Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Get Organized This Christmas

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If you are anything like me you have to be organized in order for things to go smoothly in your household. I think I am pretty organized , so I actually made this file folder organizer for a family member who might loose her head if it weren't attached. I love this person very much. It is my mother-in-law. Erin, you thought I was talking about you, didn't ya!? Well, follow these instructions and you can make one for yourself!

I just used a file folder, cut off the tabs with my paper cutter, and scored each side in half. You should have 4 equal quarters when you are finished. One the 1st score line on the left side of the inside of the folder should be a valley fold, then a mountain, then another valley fold. I used slightly smaller pieces of d.p. to put on each section of the folder.Then I created pockets. For this I used the same method as I did when cutting and scoring the first folder. Only this time you are only going to need it to be about 4" inches tall. I all cover those with d.p./ I attached them to the 1st folder with sticky strip. I decorated each pocket with the Season Of Joy stamp set. In the first pocket I made gift card holders. In the 2nd pocket I have a Christmas card List. In the 3rd pocket are wish lists for each of her children and grandchildren. In the last pocket I have put an envelope for receipts because I think she gets enjoyment out of making returns, so I thought if the receipts were all in one place, it would make it a little easier for her. I haven't had time to decorate the outside yet, other than putting d.p. on the front and back. When I do finish it up it will have a ribbon tied around it to keep it shut and more images from the Season Of Joy set. I'd love to see waht you come up with. If you decide to make one of these- post a link in the comment section to your blog or gallery and I'd love to check them out.


erin said...

lol-- i wish it were me so i would be the recipient!! i love it and i think mom will absolutlely adore it -- you could make her one each year and it can be a memory type thing of what the boys were into, could put special cards in it and pics.

Dottie K said...

this is just so adorable. I hope she adores it as much as I do. TFS :)

Kimberly said...

This is fabulous! I'm sure she will love it!

Anonymous said...

I love this. It is so awesome. I have not tried one of these yet. Great job.
Dawn B.

Heather P. said...

What a great idea... Love the paper you used!