Friday, October 5, 2007

Instructions for the Christmas Planner

Good Morning and Happy Friday! I've had a few requests for the instructions for the Christmas Planner so here goes...please let me know if something isn't clear.

Use a plain two pocket file folder, you can remove the three hole tabs with a staple remover if you have them in your file folder. I had a hard time finding them without the tabs. (I used a red folder on the first two photos so it would be easier to see the fold than an all white one, on the final project I used a white one)

Fold the outside edges into the center of the file folder, leaving a gap down the middle. If you do it too close, it won't fold up properly once you get it embellished.

Then decorate as desired. Use an 8 1/2 x 11 peice of card stock and cut it down the middle so you have two peices that are 4 1/4" x 11". Then cut those peices into two pieces that are 4 3/4" x 4 1/2". Use the smaller peices on the bottom pockets and the bigger peices on the top of the folder.

For the front, decorate the back of the second panel from the right in the first picture(see prior post for the fronts). I got the calendar from splitcoast, hmm I'll have to look and see if I can find that again. I saw this idea on splitcoast and put my own little spin on it. If you want it to be a quicker project, use designer or patterned paper. I hope this helps - if you need something else, please let me know!
Supplies: SU In the Spotlight, Sleigh Full of Toys, Snow Flurries, In the Loop alphabet, misc papers and ribbons.


Angel Wilde said...

I love, love, love this! I am going to make these for all of my friends. Well, I have too many friends for that. But at least many o them. I have a whole BOX FULL of white folders with no prongs. YEAH!!!!

Mary Leeson said...

Thanks for blessing me, Angie. Gotta try this out! Bless~

Wife2TJ said...

This is wonderful, great job!!!