Hi there and welcome to a brand new series on my blog called The Simple Planner! I’m so excited to jump into this area of papercrafting and have actually been prepping and planning for a while. My concept going into this is probably a bit unique: I see so many beautiful but elaborate planner pages and my honest thought is that I hate to put all those supplies to use for just one week. But I also love using my planner every week, and I also know that seeing pages that we love can help inspire us creatively in all our other areas of life. So I bit the bullet and am now embellishing my planner pages. But one small caveat: I am doing it simply. Take a look:

So to begin with, I took all of January’s calendar pages and sprayed them with a few of my favorite stencils and spray mists. So each page starts with a very understated, simple pattern of color!

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I added a gold glitter tape across the top, to add a bit of stability to the pages and for a bit of bling.

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For the heading and for the dates I used Heidi Swapp’s date stamp.

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So that I can keep up with what week I’m on for Project Life, I added a label and the Week 4.

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Then I plan to use my dashboard for my To-Do list. Mainly I use this to list my upcoming blog posts and videos. 

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I also added a shaped tab to the dashboard, so I know easily where I’m at in the planner. That is a label from Fancy Pants that is stapled into an Avery tab directly onto the transparency. Of course you know I had to have a transparent element in here somewhere!

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So let me know in the comments what you think about this way of embellishing your planner, ok.jpg” alt=” alt=”Simple Planner Vol 01″/>”/>