Hello and welcome back! Today I wanted to share my Hello December Project Life by Stampin' Up! Album, at least the first half. Warning: this is a picture heavy and longer post! But, I hope you'll enjoy it. I really enjoyed this project. For my album, I included pictures and events from late November through the end of December, and even one date in January when I celebrated Christmas with my brother Dan and his girlfriend Karolina. So, maybe I should call it my Hello December-ish album...ha!
I left the cover the original colors of Cherry Cobbler and kraft, and just added a piece of retired taffeta ribbon in Old Olive along the edge. I sponged the wooden Joy word with Cherry Cobbler ink, used the stamps from the December Wonder Project Life Stamp Set embossed in white, and a tag punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. Some sequins from the Hello December Accessory Pack, a sticker word and a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine complete the look. The star die cut strip was made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, and I used the Project Life Cards and Labels Dies to cut the two stamped label shapes. It's simple, but I like how it turned out.
I used the washi tape, red foil stickers, sequins, cork numbers and word stickers to decorate these cards. The tan banner piece was cut from one of the journal cards, and all the journal cards came from the Hello December Project Life Card Collection.
Here I made a few photo collages using the Project Life App for the iPhone, and the same accessories as above.
For the photo in the bottom left, I used the Waterlogue App for iPhone to turn a picture of evergreens into a watercolor painting, and then printed it onto matte photo paper. Then, I stamped a title and label along the left side.
There is another photo collage in the lower left. Also for the number 5 (and 4 above), I trimmed out the circles from some extra journal cards and layered cork numbers, stickers and washi tape over the top. The number 6 had layers added to a photo, and the story about buying a new Christmas tree this year.
More of the same elements on the left spread, and on the right I used a journal card for the number title.
I didn't have a picture from the 9th, so I included a cartoon. And, another photo collage for the 10th using the Project Life App and the Hello December kit in the app.
I used another collage in the lower left, and printed two collages together to make a 6x8 picture for the right page.
I printed two collages together to make a 6x8 picture for the left page, and added sequins and cork numbers to the daily card. This was one of my favorite ways to decorate the cards.
More of the same for this spread.
I added some wood stars to the HoHoHo journal card, and used one of the vellum envelopes in the lower right.
And, the last page for today, I highlighted two of the journal cards one with a cut circle, sequins and cork numbers and the other with a stamped image on vellum and a wood star. I also split a photo into two 3x4 pictures in the lower left to work with the page protector.
Well, that is all for today. I'll share the rest of the album this week. Thanks for stopping by!