Cuppie's HollyJolly Scrapbox Blog Hop

Happy Friday Cuppie lovers!!!   It's beginning to look a lot like..


I have been bursting at the seams here just waiting to share this project with you all.  I am so incredibly honored and proud to be a part of this amazing Blog Hop for Taylored Expressions

Please bear with me as this is the longest post ever, but you cannot miss the list of amazingly talented ladies participating in this awesome event along with little ol' me, so make sure you visit their blogs and get ready to be inspired!! 

Also, before I forget!!  In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the two biggest shopping days of
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Use Promo Code TEBlackFriday upon checkout to receive the
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Okay, I have to tell you I was so excited to come up with a fun project that would not only be ultra cute (of course!!) but would also make a fantabulous gift perfect for anyone on your list!!

Christmas is hands-down my absolute favorite Holiday!  Of course I love the lights and sounds (okay, really, the cookiesSmiley from lol.. but most of all, I love looking through pictures and remembering everything we've done on our past Christmases. 

I think it's definitely the scrapbooker in me that makes me want to remember everything we said or did during our Holiday "highlights"!  Now, while I easily fill up albums with photos and layouts documenting everything, (and I mean down to the last fruitcake), I realize not everyone is into traditional scrapbooking, which is why I decided to create my HollyJolly Scrapbox:


This awesome box was a breeze to make using the Perfect Package Card Box from Taylored Expressions.  I cannot tell you what an absolute pleasure it was to have such a beautifully made "blank canvas" to work with. No sanding, painting, folding, taping needed!! This sturdy and lovely box is ready to work with from the moment you snap it into shape! 

All I did was create panels which I then adhered to the box! It doesn't get easier than that! (and how cute is it??)  I know "theoretically" this box was designed to hold cards BUT once I saw what a perfect size it was I decided to make a scrapbook-in-a-box, and the best part can make one every year!!  This adorable box would look great on a shelf, and all you have to do is add a little label, to keep track of the year:


Here's a closer peek at my paper-pieced Gingerbread house!

and of course, you need a neat way to open it, so I added the little ribbon bow and "pull" to the front of the box which has a hidden magnetic closure:


so once you open your box, this is what it looks like inside:

I have to say this is by FAR the easiest box I've ever lined.  I can't tell you how sturdy and even all of the box's surfaces are.  I just measured the panels and cut my pieces, everything fit perfectly..(a huge must for my type-A personality!!) and even when you remove your scrapbook, it looks just as cute too!

 Are you in love yet?? well I am!!  so now we can take a tour of Cuppie's HollyJolly Scrapbook!!

Here's the front page:

Ugh, is that too stinkin' cute or what??  Look at him in his new ride!!!  

Once you open your accordion book, you can see you have a nice little spot to put a picture of your house, once you've dressed it up for the holidays!!  You can add another picture or some journaling to the "tag" too!!

and onto our next pages, which will document our favorite (or new) traditions, as well as our tree!!

The traditions tag can be used for a photo or to jot down any special moments you want to remember! 

ScrapboxYearpage4 Open 

and behind our tree-trimming cuppie, you can write all about your tree, and add a little picture too!

ScrapboxYearpage5 Open 

Of course, Christmas just wouldn't be the same without some special Holiday recipes...


which you can tuck into the little pocket "hidden" behind this silly little Cuppie who is all dressed up in his Gingerbread costume!!

Don't forget to share your cookies and stop being so naughty because...


Uh-Oh caught!!

and finally, we have the perfect ending for a very special Christmas wish:


you can use this last page to journal your most treasured moments or wishes for your loved ones! 

This is such a fun way to document your Holidays at home, and you don't need a lot of time to do it!!  This would also make the perfect gift for the "Grandparents" or any of your loved ones who aren't able to spend the Holidays with can still share all the fun stuff with them (and you don't even have to clean your house!!) 

