December Daily™ 2013 | Day Twelve

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Welcome to December Daily™ 2013 | Day Twelve.

As I looked at my supplies today this fun little "blessings" circle kept jumping out at me. I decided to document 12 blessings from the last few days as my story today.

Here's a look at what I came up with:

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On the back of my note to Santa (on vellum) I added the "blessings" circle - this was circle punched from one of the 3x4 cards in the Studio Calico kit. Originally I had it in a pocket but loved how it looked when I laid it on top of the back of the vellum.

On top of the red blessings circle I added the 12 from the set of the gold circle numbers to create the "12 blessings" title.

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The other part of today's spread is a divided page protector that I cut in half (removing two of the 3x4 pockets).

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Inside the top pocket is a "heart december" word art that was cut with the Silhouette using gold POW paper. Check out a tutorial on how to open, trace and cut my PNG files with the Silhouette.

Inside the bottom pocket is my journaling. I typed it up on a 3x4 blank canvas in Photoshop.

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Along the top and bottom of the journal card I added washi tape from the kit.

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16 thoughts

  1. dawn

    2013-12-13 05:03:39 -0600

    LOVE THIS!!! Might have to do something like this in mine also.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  2. Juliette Perkins

    2013-12-13 05:08:41 -0600

    I think, if I was to go hybrid or 'real' the thing I would love doing most would be making awesome cut outs like these. It looks so pretty. x

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  3. hannah

    2013-12-13 06:18:37 -0600

    I absolutely love the 12 blessings title ~ looks so much like a Christmas bauble.

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  4. Dori

    2013-12-13 07:38:18 -0600

    Lovely pages. The vellum adds the perfect, wintry 'frosty' touch. :-)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  5. Peggy

    2013-12-13 07:55:08 -0600

    PERFECT PAGE for the 12th of December the half way thru mark of DD!! LOVE IT!! And thank you for the info on printers. Much needed and APPRECIATED information!!!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  6. Annette

    2013-12-13 08:05:49 -0600

    Love this Ali! Wonderful prompt especially when it's just a busy work week around here. So totally doing this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  7. Alicia

    2013-12-13 08:28:14 -0600

    Great idea! Love how it plays into the whole 12 Days of Christmas song but with much more meaning!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  8. Belinda

    2013-12-13 09:10:34 -0600

    Love the blessings circle! It looks like a little ornament. :) The thank you letter to Santa is a great idea, too. I'm going to do both in my book. Thanks for the inspiration, Ali. :)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  9. Jennifer K

    2013-12-13 09:35:36 -0600

    Oh, great idea! Yesterday I didn't happen to take any photos, and there wasn't that much going on to talk about. I may have to borrow this 12 Blessings theme, thanks!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  10. Kristen

    2013-12-13 10:04:47 -0600

    Love it. Looks like you forgot to include #11 though. :-)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  11. stacyk

    2013-12-13 10:30:29 -0600

    OMG Awesome idea! Thanks Ali for inspiring us!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  12. anneberit

    2013-12-13 10:52:17 -0600

    Thanks for the idea!!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  13. northcarmen

    2013-12-13 10:56:43 -0600

    Such a great idea. :)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  14. amy s

    2013-12-13 13:30:32 -0600

    great idea ali thanks for sharing. :)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  15. Michelle

    2013-12-13 18:18:52 -0600

    I adapted your 12 themed journaling Ali to 12 gifts of 2013, thank you for the inspiration and awesome ideas. I have a day that I just haven't added because I dont need 4 3x4s (x2 as the next day I would have to use them also), I also dont want that many 'empty' pockets of sequins and wood veneers etc. I have my solution thank you. PS Hope the weather clears in time for school next week. Yes to those free Santa videos, just awesome.

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
  16. Mallory

    2013-12-13 23:05:01 -0600

    Awesome no-photo day. I know that's gonna happen for me one of these weekdays. Perfect solution and inspiration right here. Thanks Ali! :)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:54PM
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