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Plan with Me!

Over the last few days I have been setting my March planner up, and I have filmed some videos to show you how I have done it!

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First Video is the March set up.  I had a ton of fun setting up my planner, it took about an hour, but I was playing with new things, and new ideas and it doesnt usually take that long, but really once march is set up it takes just a few minutes per week to plan your week as well!

and here is the video for my first week of March ūüôā

Enjoy!

Lindsay

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Tutorial: Penpal Envelope

I love getting goodies, I mean really who doesn’t! ¬†I love to send goodies too! ¬†So why not make a cute little envelope to send it all in!!

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You can decorate it how ever you wish as well!  Have fun or even use plain envelopes, the choice is yours!  I do however recommend that your 2 middle envelopes be heavier cardstock to protect your goodies during transport!

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Lets begin!

Supplies needed:

  • 4 pieces of paper, atleast 2 cardstock weight
  • washi tape, wide is good to cover 2 strips of double sided, and any other washi you want to use to decorate
  • double sided tape, I used one that you can find at Michaels
  • adhesive
  • We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
  • scissors
  • paper trimmer
  • penpal goodies for inside
  • any other decorating items you want to use

Here is the tutorial!  I hope you enjoy!

 

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Cocoa Daisy March Kit Unboxing!!

I am so excited to share with you my first full official kit with Cocoa Daisy! ¬†I am pretty sure that may mailperson thinks that I have nothing better to do then to stand by more door and wait for her to come up the stairs with my package…lol…But I have been waiting all weekend for it to be delivered! ¬†I wish that as soon as it arrives in the city that I could just go pick it up since I am only a few blocks from the main postal station, and it really would save them the trouble!!

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This kit is so full of so many goodies! ¬†It took me a while to get through it all! ¬† Hopefully it’s not to long but I had to share every little detail with you all!!

If you don’t already subscribe to Cocoa Daisy, well you better head over to their site and subscribe to all this goodness!! ¬†I am so pleased with the high quality of goods as well as how awesome their customer service is in any situation!!

I hope you enjoy watching as much as I loved unwrapping all this!!

Lindsay

Posted in Crafting, Creating, Paper Craft, planning, Tutorial

Tutorial: Envelope Dashboard

Today I bring you the Envelope Dashboard.  I recently did a walk-though of my February set up, and in it I showed off my envelope dashboards.

 

As you can see they are super cute, and super useful, you can put anything in them. ¬†I do all 4 of my dashboards with them, so that I have an envelope for work receipts, home receipts, coupons and loose notes or other things I get that I don’t have time to find a proper place for in my planner.

Here are the supplies you need:

Here is the tutorial!  Enjoy!

 

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February Set Up

It’s February 2nd can you believe it? ¬†I know I can’t! ¬†Punxsutawney Phil¬†decided that there will be 6 more weeks of winter…booo…hiss…lol. ¬† ETA, maybe I should listen to our¬†Wiarton Willie, our Canadian ground hog, as he says early spring this year!!

Thank goodness either way for being able to insert color into my drab grey winter scene with lovely papers, stickers and washi tape!!

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I worked this morning with some cute valentine’s themed papers to make a new faux pocket for February, and also some pocket dashboards. ¬†I used 6 different sheets for this and made a full set of matchy, matchy dashboards for my planner. ¬†Each one has an envelope pocket as the back cover for receipts and loose notes etc.

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The faux pocket is laminated this time, I cut off the excess lamination from the edges because sewing it does make the edges strong enough without the added edging that the lamination makes.  But now the papers and the washi are protected from use!

A tip: if you are laminating your faux pocket; use the edge of scissors to cut the pockets back open, as you may end up cutting too far with an exacto knife and accidentally cut your pockets right off! (i didn’t do it, but I came close!)

And here is a quick video walkthrough of my February planner set up

What sorts of things did you include in your February set up?

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Tutorial: Faux Pocket

EDITED TO ADD: For those who¬†either don’t have a sewing machine or don’t sew, You can also use the double sided tape that you can find at Michael’s with the red backing on it, the skinny stuff. ¬†It works great, you can use it to attach the sides of each of your pockets after you washi tape them on. And also for your back piece as well, adding it to just the sides you need to in order to insert it into your planner :).

And now on with the Tutorial!!

I have been having a blast today playing with paper!!  A few days ago, Christine from Cocoa Daisy posted a short video where she showed off a faux pocket for the front of her planner, and I instantly fell in love with the idea and wanted to make one of my own!

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I also wanted to share how to do it with you!  So I made a tutorial, that as I am writing this blog post is slowly but surely uploading to my YouTube Channel!  Please subscribe as I will be posting more videos!

Here are the supplies you need to make your own faux pocket!

  • Cardstock, these pieces must be at least the width of your faux pocket, scraps can be used, as most of the pockets should be about 2″ deep unless you want larger pockets, you also need a larger piece that will act as the front of your backing
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Washi
  • Sewing machine
  • backing cardboard, this is a thin cardboard, I found some on the back of a paper package, or you could use an old cardboard post/mailing envelope
  • a ruler or a cutting mat with measurements on it.

You could also have embellishments if you wanted to decorate the bottom pocket as well, it’s up to you!

I hope you enjoy my tutorial! ¬†I had a few phone issues (space, who needs it!) but I got it sorted now, so upcoming videos should go much, much smoother…lol

Please comment below if you make a faux pocket with a link to your Instagram feed so I can check it out!!  You can also hashtag #plannerfauxpocket on Instagram so that we can all see and be inspired by your pocket!!