I just loved making this little scrapbook, and I love having the perfect place to keep it in forever!! I will definitely be making a couple of more of these to give as gifts.  I am going to be stocking up on these Perfect Package Card Boxes, you should too! (and you can get them extra cheap too, don't forget the Promo Code!!)

Thank you so much for looking at my little creation with you all!  I absolutely LOVE my cuppies, (I hope it shows!!) and I just love being able to share with you all!!

Now head on over to check out the amazing creations of the Black Friday Blog Hop!!

Alex Maldonado <-------OMG! It's me!! (somebody pinch me)

Amy Rohl

Beate Johns
Bev Gerard
Charmaine Ikach

Cindy Haffner
Debbie Olson

Donna Baker
Jami Sibley
Jen del Muro
Jen Tapler
Jenn Balcer
Jennifer Buck
Jessica Diedrich

Joan Ervin
Joanne Basile
Linda Duke
Lori Craig
Rose Anne Reynolds
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
Sherry Cheever

Taylor VanBruggen

NOTE: please check back later, as I am adding a file you can download with a list of stamps, supplies and my measurements (I mean, my scrapbook's, not mine LOL..)

Holiday Smoochies!!




  1. WHAT!?!?! Holy crap, that's AMAZING!!! Seriously. I don't even know what to say!! WOW.

  2. Oh my goodness! This is a 'Cuppie' and 'Sweetness' delight! Wooooohoooooooooo!!

  3. Aah... what a sweet project you shared!Yummy...

  4. WOWZERS! This is AWESOME and totally clever and so creative!!!! I LOVE this!

  5. What a fabulous project, musta worked days and days on this awesome box and every little detail!!!!

  6. Your blog and creations were the best (as always)!

  7. WOWEE, this is wonderful! What a great project and I love the little tour of it that you took us on too!

  8. What an amazing use for the Perfect Package! I love how your clever mind works! And not only are you clever, but a master of execution! It's ADORABLE!!

  9. HOLY CANOLI! this is a MASTERPIECE! I love cuppie in the sleigh, cuppie as a gingerbread man & oh my goodness - look at the road to cuppie's holiday house! wow, you really brought it, Alex1

  10. OMgosh...this is amazing!! All of your details are perfect and fabulous!!

  11. WOW...!!! What fun and sweet idea for this box...!!! Just so creative and fun..!!! You did an amazing job...!!! I can see it used so many different ways with your it...!!!

  12. Alex! Oh my heavens! WOWZAS! Just about the cutest thing ever! And what an incredible gift! It's funny becauase I momentarily thought about doing a scrapbox, but it never would have been this adorable!

  13. Wow, wow, WOW! Your box and Christmas scrapbook are incredible. I LOVE all the details you added. Your project ROCKS!
    Hugs and smiles

  14. This is BEAUTIFUL-WOW! WOW is like all I can say...I'm floored!

  15. I love the scrapbox idea, amazing project!

  16. Your project is amazing! Super Duper Job.

  17. Absolutely adorable -- what a fantastic use for this box! Love Cuppie's new fancy sleigh and his gingerbread costume! Amazing project, Alex!

  18. oh how adorable, I love all your cards, and that fabulous box!

  19. Alex! Alex! Alex! Girlfriend...way to set the bar so incredibly, unbelievably high! Your ScrapBox is AMAZING. Love it, and I know you'll treasure it for years to come. Fabulous way to showcase the Perfect Packaging...

  20. Alex, this is incredible! WOW! What an amazing way to use the Perfect Package!

  21. WOW! This is stunning! I love Cuppie as a gingerbread! WONDERFUL!!!

  22. Holy FLIPTASTIC girlie! You ROCK ROCK ROCK! When are you coming over so you can show ME how to make this??? Seriously...this ROCKS!

  23. Have you been turned down by other lenders?

  24. Have you been turned down by other lenders?

  25. I liked your site, you are very interesting to write. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  26. Hi Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


I so appreciate your comments! Happy Scrapping! :)

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