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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My December Daily 2010 Setup.

I've never done a December Daily before, but I wanted to give it a try this year. Ali Edwards posted earlier this week with a place to link to foundation pages blog posts and I thought, "Hmmm... yes, maybe I should start this thing before the first day of December. Good idea, Ali." So I sat down last night and figured this whole thing out. This is what I'm going to do:

Page size: 4.25" by 5.5"
Base pages: Kraft Cardstock from Papertrey Ink
Distressing: Edges inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink of all elements

With that background, here you can see what I came up with.

The Covers
 This is the front. It's plain chipboard covered in patterned paper on the front and Vintage Cream cardstock on the inside. I'm going to decorate it someday. Maybe today? Ha.
This is the back. I wanted to use this pattern, but it was too busy for what I wanted to do inside the book, so I threw it on the back. Side note: I'm using twine to tie the book together right now, but I'm planning on using binder rings once I can get ahold of some.

The Inside
I'm using this wonderful, wonderful 6 x 6 Circa 1934 Collection pad by Cosmo Cricket. I pulled out a sheet of 12 of my favorite patterns and got to work cutting them down like this:
After I cut the papers apart, I inked all the edges and then adhered them to the pages of my book, alternating horizontal spreads and vertical spreads.

I have these pieces for leftovers + the rest of the paper pad. I LOVE these colors for Christmas. They're so elegant and don't scream "Christmas!!!" in your face. They're perfect.

The Layout
This is the way my pages are going to be set up. Base + photo + number + accent/journaling.
That perfectly-sized white piece of paper representing the photo is the same size as the prints from the Pink Instax Mini 7S that I ordered today from B&H Photo and Video. I can't wait to get it! It'll be perfect. (Note: they also have the best prices on Mini refills that I've found. Only 13.75 for 20 exposures.)
I'm also going to be using these stamps (Natalee by Studio Calico) for the numbers. I figure stamps would be easier (and cheaper) than letter stickers.

There you have it. I'll keep you updated as I decorate the cover and get started on my December Daily. This is going to be a challenge to myself; I'm not really the type of person who can stick with the same thing every day consecutively. Wish me luck!

I need to go make pretty things. I fly out to go home on Monday and will be gone for a whole week, so I have lots of work to get caught up on before I leave.


P.S.- If you're looking to get into the Christmas mood (I am!), you should check out the Glee Christmas album that came out yesterday. It's wonderful. :)


Christina said...

This is going to look great!! can't wait to see the rest of it!
it's so funny that you just bought that camera I almost bought it yesterday from amazon(great minds lol). I love that it doesn't cost an arm and a leg for film either like a polaroid.

Marie Tere said...

I loved how you whipped that idea out. I will use it for future mini albums. I love the paper choices too. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

You're very oganised - it looks great and I love your papers!


Alana in Canada said...

Thanks so much for sharing your thought process! Excellent use of those 6x6 papers--the packs are everywhere! Well done.

SweetPea said...

Check out Uniquephoto.com for good prices on film.

Lynsey said...

I like the idea of the very small album. I think I'm going to do mine with small prints, probably wallets or little squares.

Beth said...

looking awesome!

nailgirl said...

this looks great. i will be checking back as you do more on it! i too am trying to get mine together as that dec 1 mark is getting close :/