Monday, February 25, 2013

He Said or She Said??? Stitched Mini album by Cheri Piles

This is a fun mini book where the pages are stitched to the spine of the mini file folder! Yes, directions are included on how I created the pages for this cutie!

I love this Photo of Dan and I as children. Neither of us have changed much and those that know us will love this! Danny loves his riding mower and that's where you will find him most weekends in the summer. I still love big fun hats and large hand bags! I thought it would be fun to do a "He Said" ~ "She Said" mini album using the 6x6 paper pad from the "She Said" collection and one on the NEW mini folders from the "He Said" collection.

These are what truly inspired this mini book:
These are the strips you cut off of the bottom of the 12 x 12 pages - did you know there are 2 per strip, one on each side?? This is the PERFECT collection to make a fun He Said vs. She Said mini book. It will be a great little book to keep on the coffee table, a great conversation piece for company that may not know these fun facts about you!

To prepare I just came up with fun little quirky facts about the two of us and typed them up in word (font used: "typist") then printed and cut them to fit on the pages.  I used the arrow stamps from the Vintage Finds stamps.

I love the washi tape and the layered flowers, I put pop dots between the flowers to give them more depth. 

This is one of the pages that is stitched together.


Ha, yes that is true, even with GPS I manage to still get lost!

Yes, so true! Neither of us have moved or lived out of state.

And you thought I was the party girl???

Supplies used to create this fun little book: He Said mini file folder. She said 6 x 6 paper pad. She said banners. She said Stickers. He Said She Said - Die Cuts, flowers & buttons.

To create the mini book cover and pages: 

Trim the medium file folder to 6" high. 

6x6 She Said papers for your inside pages: 
Cut colored dots paper 3 1/2
Fold Yellow dots paper 1 1/4 from left side
Fold large blue flowers in half. 
Fold Doilies 4 3/4 you will have a strip left over
Cut banners 3 1/2
Sew pages with zig zag stitch: 
Yellow dots small strip side to left side of colored dots
Colored words paper (back of doilies paper) small strip to banners.

Lay your folded papers onto fold of mini folder with front of folder face down.
Dots face down, large blue flowers face down, doilies face down then sew with a straight stitch on the fold. This will give you 6 pages and your mini file album cover. Corner round the pages. Decorate all pages as desired using the matching embellishments from the collection He Said She Said.


49 comments:

  1. This is so super cute!! I love the quirkiness of it!! I am so making one for my coffee table thanks for the idea!!

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    1. You are so welcome Ella, I am so happy this inspired you to create one too! ✿

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  2. Wow, great mini book Cheri! Great conversation piece.

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Yes, it already has become one, lots of fun laughs! ✿

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  3. Adorable mini book. Such a cute idea and thank you for the instructions. That really helps a lot.

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    1. Your so welcome Carolyn, I hope you make one too! ✿

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  4. Such an awesome mini album. I love it!

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  5. Oh how pretty. I love the colors and patterns. I love the ransom note look, too.

    I was wondering who won the giveaway from last week. I think that the blog post said it would be announced on today's blog post. I'm SO excited.....

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    1. Thanks Sharon!! Yes, we will be announcing last weeks winner tomorrow so please check back. ✿

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  6. That has got to be the cutest mini album idea ever! I love!!

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  7. What a cute and unique mini! Love how you were inspired by the name of Teresa's line. Fun facts to capture about each other!

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  8. That is so cute!!! You just gave me the best idea for an anniversary present!

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    1. Oh I am sooo happy to hear that Beatrice!! Please be sure to share it on the Teresa Collins Facebook page, we would love to see it! ✿

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  9. Very cute mini book! Love the use of the strips from the bottom of the paper.

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    1. Thank you Alisha, it was just to perfect not to run with it! ✿

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  10. A lot of these little sayings remind me so much of me and my husband! You always have the most creative projects! Loving all the use of the washi tapes and chipboard elements throughout. Thanks for the how-tos!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! It was a FUN book to create, I love the little facts too! We had some people over and they were looking and laughing and had no idea about a few of them, it was so fun!! ✿

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  11. What a wonderful Mini book. I Love how you put it all together. thanks for inspiring us.

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  12. So Adorable!!! I loved all the little arrows!!

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  13. What a fun idea for a mini! Thanks for sharing it!

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  14. What a FUN project!!! Beautiful too :)
    Thanks for posting.

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  15. This is really sweet! Love it!

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  16. What a cute mini! Teresa's papers make the greatest minis! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. What an awesome idea!!! If I try this it'll probably have to be bigger...my DH & I tend to "said" a lot : P !!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. What a creative way to use the manufacturing strip! I also like how you used "He Said" and "She Said" together...I was already sold on "She Said" but now I must purchase "He Said" too.

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  19. This is just fab. Love how you put it together.

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  20. Super cute! I love the pictures at the beginning of the book and the fun quotes & facts throughtout. What a great idea for a mini book!

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  21. Awesome album! I love the childhood photos idea!!!

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  22. Such a clever mini, I love how you've used the bottom of the sheets for your journalling.

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  23. Such a cute mini. Love the technique of putting it together.

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  24. I just love your clever idea, Cheri, to use the strips at the bottom! I have to use this!

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  25. Oh my! this is gorgeous...and i have just purchased both..She said and He said. Thanks for sharing Cheri..

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