So day 4 records my youngest daughter's countdown chain. Her brother had one of these in preschool, then her sister did last year, and now she's uber excited to be the one who made one.
Each strip of the chain has the date and piece of the Christmas story on it so I used the strip from today in the bottom left. That set the tone for my more green focus on this day's layout. I printed the picture of her taking off the chain in sepia, partly because I love sepia, and partly because the pic was a little orangey and busy and had so many colors. The sepia made it more cohesive.
The burlap paper in the bottom two squares I got on sale at Michael's. I stamped the wise men from an old Stampin' Up! stamp set on the bottom right and put a Studio Calico wood star over the star in the stamp, but on the outside of the pocket.
In the top right I put a wood ornament I got the other day at JoAnn's. I inked it just slightly with a green (Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi) that coordinated with the paper strip, and then added a wee bit of Stampin' Up!'s dazzling diamonds glitter. I adhered to the outside of the pocket and was origianlly going to leave the pocket empty. However, the paper that showed through from the other side behind it, though pretty, didn't really look good. So I cut a creamy patterned paper square from a scrap stash and tucked it in behind the ornament.
I originally skipped adding a number to this day since it's written on the green strip from the countdown chain, but now I'm thinking I might go back in later and add a number on the right edge. Not too worried if I don't get to it though.
And on to day 5:
Day 5 spotlights my growing Christmas music list on Spotify. I just took a screen shot and divided the whole thing up into the 4 squares. I put the music sheet paper in the back.
Up on the top left I put a strip of fabric from my stash (it's retired Stampin' Up!) and layered a bit of doily I had left from the bottom right. Then I put that red and white star tag over the top of the page protector. the star is from the same tag set I used in day 1 and I believe it's from Little Yellow Bicycle.
The bottom left I used to journal in red about how my tastes in Christmas music are a bit different this year and it's led to growth in my list. I also put a glittery 5 here from a number sticker set I got at JoAnn's.
The top right I left as is.
The bottom right has a doily cut up to frame a little chalkboard art I printed with Christmas carol lyrics on it. The red tree sticker on top there is from a sticker set of red and green fabric and felt trees. I've been looking all over the internet trying to remember what brand they are. If you really want to know, leave a comment below and I'll make sure I check when I get over to my stamp room next.
And there you have days 4 and 5. Can I say that I am way more relaxed this year with December Daily?! It's been a fun blessing and so little stress. Planning on working on it every few days keeps me up enough that I don't feel behind, but without the stress of trying to do it every night. I'm thinking I'll stick to a very similar system next year.