This year I ended up with 2 albums- one that I prepped late in the summer (I was so ahead of the game!!) with plans to teach it as a class, and then a second one that I finished in November- which I did actually teach as a class "Remember December" class.
I pulled together a kit using mostly this fun and whimsey line from Bo Bunny, some Amy Tangerine Thickers, Basic Grey alphas, AC Cork Arrows, and a variety of other little embellishments and stuff that will make an appearance in the album.
So here are my foundation pages for this year! The picture quality is a little bit fuzzy as I look at these, but I wanted to go ahead and get the foundation pages up- and hopefully the every day pictures will look a little better!
I created a chipboard cover and then covered it with one of the sheets out of this set. I sparkled it up a bit with a variety of stickles colors...added the "twenty-fourteen" along the bottom in the alpha stickers and then the December Thickers. TIP: after I put the alpha stickers on, I went over them with a light layer of modge-podge. It will assure that the stickers aren't moving or going anywhere. The modge-podge dries clear, so there's nothing to be seen after it dries!
The little snowflake charm is from Stampin' Up! and I tied it on with some pink baker's twine.
I added a transparency sheet over the first page, stamped some snowflakes onto the transparency page with staz-on ink and used the letter stickers from the Bo Bunny kit to add a sentiment to the front.
Here, you can see the transparency a little bit better.
And then I just made my way through the book. I alternated longer and shorter pages, and some have some tabs sticking out of the pages. I used an edge punch on all of the pages- with no particular pattern...I just picked three I liked, and randomly used them throughout the book.
For most of the days throughout the book I used the Bo Bunny cut-aparts. All of the cut-aparts were 2x2", but I didn't like the whole square on most of them, so I cut parts of them to use, or cut out the number itself.
Anwhere where I stuck down a number card, I only used adhesive on the edge, so that I could still slide a photo or other daily pieces under the card.
For "5" I punched a circle and adhered it to the edge like a tab and used one of the thickers numbers. Adds some dimension and mixes it up a little.
For "6" I used the same size circle punch and just punched the 6 directly from the cut-apart. I also cut a simple stories page protector in half for little 2x2 squares. I have some travel plans over the 6th, so I expect to have lots more pictures for these dates. I may also move the page protector around a bit.
I stamped a snowflake (stazon) on a scrap piece of the transparency page, and slipped that into the page protector.
Here I added a little doily, and a portion of the date card.
I started to create a few more tabs that hung off the pages for 10 and 11.
"12" was another card I didn't like, so I spelled it out with stickers and added it to a label sticker.
Moving right along to 13...
I added another transparency here- same story, staz-on ink right on top. These transparency pages might move throughout the album- depends on what picture ends up beneath it.
"18" I bumped up and off the page a bit again...
Found a great little "twas the night before Christmas..." stamp that I went ahead and put on another transparency- figure this will be cute over something on the 24th.
Figuring I'll have extra pictures on the 25th, I put another pocket page protector here, and it may be moved. I also cut a few extras in case I need to slip in more of these.
At the end of the book I plugged in a handful of extra pages- that way I can pull more pages if I need to for any given day or use some of the corrdinating paper as a mat or to cut up for use on a page.
I'm looking forward to this project! How about you? Are your foundation pages done? What interests you the most in keeping up with a similar December book?