Getting the first page done always feels so good.
I had to laugh when I looked back and read my post from last year where I noted that Simon woke up at 6am to open his Advent calendar first thing. He totally did that today too.
I liked starting last year with a sentiment so I went with that again this year for the page opposite my December 1 journal card:
I love the movie Elf. My sentiment this year comes from a quote in that movie: "The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear." I created a PNG file repeating that sentence, re-colored it light grey and printed it on photo paper for the background. This was adhered to the back of a cardboard page I'd put together when creating my foundation pages.
I've included the PNG file for you to download below:
If you need additional information on working with PNG files, including recoloring, check out this post.
On top of the text background I added American Crafts/Crate Paper red chipboard letters, silver glitter tape and I used silver thread in my sewing machine (thank you Pinterest for that idea).
My journal card includes ticket stubs from our adventure to watch Wreck It Ralph.
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