Howdy friends, it's Layle here, marketing director at Simple Stories, & I'm back again with my monthly Carpe Diem planner blog feature!
This month I've brought a little sunshine into my planner with the new Summer Days collection. It's been a LONG, cold, wet winter here in Utah - we even had snow as late as April 25th. I can't tell you how ready I am for warm weather and sunshine; adding summer to my planner will give me a little bit of that, even if the weather outside may not agree!
I started with the coral planner - the bright color brings a smile to my face & coordinates well with Summer Days.
I loaded up the pockets this month with lots of cards, die cuts & stickers. The chipboard flamingo made for a great clip - you can't tell, but he's adhered to a long silver clip that tucks right into the pocket. The pineapple in the collection - I just love it! Not only does it make an appearance in the stickers & chipboard, but we loved it so much that we created a Silhouette cut file with it, too! I used the cut file to create a dashboard -
I used papers from Summer Days to cut the shapes, then adhered to another paper from the collection. A quick punch with our A5 Punch - by the way, word on the street is that we'll have it to start shipping to retailers early June!! - and voila!
Next up I set out to make some more clips. I took a few of the brads and removed the prongs by bending them back and forth.
A glue dot adhered to the back of the brad was all it took to adhere to the back of an existing clip. Because I used existing clips to do this, they're now 2 in 1 - a design on each side!
There are so many great icons & patterns in the Summer Days collection that I think I may use it in my planner for the next few months. With that approach in mind, I limited the decor for the May spread primarily to flowers
I added a bit more sunshine to my weekly spreads by adhering a 'hello sunshine' sticker to the bottom of the bookmark, that way I have sunshine with me every day :)
Thanks for joining me this month! Stay tuned for June when I use Summer Days again in my planner, but switch it up a bit!