December Daily™ 2011 | Day Four

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Four.

Happy Monday! Hoping you had a good weekend.

Today I'm telling the story of a little crafty get together I had with Katie and Kim on Saturday night.

Good times.

I did another full page photo for the left page of Day Four. Most likely you'll be seeing quite a few of these in my album as it's on my favorite things to include.

Before I tell you more about my December Daily™ pages today I wanted to talk a little bit about those glittered words on the wall near our front door in the photo above.

It was my crafty project for the evening.

The idea came from this image I found on Pinterest last week. If you click through to the link to Katie's Pencil Box she's got a tutorial and printables if you want to hand cut the letters.

I decided that since I had a Silhouette here now I could probably have it cut the letters and it did an awesome job. The font I used is called Script MT.

Rather than using Mod Podge (which I tried at first and just wasn't getting a great stick with the glitter) I used the Creatopia - which is basically a 12-inch Xyron. You run the image through and it puts adhesive on the back (or front as the case may be with this project) and it comes out looking like the image above. You peel off the front and backing and you're ready to glitter the front. For glitter I used Martha Stewart and mixed the Florentine Gold and Sterling (loved that idea from Katie's Pencil Box tutorial).

Super fun project.

I hung them on the wall with some of those wall sticky tabs that are removable.

My favorite thing is that they catch the twinkle lights from outside and do their own little light dance.

Back to December Daily™.

I printed out the full page photo and then added a little white cardstock tag (punched using a McGill Tall Tags Rounded Punch that I don't think they make anymore). I stitched that onto the photo and then ran the photo + tag through my typewriter.

Just a couple words about preparation and celebration.

Right above the white tag I added one of the super cute Happy Days Wood Banners.

For the second page I'd planned to use the typewriter again for my longer journaling but the T broke. Not sure it's repairable. So instead of using the typewriter I jumped back on the computer and created the journaling in Photoshop using a font called Remington Noiseless.

I knew I wanted to cut these words out as strips so I left a bit of space between each line.

The journaling talks about getting together, having some wine, and making things. All very good stuff.

I spaced it out randomly and considered doing some more stitching but I was ready to just move on to the next part.

Looking at it now I might go back in and add a few stitches between the lines of text.

I used that same McGill Tall Tags Rounded Punch to cut out a bottle from Jenni Bowlin's Common Objects pattern paper.

I stitched it right along the top right edge, repeating the same basic idea from the left page.

Down along the bottom of the right page I added a strip of October Afternoon Wax Bottles pattern paper (black stars) and stapled on a chipboard tab from Echo Park. The tab is actually blank - I stamped the word "document" on there using the April Studio AE stamp set which was called It's In The Details.

Here's the two pages together:


Click on the images to link to the products.


Elle’s Studio has some great items for your holiday scrapbooking – their numbers and journaling tags will also work great with your December Daily projects! Use coupon code ALIHOLIDAY on any order over $35 and receive 10% off!


You’re invited to include a link to your DAY FOUR page here. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link.

44 thoughts

  1. Cynthia H

    2011-12-05 10:33:10 -0500

    The words on the wall are so awesome, as is the photo that documents them. I love that they include your word!!

  2. rhonda

    2011-12-05 10:54:45 -0500

    Ali I am loving your album, with Ciara away at college I was so worried this year about the lack of things to document and not alot of pictures,but I am making it work. Thanks for inspiring me!

  3. Jill

    2011-12-05 11:03:02 -0500

    Love this one! I've been wondering just how to use that JB common objects paper. Love the graphics on it, but have been a bit perplexed. Can't wait to crack out my McGill tag punch now!

  4. Katie Scott

    2011-12-05 11:25:07 -0500

    Here is a link to a seriously cool December Daily cigar box:

    I am in love with this idea.

  5. dawn

    2011-12-05 11:52:07 -0500

    great idea and love how it turned out.

  6. Kate Burroughs

    2011-12-05 12:48:21 -0500

    Great word banner! Thanks for the link to the other blog for all the details. I have been enjoying getting things and stories together to tell on my December Daily.
    Aloha, Kate

  7. Kim Thomas

    2011-12-05 13:39:20 -0500

    Awesome layout. It's a little different, and different is good. My photo printed died the other night. Not good timing. I'm going to have to start getting photos printed at Walmart. Thank you for the inspiration. I love the white on white. :)

  8. NatalieSpring

    2011-12-05 13:57:04 -0500

    Really love the simplicity. Thanks for indicating the fonts, too.

  9. susan garner

    2011-12-05 13:59:09 -0500

    Where does all the inspiration come from. Have you ever heard of the term.....Yours is way better than mine. lol.

  10. Maria

    2011-12-05 14:14:44 -0500

    what an awesome glitter tip! I LOVE glitter so I think when I get home I'm going to give this a shot! Love these pages - simple and perfect!

  11. Amanda S.

    2011-12-05 14:19:45 -0500

    I love the sparkly words! They looks beautiful!! :)

  12. Lori

    2011-12-05 14:55:27 -0500

    Simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for the inspiration :) I need to go unpack some of my tools like the silhouette and put them to use. I am just excited to have pictures downloaded and journaling for each day and a 1/4 of my pages adorned. lol Progress is a beautiful thing.

  13. Scrappin' Annie

    2011-12-05 15:23:28 -0500

    Another great inspirational page Ali. Thank you.

  14. Jenni Hufford

    2011-12-05 16:39:17 -0500

    iLOVE this. a sensational page AND girls night all wrapped into one!! and the bottle is too cute.

  15. aliza

    2011-12-05 17:01:21 -0500

    Beautiful as always. I love your little details. Always so simple and pretty.

  16. Jo

    2011-12-05 17:05:13 -0500

    Lovely simple cream page. Love the full size photo and the addition of a tag, definitely going to use that idea!

  17. Tracy

    2011-12-05 17:26:58 -0500

    I looove your page Ali...beautiful!!

  18. Mary Sara P.

    2011-12-05 23:14:32 -0500

    You inspire me. Thank you.

  19. NatalieSpring

    2011-12-06 08:55:36 -0500

    General question: What is your preferred method for adhering photos back to back? I am not using page protectors, so I want to stick two photos back to back. Gluestick? spray adhesive? Tape? Anyone??? Thanks!

  20. Skrapkat

    2011-12-08 00:23:19 -0500

    Ali - love your Smith Carona! Do you know what model it is?

  21. Barb in AK

    2011-12-08 02:01:10 -0500

    Sorry to hear your typewriter key broke :'(
    Btw, Ali, let me know if those sticky wall tabs remove easily. I'm curious if they live up as advertised.

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  24. Shannon H.

    2011-12-11 23:38:47 -0500
  25. katie's pencil box

    2012-01-19 10:28:20 -0500

    love love love what you did with the lettering! so happy to see!

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