Wednesday, November 21, 2012

MTE Design Team post or Joy to the paper hoarder!

I know I know...I KNOW! It's not even Thanksgiving yet! I understand your frustration with the 'Christmas Creep' - for me it's completely logical to begin early, since the last week all I want to be doing is looking at Christmas lights, decorating my tree, baking cookies, planning my Christmas dinner....HEY that gives me an idea! Wouldn't it be grand if there was a Christmas Planner I could make JUST for ME..
Voila enter the the Christmas Planner from MTE.

I actually made this one for a sweet friend of mine who I thought would love a homemade gift. It's one of the first journal type gifts I've done. This one was all print and cut, and SVGs. I even used my good paper DCWV...I know I'm such a giver- sit down.

If you would like this planner check it out at MTE, or if you have a "Cutting Edge Magazine" subscription you can get it for free.

K&Co paper tape- I like paper tape because it doesn't need
to be all perfect to please my eye.

To embellish this little beauty I used MTC to print and cut on my Cameo which AFTER figuring out to change it to landscape, it all came together lovely. I used rubber cement to bind the pad together, of course none of the craft stores here carries the paper pad compound. (I did find a recipe on line however it does state to wait for the mixture to cool to room temperature, which is wise but the stuff hardened so I couldn't use it. On hindsight I will try it while it's still warm, and it should work just fine).

For the front cover I used lettering delights for the kitchen utensils, quirky trees, Classy Charms Alpha, and  Felt Owl right. For the stamps I used The Holly Jolly Phrases.
THIS one is SO my Children- does it ring your kids too?

Last year I got those cute tiny jingle bells from Alyssa
I FINALLY got to use them ;)