Twelve Days of Christmas
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Twelve Days of Christmas

I absolutely love this time of year! The Christmas carols are being sung, the trees are getting lit, the Christmas baking is getting made and the romantic Christmas movies are playing. Yes, I love it all!!

Today I’m excited to share with you this little 5 in. x 7 in. mini album that I’ve created for the month of December.  It’s like a December Daily in which I will fill out each page with the various activities or things we’ve done as a family that day.  I decided to just do the 12 day before Christmas rather than the entire month—only because my life is so crazy that I’m worried I’ll miss a day filling it out!

Supplies needed:

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Adhesive Backed Cardstock
  • Printable Adhesive White Cardstock
  • Gold Printable Foil


Design used:



I have a habit of figuring out the designs that I want to use before I cut everything out.  I find that this system helps me stayed organized, and I don’t feel like I need to add more and more details or feel like I’ve forgotten something.1all-cut-pieces-copy

Once I’ve figured out what I want to use, I begin cutting pieces out using similar colored cardstock or patterned papers.


You’ll also notice that I’ve created some print & cut pages as well .  These are so easy & fun to create!


STEP TWO: ASSEMBLE PIECES TOGETHERdelete-numbers-from-circles

The album that I cut out had tabs on the right side for numbers, so I cut the numbers out of red cardstock. I didn’t want the patterned paper to show through so I cut out some gold foil circles.

To do this, I simply copy & pasted the number set, ungrouped the image, and deleted all of the numbers from the circles. Then, I regrouped it and cut the circles out.


Here I’ve added the cut out gold circle.


Then placed the number circle over top.   Remember to save the negative parts of numbers like 4, 6, 9, 0, etc.


A fun clean & crisp cut phrase is a great way to start the opening of an album!


Adding rhinestones to cut out designs (rather than using the same yardstick) is fun idea.



Here are the pages of my mini album. I’m excited to fill it all up with our December adventures and festivities!


I hope that I’ve inspired you to share your memories in a little keepsake such as this.



Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


adhesive cardstock

essentials 12 in. x 12 in. adhesive cardstock 16-pack

Printable Adhesive cardstock

Adhesive Cardstock - Leaf Green

Adhesive Cardstock - Strawberry

Sticker Paper - Gold Foil

red 10ss rhinestones (approx. 750 pcs)


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  1. This album is just amazing. I had no idea you could so much with just paper and cut files. Truly fabulous. Great work!!!

  2. Cari,
    Thank you for this!!!! Such a wonderful gift! Once I figure out my Silhouette I am making some of these! They will be for next years gifts! Always a good thing to give to someone you love!

  3. What a wonderful little album – thank you or the tutorial and tips 🙂

  4. What a beautiful Christmas keepsake – truly a labor of love. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Nice Christmas album…will be making some for gifts! Thank you.

  6. I LOVE how your album turned out Cari!!! Super cute!!

  7. Can this project be done on my Portrait? I have the perfect spot 🙂 for my Portrait…& I don’t have enough room the longer Cameo 🙁

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