I’ve just spent a happy afternoon in my craft room prepping the pages for my December scraptherapy book.
Here’s a little video to show you the starting point of my festive book…
As I shared with you a little while back, my ‘kit’ for my December book is a simple little collection of bits drawn mainly from my stash.
The joy of scraptherapy is that a lot of the content of the book is found along the way: jokes from crackers, scraps of wrapping paper, ribbons, drawings, pretty tags etc.
I started as usual by trimming down as many different sorts of papers as I could find and hole-punching them.
I re-inforced the holes with sticky rings.
I’ve stitched a few bits of scrap onto some of the pages to give them a bit of a head start…
… and cut apart a brown bag to use as background pages.
Adding gesso to any darker elements is a time-saver too, then your day’s photo cluster can just be stuck on top.
I like to keep things loosely neutral when it comes to backgrounds – any pops of colour can come later on.
My front and back cover papers are in A5 page protectors which I’ve hole-punched and added ribbon to.
I tend to punch circles of co-ordinating paper to cover the ribbon ends.
I hope you enjoy this little walk-thru video of my December book prep so far!