December Daily Albums


Sunday, November 22, 2015

I love the concept and idea behind Ali Edwards' "December Daily." The traditions and goings-on that make the holidays so important deserved to be remembered always! My mini albums with our daily December activities are our family's absolute favorite to flip through. I thought I'd spend a few moments looking at three years' worth of December Dailies!

2012
For this album, my very first attempt at a December Daily (and, it's actually only 12 days in December! Hey, whatever works right?!) I used chipboard for the covers and hand cut the "12" using an exacto knife then painted them white. I covered the first page with embellishments so they'd peek through the large numbers.
The inside pages are made from an eclectic mix of holiday collections. I tried to fit a whole bunch of mini photos on each page to help tell the story. This was probably one of my favorite Christmases because we spent it with my family in Seattle.
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2014
This album's covers are made from white-washed painted wood. I drilled holes into a "25" and then added brads and buttons to define the shapes.
The inside pages are once again a complete smörgåsbord of collections - I think by mixing and matching, they all go together!
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2015
It's not December yet, but I wanted to get a head start on my December album. I went a unique route this time by using a MemoryDex as the foundation. I have about 4 metal "tag" dies and cut about 80 cards for the pages. There is still plenty of room to cut out our photos and add journaling!

A look at my MemoryDex style December Daily:

Putting in a little plug for a class: the entire start-to-finish process for my MemoryDex can be found in the A Heartfelt Christmas workshop that Wilna Furstenberg and I put together for the holiday season! Find out more about this class by clicking HERE.

What about you, do you love the December Daily?!

3 comments

  1. Gorgeous stuff! Love each one of them. Thanks for taking us down to the memory lane.

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