And here's the big reveal!!!! I created a Christmas organizer for Diane - I loved it and can't wait to make one for myself and some other friends & family members. I used the free Recipe Wrap Up Timeless Template from PTI - this was the first time I tried a Timeless Template and it definitely WON'T be the last...they're great!!
This is the outside of the organizer. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters - it's from the Christmas Cheer cartridge...I used four different colors of cardstock and a little cutting to create the title. The dots were stamped on using Versamark.
Here's a shot of the entire organizer opened up. I love gingerbread - it's so Christmas-y! In fact, my entire tree is in gingerbread (I'll have to post a photo in December!!). The gingham paper inspired me to pull out this gingerbread stamp set from Martha Stewart.
Here's some close ups of the six pockets. These two pockets hold 'To Do' lists and gift tags.
These pockets hold gift lists and a Christmas card list. I created these on MS Word and included checkboxes for cards sent & received as well as gifts purchased & wrapped. I tried uploading the documents to Google docs, but it terrorized my formatting. I'm happy to share the files - just let me know your email and I'll send them right out. Oh...you'll need the Digs My Hart font, which can be downloaded for free here.
The final two pockets hold more tags and shopping lists. Don't you love those gingerbread men!! I added some liquid applique for their icing, black Stickles for their eyes, and red bling stickers for their buttons.
Finally, here are close up photos of the tags. I included two different styles. I thought the ric rac was perfect to go along with the gingerbread theme.
I was so happy to hear from Diane saying how much she liked it. It was really sweet to hear how much she appreciated all the time I put into the project - it definitely took me longer than I anticipated, but the results were worth it!
Stamps - Clear Gingerbread Stamps (Martha Stewart); Polka Dot Basics II (PTI)
Ink - Versamark, Real Red, Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip
Paper - kraft, Real Red, Always Artichoke, red gingham dp
Accessories - buttons, twine, liquid applique, black Stickles, red bling stickers (Stampendous), white ric rack, red gingham ribbon, scallop edge punch, Cricut, Christmas Cheer cartridge, Recipe Wrap Up template (PTI)