Why is it that late at night, when you are trying to be calm and quiet and get ready for bed do you come up with ideas you need to try right this second?
Well, that is what happened to me, last night at about 10:30 I was writing down my thoughts for the day and doing a preplan for the next day, I was thinking that now that I am in a b6, I needed a proper b6 wallet, for cards, and maybe some pockets for stickers and papers etc.
So I grabbed out some older card stock and got to work!
I created vertical card pockets, and secretarial pockets and put it all together, and a few minutes later I have a new wallet! One easy enough to replicate each month if I want to with new Cocoa Daisy papers that match my planner!
Here is what you need, and the measurements needed for a b6 planner insert. If you are wanting to do a personal insert, you can use the vertical pocket measurements, and change your inner pocket width cut to 3.25″, and make sure your height corresponds with a personal planner. I discuss changing things to personal size later in the video if you want to hear that. I should also add that this insert stands alone, but if you want to wrap it around another insert, I would add about a quarter of an inch to the width of your cover measurements for the bulk from the insert inside to fit comfortably. I would also maybe do 2 strips of washi one on either side of the middle fold and then one over that in the middle to make the spine more secure to go around your insert.
Scrapbook paper, 4-6 different kinds, can be scraps other than the cover page.
B6 cutting guides
- Cover 10″x7″
- Inside left pocket 4.25″x7.5″
- Horizontal pockets 5 of 4.25″x2″ (vertical pockets 4 of 3″x3″)
- Secretarial pocket 3.25″x7″
- paper trimmer
- scoring tool(optional but makes life so much easier)
- adhesive(like redline tape, needs to be very secure holding)
- ruler or measured mat for placement of pockets
Here is the tutorial! I hope you enjoy it!
Saturday Seminar time again! and as a mixed media “artist” I love this topic! It’s all about inks, and stains, and Ink Pads and what are your favorites, so here are mine!
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stains, great for just splashing on the page! Adding a bit of color, on the Cocoa Daisy pages, it dries so quick! No heat gun necessary!!, these aren’t great for blending though, mot color combos, when added on top of one another, tend to go muddy brown so keep that in mind when using them. They work great by themselves or in lines of colors.
- Tim Holtz Distress Sprays, so much fun to create a different texture behind other things, or just on its own! Spray directly on the sheet, or only a palette and use a brush to apply if you want to paint with the color of spray you have.
- Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers (I didn’t talk about these in the video below, but since they are on my Dandelion page after I ended the video and decorated the page, I thought I would add them) They are vibrant colors, best used on another piece of paper, like the Cocoa Daisy Scrapbook paper and then added to your Planner pages as seen in the photo above, just to help avoid bleed through of these heavily pigmented inks, or color a bit on a palette and water them down a bit before using directly in your planning pages!
- Versafine Ink Pad for general stamping, I have not had any issues with bleed-through, and given a flat surface behind your stamping provides a crisp and clear image! Other inks that work great in planners are Chalk based inks, they don’t bleed through when you’re stamping if you want to add other colors of in into your planning.
Here is a small “tutorial” video on using the stains, sprays, and ink pads in your planning pages!
It’s nice to carry stickers on the go, but not all that nice if they fall out of what ever you are carrying them in!!
I decided that I wanted to be able to carry some planning stickers with me so that when I am out and about planning that I could use some of the stickers that I like to use in my planning.
I however didn’t want to just carry loose sheets of stickers that I had to stuff back into my planner each time I wanted to use them, hence the Travel Sticker Book!
I did a short tutorial on how mine is done up and I hope you will enjoy it!
The much awaited and requested Washi Keychain tutorial is up!
I had so much fun making this little thing, and I hope you will too!! Sorry for the few times I go off camera, I am still learning where the screen is with this tripod set up, and filming from straight above, vs filming at a slight angle like I was before!
Supplies you need:
- piece of leather, or a sample leather keychain from Foxy Fix
- key ring or ball chain (if you don’t have a foxy fix key chain, this will be an extra piece needed)
- thread, can either be linen or even crochet cotton, or cross stitch thread,(leave all 6 strands together)
- paper trimmer(which I forgot to mention in my video)
- acetate or a laminated sheet run through once on its own, or any other plastic sheet you wish to use
- awl, or paper piercing tool
- sewing needle, or book binding needle
- hole maker (I used my Crop-o-Dile)
And here is the tutorial! Enjoy!!
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I love adding washi tape to my planner, but sometimes you dont have the right skinny washi, and so I wanted to show how I make my own!
As you can see here I added the new Cocoa Daisy Donut Washi tape to my planner over top of the dividing lines that are in the planner
Here is the tutorial! I hope you enjoy!
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!
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!
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
- 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!!