Welcome to Story #05 in my December Daily® album for 2021.
I'm definitely enjoying this new larger album size. Did you know that Katie Jaeger was the one who suggested + advocated for that size? We are hoping to offer it again in 2022 with our Week In The Life™ project and offer another page protector configuration to go along with it.
Today's story is about Anna + her friends + their awesome Christmas spirit.
Let's dive into the process video:
Here are some images of the project in and out of my album:
Teens (and a couple very-almost teens) in the house means lots of activities away from the house. Anna spent the night with friends on Friday and then volunteered on Saturday morning and shared some of her photos with me. Rather than me writing up the story I invited her to tell me about the photos and spending time with her friends. I am always on the lookout for opportunities to include other voices in my projects and inviting/asking for journaling is a great way to make that happen.
To go along with the photos and journaling I had a brown bag from Hallmark that Anna recently brought home with a gift for a friend. I loved the sentiment and the white designs and felt like it would be a fun addition to this particular spread. Remember that you don't have to do a full spread for each story - this one could have easily been just the one page but I decided to add in the bag.
My plan with the design from the bag (as you'll hear me talk about in the video) is to adhere a photo for the next story to the back and then cut out along the edges of the design. The back of the bag had some of the scalloped designs on their own which I cut (using small scissors) and added to the bottom of the two photos.
I also pulled out a plastic 5 from my stash of numbers (pretty sure that was from a past Week In The Life™ kit) and ran that through the ribbon I used on yesterday's tag. I ended up adhering this photo to the back of the tag from Story 04 and then used a loop pin + canvas phrase for a little "something" through the ribbon.
I cut a small slit in the page protector (this side only) so that the five and the canvas phrase tag can live outside the page protector even though most of the tag is inside (I cut the slit lower than normal so that the ribbon is still sticking out of the pocket on the other side and the 5 and canvas tag are out on this side.
- December Daily® 2021 Main Kit
- December Daily® 8x10 Album (same size)
- We R Memory Keepers Hole Punch
- Red + Cream Ribbon
- Tiny Attacher
- Epson PictureMate PM400
- 6 Hole Punch
- Fiskars Trimmer
- Fiskars MicroTip Scissors
- December Daily® Canvas Phrases (digital version)
- Tim Holtz Loop Pin
- Plastic Five from past Week In The Life kit
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