December Daily™ 2012 | Day Four

Before leaving for my trip I made a fold-out insert for my album using three pieces of 4x6 cardstock + washi tape (tape along both sides of the seams where the papers meet).

Along one edge I created a pocket with an page protector (a larger one) to hold some of the word veneer alphabet from the Studio Calico kit (used my sewing machine to create the pocket). I saw someone else do something similar recently via Twitter (creating a home for the wood letters within a page protector but I can't remember who it was - if it was you please let me know). I didn't end up making it tight enough so they have moved around a bit, but I'm going with it (I used the pointed end of a paint brush to slide the letters in the pocket).

On the top I adhered a test cut I did with my Silhouette using the font Bebas and the sentiments "merry and bright" and "peace and love."

Here's what it ended up looking like after I added the photos (I used a Walgreens app on my phone to upload my photos and picked them up at one close to my hotel):

The far right side slips into the page protector and the other two pieces are folded on the outside.

And the other side:


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52 thoughts

  1. Debbie S.

    2012-12-05 11:31:25 -0500


  2. Heather

    2012-12-05 11:32:06 -0500

    Are all the photos from your new iPhone?

  3. Debby F - Wa.

    2012-12-05 12:10:32 -0500

    I too have NYC on my list. I told my husband we will be going without kids before my 50th birthday. Just a few years away.

    Love your observations. When asked what I want to do in NYC. I want to walk, window shop, and people watch. Of course, the usual tourist things. But mostly observe.

  4. Dori

    2012-12-05 13:01:05 -0500

    Thanks so much for sharing that fold-out page idea (along with the amazing photos) that has lots of awesome possibilities. Enjoy yourself! :-)

  5. Nickolette

    2012-12-05 13:41:30 -0500

    Love your fold-out page, but more about the deets on the black bag in your picture!? haha! I love it! Thanks in advance!

  6. Marian

    2012-12-05 14:08:28 -0500

    Great pull out pages. Washi is so great for that. I also love being able to print from Walgreens while on the go.

  7. Shelly K

    2012-12-05 14:37:54 -0500

    Enjoy every second of the City!!! I remember all the's one vacation where you can eat and enjoy and still lose weight...absolutely the best!!! and so much fun!!

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  9. Kristen

    2012-12-05 15:55:48 -0500

    I have been thinking about using a multi-sheet spread and now I am inspired! Thanks Ali!!

  10. Brooke

    2012-12-05 16:09:47 -0500

    Love NYC at Christmas time. I can feel the air through your photos! Printing and scrapping and uploading on the road - you completely rock!!

  11. anneberit

    2012-12-05 17:30:29 -0500

    Love the idea of the fold out page - think I will use that in my album, once I have my photos printed, I have more than one favorite most days so far..

  12. Pidgen

    2012-12-05 18:00:38 -0500

    I don't know why, but I was really hoping you were going to spend time with Kelly! lol.
    Awesome day layout!

  13. Cathie

    2012-12-05 18:20:59 -0500

    Ali, there is no way my Cameo could cut letters that tiny. Any tips or tricks to share?

  14. Jackie Bremer

    2012-12-05 19:46:18 -0500

    Wow, what awesome give-aways. What I like about your posts, Ali, is how adaptable they are - whether used for Dec Daily or for a small gift book. Thanks so much.

  15. aliza

    2012-12-05 20:11:22 -0500

    Welcome to my little city here. Yes, we walk a lot.

  16. ShellyJ

    2012-12-05 21:17:07 -0500


    I purchased your 6x8 overlays. As I was trimming them (PDF Gray), I realized that they aren't really 6x8. They are a smidge under 6" (which isn't a big deal) but are only 7 5/8" long from cut line to cut line. Which does look a little off. Am I doing something wrong?

  17. Jess Larsen

    2012-12-05 21:37:30 -0500

    Thank you so much for the Walgreens app info! I am a newbie with the iPhone and am always looking for great apps. This seems awesome and I can't wait to try it.

  18. Blayne W - My Digital ScrapRoom

    2012-12-05 21:59:05 -0500

    Ali-love the loosey-goosey letters in the pocket. So cute. Hope you're having a GREAT time!!

  19. Monica L.

    2012-12-06 01:30:34 -0500

    Love your layout. Got a question: do u reuse the back of the previous day or u add a new cardstock?

  20. Kathy L

    2012-12-06 21:07:15 -0500

    Love, love, love the fold out. I am definitely adding this to my album for none other than our day in NYC this week. Radio City, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Was trying to find a way to solve including it all and you've solved that dilemma.

  21. alissa

    2012-12-07 18:24:02 -0500

    it was me, ali. :) i put the december 2012 at the bottom of my title page and you retweeted me. :) thanks for the shout out. LOVE how your little book is coming together!

  22. laurie

    2012-12-24 10:51:06 -0500

    I love how the wood veneer letters aren't straight but kind of jumbled and chaotic, and playful; just how I imagine NYC is at Christmas! A happy accident, I think!!

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