Tuesday, November 22, 2011

December Daily Tutorial - Part 1

Hello friends!
This first tutorial for the Christmas season is something most people want to have done before December even comes! It's called a December Daily. You may have heard of them or have made one in the past. They are mini albums numbered with 25 pages which you fill with a photo every day in December.

They are a great way to remember the traditions and fun family memories every day!
I started by cutting paper for my book. I chose a random mixture of old and new papers which I cut to 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 and then glued two sheets together for each page so that I would have a more sturdy book.

Then bind your book by punching holes and adding binding rings or spiral rings.

The paper I used for the cover is from Crate Paper's new Christmas line. I loved the fun doily style but I wanted to give the book a more unique look, so I took pink and red colored pencils to add more detail.

I then started layering pieces for my cover such as a pink tree, white doily and chipboard stickers.

Now what I thought made this album such a great idea is that it is the PERFECT way to use up scraps!
If you're like me, you have tons of little strips of paper, sticker sheets with only 1 or 3 stickers left or a pile of chipboard and die cut  leftovers that you just couldn't throw away!

So pull out your stash and layer your scraps up to make this album!

You can make this album as busy or as simple as you want. Just make sure you have room for at least one photo per page. You can also use stamps to add more detail to your pages.

Each page is numbered for the day in the month. You may also want to leave some room to add a little journaling about what you were doing that day.

I have so many extra little pieces that was great to finally be able to use up and enjoy!

These albums would be so cute to fill with photos of your children every day
and then give as gifts to your family!

This is a really easy project to complete! It only took me a couple days to decide how I wanted to fill my pages.

It's also a great way to make sure you do something holiday related every day of the month. Even if it's just a photo of your favorite ornament or storybook!
Because of how many pages their are in this book, I am breaking this post up into two.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey


Sarita Boyette said...

Your blog, your home, and this album are scrumptious as you begin the Sugar Kissed Christmas postings! xoxo

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! hugs...

Anonymous said...

I so love the vintage papers & card & graphics as they were my childhood!!
Happy Thanksgiving ! !

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh Lindsey! The whole thing is cute but the cover makes me feel so happy! You could frame that cover! :)

Nan said...

This is a darling book and idea for Christmas. I love it.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

So sweet! For Christmas, I'm asking Ted for "The Cinch" so I can make my own books! Maybe I can try something like this.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oh goodness. It's so pretty!

Kelly Ratcliff said...

this is just great! Can you tell me what you used for the book cover?