For the first time ever in the history of creating a Christmas Daily album, I did the cover last.
I usually start with the cover and then build from that.
This year I started the whole December Daily process by choosing the album and sheet protectors I was going to use and then I "built" the inside pages and then moved onto the cover.
I kept the Parisian Anthology Portfolio album cover pretty simple...
First up, a gorgeous Making Memories tulle floret flower. I removed the ugly pearl from the center and replaced it with one of the gorgeous rhinestone flair buttons from the Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Flair pack.
I used a needle and string to attach the rhinestone button.
I tied an assortment of ribbons to the metal piece on front of the album. Some tied in knots. Others in bows.
For the title of the album I used a combination of Silhouette flocked heat transfer and die cut felt.
I die cut two pieces from the Silhouette flocked heat transfer material and laid them out on the cover to get the placement right.
I used the "2010" from Kerri Bradford's Twenty Ten Digi Die Cut kit:
and the "December" from the Silhouette Online Store:
Remember when working with heat transfer you need to mirror image the design before cutting.
I decided to use some MM Brun Baubles to hang from the silver plate on the album's cover just for added flair and fun. I used some additional jump rings from my stash to hang the baubles.
I used spray adhesive to hold the felt letters in place, then I used my sewing machine to stitch them in place.
****A word of caution: if you choose to sew directly on your canvas album, use a strong needle and go slow. All sewing machines are different. You could damage your machine. Sewing machines aren't really made for this kind of sewing. Please don't email me mad.****
I just love this tulle flower with the pretty bauble flair in the middle. I used a hot glue gun to adhere it in place.
I replaced the die cut "dot" for the letter "i" with a Doodlebug Button. I hot glued it in place.
And that is this year's December Daily cover. Lots of fun bright color to match the mood and feel of the inside pages.
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