Lisa’s Beginner Sewing December Daily Album

OK, so I’m new to the December Daily album thing. But after flipping through Ali Edwards’ December Daily albums from 2008 and 2009 decided I wanted participate in the Scrapbooks Etc. staff challenge.

Since I’m a first timer, I decided to start out small. I used the Envelope Album Kit from Little Yellow Bicycle. Instead of using the envelopes that were included in the kit, I decided to use a variety of paper collections. I trimmed them to 3-3/4×8-1/4 inches and punched holes to in the papers so I could use the two fasteners included in the kit.

IMG_7895I used red-and-cream-argyle paper (Mistletoe from Making Memories) for the front and back outside covers. One the front cover, I stacked the die cut shapes that form “2010” on top of a cream rectangle. (The die cuts are cut from Die Cuts with a View paper, Shimmer.)

IMG_7907useThe chipboard slider from Little Yellow Bicycle is one of my favorite embellishments in my December Daily album. All my friends and family better be nice to me on December 20. You don’t want your photo by the “NAUGHTY” arrow, do you?

IMG_7904-1useI did a little sewing, both by hand and machine. I sewed a small fabric swatch from the Maison de Garance collection by French General for Moda Fabrics on page 14.

IMG_7989-1I sewed through real buttons and added a dash of hot glue to make snowman on page 24.

IMG_7916-1And I also sewed on a paper button that embellishes a paper gift card envelope. (I used Accuquilt dies for the button and envelope.)

Even though I’m not quite sure what I’ll include on each page of my December Daily, I’m already excited to start adding photos, journaling, and more embellishments! I hope this is a December to remember!

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4 Responses to “Lisa’s Beginner Sewing December Daily Album”

  1. So Cute!

  2. This is perfect for me – I don’t have a sewing machine, but want to start incorporating these kinds of things into my pages. I love the snowman idea!

  3. This is really well done for a first-time project – you’ll love creating this project every year. I’ve expanded mine to be The Holiday Season Daily – starting at Haloween & going to New year’s Day) and it works if I keep the dimensionality of embellishments to a minimum. Good luck and enjoy the holidays!

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