"Tis the Season to Hop" Blog Hop Day 3!

Welcome ! This is the “Tis the Season to Hop”! Day 3!!!
I warn you that this is gonna be a long post! LOL Thanks to everyone for their wonderful and uplifting comments! I am so excited that you are here! I have enjoyed our days of the Blog Hop and I hope you all did too! What fun! Hopefully I will be crafting my way through the rest of my Christmas gifts...as quickly as these 3 days have gone by. I have loved all of the projects and have gotten so many ideas!
Keep reading for my giveaway!!!!

We are on the 3rd and final day of our blog hop and today I am doing Two posts in One! I have been working on a couple of local craft shows that ended today and have really enjoyed it but MY OH MY I believe I am tired but exhilarated! LOL But at least it is a “GOOD” tired!

Again I remind you that some of the ladies in the hop will be offering Candy so look out for those neat gifts...also make sure you become my follower and comment all 3 days of the hop on all the participating blogs in order to win the Candy Elsa will be giving away on her blog.

We hope to inspire you to create and give homemade gifts and cards this year. You should have reached this blog by way of Tmika - http://www.scrapdaworld.blogspot.com/ but if not and you have arrived here by chance please go back to the beginning with Elsa at http://www.JustaFewDesigns.blogspot.com/)

Hope you enjoy my project! (oops PROJECTS)!

My 3rd project is my version of an Explosion Box! I am including the written directions for you to use if you like so keep looking after the pics for that as well as my other "surprise" posting!

I am offering a "giveaway" after the pictures on this post...the only thing I ask is that you follow me and comment everyday after each post! Thanks and have a great weekend!

thanks for stopping by and please hop on when you are finished here to Emily at http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/

Or Yolanda at http://socrafty3.blogspot.com/


4 sheets of 12X12 Cardstock (double-sided)


bone folder

paper cutter


  • First sheet of cardstock is 12x12 (outside layer of box), score cardstock at 4” on all 4 sides. Cut out 4 corners and fold at scoreline.
  • Second sheet of cardstock, cut to 11x11, score at 3 ¾” on all 4 sides and again cut out 4 corners. You may want to decorate or embellish each section before gluing together. Glue center only to the inside center of first piece.
  • Third sheet of cardstock, cut to 10x10 score at 3 ½” on all 4 sides and cut out those 4 corners. You may want to decorate or embellish each section before gluing together. Glue center only to the inside top of second piece of cardstock.
  • Lid – Cut cardstock to 8x8 and score at 1 7/8” on all 4 sides. Cut only one side of each corner square and glue together.


  • Fold all fold/score lines for box and pages back and forth
  • You can embellish box before assembling (makes it easier to add pockets and other design features)
******Now for the "Extra" posting!******
I want to share with you all some of my ornaments that I have made and sold in a couple of our local craft shows that I have participated in! You probably will recognize the "Lacy" theme. I have rediscovered my love for crocheted lace and it feels good!

This is the mess I made before the FIRST Craft show....and the weekend before Thanksgiving!!! AAARRRGGHHH!



Baby blankets or Carriage covers

Lace Ornament covers and the little hearts


Baby Bootie & Bells Ornaments ( I literally could not keep these on my table...they ALL sold)

Christmas lollipops!

Pocket Lockets


Matchbox Minis

MY "Giveaway" is a set of 10 crocheted lace snowflakes! Just follow me and comment on all three days of MY posts of the blog hop and I will choose a winner after the blog hop is over! Have fun!


  1. Your Expolding Box is just lovely!!! The colors give a sense of calm! I would love to create this myself!! And I must say all your handmade ornaments are great!! TFS!

  2. Oh my goodness Sue! Where do I start? I love explosion boxes and this one is just gorgeous! So elegant! Thanks for the instructions - have not made one in a long time and would love to try it again.

    Your items for the craft show just take my breath away! I love it all! Those baby booties! I would just buy those to hang in my room - they are so gorgeous! All of the crocheted items are amazing - where do you find the time? And your matchbox minis! I love them too - definitely would like to try to make some of them :)

    Thanks for sharing this second post today and of course all the other posts for the hop - I am so awed and amazed by your talent :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  3. omg woman! You have been busy! geez! I love the baby shoes and the green with pink sachet!!! LOVE them, want them! lol Thank you suzie for everything...

  4. Your box is superbe. I love that style. You did a lot of items. Love your crochet items and the bootie is to cute. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

  5. WOWSERS!!! Everything you did is just stunning. I can't believe how many things you did...how long did it take?? Amazing, just amazing! I wanted to do a craft fair at work this year, but missed the deadline, I am going to try for next year. You inspired me!

  6. Wow Suzie Q! Again I'm on the floor! You are just an amazing crafter and your creativity is fantastic! Gotta say that I just love all your projects ... and can't wait to see what you have coming up in the days ahead. So glad I found you during this blog hop with Elsa! Until we meet again, take care. Aloha, Linda

  7. Wow Suzie love all your projects!! You are very creative and talented girl!!! Thanks for all the inspiration ! Hugs.. Maggy :)

  8. Oooooh! I love them all! The exploding box is so cool, and your crocheted ornaments are to die for! TFS!

  9. wow, you've been busy ... all your projects are amazing !

    *Nothing but Love*


  10. WoWzer! I luv all Ur crocheting items!!! Also, the big finally of a an explosive box tops it all!!! TfS!!! HuGs, Valerie G

  11. Sue thanks so much for sharing the instructions for the explosing box it's just beautiful. And, your craft sale items are WONDERFUL!!
    Thanks for sharing pics of them.

  12. Wow! You've been busy! I think I need to learn to crochet--very cute projects!

  13. Love the exploding box. Thanks so much for the directions. Everything you make looks great.

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  14. OhhhMyyGoossshhh!... Ur explosion box is Gorgeous!...
    & ur projects OhhMyy!... They're all ohh soo Beautiful!...
    Ur lace creativity is endless!... Keep it up!...
    TFS all ur wonderful projects!... =)

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  15. OhhhMyyGoossshhh!... Ur explosion box is Gorgeous!...
    & ur projects OhhMyy!... They're all ohh soo Beautiful!...
    Ur lace creativity is endless!... Keep it up!...
    TFS all ur wonderful projects!... =)

    ღ ∫ℓ∂ηℓttℓ ღ

  16. Thank you Sue, you have made some beautiful crocheted items/gifts. I love the exploding album also.

  17. So many great projects! I love your crochet angels. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  18. I love love love the explosion box! I cant wait to try it out! I am sorry to be posting so late as I just got out of being in the hospital for 2 days. Thanks for sharing!


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