At the beginning of the school year, I always loved shopping for my notebooks and planners. It was the highlight of the school year. So with a new school year fast approaching, I wanted to give you some ideas on how to alter a planner for your tween or teen....so she (or he) can have their own personalized product.
First of all, I bought a school year planner. It doesn't have to be fancy, because remember, you are going to personalize it:
Then I went to work on stamping. I wanted to stamp my months to add them to the edges of the planner, tabs for the months. To do this, I used my Just Rite Stamps. This set is called Calendar, Borders & Centers. Here's a picture:
A great set of stamps for any crafter. You can purchase them at Die Cuts R Us for a marked down price of $11.96 right now!
Here's a picture of all the tabs in place:
I knew my planner needed a bookmark, so I added a piece of ribbon. I simply glued this to the last page of my planner so it would flip over the top and mark the page:
My planner had a place for an ink pen and what girl doesn't love a trendy pen. So I made one. I took green ribbon and wrapped it around the pen, to the lid to create the look of a flower stem:
Then I added some flowers and a button to hide the pen's lid:
I wanted to add a monogram to the front of my planner. I did this by using my Cricut & the Storybook Cartridge. I cut the frame and the letter out, then ran the frame thru my Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder. I used the inverted side of the embossing and inked my edges:
I also added paper to the top of my planner, cut to fit the cover:
Such a simple project! Easy and affordable and cute!
The Calendar, Border and Centers Just Rite Stamps were such an inspiration, I just had to make something with them. Whether you are a cardmaker or a scrapbooker, this set is a must have. If you are feeling inspired to make your own planner, leave me the link to your finished product! I'd love to see it!
And tune in tomorrow for a new challenge & giveaway!