Today I’m sharing tips for December Daily:
I’m getting out my December Daily albums from the past for a week of holiday album #nndailytip posts! This is from my 2009 album, which I didn’t finish until 2012. I though I’d failed my first time participating because I didn’t take a photo every day. Once I freed up my rules for myself, I could finish! I added in some general info on some missed days, like what kind of holiday music we were listening to, and added life details from my calendar, emails, and social media posts at the time for pages like this one!
Having stories I tell each year is awesome, because I love seeing how they change over time. I often use these types of stories on days when nothing much is going on. I love seeing our new ornaments each year. How we choose them has changed over time—it’s neat to see the shift and have that record. This one is from my 2010 album. #nndailytip
Watch the thickness of the embellishments you use! Try to vary placement so thickness doesn’t stack up in one place. Filling up an album is great, but you don’t want it bursting at the seams. My thickest album is from 2011. I orginly has it bound with ribbon, but the pages were too hard to turn. I ended up threading the first half through one set of hip rings, the second half through another, and connected them together with a smaller third set. #nndailytip #decemberdaily
I love having broad color schemes for mini albums, but I only really worry if facing pages match. One way to visually bring together two different facing days in a December Daily album is to try out using one product in two ways, like I did with the sequin background + shaker pocket in my 2013 album here. #nndailytip
When you are finishing (or even starting) your album after the holiday season, try working in batches. I get my photos selected, then print them, then go through and add memorabilia, then patterned paper / cards, and last I go through and add embellishments + journaling. Breaking it up into chunks makes it go faster and makes the whole project more manageable. This year and last, I harnessed my excitement about December Daily coming and worked on unfinished albums in November. (Shown here is 2016, which is in progress, and 2014, which I finished off last year). If you have some steam left after this year’s project, try going back and working some on an unfinished one! #nndailytip
What are your favorite tips for December Daily?
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