December Daily - Those Starbucks Cups
'Tis the season for peppermint mochas in those iconic red Starbucks cups! Since I have indulged in a few of those seasonal drinks (and so have some of my family members), I wanted to include them in some way in my December Daily. I've already done a past December Daily page about the peppermint mocha, so I thought it would be fun to try and incorporate part of the actual cup this year.
I saved a few of the cups in different designs and decided to use a circle punch to make a little banner with them. (Note: the punch I used is from Fiskars and is designed for use on thicker materials.) After punching the circles, I lightly adhered them to a 4x6 piece of dark wood grain patterned paper and then stitched them in place. I ended up making two versions of the banner - one is made from an assortment of cup designs and the other uses just one design.
I paired one banner with a photo of the wallpaper I'm using on my phone this season - the photo went right on one of my foundation cards and I just added two pieces of a black and white striped branding strip to fill out the card a bit more. To finish off the banner card, I stamped a sentiment from the Ali Edwards December Daily Christmas Star Stamp Set.
I used the second banner on an entry about my memories of our Christmas card displays when I was growing up. I'd seen a cute clothespin set in Target recently and took a photo of it when it sparked that memory. I added the photo and my journaling to the foundation card, and then placed a few phrase stickers under the banner on the wood grain card.
I slipped the entries back-to-back into page protectors. Here's how they look in my album:
I like the bright red color of the banners and the whimsical touch they add to my album - definitely a bit of holiday cheer.