Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to make a quick holiday organizer

Its almost time to shop those Black Friday deals.  I whipped up a quick keeper to help me organize.

To make one, start with a piece of cardstock 6 x 12
Score at 3.5, 4, 4.5, 8. and 8.5 inches
Fold the first 3 score lines so that the form a peak.
Make a snip mark through the peak to the score lines, approx one inch from the end

Repeat approx. one inch from the other end
Push out the paper connecting the snips, this will be for holding the pen

Fold your cardstock into a book and your ready to work on the inside

For an inside pad, cut 3-4 sheets of standard thin white paper (like for your printer), into strips that are 2.25 by 4.24 inches.  3 sheets will make a pad of 24 sheets- probably plenty since this is only for the holidays.  Cut a small strip of an accent paper and fold over the edge of the paper pad, staple to the right flap.

Next, take 2-4 envelopes, seal them, then cut off the tops so that they are 3 1/4 inches wide.  Use adhesive to connect your envelopes to each other as well as the 2nd and 3rd flaps of your organizer, this will create pockets for keeping lists/receipts/coupons.

Embellish your folder as desired, add a fat-ish pen, there is room on the inside for a few post-it- notes (I only had blue, which doesn't match, but oh well!).  If your using some leftover scrap embellishments, you can really get this done in about 5 minutes, so make enough to hand out at dinner tomorrow!


For those who prefer a video (yup, still in my pj's and poor lighting - its was early) :  

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