Happy July in Christmas, Day Four! If you missed any of our previous days, we have been celebrating all week, DAY ONE, DAY TWO, DAY THREE We have our fabulous Gloria Stengel on the blog today with her Pretty Papers mini album, using our new Jingle Collection and our Alpine Collection. We have had a blast sharing with you this week, and cannot wait to share with you all of the details of Jingle and a new collection!

Good morning, Crafters! This is Gloria Stengel with you again. Today it is my turn to share my Christmas in July project! I put my heart and soul into this GIANT Christmas mini album!
I combined the NEW Jingle Collection with last year's Vintage Christmas, Colorful Christmas, and Alpine Collections.
This big book of Christmas joy measures 9" tall, 4 1/2" wide, and 1 1/2" thick! And it weighs almost 2 pounds! That is a lot of pretty paper! 
The book as a type of tri-fold cover that closes with a simple ribbon tie. Inside are more fold outs, flips, and pockets! This project is the PERFECT December Daily! There is so much space to add your photos and journaling! 
Once you start opening the book, you can see all the lovely papers on display! 
The book keeps opening... 
...until it is approximately 25" wide! That is a lot of space for photos! 
I designed the book to have an inside spine of 3/8" wide.
The outer spine is 1 1/2" wide.  
I made a bit of a mistake with attaching the ribbon. I had wanted the ribbon UNDER the paper, but I totally got caught up in decorating and totally forgot it! I hope my Plan B works!
I used one of the cut-aparts from the Colorful Christmas Collection as my front cover focal point. I added lots of flowers and other Christmas-y lovelies to the cover!  
Here is just a peeky of the cute images that I used for the inside of the book. If you want to see the full walk-through of the project, please click on the VIDEO below. 
This mini has not only ONE waterfall element... has TWO! Each waterfall can hold 21 photos, 4" x 4" size! That is perfect if you print square photos from Instagram or similar. 

Thanks for watching!
I do not have a tutorial as yet for this project. I have a few "bugs" to work out before I turn it into a tutorial.

Thanks for joining me today! 

Authentique Supplies Used:

Jingle Collection: 12 x 12 Paper, Elements 12 x 12 Cardstock Die Cuts
Vintage Christmas Collection: 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Details 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers
Colorful Christmas Collection: 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Details 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers
Alpine Collection: 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Details 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers
Spectrum Cardstock: Robin's Egg, Red Licorice, Kelly Green, Antique Lace

Additional Supplies: chipboard, various flowers and Christmas embellishments, ribbon, doilies, kraft and ivory cardstock, small magnets, mini brads, corner rounder, various circle punches, various adhesives


  1. I love the size of the album and there is room for so many pictures with the two waterfall sections. Thanks for the video.

  2. This is my kind of project, I just do not have the patience for the big beautiful spine books....I cannot wait for the tutorial.....:) Sandy


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