Hi there planner girls, it's Cara! Happy Spring! Is it ok to actually say that now? Did I just jink it again? I’m so scared to say that spring has finally arrived this year because every time that I do, it snows or something the next day!! I’ll take my cue from the birds who have been singing their little hearts out and making my days a lot more enjoyable.
I wanted to take all that bird song and bring it right into my traveller’s notebook! I took the little birdie from the BLISS line and her friends, the butterflies, and started there! I decided on some chipboard planner clips and made one from that adorable watering can as well. I pushed the chipboard pieces through to the back making sure that the backing came with it. Then a paper clip and a little hot glue added in between the chipboard and the backing is all you need for a quick planner clip.
I also made my own insert, which I love to do. I have a simple tutorial on YouTube if you’d like to give it a try. I took the ‘Enjoy the Ride’ paper from the Bliss collection and some plain heavy weight computer paper to make this insert.
I decorated the cover with some of the cut apart bits from the ‘3x4 Elements’ paper, and some of the ‘Bliss 4x6 stickers’ including that little birdie again, and more from the ‘Combo Sticker’ sheet. A bit of the ‘Butterflies’ washi and it’s done! I don’t know about you, but most things I make just don’t seem finished until they have at least a bit of washi :D
I made a simple title page, the theme of this insert is to seize the day and do as much with my day as possible. Since Carpe Diem means ‘seize the day’, I cut the Carpe Diem logo from a bit of packaging and layered it with more stickers and butterflies washi layered over the ‘Black Speckled’ washi. A die cut flag and one cut from the ‘4x6 Elements’ paper layered with flags stickers make a cute cluster at the top of the page.
The first page of the insert is a brainstorming page. I wanted to keep the decoration to a minimum so that I had room to write, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make it look fabulous! A single strip of the Black Speckled washi layered with a few stickers is all it needs.
And of course, I couldn’t add a new insert to my Aztec Traveller’s Notebook without changing out the pockets to match. Pockets are one of my favourite things to decorate! I added my birdie and butterfly clips, some die cuts from the ‘Bits & Pieces’ pack and a card from the ‘3x4 Elements’ paper. I tucked a strip of the ‘Remember to Shine’ paper into the long back pocker and layered it with washi and stickers and boom! This planner makes me smile every time I open it!
Has spring finally arrived for you? Is your planner all decorated for Spring?