I've known since I worked on kit designs last year that I'd be using this paper for Story 05 in my December Daily® album in 2023. What I didn't know is that I'd be using it as an opportunity to bring in my family's voices into the project. I often do a list of what I'm loving/into in this project (and I might still do one for myself later in the month) but I decided to send a text to our kids and ask them to tell me three things they are each loving in their own lives right now. Super happy with how this turned out!
STORY IDEA: Write out five things you are loving right now and/or invite friends/family to participate.
PROJECT IDEA: Alpha stamp your story.
Here's a look at how this story came together:
For today's Table Of Contents entry I used a brush pen:
And here's a look at the completed story spread:
I am a huge fan of filling up a page with alpha stamping. For today's story I had a lot of space to work with including two 4x6 pockets, the back of the transparency from yesterday, and the full page "loving" pattern paper from the Main Kit.
I've been hanging on to these vellum numbers (they were originally offered in the Numbers Scrapbook Kit - we do have a few of those available) knowing that I would love to incorporate one or more into this particular project. I ended up stapling it to the back of the ornament transpareny.
After stamping out the kids responses I felt like what I most wanted to do in this pocket was stamp a title. I chose to stamp on one of the 4x6 vellum cards using Staz On ink. I ended up turning it into a shaker (to get a little more color on this side of the spread) by adding some sequins and stitching across the pocket to close it up.
The biggest piece of today's story are the responses I got from the kids. I used this stamp set for their initials and then used an older typewriter alpha for their responses. In between their initials and their response I added chipboard stars. I loved pairing the colors from the paper with the colors of ink for each kid.
Seriously so fun.
- Alphas Are Awesome Stamps
- Uppercase Alpha Stamp
- Illustrated Faith Jill's Typewriter Stamp
- December Daily® Main Kit (digital paperpack available)
- December Daily® 4x6 Specialty Card Pack (digital available)
- Redwoods AED Ink
- Rose Garden AED Ink
- Olympia AED Ink
- Willamette AED Ink
- McKenzie AED Ink
- Staz On Ink
- Circle Stamp Block
- 6 Hole Punch
- Numbers Scrapbook Kit Vellum Numbers
- Sewing Machine
- The Diary Of Belle Rose Sequin Mix