Christmas Pocket Planners

The Cutting Cafe Holiday Planner ... and A Giveaway!

Humble beginnings--think manila file folder--don't hold back this ultra-creative holiday planner from papercrafter Daniel Dobson! Blogging as For The First Time, Daniela's got a sizzling entry in the Christmas pocket planner category.

Sewn and stamped, inked and embellish, this Christmas pocket planner is a knock-out. And don't miss the clever use of small binder clips as both embellishment and structural device. It's a stunner!

Better still? Free stamp sets! Hurry on over to Daniela's blog and leave a comment to be entered in a November 15 stamp set give-away (and tell her Cynthia sent you!)

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The Cutting Cafe Holiday Planner

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Holiday Planner: Lynn's Long, Lean List Machine!

holiday plannerHere's a fresh entry in the Christmas Pocket Planner category: this pretty vintage holiday planner from blogger Lynn at Millers-Ink.

Starting with Nicole Heady's free pocket planner template, Lynn added custom-cut tags made with a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine. These tags can be circulated to friends and family to gather gift suggestions for the big day.

With a vintage color scheme, stamped accents and smartly-embellished front cover, Lynn's planner is a long, lean home for lists and planner pages!

Lynn's Holiday Planner

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Fast and Fun: Stash-Busting Christmas Planners

When it comes to making a workable Christmast planner, embellishments, stamped designs and lavish ribbons are nice to have, but simple's good, too! And when the Christmas planner project helps empty the craft stash and make good use of small scraps of paper? It's a stand-out project!

Check out these designs from blogger team Karen and Martha from Scrappin' Our Stash 2009. Using inexpensive pocket folders from the office supply store, these clever, sustainable folder-based planners are fast to make, fun to use.

Great job!

Christmas File Folder Planners from Scrappin' Our Stash

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Tutorial: Make A Holiday Planner With Technique Trail

holiday planner tutorialHere you go: a nicely-illustrated tutorial for a Christmas pocket planner, from blogger Pat at The Technique Trail.

We like Pat's restful color scheme, precise measurements and supply list; this tutorial will take you from start to finish quickly and easily.

To make it better? Add printable Christmas planner pages to speed the job--and create holiday gifts for sisters and friends.

Holiday Planner Tutorial

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Planner Tour: Charming Christmas Organizer

christmas plannerIt's a Christmas pocket planner of great charm: this entry from Angela, via blogger Polished to Perfection.

As you tour Angela's take on a Christmas pocket planner, note the clever and creative decorations applied to stamps, labels, and most of all, notepads!

Who wouldn't love to get ready for the holiday season with this charming planner? Nicely done!

Angela's Christmas Planner

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Christmas Countdown Has Started: Bekka's Pocket Planner

christmas pocket plannerThe Christmas Countdown has started, notes UK stamper Bekka--so she's made it easy to make a list and check it twice with a Christmas pocket planner.

Showcased at her Feeling Crafty blog, Bekka's clever use of specialty punches and scrapbooking embellishments makes this project a stand-out. The tall column with the scalloped notch makes a tidy home for holiday receipts, while the turned-down pockets to either side keep Christmas pocket planner forms handy.

Check it out--and while you're visiting, don't miss Bekka's offer to e-mail assembly instructions for this beautiful Christmas pocket planner:

The Christmas Countdown Has Started: Christmas Pocket Planner

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Christmas Pocket Planner: Photo Instructions

christmas pocket plannerIt's pretty in pink--and illustrated with a thorough photo tutorial: Christine's Christmas pocket planner!

If you're intrigued by these slender holiday organizers, but need step-by-step instructions, blogger Christine has the right stuff.

Follow along as she creates a holiday planner from a manila file folder. Get inspired!

Christmas Pocket Planner Instructions

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