Christmas, planners, printables

Christmas Planner Printables 2018

Woop Woop! I’m back again with new Christmas printables for this year. These were really popular last year and I was so chuffed that you all liked them.

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So I have redesigned them for 2018, and created some new ones too! Please read the information/disclaimers/terms at the bottom of this blog post before downloading any of the files.

I’ve also created new clip art/doodles for them too (these are all  my original artwork).

As for the decoration in my 2018 Christmas planner, I’ve used Dovecraft Festive Wonder. If you’re interested in that, and seeing some more of the inserts and how I plan to use them you can watch the accompanying YouTube video here:

Ok then, onto the inserts! I recommend using at least 100gsm paper to print these onto. They are designed to print double sided onto A4 paper (if you are in the USA then I *think* they’ll work on Letter size but I don’t have any to test). To print double sided select ‘flip on the short side’ in your printer settings. I also recommend setting your print quality to ‘high’.

There are faint grey lines around the inserts to show you where to trim/cut them.

Just like last year, we start with some calendar pages:

CALENDAR PAGES

These are for November and December. Click here to download:

2018 CALENDAR PAGES NOV DEC

Next we have the ‘Busy Day’ pages. These were really popular last year so I’ve kept them very similar, just changed up some colours and the font, and of course added the new artwork!

BUSY DAY PAGES

2018 BUSY DAY PAGES

There also specific ‘busy day’ pages for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

BOXING DAY NEW YEARS

2018 BUSY DAY CHRISTMAS DAY + EVE

2018 BUSY DAY BOXING + NEW YEAR’S

I also recommend downloading this file which is the Busy Day ‘end pages’ (other wise your inserts will start on the timed page and end on the first page!).

2017 BUSY DAY END PAGES

Next we have ‘To Do’ pages, there’s a choice this year of Snowflake pages or Christmas Pudding/Sprout pages (or both if you want to!)

TO DO

2018 TO DO SNOWFLAKES

TO DO PUDS2018 TO DO SPROUT AND PUD

Next up is note pages – I like my note pages blank but if you like them more structured with lines you could print them onto lined or dot grid paper.

NOTES2018 NOTES

Then is the all-important Christmas card pages – I always lose track of how many cards I need to send and who to send them to, so these inserts are an absolute must for me. The picture shows the inserts designed for those who make their cards, but you can also download one that is designed for those who buy their cards.

CARDS

For Handmade Cards: 2018 CARDS

For purchased cards: 2018 CARDS 2

Now onto the gift/present trackers – the MOST important inserts for me. I always get carried away at Christmas and keep buying more and more presents for people – and forget about others (oops!). So these inserts help keep me in check.

First is the online orders tracker (because I do at least 70% of my Christmas shopping online!).

ORDERS2018 ONLINE ORDERS

Then the all-important gift trackers, these are available with different currency symbols for your totals (I’ve done Pound Sterling, Dollars, and Euros, I’m sorry if that doesn’t cover your currency but I can’t make them for every single one in the world!)

(I’m aware the left side insert in this picture has an awkward font issue with the word ‘delivered’ going over two lines, I’ve since fixed that for the printables!)

GIFT TRACKER2018 GIFT TRACKER POUND

2018 GIFT TRACKER DOLLAR

2018 GIFT TRACKER EURO

And lastly for the gift section is an at-a-glance gift tracker. I love my gift tracker inserts but when you just need to look quickly to see what needs to be done they can be a bit of a faff to search through, so I created this one as an extra:

GIFT LIST2018 GIFT LIST

The last section is the food section (what’s more important at Christmas than food?! Ok, family and friendship and spending time together and whatnot… but also FOOD!).

First are the recipe pages. Just like with my note pages I like these to be blank so I can write wherever on them, but again, you can always print them on lined or grid paper if that’s what you prefer.

RECIPE PAGES2018 RECIPE PAGES

And for the very last insert for this year, the all important Shopping List. I’ve put mine in my ‘food’ section as that’s mainly what I’ll use them for, but of course they can be used for any Christmas-related shopping.

