Holiday Planner

Hello there, something other than a card today.  I had big fun with this project and with some tweaks I think I can make a few for different occasions.  JustRite Stampers is releasing a new font today called Myriad Pro (in upper case and lower case) and did it ever come in handy for this project.  Since I didn’t have stamps with these words, I could make my own and make them quickly!  This is by far my favorite JustRite Stampers font!!  It is very balanced and since it doesn’t have serifs the spacing of the letters is perfect.

This is a view from the side – the planner simply folds and is tied with ribbon.  I originally tried magnets but learned that they need to be very strong to hold everything together, mine were on the weak side.  I’ll be on the look out for the stronger ones..

This is a view with the planner opened up.  On the left is a Junior Legal pad cut in half then trimmed to 5 3/8".  In the center and on the right are two small notebooks that I made by cutting paper, cutting the binding holes with a binding punch then threading the coil.  The covers and backs are pieces of design paper backed by a more sturdy cardstock.

Laying down :-)  For each notepad I made I cut a Spellbinders Lacey Square and Labels Fifteen to make a label for the contents.  On the front of the planner I used Labels Four.

Lastly, this is the flip side!  I used fabric tape on all the joints after I learned that paper was not well suited to the stress of the bending.  The fabric tape I used is actually silk medical tape.  We have tons of it laying around the house and nothing is safe from my crafting scavenger hunts, lol!!

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Stampers – Myriad Pro – 50 pt Upper Case and Lower Case
Paper:  My Minds Eye
Ink:  Ancient Page – Bordeaux
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Lacey Squares, Spellbinders™ Labels Fifteen, Spellbinders™ Labels Four, Ribbon, Pearls, Binding Machine, coils, typewriter weight paper, heavy cardstock, fabric tape

In case you didn’t stop to see me yesterday I just want to repeat some things that are going on with JustRite Stampers.  It’s been a big month for JustRite Stampers – remember you have until August 31st to order your free catalog and the bonus is that the shipping on the catalog is free too.  Check for the details HERE.   Also, JustRite has announced that they will now be selling Copic Markers.  You can see the entire JustRite selection of Copic Markers HERE and if you’re not quite sure which ones to buy – there’s a JustRite chart with blending sets appropriate to the artwork on JustRite stamps – you can download it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!!

  • ShawnaAugust 25, 2010 - 9:12 am

    OMGOSH! This is gorgeous Becca!! I hope you plan on doing a tutorial on this? Pretty please!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan GAugust 25, 2010 - 9:18 am

    Fabulous project! What a terrific gift that would make.ReplyCancel

  • sallieAugust 25, 2010 - 9:24 am

    I love this, My best friend is planning her daughter’s wedding and I think I will make one as a Wedding planner. I love your ideas they are always so fresh and fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Heather xAugust 25, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Oh yes please a tutorial! I really need one of these Becca, so beautiful and lush :)
    *hugs* Heather xReplyCancel

  • TrinaAugust 25, 2010 - 9:29 am

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaAugust 25, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Hey Becca. I love this Holiday list. I can create my own size to make one. But I’m thinking I’d like to have at least a measurement to have a starting point. Will you be adding the measurements to it anywhere? Thanks for all your love creations. I am always amazed at how lovely they are. TFSReplyCancel

  • paulaAugust 25, 2010 - 9:45 am

    wow what a fab project… the colour schemes and styles of these are endless and is making my brain whizz into action!!

    thanks for sharing such a fabulous project – as usual.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • EarlineAugust 25, 2010 - 9:49 am

    What a wonderful project you made. What a great ideal love it.ReplyCancel

  • EliAugust 25, 2010 - 9:54 am

    Make me one…lol. This is so awesome. I may just have to make one. Do you mind? I LOVE the new font…you’re right, it is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • janeyAugust 25, 2010 - 9:58 am

    This is very useful idea! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanAugust 25, 2010 - 10:14 am

    So pretty! The comment above is pretty fun–make me one!! That would be an AWESOME giveaway–one of something you made… :-)ReplyCancel

  • SuziAugust 25, 2010 - 11:06 am

    I hadn’t thought of cloth as the cover material. Duh! What a great idea! Gotta start watching for some nice remnants! Thanks for sharing the wonderful project.ReplyCancel

  • Debmom4caAugust 25, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Very cool project. Thank you for the catalogue reminder I do want one.ReplyCancel

  • lengowAugust 25, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Wow, Super extra idea,

  • GailAugust 25, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Beautiful..i also would love to be able to make one for myself and a couple for gifts..hope you share your awesome creation..loves yaReplyCancel

