A few weeks ago I created a Monthly Best card set with the express purpose of either a) just making a simple list card for my Project Life album, or b) making an actual layout for our family album. As I was itchy to use them but realized January wasn't quite far enough along to legitimately make a Best of January layout, I decided to make just one for December 2013.
I wanted to make a true, old school hybrid layout, one that combined the best of my computer with the best of other more traditional scrapbooking acoutrements.
I started out by creating the card and the list, then I designed a whole page around it.
I printed the card onto my favorite Bazzill cardstock, then printing the photos onto one sheet of photo paper.
I also created a simple title to cut out of white cardstock using my Silhouette.
Then I just started cutting and adhering with a basic Kraft cardstock as my background.
Here is the final page.
The thing I like about this is that it reminds me to try other ways of using 3 x 4 cards, whether they are digital files or cards from my Project Life Seafoam kit.
Today, I wanted to share four different versions of this December 2013 card with you for your scrapbooking pleasure. This file is a printable PDF. No Photoshop needed. Just print using your Premium or Best Quality settings, trim and make a page or use it in your December Project Life pages. Design note: Make sure you choose Actual Size when printing from Adobe Acrobat.
Click on this link: Download CZBestOfDecCards
If you like the idea of the monthly best cards, check out the entire set here.
Note: the digital set comes as 3 x 4 PNG files, which lets you customize and play with them as you like.
You can also use the same template I used to create this layout.
I just turned off the center card, journaling block and title placeholders before printing my photos out.
Enjoy the download if you need to catch up on documenting your December!