Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Daily: The Album Cover & Foundation Pages

I can't believe it's almost the end of 2011!!  I've been looking forward to sharing this project -- I started over the weekend using some stuff in my stash and I'm so looking forward to working on this album throughout the month!  I'm going to share a bunch of photos, ready?! :)

Here's the blank chipboard album I started with from my stash:

I used a red misting product to turn my cover red.  I was obsessed with having a red cover after seeing several I liked on Pinterest!  I used the Stampin' Up Four Frames stamps, Cherry Cobbler ink, Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black cardstock and the decorative label punch to make the tag base:

For the spine I added a glossy coated Santa, as inspired by Ali Edwards:

Isn't he a cute Santa?! :)  I also have all my blank date pages printed, trimmed and ready to go:

I made a title page - it's a combination of printing with hand stitching using a paper piercer/needle/thread and then matting on a Cherry Cobbler cardstock base.  Pages are 6x8.5" in size:

On the next page, I have a calendar which I intend to use as a sort of table of contents.  Again, inspired a la Pinterest!!

Of course, I have to bust out and use my favorite Cherry Cobbler baker's twine:

The saying is embossed using Cherry Cobbler emboss powder and the dates were old stamps in the stash inked with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink:

While I finish up the last half of my page dividers, my first page for today is ready for action!

Snowflake is from the exclusive Stampin' Up! Northern Frost Sizzlits die:

And I glittered the number using Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter:

I can't wait to get to working on this!  I'm so looking forward to the holidays!  I'll be back from time to time as I work on this project to share my progress.  Are you doing a December Daily album?  Share a link and I'll be sure to go check it out! :)

Supplies for this project:
Stamps:  Four Frames
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink:  Versamark watermark ink, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
Punches:  Decorative Label
Other: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Northern Frost Sizzlits Die, Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder
*Everything else came from my crafty stash!*


  1. So I found you in the Flickr Group. LOVE your album. I'm doing this for the first time & a little overwhelmed trying to make it "wonderful". Love your approach. I think I may steal a few of your ideas if that's ok. Like the look of your "table of contents" & making the numbers "sparkle". Thanks for the inspiration!! Can't wait to see what the rest looks like.


  2. Soooooooooooooo fun!!! Love this!! Can't wait to see it filled up! :):):):):):):):):):):)`

  3. Your DD is gorgeous! Love the Santa on the spine! And thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find you - you now have a new follower! ;-)

  4. love your dec daily, especially with the santa on the spine! :) can't wait to see more!

  5. I don't know how I missed this!!! It's completely amazing. I would love to see the completed pages Amanda!


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