How To Customise Your Daily Planner!
We have got a monster of a post for you today! Today I am sharing my 2016 Planner with you, I have built it with A LOT of printables, mostly paid but some free too and I'm sharing a free download for you. If you visit this blog with any regularity, you may know that I am a little obsessed with planners,
I love them. If I could get my head around using more than one at a time, I would! Get yourself organised with the free printable stickers and lots of inspiration from inside my own planner. It took a few weeks to get everything pulled together and I am so happy with it!
The planner itself was a gift from Santa Claus but you're in luck; I was the one who alerted Santa to the whereabouts of the planner. It was purchased from DokiPaper on etsy. A fabulous little stationery store with some well priced sketchbooks and art journals.
Where to begin with the inside of this planner?!
The little pockets would be a good place to start, no?
- The little cake stand flower sticker is a piece of clip art by Nancie Rowe Janitz (no longer available).
- The Pusheen is a tag from a pair of Pyjamas.
- The Paperclips are by Crate Paper, a Dear Lizzy collection from 2014
- Cat Face Stickers from Paperchase 2 years ago
- The Painting is a card by Nancie Row Janitz over at The Lilypad
- The 2016 Stickers are Gold Foam Thickers by American Crafts (as soon as there are gold thickers available, I buy them & I have a notification saved on eBay so I'm alerted when new ones are added)
- The Stickers scattered at the bottom of the planner are hand-drawn by illustrator Kirsten Nahoe.
- The transparent sticker sheet is also from Etsy, another gift from Santa Claus.
Do you use a planner?
Inside the first page, I wanted a monthly view but had no real reason to have a large monthly overview.
Decide whether you need a large monthly view/space to add more than one appointment
- The Pantone card was part of another christmas gift last year; part of the Pantone 100 Postcards box and the patterned paper is by Paislee Press over at The Lilypad.
- The January calendar is a download from Ideas Market, it was produced in January 2015 so I just changed the year at the top of the page using a little Photoshop trickery. It's too beautiful a calendar to waste. I ordered the entire 2015 collection to use throughout the year.
Choose Your Planner System
You can see lots of examples of planner systems on my Etsy page dedicated to all things planner related.
I decided to use the Simple Scrapper Planner System for 2016 and I printed each section, made a few of my own (blog related) and so far, I love it! It's much more fun to decorate a planner system that is in black and white. Last year most of my entries were in black pen because the Marcy Penner pages I was using were lovely and colourful!
And this is a peek of the Printable Planner Stickers I shared last week.
As for Organizing Your Days!
- Use coloured pens
- Scrapbook Embellishments
- Scrapbook Alphabets
- Printable Stickers
- Fun Paperclips!
The 'Be Free' paper is a free download from Design Is Yay
Choose How Many Dividers You Would Need
- The dividers are a selection or either journal cards or printable art by Nancie Rowe Janitz over at the Lilypad. I printed these using my Printer/Silhouette portrait machine and cut with Divider Cut Files from Etsy.
- I needed 4 dividers. The planner pages are at the very beginning without a divider so my dividers are for:
- Making/Crafty Projects
- Goals & Resolutions
- Personal (addresses, notes etc)
After you have done all that; chosen your system, dividers, stickers and cute things, you are pretty much ready to go.
I used 4 dividers because my planner is small, with tiny binding rings. In 2014 I had large dividers with mini tabs for different categories. I shall be requesting a much larger planner for 2017. I like notes 🙂