December Daily 2023 - Day 22

Each day here on my blog I'll be sharing my foundation pages (the base page I had ready to go before the month), using my 2023 December Documented Mini Book Project Kit and the finished pages along with the supplies I used (linked at the end of each post). 

Day 22 - an 80th birthday!

My mother in law turned 80 on the 22nd!  My friend Kathi had shared something really neat her family did when her dad turned 80 & I knew I wanted to do the same thing.   

The plan began to take shape on Thanksgiving when the entire family was at my mother in law's house.  All kids, spouses & grandkids were each assigned to put together a list of things they love about her - favorite memories, stories, traits - and then email them to me.  From there I printed them, cut each individual one out, rolled each one around a pencil, added to a jar & then sprinkled various sizes wood hearts throughout. 

More about that shortly :)  

The large gold glitter 8 and 0 are cake toppers!  I just removed the wood toothpicks from the bottoms of the numbers, then adhered them to a piece of heart acetate.

Underneath the acetate is an interactive page - part of it sits inside the pocket page, part of it folds over the top of the pocket page & part of it sits on top of the pocket page.

The black floral part lifts up and then the cream holly/ivy piece folds open to the right.

We presented to her on Christmas night when we were all together & we each read a few of them from the jar. 

BUT WAIT!  I'm documenting the 22nd - which was her birthday - but included a photo from the 25th, which was 3 days later.  You know what, that is A-OK.  You get to decide in your projects what you want to include and when.  It was just fitting for me that I include a photo from that night!

On the back side I included a photo of the jar

Here's my original day 22 foundation pages, other than adding the acetate sheet with the 80 as an additional page, I pretty much used the foundation pages exactly as I had them - love that!  Made it so quick & easy to document the 22nd :)

Supplies Used - Day 22

2023 December Documented Mini Book Project Kit

Epson PictureMate PM400
4x6 Photo Paper

Hickory SN@P Binder
Heart Acetate
Boho Christmas - Number Bits, Rub-ons
Simple Vintage Dear Santa - 12x12 paper, 12x12 Stickers
Peppermint Kisses - Goodie Bag (gold dot vellum star, 'cheers' vellum, black vellum heart)
Pen - Black Sharpie

Other - 80 (cake toppers), chipboard girl, doily

I'm using my 2023 December Daily Mini Book Project Kit as a base for my project; find that here.

Watch the flip through video of days 1-5 here & the days 6-16 here.

I put together a playlist of my last 7 year's of December Daily flip through videos - click here to take a peek!