Creative Christmas Planners

Paper Bag Holiday Planner: Trash to Treasure!

paper bag planner

Yes, you can make a lovely holiday planner from the most pedestrian start: paper bags.

Blogger Moxie from Stampersaurus studio brings us this creative use for simple paper bags. The planner's base is built from a stack of paper lunch sacks, folded in the center and secured with binder rings from the office supply store.

Trimmed with a lush assortment of patterned paper, and adorned with printed and downloaded gift lists, Moxie's holiday planner turns trash into Christmas treasure!

Paper Bag Holiday Planner

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Envelope Planner Tutorial: Christmas Organized, On Budget and Oh So Chic!

Such a clever idea! Stephanie from Rubber Romance Stamps shares her solution to Christmas budgeting: an envelope-based planner that holds cash for each recipient on her Christmas gift list.

Better still, this lavishly-photographed tutorial will take you step-by-step through creating an accordion envelope organizer in record time.

Using office store envelopes, cardstock, punches, patterned paper and pretty stamped embellishments, get Christmas ... organized!

Christmas ... Organized, On Budget and Oh So Chic!

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Altered Composition Book: Calie's Christmas Planner!

Drop around to blogger Calie's Creative Corner to see a lovely example of an altered composition book turned Christmas planner.

Adding cover embellishments and custom tabs, Calie's planner also includes a convenient receipt envelope tucked inside the rear envelope.

With a calendar added to the inside front cover, Calie will be covered for her holiday planning this year!

Altered Composition Book: Calie's Christmas Planner

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Pam's Holiday Planner: Bling Galore!

Blogger Pam Hooten over at the Iris Garden blog shares this sizzling-bright entry in the holiday planner field.

Loaded with bling and bright with creative touches, her little book can be used as a planner, a guest book or journal.

We'd love to see more shots of what's inside, but check out that cover! With layered embellishments that range from glitter to nostalgia, it's loaded with Christmas charm.

Pam Hooten's Holiday Planner

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Samantha's Altered Composition Book: Christmas Planner!

Here's an innovative but simple holiday planner from Samantha, who blogs as the Rubber Stamping Diva: an altered composition book.

Note her custom touches that make this project sparkle! A pen holder loop attached to the back cover keeps writing tools close at hand. Inside pockets stand ready to hold gift receipts, while a just-for-fun set of beaded bookmarks makes it easy to find lists, planner pages and calendars.

Last of all, a creative ornament cover embellishment gives this easy project a dazzling creative touch. Nice job!

Christmas in July: Altered Composition Book Holiday Planner

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Total Tutorial: Awesome Christmas Planner

We're of two minds about this over-the-top Christmas planner. With the most complete tutorial presentation we've ever seen--including video!--blogger Oz-somestamps does a great job explaining how to make this wildly creative entry in the holiday planner field.

But be aware: this project, lovely as it is, is fairly complex and will require some specialty tools. Using a Zutter Bind-it-All and Crop-A-Dile Big Bite papercrafting tools, this project may be for dedicated papercrafters only.

This project also includes downloadable .PDF instructions and printable pages for the planner forms found in the folder. (Once again, we're a bit divided in our praise--these forms show a lot of similarity to Christmas pocket planner forms offered by OrganizedChristmas.com. In the spirit of sharing, we'd like to have seen credit given where credit was due.... but since they're a nice variation on the theme, we're pointing them out anyway.)

Get crafting on this awesome planner from OZ-somestamps:

Christmas Planner Tutorial

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Simple and Sweet: Jenn's 2009 Holiday Planner

jenn's holiday plannerBlogging as Mission Inkpossible, Jenn brings us this sweet and simple 2009 holiday planner.

Using a composition book as a base, Jenn's added seasonal calendars created in Excel, and a receipts envelope.

Divider tabs sort this easy Christmas planner into categories--and spritely stamps and embellishments make it pretty.

Check it out!

Mission Inkpossible: 2009 Holiday Planner

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