Friday, December 18, 2015

Memories of Christmas Past

Hi, everyone!

Thank you for stopping by to see one of my favorite projects for our Scrappy Moms Stamps Memories of Christmas Past showcase!  (Warning: LOTS of photos, so here we go...)

 My favorite project is a Christmas planner - I still use it every year!  :D



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 stop back by the Scrappy Moms Stamps blog and leave a message listing your favorite project or a favorite technique for a chance to win a Scrappy Moms Stamps stamp set of your choice.

{{{ HUGS }}}

10 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful idea. Cleveer to use a 2 pocket folder trimmed down, covered & embellished. I'm going to try this.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Debby Pannell said...

Melanie,
This is freaking awesome. I love it. I need to make one. Thanks for the inspiration.
TTFN

lindagk23 said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

Aman said...

Wow! Didn't think to use a pocket folder. Your planner is beautiful and practical. Win-win!!

Gail said...

This is a beautiful creation - what a grand idea!

Sukie said...

This is so fun! I love the festive design and all of the details and embellishments! Awesome project Mel!

Sherrie K. said...

I love your planner! Decorated up so cute and love the pretty details!
Sherrie K

Denise Bryant said...

Nice planner! It would make a beautiful gift!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW! So PRetty!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Wunder's Crafty World said...

What an awesome idea!! Great way to stay organized and sane =) Love it!!

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