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Today I want to show you how I have setup my new personal Mint Vintage Floral planner! I decided to use the ‘Beautiful’ Simple Stories collection and the matching Carpe Diem products to decorate my planner.

The personal planners have three small front pockets and one side pocket. I filled the pockets with little pieces of scrapbook papers and a few bits and pieces. I teared out two stickersheets of the mini tablet and tucked them in the side pocket! 

In the Beautiful collection you can find a few papers with the vintage floral design on it, I chose the one with a beige background (it’s my favorite) and cut it down to size. A little tip: I always use an existing planner page as a template to quickly cut the paper to the right size and punch the six holes on the right distance! I placed the floral paper behind the clear acetate dashboard, this way I simple personalized my planner.

For this setup I wanted to make a personal pocketpage to hold some extra planner stickers. Besides the fact that these extra pages are functional, I also love to look at them. I chose the pink vintage floral design paper and a piece of paper with beige and pink stripes. First, I have cut the floral paper down to size and then I used my lace borderpunch on the striped paper piece. Next, I glued the piece on the page and cut two mini stickersheets in half and tucked them in the pocket.

What I like about the ringbound planners, is that you can decide what kind of inserts you want. So for this planner I added some daily personal planner pages to create a ‘daily’ personal planner. To decorate the spreads I used some washitapes and stickers from the mini sticker tablet.

The sticky notes are perfect to use as backgrounds on your spreads, I just glue them down and then write on them.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog! You can find more spreads in my Carpe Diem planners on Instagram createplannernl (https://www.instagram.com/createplannernl/)

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Hi everyone, it’s Kelly here and today I want to show you last month’s setup in my planner using a fun floral theme. My design team box full with new Carpe Diem Planner goodies came and when I saw the new A5 ‘Cream Blossom’ planner I was instantly in love. The floral pattern on the outside is amazing and I decided to move my August planner pages from my Blush planner to this new one.

This month I started by decorating the ‘This Month’ page. I bought a new set of floral punches and had to use them on the gorgeous scrapbook papers from the ‘Faith’ collection. I punched a LOT of flowers and decorated the page leaving enough room to write down my monthly goals and important appointments later.

I created a fun extra ‘To Do’ page by punching holes in one of the papers from the 6x8 paper pad, and decorated it with a notecard and some more flowers and diecut butterflies. Because who doesn’t love butterflies, right?

Now it is time to fill in some important due dates, goals and ofcourse to do’s. I normally only write with black or blue ballpoint pens, but I thought let’s switch it up a little and use some colored pens to make it even more colorful.

I tucked in a few of the notecards and decorative pieces from the ‘Faith’ collection in the planner pockets.

When decorating my weekly spreads, I always start by putting a washitape border over the holes and repunching the holes using the Carpe Diem punch. Next, I write in the weekday numbers and start decorating by using more washitape, stickers and decorative bits. After the page is fully decorated I fill in my to do’s for the day with a black ballpoint pen.

As you may have noticed, this entire month I used the same scrapbook collection and same little punched flowers in my planner spreads. Underneath the flowers I used a few colors of distress ink and applied them with a blending tool (I am not a mixed media expert, but I love the little extra color on the page).

Here I have made a fun little extra insert using a light pink 4x6 card. I punched three holes and decorated it with some more punched floral pieces, a few enamel dots and the diecut word ‘Lovely’. On the back, I adhered a clear pocket and tucked in a washi sample card.

Besides the punched floral pieces I also made a few diecut butterflies that match the theme of the month. I finished these pages with some layered box and icon stickers.

I usually leave some empty space in my pages to write down some memories or last minute (urgent) to do’s.

For the last weekly spread I thought it would be fun to cluster a lot of punched floral pieces on the right side. It turned out quite busy but I love looking at it!

On the back of the last weekly insert page there was a blank notes page. I decorated the page with the word ‘September’, some washitape and box stickers. On this page I can write down things and appointments I need to remember in September!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog about my August planner pages and it got you inspired to use your scrapbook papers to decorate your own planner.

