Remember a few weeks ago I shared a Workplace Wednesday post with a sneak of a mini album? No? Here is the sneak.

Are we all caught up now?

Good!

Well I have finished the 'mini' album, but in reality it isn't an album at all! Its actually a journal book of sorts that I throw into my purse and keep all things Christmas-y related in.

Gift Lists. Who is getting a Christmas Card. Grocery Lists.

It all goes in.

It's not fancy nor does it need to be. It's practical. And kinda cute ;)


It's actually made out of stuff I had laying around my studio. The base is chipboard sheets and the interior pages are made from heavy card stock (from somewhere like Target).  For the front embellishments I raided my craft closet and found things I liked that didn't scream Christmas.

I like things that 'whisper' Christmas ;).



I have included an envelope on the inside of the cover to stick in receipts so they will be easy to find later on.



The book has three sections: gifts, cards, and an extra section. Grocery lists, notes, things like that will find themselves in the extra section.

I have bound it all together with two metal rings. This allows me to add or take papers out if need be. 

Tie is all up with a black ribbon and its ready to be thrown into my purse for a day of holiday shopping! 


Thats it. Simple, cheap and ready to help me get organized for the holiday season.

2 comments:

  1. This is really cute!! Love it. Does it hold up ok in your purse or do you have to be careful with it?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Anandi! I used spray adhesive to glue the covers down and it holds it all well. I have made a book like this for the last 5 or so years and it holds up just fine. Now I make sure to tie the ribbon when I throw it in my bag so the pages don't get all bent and whatnot.

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