Sunday, January 2, 2011

Crafting A Weekly Planner

Pin It A new year - a new calendar.  Or as my sweet mother-in-law says, "Out with the old, in with the new"!  I found some pocket weekly planners at JoAnn a few weeks ago.  Great content, good size, nice plastic protector cover and the price was right, but I can't say the green camouflage cover design suited my taste.  So into my studio we go ....

I chose some decorative cardstock that I have in my stash, cut it to size (6.75 " X 7.5"), scored it down the center using the Martha Stewart Crafts scoring board, applied craft glue (ZIG 2-way adhesive) to the backside of the paper and then affixed it to the planner.

Using the Lacys Label cartridge for the Cricut, I embellished the front of the planner to add some personality.

Here is a look at a few other planners that I personalized.  What do you think?  Perhaps I'll give one to my mother and another to my mother-in-law.  I'll write in family birthdays and special occasions as reminders.  Doesn't everyone like getting a little surprise in the mail every once in a while?

Waste Not Tip: At the beginning of the year, transfer important event dates (such as birthdays & anniversaries) from the old calendar to the new calendar.  Using colored markers or little stickers (remember those gold star stickers you received from your teacher to reward good homework) to more easily recognize these upcoming events.  I find it best to write future appointments, such as a dentist appointment, in pencil so that it can easily be erased if the appointment date/time changes. Depending on the content of your old datebook, it is sometimes helpful to file it with your tax records to help recall events if needed. 

Do something crazy fun today! 
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