  • NY DebbieAugust 25, 2010 - 12:05 pm

    What a great idea..and beautifully done as wellReplyCancel

  • Jenny LavenderAugust 25, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    GORGEOUS, as usual!! A tutorial would be awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny L.ReplyCancel

  • TeelaAugust 25, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    This is beautiful. In fact, who wouldn’t LOVE to receive this! You are so gifted!ReplyCancel

  • Miss GAugust 25, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    If we stopped by yesterday??? Are you kidding


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  • Candy MillsAugust 25, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    OHHH Becca,
    Your planner is beautiful! What a fantastic idea and I can also see it being used for other reasons.
    Your papers are so pretty. Beautiful font used :o)ReplyCancel

  • StefanieAugust 25, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous! You are one talented Lady. Thanks for sharing all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioAugust 25, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    This is wonderful! I’m starting to feel the “mood” of Christmas trickling in! It’s time to start thinking about it anyway! I love thinking of Christmas all year long.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.August 25, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    What a beautiful and practical planner-your work is awesome. tfsReplyCancel

  • Michelle ~ daydreams505August 25, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    This is just beautiful. :)ReplyCancel

  • alexAugust 25, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    This is just wonderfull and beautiful.. also very usefull, I need one!!! what a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Terri SAugust 25, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Gorgeous! I echo the request for a tutorial! What cutting equipment did you use on the jr. legal pad? Your work is always stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Linda CuellarAugust 25, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Beautiful planner. Keeping my fingers cross that you do a tutorial on this. Would make a wonderful gift. TFSReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtAugust 25, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Love you planner and hopefully you will do a tutorial. Christmas is just around the corner and we will be needing to thing of gifts.ReplyCancel

  • RhondaAugust 25, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    Is there a tutorial in the making…I hope sooo LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Chris R. from IowaAugust 25, 2010 - 8:59 pm

    Wonderful project. A tutorial would be fantastic! Is there a reason for the spiral bound on the two or did I miss something here? How was the pad cut – from a store or some great tool you have? We need help on this. Simply gorgeous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CindyAugust 25, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    What a great idea, great gift. I hope to see a tutorial as well.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisAugust 26, 2010 - 10:48 am

    This is really a clever idea Becca, I love the finished project. It keeps you organized and is something pretty to look at. Maybe you could do a “Becca Bit” for us, if time permits of course. I would love to learn to make a planner like this. Beautiful work Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • AnneAugust 26, 2010 - 11:08 am

    Ooooh – what rich colours! I love this project Becca. Beautiful.

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • SuAnneAugust 26, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    I’m joining in with everyone else – this is simply beautiful. And PLEASE PLEASE could you do a tutorial on the inside elements (like how and what did you use to cut through all those layers of paper?) as well as the making of the outer planner shell itself. We would all be so very grateful.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and your ingenuity.ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioAugust 26, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    I’d love to see a tutorial on this! I would also like to see a tutorial on your Spellbinders Snowflake die 3-D snowflakes. Awesome, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Gwen MangelsonAugust 26, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    I would be happy to PAY for a tutorial for this project!!ReplyCancel

  • KarrAugust 26, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I have been quietly following your blog for sometime and I love all of your work! Simply Inspiring :-)

    Would it be possible to get the measurements for this project? Would love to make one for my mom.ReplyCancel

  • Barb S. (FL)August 27, 2010 - 7:23 am

    WOW, WOW & WOW!!!!! That’s about all I can say.
    This is a fantastic project & I also hope you’ll be sharing a tutorial soon. These would be great for a craft show or as a gift.
    Barb S (FL)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonAugust 27, 2010 - 9:51 am

    What a WOW-ser, Becca–love it!ReplyCancel

  • VickieAugust 27, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Simply adorable I just never know what I might fine when I open your page and it is always always something amazing and beautiful. What an inspiration you are to so many people. would love instructions. I’m not as creative as you…..ReplyCancel

  • NancyAugust 27, 2010 - 11:50 am

    Fabulous planner-I love everything about it!!! I want to make some of these for gifts.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 27, 2010 - 5:36 pm

    What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • KathiAugust 28, 2010 - 6:49 am

    Beautiful. I need one. You must do a Becca Bit on this. We all want to see how you did this. Please!!!
    Thank youReplyCancel

  • CarolR-HappyExpressionsSeptember 2, 2010 - 11:00 pm

    beautiful! I would love to see a tutorial on this also. Fabulous! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BOctober 13, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    This planner is georgeous!! Will you be having a tutorial on this? I would love to make a few of these and give as gifts.


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