For the first time, I decided to give the December Daily a go this year. I thought as the kids get older things change and I'd like to record what we're up to this year. Especially with the build going on.
To make it more interesting for me, I created this album then sold it as a kit. It sold out. Thank you to those who brought it. I love how it turned out so thought I'd show everyone what it looks like.
I'm thrilled with the front cover. I love the softness of it. To me it feels really chrismassy and those bells are so sweet!
I kept the first page pretty simple as I knew how I wanted to just explain what was happening as a background for the rest of the album.
I have included quite a few pockets throughout the album. These are for extra photos/tickets/euphemera/more journaling.
I have also used a lot of foam tape throughout the album. To give little bits of extra 'omph' to a page. Here I cut out the middle of the '3' and popped it up on foam tape.
Page 5 folds out.
Again a little pocket.
I used double sided paper which meant that the back of each front, could be a page in and of itself. I used a variety of companies papers to make this book... Prima, Teresa Collins, 7Dots, & Bo Bunny (were the main ones).
Some pages are simple, self explainatory.....others more layered....
Some pages even form part of the design for the following pages.
And an occassional page was left totally blank for the person making it to fill in as they desire! But I had a thought for the ladies who brought this kit. The sequin ribbon that was in your kit would look amazing down the right hand side of this page (above)...
I bought the cutest little tag dies for Xmas, so just had to use them. Cutting them out for each kit (of course!).
I 'think' my favourite page of the album is this next one. Day 13.
I adore the Xmas tree die. It's so cute. Plus the paint cracking!
Stitching together a couple of pages of Burlap made pages 15 and 16
Why yes, you see some chipboard on the next page (also included in the kit). Ornaments. So cute!
And, yes, some more dies. LOVING my new Xmas die cuts this year.
Throwing in a tag for no other reason, than I can!
Page 20 was just a plain page the same as this one without the pocket. So the music paper. It made for a great double page.
I used a bit of packaging on this page. Plus some gorgeous 7Dots papers.
This is possibly my second favourite page. I just adore making shaker areas in cards so thought I'd try it for a page in my album. It worked a treat.
The reverse of page 23.
Finally page 25 - Xmas day.
In between each page is an extra 'see through' page which I've hand made and included. This gives me places to put photos. I've cut plain white papers to put inside mine, then I stick my photos on, and extra journaling if I need it.
I am looking forward to Xmas day with Andys family first, then at my Dad's. And I'm warning you now McClunes and Ashby's. I'm going to be taking lots of photos to capture those memories! Grin.
So that's my 'December Daily' album. Totally hand made from scratch. I am behind on it. But have lots of photos and memories to add when I get a spare moment.
I hope you have a wonderful December and whether you do this sort of thing or not, you get a chance to take note of what is going on around you, and make some cool memories!