December Days! by Shellye McDaniel

December Days! by Shellye McDaniel


Need a gift for the merry-maker who has it all? Why not construct a whimsical December Days Scrapbook Album & Journal using the “Jingle All the Way” Collection and accessories!  There are so many ways to go about building one of these handy organizers, but I hope that you can grab a few new ideas to incorporate!

I also have a YouTube video available of the complete walk-through how I made the pocket pages.



My main focus was the 6X8 paper pad papers, so I built the album around that.  I cut two cover papers to 6.5”X8.5” and corner rounded the edges.  On the front cover I did add a journal card, washi tape and various die-cuts prior to laminating.  I used a heat laminator and a 5 mil laminate on the papers and then trimmed to size. 



Before binding, I organized the 6X8 papers from the paper pad and crafted four pocket pages. 

To create the pocket pages: score a 12X12 piece of double-sided paper at 6”; turn and score at 8”.  Fold in half along the 6” mark and make a slanted cut at the spine, from the bottom up to the 8” score mark.  This makes it easier for the pocket to fold.  This process is a part of the video!

After stacking all of the pages in order I used a CINCH binding system and 1” metal comb to bind everything together.



The front cover was embellished with a couple of adhesive brads and puffy sticker.  I also added a gift tag, laminated charm die-cuts and a bow with a bell! 

Now onto the embellishing of the pages:








Many components from the Jingle All the Way Collection were used throughout the project: Collection Kit, 6X8 Paper Pad, Foam Stickers, Chipboard Stickers, Adhesive Brads, Sticker Book, Journal Bits, Bits & Pieces, Number Bits, Washi Tape, SN@P Cards and Enamel Dots.  Again, I have a complete walk-through and tips on how I put this album together on my YouTube Channel…I hope you’ll watch!

Thanks for joining!

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1 comment

  • Annie: November 28, 2020

    This is so cute! I would have to do a different book since I don’t have the machine to do a spiral binding like yours.

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