Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas House Album

Before I get into today's post, I want to say THANK YOU for all of the sweet comments regarding my first PTI sneak peek! I am so thrilled to be on the design team, and you all made me feel even more special with your kind words. Thank you so much!

So tonight I'm sharing a fun little project that I completed a few weeks ago. I have had this little chipboard house book for quite some time now (thanks, Michele!) and decided to finally put it to some good use to make a little Christmas album:

Of course, it didn't start this way. I had to take the whole book apart and bind it with my Bind-it-All at the roof line. But before doing that, each page was covered with Basic Grey Wassail patterned paper. The front cover is where all the fun takes place! I should have taken pictures as I made it, because, now that I think about it, there is a lot of detail here. My favorite being the door:

To make the door, I used my long rectangle die. I cut out two doors. The first one I adhered to the front as is. The second one I used my smaller long rectangle dies to cut out panels. I added ink around the cut edges to highlight the panels. It's hard to see, but it's a pretty realistic looking door. I adhered the second door to the first one with foam mounting tape. Then there's the wreath with its little tag:

The wreath I made with my classic and scallop circle dies. The little tag has a sentiment from Mixed Messages, one of my all time favorite Papertrey Ink sets. And I love the doorknob - just a simple adhesive pearl. What a fun project this turned out to be! I may have to buy some more of those chipboard house books now!

And before I forget, congratulations to Linda S. who was the first person to let me know I had 100 followers! Of course, after this big news, I now have quite a few more than 100! Thanks to you all! Linda, your little prize package will be out to you shortly!

And one last own little sneak peek of a project I'll be sharing soon. Can you guess what this might be?

Let's just say I'm getting into the holiday spirit! You'll see soon...

Stamps: Mixed Messages (PTI)
Kraft (PTI), Wassail patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Vintage Touch Chai & Chamomile (PTI)
Other: foam mounting tape (3M),
long classic & scallop rectangle die (Spellbinders), classic and scallop circle die (Spellbinders), upper crest border punch (Fiskars), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Pure Poppy Vintage button (PTI), Prisma glitter (Hero Arts), Bind-it-All, adhesive pearl, tiny tag die for Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), twine, chipboard house book (Maya Road)


kim's kreations said...

OMG girl...where do you get all of your inspiration??? These would also be cute as an ornament...hhhmmmm.Beautiful job!!

AmyLynn said...

This is just darn cute. Love the colors. Great project!

Michele said...

Love this Jennifer!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

This is FANTASTIC Jennifer! Love all the perfect details, especially the door!! So so cute!

Wendy said...

You are amazing!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Jenn Copeland said...

Wow, WOW, WOWSERS!! Absolutely incredible! You are amazing! :)

Christine said...

This is so sweet! You are very talented!

Kathy W said...

This little house album is so cute. Love the door and the glittery icicles hanging down from the eaves. Just beautiful, and such attention to detail. Thanks for sharing.

Tonje said...

Is that cute or what!!! OMG What a great idea!


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