Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas – Day 6
Welcome to Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. This year I’m trying something brand new for me and my family – December Daily! I’ve really been wanting to do more memory keeping with the Memories & More Card Packs that I have and am so excited that I’m ready to start this week 🙂
I’ve never done December Daily before, but I know I need to keep it quick and easy – or it just won’t happen and I don’t want to buy more stuff – I have a lot of stuff 😉 I also know that there are no rules and I can do it any way I want, so I’m going to share my quick and easy set up, because it’s not too late to join in if you want 🙂
The Memories & More Card Packs come with 72 double-sided cards, 56 of which are 7.6 x 10.2cm or 3″ x 4″. A lot of these cards are journaling cards with grids or lines and are perfect to write the “story” of your page or picture on.
I’m planning to use these cards to write my story on each day, they’re only small so I’ll be able to fill them up easily and I can use the other side if I have more to say. Some of the larger cards are suitable for journaling a well and I will use some of those for more significant days, like Christmas Day for example.
I am planning to put my cards and photos into an album but I don’t know how I want to set it out, what I’m planning to put where, what memorabilia I might want to add and some days may take up more space than others, so I’m going to put it all into an album afterwards.
This is why I’m staring with a wire tray. I found this one at Spotlight and it has three divided sections that fit the small journaling cards perfectly 🙂 I’ll have this on display – to remind me to use it – which is why I’ve added the ornament in the middle, practical and pretty :). I’m planning to simply pick a card at the end of each day and write out my story for that day.
As I want to use the journaling cards in my album I added a simple box insert to the base on two ends to stop the wire damaging them and I cut dividers in coordinating cardstock to split up my cards to find blank ones easily, I’ll also use them in the album as well.
The dividers are blank at the moment, I’ll embellish them appropriately when I use them, but I had to add a little something to the front ones and I plan to use these two on the first page of my album 🙂
The colours I’m using for this project are Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White and Crumb Cake. This range of colours will allow me to use nearly every DSP pack I have when it comes to embellish my album and as I have loads I don’t think I’ll need to buy any more 🙂
I do have a rustic, masculine theme in mind with a few lighter touches from the Quilted Christmas DSP as an option. I think this forgiving theme and wide range of colours will make it easy to find the perfect one that coordinates with my photos 🙂
The front cards were too plain to leave unadorned so added a 1/8″ smaller layer of plaid from the Christmas Around the World DSP to Basic Black 3″ x 4″ cards, which coordinated beautifully with the ornament in the middle 🙂
I stamped December Daily using the Labeler Alphabet in Momento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut them down. I really like the grungy, typed look of this alphabet, I think it suits my theme perfectly and I’m planning to use this throughout the entire album.
I die cut 2017 using the Large Number Framelits from Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered them underneath the words. Even though I’ve used silver on these front cards I’ll probably use other colours throughout the album as well. My Christmas projects have to sparkle and I think glimmer paper accents will be my main embellishments. I have loads of framelits and am looking forward to bringing out some of my favourite retired ones to use 🙂
I haven’t added any numbers yet as I’m planning to use some prompts that I found on Pinterest. I thought these would be a good starting place for a beginner and simply chose my favourites, printed them off and cut them up. I’ll probably choose one the night before depending on the coming events and clip it to the divider afterwards.
I’m keeping them in tiny glassine bags from my stash behind the front cards to keep them neat and organised, but will probably stamp them out with the Labeler Alphabet again to use in the album.
If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! I’m really excited about this new project and know I’ve been a bit wordy in this post. I’ll try to share some updates through December to show you how it’s going and keep myself accountable, so I stick with it 🙂
I’ll see you tomorrow with Day 7!
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