Welcome to Story #11 in my December Daily® album for 2021.
A simple, quiet Saturday around here invited a fun, full-page photo using a new puzzle as the jumping off point to create a home for my story.
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Let's dive into the video:
And here's a look at the spread in and out of my album:
When I started thinking about the story I wanted to tell today I was having trouble thinking of something specific. I'm working and I'm resting (sometimes those two things can happen at the same time) and it was honestly a simple, quiet Saturday. I came up to my office and looked around and thought about a story to tell and then decided to go down and start a new puzzle and see what came to me.
As I unboxed the new puzzle (it's this one and I can't wait to do it) I thought of a wreath and decided (before I started pulling out the edge pieces) to shape the pieces in a circle like a wreath and simply add basic details from my day into the middle. I stood on the top of our table to get a top-down shot and hurried up to my office to print it out and make a page.
Circles for the win of course.
Yep, that's how things often go around here.
In Photoshop I cropped and edited my photo and then drew up the "simple Saturday" word art which you can download: Download the simple Saturday word art here.
I printed the photo on my Epson XP15000 printer and included a second circle to help with the cutting it out of the middle (you can see more about this in today's video and what I try first). I used a craft knife to cut it out using the second outside circle as a guide.
My idea was to cut out that middle circle to reveal my journaling below. I set up my journaling in Illustrator - you can also flow text into a circle or other shape in Photoshop. I printed that on a 4x6 card and ended up adhering it behind the large photo.
I used red/white twine to add a couple Tim Holtz metal pieces (numbers + sentiment) and attach the whole cut circle piece to the page itself. I punched a small hole in the top of the photo and wrapped the twine around a few times to hold the circle. So fun.
On the back of the circle I cut from the main photo I added some of the red plaid pattern paper and a fabric patch on top. I also added a few Tim Holtz Glass Stars around the outside edge.
Hope you are having a safe + enjoyable weekend.
- December Daily® 2021 Main Kit
- December Daily® 10x8 Album (same size)
- We R Memory Keepers Hole Punch
- Scotch Rolling Adhesive
- Fiskars Trimmer
- Epson XP15000 Printer
- Tim Holtz Glass Stars
- Tim Holtz Metal Number Tokens
- Tim Holtz Metal Sentiments
- Red/White Twine
- Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
- December Daily® Fabric Patches
- Craft Knife
- Embroidery Thread Box Organizer
- Glue Pen
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