Christmas Planner Tutorial: Altered Spiral Notebook

holiday plannerIt's purse-sized and powerful: an altered spiral notebook turned holiday planner!

Papercrafter Krista, blogging as Scraps in Bloom, shares her method for creating a tiny treasure for holiday planning with this step-by-step tutorial. Beginning with a small notebook, she shows how to add covers, divider pages and embellishments.

We'd suggest including a fold-out envelope for receipts--and we love the ribbon-tab dividers!

Made in multiple, these small Christmas planners would make wonderful gifts for a special sister or friend. Get crafting!

Tutorial: Altered Spiral Notebook Holiday Planner

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Thanksgiving Holiday Planning Book: Free Custom Printables!

Thanksgiving holiday planning bookFrom sister site

American Thanksgiving is on the way, and it's time to get organized? Check out this free customizable Thanksgiving holiday feature from!

To print pages for a Thanksgiving holiday planning book, check off items from a list of planning pages, menus, recipes and tips. Click the "create book" button at the bottom of the page, and the site will generate a .PDF file containing all the information you requested.

Don't miss the Holiday Countdown! A November calendar, it sets out a four-week schedule to prepare for Thanksgiving Day. Nice!

Thanksgiving Holiday Planning Book


Christmas Planner: Zowie!

christmas planenrWe've seen creative Christmas planners around here, but zowie! This one is a marvel!

From blogger Life Outside the Fishbowl, we're stunned by the colorful, creative use of shapes, embellishments and materials--and only wish we could see more.

Looks like this christmas planner is the subject of an upcoming class in Chantilly, Virginia; if only it were taking place in my neck of the woods!

Christmas Planner: Zowie!

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Christmas Notebook Tour: A Quilter's Planner

quilter's Christmas notebookPapercrafting, scrapbooking and rubber stamping your Christmas planner? Move over for a new crafting inspiration, with this notebook tour of a quilter's Christmas planner.

Quilter Cathi added a printed paper label to festive fabric to make this wonderful Christmas planner.

Custom-made divider pages and title page add to the appeal of this handmade Christmas notebook, so don't miss Cathi's version of the Christmas Countdown calendar!

Check it out!

A Quilter's Christmas Notebook

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Small Is Good: Purse-Sized Holiday Planner

christmas notebookDownsizing your Christmas notebook this year? Take a look at this simple--but powerful--purse-sized Christmas planner created by Laurie.

Blogging as My Home For The Holidays, she's made small and simple her goal this year. Using downsized copies of Christmas planner forms from, her hand-made notebook has all the organizing elements anyone would need to get organized for Christmas.

Laurie's Holiday Planner

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Tutorial: Altered File Folder Christmas Planner

altered file folderReady to get organized for the holiday season? Find inspiration--and how-to help--with this altered file folder tutorial from papercraft blog Angel Stamper.

Made from a simple office file folder, this lovely little Christmas planner packs a lot of punch into a small space. Precise measurements, clear instructions and close-up photos make it easy (even for crafting klutzes like me!) to create a pretty place to prepare for Christmas.

Note, too, the clever use of non-traditional colors and patterns. Who says Christmas has to be red and green? With this kind of inspiration, an inexpensive file folder and a few scraps of scrapbooking paper can become a Christmas organizing powerhouse. Nice job!

Altered File Folder Christmas Planner

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