Friday, September 24, 2010

The Opposite of Clean & Simple

I've had a bit of a chaotic week and so last night my husband took the kids out for a pie and I had some time to unwind, and what does a stamper do to unwind? Stamp! Hehe.

I've been wanting to make a holiday planner for quite some time already and last night was the night. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to complete this but I'm happy with it! My last post is a card that is very simple and I have to laugh at how this project is completely on the other side of the scale, I guess you could call me a bi-polar stamper.

I won't list all the colours and supplies used, I basically used all colours that coordinate with our new designer paper, Deck the Halls. I added Crystal Effects to the berries on the front which I think adds a nice elegant touch and the snowflakes are all covered in the Champagne Shimmer paint. I'm not sure yet, but I might do a class with this planner depending on the interest. I told myself that I was actually going to use it, and not let it collect dust because it's too pretty to ruin with my handwriting, lol. Ask me again at Christmas time if I actually used it!





This planner includes the month of November because most of us are already busy planning like crazy during that month! I added a small envelope for receipts and covered it with some more designer paper, the back flap is left open so you can add receipts as you shop.


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
Tina

16 comments:

Dee Ann Hernandez said...

What is the planner made from? Manilla folder? or just paper?

Patti said...

Came over from Stampin' Connection. This is a terrific idea! And yes, you should use it. I would love to see some basic directions.

Anonymous said...

I came to your web site via Stampin' Connection. I love this planner and all of your art work. You have a very classy, elegant style. Thanks for sharing. s/Kristie

-Susan- said...

Tina I too came to visit from Stampin Connection. Would you mind sharing your file on making the inserts for this file? I don't know if I have the know how to make the inserts as nice as yours. Thanks
Susan

Pine Bird Knitter said...

If you decide to sell this as a class for demonstrator, please post that info on your web site. I love the planner and have no idea how you made it. It's so pretty...but you do have to use it and enjoy it!

Diana Ball-Seitz said...

Love your style and the look of your blog. TFS.

Patti Bossi said...

OMG -- I too came over from Stampin' Connections and just love love love your Web Site! Your style is so classy and stylish. If you sell this planner or wish to share instructions, I would love it. Your work is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Thanks for all the compliments ladies! Yes the base is made out of a manilla folder. I trimmed it to be a 8 1/4 x 11 folder (when folded).

I will be working on a tutorial soon but I'm unable to do it this weekend so it won't be until the beginning of next week.

Thanks again!

Donna Heber said...

Tina,

This planner is stunning! It must have taken you a while to make it. I don't think I could use it -it's too pretty ... lol.

Lisa Coffey said...

Do you have a tutorial on this or even measurements? I would love to give this as a gift to my club members? My email is stampinepiphany@cox.net and my blog is www.stampinepiphany.blogspot.com if you are interested in looking...I just started it :)

Michelle said...

OH WOW!
This is gorgeous! I really like this stamp...I did not get it cause I did not like it...until NOW!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous! I am so glad I accidentally put this paper on my last order ...

Scrappywonder said...

STUNNING!! visiting you via Stampin' Connection... ;) I will be following your work.. tfs! R ;)

Karla said...

This is a fantastic idea...following your blog now.

Karla c(:
http://stampinwithk.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Tine, I just found your blog and LOVE your style. Because of your beautiful work, I added two stamp sets to my recent order. I have my fingers crossed that you will add a tutorial for your planner. It's the prettiest one ever. May I ask what is the source of the snowflake you used on this and several of your cards? Thanks, Pam
par3@sc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Tina, I keep returning to see if you've posted a tutorial for this. I'm hoping you'll still do one. In the meanwhile, please tell me how you cut the scalloped layer behind the main image on the front. Thanks again, Pam
par3@sc.rr.com