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December Daily® 2023 | Story 11

Welcome to Story 11 in my 2023 December Daily® project. 

One of the notes I had to myself to try this month was to create something with the velvet ribbon I ordered from Amazon this year for our tree. I was originally thinking I'd do strips on a full page (potentially interspersed with journaling), but when I started looking at the back of this triangle I knew this would work great as a home for my ribbon. 

Even if you don't have ribbon on your tree you can use this idea to highlight a number of things from this season: 

  • Wrapping paper
  • A variety of ribbons 
  • Fabrics from your family 
  • Pattern papers or cardstock or vellum or specialty papers
  • Photos (you can make them any height you want)

Let's dive in to the process video: 

Today's Table Of Contnents pen was a Slick Writer: 

Here's a look at this spread in my album: 

Today's story - to go along with my colorful velvet ribbon tree - is about my annual Book Club Christmas gathering. 

The spread started off with the back of the triangle from Story 10 and flows into a "mainly" digital page with a little bit of wrapping paper along the bottom. 

For this page I simply cut strips of the velvet ribbon and then added a chipboard piece from the  Hobby Story Kit and two fabric number ones and a chipboard star. 

Along the outside edges I repeated the same washi tape from Story 10. 

For the second page of my spread I created a custom page in Photoshop using a photo of my gifts + a photo of our Book Club + journaling. I left a little space below my journaling in order to cut out the trees from wrapping paper from one of my friends. You can find the "treasured holiday traditions" on a journal card in the Main Kit and it's also included in the  10x8 Layered Template Set

I added a line of zig zag stitching across the trees and added two chipboard stars to this page to go along with the one between the number ones on the triangle. 

I made my own wrapping paper this year using some craft paper and one of my  brush pens. I hand-stitched the initial tags and used the foil quill to make the Book Club Christmas tags. I seriously had the best time - it's such a fun way to personalize gifts. 

I made a little video of the process here: 

SO FUN.

So thankful for these friends. 

Also just so thankful for the colorful festive fun this season. 

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10 thoughts

  1. jkbroyles says…
    12/12/2023

    I have followed you for years. Every year is great, but can I just say WOW! This year is so much fun. I am loving all the details you are adding. Everything flows where you can’t wait to turn a page and see what’s next. Thank you for such inspiration.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/12/2023

      Thank you!

  2. chemgirl says…
    12/12/2023

    Love the page! The link for the ribbon is an individual color...did you have to buy each one separately?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/12/2023

      Yep - they are individual.

  3. PamelaG says…
    12/12/2023

    This is really festive and fun! Where did you buy the custom wrapping paper?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/12/2023

      I made it!

  4. Nicolekaren says…
    12/12/2023

    Love this! Thinking of saving my ribbon scraps, cutting them into tiny pieces and using them in a shaker pocket. As always, so inspiring!

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  5. stagnaromel says…
    12/12/2023

    Ok, this might be my favorite page ever. And it's all I can do to keep myself from buying that ribbon. Maybe next year. But seriously, this is amazing. LOVE!

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  6. Jeannew says…
    12/12/2023

    Just magic!

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  7. Helenshie says…
    12/13/2023

    Do you have the links for the pink and gold ribbon, I have searched but can’t seem to find them.

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