Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Night Before Christmas Shape Book

Finally.......here is the Christmas Book I've been working on.
To me there is nothing like an old fashioned Christmas. Back
when times were much slower paced and life was simple or at least
it seemed that way. When you look at this book I hope it brings back
many happy memories of Christmas past.

Many Cricut cartridges were used and I hope I can remember them all.
I will abbreviate them so ask for the full name of the cartridge if
you need to......CC, JOTS, Christmas Noel, GBS, keystone, PDDU, DC, ACY.....I think
that's all of them. For embellishments I used Stickles, liquid applique, rhinestones, glitter pen, embossing on the Cuttlebug. Click on pictures
to enlarge. Enjoy!

Santa has landed on the roof and is getting to
his work when he hear's footsteps coming down
the stairs.


It looks like Santa's hiding behind the Christmas
tree.


I love the red stripe paper behind the little girl
as it reminds me of wallpaper.


When you're out in the snow looking in, it looks
so cozy.


How sneaky can she be?


Even the little mouse is trying to get a peek at
Santa.

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care.


So did Santa get caught filling the tree with gifts?


Looks like he's checking his list twice. Have you
been naughty or nice?






This is looking at the backside of a page.
I really like the look of using the same paper
from the background and matting it for a
photo mat.

48 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, you have put so much work into this but the result is outstanding. You are so clever. I love a traditional Christmas, you can't beat it.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  2. Wow. That's sooooooo wonderfull. That must have been so much work. I love everything about it. Lovely colours, oh well. Everything is gorgious :)).

    Hugs Monique

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love how it tells a story.

    Julie

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  4. You really out did yourself this time. I can't even image the time it took to put this all together. It is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. This is so amazing. Wow and wow again.

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  6. It is quite lovely!! Can't wait for you to share the cut file. I love this book!!!

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  7. Lisa, this is truly AMAZING! You are THE bookmaker! Your paper choices, your theme and image selections are just perfect!!! I think you found your calling! You, my friend, are going to be rich!! Now I know why we haven't seen you on the board the last couple of days!!! Super sweet of you to share your cutfile with everyone I have a feeling a lot of these will be made in the near future! I think you need to do a video!!!

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  8. This is incredible! I am amazed at all of the detail! I also LOVE how you did the matting for the photos! The whole thing is just adorable!!!

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  9. So AWESOME! It looks like it took a while, but time well spent. I wish I had all those carts so I could make one of my own. Great job.

    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  10. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

    How long does something like this take you to do????

    I am in totaly amazement
    Betty

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  11. Lorrie..........ROTFLMBO, but if I ever make it "rich" on my work, I'll remember you for sure, LOL!!!!!! You are so kind!

    Thank you to everyone for all the kind wonderful remarks.

    Betty, this book took about a week and a half working on it here and there. If I could have stayed after it I would say 3 or 4 days from start to finish. You get so involved in them that you truly loose track of time. :)

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  12. This is absolutely amazing. The papers you used are so perfect. The detail, oh my, I'm speechless!

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  13. Totally amazing book! You are so creative. I've enjoyed seeing every page. And I just love the child sneaking down the stairs :0)

    This project must have taken you a lot of hours, but the care you took in the details shows the joy it gave you. It's a treasure.

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  14. WOW!!!! That is THE most amazing book I have seen. You are really talented with these books. TFS!!!

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  15. WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! OMgoodness, You are simply amazing.
    It does bring back childhood memories.
    Alot of the cuts on ACY brings back alot of memories for me. You are so kind to share this. I have yet to use DS but for this I might give it a try.

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  16. You are so talented!~ I love this book! I need to buy all those cartridges so I can make it! Just lovely!!!

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  17. What a lovely book. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

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  18. Beautiful!! Absolutely amazing! I've just started back at this and just got my E this year. Now I HAVE to get all the carts that you used to make this!!

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  19. I love your book...it's got to be one of the nicest I've seen! I agree that you need to submit this to the chirp! Thank you for sharing your talent w us!

    cyimbugbitten

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  20. Oh, my!! This is one gorgeous work of art, and thanks so much for sharing. I'm just amazed, and I can't wait to start making one for my family, too! Do keep up the fantastic work because it's certainly your gift....or I guess I should say "OUR" gift when you share! I really appreciate it and your sweet spirit.

