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December 9, 2012

December Daily™ 2012 | Day Eight

Had a little gathering of friends here last night – so fun to be celebrate the season with laughter and friendship.

Quick note to let you know that my 2013 One Little Word workshop is now open for registration. I’m mixing it up this year with new monthly creative prompts (+ a few that are the same as 2011 and 2012) to help us all make our words more visible in our lives. More information and registration available here.

Here’s a look at my spread for Day Eight:

I stared off knowing I wanted to use three photos and that I’d be working with the back of the enlarged photo I included for Day Seven.

I decided to use one behind a 4×6 Overlay, one would be printed the same size as the background from Day Seven and the third would be the same height but a smaller width and I would score it to be able to open like a flap.

As I was looking through stuff I collected yesterday I saw the Starbucks wrap and thought that would make a cool addition to the shorter photo (I think I’ve included one of these just about every year). I stitched it to the photo using silver thread.

Inside the flap I included some pattern paper from the December Daily™ kit + a cork star (from Close To My Heart) stitched with the same silver thread.

For the second page of the spread I added a 4×6 overlay on top of a photo and added my journaling before printing.

Inside the album.

I really like how this one turned out – especially the combination of one side in a page protector and the other outside.


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  • 1.
    Babz said…

    Love the flip out Ali! So awesome!

  • 2.
    Jill Kane said…

    YES! Super excited about OLW 2013. My favorite project of 2012 :) Loving this little album for December Daily, too. Big catch up day for me today.

  • 3.
    dawn said…

    Great page Ali, LOVE LOVE that one of you!! Really liking this smaller size your using and still having fun with it.

    I’m hoping to sign up for the OLW class, have you shared your word with us yet?

    Thanks again for sharing!

  • 4.
    Nirupama said…

    This is gorgeous. The flap is brilliant. I also love the journaling, people who say yes!

  • 5.
    Kristan Frazier said…

    Gorgeous! Love the addition of the SB sleeve. They always seem to have a great holiday theme every year.

  • 6.
    Megan said…

    This is so creative! Love it!

  • 7.
    Jennifer D said…

    I don’t understand how you put together the two photos to open like a flap – how did you attach them to each other? Could you explain the logistics a bit more? I think that is an idea I would like to use in my album.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Jennifer. I used a scoring tool to create a “line” about .5 inches in from the left edge of the photo – that allows the photo to flip up. I placed rolling adhesive on the underside (within that .5 inch strip I created with the scoring tool) and adhered it right onto the larger photo.

  • 8.
    Brooke said…

    I read where you were talking about “day seven” and thought that was a typo. How did we get so far into December already?!
    Love the fun you have with this album. Mine is turning out to be very simple.

  • 9.
    Kathy L said…

    Love this. Any tips for stitching…needle size? thread type?

  • 10.
    Christine said…

    Love what you have done here. Sounds like you had a great evening.
    BTW I really love the margarita recipe you shared on your blog.

  • 11.
    Paula said…

    Love every little bit and piece!

  • 12.
    Erin S. said…

    I just LOVE it when you incorporate the Starbucks wrap into your mini books. :)

  • 13.
    Cynthia H said…

    That picture of you is awesome!! And so excited for OLW 2013!!

  • 14.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Wow, I love the opening flap you’ve done. Such an awesome idea. I plan on going to my local coffee shop tomorrow for brekky, just to see if they have anything cool for christmas so I can use it in my album!

  • 15.
    Mallory said…

    I love love love this spread!! What an awesome idea for the flip-up. Nice to see you had a great weekend. :)

  • 16.
    Nita said…

    Love all of this!

  • 17.
    Debbie said…

    Ali, I love what you did for your spread! I will try it too. BTW my favorite item @ SB is their Birthday Cake Pops. I don’t drink coffee either, a friend took me. Ack in August and she told me to try the Cake Pops! I was hooked. The clerks always give me funny looks and comments when no coffee is ordered! Might need to order coffee tomorrow so that I can get the cute little sleeve! You look amazing!

  • 18.
    Linda said…

    LOVE IT! And I love that you look happier and more relaxed than you have in all the years I’ve been visiting your blog. Very very cool!

  • 19.
    kate adderley said…

    hi Ali, doing DD for the first time, and lovin it and yours,love that your having fun with friends, also luv your mantle, where did you get the light up star and wreath- its so beautiful.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Kate – I got that at Target last year.

  • 20.
    Ellen Coker said…

    Hi Ali, Thanks for the great inspiration today!

  • 21.
    Courtney said…

    Thanks for the great inspiration!My days 3-8:

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