I selected a double ring binder type album. This is a lush, fabric covered one that Fancy Pants released quite some time ago. I love this shade of red! Gorgeous! My challenge will be, not to overload my pages with dimensional items so that my album becomes so thick that I can’t close it. For those of you familiar with my scrapbooking you know how hard of a challenge that will be for me! But, if I fail and this baby gets too thick, I’ll just create some chipboard covers for it, bind it with clip rings, and save my lovely red album for another project.
I’ve used this gorgeous flocked transparency from Fancy Pants’ Tradition collection throughout my album. I’m actually planning to use the entire Tradition collection for my album. I decided for my first go at this I would keep it simple by using one collection and maybe adding bits and pieces from others here and there.
Ali Edwards has a lot of beautiful December Daily templates, overlays and digital brushes for purchase at Designer Digitals. I chose to create my own template to fit my album page size. I set up a very simple spread in a drawing program on my computer and printed the pages onto cardstock. I’ll fill the blocks with photos, papers, journaling and embellishments. Using a template will help me put the pages together more quickly. Let's face it, December is crazy busy and there will be days I only have a few minutes to spare for my daily entry.
I’ve included a few pages from the Tradition Journal Notebook. These uniquely shaped smaller pages add some fun variety to the album.
This is a printed transparency also from Fancy Pants’ Tradition collection. I really love to use a variety of materials for my mini album pages. It's just more interesting that way.
If you are familiar with the December Daily concept you may have noticed the lack of numbers on my pages. I’m planning to add those later as I make my daily entries. I think I will use my Silhouette to cut them from cardstock or patterned paper, probably all in the same font, but maybe different sizes.
So that's it! My foundation is set and ready to go once December arrives! I am going to try to add photos of my completed pages here...it may not be every day, but I'll try to add them regularly, so stay tuned!
Now if you stuck with me through this entire post I think you deserve a chance at a prize! I have one Fancy Pants' Hot Chocolate collection pack to give away.
Simply leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing. Please don't forget to check back to see if you've won. If you want, include your email address with your comment and I'll contact you if you're the winner.
Only one entry per person please. You must live in the continental United States to enter. You have until Sunday, November 21st at midnight EST to enter. I will randomly draw one winner and post their name here on Monday, November 22nd.
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