December 2013 album-Each year, I love taking time during the busy holiday season to savor all of the amazing sights, sounds and happenings in our lives. These albums are filled with amazing treasures of Decembers past, photos, memories, memorabilia and what ever else tickles my fancy! This year, Heidi has some really cool stuff happening on her blog, in celebration of the December daily album! She has some fabulous free downloads and a photo scavenger hunt-both fun to include in your december daily album. Be sure to visit her blog and check them out. www.heidiswapp.com
supplies-Xyron 900 Creative Station (permanent adhesive refill), 500 Creative Station, High Tack Adhesive dots, Double Sided High Tack tape, 150 Create a Sticker (permanent adhesive refill), 3" Sticker Maker, Liquid adhesive from Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit, Heidi Swapp Believe 12x12 Paper Pad & Banners, Flowers, Embellishments, Alphabet stickers, Color Shine, We R Memory Keepers Cinch, black spiral binding & black sweetheart inker, EK Success Sunburst punch, Martha Stewart crest punch and Fringe scissors,Tim Holtz Bingo numbers, vintage seambinding and sequins, empty cereal bag, shipping tags, file folder, index card dividers, crepe paper, baseball card holder sleeve, 5x7 clasp envelope,
I am posting the photos of the finished album, covers and pages. Assemble each page as seen in photos. Using the Cinch, punch holes in all pages and front and back covers. Assemble all pages in order shown in photos. Starting at the top, begin to thread the spiral binding thru all of the holes.
**I left most pages with space for photos and more of Heidi's countdown downloads-(available on her blog www.heidiswapp.com)
***Special instructions for the fun techniques and the upcycling are below all photos of page layouts.
(COVER)Cut office file folder in half, then cover each side with patterned paper and trim excess
Color Shine items- I sprayed vintage seam binding, flowers, frames and a shipping tag with gold Color Shine on my splat mat
for the crepe paper ruffle edging -cut a length of black crepe paper 18" long, fold almost in half so it appears to be 2 layers of ruffles
paper fringe edging
cut 2 matching shapes from an empty cereal bag, sew 3 sides, (*note-bag is super slippery, so hold firmly as you are sewing) fill bag with sequins, etc, then sew up final side, sealing the shaker * I created a few to fit beneath some of Heidi's paper frames that I sprayed with Color shine and one to fit in a slot of the baseball card sleeve)
* run the finished shaker thru the 5" Creative Station-applying solid adhesive along the entire back side-adhere to desired area
On the back side of frame that has been sprayed with Color Shine use Xyron's Double Sided High Tack tape for a strong hold-adhere over shaker.
Baseball card Sleeve page-Fill each section with pattened paper cards, an upcycled shaker and photos, as you desire.