Have you noticed anyone adding decorative pages, stickers and washi tapes to their day planners lately? It's all part of the latest trend I'm seeing in Paper Crafting - Customizing your Planner AKA organizing your life in a pretty way. I first noticed it on my Instagram feed where I saw photos of pages from time-management binders being transformed into eye-catching and colorful things of beauty. It's like mixing your sketch pad, sticky notes, journal book, to-do list, errand and grocery list all into your personal day planner. Here are some images I saw that made me do a double take.
Check out the example below that I found on Christy Tomlinson's site: Christytomlinson.typepad.com . On her blog, she writes about her new found obsession with planners and you can see how she's experimenting with different brands, sizes and styles.
Personal Planners come in a variety of sizes, colors and styles but if you want to customize and interchange elements you'll want to use a binder style planner with rings. Stationery manufacturers like Filofax and Kikki.K are making beautiful leather organizers that are popular with crafters and recently Webster's Pages launched their own line of Personal Planners at CHA in January.
You can purchase a new planner/binder or maybe use one you already have.You can choose between 2 pages per month or 2 pages per week. You can have several divider pages, tabbed pages, folders, zipped pouches and envelopes. There are so many creative options for customizing your Personal Planner. You can make your own divider pages and specialty elements or purchase some online at Etsy. On Pinterest you'll find links to free Printables too. Who knew organizing could be so much fun?!