Ready for the New Year!
Hello, Simple Stories friends and Happy New Year's Wishes to you! As a gift to myself, I prepped my Carpe Diem Planner so that I can greet the New Year prepared!
I will be honest and say that I was torn between choosing the Aqua Planner and the Coral Planner. As you can see, I chose Coral, but after a little thought, I was able to add a pop of the aqua color too!
I added a trio of large, aqua eyelets to the leather closure strap of the planner. To do so, I used a crop-a-dile punch, but a leather punch can be used as well.
I also wanted to change the length of one of the ball chains for the charm, so a pair of wire snips were used to cut a piece from the strand. The heart charm was embellished with a few light-colored coral enamel dots.
To keep all of my extra goodies and planner pages in one spot, I chose to use the handy clear box for the Daily Planner Insert pages. It has a handle on the top so I was able to clip on the packages of Stickers and Clips by attaching them with a ring.
I had an extra charm leftover, so I added it to the inside pocket area of the binder!
I kept the inside pretty simple and basic. I organized the front section with stickered tabs from the Basic Divider Pack.
I dressed up one of the Pocket Pages with Bits & Pieces so that it can hold bills and coupon booklets.
For the monthly divider pages, I added some of my own hand-drawn sentiments to the all ready adorable designs provided. Here is a look at some of the other decorated dividers:
Before each month's divider page, I added a Dashboard Insert just to give it more interest! They were embellished with enamel dots, washi tapes, stickers and die-cuts for even more fun.
Dates, birthdays and events were added to the calendar area...I'm all set to go as I begin 2016 with new assignments, dates to remember and places to go! I can't wait to plan it all with my beautiful Carpe Diem Planner from Simple Stories!