Saturday, November 26, 2016

December Daily Album Cover - Snow & Cocoa

'Tis the season for December Daily preparation!  This will be my third year documenting our December happenings and it seemed to me that so many people got a very early jump on their albums.  When I first saw Crate Paper's Snow & Cocoa collection I fell in love with the gorgeous pastel colors and festive icons.  I knew it was just what I needed to create a very different December Daily album this year and offer a bit of a challenge to my design as well.  

Not only does the Snow & Cocoa collection have beautiful soft colors, but it also has a pop of black and white.  I chose my album for the graphic black and white design but opted to use some patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad to tone it down a bit.  A doily from my stash also helped soften the look.  

After adding large gold letters to create a real impact, I embellished the rest of the album using embellishments from the collection - a tree from the chipboard sticker sheet, two snowflakes pieces from the diecut pack, and a title from the 6 x 12 stickers.  The whimsical Thickers are so unique - I bought two packs!  To see how I put this album cover together, you can check out my process on my YouTube channel.  I will be posting videos throughout December as well so you can see how my album comes along.   

I look forward to using the other great embellishments and papers from this collection to document our December.  My aim this year is to create a unique, one of a kind album and the untraditional colors in this collection having already aided in achieving that goal.  If you'd like to get your hands on any bits and pieces from Crate Paper's Snow & Cocoa, then check out the store and use the code KRISTIE for 20% off.  


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