Monday, December 7, 2015

Document December with Jemma: My Project

Yesterday I shared my Document December Kit and today I'm going to show you the mini-book that I made with it.
I used my own design Lean Mean MAXI-Book which is an 11 page book with 5" square pages with pockets for extra tags.
As this is meant to be a Document December project, 11 pages are not enough, so I used just half a sheet of patterned paper to create pages and pockets so that there is space for ...

25 Days of Christmas!

Yup, there is a page or a tag for each of those 25 days:

Days 1, 2, 3 and (on the back of the tag) 4

Days 5, 6, 7 and (on the back of the tag) 8,
then come days 9 & 10 and 11 & 12,
followed by days 13 & 14 and 15 & 16

Days 17 & 18 and 19 & 20,
with days 21 and (on the back of the tag) 22, plus 23 and 24,
and finally, a double paged spread for Christmas Day!
And there you have it; a book to document (most of) December!  There are plenty of alphas and word stickers in my kit to help me with photo captions if I choose to put photos in the spaces, as well as extra embellishments if I use the cardstock block for journalling.

You can find instructions for making your own Lean-Mean MAXI-book on my blog today and I'm  sharing how I made the extension pockets too.

There's lots more inspiration to come from the Master Forgers this month so do keep checking back to see what we've got for you.

Merry Christmas from Jemma


  1. Wow, this is great! A great way to show that Christmas journalling/recording doesn't have to be all about the red and green and themed products! The mini book looks like a lot of fun - will you be sharing your completed book? Thanks for the inspiration...

  2. That's great Jemma. You know my love of journals and handmade books so this really appeals to me. I love the colour papers you have used, this is one bright cheerful Christmas book!!

  3. This looks so cheerful and fun - and that's before you add your journalling, notes, photos etc. when it's complete, it'll be amazing!
    I do love your maxi-book design, so I'll have a go at the extended form too.
    Thank you!

  4. This is so clever, and definitely fun and festive as well! I'm off to take a look at your instructions and might give this a try...

  5. Totally FAB creative twist on the DD concept! I keep seeing something different each time I look at it - off to your blog for the deets!

  6. I *must* try your mini-book soon - it's wonderful!