Today I’m sharing a little peek into my December album. I finally had time to print some photos to add to the album over the weekend and managed to get a few some pages done.
Every year I do foundation pages for my December album because it saves me work in December. There are times when I make changes to them but they are usually minor and are made to accommodate more photos or stories.
How I Document December
A couple things I want to point out about how I document in December before we get into the layouts.
- I don’t document daily . It’s too stressful for me and I end up giving up if I miss a few days. I document only the stories I want to tell. Sometimes there are photos, sometimes there aren’t.
- Chronological order doesn’t matter. I don’t worry about the order in which the stories are being told. As long as I include all the stories I want to tell, it doesn’t matter where they are told in the album. This allows me to use the page layout that works best for the photos I have.
- I love using pocket pages in a ring album because it allows me to rearrange the pages, or change out the cards to make them work for my photos/stories. I’m using Stampin’ Up!’s 6″ x 8″ album this year.
- I usually don’t add titles to my foundation pages. This gives me a lot more flexibility as I add my photos.
This two-page spread was pretty much done but I did make a couple additions. I added the title on the upper right card and the story I wanted to tell was a bit longer than the space I had available. To accommodate for the longer story, I took another 3″ x 4″ card (the one with the tree on it) and fussy cut it out (apart from the very top). Then I slit my page protector and tucked the slit under the page protector to attach it to the card inside the pocket. So the tree now lifts up to reveal another tree with more journaling.
The only change I made to this layout was the stamped title.
This last layout stayed the same as well except I had a few extra photos so added a flip up in the top left.
Once the album is finished I’ll film a flip through of it finished. If you’d like to see the foundation pages you can find see them in the video below.
Have a creative day!
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