I am wondering...have you ever made a December Daily Album before or heard of this type of Album? It is an album filled with memories starting on the first of December and going through to the 25th of December - Christmas Day. The idea was created by Ali Edwards and is used to document the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.
This year I made my first ever December Daily Album. I have to be honest and say the thought of committing myself to a December Daily Album has always slightly scared me in the past...I'm often on the 5th day of December before I realise it is December and then I think how will I ever keep up with this Album? So I usually don't start it. December is usually a very busy month for us (like I imagine it is for most people)and I'm often not up for the extra pressure of a Daily Mini Album as well as shopping, preparations, travelling etc etc in December.
Well this year I have made it really easy for anyone who would like to have a go at a December Daily Album in a simplified version that you could easily fit into a busy December and catch up if you missed a few days. You can prepare your Album now and have it all ready to go for December. Then you can just add your photos and have fun decorating it with the gorgeous Kaisercraft Glisten Collection to really get you in the spirit of Christmas!
To make this project easier I decided on 25 words - one for each day and printed them out onto white card. I made up my 25 words from lists of December Daily Photos I found on Pinterest. Then I cut them into banners and layered them onto Gold Foil Card Stock. If you make this Album in December all you have to do is take one photo per day to match each word. So the word for December 1st is tree, this means you take a photo of a Christmas Tree. To keep it flexible for those who have a busy December if you happen to put your tree up a week later simply swap the word tree for later in the month, or take a photo of a beautiful tree you see somewhere else, like in the shops or at a friend's house. This project can be made as flexible as you need it to be to suit your December and life. The words have no numbers attached to them so can be used in any order in the album.
Here is a video of my completed Album:
I printed the majority of my photos in black and white and kept to the colour scheme Gold, White and Black. This took all the guess work out of trying to match the colours in photos with papers and gave the album a uniformed look. On the pages I added a photo for every day leading up til December 25.
Day 1 - Tree
Day 2 - Calendar
Day 3 - Candy Cane
Day 4 - Cards
Day 5 - Love
Day 6 - Ornament
Day 7 - Santa
Day 8 - Craft
Day 9 - Gift Tags
Day 10 - Shopping
Day 11 - Party
Day 12 - Nativity
Day 13 - Carols
Day 14 - Grateful
Day 15 - Treats
Day 16 - Reindeer
Day 17 - Wrapping
Day 18 - Cooking
Day 19 - Lights
Day 20 - Snowflake
Day 21 - Presents
Day 22 - Star
Day 23 - Elf
Day 24 - Family
Day 25 - Stocking
Kaisercraft Products you need to make a Glisten December Daily Album
To make your very own Kaisercraft Glisten December Daily Album you need the following Kaisercraft Products:
1. An Album, Pocket Pages and Album Rings
I used SB2379 Gift Album as the base for my Album. I painted my Album with KC050 Metallic Gold Paint.
I used all four different varieties of 6x8 Pocket Pages for the pages inside my Album.
CM954 | CM953 | CM952 | CM951
I chose white Album rings for my December Daily Album to go with my colour scheme, but Kaisercraft has a wide variety of colours in their Album rings and you can see all the colours here.
MO21 - Album Rings White
This provides you with the basics for the structure of your album. The rest of the materials are for the pleasure of decorating it!
2. Glisten Collection
To decorate my Album I used the gorgeous Glisten Collection. This Christmas Collection is one of my favourites from the Christmas Collections Kaisercraft has released this year. I love the gold and silver together, but for this album I used mainly the gold papers including:
P2169 Glittering | P2170 Gleaming | P2171 Glimmer | P2174 Crystal |P2176 Sparkling | P2177 Incandescent | SS322 Sticker Sheet | CT865 Collectables |
3. Decorative Dies
I'm a huge fan of the Kaisercraft Decorative Dies as you may have heard me write many times before and so I added these into my December Daily Album.
DD368 Square Vintage Frames | DD327 Holly | DD527 Modern Doily | DD705 Swirl Flourish | DD388 Poinsettia | DD720 Layered Poinsettia
4. Card Stock and Number Stickers
I used a combination of Gold and Black Number Stickers for the days in the Album. These can be stuck on the photo underneath the pocket page or on top of the pocket page.
AS262 Number Stickers - Black | As265 Number Stickers - Gold
You will also need Card Stock to print out your words for each day, I used Coconut and cut my words into banners and then layered them onto the Gold Foil Card Stock.
I used Licorice and Champagne Glitter Card Stock for the Decorative Dies.
FC205 Foil Card Stock - Brushed Gold | GC105 Glitter Card Stock - Champagne | CD101 12x12 Weave Card Sock - Coconut | CD102 12x12 Weave Card Stock - Licorice |
5. Extra Embellishments
For extra embellishment the Wooden Flourishes are the perfect solution. I painted mine in gold to match the colour scheme and added some sparklets. Kaisercraft have a wonderful range of Wooden Flourishes for this project I used:
FL584 - Flourish Pack Snowflakes | FL582 Flourish Pack - Festive | FL581 Flourish Pack - Doilies
Other embellishments that I used include:
BRB606 Organza Ribbon | EM434 Pearl String - Gold | EM423 A Touch of Gold Tag Pack
SB789 Pearls - Chino | RS409 Sparklets - Ebony | RS411 Sparklets - Cameo | RS410 Sparklets - Daffodil
6. Free Printable
To make your Album you could use my free printable by clicking here. Simply print these words out onto A4 white card stock and cut them into little banners.
Head to your nearest Kaisercraft store or stockist to pick up the supplies you need and get creating! Please let me know if you make an Album! I would LOVE to see your work.