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Hi Everyone! Here's a holiday planner that I made with the Designer Paper Dolls at our Team Meeting Sunday. (Dolls that didn't make the meeting will be getting them in the mail! Look for them next week!)

So super cute and an everyday file folder makes for a quick pocket planner! We used Candlelight Christmas Designer Paper for our meeting project…other Dolls will receive planners made with Be of Good Cheer (on sale during the Online Extravangza!)

You could also use this idea for a Bride or Wedding Planner or other big event you want to keep organized! What bride-to-be wouldn't love it?!

Other Materials:

File folder – I fould these off-white beige folders at Staples. I paid a little more but wanted the color! Back to school sales are GREAT for picking up folders for just a few pennies.

3-4 sheets of designer paper (double sided)

I -2  sheets each of 12×12 Cardstock – Early Espresso and Real Red used

FREE Downloadable planner pocket sheets from Organized Christmas!

How to make – open up file folder. Take Left side and bring to folder center and fold. Do the same with the right side. Fan fold the 4 sections so you have a cover and 4 pockets when opened.

You can futher decorate bottom, inside panels with stamps, labels, etc.. I just think this designer paper is soo pretty, I hated to cover it up!

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Decorate! Each folder is a little different, but my layering elements are:

Front planner cover
Designer Paper – 3-1/2" x 10-3/4"
Cardstock color 1 mat – 3-3/4" x 11"
Card stock color 2 mat – 4"  x 11-1/4"

Back of planner
Card stock 4" x 11-1/4"

Inside panel liners:
Designer Paper – 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" – this will be the top portion – tuck slightly into the pocket.
Bottom section of panel:
Card stock mat – 4-1/4" x 4-3/4"
Designer Paper – 4" x 4-1/2:

#10 or Business evelopes – Great to keep reciepts or purchased gift cards.
Designer Paper cut to 4-1/8" x 1-1/2"

Assembly – After you fold the folder (ha that made me smile), adhere the Early Espresso Ruffled Tulle to the FRONT only – make sure you give yourself lots of tulle on the sides to make a pretty, fluffy bow. (Ribbon works too!)

Layer front panel elements and adhere. Adhere inside folder liners. Adhere back panel.

Print and trim pocket planner sheets to approx. 3" x 8-1/2". Mat on Card Stock cut out 3-1/2" x 9-1/2". Adhere with brad of choice in upper corner. The brad allows you to replenish your sheets year after year or as needed!

Enjoy making your planners!

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