Claire Murphy – December Documenting Foundation Pages
21 November 2018//
I love this time of year as it means December Daily is upon us. What better way to decorate your album than to include cut files. We are in the modern era of scrapbooking and cut files are everywhere and being used on millions of scrapbook pages so why not include them in the best (in my opinion) project of the year.
So, I’ve already shown you how you can use these cut files in a travellers notebook but they are so versatile and can be included on any project. Here I show how I have included them in my pocket page album, all ready for December to start.
First up I took the Let it Snow and Snowman cut files and scaled them to 3 inches x 4 inches which is the perfect size to fit in the pocket page protector. I kept it very simple by cutting them in white cardstock. I backed the Let it Snow cut file with some pretty snowflake patterned paper. To this I added on a wooden button. This did cover up one of the snowflakes on the cut file but it fit nicely in that position. I did added in a little word sticker and slipped this straight into my album….
Next up was the snowman cut file. I used the bordered cut file for this as it would sit snugly in the pocket page also. I decided to back this on a patterned paper that had lots of words about being cold. However, this meant my snowman looked a little lost on that backing paper. I saved it from going in the trash by outlining the snowman with a black fine-liner (phew!). I decided to give my snowman so glitz so applied some tacky glue in the recess area of his scarf and added some red glitter. Very festive! And very me! Finally, again the word stickers make an appearance and I placed one at the bottom. Using these word stickers really help to tie the project in together.
Then I decided to have some fun with acetate. I love to include this medium in my December Daily and I wondered whether I could use acetate along with the cut files. So first off I cut the stars cut file at a size of 6inches x 8 inches . This on it’s own looked great in the page protector. But I wanted something a bit more and didn’t want to back the file with patterned paper (which is one of my go to techniques). So I grabbed some acetate with white snowflakes on and layered this behind the cut file. I instantly fell in love. I decided this would be my page for Christmas Eve and so added on my numbers for the day and you guessed it, a little word sticker. I only adhered the outside edge of the cut file to the acetate as it was going in the page protector anyway. Love love love this.
And last but not least, I have the awesome numbered cups to use in my album this year. They are amazing! I was considering using all of these numbers for my whole album (but then I promised myself to try and use my stash this year so refrained). Again, I wanted to play with some acetate. So I grabbed this white and red striped paper and adhered it into the centre of some clear acetate to make it into it’s own page. You guessed it again, one more little word sticker to help pull it all together.
I think I am now all set and ready to take on December Daily 2018.
With love and colour