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Remember This Christmas Album Journal


Hi!  I am so excited to share this project with you today!  I have seen so many wonderful December Daily type albums and things out there, and while I always enjoy seeing others, it has never been something that would work for me because I don’t really have things going on EVERY day in the month to document.  I did, however, want to create an album that allowed me to document things about the holiday season this year in my own way.  I chose some fabulous Echo Park papers, May Arts ribbons, and a few fabulous embellishments to create an album for just that!






Begin by cutting the chipboard and patterned paper pages  to the desired size.  Cut some white cardstock to a smaller size and cut out the Country Drive Journaling Cards.  Use the binding machine to punch holes in all of these items so they can be bound.



Layer your papers as you want them to be in the book and then embellish with ribbon, string, buttons, and gem stones.  You have the freedom to do what you want here!



Embellish the cover using the Echo Park papers, stickers, and journaling cards along with fabulous May Arts twisted rope!



Bind all of the pages, including covers according to your machine instructions.  Tie lots of great May Arts ribbon, string, and rope along the binding.



Now you can fill your album with photos, notes, trinkets, and ephemera throughout the season!  Nice and easy and SO super cute!!!  I made mine 5×6 so it is fairly easy to carry with me, but also large enough to hold photos and other things.  Here are the pages so you can see what they all look like:



Thank you so much and I hope you make your own fun little holiday album!!! 


Blo post by: Jingle



    such fun! nice project. thank you for sharing.

  2. Maggy Tronche

    This album is beautiful!! Love the colors combiantion, the papers are beautiful! TFS!

  3. Debbie Painter

    Love this!!! Nice to use non-Christmas papers!!!

  4. Michele D

    Nice project, thanks for sharing!

  5. jen shears

    this is SO fun! love all the great pages waiting to be filled!!!

  6. sandra m

    i love this albumn, and you didnt even use christmas papers. The little bird on the front is my fave from that collection.

  7. Ange

    Super cute journal! Love the buttons and bling!!

  8. Ange

    Cute journal! Love the buttons and bling!!

  9. Krysta

    I love it! And I love the fact that it isn’t just strictly traditional Christmas colours! Fabulous album!

  10. Kathy P

    This is Soooo cute and am definitely going to lift this idea….it is useful and not difficult to put together! Love the happy papers!

  11. Melinda Wilson

    Cute mini album!

  12. {vicki}

    love the mini

  13. Lucy

    I would never have thought to use un-Christmas colors. This came out great!

  14. Debbie C

    Wonderful album….love all the bright colours of ribbons and paper.

  15. Helen LeBrett

    I really, really love this journal: love the colors of the paper, and the fun ribbons and twines used. It would make you happy just to work on it!!

  16. Marcia D.

    AWESOME mini! It’s gorgeous.

  17. Cynthia B.

    Just another reason I need to get my hands on the Country Drive collection – good for Christmas too!
    Great mini – love all the buttons, ribbons, and twine!

  18. Sue McRae

    Really fun and colourful album!

  19. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute! Love the little journalling pages!

  20. Kim H

    Wonderful mini album, and a great idea. I dont have something everyday in Dec but alot of things do happen. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Holly Tolman

    This turned out great!

  22. Amanda Coleman

    I love the paper! I have to get my hands on some of that. What a fantastic project!

  23. Miriam Prantner

    Fun to see more photos of this! I love all the buttons on the top corners.

  24. Kelly massman

    so very cute!

  25. Christine Dring

    Ooooh! This is too cute! This album would make a great Christmas gift! Thanks for sharing!

  26. b. poteraj

    The book is so cute! I love the colors—great book for a boy.

  27. Kelly Sas

    Love this fun Holiday Album and all the ribbon it uses!

  28. sharon gullikson

    What a nice little remembrance book. Are you trying to tell us something (a bun in the oven)? ??

  29. natasha g.p.

    I’ve never used one of those machines before. You made a cool book.Thanks for showing us.

  30. Donna

    What a fantastic little album.

  31. Christina Colón

    Looks great! I love that you used a non-Christmas line to make a Holiday journal. Not to mention, I really *really* need to get a binding tool!

  32. Danielle

    Love this idea! A December Daily will not work for me either, this album is perfectly enough to capture the Christmas memories.

  33. Laura Cox

    Love minis….this one is super cute!


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