Sunday, November 17, 2013

My 2013 December Daily

This is the first year that I have completed a December daily and loved everything about the concept. Christmas is my favorite holiday and taking a picture daily for the first twenty five days of December sounded like a lot of fun.

For my cover I didn't use a pre-made album (project life style) that are so much in vogue. I made it all from scratch using a cereal box and lots of embellies.The size of the album is 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 and I used a Tim Holtz two ring binding method.

The cover is interactive: I added two frames, that later on I'm gonna be able to insert pictures of my family and Christmas tree in them.

I first wanted to purchase a kit, but oh my! those can be quite pricey,so I decided to make my own. I went to different craft stores and my inspiration started with this paper I found at Hobby Lobby for 59 cents (Authentique brand).

After that  I was like a kid in a candy store, running around my craft room to see what embellishments I could use. I wanted every page to be unique, with traditional Christmas colors but modern touches.

Here are some of my pages:

Every title number was mounted on chipboard and decorated in a different way. No two pages are alike.

There are lots of fun inserts like this tag, made with leftover confetti that I got while I was punching the pages.

The titles are only glued on the corner to make easy the insertion of pictures later on. All photo mats have inserts for extra pictures or journaling.

I used a lot of printables that I found online, especially on Pinterest. (link to my December daily board)

 I wanted my December daily to be full of texture. I used lots of tabs and pages in different sizes and shapes to accomplish this.

And here is a look of the back cover, where you can see the combination of papers, punches and washi tape. Also the side that has this awesome music notes paper that I adorned with Christmas sewing buttons.

Now I am ready for the the holidays to begin. Thank you very much for reading!
A video with the complete album available on my you tube channel:

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