Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Repost ~ A Christmas Organizer

I thought this might be a good time to repost an organizer that I made two years ago.  I found it very helpful for keeping gift lists, food lists/menus, Christmas card lists, etc., organized and easy to find.   Plus, it’s a lot of fun to pull together the papers and embellishments and customize it for yourself {or even as a gift!}.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Manila Folder Planner & A Great Gift Idea

I saw this great project over at Pixie Dust and Heather did a great tutorial on how to make this planner. From her blog, I was brought to They Call Me Jammi's blog, who also made a great planner and provided a tutorial. I have not provided a tutorial, because I don't think you need to know how to get Mod Podge in your hair.

Here is my first go at this planner. I decided to do a Christmas one for myself and knew it would come in handy for all the bits and pieces of paper I write things on, stuff in my pocketbook and then find months later.

I used 4 Christmas scrapbook papers and alternated them throughout the project. This is not done yet, but is 75% completed. Here is the front.

I used a lot of these little holiday chipboard pieces that I picked up in a box from Michaels {37 pieces for $5.99 and I had a coupon}.

Here is the inside {or what it looks like opened} with the pockets.

Update today: When I did add the ribbon, I attached it with glue so that when I untied the folder, I didn’t lose the ribbon.  A fun and functional project!

My Thank You Giveaway is running through December 1st! Don’t forget to enter!

Kathy

11 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I absolutely need something like this. I currently have a pile next to my computer! It really is cute, too, and you can use it year after year! Love it, Kathy!

XO,
Jane

Marsha said...

Great idea, Kathy!!

Glad you reposted it!!

xxoo

Girlie Blogger said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

Gail said...

How cute...I need one! I have papers and receipts stuffed in an envelope. Thanks for the repost.

Debra from Bungalow said...

This is a great idea to stay organized! I have a list on my computer of all the people who sent Christmas cards and their addresses, it's pretty handy too but yours is much prettier!

Patti said...

So cute!! As for my stockings, The second one is the same (mirror image) I rec'd lots of emails so I will post them again. I just drew the stocking on paper and cute out the fabric and lining - I love them, I am going to MacKenzie Childs on Sunday and can't wait to show my husband how much I saved by making them - then I will buy myself something special with the difference- LOL

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

This is adorable! I love this idea! I'm so glad you reposted it because I didn't follow blogs then! Thanks for thinking of the late bloomers like me! I have to try to make this!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

It's very pretty and a great thing to have on hand.
How did you end up with Mod Podge in your hair.;-)

Dee

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Kathy,
This is totally adorable!!! I have a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter!!!
XO
Cindy

Marie said...

It turned out fabulous! :)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

What a pretty project Kathy! Do you still use it or have you made another one? I made one a few years ago and I still use it! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

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