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December Daily® 2021 | Story 01

Bring on the  December Daily® storytelling adventure! 

Check out my previous posts that show how I set up my album/foundation pages for 2021: Part OnePart Two

For my first story for 2021 I took headshots of all my people outside our house and printed them out in 2 inch x 2 inch squares to fit inside one of the 2 inch x 2 inch pocket pages. I copied + pasted journaling on an  Instagram post from the other day and paired it all with some fun embellishments + a full page of stamping that I worked on last month. I also added small tab stickers with the ages of each person + a small vellum star sticker. 

A thought as we begin this year: this is your December story. 

Let's dive into today's video: 

After wrapping up the video above I remembered that I had recorded the process of my full page of stamping. Here's a look at how that came together: 

Let's take a closer look via images: 

Today's story includes three parts: (1) a full page of stamping on the back of one of the sheets of pattern paper + (2) journaling copied + pasted from my Instagram post and then printed on a laser printer and run through the Minc + (3) a 2 inch x 2 inch pocket page protector that holds headshots, ages and embellishments. 

The process started by taking the photos (I worked on that over the last week), editing them in Photoshop, and printing them here at home. From there I decided that I wanted to focus my embellishments on using circles + some of the canvas word/phrase strips. 

I included a 2 inch vellum circle from the Main Kit, one of the fabric circle patches, and a pleather circle from my stash. On top of each of those circles I added two canvas strips and stitched them together with red thread on my sewing machine (love that little hit of red from the thread) and then added a small mirrored star from Tim Holtz. On top of the #1 I also added a wreath sticker from the Advent Calendar (this was added outside the page protector). 

Back in 2016 I started my album in a similar fashion using 2 inch x 2 inch photos of our people. I am super happy I took the time to take photos again like this and love that I can look back and see just how little they were not very long ago: 

Check out the post from 2016 here.

I printed my journaling using a laser printer on top of a sheet of laser transparency and then ran the whole thing through the Minc machine. I sized this to about 4 inches wide x 8 inches tall. Along the outer edge I added a tab sticker from the Advent Calendar. 

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20 thoughts

  1. Pepierre says…
    12/02/2021
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    1. kbledsoe says…
      12/02/2021

      Your page is adorable! Love the ornaments.

    2. Mpasquini12 says…
      12/02/2021

      I love your cut files! I’m always intimidated to use them, but you did it in a simple way, I’d like to give it a try! :)

    3. pmmessner says…
      12/04/2021

      where are the ornament cut files from?

    4. Pepierre says…
      12/05/2021

      Silhouette store - Paige Evan design

  2. KProffitt says…
    12/02/2021

    Love this so much! Yay for getting a photo of each of your people, Ali! THAT is a gift! I'm such a fan of the grid, too! Always!! XO!

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  3. Mpasquini12 says…
    12/02/2021
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  4. jlharbal says…
    12/02/2021

    Hey Ali, what do you use for a laser printer?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/02/2021

      This is similar to one I have: https://amzn.to/31iXQ81

  5. mac05007 says…
    12/02/2021

    Love how the three Edwards are the only ones smiling.

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  6. Jeannew says…
    12/02/2021

    Love! And so envious all the advent calendar goodies! Love those tab stickers. 😍

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  7. Audreydz says…
    12/02/2021

    I absolutely love how yours turned out!! Here is mine:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CWYaRPZFmbO/?utm_medium=copy_link

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  8. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…
    12/02/2021

    What a lovely first day of December, Ali! I'm determined to get my photos taken and journaling written daily, then put the pages together after the holidays! This project and this community brings me so much joy!

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  9. me1312 says…
    12/03/2021

    Wonderful! Love it.

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  10. lovingsue says…
    12/03/2021

    As always Ali, you are an inspiration to all of us. Here's mine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfrFSQVqXHY&t=7222s&ab_channel=CraftsbyAyienD

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  11. adawson816 says…
    12/03/2021

    Love the Minc'd journaling, so different!

    Here is my Day 1:https://youtu.be/2q73RpLTZcA

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  12. virginiegoujon says…
    12/04/2021
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  13. nightmer says…
    12/04/2021

    Ha! I couldn't help but see the comparison in facial hair with Simon and Aaron across from each other! There's another story in itself.

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  14. pmmessner says…
    12/04/2021

    love love love. full page stamping for the WIN!

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  15. Moscrappin72 says…
    12/10/2021

    Is the December Daily twenty twenty one word art available for download anywhere?

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