Small and sweet and easy to use: check out Laurie's Joyful Christmas Planner!
Featured on the Stamp a Sweet Impression blog, this tiny planner is based on 3-by-5 index cards. Small it may be, but with helpful dividers Laurie's planner puts everything you need to get organized for Christmas in the palm of your hand.
But the embellishments take this planner over the top. As Laurie says, "If there ever was time to add tons of bling to your projects, then Christmas is the time!! :-)"
Using die-cut chipboard covers in a fabulous swooping shape, she's used the Papercraft Inspirations templates to create a lavish and practical planner. Based on envelopes punched and bound into a book, this planner is both useful and creative. We love the page-by-page planner tour, too!
With room for photos and embellishments, her Christmas planner goes beyond utilitarian; it'll be a cherished keepsake after the holiday season is over:
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!
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!