Hi friends! Dana here today sharing my December Daily album and foundation pages that I put together using the covers from a Little Golden Book and the gorgeous This is Magic Seasonal Kit featuring stunning products from Les Papiers de Pandore.
I used a journaling spot from one of the cut apart patterned papers from the kit to record the year. I embellished it with one of the sticker labels.
I used the We R Memory Keepers Mini Cinch Bundle Book Binding Kit to secure the covers and pages of this album together. This was my first time using the Cinch and I didn't have any problems. (Heidi Swapp created an instructions video for Scrapbook.com that was extremely helpful if you are also new to book binding.) I embellished the binding wires with colorful bulb embellishments from my stash and the silver wreaths from the kit.
I lined the front and back covers of the album with patterned paper from the kit. I also created a metallic silver lined pocket from a chipboard file folder and the silver cardstock from the kit. There are plenty of designs to use for embellishments on the two cut apart patterned papers from the collection. The sticker labels are perfect for adding a pop of color to the page.
I used a combination of white cardstock, patterned paper, acetate, and vellum to create the pages for this album. In total, I used 12 8.5x11 pieces of white cardstock, 5 12x12 pieces of patterned paper, and 5 pieces from the Mintopia Patterned Vellum and Acetate Pad. I used several colors of ink to layer stamped designs on the white cardstock pages to keep track of the days, which I will circle as I fill the album pages.
I'll be back at the end of December to share this finished album, so stop by again then!
Clique International Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers Mini Cinch Bundle Book Binding Kit
6x8 Mintopia Vellum + Acetate Pad
Les Papiers de Pandore This Is Magic Seasonal Kit
Other Supplies: Little Golden Book; White Cardstock; Chipboard File Folder: Heidi Swapp; Dye Ink: Clearsnap; Light Bulb Charms; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Hello scrappy Friends!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a peek inside my Document December album using the beautiful Christmas Cheer collection from Pretty Little Studio and also the super cute puffy Bella Blvd alphas from the shop!
I have always documented December in some way. Over the years, I've done it daily in a mini album, used a single 3x4 card in my main project life album to document each day, and many other ways. This year, I've been focusing on my stories more and decided to migrate this project into its own three ring binder. This isn't a fancy binder, in fact, I picked it up in the school supply section at Walmart. It's been perfect for this project allowing me to let my pages get chunky and this is one of those pages!
I fell in love with the paper that looked like a quilt in this collection and it gave me the idea to sew my own quilt page. I sewed literally every piece of paper to the page and LOVE the texture it adds! Two of the octagons I sewed straight to the page. The other four I made flip ups to add my photos and journaling under neath. Top right octagon I decorated with a cute house and tree ephemera. The bottom left I used for my page title...Comfort and Joy.
For the flip ups, I decorated those with the tree ephemera from the kit and used the really cute phrase stickers. I love these phrase stickers in this collection. They are a lot smaller than the normal size and so perfect for smaller photos and layouts!
Under the flip ups, I adhered my photo the the page itself and added my journaling and a couple flags from the same PLS collection to the top.
In my layout, I talk about what comfort has meant for me this year. Normally, comfort would be nights by the fire, visiting family, large family meals around the table and so much more. This year, comfort has been so different. It still has been relaxing by our fires, but its also been about remembering who I am, where I have come from...my family roots. It's been about laughing and being a kid again...watching cartoons, having popcorn and hot cocoa. It's been about kindness in other people that put smiles on my face in some of my worst moments. It's been about finding comfort around me in a time that has been very emotional, painful and yet joyful all at the same time.
This year has be devastating for all of us. I hope that each of you find your peace, comfort and joy in what surrounds you this holiday season!
I hope that each of you have a very safe and Happy Holidays!