We have a fantastic challenge on over at Magnolia Downunder
Challenges this week, it's 'Christmas in July'
The Design Team have made some gorgeous, ispirational pieces
so why not pop on over and hav a look :oD
I wanted to do something a little different with this challenge,
with all the toy sales going on, I tend to go a bit nuts. My kids
both have December birthdays and I tend to grab bargains all
year long. By the end of the year, once I find all my hidden
bargains, I have enough for birthdays and christmas for a
couple years hahaha. But it works well, because I can shuffle
things around and quite often have gifts ready and waiting for
other kids on my gift list.
I am determined to be organised this Christmas, not only with
gifts, but with groceries, recipes that I want/need etc. This has
prompted me to make a 'Christmas Planner' to hopefully make
things run a little smoother...
I have made 4 little books that slip inside this folders pockets
The first book is to record friend's/family names and gifts, so you
can keep track of who you have already brought gifts for. I know
I sometimes forget, and my list grows longer each year!
I have some favourite recipes that I love using each year and
there are always new, yummy recipes we like to try, so I think
I definately need a book to keep all these yummy treats. I know
it will come in handy at the end of the year, when I forget what
ingredients I need for a particular recipe hehehe.
I have an ever growing list of Traditions and things that I need to
do throughout December. This booklet will be great for reminders
and hopefully every task will be covered in time for Christmas
without the "Oh no, I forgot..."
And finally, there's bound to be something else we need, so how
about a note book, where you can jot anything else that you
think of :oD
The folder ties neatly shut with ribbon, keep everything inside.
The back of the folder. I found this quote and the ones inside,
in a copy of the Kaisercraft workshop magazines that you used
to be able to pick up for free at your local scrapbook shop.
I know, it's been a long post, but it was alot of fun making this
and I thought I'd show each piece :oD
Oh the christmas tree on the cover was made using a scallop
circle punch from stampin up. I just cut wedges from ech circle
to make the tree shape and added rhinestones for baubles and
a star on top.
Stamps Magnolia - Santa with sack, Sitting Santa, Tilda with candy
cane, Oops Tilda, Sweet Tilda. Alota stamps - Santa's sleigh
Papers Real red and Old Olive cardstock. SU Christmas papers
Other Asst christmas quotes, christmas stickers/shapes, stickles
Ribbon, rhinestones, Christmas lights font.
Thanks for stopping by :oD
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