Friday, July 2, 2010

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome to the MemoryWorks Christmas in July Blog Hop! You are here:

Lisa <--------------------------

This hop will take you through thirteen MemoryWorks consultants' blogs, where you'll be able to glean new ideas and inspiration for your Christmas projects, as well as get the opportunity to win some fantastic PRIZES! Who doesn't love that? So let's get started...

First of all, if you're not familiar with MemoryWorks, you'll want to check out our blog as well as our Simple Stories site, where you can learn about our exclusive, easy, guilt-free approach to scrapbooking.

So let's get to it. I've got a mini-tutorial to share with you for making a Christmas organizer/planner. The original concept for this planner uses a manila folder, but, lacking a new one of these, I chose to use two sheets of kraft cardstock. I scored them at 4" horizontally all the way across the pages, then at 4" vertically once. Fold the bottom score line up to form a pocket at the bottom of each page, then fold accordian-style across the width of the two pages. (See photo below). You will need to cut off one 4" section of one of the sheets of cardstock, then overlap the two pages so that you have 4 panels, then glue in place. Decorate using any patterned papers and embellishments that you like. I used MemoryWorks' December Express Kit to create mine. The kit included everything I needed to make this super-gorgeous, super-blingy planner.

If you'd like to use my inserts, click here to print them: Planner Inserts

You should check out the Express Kits...they come jam-packed with patterned papers, cardstocks, ribbons, buttons, and tons of embellishments! You can subscribe to have the kits shipped to you every month (my favorite option -there's always TONS in each kit that I can use right away), or purchase them ala carte after all subscriptions have shipped.

Now...on to the prize! Leave a comment on this post between now and midnight on Sunday, July 4 to win this set of 8 all-occasion note cards and envelopes. I created these using Basic Grey's Kioshi patterned papers, and I've left the sentiments off for you to add. Sorry, I can't ship internationally at this time, so USA entrants only, please.

Okay, so leave your comment, then hop on off to see Mariah! And don't forget to go back to the beginning (Sue's blog) to vote for your favorite blog and be entered for the GRAND PRIZE!!!

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. cute cards. I like the idea of leaving the sentiment-spot blank to personalize. Nice job!

  2. These are beautiful cards!

  3. I really like those cards. I like that you left them blank. That's a great idea.

  4. A Xmas organizer is in my to do list as well... If I could win this, I could cross it out! lol
    Awesome project and thanks for sharing your calendars with us...

  5. Love the blingy organizer and your cards are lovely!

  6. I'm with luisa, My do do list is growning!!! I would be nice to win this too! **wink**
    The cards are nice and it's nice that you left them blank.
    Have a nice weekend =D

  7. Very clever - Thanks for the blog hop and have a happy 4th!

  8. Very cute cards! And very pratical too.

  9. Lovely! Simply lovely!!
    Happy 4th.

  10. I love the notecards....absolutely awesome...

  11. Loved your Christmas organizer tutorial and love the prize as well! Great idea on leaving the sentiments off!

  12. Even tho I am not able to win because I live in Canada I would like to let you know how much I like your Christmas organizer. I will definitely give it a try.

  13. Love your blog.....the cards are great.

    Happy 4th!

  14. I love the planner. How great this is to make sure everything is ready and no one is left off list. Great idea! This is a project for my nice long weekend.

  15. Everything is wonderful! Your ideas are really nice I like the use of the kraft color cardstock and site is easy to access and understand, thanks

  16. Love the planner and cute cards!

  17. great projects!! glad you could hop along with us!!

  18. i love the planner. the cards are awesome. thank you for sharing. Jodie

  19. Love the planner. I will be making one of these. thanks for sharing. Have a Happy 4th.




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