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January 9, 2011

December Daily™ 2010 | Intro Page & Binding

Yesterday I took some time to finish up the last couple of things left to do with my December Daily™.

First up was figuring out what I wanted to do for the binding. On hand I had rings that were 2 inches, 2.5 inches and 3 inches (ordered from Amazon).

Here’s a look at the 2 inch rings. They worked fine but I wasn’t totally satisfied. I tried the next size up (the 2.5 inch rings) and they just looked way too big (the one in the middle is missing because I was hunting for it and couldn’t locate it).

Here’s a look from the side – you can see here that it’s pulling a bit on the top and the bottom.

Other than the ring binding, I also wanted to try running some baker’s twine and a piece of ribbon through the holes to see if I liked that better.

I did.

It takes a bit longer to get the ribbon + twine through all the pages but in the end I liked that option better.

Here’s a look at what I did with the intro page:

In Photoshop I created a new canvas that was 2 inches wide x 4.25 inches tall at 300 dpi.

From my photo management program (Aperture) I dragged and dropped the images I wanted to use into Photoshop.

I re-sized them to either 2 inches wide or 3 inches wide and layered them one on top of the other to create the strip.

I printed them here at home and adhered it into my album. The intro page was a free download available here.

Again, thanks so much to all of you that participated this year! For those of you who are continuing to work on your project, you can do it!

Look for information about December Daily™ 2011 to begin sometime in October.

You can view all pages about the December Daily™ project here.


  • 51.
    Debbie Craig said…

    You inspire me Ali!!! Just saying. Keep it coming.

  • 52.
    P.J. said…

    This project has been a such blessing to me. After 2 years of serious family obligations and away from scraping, I read the “Scrapbook Etc.” article on the “25 Days of Christmas.” I could do this, start a new project and begin scraping again. The day I did started the project, I sat alone in the crop room of a SB store wondering if I COULD do it again, if I really WANTED to even try to scrap again, and, most of all, where to begin.
    I cut that first piece of paper and was hooked. When my husband picked me up, he couldn’t believe the “new” wife he had. I was happy and excited again, a thing I hadn’t been in 2 years.
    Throughout Dec. I watched demos, tried new things and new products. My projects have a whole new look from what they did 3 years ago when I scrapped last.
    Thank you so much for giving me the boost to return to my love of scrapbooking.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I loved reading this comment PJ. So wonderful.

  • 53.
    Dana K said…

    I’m so happy to see you’re just finishing your album now. I’m very close to being done. I just have to finish the cover and maybe pop a few more embellishments on some pages. I’m looking forward to putting away all my Christmas supplies and moving onto something else. :-)

  • 54.
    Laurel said…

    Thanks Ali for such a wonderful project. This is my third year doing the December Daily and definitely my favorite! I just finished my album and have had the opportunity to show it off this week. I think I’ve recruited some more ready to go for 2011! Your inspiration is greatly appreciated!

  • 55.
    ginny said…

    ok Ive been putting it off but Im going to ask a studpid question, how do you back up the right hand page of one layout to the left hand page of the next day?? just adhere them together (

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Yes – just use some adhesive (rolling adhesive or glue stick, etc) to stick them back to back :) .

  • 56.
    Radish said…

    This is very late but I have just completed the DD. Unfortuneatly iy is printing on one side of the page. Do you print on both sides of the pages or do you paste two backs together?

    Thank you in advance.

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