Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Daily altered box using Teresa Collins NOEL line...

Ok, I know I promised pictures of E from her dance but I'm so excited to share this with you, I hope you are INSPIRED by this. This is my versions of Ali Edwards December Daily, This is the first one I've ever done.

For the exterior of the Box:
To start I removed all of the hardware from the box. Attach the binder mechanism to the inside then wrap the sides & back in the 'Cards and notes paper'. Re-attach all of the hardware.
For the Front:
Cover in the 'Red Damask side B paper', place letters on the right side for the words Merry & Bright, inking over them and then remove the letters with Undo. Cut 'Red letters transparency' to size and adhere to front (I put my adhesive in the middle of the transparency knowing the corners would help keep it in place too!) Cut a 1/4 inch strips from the notes paper, inking the edges for the bottom border, then roll a few and glue together to create circles and attach to the bottom right.
Paint the smaller wood pieces and corner pieces in silver and while WET dip them in Gentry's glitter setting aside to dry. Paint the larger wood piece in Gold - when dry paint on the crackle paint and glue one of the silver wood pieces to the bottom. 
TIP: When adhering the wood pieces only glue them to the box not the cover. I opened the box up, glued 3/4 of the pieces with 1/4 over the edge (where the cover would be if the box was closed) so when the box is closed it appears as if they are centered on the box.
Select your desired tags and embellishments for your centerpiece, BEFORE I attached my center I tied all my ribbon & McKay's Gems to one of Taylor's clips and attached that to the embellishment then I attached all of the embellishments' to the center.
For the pages:
I layed out all of my page protectors over an extra large table for an assembly line, then I placed all of my numbers from the 'Countdown paper' and all of the embellishments, tags, ribbons, envelopes and jewels as desired and adhered to the fronts of the page protectors. I cut all of the remaining paper from the Noel line and slid them inside the page protectors. I punched holes in the page protectors and put them in the box.

Products Used:
Noel: Papers, Ribbons, Countdown, Tags and Borders, Red Numbers Transparencies, Words Transparencies, Library Envelopes, Tags.
Blingage: McKay's Gems, Taylor's Clips, Stephanie's Gems, Jamie's Gems, Gentry's Glitter, Jesse's Jewels. 
Misc. : Altered Box, binder mechanism, wood shapes (used for top and legs), Tim Holtz/Ranger - corners, paint - silver, gold, crackle paint (fired brick), ink (fired brick, aged mahogany), letter stickers from stash, Undo. Page protectors. Chipboard.

If you are not aware about the December Daily, Please visit Ali's web site for full details and the story behind the albums. December Daily

Today on Teresa's blog, day 8 of 25 favorite things: Therm O Web/Mimi Collections!! You must go to her blog for instructions on your chance to win these goodies:

please note*“Items depicted in tote are not included”

Good luck and have a great day!! ~Cheri


  1. Cheri, this is out of this world! Beautiful project!!

  2. Love this box, Cheri! Very unique and fun.

  3. Your project is amazing!! YOU did a fantastic job and YOU can send me that one for CHRISTMAS --- (wink) WOW!!!

  4. Oh my goodness! I love, love, love this project. What an imagination you have!

  5. Love your Christmas book... can you show more pages?

  6. thank you all so much for the wonderful comments and e-mails! Here is a link to the cigar box: (which is what was used for the the project.)

    Also, it does not come with the binder mechanism, for that...I had an album that I had not used that had one so I cut it out of the original album and attached it to the box. Carefully drilling holes (Praying I would split the soft wood) inserted some heavy duty long brads and gluing the mechanism to the inside of the box. Folded the brads on the outside of the box, gluing and taping with that packing tape with strings - I know, probably overdone but I didn't want it to come out. Then layered the outside of the box as mentioned in the instructions above. :) ~Cheri

  7. omg you got serious skills....

    this is beautiful


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