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December Daily™ 2011 | Day Five (+ Layered Template Video Tutorial)

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Five.

One of my favorite themes for December Daily™ is an "Around The House" spread with photos of decorations. It would be fun to see just this page compared with past years to see what's changed and what's remained the same.

For my story today I used one of the templates in my December Daily™ Layered Template 6x8.5 package paired with an enlarged photo and journaling on the second page.

(Sorry about the color quality of these images - it's challenging to get the colors correct when I photograph them in the evenings.)

Here's a look at the page created using one of the layered templates:

I put together a quick (12 minute) tutorial about my process for working with these layered templates (specifically this set but the information can be used for working with any layered templates).




December Daily™ Layered Template Tutorial 2011 from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Here's what the first page looked like before printing:

The white digital cardstock I used in the background is from this set: Michaela Solids.

After printing out the layered template I added the letters for JOY using American Crafts Hollyday Elf Thickers. The little black stars are some older Jenni Bowlin rub ons (came in a package that had arrows with words on the inside and the stars were between the arrow + word combos).

Here's a look at at the second page:

That "peace" tag was from my Christmas stash. I'm thinking it was from Ormolu?

Pattern paper strip along the bottom is American Crafts Hollyday Red Suit with Glitter Accents.

Between these two pages is a divided page protector insert.

In the top two pockets I added a piece of transparency with a Jenni Bowlin arrow rub on and a button from Evalicious.

The outline stars (found in my Silhouette library - thinking they came with it?) were cut with the Silhouette.

I chose not to do anything on the back of the pieces in this divided page protector.

Here's a look at the pages inside the album:


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74 thoughts

  1. Kristina in Oz says…
    12/06/2011

    Just beautiful.

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  2. dawn says…
    12/06/2011

    love this, especially the wreaths above the mantel.

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  3. Kristen says…
    12/06/2011

    Ali-

    thanks for your video. I will be watching this carefully this afternoon as I try to work on my DD day 6.

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  4. Kathy says…
    12/06/2011

    This is my favourite page so far......looks fantastic

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  5. Paula in Australia says…
    12/06/2011

    Love it Ali just beautiful. The peace tag looks a lot like a tag from Elise Blaha maybe??? Just looks familiar. Hope you are enjoying December and that you have a wonderful festive season. Thanks for your always inspiring ideas.

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  6. Ruth says…
    12/06/2011
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  7. Kitty Chen says…
    12/06/2011

    All are just so pretty! Really inspiring!

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  8. MarianneG says…
    12/06/2011

    Love your Christmas decor!

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  9. Missscrap says…
    12/06/2011

    A very great idea !!

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  10. Lorette C says…
    12/06/2011

    Beautiful work!!! thank you!

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  11. Brooke M says…
    12/06/2011

    Beautiful page. After the last few days, I am seriously wanting a silhoute for christmas!

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  12. Beth Fox says…
    12/06/2011

    Awesome page, just really awesome!

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  13. Alida Post says…
    12/06/2011

    So enjoying your album again this year! Thanks, you inspire!

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  14. Carla says…
    12/06/2011

    My favorite page so far. Thanks for the inspiration. I am struggling this year. I was so excited to start and seem to be having trouble. I have a bad case of writers block and not sure where my creativity is hiding!!!

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  15. Mary says…
    12/06/2011

    The page is awesome but your home looks so lovely - can I come to your house for the holidays!? :-)

    Happy Holidays to you, Ali!

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  16. christen says…
    12/06/2011

    wow! so pretty.

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  17. Denise KC says…
    12/06/2011

    Very, very cool Ali
    Beautiful house, decorations...red door!
    Thanks for doing DD :D

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  18. laura g. says…
    12/06/2011

    wonderful pages as usual!! i have a red door too! and i love it!!!

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  19. Sherry Eckblad says…
    12/06/2011

    Ali, thank you for doing the tutorial I am hoping to give it a try later today. Your album is coming along beautifully as usual. I have to say that I love the front walk up to your house in the photo.

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  20. Paula G says…
    12/06/2011

    Been feeling emotional today and have some big happy tears pooling in my eyes with your Day 5 post :)

    You gave me a new outlook on taking photos of my decor -- and when I finish typing I am going to get those photos. I was thinking at first that I already have photos of my decorations - but focusing on what's different every year is a great idea. This year my Christmas cactus is more beautiful than ever, my Nativity that I just love is set up in a different place, and I realized I've never focused on the little village under the tree, after having it for about 20 years!! Thanks for "lighting" this candle in my mind today. You don't just find light, you give light Ali.

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    1. Ali says…
      12/06/2011

      Thank you Paula :).

  21. Mayer Veronika says…
    12/06/2011

    My favorite! Super, wonderfull! i like it!!!!

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  22. Beke says…
    12/06/2011

    I used this idea last year (for the first time, inspired from your last year one) and I loved taking the photos around the house. One little photo i used was of the cd i was lsitening to at the very time i was taking the photos, and thought the cd was not chrsitmas related, it was still apart of THAT DAY!

    The other photo i loved in my collage (like yours) was a short vase with candy canes sitting inside. I always have candy canes, and always deplay that way, so it was a little tribute to a tradition started years before even realsing it and documenting it :) Love your lay ouyt, as always!

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  23. Kelly Jo says…
    12/06/2011

    Ali- I love each day better than the last in your dailies! I would so love to sit down with a cup of coffee and just look through all your albums.

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  24. janel says…
    12/06/2011

    I am so enjoying every post, and every photo. A treat for the soul and the eyes.
    What size page protector are you using for your 6 x 8.5 pages? I am using that size and am confused as to what page protectors to use. Thanks for any help. I apologize for missing your info., as I am sure you have told us, and I just have missed reading it. Thanks so much.

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    1. Jennifer says…
      12/12/2011

      Janel,

      We R Memory Keepers makes a 5.5x8.5 page protector. That is what I'm using this year.
      Jennifer

    2. janel says…
      12/07/2011

      Thanks Ali, I appreciate your response. Loving every post!

    3. Ali says…
      12/06/2011

      Hi Janel - I'm using 6 x 8.5 page protectors that were sold through Studio Calico (and made specifically for a December Daily kit by American Crafts). Unfortunately they are now out of stock.

  25. Jeni says…
    12/06/2011

    Love it!

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