Friday, September 7, 2007

Christmas Planner

I found these awesome planners on Deb's blog. I saw hers and had to make one! There are also a few on Splitcoast Stampers that are great too. For this particular one, I CASEd the pocket titles and lists from Traci.

You just start with one of those school pocket folders (I found mine at Superstore for 20 cents each!). Then I scored each side in half (4 1/2" on this one). Then just fold it so the middle is a peak (reverse the fold it already has).

I decorated with Wintergreen designer paper with Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow and Soft Sky to coordinate. For the front, I printed "Christmas Planner" off on my computer, then cut it to size, stamped on it and matted it with Burgundy. I tied the silver elastic cord around the folder before I adhered the designer paper on the front, so it will stay on.

For the inside pockets, I cut strips of cardstock to 4 1/2" for the middle ones and 4 1/4" for the outsideones. I stamped on them, then adhered them into the pockets. The bottom parts of the pockets are 4 1/2" squares of designer paper.

Then I made little lists on my computer for cards and for gifts and printed off five copies. I trimmed them to fit the pockets and held them together with paper clips tied with some grosgrain ribbon. In the "Receipts" pocket, I stamped on a regular-sized envelope and put that in. At the bottom of the Miscellaneous pocket is a calendar for November and December, held together with eyelets.

This is going to be the gift for my hostesses who hold workshops this fall.


Heather P. said...

Oh, love this idea!! Gorgeous colors/papers! :)

Amy said...

Very cute! I've got to try one!

Alexandra said...

Wow! I love this idea Shannon - I am going to make one of these! Would sure make a geat class too! TFS - *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Corie said...

So great -- love it.

beate said...

What a wonderful gift idea!!! LOVE It!

Elizebeth said...

What a fun idea!