December Daily 2017 | Days 26-31

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This is the final installment of my December Daily album. You can find the other sections below. I want to thank all of you that have come to check it out, it means a lot. I love this project and if I only did 1 project a year outside of Project Life, I think it would be this one. I love it so much and I love Christmas.

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4

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Day 26 was spent packing up the dishes in the cupboard and washing the new ones we got for Christmas. Jon made dinner and we curled up on the couch with Gracie to watch a movie. I stapled a cork 26 onto the plate and added some filler cards and a journal card to the lef page and called it done.

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The card is from like 2013 and the chipboard piece was from the 2016 chipboard bundle. Looking at it now, I feel like I need to add something around the chipboard piece. Either another pattern, or some journaling, or a stamp maybe. It just looks too white.

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Day 27 was so ridiculously cold that I had to include not one, but two weather screenshots. I created a 4x6 canvas in photoshop with a 3x4 text box to keep my journaling from running over any of the words on the journal card. I just wrote about how cold it was and how we stayed inside for the whole day.

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I added some phrase stickers and a chipboard heart to fill in some of the white space. I could have measured sections of the journal card to get the text closer to the words, or just hand wrote my journaling, but I love how it turned out.

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I realized when I was photographing this that I forgot to add a tab to the edge of that half page. I'll go back and add one when I remember. 

Day 28 I babysat my niece and nephew. We built some Lego sets they'd gotten for Christmas and made some extra crowns which then led to a mini photoshoot with the two of them. Which was freaking adorable. 

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I repeated the cork number over a plastic shape that "framed" the number. I love how it looks and it fit perfectly in the top right corner.

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I included a single 6x8 photo of each of them, and one 3x4 of the two of them, and an extra 3x4 of my niece while we were playing Wii Tennis. I added in the "Oh what fun" card, I'd used the letters previously in the month. 

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Day 29 it was EVEN COLDER than Day 27 and so of course that needed to be documented. I stapled the 29 to a pattern card from Feed Your Craft and added my journaling and called it done. I added a full 6x8 photo of Gracie that is technically from Day 30, but I didn't label it, so it kind of falls into Day 29.

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Day 30 we had Christmas with my family. Jon and I took care of making dinner, my niece and I had made some Christmas crackers for everyone, including crowns. 

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I typed a novel of tiny journaling and printed it out on this card. I made a 4x6 canvas, measured the space at the top and created a text box to fit the open space, printed a test run and then printed it onto my journal card.

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I added a photo of my nephew playing with the road puzzle I bought him, and an adorable photo of my brother and his family playing Connect Four. On the right I slipped two of the crowns into a 6x8 pocket. I trimmed them off at the top of the pocket - they were a little too tall, and fused along the edges to hold them in place.

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I just fused along the edge of each crown, following the diagonal and dumped some sequins into the open space in the middle. If I did it again, I think I'd fuse one small section at a time and add the sequins as I go, but it worked out in the end and I love how it turned out.

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Day 31 Jon and I had to work until 8, and then we went to play Yahtzee with his parents. I just took a photo of my score sheet, stapled the number to the bottom, wrote who won along the bottom and journaled a little bit.

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I added Jon's score card to the back page and called it done.

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Thank you so much for looking at my pages. I super love this cover and will absolutely consider doing it again now  that I know what it takes. Or maybe I'll just let this be the only one for a while and just enjoy it as it is. 

Please feel free to leave links to your projects in the comments, I'd love to see them!