Here are first half of the base or ‘front’ day pages of the album I have made to document December a la Ali Edwards. I decided to go with a reindeer theme dotted through the album because I seemed to have lots of them in my stash of christmas goodies and it stopped me going with my usual star or snowflake theme. Although there are still are some stars and snowflakes scattered about as I can’t resist.
Day one, on the left of the picture above, is a plain A5 acetate cut down to size and stamped with white Stazon ink and the snowflake from Tim Holtz mini holidays images.
Day two is a last years Basic Grey christmas card stock with an Making Memories ‘Noel’ number. The reverse, which you can see in the photo below, is old K and Company paper.
Day three is a baseball card page protector cut vertically into three sections. I bought these on the ‘big trip’ as I couldn’t find them here in the UK. I was really pleased with my modification of these protectors. The ‘three’ is stamped onto more of the Basic Grey card stock that I punched out with a scalloped circle punch.
Day four is simply kraft cardstock covered half over with red cardstock and I stamped the Tim Holtz reindeer stamp in Tim’s distress ink Walnut Stain.
Day five is more old K and Company paper adhered to red card stock with a star tag stamped with the number 5. I attatched the star with a jade green brad and on the reverse, as seen below, I put a reindeer brad to cover the back of the green one.
Day six is a narrow piece of plain white cardstock with a strip of the flocked acetate. And Day 7, you can just see it behind the six, is the second of the baseball card protectors cut down to size.
Day eight is more red cardstock with some more very old paper attached and the number stamped onto Basic Grey basics lined paper with a bow brad above. This brad was one of a set of fancy christmas brads I think from K and Company about four years ago. And even though I’ve taken my time using them up they are great. really fun and special. Watch for more on other pages.
Day nine is another plain acetate stamped with red stazon and a little star stamp. The 9 is stamped onto a star tag and attached with a red brad. I’m really pleased how these home made acetates turned out.
Day ten is red card stock cut smaller than the album. I love that you can see through to get a sneak of the next page when you use smalled front pages. The adorable reindeer charm is, again, from an old set. He is too cute and I’ve been saving him for a special project. The reverse side, seen below, is more basics ledger paper from Basic grey.
Day eleven is a simple narrow piece with more circle paper and a punched circle stamped with the number.
Day twelve is a piece of the red flocked acetate and a tag stamped with the number. I so love that flocked acetate.
I apologise that I don’t have the exact names of the products or that most of the supplies used are old. To me using up what I have form projects like this is half the fun. I’ll post days 13 – 15 soon.