Can you believe it is almost Christmas! This time of year in our house is by far the busiest! Not only do we have the typical hustle and bustle because of the holidays, but two of my boys have birthdays a week apart and my son’s basketball season is in full swing. To help keep me organized and on top of things I have to have a functioning planner. I use two planners. One is a TN I carry with me that doubles as a wallet and the other is a Happy Planner that sits on my desk. The Happy Planner has the monthly overview as well as everything related to family life and my work. I did a walk thru of my planners for you.
Christmas is a special time of year and getting everything done to create a fun memory can be a challenge with a family of five. I need all the help I can get, so I created this planner. This is a two part post. First, I show you how to make the cover for the planner. Then, I show how to make a pocket folder for it in a video. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful!
Take a circle, fold it in half and use a ruler to trace the line.
line up the line on the circle with the one on the adhesive backing and trace half the circle.
Repeat that process and cut out the scallop border. Set aside.
Measure your cover to your preferred size. Find the center and score 1/4 inch line on the right and left of the center (leaving a 1/2 inch space).
Mark where to place your holes for the bands.
Punch holes. I like the Crop-O-Dile because it cuts any thickness.
Adhere your scallops to the cover lining up the edges.
I have desperately missed my Happy Planner. It is the first planner I ever used and old habits die hard. I have enjoyed my TN, but I have noticed that I pretty much just make it cute and don’t utilize it like the Happy Planner. So, for the month of November I am going back to my first planner love — the Happy Planner! I do plan to use my TNs for another form of planning, just not my everyday family life.
The October 2017 The Planner Society kit is GORGEOUS. I used it to set up my planner.
Here is a tutorial on how to make page flags and a walk through of the planner:
One thing I have been hoarding is a cute little shaker card I made at the Summer Creativation show in July using the new Tim Holtz die! I had the perfect spot in my planner for it. After all, October is Halloween! Super excited I get to enjoy this little shaker all month!
I really have to think about how I want to set my planner up every month because my needs change depending on the time of year. I actually struggled setting up this month. I don’t know why. Once I got it done I was pretty pleased with it.