Creative Christmas Planners

Tutorial plus Printables from Eighteen25

Ten steps to an easy Christmas planner? You bet ... with this new tutorial from the Under the Sycamore blog!

Written as a guest post by three sisters, bloggers from eighteen25, this illustrated tutorial will take you step by step through creating a pretty Christmas planner.

A bonus: free printable labels and decor elements to spark your project!

Start with a simple composition book, then layer patterned paper, cardstock and labels to create a custom cover. With inset calendars, dividers and tags, this is a pretty--and practical--planner project.

eighteen25's Christmas Planner Tutorial and Printables

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Handmade Holiday Planner, 2010 Version

Amberlee, blogging at the Giver's Log site, is back for 2010 with a fresh new version of her handmade holiday planner.

This free printable is the one for you, if you're looking for portable simplicity in a Christmas planner. Pocket-sized and pretty, it's a minimalist's version of a working holiday organizer.

Best of all, Amberlee offers her design in both pre-filled (for those looking for direction) and fill-your-own versions. Nice!

Handmade Holiday Planner

handmade holiday planner

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Cardsister's Deluxe Die-Cut Holiday Planner

christmas plannerLavish and layered and oh, so glorious: check out this Christmas planner from crafts blogger Cardsister!

Sure, she's started with a simple composition book base, but this combination of coordinated patterned papers and layers of lavish die-cut elements is a knockout!

Add the sophisticated color combination, ribbon and chipboard letters, and you have a Christmas planner to die for.

Zowie ... where are my Tim Holtz dies for the Sizzix Big Shot?

P.S. This Westie owner ADORES Cardsister's profile pic!

Cardsister's Holiday Planner

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Dollar Store Delight: Janelle's Photo Album Holiday Organizer

photo album holiday organizerStart with a simple photo album from the dollar store. Add patterned paper, index cards and a bit of creativity, and what do you get? This delightful Christmas Planner from blogger Janelle at the Arizona Families blog.

What we love about this? Simplicity! Using an inexpensive photo album as the base, users add standard-sized index cards to photo pockets to create a durable holiday organizer.

Don't miss Janelle's advice about adding tabs. Using a paper punch makes it easy to make as many tabs as you need. Since you create your own planner, your tabs will be as unique and individual as you are!

Simple, inexpensive and creative: a winner!

Arizona Families Craft: Holiday Organizer

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Creative Christmas Planner: Scrappin' Cat's Altered Journal

christmas plannerWhat's the secret to Scrappin' Kat's elegant--and easy--altered journal Christmas planner? Combine coordinated patterned papers and cardstock, add an inexpensive composition book, and voila! A dashing entry in the Christmas planner field!

The organizer in me loves her abundance of pockets. With four sections to the planner, top tabs--a real innovation that should avoid the "dog-eared" look!--and the appeal of simplicity, this Christmas planner glows!

Nice job!

Scrappin' Cat's Christmas Planner

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Tag! You're It: A Shipping Tag Christmas Planner

Can you make a Christmas planner from .... shipping tags? Yes, you can!

To prove it, check out this tag-based Christmas planner from the Cre8nMemories blog:

shipping tag Christmas planner

Pocket pages, open on the sides, are gather together in an o-ring binding. Each pocket holds shipping-tag planner pages created with rubber stamps.

Bright ribbons spark up the tag "pages"; a coordinated Christmas scrapbooking kit keeps design elements in harmony. A great job from blogger Jody Gustafson:

Cre8nMemories' Christmas Planner

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