I have to admit that it’s been slow going with my DD album so far this year. I have been incredibly indecisive, and have been making rookie mistakes (like punching holes on the wrong side of the paper), BUT I have my Day 1 and Day 7 to share with you today, and I have to say that I love the way they turned out!
I was challenged to use vellum or acetate on my layout. When I saw the snowflake acetate in the DD kit, I knew it was perfect for my Day 1 spread. We went to go see Frozen II on December 1st. I used the HKC exclusive pink pattern paper (from the November Main kit), and trimmed it down to about 4 1/2 x 8 in as a base for my pocket page. I trimmed down the snowflake acetate to about 5 x 4 1/2 in, scored 1/4 in from each side and the bottom, then folded and adhered them behind the pink pattern paper.
This is actually the 2nd pocket page that I made. The first one had most of the pretty snowflakes, but I punched the holes on the left side out of habit, instead of the right side. I still had enough acetate to make it again though, with one sparkly snowflake.
Since it’s clear acetate, it’s hard to tell that there’s a pocket in the photographs, but if you look closely, the acetate makes the pink pattern paper look darker. (My acetate goes up to right under the first set of holes.) I filled it with photos from a photobooth they had at the theatre, a copy of our digital tickets, a photo of the movie poster, and a journaling card. I typed up my journaling on a 4 x 6 card from the November Pocket Life kit, trimmed it down a little, then added a ribbon tab. (The ribbon is included in the DD kit.)
For the other side of my Day 1 spread, I documented my husband and girls putting up the Christmas lights on the house.
If you watched my previous video on the HKC YT channel, I had made a different spread for day 1, but I mentioned that it would probably change since I pre-filmed. I made the number 1 tag on that video, so I’m reusing it on this page. I used the HKC exclusive stamp set from the DD kit, and gold embossing powder from the DD Festive Color kit to make my tag. I put the tag on a different PL card. This snowflake card was a 3 x 8 card that I cut it half. I thought it tied in both sides of the spread perfectly with the snowflakes and colors.
For my Day 7, I documented a crafty movie night with my 2 younger girls:
On the left side, I hand wrote my journaling on a PL card. I love the cards with lines on them… I can never keep my handwriting straight, haha! I added the sticker from Pinkfresh Studio, and added a little machine stitching. I also printed out another movie poster from the movie we watched: Abominable. It was really cute!
On the right side, I kept it pretty simple with two 4 x 6 photos. I put the 3 photos together in photoshop for the top image, but you could just trim your photos and glue them to a piece of cardstock or 4 x 6 card. To the top of this photo, I added a little bit of washi tape, with a gold scalloped pattern on it (it was from a Hip Kit earlier this year), and a Pinkfresh Studio sticker.
I created another number tag, just like I made for day 1, for day 7.
I hope you like the way my DD spreads turned out. I love how clean and graphic my pages turned out. Don’t forget to check out all these amazing kits on the Hip Kit Club website! I’ll be back soon with more of my DD album. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!