Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013 Christmas Planner

I have been searching for the Christmas planner that would work best for me, and after figuring out what I needed in it, I decided to make one myself. 

For the covers and divider pages I used the Lori Whitlock Planner Cover and Tabs digital cutting file.  I just uploaded them to my Silhouette Cameo and resized them to the size I needed, 8x5.  For the insert pages I just made something using the Microsoft Word program I had on my computer.  I am sad I couldn't make any of the cute pages I saw on my searches, but they will come in very handy.  If anyone has any suggestions on any other programs that I can use to make lists, calendar pages, and planner pages I would really appreciate it.  Maybe it will go on my wishlist for Christmas!

The paper that I used for this project is from the Heidi Swapp Believe collection.  I am so glad that I found the paper pad at my local Hobby Lobby because they are awesome!

I wanted to show the side view of this planner.  No tabs sticking out from the covers, getting caught on things or bent!  I love it!

I think the hardest part was trying to figure out how I wanted to label my divider pages.  In my planner there are 12 different sections, that number would probably be different for everyone depending on what sections they would want included.  The sections included in mine are:  Calendar, To-Do's, Gifts to Buy, Stocking Stuffers, My Wishlist, Handmade Gifts, Cards to Send, Christmas Baking, Menu Planner, Shopping Lists, Notes, and Staying on Budget.

I remembered that I had some Project Life grid cards so I just used a paper punch to make tags,  I wrote each section name on each tag and adhered them on.  So simple!

Here is an example of one of my insert pages.

I also wanted a place to keep all of my receipts together so I found a pocket folder file on the silhouette store, the Lori Whitlock One Pocket Folder that I used to make storage for the receipts.

I will definitely be prepared for Christmas now that I have my planner.  Now all that is left is finishing my Countdown to Christmas book.  Hopefully I will be able to finish that in the next few days.