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december daily days

Fri November 26 2010

i couldn’t decide on what i want the numbers to look like for the december daily albums i made. i didn’t find anything on my gatheringthrifting outings, and i didn’t really want to purchase something new (or, couldn’t decide what to purchase). i ended up DIY-making three different versions for my album and for the one that i just sent in the mail to hotelqueen, my friend who is going to daily her december in one of the two albums i made.  you can see photos of both albums in here in my flickr photostream (or click up top where it says me on flickr), until i get them up here. one of us will have the numbered file cards, but i know i will end up using additional dates/days as embellishments anyway. i don’t mind multiples of that sort of thing.

i made all three versions just using Photoshop elements and the type tool – just fonts.  the first two are stickers, and  i was able to print both together on one letter sized sheet  of laser/inkjet white shipping label from staples, the kind that is one full 8.5×11 label. i used one of my favourite digital scrapbooking patterned papers – a graph paper grid from Splendid Fiin’s @the office collection, and typed the numbers on top of that in two different fonts. the script is The King and Queen font (here at dafont although i am positive that’s not where i got it) and the block type is called Chunk and is here from The League of Moveable Type. I used both fonts on the last set of day dates as well.

this version i punched out with a scalloped EK Success punch. easy as that.

this version i cut into strips and just snipped the numbers apart. randomly sized, mostly rectangular.

this next version took a little more work.  after looking at lots and lots of other december daily number versions online and not really seeing what i wanted, i had a  rough picture in my head of what i thought i wanted:  i wanted to use some kind of kraft paper, and  i wanted to use both a script and a non-script font (because i LOVE mixing fonts), and i also  i wanted them to be offset and off the edge. it took a few print versions to get it to work! in the end, i used the inside of a paper shopping bag to print on and trimmed all the squares with my paper trimmer and scissors. i couldn’t love them more. if it’s not too weird to say that about numbers on paper.

lots more december daily to come!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. mindy permalink
    Mon November 29 2010 9:36 am

    So pretty! There are a bunch of you who are making me want to December Daily as well…

  2. Wed December 01 2010 5:24 am

    I love the kraft paper numbers. Can’t wait to start my album!

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