Thursday, December 6, 2007

Holiday Planners

If you haven't been looking at Tim Holtz's blog this week, you need to start! He is giving AMAZING tutorials on Christmas Tags. It's the 12 Tags of Christmas! It that wasn't enough (and it is, the step-by-step instructions are so detailed), he's doing a giveaway every day. FUN! Go check it out! I have a huge shopping list thanks to him!

Today I'm showing you two Holiday Planners that I made on Saturday. They started off as pocket folders. Blue Moon Stamping has great pics of a planner, and so does Jan Tink. Check them out! Jan even has links for additional pages to put inside.

I already had these pictures taken with the camera phone, and I didn't retake them with the new digital. Sorry! The front of this planner has "holiday planner" stamped with the Karen Foster small snap stamps. It's matted a couple of times, and two cardstock stickers were added.

Here's the inside. I haven't added anything to the pockets yet, but I will add an envelope for receipts, some paper for a shopping list, and I'm not sure what else.

On this one, I stamped "holiday planner" with a Stampin' Up alphabet, but I can't remember which one I used. It belongs to my friend Queen Diva Sue! The snowflake and the Santa are also from Sue! In fact, all of the paper I used is from Sue! I provided ONLY the folders! The good thing is that she wants us to use up her stuff when we scrap in the Diva Den, so it's all OK!

This is the inside of the the 2nd one. The best part about these is that I didn't need to use the "pretty paper". Know what I mean? I could have used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, Dasher, or Blitzen, sure . . . but it also looks great with the Christmas paper that's a little bit old, a little bit too bold, and kinda forgotten! Don't you think?

Ribbon was added to close them up. Here they are side by side. I'm happy with these. I think they turned out very cute, and I'm looking forward to making one that isn't holiday-themed. So, what do you think?

The craft fair is Saturday, and now it's CRUNCH TIME! I need to get it ALL done! Whew! Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments :

Betsy said...

I am also working on some holiday organizers like these. I also have only the paper and no other embellishments...maybe by the New Year. At least you have one completely done. I agree too with the ability to use older bolder paper for this project. Great work!

~Michelle~ said...

you've been busy! good luck at the craft fair!

~KRISTY~ said...

AS ALWAYS CAROL MORE GORGEOUS CREATIONS!LOVE THE CHECK PP'S.

Marlou said...

fabulous Carol!!!!! as always your creations are fabulous!!! thanks for your sweet comments, hugzzz xx

My Paper World said...

Very cute! You are going to have such fun at the fair! all your little projects are amazing!

Andrea, said...

More wonderful creations, not long till the fair now, hope all goes well

Deb said...

The Tim Holz blog is fantastic isn't it? I want to keep it forever as it is so full of handy tips. I also have an enormous shopping list thanks to him!
Your holiday planners are fabulous! wish I had made a fancy one, I use a tatty notebook!
Good luck on saturday, hope you sell loads, I know you will because all your stuff is so fabulous! Have a great weekend!

Samm said...

These are fab! so clever!

Samm
x

Tina said...

a wonderful project, Sista. I love it

Clare said...

These are lovely, so Christmassy!

Best of luck for tomorrow at the Craft Fair, looking forward to hearing how you go on...

kathleenh said...

These turned out great! I love the paper you chose and that little santa guy on the cover is adorable!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

These are terrific!