The Cutting Cafe Holiday Planner ... and A Giveaway!

Humble beginnings--think manila file folder--don't hold back this ultra-creative holiday planner from papercrafter Daniel Dobson! Blogging as For The First Time, Daniela's got a sizzling entry in the Christmas pocket planner category.

Sewn and stamped, inked and embellish, this Christmas pocket planner is a knock-out. And don't miss the clever use of small binder clips as both embellishment and structural device. It's a stunner!

Better still? Free stamp sets! Hurry on over to Daniela's blog and leave a comment to be entered in a November 15 stamp set give-away (and tell her Cynthia sent you!)

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The Cutting Cafe Holiday Planner

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Home for the Holidays: Mrs. B's Holiday Planner

holiday plannerZowie! Look at this amazing Christmas planner, created by craft blogger Mrs. B from Mrs. B's Craft Room: a house-shaped confection of a holiday planner.

The unique shape was created by using a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine; binding appears to have been done with a Bind It All craft tool.

Inside, computer generated lists, calendars and planners have been glued to each house-shaped page. While Mrs. B created her own lists, we think you could use down-sized Christmas pocket planner pages from Organized Christmas.

Ribbons, buttons, stickers and embellishments make this unique planner sparkle! Check it out:

Mrs. B's Holiday Planner

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Holiday Planner: Lynn's Long, Lean List Machine!

holiday plannerHere's a fresh entry in the Christmas Pocket Planner category: this pretty vintage holiday planner from blogger Lynn at Millers-Ink.

Starting with Nicole Heady's free pocket planner template, Lynn added custom-cut tags made with a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine. These tags can be circulated to friends and family to gather gift suggestions for the big day.

With a vintage color scheme, stamped accents and smartly-embellished front cover, Lynn's planner is a long, lean home for lists and planner pages!

Lynn's Holiday Planner

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Coordinating Products Create Holiday Planner Magic!

altered composition book holiday plannerSimplicity doesn't have to be boring; check out this altered composition book from the Heart of a Lamb blog!

Starting with a simple composition book, blogger Doresa's holiday planner takes advantage of coordinated patterned paper, embellishments and stickers from stamping supplier Close To My Heart.

Using products designed to work together makes it easy to create a pretty planner (that looks like you worked MUCH harder than you did!)

Fast and festive? We love it:

Holiday Planner Magic

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Laurie's Joyful Christmas Planner

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!! :-)"

Lovely job. Simply lovely:

A Joyful Christmas Planner

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Kristen's Christmas Planner

Here's another pretty, practical Christmas notebook from blogger Kristen Stryker.

Behind the lovely cover, you'll find sections for lists, menus and holiday planning.

We like Kristen's eclectic approach to supplies and embellishments.

Because she's mixed and matched offerings from multiple suppliers, this project would make good use of holiday bits and pieces from the supply stash.

Another inspiring planner tour to help organize the holiday season!

Kristen's Christmas Planner

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Holiday Countdown Checklist: A Minimalist Christmas Planner

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Who says Christmas planners need to be over-large ... or over the top? Check out this sleek solution from the Givers Log blog: a holiday countdown checklist.

As befits the spirit of the season, the blog offers free downloads. With versions in in blank form as well as in a pre-printed 12-week countdown, this is a minimalist approach to Christmas organizing ... and it's pretty, too!

Ultimate Holiday Countdown Checklist