Saturday, December 3, 2011

My 25 Days of Christmas Challenge! Day 2

Hi everyone,

So here we are on Day 2 of my 25 day challenge.  Today I decided to get organized for the Christmas season and made a Shopping List/To Do/Photo Holder/Memory Minder/ Coupon-Receipt Holder.  I know, it's a lot for one organizer to do.  There are two flaws in my organizer but hey, it is for me and even with all its imperfections I wouldn't want it any other way.  Here is the front of the organizer:

Up close and personal...  I had a little trouble figuring out how far out I wanted my fold.

I really like the holly accents...

All the tags are green polka-dotted on the front and striped on the back...

The back of the organizer and the pocket...

The tags fit the same on the back as on the front...
The pockets on the front are for the receipts from any gifts I purchase and I plan on using the pockets on the back for my coupons when I go grocery shopping for Christmas dinner.  On the tags I will put my lists; grocery, to-do/errands, and gift list (this way I know next year what I got people this year and I won't repeat the gift).  On the mats I will put the pics I take when Hubs and I go shopping.  Since we have nephews we stop in the toy department and play a little bit.  It's our way of capturing the good younger days and it also sparks a memory from our childhood that I record and keep so we can tell our kids the stories of "When I was your age..."  I will probably make some journaling tags once I have the pics and slip the tags behind them.

What I used to make this organizer...

-1 Manila file folder folded in 3rd's and 1 for the tags
-Studio G pigment ink for the edges
-Offray Ribbon
-Nicole Crafts Green Glitter stickers
-Recollections Bright and Jolly Paper Pad

This was a really easy and super simple, simple fast project!  I can't wait to fill it up.

Well guys that is all for today. I will share with you all tomorrow Day 3s project.  Thanks again for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next tomorrow... I pray you all are staying warm where you are 'cause it's really cold here!!

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Sandy O said...

This is AWESOME! I love the idea and the design of this. A perfect way to keep receipts and, of course, those fun memories.

krafthead said...

Great idea! I may need to venture off and do one of these!

Papercrafting Princess said...

TFS! Cute project Kelli