Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas In July!

MFT ChristmasPlanner wm

Hi everyone,

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to kick-start our holiday projects with Christmas in July.  Be sure to check out the MFT Stamps Blog  for a list of all participating designers.


Some of the MFT Design Team, have been commenting recently how strange it is to be Christmas stamping in Summer …. but for me Christmas and Hot Summer Days is the norm living down here in Australia.

MFT ChristmasPlanner2 wm

For my project this month, I decided to create a Christmas planner to use this year to keep track of the presents I buy and also the Christmas cards that I send to family & friends.

I used the Inspired by Christmas stamp set to decorate my planner, this was stamped and layered using the Die-namics Designer Labels 1 STAX . The green part of my planner was created using the Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX and the year was cut using the Die-namics By the Numbers.

MFT ChristmasPlanner3 wm

My Planner is divided into two sections … gifts and cards. I created tabs using the Die-namics Mini Tabs Foursome dies and stamped the names of each using the Typewriter Alphabet.

                           MFT ChristmasPlanner4 wm             MFT ChristmasPlanner5 wm

Here is a peek inside to see my pages of my planner, these were created using my computer.

Stamps: Inspired By Christmas; Typewriter Alphabet – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Burgundy; December 25th DP – Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Designer Labels 1; Fishtail Flags; By the Numbers; Mini Tabs Foursome – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; Brads; Cinch Binder;



Cindy Haffner said...


Inge Groot said...

Such a clever idea this gorgeous christmas planner!!!

Kristy Hansen said...

Great idea to get started on the planning. I have already bought 1 gift for each of my daughters. (I hope I will remember where I hid them) ksh

Lisa H. said...

soooo great, Frances. LOVE the tabs you added. such a pretty book.

Karen Motz said...

Your planner is beautiful Frances! Love that Santa image!

Kim said...

What a great idea, Frances!

Jodi Collins said...

What a great idea Frances! I need to make one of these as well! FABULOUS!

Debbie Carriere said...

Frances, this is fantastic!!! I need to make one!!

Sarah Gough said...

Awesome planner Frances, you'll be so organised!

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful Santa Frances, beautiful book!

Michele Boyer said...

What a great idea, Frances! And it's so beautiful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous project, Hoots