Christmas Before the Pen

Hi There!  Christmas will be here soon, so it’s time to decorate my December planner pages.

Christmas Planner Spreads

Here Christmas lasts all month, so every December planner spread has a holiday flare.  The Christmas Joy planner collection is one of my favorites, because I feel happy just looking at it!  Each week features the Paper House Production Christmas collection, but each spread has a totally different look.  That’s because the collection has so much to offer.

Week 1 – Gold

Stickers from the planner booklet are the main focus of the page, but the epoxy and micro sticker stars add a lot of whimsy.  Additionally, the rice paper stickers accent for the top and bottom of the page.

Christmas Before the Pen planner spreads

Love the fun star stick on pockets, because they are a perfect spot for receipts and invitations.  Epoxy stars accent the left pocket, while the word “Joy”  and star puffy stickers highlight the right one.  Puffy and epoxy stickers add so much fun to a spread, so I dotted them around the page.

Week 2 – Multi Color

Multi color lights are perfect for the second week, because it’s a week of busy fun for me.

Christmas Before the Pen planner spreads

Because I often do a lot of my shopping this week, I created accent clusters using the flake sticker packages, holly and stars.  A few epoxy snow flakes and stars add a bit of dimension to my planner, while “Merry Christmas” washi trims the top and bottom of the page.

Week 3 – Red

Love the red and white washi, because it captures the excitement of Santa’s flight and arrival on December 24th.  A puffy sticker banner and round reindeer sticker plus a couple of snowflake stickers accent the word “December.”

Christmas Before the Pen planner spreads

Around the page are clusters of flake and micro stickers, while a puffy “Christmas” sticker layered with a micro “EVE” and star stickers mark December 24th.  The stick on pockets are a great place for me to put list of to dos to take on the go.

Week 4 – Green

Classic Christmas icons including trees, and holly rice paper stickers decorate the last week.

Christmas Before the Pen planner spreads

The page features clusters created from puffy stickers, flake stickers, epoxy stickers and micro stickers.  The holly trimmed pockets are a great place to store reminder notes and invitations.

2017 Wrap Up

This is my last Before the Pen planner spread post of my 2017 planner, but don’t worry I’ll posting spreads from my 2018 planner.  It’s been a fun addition to my paper crafting.  I love it, because it’s a quick creative project I can complete with minimal supplies.  It keeps my creative juices going, while providing me motivation to stay organized and complete my goals.  Here’s a link to all my Before the Pen spreads for 2017.  And my Memory Planner posts are here.  Hope you have enjoyed this addition to my blog.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

Happy Planning!

 

Supplies Used

Below are the planner products I used on these before the pen spreads. To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items below. I personally selected all of the products used in this project. All products, except the Paper House Productions products, were purchased by me. As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase by clicking on one of the affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog at no cost to you.


My Planner
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Planner - Make Every Day Great

Christmas Joy
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Labels - Christmas

Epoxy Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Epoxy Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents

Puffy Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Puffy Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents


Micro Stickers
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Micro - Christmas with Foil Accents

Pockets
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Stick-On Pockets - Christmas

Rice Paper
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Rice Paper Stickers - Borders - Christmas

Washi
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Washi Stickers - Christmas with Foil Accents


Flake Stickers
Paper House Productions - Flakes - Cardstock Stickers - Christmas

Epoxy Clips
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Epoxy Clips - Christmas

Puffy Clips
Paper House Productions - Life Organized Collection - Puffy Clips - Christmas


Indian Ink Pen
Faber-Castell Mix and Match Collection Pitt Artist Pens Essential 4 Piece Set

Mechanical Pencil
Zebra Eco Jimnie Clip Mechanical Pencil

Eraser
Prismacolor Magic Rub Eraser

Scissors
Fiskars - Our Finest Scissors Collection - Number 5 Stitcher Scissors


Storage Container

Craft Mat
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

Paper Trimmer
Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line Portable Trimmer - Blade Style I

Paper Piercing Tool


Scissors
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Double Sided Tape
Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Double Sided Tape

Glue
Scotch Adhesive Tacky Acid Free 4oz Bottle

Ruler
Tim Holtz - Tools - Design Ruler


My Favorite Travel Camera

My Favorite Travel Lens

Favorite Printer

My Favorite Waterproof Camera


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