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December 17, 2009

December Daily 2009 : Day 15



I love these envelopes from Paper Source. Here's what I have tucked inside: 

Lovely red pattern paper is from Jenni Bowlin's December kit. Red glitter star is from Prima. Circle 15 is from Every Jot And Tittle

Inside Day 15 is a sheet I printed out and folded featuring bits of visual inspiration I have been keeping track of on Tumblr – most of it happens to be season right now. 

At first I slipped it all the way inside the envelope but then decided that I liked the look of it with the inside peeking out (and the star was in just the right place). 

A scan of the outside: 


And the original: 

Day15  Dottedline

This post is part of a series documenting the month of December 2009. You find out more information and view all the completed pages of my album here. Share your work in the Flickr gallery here 


  • 1.
    Lynn said…

    Love, love, love this!

  • 2.
    Loretta Artful Yogi said…

    Love your use of simple red and white papers void of busy patterns.

  • 3.
    joni possin said…

    I love that you included “inspiration”!! I may have to lift your idea! I have a computer folder where I keep inspirational photos from here and there. I’m certain there are a few that show your work. They’re grouped according to seasons. It would be fun to have them in my album to inspire me next year as I read and reread my 2009 December Daily!!

  • 4.
    Beth Ann said…

    This is really really cool. I would never have thought of using an envelope that way. Thanks so much for all the holiday inspiration!

  • 5.
    Sandi Keene said…


  • 6.
    Molly Irwin said…

    just saw it on flickr, and had to come over to comment.
    nice idea to include things that make you swoon right now. I like that.

  • 7.
    Monika Wright said…

    I have an envelope reserved for after Christmas that I plan to place grocery receipts, cost of day-to-day living things (cell phones, gas, milk, cars, newspaper, satellite). I think this will be interesting to look on years from now. I also used one for our letters to Santa which is one of my favorite days so far!

  • 8.
    krista said…

    i just have to say how much i am enjoying following your december daily. simply wonderful. i love this idea!

  • 9.
    Allie said…

    Oooo… I really like this one!! This would be cool to do with index prints of your own stuff too. Dig it.

  • 10.
    abbey said…

    I love the reds here. Beautiful.

  • 11.
    dawn said…

    I love this!!!
    Can you share more about what exactly Tumblr is?
    I’ve never heard of it before..I probably live under a rock!

  • 12.
    Yolanda said…

    I am so in love with layouts that incorporate envelopes. And the things you stuff in yours are always surprising, and never fail to inspire.

  • 13.
    Geralyn Gray said…

    I work for Paper Source and am so happy you expressed your love for our envelopes…I am so happy to work there and love everything too!

  • 14.
    Michelle said…

    Ali, tumblr looks awesome and putting your bits there is so cool. I made an account but it looks nothing like your page…any quick hints to keep it simple and just load pics there like that?

  • 15.
    Michelle said…

    ups, I think I found it, I just needed the “cargo theme” ;-) so cool this is….thanks for the hookup =)

  • 16.
    Deirdre - Irl said…

    Wow… love it.

  • 17.
    Ikuko K said…

    I love this page!I I also have too many photos for a day, and wondered what to do with them. This page inspired me a lot. Thank you Ali for sharing!!

  • 18.
    Donna VW said…

    I love the photo collage idea! And I see your Fiskars Fingertip Swivel Knife, aren’t they the best?

  • 19.
    Lisa Dickinson said…

    i am so enjoying your pages ali – thanks for sharing!

  • 20.
    Natalee said…

    What a great way to use the envelope! You are so creative Ali. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 21.
    Deb said…

    The paper clip idea is awesome!! Simple solutions!

  • 22.
    Alexa said…

    looks perfect! i love how your album is coming along. So inspiring.

  • 23.
    Leilani said…

    I’ve been following your posts and work for a while now and I thank you for sharing your creativity with so many of us who enjoy it and need it. This post led me to tumblr. I opened an acct this morning and hope to follow one of your suggestions which was to create a blog to capture those moments (in words) I hope to scrapbook later. Great idea! I have two boys and a full time job. Balancing my husband’s offset schedule against mine leaves very little time to remember what we did when I took that picture,esp when I scrap it a month later! Thanks again!

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