Tuesday, November 25, 2014
December Daily 2014 // Album + Title Page
For my album, I'll be using the 6x8 handbook that came with Ali Edwards' December Daily kit last year. I ended up using a different album last year, which is why I still have this one left over. I'm planning on covering the chipboard part with some pretty paper, but I just haven't found the perfect one yet. So right now, the album is unfinished and undecorated, but that's ok. I'm sure I'll get around to it when I find a paper I love, and when that happens, I'll share that later!
I put together my title page for my album a little while ago though! I always like starting my DD with a title page because without it, my album feels incomplete. This year's title page was inspired by all the patterned papers I pulled out for this project while sorting through my stash (supplies post here).
I really like how the different patterned papers looked together, so I decided to create a grid of circles for my title page to showcase the different colors and patterns. It sort of feels like a color swatch for the inside pages. I could have punched out the circles with a circle punch, but since I was OCD about my idea and specifically wanted the circles smaller than 1" (to be the same size as that flair button), I used my Silhouette to cut out 0.85" circles. It was easy to line up the circles since I chose an older piece of Crate Paper grid paper for the background and the grid worked as my guide.
I traced the .png file for 'merry' from my Be Merry Photo Templates in the Silhouette software to turn it into a cut file. I cut out the word three times with my Silhouette from black cardstock and stacked the pieces to create a thicker embellishment. The 'memories' banner was a quick piece I made in Photoshop and cut out with my Silhouette for my title page.
I filled the little circles (which are 99% old patterned papers from past Studio Calico kits) with some embellishments - sequins, wood veneers, and stickers to make the page more festive. I believe the 'joy' flair button is from Kelly Purkey's 2012 DD kit.
Even though this is just a title page, it makes me happy to have started my December Daily! Are you planning on making a December Daily too this year?