December Daily – foundation pages 2013

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Here I am back with the foundation pages of this years December Daily™.

Before I get started I just need to say how great I think Ali’s approach is this year. (Like every year right?) Love the way she is getting set up and giving herself options during the month. Initially I thought I would follow along and not plan out the whole album but in the end I couldn’t do it – lol.

Because I usually get behind with these albums planning ahead is a sensible option for me so here are my pages so far.

As always I have a bit of a theme running through the number elements. Some on little envelopes, some on metal rim tags and some on Tim Holtz fragments.

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The main new products to feature in this years album are the festive papers from Teresa Collins ‘Santa’s List’, Dear Lizzie vellum from American Crafts, Studio Calico speech bubble chipboard stickers and silver glitter alphas from American Crafts.

Here is a close up of one of the kraft envelopes. I added a punched number from a Santa’s List paper.

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I cut down a divided page protector and stitched the open end closed, first adding a glittery number attached to a metal rimmed tag and a few stars.

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A couple of years ago I used fold out pages but last year forgot to do this so I prepared a few in advance as I love this additional spot to tell a story.

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Some more of the leftover page protector. This time about 4 x 5. I added the word Twinkle onto the top of the plastic. Got this idea from Ali. And used some adorable star washi tape this time to seal the cut edge and placed it at the ring side of the album.

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Varying the sizes of the pages along the way and it wouldn’t be a December Daily™ album without a red envelope.

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Another part of that page protector. This time I adhered the number onto a Tim Holtz fragment. I also put a piece of a book page onto the back of the fragment and added some sequins into the little pocket before sewing it closed.

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Look at all those adorable layers and textures. Am I allowed to sing my own praises?

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I haven’t put a number on the page for day twenty-two yet but added the word ‘joy’ to the outside of the plastic again.

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And finally day twenty-five, another fragment attached with a star brad and the wonderful glittery numbers.

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And there we have it. Almost all pages ready to go and I feel great about getting this done.

I’ll be back again with the cover of the album soon.

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