Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Crafting Holiday Planner

Christmas Organizer

Winter Wings by Webster's Pages

Bundled Sage distress ink

Tags and Name Plates die by Tim Holtz
Nestabilities circles die
Jo Sonja Acrylic Paints: Celadon, Rose Pink, Titanium White

It's time for the fourth challenge at Christmas Crafting, the theme of "Little Robin Red Breast" was chosen by Debbie on the DT, and she totally rocked this one, her card is just amazing!

It's less than 85 days to Christmas and it's never too early to start planning for the holidays!  I found this fantastic little organizer and several tutorials at the Christmas Planner website.  Over at the Organized Christmas website are Christmas planner pages, and pocket planner forms that you can print out, I have used the Christmas Cards list and the Gift List in my project.

Christmas Organizer

I used Webster's Pages paper for my project, I love the vintage/kitch/shabby chic fusion, and the Winter Wings paper fit in perfectly with the theme of "Little Robin Red Breast".  The name plate on the front and on the receipts folder is from the Tags and Nameplate die.  I have painted them in a dusty pink and a celadon green, and then dry brushed over the top with white for a frosty look.

The receipts pocket is a sheet of brown card card adhered to a kraft paper bag, with a  circle cut out at the top.  I have deliberately used paperclips throughout, so that year after year the lists can be reprinted and the organizer can be re-used.  I used to work in retail so I am pretty fussy about keeping hold of receipts for returns and warranties so having a special spot for those was an important feature for me.  The great thing about this organizer is you can customize it, putting in what is important for you.

Christmas Organizer

I hope this project has inspired you to create your own Christmas Planner! Be sure to visit the other DTs blogs and check out their fabulous creations this month.

If you would like to play along, but have dug through your stash and haven't found any robins:

here is an adorable digi stamp of a robin in a Santa hat by Just Some Lines, and
here is a cute little digi of a robin singing by Broken Box Stock,

or if you prefer vintage style

here is a gorgeous winter red robin vintage postcard
here are three vintage christmas images of robins

all are free to download, so I do hope you play along with us!


  1. beautiful idea and made morgan.
    lovely papers.

    greetings karin

  2. Hi Morgan...this is a great idea. I love the papers you have used. Really might have to give this a try myself.
    Hugs Debbie x

  3. This is sooo beautiful! I really should have a go!xx