December Daily® 2014 – the cover and a list


At last I put together the album and finished the cover.

My inspiration came from this pin. I loved the aperture in the card and wanted to replicate that idea on my cover somehow.

The base of the cover is sturdy chip board cut to just over 6 inches. I found a star die cut and cut the shape out with a craft knife.



And painted the cover white. I did about three coats.


I had a little mishap I had when punching the holes for the rings. My middle hole was slightly off centre. I considered leaving it but knew it would drive me crazy so instead I added another hole to balance it out! Gav captured the moment I decided to add another hole.


I cut a slightly smaller star for the inside of the aperture and coated it in glitter. I’d run out of the numbers in the colours I wanted for the cover so I embossed some black ‘thickers’ with silver.

When the glitter was dry I added the embossed numbers and fixed them to the star. I scratched off a little glitter to get the glue to stick. Then I fixed the star onto the first page of the album getting it as centered as I could.



Then the final touch was a little red and white bakers twine an ‘S’ for our surname using Tim Holtz charms and I added the year to a vellum tag using my favourite teeny rub-on’s.

Love how the aperture turned out and that first glittery page.


I mentioned in my previous December Daily post that I wanted to use an idea or prompt list to help me capture this month through the lens. Having the list will give me a little reminder of things to look out for at this busy time. I used several ‘pins’ on this board to compile my own.


Okay, here we go!


December Daily® is an album project developed by Ali Edwards. Read all about it over here.