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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas Planner for Mini Album Makers

Hello Friends

The first of the month means it is time for a new challenge over at Mini Album Makers!  Our rules are quite simple,  you can find all the details here.

I love planning for Christmas, and even though I seem to do less and less each year I still like to make a planner to keep Christmas gift ideas, and my all important card checklist.

I started by cutting black mountboard/matboard to 7.1/4" x 7.1/4" for the covers and 7.1/4" x 1.1/4" for the spine.  I used tape to join the three pieces together as shown below.
Next, I added a Tim Holtz ring binder.  It is best to do this before decorating the outside as the pins will not show then.
I used a (very old) Sizzix die to cut tab dividers for the inside of the planner and then cut lots of ruled pages to go inside each of the dividers.  I have not decided how to decorate them as yet...
Using some brick paper from my stash, I covered the front, side and spine.
 I 'built' the snowman using Tim Holtz's fabulous new Colorize Mr Snowman (Sizzix 664230) and used Tim's Wreath & Snowflake die by Sizzix (664210) to create the wreath.
For the door I cut up some greyboard to create the door frame and the door and then gessoed the pieces in black.
I wanted the door to be bright red so I painted it with DecoArt paint in Pyrole Red.  For the frame over the door I used one of Tim Holtz's On the Edge die (Sizzix 656628).  I also created a 'step' for the door using brick design paper from my stash.
All that remained was to add some Idea-ology pieces, over the door and the number 25 and finally some 'snow' to give a wintry feel.
So, there we have it, I am all set up now to get my Christmas plans underway!

Our lovely Sponsor this month is:
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We would love it if you could join us over at Mini Album Makers this month.

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx

9 comments:

  1. Oh Anne this really is delightful, I love how you created the doorway into your Christmas organiser, no better colour than red for the coming season. Beautifully embellished with that quirky element it will make your planner a pleasure to plot and keep track on all those tick lists.
    Wishing you a super Sunday, Happy December & the warmest of Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. What a fabulous idea Anne. I adore your door and that red is perfect . Beautifully decorated project ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. What a wonderful festive scene. Your glossy red door is completely brilliant, and I love the brickwork too. You've shaded that snowman to perfection for maximum dimension. This is a treat of an album!
    Alison x

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  4. Fabulous.....Love it and a planner such a useful idea. Thanks for showing it Axxx

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Anne! The brick wall is perfect, and you must be instantly in the Christmas spirit everytime you see your planner. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  6. This looks fab ..... I love the jolly snowman.
    Sounds like you're all organised for the festive season ..... I wish I was!! Happy December xx

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  7. What a lovely jolly Christmas planner Anne! The decorated front cover is fabulous with the door, snowman and wreath on the brick paper. Gorgeously painted snowman too. Happy Christmas planning!! x

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  8. OMG this is so darn lovely, Redanne! And gorgeous red door!

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