Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July - Holiday Planner


Thank you so much for joining me for my Holiday Planner project for Christmas in July hosted by Giselle from Cross My Heart Paper Crafts!

Warning: LOTS of photos, so here we go...



In the 1st pocket we have covered notebook for writing down your present list. I wanted it to be covered from peaking eyes. :) In the third pocket there is a receipt envelope. This is just a legal size envelope that was sealed and then I cut about 1.5 inches off one side so that it fits well in the planner.


In the 2nd pocket I made a folder to hold my return address labels, labels I printed from my Christmas card list, and stamps. That way when I am ready to send my Christmas cards I can grab this folder and everything is ready to go!


In the last pocket I have notebook paper and a calendar on the front to help keep track of events and errands. I stamped different Christmas sentiments on the paper to keep in the holiday theme. I did three of each stamps so there is a total of 21 papers.


I also added a loop pen holder on the side because I NEVER have a pen when I need one! LOL I attached a long ribbon on the back side of the planner to keep it tied neatly together so it can easily fit in a purse. The total size is 7.5" x 4.75"

Here is one more shot of the planner open and filled.


Want to know the biggest secret? IT'S MADE FROM A 2-POCKET SCHOOL FOLDER just like this one...


I cut it down to 7.5" high and then folded each side in half - TA-DA, a pocket planner! Now just cover with paper and embellishments. :)

Hope you enjoyed my holiday planner - thank you so much for stopping by! Remember to leave a message on my post HERE to be eligible to win a Scrappy Moms Stamps Winter Wishes stamp set.

{{{ HUGS }}}

12 comments:

bonnie said...

How stinkin' cute...I love this, it's so pretty! :) Hugs x

Sarah said...

LOVE this sooo much. I have to go out and find a folder to make this :)

Janet said...

This is a great idea and I love that it is from a folder will definite have to give this a try.
Big Blog Hugs

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I Love it!! Now I want to give it a try and see what I create. TFS!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

scrappy critters said...

This is the most CLEVER and adorable planner ever! I sooo need this. Christmas is coming:0)

♥Tammy

Cathy said...

I love everything about your planner..papers ..how it folds.. and what you put in it. TFS
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

HappyPlaceJen said...

WOW!! This Christmas planner is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for an awesome idea, Mel! I love all of the sections and the use of the SM Winter Wishes set on it. Stylish and purposeful!! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great idea! I love that you used a folder!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

SugarGem said...

This is so cute and cool

Stephenie said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this great organizer, I can never seem to keep it together (In more ways than one) lol.

Dawn said...

What a great idea. I love the patterned papers. You've totally inspired me! TFS! -http://deegeescraps.blogspot.com/

Live Love and Scrap said...

Wow Mel!!! Its wonderful...I LOVE IT!!!

hugs,
Sarah

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