Hi everyone and welcome to December Daily 2020! Today I am sharing my Foundation Pages using the Ali Edwards December Daily product releases, and I just have to say that this year is different in so many (good!) ways. Ali mentioned that she had just removed all of her pocket pages and was working out of the pocket this year, which absolutely blew my mind and pushed me into a different direction as well. I had no idea that this would be so much fun, but as in all the years I have done December Daily, this year too I was all in. You can follow along with all of the blog posts for this project via this link: Theresa Moxley December Daily 2020. Check out my process video for today’s foundation pages!
Once Ali made that announcement, and I had decided to shift my focus, I knew I needed a little bit of help to get some creative ideas into my head. I signed up for Product Play 4, which I highly recommend, and I also poured over Ali’s foundation pages to get started. I also allowed my own brain to travel creatively in order to make ideas presented in those spaces into my own. So full shout out to Ali and the Design Team members who contributed to this class, they did an amazing job and definitely provided tons of creative ideas to incorporate.
One of the things that is completely new to me this year is the idea of moving pages around in the album to suit the needs of that particular day. In the past I have always assigned pocket pages to specific days, and there have been days that I have changed things up midway but never the entire album. So this will be unique for me! I have added numbers in some of my photos just to give an idea of which numbers I might want to use, but only a few of the days are committed so far. For the page above, I used the tag stamp set and a Hero Arts ink pad in Royal Red to stamp the images onto vellum and then cut them out. I slid them into the 2×2 page protector along with a number and a felt star. For now I have left the bottom right pockets open for a cut apart photo. You can also see my idea for Day 8, and my plan for that day is to add my photo into the circles of the number 8 and adhere that to the transparency. Then I will also have the back – I have left that unattached for now so I can use the number for cutting.
These are some pages that I did not share the process for, above. For the transparency page, I taped one of the foiled 3×8 cards on one side using washi tape from Freckled Fawn. This opens out, and my plan is to add a full page photo on the inside. The page next to it is inspired by a page Krystal Idunate created last year with angled photos and journaling. I have left blank spots for my photos, and then the journal spots can be used for words + number. I also added a few chipboard and puffy stickers in the in between spaces for a little bit of sparkle!
This is a page I created fairly early on right after my package arrived. I had been to Office Depot the day before and found these transparent sticky notes and tab stickers. This might be the simplest foundation page ever, I simply adhered the sticky notes to the transparency and then layered the red chipboard sticker on top. I also stamped the love + joy on the diagonal to one of the sticky notes using Archival black ink. I’ve left two spaces which will house photo and words. I also will probably stitch those down so they will be a bit more permanent, in case the sticky adhesive wears out over time. Red thread, of course!
While I was watching Krystal create, I came up with the idea to make a tree with triangles that fold out. This would allow photos and words to go inside the triangles later on. I adhered this to the white dot transparency. The tops of the triangles can be further embellished, and maybe I will add my number to one of them as well.
As soon as I saw the star mini kit, I knew I wanted to include the star bag into my album! It’s a little hard to see but I added tab stickers and punched them so they would fit into the binder. I chose a couple of my favorite 4×6 journal cards and slid those into the pocket for now. It will be so easy and fun to add the photos and stories later.
These pages were in the process video above. I fell instantly in love with the products that featured the constellations this year and made an effort to include those in my album. I was also inspired by Ali when she sewed together different 3×8 pages for her album! So I melded these products together for these two pages and sewed them using red zigzag thread. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! The wood grain number you see is from Colorcast Designs. It fits perfect in that 2×3 pocket!
This is my version of the triangle hearts! For my album this year I really wanted to focus on real estate: how to get enough space for journaling into my album, how to accommodate the photos I like to include. So my heart folds open and the inside holds a great space for a full spread photo, or for photo and words. I also kept another cut out of the entire shape so I could adhere that to the back. The back can also hold photos or words, depending on the events of the day. Also, for now I added the little vinyl sticker but that will probably be the place for the number.
Then last, but not least, is this self-made pocket page using all the incredible stars from the product release, and especially from the star mini kit. I used my Fuse tool and simply fused around each of the stars, and then I left the top pocket open for my number later on. I imagine this will end up being paired with pocket pages for the 25th, but who knows? I also show a 3×8 journal card that has been slid into one of the transparency pockets from last year. I cut off the top of it like Ali did with hers, and cut the round piece using a chipboard circle as a guide.
I still have a few more pages to share with you, plus I will do a full walk through of all of the foundation pages soon. Thanks so much for following along! I hope you are inspired to create!