SHOPPING LISTS2018 SHOPPING LIST

And there we go! Phew! I really hope you like this year’s inserts, and if you do download them I’d absolutely love to see what you do with them, so feel free to tag me on social media, or even email me pictures!

I also have a giveaway running on my YouTube channel until the 10th November to win some of my Christmas clip art in sticker and die cut form:

STICKERS

So head to the video linked at the top of this blog post to enter (please remember to read the giveaway rules in the description box!).

Now, unfortunately, is time for the boring part; but it is a necessity when offering things like free printables, so please give this a read:

  • These free printable downloads are solely intended for personal use, and are not to be copied, redistributed, or sold in any way.
  • The images in the inserts are all my own artwork, so please do not copy, or distribute them. Additionally do not remove them from the original files. Changing the inserts to suit your size planner is fine but using the images for any other purpose is not.
  • I take no responsibility for anything that may happen to your computer, tablet, printer, printer paper, scissors, paper trimmer, any other object, item, or living creature, or life in general, after downloading and printing these inserts.
  • If you do use the inserts and share them on any form of social media, please either tag me or link back to this blog. Even if you resize them, they are still my original work. Plus I’d love to see what you do with them!

Well… at least they’re MUCH shorter than Apple’s terms and conditions! If you have any problems with printing these, or any questions then feel free to email me (there’s a contact form linked towards the top of the page), and I will do my very best to help; but please keep in mind I am not a technological expert!

Thanks so much for reading, and best of luck in your Christmas Planning!

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Grace @ms.paperlover ❤

 

Christmas, planners, printables

Christmas Planner Printables

Ok, it’s November, we can officially talk about Christmas now.

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Whether you’re excited for Christmas or not, you have to admit, there is a lot of stuff to get done for the season. Gifts, cards, food, decoration, events, etc.,

So a Christmas planner is a fairly important tool, and after designing all my inserts and setting it up, I decided I would share the inserts in case they would be useful for anyone else.

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If you haven’t seen it and you are interested, you can watch my Christmas planner set up video here. You can see the Christmas inserts in more depth and I explain why I made them that way.

So, onto the printables! They are all PDF files, if you have any trouble with that, pop me an email and I might be able to send you another format.

As I said in the video, they are all made for a personal size planner, but if you have the technical know-how, I’m quite happy for you to resize them if you use a different planner. Just please don’t ask me to do this for you!

They’re made to print onto A4 paper, so once printed you need to do a little bit of cutting/trimming. There are very faint grey lines around the inserts themselves so you know where to cut. To print them double sided, you need to choose the ‘flip on the short edge’ setting. It should be pretty obvious which edge of each insert is the one to punch holes into, but if in doubt, refer to the pictures I’ve provided.

If you have any problems with printing, feel free to email me, but I am by no means an technical expert, so I may not be able to help!

Right, let’s get to it!

November and December Calendar Pages:

DATED MONTH ON TWO PAGES

This is a three page document, the first two pages should be the ones printed double sided. The first page of November and last of December will be single sided.

2017 CALENDAR PAGES NOV DEC

‘Busy Days’ Pages:

RENAME

For the days in December when you just have a LOT to do! There are two files for this one, one is for double sided, and one is a single page for the ‘end’ inserts, so that they don’t start and end on the wrong sides!

2017 CHRISTMAS BUSY DAY

2017 BUSY DAY END PAGES

Busy Day Pages with named days:

BUSY DAY NAMED

Not a necessity, but within my ‘busy days’ section I wanted specific inserts that said Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

2017 CHRISTMAS BUSY DAY – XMAS DAY+eVE

2017 CHRISTMAS BUSY DAY – BOXING + NEW YEAR’S

Notes and To Do:

TO DO & NOTES

The ‘To Do’ insert may well be my favourite; it’s the Christmas Pudding checklist, I just love it!

2017 NOTE AND TO DO

Christmas Card Tracker:

CARDS

There’s two options here, one (pictured) is for those who make their own cards, the other is for those who prefer to buy their own (it says ‘written’ in place of ‘made’). The first PDF is the ‘made’ inserts, the second is the ‘written’ ones.

