I took the pages out of the album to photograph them. The smaller pages go in a 4x6 page protector and the slightly larger pages are made of chipboard. I painted this chipboard page with white acrylic paint and then brushed on some Mister Huey's mist in red.
Here are a couple more ideas for your albums - I took a photo while we were driving around admiring Christmas lights and also a photo of the cards received so far.
The journaling for the left page is on the tag hidden inside the chevron pocket. On the right I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the red tag along with most of the tags in my album using the print and cut feature. Julie Campbell has an awesome video on her blog explaining how to do print and cut here.
Pages documenting Christmas Eve...
and Christmas Day.
On the left is a family photo from Christmas Day. On the right is an envelope made with a cut file by Marcy Penner included in the 25 Days class at Studio Calico. It's perfect for holding a bit of ephemera - holiday receipts, recipes, lists etc.
I wanted to make sure I remembered just how special Christmas 2011 was so I wrote a few notes on the last page.
And I finished off the album with a transparency page painted with dots. I used a template that I made with my Cameo. I may still add a bit more embellishing to the envelope, journal page and last page, because they are kind of plain but this is it for now. Or I might just leave them simple. I'll decide later. :)
I linked up a few of the items used on these pages below. Let me know if there are any questions!