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
- Paper Trimmer or Scissors
- Gel pens (assorted colors)
- Decorative punch
Cut two 4x9 pieces of chipboard
Cut 4 sheets of holiday paper to cover the inside and outside of the front and back covers.
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
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.
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