I cut the trees and present out of one of the transparencies to decorate my cover. The base is a sheet of the black "chalkboard" basics that I cut down to fit and then embellished the centers of the snowflakes with rhinestones. I also adhered some of the stickers and chipboard to the cover. I did add a stronger adhesive to these pieces because the cover will be handled the most.
On the inside, I adhered one of the December Documented pockets to serve as a catch all for memorabilia or Christmas cards we receive. I use the three chipboard divider pages in the album to seperate days 1-10, 11-20 and 21-31. The divider pages serve as a nice break and it's a good place to put additional photos or journaling if needed. This year I took the die-cut Sn@p pages and made pockets with vellum and sequins behind the sheets. Then I adhered the sheets to the chipboard divider.
I always like to start my album with our family Christmas photo so that is what will go on page 1. As you can see, I set the pages up very simply with a number, Sn@p cards and sometimes patterned paper in each page protector.
I like to break the album up by using the page protectors, the insert pages and the Sn@p pages as well.
I always like to include a summary of the holiday season and I do so on the final page.
I hope you enjoyed looking through my base pages. I actually think I am going to use this album for 2010 because I have plans to create another album for 2013 with a kit from Gossamer Blue. 2010 is the one year that I didn't get a chance to create an album since the girls were born. I love how this one turned out so I am anxious to start filling it with photos and journaling!
Have a great day!