Saturday, December 19, 2015

Watercolor Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome welcome friends!  Today a few of us are sharing our creations made using the new holiday kit from Club Scrap - Watercolor Christmas - designed by Swarup Murthy.  If you've never seen her art you should really check it out.  Her watercolor creations are beautiful.


I chose to make a holiday planner!  So many planners are made so that they are only usable for a single years details.  I thought it would be nice to have a forever type thing that you could switch pages around and use it for many years to come.  I started off with a lovely set of covers featuring the cardinal and holly print.  Both the front and back covers are made using book board then covered with the green cardstock.


I added several tabbed pages for things like the calendar, card list, baking list, etc.  I free-hand cut the tabs but there are several dies and/or punches out there that would do the trick as well.   Those were affixed to blue page dividers.


Each of those tabbed page dividers are either decorated with a stamped image or sentiment from the kit.


For the pages themselves I did a search for holiday planner pages and OH MY, there are so many out there to choose from.  I decided to use the ones offered at ScatteredSquirrel.com.  Some pages such as the Greeting Card List, Master Gift List and Family Favorites (for baking) will be used over and over again so I only printed a single copy of each.  Other pages such as baking plan, entertaining, wish lists, etc. I printed copies for this year plus several copies for coming years.


Since I used book binder rings I can switch out the yearly pages - which I plan to put at the very back of the book under a tab called Christmas Past.  I have extra copies of other pages under a tab called Christmas Future to be used in years to come.  


There are several fun cut-a-parts included in the kit which are perfect for adding here and there in the book as you can see.  In addition to the printed pages I also included several 6x9 envelopes to help store ideas for hand made gifts, recipes I am going to use and receipts/coupons in the gifts section.   I must say I'm very excited to use this planner next year - I'm hoping it will help cut down on some of the "holiday anxiety" of forgetting things. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I hope you all have a lovely holiday season
and 
I wish you all the best in the coming year!

Your next stop on the hop is Kay's blog -


If you get lost along the way the complete list can be found here -

29 comments:

  1. I like the idea of the planner and being able to use it throughout the new year to just by substituting different pages.

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  2. I like the idea of the planner and being able to use it throughout the new year to just by substituting different pages.

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  3. You did a great job on this planner
    Watercolor kit makes it extra special

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  4. Great planner and the idea of substituting pages throughout the year is tremendous.

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  5. Great planner and the idea of substituting pages throughout the year is tremendous.

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  6. Great planner and love the idea of substituting pages through the year.

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  7. Love your holiday planner!! Great job Roni!

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  8. The cover is gorgeous! Great idea to have a year to year Christmas planner and list keeper. Merry Christmas Roni!

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  9. Roni this planner idea rocks! Can't wait to make one. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Oh my heavens, Roni! This is the most FABULOUS idea!!! I so want to do this while I'm on vacation. . .and while all these lists and projects are fresh in my mind! You did a GREAT job!

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  12. Wow! I love the cover! The papers are beautiful. I like how there is a Christmas past tab. We have an office cookie party every year, what a great place to keep tried and true holiday recipes. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  13. My goodnes,you have created such a beautiful planner,whisch could also be easyly made into a picture book. Great gift idea.

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  14. Oh...love the idea of a planner that can be used year after year! Beautifully done.

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  15. Fabulous Planner and I love how you have personalized it for maximum usage. Merry Christmas Dear...

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  16. What a brilliant idea. Especially being able to go back and check what you did last year. Tfs!!!

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  17. Brilliant! I just may have to steal this idea for next year!

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  18. Super planner. You've inspired me to create a similar one!

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  19. I like the planner idea as well

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  20. Wonderful planner Roni! It is gorgeous in Watercolor Christmas.

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  21. Roni, that is really wonderful. Such a great idea!
    Merry Christmas!

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  22. This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Wow, great idea with this lovely holiday planner that can be used year after year. It's so pretty, it'll be a treat to get it out again next year.

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  24. Finally getting to the blog hop. Your holiday planner is fantastic! I made something similar a few years ago, and I use it every single year. It is truly a useful thing!

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Thanks for your thoughts and comments!