Friday, March 27, 2015

Anyone for Planners???

Hi everyone! Sue here with you today.

I am not sure how many of you are aware of the "Planner Addicts" that are out there amongst us, but it is currently proving to be a booming sub-culture in the papercraft industry. Like so many crafts, the lines between "planning" and traditional papercrafts such as scrapbooking, are blurring even further as "Planner Addicts" everywhere cotton on to the use of scrapbooking products. We have already seen a similar instance before, when traditional scrappers ventured into the realm of mixed media, and started snapping up paints, mists, pastes and stencils and incorporating them into their work. Now patterned papers, washi tapes, stamps, inks, clips and pocket cards are all being consumed by the rapidly growing "Planner" sector of crafters.

I recently acquired this gorgeous Kikki K leather planner. This is what it looked like when it came to me. (Pretty, but not "me" enough for my liking!)

So, being a papercrafter with all the tools already at my disposal, I decided to dip my toe into the world of "planning" by seeing what I could do to put my own personality into my planner. I started by creating my own custom made dividers using some gorgeous papers from new Australian manufacturer Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Here they are...

I also added some gorgeous Kaisercraft and Project Life pocket cards to my planner.
Here's how they look inside. I am so happy with it!

Making the dividers was so easy to do! I simply took the existing plastic dividers and used them as a template to trace around on my patterned paper (including where I need to punch my holes later on), and then cut them out.

Then I just popped them into a laminating pouch and ran them through the hot laminator to seal them.

Then it was simply a case of trimming off the excess laminate, and punching the pre-marked holes.

And there you have it - your own custom-made planner dividers!

Are you a "Planner Addict"? Tell us if you are and share a photo of your planner with us in our Facebook group HERE
Til next time, happy scrapping! (Or planning!) X

1 comment :

  1. so cute! just bought my first EC planner...lots of inspiration here! :)