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December Daily intro page featuring Elle’s Studio

Hello friends! It’s mid-November and we likely all have December on the brain. I certainly do and I can’t wait to begin documenting this special time of year.

I am doing my documenting in a custom journal that’s slightly smaller than 6×8 so it’s perfect for the supplies in the Elle’s Studio Kits. This is my opening page which is already decorated so that when December comes, I can simply add in some journaling. Let me share some more details with you!



I’ve recently been using a similar formula for my pages and I don’t even know what to call it but it’s sort of this start at the top and work down, keeping things in the center kind of thing. I started with a tag and flipped it upside down so the point was facing toward the bottom, like an arrow. Then I added the actual arrows from the die cuts to help draw the eye down to the photo.

To add interest and color and balance, I grouped a label, puffy heart, and paperclip to the tag. Then I used the white space to stamp a title!


All of this leads down to the photo which is layered on top of some labels and a strip of this adorable paper from the paper stack. I used the DETAILS stamp from Noteworthy because it’s so perfect for the photo and overall theme of this year.



On the opposite page, I wanted to leave room for journaling. Since I’m not really ready to write about my intentions for December just yet, I added a placeholder currently card and made it removable in case I would rather do some more writing on the actual page.



But that didn’t stop me from decorating the rest of the page. I punched a tab from that same patterned paper then layered a stamped Christmas Seal and some little art marks. The bottom heart clusters are sweet and simple.



I hope you’re getting ready for December and doing what you can ahead of time! The November kit and extras are a perfect way to get that done!


Thanks so much for joining me here today! I hope you have a super crafty day!


Supplies used: November 2018 Monthly Kit, Holiday Seals stamp, Oh What Fun stamp, Merry & Bright paper stack, Noteworthy stamp, Document December Labels, Christmas Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers

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