2017 CARDS

2017 CARDS2

Gift Tracker:

GIFT TRACKER

Possibly the most important insert! Especially when it comes to wrapping time and you’ve got a huge pile of gifts and are thinking to yourself ‘which of these is for which person?!’ And to keep an eye on how much you’re spending!

Also, in case it’s not clear, the person’s name goes on the red line!

2017 GIFT TRACKER

Food/Shopping Inserts:

FOOD & SHOPPING

I’ve designed these so you can write a recipe or menu on one side, and a shopping list on the other. Very simple but that’s how I like it!

2017 FOOD

For those that haven’t watched the video, all my other Christmas planning related things this year, budgeting, shopping, that kind of thing, are all being done on notepaper. My set up last year had all that kind of thing but I found it a little rigid and didn’t end up using it properly. I’m the type of person that just likes to spill ink all over a blank page.

Just a couple of boring things to finish (a.k.a..=, covering my backside)…

  • These free printable downloads are solely intended for personal use, and are not to be copied, redistributed, or sold in any way.
  • The images in the inserts are all my own artwork, so please do not copy, or distribute them. Additionally do not remove them from the original files. Changing the inserts to suit your size planner is fine but using the images for any other purpose is not.
  • I take no responsibility for anything that may happen to your computer, tablet, printer, printer paper, scissors, paper trimmer, any other object, item, or living creature, or life in general, after downloading and printing these inserts.
  • If you do use the inserts and share them on any form of social media, please either tag me or link back to this blog. Even if you resize them, they are still my original work. Plus I’d love to see what you do with them!

Ok that’s enough serious stuff. Sorry about that, you know how it is these days!

Thanks so much for reading. Again, any issues you have with downloading or printing please feel free to email me, and I’ll do my best to help.

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Grace ❤

@ms.paperlover

Brimbles, brimbles sticker club, Christmas, papercrafts, sticker kit

Brimbles Sticker Club Projects: November

It’s Christmaaaaaas!

Well… almost. As I write this it actually isn’t even Halloween yet, but I’m trying to be super prepared this year. My birthday is in mid December and my goal is to get everything Christmas card and gift related completey sorted by then so I can really enjoy the season. And some Christmassy Brimbles stickers have helped me on my way to that goal!

I started out doing something a bit different, as I fancied trying something new with the stickers. And so I made some gift tags!

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I made the tags on my silhouette machine with some standard Christmas cardstock, but they’re very simple shapes it would be very easy to draw and cut them or use a die cut machine. The cardstock needed to be something simple so the pattern wouldn’t take attention away from the stickers. I cut up the washi strips, as well as some red and green glittery washi I had in my stash, and layered them at the bottom or sides of the tags, then added the cute mice from the decorative sheet as the main elements.
Then looped either some Christmas ribbon or washi through the top of the tag and they were done! A really simple craft but I think quite effective. The tags are super cute and will look great either on gifts or in the pockets of my Christmas planner. I could also use them in happy mail, as bookmarks, and even as decorations.
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Next was my usual sticker project, which was to decorate a week in my personal size planner.
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There was quite a lot of layering and sticker clustering involved in this spread – one of my favourite things to do! Here are some close ups:
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With some of the remaining stickers I decorated some pages in my Christmas planner, just to add a bit of fun to some otherwise plain pages.
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With the remaining checklist and other functional stickers, I’ll be using them in my Christmas planner as and when needed to make to do lists, shopping lists, or highlight important things.

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Oh, and speaking of my Christmas planner. The set up video and corresponding blog post will be published within the next few days, and the blog post may involve some free printables 😉

This month’s kit has certainly made me feel way more Christmassy than I usually do two months before the event, I hope my projects have given you some ideas and inspiration. Thanks so much for reading!

P.S. If you haven’t got yours yet you can buy the November Sticker club here, or get next month’s here!

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Grace ❤ @ms.paperlover