Friday, December 3, 2010

Merry & Bright Holiday Planner - {exciting news}

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I have been so excited about this and bursting to share it with all of you! I have a hybrid kit for sale at!! Well, not JUST me...I teamed up with the ultra fabulous Crystal Wilkerson and created this super cute printable Holiday Planner using her Merry & Bright Collection.
The downloadable kit comes with everything you need to print and assemble your own Holiday Planner. It's fully customizable - there are several different cover labels to choose from so you can create a pocketed, divided 6x6 notebook that could be used as a planner / organizer, card keeper, menu planner / recipe book, or even a holiday mini album (consider using it as a base for your December Daily Album).

You can bind it with a home binding machine, ribbon, book binding rings or take it to an office supply store and have it professionally bound!

Print at home on your color printer on cardstock or (my recommendation) matte double-sided brochure/presentation paper OR have it printed at your local print shop. The kit comes with step-by-step assembly instructions with photos and includes several divider tabs and labels for the inside.

I added some cut notebook paper to the inside of mine to make room for notes and journaling. You'll need to provide your own adhesive, cardstock to make the dividers (the polka dot patterned paper for the inside of the divider pockets is included in the kit), and if you want your book to be a bit more sturdy add some pieces of 6x6 chipboard for the covers. Everything else is included in the kit! And the best part? You just have to purchase the kit once, but you can print it as many times as you want! It's the gift that keeps on giving!

Today only, Friday Dec 3, you can purchase the Hybrid Planner Kit for only $1 HERE. After that, the kit is still only $3.99!

I also included several hybrid "Tips and Tricks" with the instructions as well as suggestions for dressing up the project using supplies from your papercrafting stash - ribbons, glitter, stamps, etc. Here's a look at another version of the planner I made using the kit as well as Crystal's Merry & Bright Printable Elements and some other goodies from the Merry & Bright Paper Pack and lots of yummy goodness from my paper stash:

Oh, and one more thing...

In honor of the season, Crystal Wilkerson is going to be sharing lots of goodies with you. There's three ways you can get them:

1) Sign up for her newsletter to receive new holiday freebies every week in December. It's super fast & easy & you can do it right now by going HERE.

2) Spend $20 during the month of December at Crystal's digital shop HERE & get special access to download anything else she adds to her shop for the rest of the month for free ($50 value). Just forward your receipt to her at

3) Take Crystal's "Blog Design Basics" for Blogger Class by going HERE & choose from 5 different pre-made blog designs to decorate your blog for the holidays (also applies to anyone who has previously taken the class). You can see them here: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Have fun!


Stephanie Kraft said...

This is FABULOUS, Jen! Congrats! I just ordered it and can't wait to make a bunch of these as gifts!! Hugs!

KanataNewf said...

Congrats Jen! I just ordered this and am looking forward to making a few for gifts for next year! Now if only I can convince Santa that I need my own binding machine!

hanksmom said...

So cute! Of course I ordered it. It would be fun to do when I get to Maui. Love you!

Julie E said...

What fun! Such bright cheerful colors and a great idea. This will make a great gift!

Shannan Teubner said...

EEEK!! Congrats, girl! Still holding my breath for papers or quick pages from you someday. I am now fully immersed in digi/hybrid and so lovin' it! Off to shop!

Mary J said...

Gorgeous Jen!