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
I wish you all the best in the coming year!
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