I have never made a December Daily album before, so I spent some time just surfing, reading about it and looking for inspiration. I really liked the transparent trend I noticed around me and I decided to make it a part of my album.
I started by making my title page. I adhered my elements to a 6x8 sheet of clear trasparency to make them look like if they were "floating" inside the pocket.
On the back side, I wrote a little December bucket list. Since everything is sitting on a transparency, I covered the back of the chipboard banner with the golden washi tape. I added two little star stickers from the Eggnog collection, that was not in the kit.
Since I know that we are spending most of the December 1st on the road, I am pretty sure that only one page will be enough. I am most likely going to scrap a picture of our Advent candles, when we lit them once we get home. I punched out the circles, stamped "1" with a stamp that came in the kit and adhered them together with a circle label on a piece of a transparency.
On the next page, I used the circles for the new date. Now, I am not sure what the following pages will be about and definitely not in which order they will come, so I am most likely going to move things around once I start filling the album with photos. My guess is though that this will be a spread about my daughter's list to Santa. On the right side, I am planning to scrap a 4x6 photo that I will cut in 2x2 squares.
For the next spread, I had snow in mind. I hope we will get some by then, otherwise I will have to move this page :-) I cut three snowflakes with my Cameo and covered them with glitter. Again, I used the transparency inside the pocket. I love big photos, so I am probably going to cut a 6x8 photo in 2x2 squares and use it on the left page.
The next spread is wintry too, or at least the left page is. I may use one page per day here. The left one with some outside activity and the right one for something cozy we'll do in the evening.
One thing we can count on in December, is Christmas tree trimming. That's what I had in mind when making the next spread. I made the little tree out of the green felt from the kit and decorated it with the tinsel ribbon. I added a little button from the Travel Girl collection. Come back on December 10th to see the details about the tree. As for the rest, I am going to keep this spread clean and simple since the tree trimming usually involves a lot of colors itself.
After this, I have a couple of empty spreads, that I will fill inspired by the pictures from those days. They could be about Christmas crafting with my daughter or simply about us drinking hot chocolate. We'll see... But there is one thing I already know that we will be doing during the weekend and that is baking. Here is the spread base I made for it.
Another thing I know I have to do is shopping. Hence, a spread (or a page) about it is a must.
I also made this "filler page". Not sure what I am going to use it for, but I got this idea and I had to try it. Again, come back on December 10th if you want to see how I made this tree.
Here in Sweden, St. Lucia on December 13th is a pretty big deal. Each year, all the kids in all the schools have St. Lucia concerts for their parents. I don't have to worry if I'll have something to scrap about that day. Here is the spread base. That pink paper on the left page is my absolute favorite!! I just had to use it as a background.
The last spread I've made so far is for something I am really looking forward to. My husband and I are going out on a kids free date on December 14th! Eeeee! Definitely worth a page or two!
I am going to add more decorations and transparent pockets to each of the spreads when the time comes. These are just initial ideas. I didn't want them to feel too complete, because I know that I am going to need some freedom when I start adding pictures.
I am definitely going to keep making these foundation pages in parallel, once I start filling the album with photos! And I can't wait to start!
I hope you are having fun with your kits!