Hello again. Happy Saturday.
Are you ready to see another ten pages of my December Daily Album? I hope so, and what better than to start off with a quirky page – for the eleventh day of December.
This technique is really fun, and can be incorporated into cards as well as mini books in pages such as this. Best of all it is really easy, but looks quite complicated. Here’s how to do it. First I took a piece of pattern paper 4 x 6 inches, and cut it into thirds so i had three pieces of 2×4 paper. These make the tags, and I have rounded the corners of mine with the corner chomper to make them look more tag-shaped. Next take a piece of paper which is 6×6, and cut into three strips of 2×6, and fold each in half along the long edge (i.e crease at 1 inch along the short edge). These will be your binding strips. Lay two side by side to create a W shape, and lay these inside the third piece- this will look like a ‘W’ sitting inside a ‘V’. Put sticky tape along the short inner edge of each tag and place them between the first set of binding strips, the second and the third, making sure to stagger them for maximum impact. I hope that makes sense, if not i’ll do a video tutorial (if Santa is kind enough to bring me what was on my Christmas list!).
This was the last page that made it into the book. It started life as a 8×8 scrapbook page protector. I didn’t want it quite so wide, so i sewed along the vertical edge at 6 inches, and trimmed to size. I’ve seen both Ali Edwards and Noell Hyman use page protectors in their December Daily albums and I think it looks really awesome, so i had to have a go.
This page was to use up some scraps. I had a piece of 6×6 striped paper, so I folded this in half and wrapped it around a piece of music paper matted on green cardstock. Once again I only glued along the edges so I can use this as a pocket for tags or photos. The embellishment is a die cut paper flower with a prima blossom on top, and a metal brad from Trimcraft. The number 13 is those darling Making memories shimmer alphas again. YUM
This page was made out of the pure longing for more scallops. Ooooh i love those scallops. I drew around a piece of scalloped cardstock, cut with scissors and folded in half. Another great way to use scraps. With this one i didn’t stick along the top two scallops on the right hand side so if i really want I have got a little secret pocket here to play with. I have no idea what the label sticker is but the number 14 is American crafts felt thickers.
This is another page that was inspired by a mini book kit. I had a mini book kit in the drawer that was a cool flourished label shape. I traced around it and folded it in half. I thought for a moment that this page is too tall compared to all the rest, but i loved the shape so much that I just couldn’t cut it down. I’ve learned to live with that one tall page – dare to be different mister page 15! Dunno who makes the labels, but if you know please leave me a comment cos i think that they are beautiful, and yet again the number 15 is from a piece of lace paper spritzed with glimmer mist.
I love this page too, and the pure simplicity of it. This is folded in a way which is sometimes called ‘matchbook’ style. Take a 12 x 6 strip and crease along 1.5 inches and fold in. Next take the other end and fold towards the centre, but you need to overlap the narrow fold by 3-4 millimeters. Next you staple shut the narrow flap, but not too close to the edge. This way you can fold over the left hand side flap and secure it in place by tucking the edge under the right hand flap. To embellish i’ve used a journaling spot, a prima flower and a button, with the number 16 made out of Making Memories Chunky alpha stickers.
I wanted to make some more 7×5 pages to give the book a bit of height, so I cut a piece of 7×10 paper and folded in half. I stuck the number 17 on a metal rimmed tag and hung this from two eyelets at the top of the page using string. It kinda reminds me of a Christmas tree ornament.
Another page for using scraps. A piece of 12 x 3 paper wrapped around a square of 6×6 cardstock to make two pockets, one in the front and one on the back. I’ve used a piece of scalloped border sticker to trim the bottom edge of the pocket to add interest, and used the circles on the patterned paper to frame my number 18, which are also Making Memories Chunky alpha stickers
I can’t really take any credit for this page as it was found in my stash and i loved the glittery sparkly snowflakes. All i did was chomp the corners and add the number 19 using Making Memories shimmer stickers.
Woah, last one for today. And another smaller page (Can you tell i was starting to run out of paper? LOL) This is the smallest of all pages in 4×4. I simply chomped the corners and stuck on a vertical strip of dotty paper. Then I mounted a tag onto green cardstock and add the ribbon, button and those fab cork stickers from Making memories.
So thats pages 11 – 20 and I cannot wait to show you the remainder of the album, especially page 25 as it is extra EXTRA special. So remember to come back tomorrow to see it. Oh, and on Monday I’m gonna show you an origami fold for making your own makeshift advent calendar. See you soon and thanks for looking.