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  21. You are so my idol...This word book is so awesome. I love all the details you put into it.

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  22. I left a comment on the Cricut MB, but wanted to leave a message here, too! This is just so creative, so beautiful and so well done... I'm truly in awe! You left me speechless, and that doesn't happen very often!!!

    Thank you for sharing your project with us; it's wonderful to see and admire. But thank you also for your generousity in sharing the .cut file for it as well! That was a lot of work and I for one am so appreciative of your kindness in letting us all share in your work- now we can all make a book like you did and I hope I can make mine even half as darling as yours! It's a tough act to follow, that's for sure!!

    Thank you again- you've inspired me to think differently about mini and word books! So many possibilities!

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  23. Wow! This is awesome! I'm glad Amanda sent me this way. Thanks for the file.

    Jill

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  24. Your creativity just amazes me! This is so cute!...as are all your projects. :)

    Chaney

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  25. I absolutely adore your book, it is so intricate and vintage - love it!!! You are a very talented lady and thank you for sharing it. I would love to try to make one but it looks very complicated. Rosie

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  26. I'm impressed! That is a work of art. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Great work, thanks for sharing.

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  28. This is truly an amazing book!!!!!!! TFS the cut file, I can't wait to make one for this Christmas Season. Great job!!!

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  29. Just beautiful! How long did this take you? I better get started now so i can finish before my girls have their own kids...LOL TFS so generously!

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  30. Wow this is incredible. I'm sure you spent hours on this. Well done!

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  31. Your word book is absolutely beautiful and took alot of work to complete. It brings back many fond memories from christmas' past.
    Thankyou for sharing your masterpiece with us. kateb

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  32. What a beautiful piece of paper art! Your generous spirit is wonderful too! Now to find the time to do this one justice for the grandkids!

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  33. Hi Chaney.....Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. As you can tell I'm totally addicted! :) Hope you're doing well and I also hope you're who I think you are, LOL!

    Thank you again to everyone!

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  34. you are amazing...can't stop astonishing me with your talent...so glad I saw a recent post...I made some updating changes on my blog and lost your link...this reminded me to add it back to my blog list... so incredibly talented....wowzers

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  35. What great details!!! you have great work!

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  36. This book is incredible! Will you be sharing the cut file?

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  37. I love this word book, however I am unable to open it in design studio. Any ideas on how to solve this problem as I'd love to make this book for my family.

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  38. Sarah, the cut file is posted on the left side of my blog with all of my cut files. :)

    Judith, have you updated your Cricut and DS with the latest updates. Because the file uses A Childs Year cartridge, you have to have everything updated or it will not open correctly. Try that and let me know if you are still having problems.

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  39. How great, thank you very much.

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  40. This is so fantastic! Wonderful Wonderful! I need to get me a SCAL!! : )

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  41. Beautiful. I just found your blog through
    the message board. Love your work. What
    cartridge is ACY.

    Shirley B.

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  42. SnapWhiz...you need design studio, not SCAL. :)

    Shirley...ACY is A Childs Year.

    Thank you All!

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  43. This is absolutely stunning! I saw it several week ago and it inspired me to do one for SCAL. I do not have all the cartridges or design studio to do this, so I had to give it a go on my own. I am almost finished with my book and wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much for the inspiration!!! I hope to post this tomorrow. I'll be sure to put it up on the Cricut board too and give you credit for the inspo. I just love all of your work and this is incredible!!!! Thank you!!!! Merry Christmas!

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  44. Oh My! I am so jealous of this gorgeous board book! It is incredible!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  45. I LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS BOOK. IT LOOKS GREAT

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  46. What a beautiful book! It makes me feel like a kid again by just looking at it! I do have a question though; what cartridge did you find the teddy bear that sits by the Christmas tree?

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  47. This book is awesome! I have seen many mini's but this by far is the best I love,love,love this book. All of the intricate parts are so clever,you did not leave a detail out. I especially like the child going down the stairs and Santa behind the tree and, and, and. I could go on and on about the parts I like. What I really do like that makes this extra special is that it does tell a story of a Christmas past, an "Old Fashioned Christmas".

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