July Document IT + Free Printables!

July Document IT + Free Printables!

Hello, again!   This is Amber, founder and creative director of Simple Stories.  I'm here for another installment of my monthly Document IT blog feature.  I'm so excited to share something that we've been working on for what seems like forever - earlier this month we revealed our new SN@P! Carpe Diem A5 Planner & accessories collection.  Judging from all of the buzz we're seeing and reading out there on social media, you're excited too!

If you've been following along with my Document IT! monthly blog feature this year, you know the story of how we initially 'dipped our toe' in the planner world with the release of our Life Documented collection in 2014; if you're not familar with that story, you can read more about it here.  The Life Documented collection was so well received that we decided to 'jump in with both feet', so to speak, with Carpe Diem!

At Simple Stories, we're know for producing quality products to help you share your memories in a simplified way, and now we bring that same philosophy to the planner world and we couldn't be more thrilled.  This week we had the opportunity to showcase these beautiful new pllaners & accessories at a retailer tradeshow, and we want to do the same here on our blog!  You may have already had a chance to check out these new products in our reveal blog post here; today we're giving you a first glance at the planner itself and the fabulous a la carte products that will be shipping to retailers mid November!

The planners are available in 6 fun colors - platinum, coral, robin's egg blue, pink, teal & black.  They're crafted with split leather exterior and a printed fabric black & white polka dot interior. Each planner includes everything you need to get started planning - 1 plastic dashboard with silver foil, 12 monthly tabbed dividers/12 monthly pages (12 2-page calendar spreads), 72 weekly insert pages (2-page spread for each week of the year), and 7 extra pages for contacts, important dates and notes. That's not all!  Each planner also comes with a metal charm, elastic pen loop and an A5 tablet.  

At an MSRP of $44.99 - we think you're gonna love it!!

In typical Simple Stories fashion we've created fun, whimsical and colorful designs that will keep you planning happy all year long.

Like what you're seeing so far?  Want to see more?!  Here's a video from the retailer trade show that walks you through the contents of the planners, the a la carte accessories and the sample planner we put together that you see in the photos above - it's the next best thing to seeing it in person!!

Because we KNOW you have tons of questions, we've put together a handy dandy list of Carpe Diem Frequently Asked Questions that you can download here.  Have a question that's not listed, shoot us an email at support@simplestories.com and we'll get you an answer :)


Now we get to the really fun part!  We've designed these FREE printables for July to give you a taste of the colors and designs of the new Carpe Diem planner & accessories!  

Click here to download July's Free Life Documented Printables.

There are a 3 free printables this month, including:

July Month in Review -  in both A5 & SN@P! 6x8 sizes
Decorative Lined Insert - in both A5 & SN@P! 6x8 sizes
Fun Cut Outs

TIP: The July free printables are on a single PDF document with 6 pages - print off what you want and the quantity you need.  We've added cut marks to each printable, so you can easily trim your pages to size.  

Thanks so much for letting me share the details about our new SN@P! Carpe Diem Planners!   See you back here again next month!  Oh yah, one more thing... for those of you that that still love our 6x8 albums and Life Documented inserts...let's just say we have a little something up our sleeves... :)