Christmas in July: Vintage Christmas Planner

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Celebrate Christmas in July with this sweet, simple Christmas planner from Carrie at Paper Glitter Stamps!

With before-and-after photos, her blog post shows how a humble dollar-bin planner got a stunning vintage makeover. Using antiqued paper, embellishments and lettering, Carrie's planner includes a reproduction of a vintage Christmas card for the perfect holiday touch.


Christmas in July: Christmas Planner

Fabulous Faux Leather Christmas Planner

christmas plannerThink all Christmas planners have to be girly or cute? Guess again ... and check out Lorrinda's fabulous faux leather Christmas Planner!

On the outside, it's svelte and swanky with an easy faux leather finish; on the inside, it's a hard-working tool for Christmas organizing. Along with gift lists, card lists and menu planners from Organized Christmas, Lorrinda's added grace notes like a Post-Its pad and pen holder.

Best of all, Lorrinda's Isn't That Sweet blog offers a fully illustrated tutorial to help you create your own version of this clutch-purse holiday organizer.

Fantastic job!

Isn't That Sweet? Fabulous Faux Leather Christmas Planner

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Tasty Trio: Lisa's Pocket Planners

Christmas pocket planner

What's better than a fresh, new Christmas pocket planner? Three of them!

Check out this trio of inspiring Christmas planners from Lisa, blogging as Melt Your Heart Greetings. Coordinated patterned papers and luxe embellishments lead to three very different approaches to the Christmas pocket planner concept.

Lisa used a software program to create her calendar and gift list inserts, but to make it simpler, grab the Christmas pocket planner forms from sister site Organized Christmas ... and get creative!

Lisa's Christmas Planner 1

Lisa's Christmas Planner 2

Lisa's Christmas Planner 3

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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Tutorial: Basic Black Pocket Planner

pocket planner tutorialAren't these colors lovely? They almost remind me of a stained glass window!

Today, papercrafter Martha, from the StampArtPapel blog, brings us a tutorial for a simple--but sophisticated--Christmas pocket planner.

Using a black pocket folder for the base makes the holiday colors and patterned paper pop!

With step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, Martha's tutorial will have you crafting up to speed in no time. Get organized for Christmas ... or for Christmas giving!

Martha's Christmas Pocket Planner Tutorial

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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

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Black and White and Shabby Chic: A Printable Christmas Checklist

christmas checklistWhat's black and white and shabby chic all over? This new 9-page set of Christmas planner printables from blogger Kerryanne at Australia's Shabby Art Boutique blog.

With calendar pages, gift lists and a holiday budget page, these line-art planner pages will appeal to whimsical types everywhere. Use the pages as-is, or haul out the Copic markers to create your own masterpiece!

Bundled as a 9-page .PDF file, you'll need the free Adobe Reader to open and print your Shabby Art Christmas Checklist. Bonzer stuff, mate!

Simply Christmas Checklist Planner Pages