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.
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) :