  But Have no fear I have a solution!!!  I used very inexpensive self adhesive "mini" Velcro tabs. I loved the fact that one part of it is Clear. Worked out PERFECT!!

 Here is a look at the Clear part of the Velcro... I put it on the Bottom portion so that when Opened you cant really see it.

 I chose to put the Regular old "fluffy" white part of the Velcro on the inside cover, I thought it would blend well.

 I still have half of the Avonlea paper pack left un-touched.... and I had a lot of scraps left over so I quickly put some cards together (with the scraps) to go with the card box :)

Materials used for this Project:

I hope you  have Enjoyed my First Blog Hop Post and that you take the time to Visit all the Damask Divas on the list. Your next Damask Diva on this Hop is Sharon Chapman. ENJOY!!

 **Blog Candy**
I will be giving away a mystery gift to one random guest. Just leave a comment on this post and I will select a winner tomorrow morning. Make sure to follow my Blog for it to count! Good Luck!
 (Non Consultants ONLY)

 **August Giveaway time!**
One lucky winner will get:
  •  a free paper pack and 
  • a "A" size stamp set. 

To enter the August Giveaway  CLICK HERE


I am so Happy to Announce that TODAY the New Idea Book is Live on my Site!!! click HERE to view it!


  1. WOW! That was a LOT of work to put together! It was totally worth it though, because this turned out GORGEOUS!

  2. I am definately going to do this. The cards look great. What a great gift. Thanks for sharing

  3. What a great idea. You did a great job on it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. This is just beautiful.I love all the details.

  5. Very Cute, so detailed! Nice idea, thanks for sharing =)

  6. Great idea, this must have taken some time to make!

    1. It did, while I was thinking of what to do with the box... then it was EASY!! but the time spent was so well worth it!

  7. This is beautiful Diana!! I am going to have to try this!! I have this box; but haven't done anything with it. What a great idea!! Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  8. Ugh! You're so crafty you make me sick!! LMAO. I LOVE IT!!! You should totally make these for Etsy. Fill it with mini cards and you're set! I'd buy it (if I can't make my own)!!

    1. LOL! you crack me up! but THAT is a good Idea!!! Thanks!

    2. Love it!

      Just started following you...I would love some new followers!

  9. Cute box!! Great idea for a gift for someone.

  10. Hi Diana! I love your blog and wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster award. You can check it out here Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you so MUCH Theresa!! I appreciate it!!! =)

  11. Your blog is great. So glad you did the blog hop or I might never have found it!!!
    I especially liked the cards made with scraps. I am addicted to using my scraps. Check out what we did with 1/2 x 1/2" scraps at my class yesterday at my blog

  12. Diana, I love your box. What a cute idea, I love to be organized and this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Diana, this is a clever idea for the box and I love how you decorated it and the matching cards. Thanks for sharing your creative talent and wonderful inspiration!