Hi lovely Pinkfresh friends!
Today I'm sharing this December days mini album, in which I will document this busy but beautiful month for 2020! Of course I used the beautiful and bright Oh what fun collection.
You can also check out a flipthrough of this (yet unfinished) mini album on my Instagram @sgrselse.
Do you also feel like the month of December just flies by every year?! Before you know it, it's January again. To enjoy and remember the big and ordinary moments, I decided a few years ago to start documenting December. This project has become a little tradition for me, but I have made some changes along the way, so it was actually achievable for me.
This year I chose to make a mini album in the shape of a deskplanner. I made the base from cardboard, which measueres slightly bigger than 4 x 6 inch. The spine measures 2 x 6 inch.
I covered the chipboard with the paper 'Merriest wishes' for the outside, and 'Season of joy' for the inside. I carefully sewed along the edge for a finished look. Then you put holes on the outside edges and put binderrings through it.
All my pages measure 4 x 6 inch.
For the cover I made a shaker from one of the snowglobes from the paper 'Snow globes' and filled it with the blue essential jewels and snowflake sequins from my stash. I layered this shaker on top a cutapart from the 'Good tidings' paper and a piece of mylar acetate. The final touches ar a few puffy stickers and a large title from the puffy phrase stickers.
I've learnt from past years that I'm not able to create every single day in December, so I don't need so many pages. For now I created 13 pages, which I embellished more or less ahead of time.
I made one page from mylar acetate. I doubled a flower from the Flower tile cutfile and stapled it behind the acetate, because it looks like a snowflake. The houses are from the puffy stickers.
The journaling bits are so fun to add in your mini albums. I used several tags from this pack to add interest.
Throughout the album I embellished with florals from the Embroidered blossoms stampset. I used the colors Marigold, Candy apple, Passion fruit and Coral reef.
From the paper 'Merry everything' I fussy cut the frames and used them on two pages. I didn't glue them all down, so I can put my pictures from that day in and be done with it!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial for this mini album. I hope to share a finished album once December is over, so you can see how it turned out.
My last tip is to enjoy the creative process and not to put pressure on yourself. It should be fun and give joy! See you next time, thanks for being here! XO Else
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