Here’s a Low-Tech Idea for Creating Your Own Planner Layout for Discbound Planners Such as the Happy Planner, Maggie Holmes Freestyle Planner, Martha Stewart Planner, Arc Planner, Tul Planner, ETC. No Die Cutter Is Needed for Creating This Page Layout.
April Happy Planner Layout Featuring Graphic 45 Papers From the Time to Flourish Paper Pad
Hello crafty friends!
I originally made this April planner layout in 2022, but I still think it’s pretty and relevant in April of 2023. You can also feel free to use this idea for any month; it’s a totally versatile design.
I took what was supposed to be a daily planner page layout and hacked it to use for monthly tracking.
I have been making these pages for the last several months, and they don’t really work (for me) as intended; I wanted to use them for daily tracking, but I suffer from “Out of sight, out of mind” syndrome — so unless I move the page every day, I end up not using it.
What has been working better for me is to track everything on my planner’s weekly pages, and then use this page at the end of the month to summarize. It is a little more time consuming to do it this way, but it also gives me a better overall perspective on how I am doing and what I need to work on.
That said, I am still on the lookout for better ways to approach this.
Craft Supplies You’ll Need for Making This Planner Layout
- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 Pad — For this particular planner layout, I used the papers for the month of April. The papers in this pad follow the same basic format, so you can make a similar planner layout for any month of the year using the current month’s patterned papers from the Time to Flourish pad.
- The tracker stamps are from the P13 Tracker Stamp Set.
- I stamped “2022” using number stamps by Hampton Arts, but you can use any number stamps you happen to have stashed.
- Page from the classic sized Papillon undated planner or from the Papillon undated extension pack
- The round sticker is from a Happy Planner sticker book.
- I have my planner pages on gold metal expander discs, because I really hate the smaller plastic discs that most Happy Planners come with. I think the gold metal discs are a lot prettier, and they are also much sturdier.
- You can use the paper-friendly adhesive of your choice to put this planner layout together. I used Cherry Tape adhesive, but there are zillions of possible choices that would work well for this project.
- You’ll also need scissors and a paper cutter, but not a die cutter; you can easily cut everything you’ll need for this layout using either your scissors or a paper cutter.
Thanks for looking!
Featuring Patterned Papers by Graphic 45 From the “Time to Flourish” Collection
February Planner Layout Made Using Graphic 45 Patterend Papers from the Time to Flourish Collection
Need to track a bunch of things like exercises you do, supplements or meds you take, projects you have in progress, etc? One possible way to track all these things is to use a habit tracker that gives you space to track a whole bunch of different things in the same place. I just got a pack of tracker stamps by P13 that offer a whole bunch of different tracker designs to try.
For February, I decided to make a planner layout using a couple of these stamped images, along with February themed papers from the “Time to Flourish” collection by Graphic 45. I stamped the tracker images using the Black Soot colorway of Distress Oxide ink onto white cardstock. I fussy-cut them out and taped them onto the background paper using Cherry Tape.
For the background paper, I also used a page from the classic sized Happy Planner “Papillon” Calendar Extension Pack by Me and My Big Ideas (They also make a Big version of this extension pack, although the spacing on this planner layout would be a little different if you were to try to recreate this design in a big planner). This is supposed to be used as a daily planner, but I think it works beautifully for monthly planning if you do it this way.
Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” collection is simply stunning. It features 2 themed papers for every month of the year. One of the themed papers has cut-aparts featuring the name of the month and graphics that go with that month. February’s papers feature Valentine’s Day graphics; December’s feature Christmas themed graphics. Naturally, I used the February papers to create this February-themed planner layout.
I’m using all of this in my classic-sized Happy Planner, but if you are into bullet journaling, you could make a similar page for your bullet journal.
I hope you found this planner layout idea inspiring. Happy planning!
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Happy Planner Horizontal Layout for January 6, 2023 Featuring Stickers from the Year to Shine Goals Sticker Book
Here’s my horizontal classic Happy Planner with a couple of pages I decorated using stickers from the Year to Shine Goals sticker book. I got this sticker book in 2022 and loved it so much that I bought a brand new one for 2023.
Usually, I also use some stamped images on my planner layouts — but I have skipped my usual stamping sessions pretty frequently lately because I have been too busy with work to keep up with them. Stickers are just easier — so I used stickers and no stamps to make these pages.
Thanks for dropping by today. I really appreciate your interest in my project.
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