I am excited to get started with this year’s December Dailies. I attempted to make one last year and failed miserably. In fact, I wasn’t even able to do a Christmas Album last year. This year, however, I am very much inspired by what I have accomplished so far and I thought I’ll end the year with December Dailies. So here’s the album I made that will be home to my December Dailies project.

The album is an American Crafts Modern 8 x 8 D-Ring Album. I bought it a couple of months ago and it’s red! I didn’t intend it to be a Christmas album but I’m glad I decided to go for red.

I covered the chipboard portion with Scenic Route patterned paper. First, I distressed the edges with dye ink using an Ink Blending Tool. Then I inked the edges with gold using a Gold Leafing Pen.

Then I got a small scrap of rectangular patterned paper and distressed the edges with dye ink.

I have a lot of Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas in my stash so I thought it would be a good opportunity to use up some of them. I picked some raw chipboard alphas and painted them with gold acrylic (Kaiser Kraft). When dry, I adhered them on the rectangular patterned paper. I added a little cardstock sticker and used buttons as dots on the “i”s.

Then, I got an old Kaisercarft Wooden embellishment (Christmas) and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then outlined the wavy pattern with Liquid Pearls. I tied a ribbon around the seam where the red fabric and Scenic Route paper meet and attached the Christmas ornament and 3 bells in silver, red and green.

I was already able to finish up to page 5 of the inner foundation pages (as Ali Edwards would call them) and will share them soon.

Thanks for looking!

Written by Alby Laran

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