Kicking off January in my Carpe Diem Planner

Kicking off January in my Carpe Diem Planner

Howdy friends & Happy New Year!  Layle here with you today to share how I've set up my ivory Carpe Diem planner for January using the Winter Wonderland collection.

Wow do I ever love this collection!  It's the perfect combination of winter colors and icons with pops of salmon & florals mixed in!  My favorite thing to do when setting up my planner is to decorate the front pockets 

I started by cutting apart a few of the 3x4 Elements & inserted in the pockets.  A few glittery snowflakes adhered directly to the cards with glue dots makes sure they will stay secure throughout the month.  I tucked a few chipboard pieces in the bottom pocket, then started making clips.  I love to make clips for my planner & they're super easy to make!  A few different clip bases, E6000 and chipboard pieces, die cuts, and even resin buttons (the owl) and you have instant clips that match your theme.

After my pockets are decorated, I move on to the monthly spread

Lots of stickers & washi!  The 4x6 Sticker packs are my favorite to use, they have 8 sheets of 4x6 stickers & include the Instasquares (those are designed to fit in the monthly boxes), icons, word strip stickers & more.  I'll also use one of our roller stamps to stamp a few days - you can see on the 9th, 22nd and 28th.

Once the monthly spread is done, I move onto the weekly spreads.  I like to add strips of washi to the edges of each page for a little bit of color.  

I usually use a combination of colored number stickers and the Planner Essentials Clear Number Stickers to add my dates.

I love adding photo dashboards to my planner.  They're super easy to make with a 4x6 Vertical Pocket Page.  While these pocket pages are designed for use with our 6x8 albums & binders, the 2 holes on the pocket pages line up perfectly with the 2 middle holes on the planners.  In fact, that's the case for ANY standard A5 planner!  All you need to do is punch the additional holes - gotta love that!

In this case I added a strip of washi over the holes and then punched.  I added a photo that I took last month, the street is near our office.  The dusting of snow made for such a pretty picture!

I added a vertical 4x6 Element in the back of the pocket page, then adhered a coordinating piece of chipboard to the top of the pocket page for my own custom dashboard.

So there you have it, my planner is all cozied up for January.  Bring on the snow!