Not this year... this year Annette is taking the KISS route...(KISS = keep it simple stupid) anyone who has seen my journals of the past will know that they get bigger... and fatter... and nearly explode with being stuffed like the Christmas turkey. Nope, this year I am going to have a skinny latte of a Christmas Journal and what is even better is that it cost me almost nothing!!
It is made from the free magazine my supermarket gives away... and this is the seasonal version with all sorts of Christmas recipes and ideas in it. Perfect for the base of my journal.
I added chipboard covers to make sure that it would stand the test of time but used the covers of the magazine to keep it as original as possible.
I have wired the two chipboard backs together and attached metal jingle bells down the seam so when you pick it up it makes a lovely Christmassy sound.
I took each folded page and cut a pocket directly into it so that I can slide the tags into place. OK... that was a bit of a faff and it took me ages to do but I know how fat these journals get and I am trying my best to be thin this year!! ;) All I need to do is dates to the chipboard circles at the bottom of each page and slide the tag out... make my journal entry and slide it back... voila!!