Christmas Planner Tutorials

Tutorial: Carol's Altered File Folder Christmas Planner

altered file folder plannerMake a Christmas holiday planner from a simple manila file folder? Yes, you can--with this nice tutorial from blogger Carol, at the Creating with Carol blog.

With clear images and step-by-step instructions, Carol shows even the crafts-averse reader how to use an altered file folder and scraps of patterned paper to make a hard-working holiday planner.

We like the calendars affixed to the inside panel; nobody will lose track of time or appointments with that information right up front! Receipt envelopes and gift lists fill out the remaining pockets.

Finally, stamped images and labels work together to make a pretty, organized Christmas planner. It would be a joy to sit down with this one!

Christmas Planner: Altered File Folder Tutorial

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O-Ring Notebook: Christmas Planner Tutorial

christmas plannerSure, you can start with a pre-made notebook or composition book to create a Christmas planner--but making your own from scratch is easy, with this pretty tutorial from the Postcards from the Attic blog.

Sized at 6.25 inches square, this pocket-based planner is easy to assemble using a hole punch and O-ring binding.. With a subtle and pretty color scheme, rubber stampers will appreciate the easy-to-add stamping embellishments that make this project special.

Not to late to make this special holiday gift!

Christmas Planner

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Creative Clipboard: Tutorial for Christmas List Planner

Love lists? Then you'll adore this creative clipboard Christmas planner from Michelle Wooderson, blogging as Mish Mash.

Using long, lean, lined list pads, Michelle anchors them with a painted and embellished clipboard. The photo tutorial shows step-by-step assembly and embellishment, and the final product? It's LUSH:

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Clipboard Notepad Organizer

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Jammi's Jazzy Christmas Planner: Accordian File Folder Makeover

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Ready to try your hand at an accordion pocket planner? At blog They Call Me Jammi, you'll find a lively example and video tutorial for this Christmas planner project.

While similar to a Christmas pocket planner, an accordion pocket planner sandwiches more than one set of file folder pockets into the planner cover. The expanded storage space offers more room and versatility for planner calendars, lists and planning pages.

Simple, sweet and oh, so organized!

Jammi's Holiday Planner Project and Tutorial

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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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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 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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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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