Welcome to the documenting portion of December Daily® 2022!
I'm so excited to be here sharing my Day 01 story: a letter to myself.
As it got closer to December and I was thinking of the story I'd like to start with I kept coming back to writing myself a letter. Back in 2017 Brandi Kincaid did a beautiful album that consisted of a series of letters (you can see details on YouTube here). Tazhiana Gordon did a version of this a few years ago too which you can see more of on her YouTube channel. My letter is very much a continuation of my reason why/intentions and is a letter of encouragement to myself as we embark on this season.
As always today's video will you show you things I think about as I'm working through my story, including discussing variations on the design that I don't end up going with but might spark ideas for you. Remember that I always encourage you to be a translator of ideas. Love the idea of a letter to yourself but don't want to handwrite in vellum? Make it work for you + your own project.
If you are just joining us for the season you can see my previous videos so far this year here.
Let's dive right into the process video:
Here are additional images + info:
But before I got to that place I drew lines and handwrote my letter directly on the pattern paper. Here's the variation I did first and then decided to go with the vellum:
I used a Precision Pen (.03) to write my letter.
Looking at this now I could have totally gone with that first version and been happy but while I was in it I decided I wanted to try doing it on vellum and see how that turned out:
I loved how it turned out!
Under the red December I added a Tim Holtz Rub On (similar set here) + a star sequin + a brad. Wood veneer star was adhered to the felt number with red line tape.
I considered adding a few different things to this pattern paper including adding a bunch of number one's from my stash from past year's offerings and also considered embossing a bunch of number ones to add texture. In the end I decided to keep it simple and just adhere the felt one.
The last thing I did today was add a title to my table of contents page. I used a small typewriter alpha stamp set from my stash. I'm not sure yet if I will stamp each day or do a combination of stamping and handwriting. Love having this set up for 2022!
- December Daily® 10x8 Santa Album
- Precision Pen
- December Daily® 2022 Main Kit (digital available)
- December Daily® Felt Numbers
- Ink Jet Printable Vellum
- POSCA White Paint Pen
- Tim Holtz Rub Ons (similar)
- December Daily® Word Phrase Stickers
- Small Typewriter Stamp Set
- StazOn Ink
SHARE YOUR STORY #01
You are invited to leave a link in the comment section if you'd like to share your daily pages. Please include a direct link to your blog or IG post sharing your Day 01 vs. a general blog address link.