Sunday, 13 November 2011

My Christmas journal will definitely have a date on every page because...

1) it speeds up making a page because you can do it in advance, and can get away with not much more than the date, a photo and some words, if you're in a hurry

2) it helps me mark pages that I want to fill in later

3) it adds a kind of coherence to the whole thing, but I like how you can still vary each date a little

4) I really wanted to use my new stampin up ornament bauble punch and tim holtz alphabet

5) I have never used luggage labels before and I want to use them on this project

And that's why I was knee-deep in paper yesterday deciding what to do.

This is how I intend to use the plain date tag (the right-hand page is a sort of practice page to make sure it works and help me get going on christmas lists nice and early! Left hand page is just a draft) :

And this is the more ornate label tag for the non-pocket pages:

I expect the various tags to look different, but the same tag base and the same bauble.

You can order the Bauble punch from me if you like! It costs £15.50 + postage, but you can collect locally for free.


  1. Hi Tiara! Checking you out from JYC. I love the blue "bauble" I could see myself using that. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Melissa
    Thanks for your comment! I have done 4 pages now, using the bauble and I think it's going to work well. I additionally like that as it's turned out there's the easy (bauble only) and fussy options depending on how busy/crafty I'm feeling on the day and how busy the page.

  3. those are great number baubles!


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