How many planners can one have?
Well if you have the answer tell me cause I just find excuses to expand my planner colleciton in the pretext of keeping myself extremely organized! Hehe!
So… the urgent need to get one more planner rose up. What for? For my crafty life of course! I really need something to keep me organized with my blog, my social media posts, online challenges I want to take part and my crop-with-friends awesome gatherings. So I need it right? oH YES!
And which planner do I choose for this? A Happy Planner of course!!! I am in love with the fact that you can totally personalize it with their disc system and their awesome punch, you can add pages, change their place, add pockets, ephemera, whatever, it is so versatile and made my choice easy. I already have a Happy planner for work and makes me happy just to look at all the happy colors that I forget my boring/hard tasks
I have ALREADY ordered a brand new Happy Planner, I chose the Botanical Garden theme and can’t wait to have it in my hands, hopefully by the end of this week (it is stuck in Finland for a couple of days now for some reason). This planner starts dating from 1st of July… but what do I do till then??? I can’t wait, I want my planner to start this April, I have only a week to figure it out! I have to plan my web/crafty life!
Well wait, I have an idea !!!!
So…. from my last years Happy Planner (2015-2016) I have a few months that will be extra starting July… why don’t I use these pages till my new planner goes into action? I can alter them, I can play with them, no one will know!
TA DAAAA !! Here is my new planner waiting to be joined with my Botanical Garden planner in July.. and this is how I did it!
I was lucky enough to notice that July 1st 2016 is on a Friday… and guess what.. April 1st 2016 is a Friday as well! What an awesome coincidence! Just made my April set up sooo much easier, I just need some tricks here and there.
The divider is such an easy transformation! I just cut a tab with my awesome punch, glued it over and added alphas to mark my month, April.
The monthly spread is an easy thing as well. You just add some washi tape to cover the word July and stick some alphas on top of it to mark your correct month! When I’ll make my May set up I will just add number stickers in the correct date boxes to cover the old ones, it will be even more personalized!
Did you notice the trick I did? There is no Independence day in April, is it? So.. just cover the irrelevant with your month holidays with a happy sticker, Mambi has tons of them!
And now for the weekly pages.On the first week of my April (ex-July) I had to have the dates cause they were wrong by on day (previous month ended on the 30th not 31st as March does) and it would totally confuse me. So.. washi tape it is to cover the outdated numbers And another smart trick? I covered all the monthly calendars on the top of the weekly spreads with stickers! Actually the Me & My Big Ideas were the perfect size to cover it all. And voila!
And what about the last day of the month! April doesn’t have 31 days.. so show some love and make it happen!
So after this post I have come to the conclusion that my Happy planner actually saved me some money cause I won’t have to buy any extra planner for my new planner needs (ok besides the Botanical one which I am crazy about and it is essential cause it has a whole new year ahead added), and with that I can get more and more essential planner stickers. Hubby are you reading this?
I am really pumped and can’t wait to use my new planner out of the extra Happy Planner pages, I can’t wait to set up the other months till July, and something tells me that my Happy Punch will play a significant role in creating those!