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December Daily™ 2011 | Day Sixteen

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Sixteen.

Today was all about errands. Some holiday-related but most were just related to the basics of life: post office, Target, Walgreens, doctor's office.

I decided to do a collage of the receipts I collected while out and about paired with a photo I took while waiting in line at the post office.

I started with a white piece of cardstock and simply adhered receipts onto the page.

I also added my two lists, a strip of washi tape (not sure of the source on this one), and a metal circle tag with a great date stamp from the post office.

While standing in line at the post office I took a photo looking down at my shoes:

That became the background image for page two. On top of the photo I added foam letter stickers and journaling with a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen and a silver Pitt Artist pen from Faber-Castell.


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  1. Monica L. says…
    12/17/2011

    Love your collage!! Thanks for your wonderful idea. I have tons of receipts from these days and this is a good idea to scrap them. I will also scrap the m&m chcolates packages...every year they have a different design and I already have 7 or 8 different ones (very cute).

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  2. Heather says…
    12/17/2011

    I would love to know how you got the date stamp - did you just ask the postal worker to stamp it? Or did you punch it off of something you already had?

    It's a GENIOUS idea - and the PERFECT embellishment. :)

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  3. Anna says…
    12/18/2011

    I've noticed that the new type of printed receipts fade significantly over time. Your page is really fabulous (as always) but the background may look blank in a year or so.

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  4. Ali W says…
    12/18/2011

    Is the envelope part of the photo or stuck on later? It's very clever, the angles and all, so I am impressed

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    1. Ali says…
      12/18/2011

      It's part of the photo.

  5. Noa says…
    12/18/2011

    wow, love the daily things scrapped and this topic you choose for this day. I'm a few pages behind with my december daily...:)

    I was wondering how you "write" (eg. on you overlays) in photoshop; with a pen I assume, with which tool you choose in your program?
    I've still not found in my paint shop pro program, in combination with my wacom pen, how to write and draw nice and that it really seems my handwriting. So the tool & settings in the program. Can you help???

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  6. susan w says…
    12/18/2011

    Awesome page!

    I have a question tho not specifically related to this day. On your baseball protectors you normally sew them shut. I do not have a sewing machine .. I was wondering what are some other ideas about how to keep things from sliding out of the little pockets. I am thinking washi tape but I am not sure if that would work out too well.

    Thanks :)

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    1. Ali says…
      12/18/2011

      Hi Susan - in general (outside of this project) I don't usually sew them shut. On this one, because I'm including really small things that aren't attached to anything else, it seemed like a good idea. I like the idea of washi tape - maybe with a couple staples right along the top to keep the small items from stitching to the tape (I can imagine them getting caught in the seam between the two pages). Or just staples by themselves might work depending on how small the items are. Another idea is that you could hand-stitch across the top. Get some embroidery floss and a needle - that would totally work as well.

    2. dnobles says…
      12/18/2011

      here are some suggestions while you wait for Ali's response...I staple them shut...you can get a long arm stapler at an office supply store that will reach into the middle of a 12x12 page...or just bend your pages to fit.
      Or if design premits, you can use a sticker or a glue dot...you can also stitch by hand and make it look like embroidery...or punch holes for ribbon to be tied through..

      I've wondered if anyone has ever tried a sealer thingy that seals plastic bags for food preservation??

    3. susan w says…
      12/18/2011

      Thank you for some more ideas :)

  7. Brooke says…
    12/18/2011

    A great idea for those days when we are running around all the time - I always forget to take pictures. It's interesting how different people would relate to this kind of layout. As a Mum with 2 young kids I think = exhaustion! We have one more day like this on our schedule before Christmas.

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  8. Paula G says…
    12/18/2011

    Today is going to be my nonstop errands day! We have houseguests, but I will have to let them fend for themselves - stil have about 30% of my shopping to do and it's my last day off til Christmas Eve. I have promised myself if it's not done before Christmas Eve, it has to wait til the 26th, cause I want to have a quiet, reflective Christmas Eve no matter what.

    Ali, your receipt collage has inspired me to do a combo of receipts along with my gift list - the names of who I am buying for with what I've purchased so far - that should make a neat page in my Dec Daily!

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  9. Erin B says…
    12/19/2011

    LOVED the post! Quick question, if anyone can help me: how do I get the 1" circle I punch into the metal rimmed tag?

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    1. Monica L. says…
      12/19/2011

      I've seen them in office supply stores.

  10. December Daily™ 2011 | Day Seventeen | Ali Edwards says…
    01/17/2013

    [...] There were lots of comments and questions about the longevity of receipts yesterday after seeing my collage of receipts page. I think I’ll use this specific page as a test that we can revisit next December. I’m [...]

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