Monday, October 17, 2011

Christmas Planner

I will be teaching a card class next week at my church and I wanted something that I could ramdomly give away to one person. I thought that a Christmas Planner was the perfect give away. This is the front of the planner. The main image panel is 5" x 8.5" and it has 4 pages inside that have pockets. For this first part of my project, I stamp the Starry Sky S5448 stamp onto white cardstock with silver ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. Then I distressed the panel with broken china and chipped sapphire. The trees were stamped with the Merry Christmas trees stamp set CL459 unto white paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I colored them with bundle sage distress ink and forest moss distress ink. Then I cut them out and mounted them with dimensional adhesive. The deer is called Young Deer D5234 and colored with copic markers. The snow was embossed with swiss dots embossing folder and I used light blue stickles on the edges of the torn paper.

Planner Closed
This is page one and two of the inside of the planner. The pockets measure 4.5" x 5" and there is a total of 4 pockets (receipts, cards sent, events and parties, gifts) On page one, I stamped the Hanging Christmas Ornaments stamp CG221 onto white cardstock (twice) with white ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I distressed it with broken china distress ink. On the second stamped image, I colored each orniment with individual distress inks and then cut each orniment out and paper pieced them to the panel. For page two I stamped the raindrop background stamp S5101 onto white cardstock with white ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The background of this panel was colored with a baby blue chalk ink. The stamp Joy F5246 was stamped onto white cardstock with Soft Pool ink and cut with a Spellbinder die.
pages 1 and 2

For page three I stamped the four framed snowflakes CG209 onto white cardstock with baby blue chalk ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The word winter (Create Your Own CL368) was stamped onto white vellum and embossed with white embossing powder and then I glued it to the panels with glossy accents. On page four, I distressed the paper with bundled sage and forest moss distressing ink and then stamped the Classic Holly stamp CG229 using forest moss ink. I added red nailheads for the berries. The sentiment under the Holly comes from Holiday Sayings CL343.
Pages 3 and 4

Another view of all 4 panels open (inside--pages 1-4)

Planner opened flat

The background paper that is behind each panel is from Stampin Up. The back of the planner is also covered with Stampin Up Paper. To hold the planner closed, I attached ribbon and tied it into a bow. The total measurements (when opened flat) is 8.5" x 20". Each panel is scored at 4.5" and folds up accordion style.

This was a fun project to make and I the time went by very fast while I worked on this. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Hope that everyone has a wonderful week.

All stamps are from Hero Arts.


Barb said...

Wow, Sue! What a fantastic project! I love the cover - so beautifully distressed! Every page is so special with all the different stamps you used. Lucky person who gets to bring this home! Love it! :)

Brenda said...

This is an awesome project Sue and I really love all the beautiful stamping your did! That front cover is totally adorable with that little deer standing there! This is going to make a great gift! Have a great time teaching!

Nancy said...

Wow is right, Sue! What a FUN and creative project! Anyone would love to have this beauty! Hope you enjoy teaching!

joy said...

This is a work of art, Sue! I'm sure all the gals in the class will be hoping to take this home with them. Your attention to detail is wonderful - each page is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Sue!! This planner is amazing! The cover is gorgeous and the inside... LOVE! Wonderful work.

CinnamonSally said...

This is such a great idea Sue, your planner is fabulous, I love all the detail you have added!!