Friday, September 1, 2017

Our December Story 2016, Day 1

I worked on Day 1 of Our December Story 2016 and found it fun and easy.

I added a little jazz and pop with a shaker pocket add on.

 Here is what I started with after looking threw my shoe box of 3X4 and 4X6 cards.

I am using Design D
 I typed up my journaling on my phone.

I remembered to use the return key to start some phrases on the next line.

This gave my journaling after printing easier to cut.
 Using my Fiskars paper trimmer with the wire guide to easily cut the strips down.

I printed on Heavy Weight White card stock.
 I lined them up and still had to make one extra cut because the one near the bottom was running into the pattern on the 4X6 card.

I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere the strips, putting a clear block on top to help them dry flat and not curl up.
 Some red gems to cover the berries and add some texture.
 I love how this looks, I find typeing the journaling is my favorite but I know I need to also add my not so great hand writting as well so a good combination of both threw out the album helps.
I left this in because I had to scrap it, I tried to trace the snow flake with Vevo Pearl Pen and it was a no go mess of all messes.
 I found a red with small polka dot patterns and used that along with some already die cut snow flakes from a Micheal's their brand pack from last Christmas (2016).
 Again leaving this in but those alphas were just too small for this card and I couldn't get them straight.
 These are bigger and have a fun corrigated texture on them.

The downside was there was no #1 so I just used an I for the 1.

Upside was they were easier to keep straight.
 I found a nice pattern with trees to add to the top and bottom, it kind of ties this card in with all the others.
 I used some copper thread with these Santa foam stickers to add some interest.
Some fun shinny stickers to add to this 3X4 card.
 I stamped in Daffodil Delight and So Saffron ink from Stampin UP while using Stamps of Life popcorn2stamp stamps and cordinating dies.
 I made a little pocket with a extra 8 1/2 by 11 folder I had and cut slightly bigger then a 3X4.

I taped the edges so the filling would stay inside and it would give me a guide for my filling.
 I added some doodlebug designs bumblebee sequins because they looked like the colors of popcorn.
 After sealing it with the We R Memory Keeps tools I removed the washi tape and trimmed the edges.

I also added some strong double sided adhesive towards the top.
 Here it is attached.
 Added a Cosomos Cricket word phrase sticker along with a 3D elf sticker.
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My Our December Story supplies mostly consist of Simple Stories products and Stampin UP Project life supplies. The Simple Stories products I purchased from Simon Says Stamp, various supplies from their different collections include project life cards, stickers, and alphas. I have put all my Christmas supplies in one big box and have not kept the packageing. I also get alot on Cleareance or Sale from Micheal's, Hobby Lobby, Target, or the $1 store.  If you have any questions please ask and I will answer the best I can.

Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is
Target Store site

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These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here
- Daffodil Delight and So Saffron ink

To purchase from Becky Higgins the Project Life stuff click here
- Design D page protector 

- popcorn2stamp stamp and dies

- doodlebug designs bublebee sequins

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