Have a nice day and for more inspiration you can look through my planner Instagram account: createplannernl (https://www.instagram.com/createplannernl).

 

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Hi everyone, I had a very nice summer holiday and enjoyed nice weather and lots of delicious food. Now it is time to loose those extra holiday pounds I gained and to set up my fitness planner to help me achieve that! I am using the A5 Fitness Planner Inserts and the Coral A5 Carpe Diem planner.

To decorate the planner and inserts I will mainly use the Fitness sticker tablet and the ‘High style’ 12x12 paperpad. This paperpad has beautiful watercolor papers that match the fitness inserts perfectly.

Before I set up the planner I decided to create some flag paperclips. I took some small and bigger gold paperclips, cut some different shaped banners from the ‘High Style’ paperpad papers and decorated the banners with diecut shapes, stickers and enamel dots.

In total I created six flag paperclips, three small ones and three bigger ones. These are perfect to decorate the planner pockets and extra pages in my planner.

The fitness insert set includes six colorful dividers and different tab stickers to choose from. I selected the following six sections in my planner: Goals, Tracking, Calendar, Motivation, Get Fit and Notes. The ‘Calendar’ section will hold my monthly and weekly fitness inserts and the ‘Get fit’ section some menu planning inserts.

For this setup I also created a fun motivational bookmark. I selected the light pink watercolor paper from the ‘High style’ paperpad, cut it down to size and punched holes using the Carpe Diem punch. I decorated the bookmark with some diecut shapes, words and stickers from the tablet.

Now it is time for one of my favourite parts of setting up a new planner: decorating the planner pockets!

I selected a few papers from the ‘High Style’ paperpad as a base and used different border punches to create beautiful borders at the top of the papers. I decorated the pockets with my diy flag paperclips and some stickers from the sticker tablet.

The back of the dashboard that came with the Fitness insert set had awesome fitness hashtags so I slided it in the large side pocket and added a little piece of light blue watercolor paper with a cute border. I am very happy with how these pockets turned out!

With this fitness planner setup I included the ‘Bold stripe’ doc-it journal and decorated the front with some motivational stickers and the fitness decal. The decals are designed to put on the outside of your planner but it works fine on paper or these doc-it journals.

In the doc-it journal I am going to track all my gym workouts such as cardio and weights. Ofcourse the journal needs a fun intro page so I used the ‘High Style’ papers to diecut the letters ‘Workout progress’. I finished the page with strips of washitape and stickers from the tablet. The doc-it journal slides perfectly in the back pocket of my planner.

For this planner I decided not to create a new front dashboard but use the planner pocket that came in the fitness insert set. I am planning on putting my gymclass schedule in here and other notes I need to save.

I thought it would be a nice extra project to create a fun spread to track the weightloss journey for my few extra holiday pounds. I used plain graph paper and papers from the ‘High style’ pad to diecut the letters. With a circle punch I punched circles from light wood paper from the ‘Wood and gingham’ paperpad.

To decorate the pages I used arrow and quote stickers from the tablet. On the right side of the page I glued a clear pocket, which holds some star icon stickers. For each half pound I will manage to loose, I will put a star sticker on the circle as a reward. The end result is a fun two-paged spread on which I can track my progress.

For the monthly spread of August I thought it was smart to plan all my gym sessions and to do a fun monthly challenge. This month I am going to do a daily squat challenge so I diecut the letters and wrote down a daily checkbox to check off whether I did my squats.

All the monthly pages from the fitness inserts have awesome fitness quotes. For August it was: ‘How bad do you want it?’ I added the ‘very bad’ and two little butterflies to decorate it a bit.

The setup for my planner is mostly done, now it is time to use it!  Simple Stories has some free fitness printables that you can download here - I printed them in different sizes to decorate my first weekly spread to track my food and exercise.

I hope this blog inspired you in creating and decorating your own fitness planner! On my instagram page createplannernl I will show some more spreads and extra pages in my fitness planner. Have a nice day!

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