Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December Daily 2014 // Album + Title Page

Let's talk about December Daily, shall we? :)  As I mentioned yesterday, this will be my fifth year doing this project! Since I plan on continuing my Project Life until the end of the year, this DD won't necessarily be a daily book but will instead, focus on holiday moments throughout the month.

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!

Title Page
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?


  1. I love this title page! I guess the rest will be amazing too :)

  2. Very cool! Love it, and love that you created everything to be so specific for your title page.

  3. I love this so much! I am actually taking a break from the whole DD this year and will probably just create a few smaller layouts.

  4. Love it! I need to get working on mine.

  5. I LOVE it!! I SO would like to do DD but I have told myself that I must first finish my Week In The Life and then I will work on one:) I was working tonight and have Mon-Wed done…keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. This is incredible! I can't wait to see what you do this year. Your DD's are always in my top three faves of anyone!