Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Cottage Coundown flip album by Cheri Piles Part 5

Well it's the final day! Thank you all so much for following along, it has been fun!! At the end I have cutting instructions for your base pages and how many sheets of each page you would need to recreate a similar countdown book. Some of these are my favorite pages! If you are just seeing this project for the first time, I have been showing each day this week all of the pages of the 25 days of Christmas Countdown that I created. You can see the past few days here:

I love candy cane striped paper! I paired it with a tag and another bakers twine bow just as I had done on page 13 from day 3. These button are so cute! I really like the one with the antlers! To keep the flow on this page I added a scroll dotted die cut border to the right of the tag and dotted washi tape along the bottom of the tag.


You can barely see this in the photo but stamped little stars on this page! I thought they went well with the star border die cut and the stars I cut from my scraps and layered to go on the tag. 

This is a fun page with the different washi tapes used as borders. I cut the "ticket" die cut border strip apart and used one of the tickets as a tab off of the page! It's fun to look at things for beyond what they are or what they are meant to be.

Here is another example of the layered flowers, I think they are so cute! Also on this ticket I added a clear rhinestone to the center of the snowflake. 

This is one of my most favorite pages in the book, it's one of the smaller pages 5 1/2 x 9. I created a tag then added a triangle for a tree off center from the tag. Here is the "trick of the eye" notice where the music notes has a clean break? I used the space to the left to help give the illusion of a tree trunk by adding the ribbon with the large brad, then the chipboard "Merry" under it, it appears to be a trunk!

And last but not least, Page 25! This is of course the highlight page for E opening up her "Santa" gift on Christmas morning, my favorite part of Christmas morning! I couldn't wait to use the long die cut border "Merry Christmas to all.." I kinda rolled/folded (a soft fold) the ends under each other and used pop dots to help it keep it's shape over years to come! I used A LOT of pop dots, lol! I'm pretty sure it will hold up over time!

Thank you again to everyone who followed along! 

Papers used: Tiny flowers 1 sheet, Doily Tree 1 sheet, Countdown 2 sheets, Snowflakes 2 sheets, Medallion 2 sheets, Red snowflakes 1 sheet, Music 2 sheets, Sentiments 2 sheets, Red Damask 1 sheet.
Other: Decorative Brads, Trims, faceted rhinestones, paper flowers, stamps, washi tape, chipboard 1 & 2, border strips, buttons, Rhinestone medallion, 
How To: Cut all of your sheets 9" from the top. Take out one of the countdown sheets from your stack one top and one bottom piece. Then cut all of your 9" x 12" sheets 6 1/2" from the left side. This will give you all of your base pages to build from. Now, with the 9" x 12" countdown sheet you pulled out, cut one inch strips (so you will have 12; 1" x 9" strips.) I only used 8 of the strips as shown in the example photos. With the remaining countdown scrap paper I punched photo corners. With all of the remaining scraps I created the tags, banners, rectangles, labels as shown. So, save your scraps to create those fun layers, use your imagination and have fun!

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16 comments:

  1. This project has kept me glued to facebook & the blog...it's like a treat at the end of my day to see this fantastic project unfold. Great job Cheri. I'm so inspired by all of the small details used...thank you!

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    1. Oh Jodi, thank you so much, that makes my day to know that. Thank you for sharing it with me!!

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  2. This is so adorable Cheri! i have not been able to follow along, just seeing this for the first time, so I appreciate the links to the other days! I have got to see the whole thing and I must find out how you did that twine bow! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

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    1. Thank you so much Becky! Day 13 part 3 has the instructions for that twine bow :)

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  3. I have looked forward to each day anxiously waiting to see the pages you have created. Each one is more spectacular than the previous. Thank you so much sharing this with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Dakota!! I really appreciate that!

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  4. Your pages are incredible, Cheri! I am in LOVE with this album!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel, that means so much coming from another dt member, you amaze me so much with your talent!

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  5. I am so in love with your designs. It's awesome and adorable. I just saw it the first time. What I liked most is the day 23 design. I'm looking forward for your next post.
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    1. Awww, thanks Chelsea!! Yes, #23 - I love those flowers!

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  6. I have followed since day 1 and the pages just got better and better along the way....what An amazing project!! Just gorgeous....i tried to do one but had trouble with the pages tearing when running the pages through the swirl on the stand, how bug were your top two holes?

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    1. Hi Chicali, sorry I was gone today teaching a class so I am just getting this. I used a 1/4" hole punch for my circles. I'm so sorry your pages tore. A 1/4" hole punch is a regular size old fashioned hand punch, like you would use for a three ring binder. What I would try to do is punch them with a bigger punch then use paper reinforcers on both sides to try to hide any of the tearing and still have useable pages, I hope that makes sense. Please let me know.

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  7. thanks for sharing your Christmas album. Your pages are so festive and gorgeous and fun.

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