December Daily 2014 | The Plan

November 22, 2014

Wow I can't believe it's that time again already! Time to start thinking about December Daily...

It seems like just last month that I was finishing last year's December album (oh wait...that's probably because I did just finish it up last month :blush:).

Well anyhow, this year is a new year right?! And I have to say I'm proud of the planning and progress I've made so far, largely due to the inspiration that I've received from Wilna Furstenberg's holiday workshop Heartfelt Christmas. It was just what I needed to put me in the right mood for a little holiday crafting.

Now I'm off to the best start I've had on my holiday album in years and I'm excited to share my plan with all of you! So here it is my "2014 December Daily Plan."


The Album

I decided to go with this 4x4" Kraft and White Instagram Binder from DCWV. I picked it up at my local Joann's along with the page protectors all for only $14.00. The page protectors come in 4x4", 2x2" and 2x4".

The Supplies

I decided to take a hybrid approach this year and I'm printing out digital papers, word art and journal cards along with using plenty of digital cut files for my album. Here are the key pieces I've chosen to work with:

The Making Spirits Bright Collection by Sahlin Studio 

Cut files by iHeart Studio (Wilna Furstenberg)

I'm sure I'll add a few more journal cards and digital word art as I go, but these were the pieces I chose to build my album around.

I'll also be supplementing with quite a bit of leftover Christmas themed product from my paper stash, including wood veneer, stickers, twine, washi, mini clothespins, glassine bags, sequins and more.

My Approach

I've completed my cover and begun building my 4x4" foundations leaving spaces in my protectors for photos and journaling and I'll also be adding a few patterned glassine bags to hold memorabilia. 

With 40 page protectors I have enough for each day to fill three pages, plus a few leftover for title pages, etc.

I'll be digitally cropping most of my journal cards to fit inside of the 2x4" pockets.

And I've cut patterned 2x2", 4x4" and 2x4" patterned paper blocks to slip into my album as needed.

I'll be using the printable number tiles by Sahlin Studio shown above, black and white striped number diecuts by Hiedi Swapp and one or two other number variations to highlight the date on my daily spreads.

And finally I'll be using my phone and instagram to capture most of my daily photos--making sure to capture our daily advent activity in addition to any other notable daily events.


Stay tuned for more about my progress and for specific details including a quick tutorial + template for cropping and printing your journal cards, ideas on creating tags, memorabilia pouches and adding word art directly to your photos, plus plenty more.

Thanks for joining me on my December Daily journey again this year and if you are making a December album please link me up in the comments, I'd love to follow your progress too!

Happy Holiday Crafting!

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  1. Great idea, I love that album! Pretty papers and embellishments to go with too!


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