Monday, September 23, 2013

December Daily-Photo Heavy!

So I finally photographed my December Daily from last year!  I must say taking these photos makes me want to finish it.  Orrrr, make a new one for this year, with some changes.  I really love the flaps and pockets; I just should have not numbered anything yet.  My biggest gripe on this project is how thick it is without any spines.  As I filled it, it got more bowed out.  I have seen some that look like large tubes when they are completed!  LOL.  Soooo, if I attempted this again, it would definitely have chipboard covers and a spine with some sort of hinge binding.  But here's the photos.... be warned, this will be photo heavy!

This project was made with file folders using Kathy Orta's you tube series of tutorials.  It is called a Lap Book.  As you can see, the covers are not decorated.  My plan was to complete the "guts" and then decorate the covers that way the covers wouldn't get dirty during my process.  

In the picture below, you see it is already about 2 inches thick, if not more!

Here is what you see when you open the covers, the flaps.  I wanted to start my Daily from Thanksgiving because I wanted to document the picking, cutting, and putting up of the Christmas Tree.  We do that on Thanksgiving weekend.  Along the side, you see the words, "Thanksgiving Day."  Behind that, is a large pocket that houses a large portfolio meant for Thanksgiving pictures (I never put them in).  The numbers I cut from my silhouette Cameo, as well as the trees, the Christmas ornaments and all the fonts.

Here is the portfolio that is stored in the large Thanksgiving Day pocket.

Here is a close up of the diecuts.  I really love how the numbers turned out.  They are about 2 inches in diameter, including the snowflake backgrounds.
 
Under the 23rd, is space for more photos.
Here is a close up of the ornaments.

Under the number 24, is another space for a photo.

Yup our tree did actually fall down!  LOL!


This is the back of the front cover flap on the right side.  The number 28 is on a very tall portfolio type tag.  Just below the 27, is another pocket for a tag.

Below the number 27 is a flap.  Under that flap is day 26, of November.




This is the back side of the left front cover flap.  I didn't continue with the numbers on this side, so you see the sticky notes. There are two pockets on this side as well.  

This is the section once you flip open the Thanksgiving section.  Lots of pockets and places for tags.

This is the large back pocket at the back once all the flaps and sections are opened.

 There are so many places to stick tags and photos.... this book never ends!






So that's it!  That's my unfinished December Daily!  When I look at how much effort I put into this I definitely don't want to do another one, EVER!  LOL!  Waaaayyyyyy too much work for my very first attempt at a December Daily!  Maybe someday I can make use of it somehow.  For now, I will move onto my December Daily for 2013.  I have so many ideas in my head, I am having a hard time deciding what to do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  In case you missed my other post with my videos, here they are on the above project!!  Have a wonderful week!!


6 comments:

  1. As always gorgeous Rachel!!! I want to make one just maybe a mini version. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Tonya!!
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      Rachel

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  2. it looks great. i'm inspired to may be try to make my first one this year.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sandy!!
      hugs
      Rachel

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  3. What a great project! I love all of your elements :)

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    1. Thank you Jamie for your sweet comment! I appreciate it!!
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      Rachel

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