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December Days

Day 5 – May Arts / Jenni Bowlin Blog Week

December Days

We all know the importance of pictures.  This December keep track of the little moments, the big moments and all in between.  With Jenni Bowlin products and your May Arts ribbons you can create keepsakes that will showcase this season.


Vintage Tins can hold your mini books, or can be used to contain pictures of the holidays.

  • Fruitcake tin was found full of old buttons at a yard sale.
  • Voyage of the Mayflower tin was my Grandmothers and held cookie cutters.


Mini books are little bits of joy and can be made in a short amount of time.  However they will continue to bring happiness for years to come.  Here are a few ideas for December mini-books:

  • December Days–of the past
  • December Days–2010
  • December Days–Family
  • December Days–the food w/ reciepes
  • December Days–Childhood


For my December Mini book I left a space for a small picture, a place to jot down a note or two, and a number to show the day of the month.


All papers and embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Designs

(2 buttons and office supply tags are not Jbdesigns)

May Arts Ribbons used:

  • AG25 – Solid Metallic Black/Gold lines
  • SE 30 – Gold Curly Ribbon
  • KB44 – 1.5"  Red/Dark Green Solid Check
  • KB45 –  1.5" Red/Green & Yellow Plaid
  • RG14 – 1.5" Grosgrain/Ivory stripe, Red/Ivory
  • 337 – 1/4" Satin Center band, Red & Olive
  • SM – String/burlap, Red & Olive
  • SK16 – 1/4" Olive Silk
  • WR –  Velvet/ric rac, Red & Olive
  • 340 – 1/8" Solid Red/Green Edge, 340-55 & 340-44


Blog Posted by: Leah Farrar-White

  1. Karen K

    I like this idea and there are several different ways to go with the theme which are all good ideas.

  2. Shelly

    Adorable! I just love how eclectic and fun the mini book is. Definitely a project I’ll be adding to my crafting list.

  3. Amy Serbaroli

    This mini book is of course amazing, but I really LOVE your vignette you created with the tins and photos!!! I am very enamored with old buttons so that find would have made me swoon, a vintage tin filled with vintage buttons, I’d be in love! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. Charlene

    Leah, you have a style all your own…so creative, so beautiful.

  5. Donna Przybylowski

    Wonderfully done, such a colorful and pretty mini book, so festive!! Such creation!

  6. Berta

    Great little mini! Would make a great gift!

  7. Kathy Eddy

    great mini book thanks for sharing

  8. Pam Loris

    Love the mini book! These are great gifts to give whether completed with pictures or not! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Tona

    Fantastic mini album!

  10. Kelly Sasman

    Beautifully creative mini book! Thanks for taking time to share all the details.

  11. Beth W

    This is fantastic-and a really great how to. thank you so much for sharing with us.

  12. {vicki}


    the mini book


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