Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My DD foundation pages

I've decided to take many of Ali's ideas for my December Daily. When someone that brilliant has already taken the time to think things through you should take advantage, right? The size of my album will be 6x8 inches. I've made a sketch as to what pages I need to make, and how many of each kind. These are my pages:
  • 2 transparancies (to protect the covers)
  • 2 covers (front and back)
  • 5 four-pocket page protectors (I trimmed down nine-pocketed ones)
  • 26 patterned papers
  • 31 calendar pages
Taking good pictures this time of year is almost impossible, so unfortunately they are fuzzy. I hope they will still give you some idea of what I've done. This is my cover pages plus the transparancies. The covers are doubled up and glued together, so they are more sturdy and also have the same pattern on both sides.

Materials: Hambly Studios brown Chicken coop overlay, Studio Calico "Wildflower" PP, Basic Grey Piccadilly brads, American Crafts/Amy Tangerine bits diecuts, October Afternoon Sprinklers in "Paper doily" and these letter stamps

I also bought some card collector pocket pages, and then used my regular papertrimmer to cut them down to 6x8. That left me with 4 pockets. I've filled up some of them. They will sit before the calendar pages for the dates: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Every Thursday in December.

Before all other calendar pages I'll have patterned papers with the numbers on one side, and photos on the back. I went through my stash and picked out papers with classic Christmas colours plus woodgrain. I was lucky enough to find that they also have the right colours on the back. I've started putting numbers on some of them:

My calendar pages will be similar to the ones Ali has made, but I think I'll probably use kraft rather than white cardstock.

Thanks for dropping by! If you've made some foundation pages for yourself I would love to see them. Leave a link in my comments, and I will come by your blog and take a look.



  1. Så snyggt Magdalena! Smart att trimma ned plastfickor för samlarkort, den idén ska jag ta! :)

  2. Oh your daily is going to be beautiful. I have taken the easy way out and ordered a holiday book from Elise Blaha. Eagerly awaiting it's arrival so I can get embellishing!

  3. Jättefina sidor, men min absoluta favorit är dag 4 - snygg!!

  4. Lovely pages. I love the colour scheme.

  5. fabulous this so much!