December Daily 2011 – Completed!

I am so excited to share my completed December Daily album! I made the cover from scratch and I love how it turned out. I started from some cardboard from some packaging that DH had put away for me. πŸ˜‰ I cut it to size and punched the holes with my Cinch.

DD 2011 - 25

Then I just painted it with white acrylic paint, and decorated.

DD 2011

The Santa card is from Kitschy Christmas by Jenn Barrette and Sahlin Studio available at The Lilypad and at Sweet Shoppe Designs; the tree is from Jolly Golly by Cosmo Cricket; the charm is by Tim Holtz; the reindeer is by Recollections; the snowflake is from Snow Day by Crate Paper. I printed out “countown to Christmas 2011” on copy paper (I love how it curls up! I will definitely be doing this on my Project Life too!), with font Traveling Typewriter. I cut the numbers with my Silhouette, layered 3 copies and covered them with glitter and a coat of Glossy Accents. So pretty!! I originally planned to use them on my Dec. 25 page, but ended up not needing them, so they were perfect for the cover.

DD 2011

DD 2011

DD 2011

When I was working on the cover, I’d originally started out with design:

DD 2011

Kitschy Christmas by Jenn Barrette and Sahlin Studio available at The Lilypad and at Sweet Shoppe Designs

Then I came up with the other version, and had a hard time picking the one to go with. DH preferred this one with the bells, but I was loving the one with Santa so I went with it. The bells go in the inside back cover.

I put this pretty calendar from Big Ol’ Tags 3 by Lauren Reid in the inside front cover:

DD 2011 inside cover

I’m so happy with how my album turned out, and I’m really happy to have finished it so quickly! πŸ™‚ I don’t know if I’ll be doing another DD album in 2012, but my process for 2011 was very smooth and fun so I very well might. πŸ™‚

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