1/ Cut a piece of velvet paper 8” x 6“ (203mm x 152.5mm)
2/ Take chipboard letters spelling the word “planner”, ink the edge and cover with the felt.
3/ Cut the word “XMAS” from the vellum. The example uses Impact Bold 255pt.
4/ Decorate a chipboard embellishment. Here a holly embellishment was painted with twinkling watercolour paints.
5/ Punch 3 holes along one edge to take the book rings. Stick the bottom of the word XMAS with DST.
6/ Secure the top of the word XMAS with the eyelets.
7/ Cut 2 pieces of chipboard 8” x 6” (203mm x 152.5mm) and ink around the edges.
Glue the velvet decorated panel to the chipboard.
8/ Stick down the letters p, a, n and r. Stick them along the bottom of the word XMAS so they cover the DST used previously.
9/ Stick the letters l, n and e on top to form the word planner.
10/ Add the chosen decorated embellishment.
11/ This is optional, you may want to tie you planner shut with ribbon. If so, on the inside of the front cover glue a generous piece of ribbon down the centre.
12/ Glue patterned paper to the inside of the cover and hide the ribbon.
13/ Make up a gusseted pocket with a sheet of the vellum.
14/ Attach a strip of printed cardstock to the front with a couple of brads and poke the flap behind to hold it in place.
15-16/ Cut a piece of maroon card to 8” x 6” (203mm x 152.5mm). Decorate the page as desired. On the example, hand vellum letters have been used, patterned paper and finished with decorated chipboard embellishments. Punch 3 holes for the bookrings.
17/ Make up a total of 6 sheets the same way. Words for the sections are: WHERE, CARDS, GIFTS, MEALS, FOOD AND WHEN.
18/ Cut a further piece of velvet paper for the back cover and glue to the 2nd piece of chipboard cut earlier. Attach the ribbon and cover the inside as before and decorate the back cover as desired.
19/ Glue the receipts folder to the inside of the front cover so when you open the cover it is facing you the right way up.
20/ Cut sheets of white paper or card to 7.7/8” x 5.7/8” (200mm x 149mm).
NOTE: TEMPLATE PROBLEM CORRECTED, I UPLOADED THEM AGAIN SO THEY SHOULD WORK NOW. Print the desired number of pages from the TEMPLATES (found here) Please leave a comment if you download :-) Punch 3 holes for the book rings. Use the snowman acrylic stamp for a border on the pages.
I'll be sharing with you some of my creations with step by step instructions.
I'm not going to promise a new post every week but if I can inspire just a handful of you from time to time then thats good enough for me.
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