I often try to use Daisy White or Colonial White paper for base pages. You have to dress the paper up a bit. One way is to stamp on the paper around the border.
The other way is to stamp on the paper but also to stamp on scraps and cut them out for the pages.
You may also notice I used White Twine over each of the photo mats on the bottom and the pocket card, You can also use gold foil and shimmer trim as decoration on your photos but since I only had paper saying "photo", I will wait to put it on later when the photo is present. You can also put it on the corners of the photo, on the top section or on the sides to help embellish the photo and the page.
Don't forget to check my website for the products to make pages for your memories. barbarapagekell.ctmh.com