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December Day-by-Day Inspiration

December 2, 2021
Hello and welcome, it’s Annette Green here with a kick-off to the December Day-by-Day fun! I’ve created several pages to share with you today using lots of new ECD products mixed in with a few old favorites. At the end of this post, I share a “Craft With Me” video as I create the two pages shown above.
Working in my Olive Sidekick Planner, my dashboard is simple, showcasing the new The Book 3 papers, along with stamping from the new Cozy Days set. All products will be listed at the end of this post as soon as they are available. (Very soon!)
I’ve combined The Book 3 with Graphic 45 papers (Winter Wonderland, 2017) for my pages this year. Here I’ve used the Winter Greens die, Sidekick Essentials 5, and several other new stamps and dies.
I stuck with the first Reinforcement Pack for all my hole reinforcers throughout the planner, and used some old favorites here like Sidekick Essentials 10 (Today with Slide Frames) and Planner Essentials 30 (Wave Pocket) along with some new dies and stamps coming soon.
The new Sidekick Essentials 21 (Polaroid Style) and #1911 (Iris Shutter) are new sets, and once you get a hang of the Iris Shutter die and how it works, it’s super fun!
The candle page on the left shows how you can still use full-size Planner Essentials dies like the new Planner Essentials 45 (Candle Page) in your Sidekick planner. I share how in the video.
The Book 3 has so many great papers to play with, like these label pocket images. I’ve inserted a journaling tag from Sidekick Essentials 5 inside, and used Joset’s new Train Carts die to make the Christmas packages on the right page.
The last two pages in my December DBD (for now) are the ones I create in the video. I share my thought process as I compose these and share some design tips you may find helpful. The Today frame on the right page is from Sidekick Essentials 1 and those peppermint candies are from Joset’s new Holiday Train set. I hope you got some inspiration from all of these pages, and that you have a moment to watch the video. Thanks for popping in today!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Bonnie Ratcliffe December 4, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Love watching your videos….you do such beautiful work! I’m so excited for the new products coming out. Can’t wait for them to become available in Canada. Wondering if you have a secret to keeping your die sets together when cutting and crafting. I must be a messy crafter. I find that I get my dies put back on the wrong magnetic sheets when I start to clean up. Then my sets are all messed up. Any help would be appreciated. Even to tell me that I am messy!…hahaha. Thanks bunches. So looking forward to watching more of your videos. Toodles. Bonnie

    • Reply Barbara December 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Bonnie, this may sound OTT but it works! I used to work in a library so I have filing and cross-referencing down to a fine art. I have strong ring binders in which I made pages of mountboard, with magnetic sheets on each side to hold my dies, and these are separated by a plastic pocket so the pages don’t stick together. I have a list of every die I own in alpha order, with the page number on which they are stored in my folders. I photograph each page holding the dies and stick it to the plastic folder separating the pages, so when I need to put them back I know where they go and if I have lost any. It may take some time doing, but really, I’d be lost without my system.

    • Reply Annette Green January 12, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      Sorry for the late reply, Bonnie. Thank you! Try taking a quick picture on your phone of the die-set (all the pieces) before you start, then when they get mixed up you can refer to your photo(s). I’ve mixed mine up before, so this works for me.

  • Reply Randy Rimington December 2, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    As always I love watching your process and such beautiful paper. The paper really makes a project. I m also very excited about all the new products that are coming out. The new train carts are so adorable and don’t get me started on the gnomes, cute, cute. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. Keep them coming!!

    • Reply Annette Green January 12, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Sorry for the late response here Randy. Thank you so much. I’m so happy you enjoy my process. And the new products are indeed super fun!

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