It's been a fun year creating our calendar pages each month. With the pages complete, you'll need a first page for your album so that the two pages per month face each other in the album.
Although this page uses some specific dies, they can be adjusted to what you have on hand. Giveaway details at the end of the post.
First, reflect on your photos taken this year and select 5-7 photos that you can crop to 2" square. Cut them to size and ink the edges with a black cat's eye.
Die cut the months border die (or die cut individual letters to create a month border) from the cream cardstock. Cut 12 -2" square pieces from the cream cardstock. Adhere to page as shown.
Die cut the year numbers from the cream card stock. Use the font you have, it will be okay. I slipped a snowflake under the 0 and then attached it with a brad, adhering the 0 on top with mini glue dots. Three white brads are placed before the numbers to the left.
Then choose from the "leftovers" from the year, elements that will work with your photos. Your techniques and elements will probably vary from that which I used. I added numbers to some of the birthday photos, buttons to the square with the fall leaf, and created a fall wreath using a 2" wreath die as the background with flower soft in two color ways glued to the wreath form. I looped a ribbon through the top and adhered it all to a square.
See the individual pictures for details and ideas.
Supplies I used:
Black and cream designer cardstock.
Black soot Tim Holtz distress ink pad
We r Memory Keepers paper piercing tool, piercing mat
Penny Black let is snow round stamp
Stampabilities O Holy night stamp
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Flower soft spring and russet red and flower soft glue
one white prima flower
2 tiny white brads one larger flower center brad
Dk brown embroidery floss
QK 4" assorted leaf die
QK 12" months border die
QK 2" wreath die
Number dies of choice
Up for grabs: one 4" QK Holly die
you must have a die cut machine to use this die
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