Holiday Planner

Holiday Planner

 Holiday Planner

This is a fun little planner that I made to organize the information I’ll need for all of my holiday plans. Actually I use Microsoft One note to sort things out and then I’ll print things off and have a nifty little pocket organizer to carry them around with me, while I shop.

I used a regular school folder and cut it down so that it would be better sized to fit in my purse. I only had white ones on hand and so this paper from last years catalog worked best for what I had in mind. The folder is one of those simple class folders (no brads) that are available at back to school time for just pennies each. I cut about 4 inches off the top and then folded the back and front in half vertically. This gave me 4 pockets in an accordion fold.

Christmas Planner

I glued the two center pockets together from the back to make a center page rather than an accordion fold.

Organized Christmas

I  covered the front and insides with cut designer paper and stamped simple images to decorate each section. I didn’t have any red embossing powder and I wanted my titles to be opaque so I decided to cut them out with my Cricut machine. I thought it would be quick and easy. NOT! Gluing all of those skinny individual letters took forever!


holiday Planner

I used the last pocket for a receipt envelope. Of course, when the envelope is overflowing, there is more room in the pocket for extras.


I covered two pieces of chipboard with DSP and included some note pages and then bound it all together and added ribbon and a stamped image to decorate. This will be a fun little place to keep lists of all kinds. Wish lists, shopping lists, menus, party needs, Christmas card list.


Decorating was quick and easy. Lots of punched pieces and a few cut out images.

Thanks for stopping by!



Stampin’ Stuff


Delightful Decorations ~ Spotlight on Christmas


Real Red ~ Baja Breeze


Real Red ~ Old Olive ~ Baja Breeze ~ Ski Slope DSP

Fun Stuff

Large Star ~ 5 Petal Flower ~ 2 3/8″ Scallop Oval Punch ~ 1 1/4″ Circle Punch ~ 1″ Circle Punch ~ 1 1/4 Square Punch ~ 1″ Square Punch ~ Red polka dot grosgrain ~ Baja Breeze satin ribbon ~ School folder ~ E-cut letters ~ Envelope ~ White twine


Cello Topper

Spotlight on Christmas

I wanted to make a quick post with a little more detail on the Big Shot.

This cello topper was made using the Top Note Bigs Die.

Very quick little project using the Spotlight on Christmas set and the 5 petal flower punch. The designer paper is trimmed around the perforated edge to make a nice layer.  The flower petals are edged with a gold pen. I wish I had some neat chocolates for the cello bag, but had to settle for york peppermint patties. The good stuff keeps disappearing ……………

Big Shot

This is the Big Shot die cutting machine. The dies roll through the machine which puts pressure on them to cut or emboss the paper.

Big Shot

You will use a die, paper, and cutting mats layered together to form a “sandwich”. Different dies require different sandwich configurations, depending on how thick it is.

Big Shot

This is the pillowbox die after it comes through the machine. Some dies have score or perforation lines.

You can view the dies that are available in the back of the Mini Holiday Catalog by clicking on the link on the right.

Happy Stampin’