Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vintage Finds large-ish mini book by Cheri Piles

Did someone say Vintage Finds, special moments and lots of layers? 
Well, that's exactly what this 7 x 12 hardbound book is all about. 
Lets talk about layers, on the cover of this book I cut out three flowers from the flowers paper, added the layered sticker frame in the center and the chipboard word "Cherish" in the center. Then the clocks (SWOON)!! I love them! You can see them in this collection on paper, brads, stickers, die cuts, chipboard and tape!!

You can see the flower in the upper left is also cut out and has another layered sticker "Good Times" on it. Also cut from the same Flowers paper are the music notes flowers and they are adhered using pop dots to give more depth and a button in the center. Layers, Layers, Layers... I LOVE them!

Again more layers, I love the glitter banner and I cut words out of the word labels paper and layered them onto black card stock to match the black titles borders. I love the chipboard clock under the word "time".  Can I just say love one more time... but really what is not to love about this collection?

This is a glimpse of two pages, on the left you can see the bingo number die cut border and then the new decorative bingo number tape next to it. I love those bingo numbers!! The ticket #53 "blessed" on the upper right used as a tab is also from the die cut borders. Isn't she funny, I love her funny faces!

This is a great journal page, I love the stamps! You can see the "love" - I love that one HA!

OK, so THIS was a FUN page!! Anyone notice the TC Bling in E's hair??? Check out how the titles were cut in just a way that they overlap the photos, that took a little planning... knowing which title I wanted to keep and cutting around it. The "happiness" is also cut around then layered again with pop dots from one of my scraps that had happiness. In real life it looks like another layered sticker and doubles as a page tab. Oh, and notice the large pearl in the center of the clock on the left? It's so beautiful I had to leave that page blank, a "simply stated" page...

Again, another layered flower cut from the flowers paper, they are so much fun!!

Other details - From the music notes paper I punched photo corners for all of the pictures. I love the look and that it is uniform on all the pictures. They are simplistic and don't take away from the page or photo's but add just that little touch.

The book, Yes, I better tell you a little about it. It was a 12 x 12 "Your Story" book that you put into a the your story thermal book binder. I cut it down to the width I wanted and then set my pages into it and it "cooked" the binding and voila personalized book.

Thank you so much for looking, I hope this inspires you to try something new!


  1. WOW!!! Cheri this album is AMAZING! All of the detail of this is mind blowing, stunning album girlie :)

  2. Love this. . . so fun so many layers perfect!

  3. This is just so beautiful! Love everything you used!
    Gloria H

  4. awesome book...LOVE those pics! :)

  5. What a beautiful fun album.........love this paper line! You rock Cheri!

  6. Oh my! I LOVE this Cheri! SO CUTE!!!

  7. Ohhh this is SO GORGEOUS, Cheri!!

  8. The flowers, please tell me how you made the flowers? Was it a punch or you cut them out with scissors?

    1. Hi Becky, I cut them out from the "FLOWERS" paper then layered them using pop dots, I sanded and inked some of the edges to give them a little more depth as well. Thank you for the great question! ✿ Cheri

    2. Flowers paper is in the 4th photo if that helps too. ✿

  9. Stunning! could you please post the rest of the album that has not been featured here. I would love to see it.

  10. So the flower was freehanded or you had a stencil?

  11. oh the paper! Wow I got to find that , thank you for getting back to me!


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