Happy December, friends!
Today I'd like to share the first couple pages out of my December Daily album with you. December Daily is a project that I look forward to all year, so when I saw this month's Holly kit I was overwhelmed with happiness because it's basically perfection in a kit meeting my favorite project. :)
Every year I like to start my album off with my Reason Why, which is where I journal my intentions for the project and write down my reasons for putting my album together. I didn't need a lot of space to write so I decided to cut down some color cardstock to make a tag that I could slip inside one of the vellum pockets that came in the Holly kit. Also, can we just take a minute to admire these vellum pockets? Genius, am I right? I adhered my pocket onto a piece of transparency so you can easily take a peek into the next few pages to come in my album.
For the first day in my album I wanted make a simple photo strip using a headshot of me, my husband, and our daughter. I didn't have a story for this day, but I did want to add this in as another introduction into the album. I cut down a piece of pattern paper to 4 x 8, layered some strips of other patterns to the side to bring in more color, and added my photo strip. I also used some of the puffy letter stickers to add our ages to the side, which is a detail that I like to see at a glance when flipping though an album years later.
On the opposite side of my photo strip I decided to utilize one of the Holly cardstock dividers . . . again, another genius product! I went ahead and adhered some transparency to the back of the divider using some strong adhesive. I wanted to add some transparency so I could easily add small embellishments to the inside of the stars and make them look like they were floating. I had a lot of fun playing around with the small embellishments, figuring out where I wanted to place them all.
Finally, I want to give you a look at the back side of my cardstock divider, since the back can sometimes be tricky to make as attractive as the front side. I went ahead and added some of the thin Holly washi tape to the edges to cover up the adhesive that I used for the transparency and then added small embellishments to cover up what was coming though from the opposite side. While I do prefer how the front looks, I think the back still stand on its own.
Hope you're enjoying your Holly kit this month and having a wonderful December!
Products Used: Holly Buffalo Plaid 6x8 album | Holly Paper Pack | Holly Stamp Set |Holly Gold Foil Chipboard Numbers | Holly Cardstock Dividers | Holly Die Cut Shapes | Holly Vellum Pocket Fronts | Holly Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Holly Felt Stars | Holly Epoxy Stickers | Holly Tiny Wood and Acrylic House Set | Holly Word Stickers | Holly Snowflake Sequins | Holly Washi Tape