Thursday, December 14, 2017

December Daily 2017 // Part IV


I've been working on my December Daily at a pretty steady pace every couple of nights, and I'm really happy with how it is progressing. I've got a few more pages to share here today!

DECEMBER 5 // Holiday treat
Yup, a second story for the 5th. No big deal to document more than one story a day! We went to a local ice cream shop to try their seasonal flavors :) This is a very simple spread with some journal cards and some photos. The giant wood veneer star is from a past Ali Edwards December Daily kit (2015, I think?). I added a kraft tag on the right side as a filler card and so I could include some layers in my album.
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Since the spread was pretty simple, I wanted to add interest to the page somehow. I decided to stamp the names of the ice cream flavors on my journal card with some small alpha stamps (I got these in Japan). I like how it turned out, especially with my handwriting below it :) This Simple Joys journal card was a prototype for one of my card designs; I ended up updating it and changing the wording on the card in my store (it's from the Classic Holiday set).

I also added a digital stamp (from this set) to my photograph. There's space inside the circle to add a small embellishment so I used a gold puffy heart sticker.

Here's a close-up of the tag. I really love adding handstitched details to my pages.

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DECEMBER 6 // Holiday crafting
When you flip over the tag, you'll find a large gold foiled number 6 (from a past December Daily kit). This 6 corresponds with the date and my nephew's age. I bought this patterned envelope at a local stationery store and it's a little bit taller than the page protectors, but that's ok. On the side of the envelope, I folded over a letterpressed label, added an alpha sticker, and handstitched the label down.  The envelope holds a drawing from my nephew :)
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Here's the other side of the spread with the envelope flipped over.
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On the other side of the folded over label, I simply stamped this phrase from Ali Edwards' Cheer stamp set (digital version here) using navy blue ink and added a gold star sticker.
Thought this was a good opportunity to use my cute yeti card from the Let it Snow cards no.1 set! I added a small stamped sentiment at the bottom.

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DECEMBER 7 // A conversation
Documenting a conversation with my niece about her favorite ornaments on our tree :) I think it's nice to record small moments like this one because they'll be easily forgotten in the future.

DECEMBER 8 // Christmas cardmaking
Our annual tradition of making homemade Christmas cards continues! Another very simple page with a 4x6 photo and journaling cards.
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This aqua card is from the Let it Snow cards no.1 set. I added a snowflake (punched out of white cardstock using a Martha Stewart punch) and a small wood veneer for a bit of dimension.

Got to use some of my favourite cards for this spread! The cheer card is from Make Merry no.1 and the nutcracker card is from Make Merry no.2.

More pages to come, hopefully. Have a good week! xo.

4 comments:

  1. I love your product designs and the layouts you posted about. It makes me wish I still scrapbooked. Still a huge fan though.

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  2. Wow! I love your pages and thank you for so much inspiration.

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  3. I just love seeing your pages! And for the record I cut the snowflake page of your cut files - it came out beautifully! Thanks again so much for making it (and the rest) available for purchase. You're so very talented.

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  4. I really love the colours and layout of your pages!

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