Friday, December 30, 2011

Well Here We Are...

Standing on the threshold of a new year...2012. My oh my! Hello everyone! I dropped in to share one more goodie I made for Christmas this year. My Holiday Planner. I had been seeing these all over Blog Land and decided that I should have one. :)

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patterned paper: Merry & Bright (Signify Pink)
card stock: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Vintage Cream (PTI)
ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
accessories- brads: Merry & Bright (Signify Pink)  Peppermint Twist chipboard embellishments (Brenda Walton)  Pure Poppy ribbon (PTI)  gold cord (Michael's)  gold jumbo paper clip (Staples)  red folder (Staples)  Christmas inserts (Organized Christmas)  Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

You can find lots of videos and tutorials on the Internet showing how to make all types of planners by using your favorite Search engine. This is what worked for me. The Planner was fun and super easy to make, just very time consuming. There was a lot of measuring and cutting because I wanted to line the inside of each pocket and decorate each front panel. I found that using a pre-made page kit was VERY helpful with this project because I knew the papers coordinated with each other. This was a big time-saver. The kit I used is called Merry & Bright, it's from Glimpses~Signify Pink, one of our sponsors from Scraps Of Color this month. REALLY cute kit, full of fun whimsical papers and embellishments. I used a basic two pocket folder from Staples as my base; the kind students use for school. I made a few folds and created the 4 pockets that you see here.

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After I measured and cut all my paper and card stock, I adhered everything using Zip Dry Paper Glue. I specifically went out and purchased this glue for this project because I wanted to make sure that my Planner didn't fall apart with continued use. I downloaded the inserts from HERE. And then I attached the inserts, using brads and paper clips, to strips of card stock. The inserts are not glued down because I wanted to be able to use the Planner for a few more Christmases. Next, I added chipboard embellishments to each pocket for more whimsy. Then for the front cover, I let my patterned paper do the work for me. I cut the panel out of a 12 x 12 piece of paper, glued it to the folder and tied on a few gold cord bows. Finally, I adhered my title panel with pop dots, tied on a bit of red ribbon and my Planner was ready to use. Super fun and super easy!

I have been asked to create one of these for a wedding planner. I'm anxious to get started, but I have to find the right page kit first. Anybody have any ideas??

Thank you so much for visiting today!  Make it a good one!

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Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Barb! This is soooo awesome! I love the details you put inside and the colors.

Happy New Year!

Sheila H said...

Happy New Year! I love your planner :)