It’s time for another year of December Daily. I loved this project so much last year I couldn’t wait to put my album together for 2012! (You can see my 2011 album here) And I knew quite early on that I wanted to use one of the new Sn@p albums for my book. I’m all about keeping it simple this year and divided page protectors are the perfect way to do that! Before I get to the cover and the insides of my album I want to share the layout design I will be using each day.
This year I am using a red Sn@p album for my December Daily. For each spread I will use one full size 6×8 photo with an Ali Edwards overlay that includes the date. Then I will use a divided page protector with one 4×6 and two 3×4 pockets. In the 4×6 pocket I will use layered templates with additional photos from the day. The two 3×4 pockets will hold my journaling and a date card. Ok, lets get into the meat of this little album!
I wanted to keep the cover super simple. So I decided a cheap ornament would be the way to go. This ornament is from Target. It was $1 for two snowflakes (which is good cause I broke one).
To attach my snowflake ornament I used Glossy Accent. LOVE THAT STUFF! It sticks like nothing else I’ve found. I just stuck it on the front and put a book on top for about 5 minutes until it dried.
Before I stuck on the snowflake I stamped the sentiment with StazOn ink. Since it’s raw chipboard I probably could have used any ink, but I wanted to go with StazOn just to be sure.
For the title page I used a few more fun ornaments. The paper came with my Sn@p binder and I just added the ornaments using Glossy Accents once again. After I got all the stars stuck down I decided I wanted the title…doh! So I had to get creative.
I stamped my title on a really thin strip of paper and used pop dots to place it on the page. That lifted it up enough to clear the stars, and I actually love the dimension that it gives the title page! Once I had that done I got busy creating the date cards!
Here’s a look at all my date cards together. This was where I let myself enjoy some creative play! And I gotta say, just looking at them makes me happy. Scroll down to see each card in more detail!
Look how pretty my book is altogether!
Makes me so excited to start this project once again! Bring on December 1st!
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