December Daily™ 2013 | Day Twelve


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:


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.


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


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.


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 06:03:39 -0500

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

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Juliette Perkins

    2013-12-13 06:08:41 -0500

    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

  3. hannah

    2013-12-13 07:18:37 -0500

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

  4. Dori

    2013-12-13 08:38:18 -0500

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

  5. Peggy

    2013-12-13 08:55:08 -0500

    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!!!

  6. Annette

    2013-12-13 09:05:49 -0500

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

  7. Alicia

    2013-12-13 09:28:14 -0500

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

  8. Belinda

    2013-12-13 10:10:34 -0500

    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. :)

  9. Jennifer K

    2013-12-13 10:35:36 -0500

    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!

  10. Kristen

    2013-12-13 11:04:47 -0500

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

  11. stacyk

    2013-12-13 11:30:29 -0500

    OMG Awesome idea! Thanks Ali for inspiring us!

  12. anneberit

    2013-12-13 11:52:17 -0500

    Thanks for the idea!!

  13. northcarmen

    2013-12-13 11:56:43 -0500

    Such a great idea. :)

  14. amy s

    2013-12-13 14:30:32 -0500

    great idea ali thanks for sharing. :)

  15. Michelle

    2013-12-13 19:18:52 -0500

    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.

  16. Mallory

    2013-12-14 00:05:01 -0500

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

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