Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Planner

Today I'm sharing my project for Craft Junkie Too's Design Team. This week we were asked to share Christmas organization tips. Since I find myself with all sorts of lists stuffed into my purse at this time of year (gifts to buy, cards to send, thank you notes to write), I decided to make myself a little holiday planer. I used my new Your Story Photo and a 4" x 6" green book cover that came with it.

For the cover, I cut brown cardstock at 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" and layered it with a patterned paper cut at 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". The topnote is cut from Accent Essentials. I played around with my Gypsy to make a shadow. The white layer is 4.09" x 2.65", and the brown layer is 4.42" x 3.01". I also used some felt with a Papertrey Ink Die to accent my circle.

For the inside of my book, I make some lined pages by creating a template in Word and then running white cardstock through my printer and cutting it down to 4" x 6" sheets.

I made three sections for my planner: Cards, Gifts, and Thank Yous. For each one, I made a divider sheet with a 4" x 6" piece of brown cardstock, layered with a 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of patterned paper. All of the elves are cut from Jolly Holidays at 3.5". The "cards" was made by welding together 1.88" letters from Gyspy Font.

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Your Story Photo Cover
Dark Chocolate and Rustic White Cardstock
sei Christmas Mint Patterned Paper
Bazzill Basics Textured Cardstock
Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Collection and Just the Ticket Dies
Holiday Button Bits, 2010 Holiday Tags, Just the Ticket, Through the Trees, Mega Mixed Messages, and Daily Design Sentiments Stamp Sets
Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, and Chamomile Ink
Pure Poppy Felt
Vintage Buttons
Pure Poppy Baker's Twine
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit Craft Junkie Too today to learn some more organization tips from the rest of the design team! Also, stop by here again on Saturday to see the Your Story Photo in action again. I'll be part of the Your Story Photo Blog Hop!


  1. Katie... what an awesome idea to carry around for the Holidays! I am the same way too. Too many lists scattered all over my bag or purse. Your book is way too cute with all those elves running through Great Work!
    Sweet Holiday Creations...

  2. Oh my goodness--that is too cute!! I was going to do something like this but had no ideas :) And I wanted lines and couldn't think how to do it! Thanks so much for the tips!!

  3. Hi Katie. I LOVE all your projects and cards. You do such a great job! I cant wait until the YourStory blog hop...I've been wanting one really bad but HSN doesnt ship to Canada. Anyways, thanks for sharing the project. Looking forward to the blog hop!

  4. This came out Wonderful!!! Love it. TFS!!! -Sam :-)

  5. This is sooo super cute! Would be a perfect gift for my sister (the planner in the family)!


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