What Album do you use for December Daily?

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Posted 9/20/2013 by ~KatieAnna~ in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 9/20/2013 2:18:43 PM
So far, I have not yet done a DD because I was certain that I would not have enough photos/activities to document for a daily, month-long project. But this year, I've decided to try it anyway, even if it's just recording a beautiful snow day, a favorite ornament or whatever.

But, I have no DD products nor do I want to purchase anything. I have a HUGE stash and would prefer to use what I already have. I have tons of paper, embellishments, chipboad for cutting w/Sizzix and Nestie dies, etc.

But what about the album? I've done a search here at 2Peas for over the past year to see if albums have been discussed for DDs. If there were, I missed them or they didn't have "album" in the title...so here goes.

I have an 8 x 8 post-bound Christmas album that manufacturered by Making Memories (if memory serves me correctly). It's a sturdy, pretty album and the cover looks like a Christmas package. I purchased the album years ago w/plans to use it but so far, haven't done so. I was thinking of purging it when I thought, "H-m-m-m...I wonder if I could use this for DD? It would give me a use for the album and a great excusde for doing an actual DD."

Has anyone done a DD in an 8 x 8 postbound album before? Are there pocket protective sleeves available for this size?

TIA, Peas, for all your help!


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Posted: 9/20/2013 2:41:52 PM
Since I am frozen, I just pulled out an older album I've had in my possession for years and it's actually a Christmas Album by Making Memories line Mistle Toe. I used that same paperline as well as some Making Memories Fa La La. It's not my favorite but I'm happy to have used up older stash and get my album done awaiting December to fill it with joyful goodies.


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Posted: 9/20/2013 2:58:19 PM
Oh, I it, treyaut! Where did you get the bookkeeping/ledger papers? Awesome! TFS!


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Posted: 9/20/2013 3:14:47 PM
Never used post bound albums bc the DD tends to get chunky. I have used chipboard covered in pp and hole punched. I then use rings to bind it. I have also used D ring albums. And one year I used ribbon to bind all the pages. I prefer the D ring albums. 8x8 is a good size. I have done 6x8, 4x6 and 8x8.


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Posted: 9/20/2013 7:23:31 PM
I use what ever 8x8 album I find on sale! As others have mentioned, it's usually a D-ring though as DD sometimes gets thick with memorabilia.



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Posted: 9/20/2013 9:46:01 PM
I used a Simple Stories 6x8 album last year. I loved it so much that I just bought another one for this year. It was the perfect size and I liked the option of the pocket pages in a smaller size.

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Posted: 9/20/2013 9:59:11 PM
I second the Simple Stories mini albums..they're great!! I like that you can easily add to them if needed too! You can use a 50% coupon at Ms and it would be around $8. Great value!!


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Posted: 9/20/2013 11:59:28 PM
I used the Simple Stories Sn@p album last year. I bought a few extra page protectors and it worked out great. This year I'm going super easy and using the Merry and Bright PL kit.


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Posted: 9/21/2013 2:14:27 AM
Last year I used a sn@p album, I liked the 6x8 size and that there were different styles of page protectors. I am not doing one this year because I have never completed the last two years I attempted. I am just going to include things in my Project Life as they happen (that said I am way behind on that too!)

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Posted: 9/21/2013 5:54:59 AM
I'm waiting for Studio Calico's Magical Handbook to ship to stores. It will be perfect for my December album!


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Posted: 9/21/2013 7:22:05 AM
I made one from an old book and Tim Holtz binder clips.

I already know it's going to be too small but I love it.
I'm going to have to make some days just one page instead of an entire spread.


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Posted: 9/21/2013 11:57:49 AM
I used 81/2x11 Album last year and hated it... Thought it was to big

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Posted: 9/21/2013 3:44:40 PM
My DD's usually are so thick I have to have a D ring album, but mine runs from Thanksgiving thru Dec 31. If you are not doing a page a day, and don't expect to have more than 20 pages (10 page protectors), a post album should work fine...unless you use a lot of bulky embellishments. M's and AC Moore usually carry page protectors for post bound albums in 8x8. I like the 8x8 size too, you can use 4x6 photos and still have plenty of room to journal and embellish.


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Posted: 9/23/2013 6:47:31 AM
I think your 8x8 post album would be perfect for DD. If you are a super lumpy scrapper, switch the posts to longer ones. You could add a few 6x8 pocket pages here and there too.

My first Journal Your Christmas album was a 9x9 Heidi Swapp spiral bound album. It was the perfect size for me. Lots of room for writing and photos.

Since then I've done a 4x6 Elise Blaha book and an 8x8 Shutterfly book for JYC/DD. Last year I bought a 6x8 Simple Stories but never got around to putting it together.

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Posted: 9/23/2013 9:48:17 AM
Thanks for all the replies, Peas!

Since I didn't want to buy an album for my first DD and wanted to use something that I already have, I'll stick w/my postbound for this year. I will need to get more page protctors, though, but I should have everything else I need. If this turns out, I may try using a Sn@p album next year - 6 x 8 sounds like a fun size!

Oh, and I love the album made from the book cover and TH binder insert. That's awesome!
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