Monday, November 14, 2011

2011 Christmas Planners

[updated 2014 Christmas planner printables are HERE!]

We decided this year, we needed to make our Christmas Planners with some of our favorite girls. And thanks to Elmer's and X-acto, we had everything we needed to put together these Holiday must-haves.
(More on our girl's craft night next week, including a giveaway you won't want to miss)

We've been receiving a lot of emails lately asking about the Christmas Planner.
(You guys are so on top of things and we are a bit jealous) 
Well, it's here now...
the official 2011 Christmas Planner...

Last year we put together 10 steps for completing your planner.
This year, we did things just a little different. We used papers from the Echo Park - Holly Jolly collection.
And, of course, we needed a new tag sheet...
You can download it over HERE - the 2012 version HERE.

TO BACK THE TAG: i used the silhouette cameo and cut out a 3 1/4" circle with white paper. then with some scrap patterned paper, i cut out a 4" scallop nesting tag (by house of 3 in the silhouette store). and of course, inked the edges.

THE TABS: 2" squares of patterned paper folded in half and inked. i made 5 tags... calendar, to-do, the list, menu and cards.

THE CALENDAR: i printed off the weekly calendar from HERE. then added one of the circle tags on the 25th.

A SPOT FOR COUPONS + RECEIPTS: i attached the strips to patterned paper and then attached to the 6x9 envelopes. one went behind the front cover and one behind the back cover.

some brown ric rac keeps it closed up nicely.
and now i'm ready to get some christmas shopping done!! 


  1. I was JUST thinking today how I needed to get organized and this is the PERFECT solution! Thank you so much! And the receipt envelope! I NEVER save the receipts and regret it each and every year. I love your level of genius.

  2. This is a really great idea! I love the envelope addition. So handy!

  3. And to think it started as a humble black and white composition book. :-)

  4. LOVE this!! I have a different style planner that I use but this one is darling. :) And I'm totally jealous that you have a girls craft night... I've been in Vegas for almost 2 years now and still haven't been able to find any friends interested in crafty get-togethers. If you ever decide to take on another crafter please let me know!! :)

  5. Yay! I've been waiting for this ever since I saw the 2010 planner over the summer! :) Will be making this soon! Thanks!

  6. Ooooh Love it, I love anything scrapbookish and christmasy!!! I know neither of those words are real but still I love it, very practical and lovely! Also I love the envelope, it's a great idea!


  7. Thanks so much for the printable! I already made one for my friend. I love the color scheme for this year.

  8. Thank you! I just made it - love love love it! Maybe I can actually accomplish everything I want to ;)

  9. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Nov. 15, 2011. Thanks again.

  10. I loved the one I made last year...will definitely make this one too! Question, where did you put the cute 2011 snowman? On the back perhaps?

  11. You used the "weekly blank calendar" pages? and where did you put the snowman? ;)

  12. i did use the "weekly blank calendar" pages - starting with the last week in november.

    i ended up not using the snowman in my planner, but some people put him on their cover. i'll probably use him as a tag for a little gift. ??

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  14. So glad to see the updated version for this year. Just unpacked our Christmas stuff yesterday and found last year's "command center."

    One change I made: I used a binder instead of a notebook. This way I can just print, 3-hole-punch and add gift tutorials from blogs, recipes, etc. I find this works a little better for me.

    Thanks so much for this CUTE tag sheet and great idea!

  15. I have a question on the gluing. I did a notebook like this for a gift and when I got finished the adorable paper on the front bubbled and came unglued not long after I finished. I tried again, with a little more glue and it warped my cover. No matter how many heavy books I put on it the cover never flattened out. What kind of glue did you use and how much of it did you use. I love this project and would love to be able to make one! Thanks!

  16. hi lisa... we used the Elmer's glue spots to adhere all of our papers and the ribbon. they hold really well.

  17. Thank you! This is just great! Our extended family is large and I needed something like this to keep me on track! Much appreciated.

  18. i want to be this organized! This also makes a great way to keep the year's memories.

  19. i love this but how can i do it for 2012 is their away i can do this i love the snowman but it is for 2011

  20. Help! I am working on my 2013 Christmas Planner and it just won't be complete without one of your cute printables! Will you be making a printable for 2013?
    Please!!! :)

  21. I'm also wondering if you have plans for a 2013 printable? I would love one if you do!! Thanks:)

    1. There will be a new printable coming in a month or so, but you can also find last year's edited for 2013 on this post here...