I always love participating in Papertrey Ink's blog hop, unfortunately I'm usually too forgetful to remember! This morning I was thinking about everything blog related I needed to get done this week (Halloween Cards all posted, Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge (coming on Friday so be watching), two sketch cards, OH! and today's the 25th! It's pretty miraculous!
Yesterday I was churning out cards, so I decide this would be the perfect challenge to start on my December Daily album. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you'll remember last years album here. Here's the challenge:
It's time for our annual Holiday Hop! Show us your best upcoming holiday plans for cards, gifts, wraps
or whatever else you have up your sleeve! With everyone's cumulative efforts the participant list will be
an amazing resource!
I knew that my polka dot basics, bitty box paper, and PTI cardstock would be staples to making this album. I didn't really try to use PTI products, it's so fun that they work themselves into every project. The first thing I did was gather up my supplies.
For the base of my album I am using 7 think bingo cards from 7 Gypsies. I knew I wanted something kind of special for the front. So I started off with the second size label in pure poppy and decided to stitch my 25. I just drew it out and stitched it with this awesome twine from Farmers Marker called shabby green.
And here's the finished look. I just used a simple shipping tag and added dimension with polka dot basics with versa mark, vintage cream ink, and some brown. And don't you love that natural looking ribbon? Ahh... I found it in the trim section at JoAnn's.
I also got done the first page. If you aren't familiar with the December Daily Album check out Ali Edwards site for more information. Basically the idea is to set up your album before December, so you can add pictures and establishments as you go through the month! Here's my first day:
Because I was working with the back of my ribbon, I just tied some more twine to give it interest and used a number index card for the date. If you look closely at the background of the card you will see that I stamped the tree from Home For the Holidays from PTI. It looks so nice and vintage in real life! Plus who doesn't love Bitty Boxes! AHHH!
I can't wait to see what else everyone else did!