Hey everyone! This is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and I have some more December Album pages and a process video to share today, this time using Simple Stories Holly Days collection. I think this is my favourite Christmas collection this year…mainly because it contains pink and I love pink for Christmas!
For my title page I have used white card as my base. I’ve kept it really simple with just a few embellishments and the word December, which is a red mirror-finish acrylic word from a shop here in the UK. Above the word December, I’ve added a snowman sticker, Christmas tree and hot chocolate mug. I wrapped some pink thread wrapped around the page and also added the 2021 number using stickers from the Foam Stickers pack. I finished off with a few hearts and snowflakes and a bow. Sometimes keeping it simple really looks beautiful.
For Day 1 I’ve made an advent calendar style page, using the numbers from the 2x2 Elements paper. I cut up numbers 1-12 and distressed the edges of each and machine stitched around the edge. I arranged these onto my page. For three of the numbers I made them into little doors for my photos to hide behind. I decorated some of the other numbers with enamel dots, puffy stickers and Bits & Pieces.
For Page 2 I used one of the red papers from the Holly Days 6x8 Paper pad as my background and I created a pocket on the front from white cardstock. I can add a photo to the front of my pocket as well as the piece that pulls out from inside. I’ve used one of the Foam Stickers to decorate the front of the pocket and some candy canes too.
Page 3 is super simple with one of the Foam phrases at the top of the page and three houses, a tree and the number 3 at the bottom corner. I promised myself I would include some simple pages this year as last year’s album was a bit overly complicated!
I have turned Page 4 into a shaker pocket. I used a Simple Stories Snowflake cut file to cut out a snowflake shape from the middle of my white background. I backed this with acetate, made a ‘wall’ of foam pads around the shape, filled it with sequins and backed it with pink card. I love the effect. I added an outline to the snowflake to make it stand out more, added machine stitching around the outside, ‘Deck the Halls’ phrase at the bottom and added the number 4. This page is a pocket page with an insert that pulls out from the side which is where I will add my photo and journaling.
Day 5 is my favourite of the whole album. I adore the 6x8 paper with the Santa scene. I have made this into a feature page too, and again my photo and journaling can go on the insert that pulls out from the side. I embellished the scene with hand stitching and glitter details. I also added a few Bits & Pieces, some presents and my number 5. I love how this page turned out.
For Day 6 I’ve used three large circles on a patterned paper background and added a few embellishments, including present stickers which coordinate with the presents on the facing Day 5 page. I added machine stitching around the edge of this page too.
Day 7 is very simple and will contain a full page photo, trimmed to showcase the beautiful Holly Days pattern behind it. I’ve created a small embellishment cluster that can be detached from the base page and placed where appropriate when my photo is available.
Day 8 has space for a 6x4 photo across the top and I’ve created an embellishment cluster stretching right across the bottom edge of the photo – I love that the stockings and ornaments are hanging from the photo!
I hope you have enjoyed these pages! I really love creating my December Album. By the time this post and video go live we will be into December and hopefully I will have started adding my photos. I wonder how they will turn out! Here is the link to my process video if you would like to watch along: https://youtu.be/mT0nan2f5dU