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December Daily: Days 22 – 24 | CraftyPaws

Day 22 was created using a beautiful altered coffee sleeve that was made for me by my friend Jamie (YT: ScrappinStampers).  After drinking and nibbling on about half of the wonderful treat bag that it contained, I cut the front panel off, re-adhered the pom pom trim that was on the bottom of the back panel at the top of the front panel, and hot glued 3 edges of the sleeve onto the page to create a pocket. Jamie’s Copic coloring is just amazing and now I will have her artwork as a permanent part of my December daily! I made a journaling card into a tag by adding the dies I cut out using my Diemond Dies Holly Leaves Die Set with green glitter paper and red card stock (I put Glossy Accents on the berries, which gave them a shiny, realistic look).

DIEMOND DIES SALE: Diemond Dies is having a sale through Dec 31, 2014! The Holly Leaves Die set is 25% off and the Nesting Tag Die Set is 10% off.  PLUS, if you use the coupon code “thankskristina” you’ll get an additional 10% off of sale prices and FREE worldwide shipping on orders of $35 or more.  Happy Holidays!

Day 23 was two pages. The first is just a card that I made using my free digi, Happy HOWLidays.  This was the card that I made a lot of to finally get some cards out so I thought I should document that in my December Daily.  I hadn’t really thought of it before, but the inside of the card makes a perfect journaling spot. The next page was a fun one.  I used some left over wrapping paper.  This kraft paw print paper made me gasp with delight when I first saw it wrapped around a gift sent to me a month or so ago so I salvaged as much as I could and had been hoarding it for a special project.  I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die called “In the Bag” to create a little faux shopping bag, adding a twine handle and a hand made double twine bow.  This was a great way to represent all the Christmas shopping I’ve been doing as well as the doggy bag that I got at a holiday dinner I attended at Maggiano’s (part of the menu has a two-fer; order one dish for dinner and they make a second one for you to take and eat at home the next day for free!).  The little decorative tag I made using a dimensional sticker and one of the smaller tag dies from the Diemond Dies Nesting Tag Die Set. I used one of the larger tag dies to create a journaling tag that slides in and out of the doggy bag.  As I’ve said before, I think this tag nesting die set is one of the most useful dies I own–it has been indispensable for my December Daily album.

Day 24 was a simple one. I simply used another one of the tag dies, some left over glitter paper and bit of gross grain ribbon, and the last scrap I had of one of my favorite papers from the Graphic 45 “Bohemian Bazaar” collection.  The tag is finished off with the Lawn Fawn scripty joy die.  I die cut it out twice and offset the words to create a kind of shadow effect that helps the word pop off the busy background.  A little journaling on the back of this tag was all the page required.

The following is a video share of these pages:

The Day 24 page is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! If you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! May your 2015 bring you happiness, good health, and wonderful crafty adventures! WOOF


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