I love to Bake! A LOT! and Christmas I go all out. I spend an entire weekend...and then some baking all day. This year I made over a dozen different types of desserts.
I knew I had to dedicate one whole day just to cookies (even though I spent way more than that making them).
Once I saw the chipboard piece with the cutouts I KNEW I would use it for a day about cookies. It was the perfect vehicle to show each of my cookies. Granted it took some time for me to make this page but I think it was worth it.
This is what the chipboard piece looked like bare. I added a couple coats of white paint to it. It didn't take long to dry. (I believe I used Martha Stewart's white craft paint).
In order to get the pictures to fit behind the cutouts I did the following (I will prepare a tutorial post on this later this week but for now here are the instructions.):
- I scanned the piece of chipboard into Photoshop.
- Use the magic wand to highlight each circle.
- Inverse the image (everything else will be selected minus the circles)
- Add all my images behind the chipboard layer (in photoshop) and resize them to approximately fit the circles. This was a little tricky because some images overlapped one another. As long as they didn't overlap into the next circle I was okay.
- Use the paint bucket to turn the chipboard layer into white.
- Print your page.
- Then adhere behind the chipboard and cut off excess with exacto knife or scissors...or whichever sharp implement you prefer. :)
Here's what it will look like:
I used a gray Le Pen to write the names of the desserts (mostly cookies LOL) around each oblong circle and added a red puffy heart (Ali's kit) and "Love this Tradition" stamp using a Staz-On Jet Black Ink Pad (also Ali's kit)
Working on that page took a little bit more time than normal but it was worth it because the result is so cool!
Now, on to the left-side of the page. Usually I don't go right to left but I really wanted to start with the cookies...cause who doesn't want dessert first? right?
The left side is all about the journalling.
I used Ali's gray circles paper (cause it reminds me of the shape of a cookie), then cut a piece of transparency paper with red circles (cuz it reminds me of a cookie...is there a pattern here? LOL).
I ended up gluing down the huge 21 and stapling the transparency over it with my title because I needed the title to be big and have it lay even and flat. It worked out perfect plus it repeated the whole "circular theme" for me which I liked.
Then I added some embellishments (triangle, circle and "mmmm" on a tag) just to fill the space.
The journalling is using Remington Noiseless font (It's free to download on dafont.com). I've used this font throughout the entire December Daily because I like having a couple things that remain consistent in this project. I can change each page to fit the day but a couple things remain consistent which I think helps bring it all together.
Thank you for reading the post and I hope you enjoyed the layout.
Come back soon and if you have any comments or questions please feel free to leave them.
Have a great day!