It's here! The full reveal of my December Daily® 2016 mini kit. I seriously had the best time designing this kit. It opened up a whole new creative world to me- designing product in a way that I had never really participated before. I thoroughly loved it. I'm excited to be able to show you the whole thing vs. just the sneaks. I was going for a very artist inspired kit- meaning lots of designs based on artwork, be it illustrations, or stamps I've carved, watercolor art etc. etc.
This year each mini kit had the same basic elements: 4 6x8 papers with plain grid design on the back, 31 journal cards and a selection of embellishment items. In this picture I've already taken my kit's washi tape and applied it to the pink stripes on that paper. I decided after receiving the kit I liked it better that way... for now anyway ;). I think that the full page of stars is my favorite paper. That was all designed digitally.
The 31 journal cards are made up of 3x4 or 4x6 sizes. This is side A of mine above and here is side B:
And here is the B side. I've already taken colored markers to the stars (third one top row), and used the stamp set in the kit to make the holly card (row 2, 4th card), stars, (row 3, 1st card) and snowflakes (row 4, 4th card.) I like to alter things as you know. ;)
And here is where I was adding the washi tape from my kit to the 6x8 paper...you can see it as it comes on the last row there. Side note, how great is that Merry album designed by Jasmine Jones from this year's offerings? Love it. I also love the 2 other 6x8 albums offered. I'm a 6x8 DD album girl.
I started stamping the back of the B side of the cards. I used the stamp set I designed for the kit and Ali's Crafter's Inks to stamp them and I really like them. They are very wet and easy to apply evenly, and from my experience they dried quickly on paper.
The embellishments are one of my favorite parts of any kit and so I was thrilled to get to pick which embellishment types I wanted to be in my kit and design them. Star die cuts, some with gold foil, chipboard shapes with sayings in gold foil, star washi tape and a gold alpha with lots of repeat letters for my kit.
I started playing with it to get some in use photos, and I can't wait for December already. I wanted to confirm for myself that my bright, festive colors would go with traditional holiday colors so I grabbed some pages from a previous December Daily® I have. Yep, to me, it totally works!
All the December Daily® goodies are now available for ordering (shipping in October) here. You can see all the other mini kits too and see how the different designers chose to create their kits. Ali does a great unboxing of her own main kit (yes, of course I ordered one, love it!) and also scroll down to see what her favorite items from each mini kit are. I loved what she chose from mine!
I've heard from some of you that you already participate in December Daily®, and a few friends that promise that this year they are really going to for the first time (Paige, Michelle, Amy, I'm talkin' to you!). I am super excited to see how they put these pieces to use. I've placed my order and am patiently waiting until October...no need to rush those holidays, now that I've got my plans made, I can go ahead and enjoy our last days of summer and the beginning of fall too!