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October 14, 2010

December Daily 2010 | Interior Page Steps + Video Walk-Through Of Album

When looking back through my photos of my December Daily foundation there were a couple where I’d taken some how-to shots. Many of the pages were as simple as stitching or adhering an element but a couple involved more than one step. Here’s a look at a couple of those how-to’s.

For Day 2 and Day 22 I sprayed Studio Calico Mister Huey Apple Jack Color Mist onto shipping tags. Before spraying I adhered large number stickers from Making Memories and then removed them after spraying.

Here’s a look at Day 22 in the album:

Day 8, Day 13 and Day 21 use my AE Christmas Boxes from Designer Digitals. This package from Designer Digitals includes individual PNG files + a print-ready PDF.

The print-ready PDF actually includes all 9 boxes – I just happened to print this out before putting together the PDF page.

I cut out each little box, adhered a date, and added a bit of paint around the edges (Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint Dash of Red: Two Peas | Here’s a look at where these boxes appear (for full supply lists check this post):

For Day 9 and Day 12 I painted chipboard stars and frames using Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio Paint Dash of Red: Two Peas |

One last thing for this week: a video walk-through of the album. I’ve been wanting to integrate more video into my site and felt like this project was a great chance to begin that process. Enjoy!

Ali Edwards December Daily 2010 Foundation from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

For more on the December Daily album go here.


  • 51.
    Deirdre said…

    Ali, great video… cannot believe we are back talking about December Daily again… where did the time go. Pulled out my last year’s one… still finishing touches to go on it… and am then going to recycle the unused bits for 2010…. thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  • 52.
    Janet White said…

    Amazingly inspiring. Watching this makes me want to stretch out of my comfortable digital box. Love the way you shared this!

  • 53.
    livelybrowsers said…

    Thanks for good stuff

  • 54.
    Deena said…

    Thanks for the inspiration! I love the look of transparencies in the book but wanted to make my own. I remembered you saying that the ones you buy in office supply stores aren’t as thick as Hambly, but decided to try it anyway. Yep, pretty flimsy, but then I figured out a solution–I laminated the printed side. Now the ink is “sealed” and they are thicker. I think they’ll work just fine now. Just wanted to share the idea.

  • 55.
    Sandy Reeves said…

    Thank you, Ali for the video and for sharing!! I have decided to do a December Daily Album this year, especially since I have 2 grandbabies now!! I cannot wait!! Thanks again!! I am so inspired by everything you do!! God Bless! :)

  • 56.
    Brenda said…

    Ali I love your site. I normally can’t spend too much time on the computer (little ones just keep needing things!!) but I can’t stop checking out all your previous projects and entries so I’ll just have to be tired tomorrow, oh wait I’m always tired! Ha!
    Thank you so much for sharing your world, it’s very inspiring.

    My question, and I have a feeling this is obvious but not to me. Can you print the Christmas Boxes in color as they are shown?

  • 57.
    June W said…

    Wondering about the use of placemats…not getting the vision for this. Please share more. I have my pages cut…using 1-25 numbers from a sheet I have had forever and a Christmas paper pack that happened to match. I am excited about having this ready to place photos. Ali, thanks so much for all the inspiration…I certainly enjoyed the video and an hour and a half later I am well on my way!

  • 58.
    Lynn said…

    Hi, Ali – I’ve been pulling together the materials to make the December Daily. I am in my 2nd year of Project 365/Project Life, but December is such a busy month with family birthdays and everything!

    I am a bit of a perfectionist and follow instructions to the letter… you’ll get the pun in a second. For the misted tag, it looks to me like you are using the Making Memories Animal Crackers alphabet (it is the only one of the hundreds I’ve looked at that has the right numeral twos). I have only been able to find this in a flocked sticker. Are you using the backing sheet, or something else to create the mask?

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