Vintage Beauty: Katrina's Christmas Planner

Like a vintage feel for your holiday planning? Check out this new Christmas holiday planner from Katrina at the Arty Parrot blog!

Cardstock covers and divider pages are arranged inside simple O-ring closures. With receipt envelopes and planning sections, this planner will conquer Christmas chaos.

Note, too, the clever button closure on the front cover. Makes it easy to keep gift lists secured and away from prying eyes!

But oh! the vintage embellishments. Katrina used downloadable altered pages digitals, but the right set of patterned paper might provide a similar old-time feel.

These images took me right back to the '50's Christmas designs of my childhood. Nice to see an "everything old is new again" treatment for a Christmas planner project!

Katrina's Christmas Planner

Tutorial: Carol's Altered File Folder Christmas Planner

altered file folder plannerMake a Christmas holiday planner from a simple manila file folder? Yes, you can--with this nice tutorial from blogger Carol, at the Creating with Carol blog.

With clear images and step-by-step instructions, Carol shows even the crafts-averse reader how to use an altered file folder and scraps of patterned paper to make a hard-working holiday planner.

We like the calendars affixed to the inside panel; nobody will lose track of time or appointments with that information right up front! Receipt envelopes and gift lists fill out the remaining pockets.

Finally, stamped images and labels work together to make a pretty, organized Christmas planner. It would be a joy to sit down with this one!

Christmas Planner: Altered File Folder Tutorial

Make an Easy Christmas Pocket Planner!

christmas pocket plannerHere's a pretty entry in the Christmas pocket planner category: a multi-year planner from Louise at the Home is Where My Craft Room Is craft blog.

This elegant planner sports a distinctive color scheme using coordinated patterned papers. Inside, I really like the labelled pockets; no confusion about what goes where!

Best, the project is easy enough for this crafts-challenged editor. And while Louise used a commercial digital product to print out her lists, it would be just as easy to use the free Christmas pocket planner pages offered over at Organized Christmas to fill pockets with printed forms.

Crafty Lou's Christmas Planner

Danae's Christmas Planner Project

Danaes Holiday PlannerQuick! With back-to-school sales offering great deals on spiral-bound notebooks, now is the time to stock up--to create this wonderful Christmas planner project.

Blogger Danae, writing as Crafty's Cuppa Coffee, takes us on a tour through her Christmas planner.

An inexpensive notebook turns planning powerhouse as Danae adds divider tabs, embellishments, a pretty cover, and lots of organizer pockets. A paper-pieced bird graces the cover of this pretty, easy planner project:

Danae's Christmas Planner Project

Make A Holiday Planner: Feeling Crafty's Christmas Planner

holiday plannerOh, golly--isn't this a bright, crisp version of a handmade Christmas planner?

Talented stamp artist Bekka's Feeling Crafty blog highlights her beautiful, multi-paged Christmas planner. Using stamping techniques and coordinated patterned paper and cardstock, she's created a luscious planner to make and share.

Not to nudge her or anything, but we'd love to see the tutorial on the Web! Until then, her blog post offers to share instructions by email.

Anybody else raring to make this pretty planner? Nice job!

Feeling Crafty: Christmas Planner

Papercraft Pretties: Print Christmas Planner Pages

free christmas planner printablesNot being especially gifted in the artistic area, I'm always amazed to see what a talented paper-crafter can do to jazz up a printable form!

Don't believe me? Just check out these Christmas planner forms from the Paper Crafting Obsession blog! Mistress of the digital arts, blogger Tami has taken simple lists and directories to a whole new level--and better still, she's sharing them with you!

Swappers, don't miss her juiced-up versions of our Swaps Tracker and Swaps Directory forms.

One caveat: these printables are offered as image files, not in the more-standard .PDF versions. You'll want to save them to your hard drive (usually, a right-click on the image will let you save them), and open and print them. This also helps Tami stay within her bandwidth budget, so be kind!

Christmas Planner from Paper Crafting Obsession

Sweet and Simple: Menucca's Homemade Holiday Planner

holiday plannerLooking over our site, do you have the idea that over-the-top embellishments are standard fare for a handmade holiday planner?

For a different idea, take a look at this simple handmade holiday planner. Shared online by Scribd user Menucca, it's a 10-page, hand-drawn set of holiday planning pages. Uploaded in December, 2009, Menucca's calendar is for a previous year--but what does it matter when her pages are so fresh and creative and fun?

Menucca's whimsical doodle style makes for a unique and personal planner. Download her shared pages, or use her work as inspiration for a fresh take for your holiday planner:

Menucca's Holiday Planner