Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop for the March Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop. If you came from Saundra's oh so amazing blog you are in the right spot. If not, start from the beginning of the hop at Pumpkin Spice Blog.

The theme for our blog hop is "Boy Crazy"!! We are featuring the new March Card Kit also entitled "Boy Crazy". It's amazing. Want to win it? Just enter the challenge. --> Make a card, layout, altered item that represents "boy crazy". It can be boyfriend, husband, son, etc. Have fun with it! Use at least one circle, twine, and at least one button. Enter your creation at the Pumpkin Spice Blog and you get the chance to win the April Kit.

I am boy crazy for my little man! He just turned 5 and I can't believe how much he ages and matures everyday. He loves playing games, building with his dad, and cooking with mom. I made these two little gable boxes for him. I told him the boxes are for all his little treasures he wants to keep safe from his sister. It took him 2 minutes to fill them up with marbles and gum!

These boxes are cut from Core'dinations Vintage cardstock using the new Cricut cartridge "Tags Bags Boxes and More 2". I cut the gable boxes at the recommended 5.5 inches.

My little man loves skateboards. I just love the embellishment stickers from the Echo Park "A Boy's Life" collection. So boyish and adorable.

See on the side. I used a circle, button, and twine all in one spot. Am I entered into the challenge??


 Echo Park "A Boy's Life" -Collection Kit (Pre-Packaged)
Echo Park "A Boy's Life" Collection Kit
12 12x12 double sided cardstock
1 12x12 element stickers
1 12x12 alpha stickers
Found here for $9.79
(I used two sheets of cardstock: "Suave" and "Imagination")

 Core\'dinations Vintage Cardstock - ASPARAGUS
Core'dinations Vintage Cardstock
Found here for $0.36 per 12x12 sheet

 My Mind's Eye - " Fine & Dandy " - True Blue - Buttons
My Mind's Eye "Fine & Dandy" True Blue buttons
Found here for $2.79

 Lemondrop - Golden Yellow & White Baker\'s Twine
The Twinery "Lemondrop" twine
Found here. 5 yards is $1.00

Cricut cartridge "Tags Bags Boxes and More 2"
1 3/4" and 2" circle punches

Here is the amazing March Card Kit "Boy Crazy"
36 – Unique 6” x 6”
Papers from the following lines:
Echo Park “A Boy’s Life” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different double-sided designs)
Bo Bunny “Ad Lib” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different designs)
Authentique “Gathering” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different double-sided designs)
8 - Sheets of Bazzill Cardstock in 4 coordinating colors (Irish Eye’s, Yam, Honey, Deep Blue)
3 yards of My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 trims in Navy Blue (1 yard in each design)
9 yards of My Mind’s Eye “Lime Twist” Twine in 3 different colors: 3 yards of each colorPlayful Remember Smile  
1 – Yard of Creative Impressions Twill in Oatmeal
3 – Mini clothes pins
9 – My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 Journal Cards in Orange
4 – My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Title Cards
1 – Set of My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose “Happy” decorative brads (31 brads per set)
1 – 8 piece Button collection (Mixture of Stella & Rose and Lost & Found 2 Collections)
1 – Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Paint 1.35oz Pixie Dust 
RETAIL $37.81
SPS $15.95

Here's the complete Blog Hop list.

Have an amazing rest of the hop. I hope you're inspired by all the creations from the design team. We'd love to see your take on this challenge. Be sure to post your "Boy Crazy" inspired project at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.


  1. First I LOVE the name of your blog - genius! And these boxes are just so cute, I've been thinking about getting this cartridge! I'm not surprised you're son loved them! They're so cute!
    Nat -x-

  2. WONDERFUL, Carissa! I was wondering if I needed that cartridge *sigh*
    I'm glad your son loved I do too!!!

  3. Love these treasure boxes, Carissa! They are perfect for a little boy and would make great gift boxes, too! ~Hugs!!

  4. Such cute little treasure boxes! Great idea! :)Amy

  5. Wonderful way to use the challenge theme. You met all the requirements. I will have to look for this Cricut cartridge. I'm sure your son loved the boxes for his stuff, my boys always liked having a treasure box, too. Love your project.

  6. WOW! I LOVE LOVE these gable boxes!!! So darling and I love that his special treasures are bubble gum and marbles! 100% boy! Too cute.

  7. This is so cute and so boy. Little boxes for all the little Guys treasures. The elements for challenge work perfectly
    DIANA L.

  8. Oh I love your boxes
    Great job on this project

  9. Oh I just got my Tags, Bags and Boxes 2, I haven't even opened it yet! I am so excited to see what you did with it. So funny your son filled them with marbles and gum! Love it!

    Hey, stop by my blog if you get a chance, I am giving away a really cool prize.



  10. adorable little boxes! What a creative idea...and when they are that age they do just love to keep all their treasures! I miss those days. Mine are now 13 and 19. Enjoy it while it lasts! They grow up so darn fast!

  11. These boxes are just too cute! Great party idea. Love creative projects like this one. TFS Cathie

  12. Love these! So bright and cheery. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  13. Your mini containers are so adorable. Just love them.

  14. The colors are so bright and colorful.. They really turned out cute..

  15. Absolutely adorable projects!!! So CUTE!


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