I've almost finished the album to my Christmas Cottage! All it needs is a few tags and brads, and it's all done. I used the DoveCraft "Noel" papers on the inner of the album, and my last sheet of Basic Grey "Wassail" collection ('Mantle') for the cover. I had some cream lace, a sparkly gold ornament from The Range, and some 4-leaf poinsettia stickers from Craft Creations (backed onto light paper and cut out).... and these became my embellishments for the front.
The book is a perfect fit inside the Cottage box... but I do wrap round a HUGE velvet Christmas Ribbon all tied up in a bow, to make it easier to lift out the album from it's box. To keep the round gold ornament in place, I'm using the poinsettia's I made... and in turn, they're held on with sparkly snowflake brads. It's very secure... surprisingly (things don't often turn out that well so easily for me... I'm a 'faffer' and often 'faff' around to get things perfectly correct *lol*)
It was a so hard not to add anything else to the cover... but it looked almost perfect as it was. I first thought that a photograph or santa picture would look really nice in the frame made with the gold sparkly ornament... then I changed my mind (oooh... so unlike me! NOT!). I still had the Papermania "A Silent Night" Glitter Cardstock Stickers, and chose one for the centre of the frame... after chopping it into a circle (rather than the square it was supposed to be) with a 1.5" circle punch.
It just finished it off perfectly... and matched the ribbon to lift the mini album in and out the box with.
Of course, knowing my habit of NOT finishing things, the chance of the tags and bits and pieces being finished in time for the Yuletide Season is pretty close to ... NIL! *lol*