I can’t wait for my SU order to arrive because I ordered some of the new holiday DSP and I want to make Holiday Organizers for my November Stamp Club! This is going to be SO helpful during the busy Christmas season! It will have a spot for Christmas Gift List, Christmas Card labels or addresses, a receipt envelope, and a calendar for November and December where they can write in important dates. I will post a picture of it when I have it done. Oh, WHERE is that UPS man of mine???
Okay, so the cool part about this project is… well, there are a lot of cool things… first of all, I found the folders at Staples for 15 cents (back to school sale) so that right there is awesome! Next, is that it uses only 1 sheet of DSP and 3 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. I found ways to use just about everything.
You just fold a 2-pocket folder so the pockets are on the outside (fold the seam the opposite direction). Take each pocket and fold it back to create the 4 separate pockets. The front and back panels are cut 4 1/4″ x 10 3/4″. I would cut this piece in half or at 4″ (just to give it variety) and add a scrap strip in between to cover the seam. You can add anything you want! I put some mini post-it notes on one of the pockets, you could add a bookmark or “cookmark” (bookmarks for cookbooks). I think my holiday Organizer definitely need a pen with coordinating DSP (again, remember, you will have all these little scraps to play with).
The inside panels are 4 1/4″ so cut your cardstock in half. Then you cut these to either 4 1/2 (for the bottom of the pockets) and 6 1/2 for the top section. Remember not to put too much stuff on top section because it will be covered with the items you put IN your pockets.
Use SU Glue stick to adhere your paper! Our Glue Stick harden very nicely and make this project even more sturdy! Gotta love it!