Monday, November 16, 2009

The Naughty... or Nice List!

Hi all! I don't know about you, but when Thankgiving hits and those after Thanksgiving Day sales flyers start to come out, my purse becomes an absolute mess! I am talking stuffed pockets with snipets of this flyer or that. They look "Sharpied" to death with who might want what scribbled all over them.

In an effort to simplify, I spotted this fun little accordian folder in the dollar bin at Michael's and immediately thought... HEY, this could work!

I thought that it would be fun to alter this and keep all my little Christmas ideas inside. It's funny, when I was working on this project, I tried to keep it low key so my kids would have no clue what I was making. Afterall, it might be disasterous if they knew where I keep my secrets!!! LOL!

So, with some fun Christmas paper and a great stamp set - Christmas Borders from Flourishes - I let the paper fly! And, this is what I came up with!
I didn't go overboard on decking it out because, let's face it, it will be in my mess of a purse and it will likely look like it's been through a war once the holidays are over with. But, in the meantime, it will be a perky and fun way to organize my ideas! You can see I have some index cards that I stamped the borders along the side in shades of red and green. Each person I want to buy for will have a card. Kids lists will go on there and then, those ideas will go in their folder in the file!

I absolutely love this new Christmas Borders set - it's too fun and could be used for so many different projects. Can't you just see Christmas tags with this set? I stamped the packages in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with copics. I used Flesh Tones 2, Fields, Spring Greens, Poppy and the Dahlia collections from Flourishes. You can see all the collections HERE.

And, here's now my cards fit inside! Love this! So, with my new gift idea organizer in hand, I say... bring on Black Friday! I can take it! And, maybe my purse won't be such a mess! Snipped pieces of paper won't fall out every time I try to write a check at the grocery store! YIPPEE! Hey... it's a start right?

Hope you're having a great week! I'll see you back here soon!

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