This year I decided to make Holiday Planners for all my sisters (and sister-in-laws). Then I couldn't leave myself or my mom out, so I undertook the task of making 7 Holiday Planners. Ugh! It was fun, but a lot of work. I actually haven't gotten them in the mail yet - that'll happen tomorrow. I did remember to photograph them before I shipped them off. Here is one of the planners (I still haven't decided who is getting what).
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I decorated each pocket differently. Basically, I lined each back pocket with a paper cut to about 4 1/4" by 6" long. The front of the pocket is all you really need to decorate (about 4 1/4" x 4"). I used all kinds of different stamps for these. Here is the Crazy for Christmas stamp with the gifts. I tried not to add too much bulk, so they could close easily.
Here's a Prima Pointsetta with a glitter brad for the center. I found the Prima Pointsettas in a tin at the craft store. It included paper flowers, sheer fabric flowers, paper Christmas die cut bulbs, and green paper Pointsetta and Holly leaves.
Some of the paper already looked layered, like this lovely piece, so all I did was add a stamped holiday tag.
All the patterned paper I used was from a huge stack I picked up at the craft store. Usually I don't bother with those stacks, because I only like a hand-full of the patterns. This stack, I liked nearly every one of the papers. Good buy, especially with a 40% off coupon.
I didn't have the inserts for the planners before I photographed them, but here is a link to some free Holiday Planner pages. Pocket Planner Printables
Each of planners are tied with a ribbon to keep closed.