Documenting My December Album

Dec 11, 2013

Album Cover

This year, I was super inspired by Car­o­line Lau to make a Decem­ber album. I started to call mine a “Cap­tur­ing Christ­mas” album but then thought I really wanted to doc­u­ment a few other things as the fam­ily and I pre­pared for Christ­mas so I decided on call­ing it my “Doc­u­ment­ing Decem­ber” album. I can­not do the every sin­gle day route, this just does not work for me at all. I over think every­thing and hav­ing to com­mit to every­day makes me instantly start to stress out. I love see­ing how every­one doc­u­ments their Decem­ber each day and I applaud them for being able to do it, so I’ve decided high­light­ing the month dec­o­rat­ing, bak­ing, wrap­ping and shop­ping is some­thing I can do with­out any stress.

Album Cover Close Up

Today, I thought I would share what I’ve com­pleted so far. The front and back of my album are the front and back cov­ers from an old vin­tage book. I removed the inside pages and cut off the spine. Of course I saved the pages for future projects. The book I picked to use for my album mea­sures approx­i­mately 4″ x 6″. The pat­terned papers are last years Octo­ber After­noon Christ­mas line. I cre­ated a col­lage on the cover then accented the papers, stick­ers and ban­ner pieces with Plat­inum and Dia­mond Stick­les. I added a few Octo­ber After­noon but­tons, some red & white twine and red seam binding.

Page 1

I cov­ered the inside front cover with pat­terned paper and added Page 1. I plan to put a photo on this page so once it is attached I will embell­ish it more.

Page 2 & Altered Tag

Page 2 is for jour­nal­ing and Tag 1 is just some­thing fun to add inter­est. I LOVE the Maya Road wooden snowflakes. I inked this one with white ink then applied Dia­mond Stick­les all over and accented the cen­ter with a clear rhinestone.

Tag Back & Page 3

The back of Tag 1 is per­fect for a photo and Page 3 will remain as is. I love the design of this paper and can­not bare to cover it up.

Page 4 & Tag 2

Page 4 will also remain as is… it’s too cute to cover. Tag 2 is a pocket I made from a Kraft tag to hold our favorite cookie recipes and a few photos.

Tag 2 Back & Page 5

The back of Tag 2 I’m still think­ing on, I might add some jour­nal­ing, a favorite Christ­mas quote or a small photo of my favorite tree orna­ment. Page 5 will have a photo attached to it and then embellished.

Page 6 & Tag 3

Page 6 will have a photo on it and Tag 3 will have a small amount of jour­nal­ing. To make the tag I sim­ply attached two ATC Kraft Tags together, then cov­ered them with pat­terned paper, trim and addi­tional embellishments.

Tomor­row, I’ll show you the remain­ing 7 pages and next week I’ll be able to share some of the pages with pho­tos and jour­nal­ing. I’m deter­mined to com­plete this album.



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