Carpe Diem Planner Insert Décor

Carpe Diem Planner Insert Décor

Hi, planner girls! It’s Meka here today to give you some tips on decorating your Carpe Diem planner inserts using scrapbooking supplies. I’m using one of Simple Stories’ newest scrapbook collections, Sunshine & Happiness, to bring my #teampink planner into summer!

Simple Stories scrapbook collections will have tons of materials to decorate your planner. You can use journaling cards and Bits and Pieces to stuff your pretty pockets. 

Chipboard Stickers and Decorative Bradz make the perfect paper clip toppers. You can even cut out some of your favorite images and adhere them to your paper pieces or journaling cards to keep you inspired. 

The “It’s a Brand New Day” transparent dashboard is super-easy to customize. Here, a 12x12 sheet of Sunshine & Happiness patterned paper has been cut to underlay the dashboard, and a few stickers have been applied for embellishment.

Take a look at the variety of inserts Simple Stories offers. From daily, weekly, or simply to-do lists you can certainly find the right layout to fit your ever-changing needs.

When decorating your layouts, you can add elements ahead of time. Stickers are a given, but you can also cut 12x12 scrapbook paper into long narrow strips to line the edges of your page. It looks just like washi tape once it’s on the paper, and gives your page a cohesive look.

Use large alphas, words, phrases, and other imagery as focal points.

Smaller words strips are wonderful little whispers of positivity and encouragement to get you through your day. Don’t forget to leave space for events and task lists!

I get one peculiar question about some of my planner pages—“Why would you paint on your planner page!?” My response, “Why not!?” 

I encourage you to take risks and unleash your creativity because, after all, it’s YOUR planner! If paint, doodles, sequins, lace, or fringe speak to you, then use them in your planner as self-expression! My favorite non-traditional medium is watercolor because of its flowy, organic feel. Once it’s dry, the page flattens out pretty well.

I use Simple Stories stickers and Bits and Pieces to embellish the page and tie the color theme together. Journaling cards can be fussy-cut or paper punched for even more variety.

Thanks for joining me today for my summery Sunshine & Happiness planner décor walkthrough. I hope this gives you a few ideas to add even more fun to your planner inserts! Be sure to tag me on Instagram ( and show me how you’re decorating your Carpe Diem for June!