Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Cottage Coundown flip album by Cheri Piles Part 3

I hope you are still enjoying the book, again please leave me a comment if you have any questions. If you are just seeing this for the first time, I am sharing 5 pages a day from the Christmas Countdown flip book on the stand. You will get to see each page close up and I am sharing tips and techniques used from the pages. 


We are half way thru the book!! The stand only holds so many pages per side, so on Page 13 I flipped the stand around for pages 13 - 25.

If you have been following me on The Teresa Collins Designs Team or even my personal blog you will notice I am a fan of tags, I don't know of a single book or kit I have designed that does not have some sort of a tag in it! I love that they can be any size or shape. Speaking of tags... when you punch your holes for your tag add a paper reinforcer - yes, I have an addiction to them too!! You can paint them, ink them, stain them to match your books. I painted all of mine not only for my tags but for the punched holes at the tops of each page since it's a flip album I would highly suggest using them... I get 500 for a DOLLAR at the local dollar store.  On this page I also created a home made die cut card by stamping in the center of a scrap piece then inking around the edges, layering it on the patterned paper gives the illusion of an actual die cut.

 I love this page for a couple of reasons, I love the the patterns but how they are pulled together with the candy cane striped paper (actual name is tiny flowers - back) is what pulls it together for me. The candy cane striped paper on the left is another embossing label I created using my cuttlebug.

 I love the green papers on this page, I corner rounded the top right and lower right of the green rectangles to really give it a finished look. Using the dots on the bottom I was able to add red rhinestone bling in the centers!

You don't always have to use ribbon on your tags, I cut a large length of bakers twine from the matching trims and wound it in a large circle around a couple of fingers, pinched the middle together then added a brad in the center to create this look at the top of the tag, the brad is wraped around the string to hold them in place then hot glued to the page. Just "fluff" to get your desired look!

The red damask paper is just stunning. I didn't want to cover it to much so I just added some washi tape on the center, some scraps strips and created a grouping with the small embellishments. I Love the chipboard # as the center of the small die cut flower. 

Thank you again for all of your comments on the blog and on facebook I have enjoyed reading them and answering your questions! I am very excited about this project and I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own after following along. Please leave a comment for me if you have a question and I will answer as best as I can.


  1. I love this!! So beautiful! Who makes the stand you used for your album?

    1. Hi Josie! Thank you so very much!! I purchased the stand from Michaels Crafts. It comes in two sizes, this is the smaller stand.

  2. This book is Flippin' amazing....I am in aw!!!!

    1. thank you Yvonne, that means a lot coming from my fellow team mate!!


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