Christmas Organizer Binder

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would help out my cousin who is really overwhelmed right now by creating this Christmas Organizer.  It's my first organizer, but it won't be my last.  It is also the first time I used my Bind It All.  It won't last time I do that either.  This project was fun, fast and let me use up a lot of my older papers and embellishments.  Here's some pictures.
It measures 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide (not counting the binding rings).  The covers tie shut with a red ribbon.
 You can  put  additional pockets on the inside front and back covers, but I wanted to brighten up those surfaces with card stock stickers.
 Each page is made with one sheet of doublesided 12x12 paper.  You score the paper at 6 inches from top to bottom, and 4 inches from side to side.  Fold up the bottom toward the top to form the pocket; then fold the paper in half to the back.  The pocket crease is to the outside of the book and the open side of the pocket goes to the binding edge.  I didn't have any double sided Christmas paper, so I made my own by gluing two sheets together back to back.  I used one solid color sheet and one patterned sheet.  This made the pages a bit thicker, but very sturdy.   Each sheet of paper makes two pockets pages.
 This is based on a video I saw to make a card organizer here.  The original design was made as calendar pages for each month.  A calendar was placed on the 4 by 6 pocket front.  I chose to leave the pocket fronts blank so my cousin could decide how the pockets would be used.  The pockets will hold items that are 5 inches wide by 11 inches tall.  I may pick up some of the to do list tablets from Michaels dollar bins to go with this gift.  They would fit in the pockets and they come in many styles.
 I used more card stock stickers to decorate the pockets.

 I made both the front and back covers from paper covered 6 inch by 8 inch chipboard.  They are very sturdy.
This came out so nice, I think I'll make one or two organizers for me.
Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know what you think about it.

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