• Paper Craft,  Tutorials

    DIY Pretty Page Reinforcements

    Am I the only one who finds it easier to use a planner if it’s been personalized with decorations? This useful decorating idea is so simple but so effective! Some pages of a binder get much more use than others, leading to the requirement of using page reinforcements, those white utilitarian stickers that protect the holes in your paper from being ripped out of the rings. These DIY sweet stickers help add strength and style to hard-working pages. All you need to create your own pretty reinforcements are small circular stickers in any design you prefer and a single hole punch.  These sparkly circular stickers are from Sandylion Stickers. Step 1: Align your hole…

  • Sewing,  Tutorials

    How to Sew an Organizer for Your Planner

    I carry around a day planner in my purse that includes a handy slot for a single pen.   However, one pen just isn’t enough!  I wanted to have with me a few writing utensils (pens of different colours, a marker, a pencil crayon for shading, etc), but I didn’t want these rolling around loose in my purse.  I tend to lose items like these so I wanted a way to keep them right inside my planner. This tutorial is for 5.5×8.5″ planners, but you can easily use the same concepts to make one for any size planner or binder by adjusting the measurements to your taste. Let’s get started!  I made…

  • Paper Craft,  Tutorials

    How to Make Tabbed Dividers for Your Planner

    If you saw my previous blog post featuring planner printables, you might have noticed that my planner contains custom dividers.  I made these myself using scrapbook paper in order to feature the exact colour scheme I wanted.  You can easily make these dividers in just a few minutes each. One piece of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper will yield two dividers for a 5.5″ x 8.5″ planner.  The tabs will stick out 0.5″ from the edge of the 5.5″ paper and will measure 1″ wide. Supplies: scrapbook paper 12″ x 12″ paper cutter scissors hole punch Take a sheet of scrapbook paper and use your paper cutter to cut a line 8.5″ away from…

  • Paper Craft,  Printables,  Tutorials

    Free Planner Printables with special inserts for bloggers

    When life gets hectic, it’s time to make a plan to keep everything organized. I’ve been looking at planners for a few weeks, trying to find one that suits my needs, but the prices were out of my price range. I don’t have room in my budget for a $50 planner that doesn’t even have the exact inserts that I am looking for. Personally, I would like a calendar along side a weekly planner and to-do lists, plus specific tracking tools for blogging. I found a used 6 ring planner that holds 5.5″ x 8.5″ sheets to make this happen, took out all the existing sheets and started from scratch. …