Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Greatest Gift.... Christmas Planner with Authentique Jingle Collection

Christmas in July; are you starting to plan? 
I know it is early but really is it! 
Authentique Jingle Collection will have you wanting to create a holiday planner so you will be able to fill it with ideas, sketches, maybe a few photos, some recipes, a few gift ideas...oh the sky is the limit when we are in the planning stage. 
July is the perfect time of the year to do just that!

Begin by die cutting journal covers and pattern paper. 
Apply adhesive to pattern paper. 

Add pattern paper and border strip to outside and inside of cover.
(Set to one side to decorate the cover when done with inside pages.)

Create mats for a waterfall photo page for inside cover. 

Decorate each of the waterfall pages; layer together. 
Place a matted band around the back of waterfall page. 
Adhere to inside cover. 

Add small decorated closure to top of band. 
Add a small piece of Velcro to hold together. 

Page One

For pocket on page to insert small tag card inside.
Decorate tag with stickers. 

Add small enamel dots to page. 

Page 2

Create a 4" x 12" scored photo book for the top of page 2. 
Score on the 4" and 8" lines on scored board to create folder photo book. 
Decorate each photo page. 

REMEMBER: To decorate the front side and back of the photo pages. 
Add stickers and enamel dots to page. 

Page 3

Create a pocket for Page 3. 
Decorate with border strip, stickers and enamel dot. 
Create and decorate two tags to place inside of pocket. 

Page 4 and 5

Place a double mat on Page 4. 
Decorate with stickers and enamel dot. 

Page 5 is a premade Travel Journal. 
Adhere Jingle pattern paper to top of journal. 

Decorate with doilies, Epherema Card, border strips. 

Add stickers and enamel dot. 

Page 6

Page 6 is the back of the premade travel journal. 
Adhere Jingle pattern paper to back; add photo squares to place photos on. 
Add stickers and enamel dots to mats. 

Fold Jingle paper in half to create Pages 7 and 8.

Add banner and flag to top of pages. 

Page 9

Create a pocket for page 9; fill with tags. 
REMEMBER: Decorate front and backs of tags to have extra photo placements or journaling spots. 

Layer pages together; add to inside of journal with elastic cording!

Decorate binding with snowflakes that have been inked with alcohol inks. 

Add small premade poinsettia to top of bind. 

Wrap ribbon around prepared journal; tie in a bow. 
Fussy cut Santa image from Jingle paper; add to top of journal with pop dots. 
Add a few more of the alcohol inked snowflakes to top along with Snowflake and Poinsettia flower. 
I hope you are inspired by the Authentique Design Team sharing our Christmas in July Projects. 
If you missed any...
head to the Authentique Blog to see each of the teams projects. 
We would love to see what you create using Authentique products so make sure to tag us in your post! 

Authentique Jingle Collection
Sizzix Journal, Doily and Snowflake Die
May Arts Ribbon
Xyron Creative Station Mini with Permanent Adhesive
Ranger Alcohol Ink
Blending Tool
Metal Snowflakes
Blending Tool
Pop Dots
Travel Journal Notebook
Burlap Poinsettia Flowers
Circle Velcro
Clear Gemstones
Enamel Dots
Red and Teal Card Stock


  1. Gorgeous Pam. Love the poinsettias, so striking as are the traditional papers. Tracy ❤️❤️

    1. Thanks Tracy! I hope I can find more of the poinsettias! They are so pretty and I love that burlap look!

  2. This is THE best papercrafted Christmas project I've ever seen. You've done a beautiful job showcasing a lovely collection and I appreciate your sharing the photo tutorial.

    1. Thanks Donna, if you make one...make sure to show me! I love when others are inspired by what I create!

  3. Pam this book is ABSOULTELY GORGEOUS! I LOVE it must get this paper!
    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing! LOVE Eileen's dies too!


    1. Thanks Lori! Yes...the Jingle Collection is a must have! So many endless possibilities for Christmas and holiday projects! I love Eileen dies also!

  4. Now THAT is a Christmas planner! What a beautiful treasury of papers, tags, pockets, photo spots... Makes me want to plan away, which I truly should. Thanks for the walk-through and inspiration, Pam. Much appreciated.

  5. Did you post a video on how to assemble once pages are complete?