I wanted to share with you my cover and title page before diving into my daily pages!
Before I prepped my pages, I pulled out all my December albums and looked at them. I mentally made a list of what I liked inside my pages and what I didn't! Some of my pages in the past looked pretty messy, stuff was falling off of them, and my pages were a little bent from sitting on the shelf.
This year I plan on keeping it simple making photos the focus. I am using a hot glue gun on everything - including all the stickers. And creating a flap in the front of my pages with chipboard to help keep my pages from falling forward while sitting on a shelf all year.
Here is how the flap turned out. I love it!
The album comes with canvas, clear dividers, and pocket pages. I used one canvas page to create my title page. Now, let me tell you a funny story. I wanted to cut down my canvas page to let the other pages peek through. Don't do that. It frayed and I wanted to stop the fray so I used a lighter across the edge. The edges started to burn and I thought, "Wow, this is a kind of old school technique" right before the thing engulfed in flames. HA!
All these embellishements come in the Merry & Bright collection by Pink Paislee! I just added a little stamp, star that matched and rhinestones. Everything looks better with a bit of bling.
Create Well: Taking a lighter to your project isn't always safe. It is usually recommended to not light paper on fire unless you are using it to stay warm in a fireplace.