Friday, November 13, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Christmas Planner Tutorial

I created this envelope book for Cuttlebug Challenge blog. You can see all the inside pages here.

4 envelopes @ 7 3/16" x 5 1/16"
BasicGrey Blitzen papers cut 6 @ 7" x 4 7/8"
Inserts (inside envelopes): 4 @ 4 1/2" x 6 7/8"
4 tabs glued to insert pages (I used a Stampin' Up! punch)
2 (or 3) binder rings
scraps of ribbon
decorate as desired (I used a QuicKutz font for "2009", a CTMH sticker, some wire, and an A Muse sentiment stamp)

Step 1: Glue the envelope flaps inside each envelope to create a pocket.
Step 2: Be careful to apply adhesive to the outside of the envelope and not to the original envelope flap (your "pockets" would be sealed shut!)
Step 3: Decorate all pages/insert pages.
Step 4: Computer generate calendars and check lists.
Step 5: Document your holiday fun!

I'd love to hear YOUR ideas for a holiday planner.


Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, this is just fantastic June, what a fabulous idea ! I've been to look at the inside pages and they are amazing - you will be sooo organised this year !

Have a great weekend,


Jo xxx

Windy Hills said...

OMG--what a beautiful project. I usually use Excel software for my list, but WOW this is great!

Crazie Kat said...

I plan to get started this weekend. This is a great gift too. Way to go!!

2muchpaper said...

This is a great way to use up some scrap paper. This doesn't get any cuter--you're the best!

Tara said...

Very clever June and beautifully created...... somehow I don't think I'm organised enough to fill one in though, lol!
Hugs Tara xx

Leslie Hanna said...

How organized! Beautiful project!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh! very cool...and very VERY ♥MERRY♥!!! i need to nip over to the CBCB and check out the inside, now!

i'm thinking of making a "december daily" type of book for my sis & s-i-l: i like making little books but not filling them in...they are sort of the reverse! i am sure the interior of yours has LOADS of ideas i can steal...AHEM..."be inspired by" (that's better!) :)

Corie said...

WOW WOW WOW -- this is just FANTASTIC

Tracy said...

oh june i love it.... i specially love tabs! silly i know but the more tabs the merrier. and i see you've marked our play date - now hopefully i'll get off!

Elizabeth's Craft Creations said...

This is great ! I love it !

Cassandra said...

Every year I say I'm going to make one and I don't, I have to give this one a try and it looks great!
Thank you for sharing your idea!