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

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Classic and Beautiful: Becca's Holiday Planner

Becca's Holiday PlannerWant a great way to kickstart planning for Christmas, 2010? Check out this handmade holiday planner from Becca at Amazing Paper Grace blog.

Looking at this lovely project made me itching to get out my Spellbinders dies and play! The cover ornaments, shaped and embossed, give a classic touch to this project.

Lush ribbon closures and a stamped title make this an elegant holiday planner that would be a joy to use.

Inside the planner, don't miss three notebooks for list-making. Becca's made her own notebooks and list pad; if you're not-so-crafty, adding a cover to a repurposed notebook would shortcut the project.

Great job, Becca! Kick off a new holiday season with a visit to her blog to check out this creative Christmas planner:

Becca's Holiday Planner

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O-Ring Notebook: Christmas Planner Tutorial

christmas plannerSure, you can start with a pre-made notebook or composition book to create a Christmas planner--but making your own from scratch is easy, with this pretty tutorial from the Postcards from the Attic blog.

Sized at 6.25 inches square, this pocket-based planner is easy to assemble using a hole punch and O-ring binding.. With a subtle and pretty color scheme, rubber stampers will appreciate the easy-to-add stamping embellishments that make this project special.

Not to late to make this special holiday gift!

Christmas Planner

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Creative Clipboard: Tutorial for Christmas List Planner

Love lists? Then you'll adore this creative clipboard Christmas planner from Michelle Wooderson, blogging as Mish Mash.

Using long, lean, lined list pads, Michelle anchors them with a painted and embellished clipboard. The photo tutorial shows step-by-step assembly and embellishment, and the final product? It's LUSH:

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Clipboard Notepad Organizer

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Jammi's Jazzy Christmas Planner: Accordian File Folder Makeover

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Ready to try your hand at an accordion pocket planner? At blog They Call Me Jammi, you'll find a lively example and video tutorial for this Christmas planner project.

While similar to a Christmas pocket planner, an accordion pocket planner sandwiches more than one set of file folder pockets into the planner cover. The expanded storage space offers more room and versatility for planner calendars, lists and planning pages.

Simple, sweet and oh, so organized!

Jammi's Holiday Planner Project and Tutorial

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Pretty Printable: Free Thanksgiving Planner

Thanksgiving Day is on the way ... will you be ready?

Find a pretty bit of planning help with this free printable Thanksgiving planner from Web site Whaddya Lookin' At?

With menu planner and shopping lists, recipe cards and seating chart, these printable pages would be a nice addition to the Christmas planner or household notebook.

And that cover! Oh, so pretty! In .PDF format:

Free Thanksgiving Planner

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Lunch Sacks Transformed: Queen Kat's Holiday Planner

Creativity has taken a simple stack of paper sacks to a pearl of an organizer: meet Queen Cat's Christmas planner!

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Posting from stamping blog Queen Kat's Stamping Castle, this talented stamper began with a base of everyday lunch sacks, then punched, stamped and embellished her way to a useful--and gorgeous--holiday organizer. I think she must have had a LOT of fun creating this planner, judging from the many different stamping techniques, products and embellishments used to create it.

The project is so big, it took two blog entries to cover it. Tour Queen Kat's Christmas planner at these two links:

Christmas Planner
More Christmas Planner

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