Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Beginner Planner Design & Layout Using Just Stamps

Hey There, how are you today?

It's Kim today, and I want to share with you my first Planner! Wow!

I'm really new with a formal planner. I've always been a sorta keep it all in my head kind of gal, hahaha...but age and kids, yikes! So much going on!! Can I get someone to agree with that??

So onwards. One day I was shopping at Staples and saw some awesome S I M P L E planners on display. An easy system, pick out the cover you like and it comes with a notebook paper style book. You can buy another book with a format you like as well. Each book held inside the cover by some shiny stretchy elastic bands.

The side you see is about 4 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches. The "planner" insert books are about 4x7 inches.

For the extra planner notebook, I purchased a dot grid page style book. To get started blocking and decorating my pages, I used the Everyday Planner clear stamp set designed by Pam Bray.

 I started stamping using my go to black Archival ink. I love the dark defined images. Then, I turned the page. The paper is a bit too thin so the ink bleeds through a bit much.

So I switched over to my Distress Inks and Distress Oxides. It's what I have on hand and in a bunch of colors. I love color and I get sort of bored when things are all the same!

I started with borders and then just kept stamping...

My layout idea uses two set of the same dates, one for the family things and then the other set for the work things. I used an extra stamp at the top to key the page, so at a glance see if it's family or a work page.

  More colors and just filling in the dates and I have a couple of weeks done and ready to take notes!

I hope this helps and shows how easy it can be to make some really pretty and colorful planner pages using just stamps and inks you have on-hand!

Have an amazing and inky day!
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