I’m back, with the final installment of my December Daily album, pages 21 – 31.
Another easy peasy one – simply an envelope which i’ve lined with festive scrapbook paper. I love the simplicity and elegance of these pages, and they are great for holding both photos and journaling, or you can stick them to the outside of the envelope.
I love this rub on. Its an ornate frame rub on by Glitz designs, and they look FABULOUS! I almost didn’t want to use it because then i wouldn’t have it in my stash any more. Then i realised that i could just buy more of course. I find that some rub ons need a fight to transfer on to the surface of your project, these rub ons work a dream – straight on there with no bother at all. I rubbed it onto cream paper then cut around it and mounted it onto the front of this pocket page that i made using a piece of 12 x 6 paper folded in half.
I wanted to break away from the rectangular pages so I stuck two pieces of scrapbook paper back to back, traced around a CD and cut down to make a circle. Then i trimmed the edges so i cut line the bottom and left edges and could punch holes for the binding rings. The journaling sticker is from a DCWV sticker pack, the number 23 is from Paper Trunk and the December arrow is a mystery!? Cute though.
At this stage, we will be getting soooo very close to Crimbo. Christmas eve is a piece of 7 x 10 paper folded in half, but i’ve folded back along one edge to make a pocket from the side, rather from the top. The folded piece trims the edge of the pocket giving a nice finished look, and it also means that you can peek inside at the journaling whilst the tag is still secured inside its pocket. I’ve used circle and scalloped circle punches to use up scraps for the number 24, and the numbers themselves are felt thickers from American Crafts.
CHRISTMAS DAY! This is the big one, the one we have all been waiting for. I know that Christmas is one of those days that is crammed full of so much fun and laughter that i wanted to make this page special, with extra room for photos and journaling. What i’ve done is make a little mini book 3×3 inches in size, using the maze book technique. This stupidly easy technique makes fantastic little books in an instant, and i will definitely share it with you real soon. As i wanted the mini book to remain inside the December Daily book, I made a special page with a deep pocket to hold the book. I put the pocket sideways as if it was at the bottom as normal, then we wouldn’t be able to see the number 25 on the front cover of the little book. This way i can tuck in all but the cover of the minibook, and it will (hopefully) stay there securely without falling out. Here’s another little secret. I wanted the minibook to be centred when it was inside the pocket, so i placed foam pads on the inside of the pocket at the bottom, so the book sits on the foam pads rather than the bottom edge of the pocket. Clever, huh? You can also see that i was punching out my scraps again and used those fab Making memories shimmer alphas again. Delish!
By the time we reach here, Christmas will already feel like a distant memory. After the fuss and fanciness of the page before, i wanted to keep the Boxing Day page very plain. So I used a piece of 4×6 cardstock and some scraps from the Teresa Collins Documented paper. The chipboard is a frame from Bisous, and the letter stickers are form Paper Trunk.
Another attack of the CDs for this round page, and I also traced around the scalloped page we saw on page 4.The chipboard is from Scenic Route, and my Making Memories shimmer alphas are seriously starting to run out at this stage.
We are approaching the last few days of 2009, so another pocket page to document this Bank Holiday. I found this lovely red tag in my stash and it looks great with a button and some string. Yes, those are felt thickers again.
Nearly there. Another little one from my scraps. I loved this flourish flower so used it as a focal element of this page by adhering a gem in the centre. Two little mini shimmer alphas to add the number 29, and a tab made from scraps and a circle punch.
This one is a 6×6 page of cardstock with a 4×6 piece of pattern paper stuck along the top and bottom to make another pocket. I actually think that the red part looks too stark at the moment, but i’ll wait until the day to see what i want to add to it, maybe some faux stitching? Letter stickers this time from Paper Trunk.
And the Grande Finale, New Years Eve. Maybe i’ll document all that i’ve achieved in 2009, maybe i’ll write about my wishes and intentions for 2010, either way my journaling will end up on this page (and most likely accompanied by some embarrassing photos. This page does not involve any tricks or special abilities – just plain old sticking paper, especially those scraps.
And there you have it. My December Daily Album, or at least, the start of it. I’ve already completed the first few pages (trying to discipline myself by doing a page every night), and it already has made a HUGE difference. I will probably show you the book in its entirety once it is completely finished. Woah, thats weird to think that will be in 2010.
Well I did say that I was going to pop in and have a look at your blog. Can I say, I love love love your DDA. Your idea of a mini book for Christmas is fantastic. Might have to borrow that idea if it’s OK with you. I have so many photos on Christmas Day, it’s hard to choose just one.
Hugs, Irene xx
Hi Irene, Thanks for popping by, Of course you can use the idea for Dec 25, no problem at all. But if you are putting it on a website, please can i ask that you link back to here. the ironic thing is that I ended up taking no pictures on Christmas day, but i did manage to write a poem journaling the whole day, so watch this space to see the completed album so you can see it all. have fun. x
OOOH I am in love with this idea.. why Havent I found you befor..!!