December Daily, Trinity Stamps

December Album with Trinity Stamps

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Today I’m on the Trinity Stamps YouTube Channel with day 1 of an annual album I do each December.  The premise of this is to journal & document each day of the Christmas season (Dec 1 until the the 25th).  I have done this project for the last 7 years and I love it.  I’m not entirely sure whose idea this originally belonged to, but 2 creative ladies lead this project in their own way each year.  Ali Edwards does a December Daily and Shimelle Laine does a Journal Your Christmas.

Having done an album for the last 7 years, I have my own way that I tend to make my album.  I am more laid back about documenting each day, often we are so busy that I will just put some Christmas cards from beloved family members in a certain day if there is really nothing Christmas-sy to document.  I also don’t journal as much, and usually let the photos do the “talking” and just a few thoughts written down.

Today I’m showing Day 1 of the album during which my daughter received her Funko Harry Potter Advent Calendar- we were both so excited to get this calendar, so I wanted to document it on Day 1 with the lovely Trinity Stamps stamp set Magical Wizards.  The video shows how I set up my days and how I prepared day 1 of December.

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Trinity Stamps Scenic Paper Lantern Card

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I have a video up on the Trinity Stamps YouTube today showing how to integrate a scenic paper lantern into a card.  The final product is a paper lantern folded and adhered to an A2 card base. I used a tea candle to light the inside of the lantern, but it could easily have accommodated a much larger candle.

This card requires 2 sheets of 80-110 lb heavy cardstock- I used a woodgrain embossed heavy cardstock from Lawn Fawn.  Use one sheet to create an A2 card base.  The other sheet should be cut in half width wise to have 2 sheets of 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels.  Likewise, a sheet of heavy weight vellum (I purchased some from Bazzill) was cut into 2 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels; the heavy weight vellum allowed me to heat emboss the adorable sentiment.

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I die cut a window large enough to see the entire sentiment of the stamp in 3 of the 4 (4 inch sections of both panels). Overlap the duplicate panels together with the 1/2 inch side flaps (you might need to trim them down so they are not visible) and adhere with double stick adhesive tape (I avoided using glue as I didn’t want the paper to warp).

Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink to the vellum panel that will feature the sentiment, apply your favorite embossing powder and heat set it. I also heat embossed the sentiment to a panel that I adhered to the front of the A2 card base.  Decorate as you wish (I die cut a hill and trees from the Trinity Stamps Castle Builder die set) and adhere to the card base inside the card.

In retrospect, I made the paper lantern large to fit the sentiment, but it made it more complicated as a result of it’s sheer size. I’m going to make a smaller one inside a card soon and will post the information here.

Supplies: all non-affliate links used

Paper: Lawn Fawn woodgrain cardstock, Bazzill Basics 40lb vellum,

Dies: Trinity Stamps Castle Builder Die,