Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3: Holiday To-Do Book

Materials you'll need:

- (1) 8 1/2 x11 sheet of chipboard,for the front and back cover of the organizer

- (2) Christmas themed papers, to cover the chipboard

- (15) Sheets of text weight paper, for inner sheets

- Decorative ribbon, as much or little as you would like

- (3) 3/4 inch book rings

- Single Hole Punch

- Ruler

- Paper Trimmer or Scissors

- Adhesive


- Gel pens (assorted colors)

- Decorative punch

Step 1

Cut two 4x9 pieces of chipboard

Step 2

Cut 4 sheets of holiday paper to cover the inside and outside of the front and back covers.

Step 3

Puch 3 holes a long the length of the chipboard. I punched the holes at the 2", 4 1/2" and 7" mark on your ruler

Step 4

Cut your text weight paper to 8 1/2" x 3 3/4", I used a couple different colors for the inside of my organizer. Then, punch holes a long the length of the paper to match up with the holes punched in the covers.

Step 5

Place text sheets in between the covers and secure with book rings. Decorate rings with your ribbon of choice.

Step 6 (optional)

You can punch out a decorative design and label the cover of your book. A couple extra goodies you might like to add: Adhere an A-1 envelope to the inside back cover for your receipts. I placed a Velcro dot at the tip of the envelope to make sure it stays sealed. You can also use cardstock or Christmas themed paper as dividers (Gift List, Cards, Food & Beverage/Party Supplies, Notes, etc). Those will need to be cut to 4" x 9" just like the cover of the book.

Have fun and enjoy!

- Beaverton Paper Zone

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