Posted in Made:, Planner, Organized

Swapping Recollections Spiral Bound Planner Covers

Michael’s had 12 month spiral bound planners on sale for 3 bucks!

I’m struggling like a donkey in quicksand right now with being unable to find planner peace. The week on one page I was trying doesn’t have enough fucking room. Grrrr.

So I found these two planners. This floral one has the vertical layout I like:

…but the cover is ugly as fuck. Florals ain’t my jam.

This fox one is an adorable cover, but has a shitty horizontal layout:

So I decided to swap the covers.

I cut the covers at the binding. Like this:

So they came off like this:

It didn’t take me very long and now I have a layout I want with the cover I want!

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Recollections To Do Planner: Basic

Yesterday I got the new planner itch so I headed to Michael’s. I’ve been using a happy planner for about 7 months but I was on the hunt for a wire bound planner. I like opening my planner all the way around. I found a basic bitch planner that has good bones so I’m giving it a shot. It won’t be basic for long since I’m extra AF. 🀣

9 x 11.5 in
Storage Pouch
The ONLY dated pages in this 😱
Important Dates & Contacts. I doubt I’ll use this.

Ooooh. Included VISION BOARD

It includes several pages of stickers. Mostly functional.

Nice little double folder included….

Folder

The entire rest of this planner is week on one page blanks. 😱

week on one page!

And here’s the back…

so basic but sturdy cover

I went with the week on one page because I’m tired of having to spread my planner wide all over my damn desk to see my week. This way I can flip the cover back and see my whole week. I’ll post updates when I jazz this bitch up. 🀣

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Happy Planner add on: Watercolor Paper

I love Franken Planning!

In my very first happy planner, I took outdated calendar pages and mixed media’d all over them to make backgrounds for art journaling.

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I’ve been using them as backgrounds for lettering practice.

But I wanted some heavier paper in my planner for Watercolor play.

First I traced an old divider as a template.

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Then I cut it out & used the happy planner punch to add it to my Franken Planner 😍

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Ta-Da! πŸ’ƒπŸ»

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Washi Edged Happy Planner Pages

I saw someone had done this so I had to try it. I’m hoping it helps with the chewed pages issue.

Before. An out of date page to experiment on.

I ran washi down the punches side of the page.

I covered the opposite side with a scrap piece of paper to catch the bits of washi so it wouldn’t jam the hole punch.

Ta! Da! A happy planner page with a washi edge.

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Happy Planner Reboot

Ugh. I caved. I bought a new happy planner. I blame my craft store enabler. πŸ˜‚

It’s so PRETTY

Here’s my last happy planner. I liked the customizing options but I hated the way my pages got eaten.

The remnants of two planners I cobbled together.

The new planner is 2019 only. So I stole an unused month from the remains of the previous two planners.

I washi-d the top and stickered over the dates.

And worked my way through the rest of December.

In my old happy planner I had art journaled some out of date months so I added those in too.

I’m also experimenting with building my own dividers. 😁

So the bitchy planner has returned to happy planning. Guess I’m a happy bitch planner now. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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New Pin Board!

NPR but definitely organization related!

I have this 2 ft x 3 ft cork board that has seen better days. Cue me forgetting to take a before pic…again. πŸ˜‚

Here’s the new support for the back of the cork. Before it was just foam core and cardboard. The cork was warping from lack of support. I bought new foam core.

And lots of pretty fabric. I should not be left unattended at Joann’s. I even called the husband to tell him I was skipping through the store with my daughter trying to buy ALL THE THINGS. πŸ˜‚

Cut the foam core the size of the plywood backing.

Glued the foam core to the plywood.

Glued the foam core & plywood to the cork.

Laid it cork side up and centered the fabric.

Lots of spray adhesive.

Put it back in its frame & added some support pieces at the edges.

Ta! Da!

Finished and hung up.

IT’S SO CREEPY I COULD DIE!

I fucking love it. 😍