In the class, Lori walks students through creating a darling 31-page album full of all sort of pockets, tags and all different shaped pages held together by big binder rings. Knowing a "December Daily" type album might take a bit of a beating with repeated viewings over the years, I decided to alter her designs to fit a 6x6 We R Memory Keepers album (a personal favorite of mine).
I created my album using papers from My Mind's Eye's "12 Days of Christmas" collection from a couple years ago. I had acquired doubles of many of these papers and this album made a wonderful dent in my stash.
I kept my embellishments to a minimum, partially out of lack of space and also in an effort to keep my album as flat as possible. My little book was already quite fat before adding photos and I was determined to have it sit flat on a bookcase shelf. I added some of the collection's cardstock cutouts sprinkled throughout the album to add a little interest, but I think Lori's design are so cute on their own. ;)
Over the past couple of years I have collected a fun collection of December Daily themed stamps from Technique Tuesday so I was thrilled to finally have so many opportunities to use them!
In the class Lori provides a Polaroid frame and one of her fonts to make lots of cute combinations. I thought they were perfect for showcasing our tradition of buying a new ornament for each of my kids (and myself) every year. My kids will take these ornaments with them when they leave home and they get such a thrill picking one that best represents their interests that year.
Since I had pre-made my pages in late November, I wasn't able to journal on the background pages like I might with one of my 12x12 layouts. I solved this by using lots of journaling strips, a few pennants here and there and even some vellum.
I'm still playing catch up on getting my photos printed from Christmas so that's all I have for now, but I hope I've inspired you to try a December Daily album. I know it will be a cherished keepsake for our family to remember a typical December with all of our favorite traditions for years to come.
Technique Tuesday Stamps Used:
- Months by Ali Edwards
- Good Cheer By Ali Edwards
- Christmas Day by Ali Edwards
- Hello Santa Banners by Ali Edwards
- December Daily 2012 by Ali Edwards
- Handwritten Numbers Medium by Ali Edwards
- December Joy by Ali Edwards (Studio AE-October 2012)
- Hello December by Ali Edwards (Studio AE-October 2013)