Welcome to December Daily® 2020 | Story 1.
If this is your first time participating in this project, welcome! If you've been here one or more years in the past, welcome back. I'm so happy to be telling stories alongside you this December.
Today's story is a recap of what I've done around our house before December. I love the idea of beginning my album with the things I did in November because man was I ready and especially excited about putting up some fresh greenery to transition us into December.
A full look at my foundation pages/starting place for 2020 can be found here.
Also just a quick note to let you know that we've got a Classes + Digitals sale happening this week with 50% off select items. Prices are marked. If you've never taken my Storytelling With December Daily® workshop I highly recommend that one (and it's totally a steal at 50% off of $7.50). If you want to learn more about using photography for storytelling and my personal photo workflow check out Lens Of Joy. Check out all my workshops here.
Here's today's process video:
Here's a closer look at my story and tags:
I created this transparent pocket page for our 2020 Prep Day and you can find downloads for the background (JOY) and the "around here" word art in that classroom.
The background of the pocket was printed on a laser transparency with a laser printer and then run through my Minc machine using Rose Gold Minc Foil. On top of that I used my sewing machine + a star transparency to create the pocket. On the outside of the pocket I added one of the December Daily® Felt Numbers + a gold star from the Main Kit to designate Story #1.
Inside the pocket I added photos + journaling cut to the shape of tags. More about those below.
The "around here" prompt is one of my favorites that I come back to again and again in many of my projects.
For today's story I identified four photos that I wanted to include which were taken over the last couple of weeks. Each one is a piece of our getting ready for December story. These were all printed using my Epson PictureMate PM400 and I used a Kraft Shipping Tag as a template to cut the two top edges. Holes were punched using the We R Memory Keepers Multi-Punch Tool.
On to of each photo I adhered the "around here" die cuts (cut with my Silhouette using white cardstock) and varied the placement on either the top or bottom of the tag. I cut off the excess of the die cut that went off the edges of the tags.
I added one additional 4x6 tag that has my journaling on one side and the black pattern paper from the Main Kit on the other side.
Through the top hole in all my tags I added red + white ribbons and twine. Most are stapled in place using a Tiny Attacher.
I ended up leaving the backs of the photos blank but you could easily add pattern papers or you could adhere your photos back to back (I decided I wanted them to all be on their own).
I used the same combination of a Main Kit gold star + a star brad on this title tag that I used on the outside of the felt number pocket.
Here's a close up look at my journaling. Font is Mom's Typewriter.
- December Daily® 2020 Main Kit
- December Daily® Felt Numbers
- "Around Here" Cut File + JOY background from the 2020 December Daily® Prep Day
- Minc Machine
- Laser Jet Transparency
- Laser Jet Printer
- Rose Gold Minc Foil
- Star Transparency
- December Daily® Kraft Shipping Tags
- Silhouette Machine
- Sewing Machine
- We R Memory Keepers Multi-Hole Punch ( Scrapbook.com | Amazon )
- Tiny Attacher
- Scotch Dot Roller
- Red Ribbon + Twine (Prima Peppermint Lane Trim, Red + White Bakers Twine, Wondershop Curling Ribbon from Target)
- Organization Box shown in video
SHARE YOUR STORY #1
You are invited to leave a link in the comment section if you'd like to share your daily pages. As usual, please include a direct link to your blog post sharing your Day 1 vs. a general blog address link.