Hello everyone! Leah O’Neil here with you today, continuing with my creative planning blog series where I show you the different ways I am using and decorating my Carpe Diem planners from Simple Stories! If you missed my last post about my wellness planner, you can check that out here! For this post, I am going to be showing you the planner I use for day-to-day planning and scheduling. For more about the setup of this planner, you can check out my most recent blog post with Simple Stories here. Today, I want to show you how I have decorated the front pockets of my Ivory Carpe Diem planner and how I have decorated my monthly calendar pages for May. I am using the Simple Stories Domestic Bliss and Home collections in this planner. The front pockets are set up with a mixture of die cuts, stickers, and a few cards from the SN@P! pack. I really love adding texture to my pockets! In this case, I did that by mixing in a couple of chipboard stickers, adding some bakers twine to the tag, and adding a doily and paper clip. For my monthly calendar layout, I am excited to share a process video with you all! With the exception of the washi tape and the cute succulent paper I trimmed for along the top of the pages, I decorated this layout almost exclusively with the Home sticker tablet! There are so many useful stickers in this thing! I still have loads of stickers left, even after decorating these pages. Here are some close up images! A few fun tips:
- Create a rough draft of what you need to schedule in for the month so that when you are decorating, you can be mindful to leave space to write on the necessary days.
- Use a pen to add borders around some of your stickers to make them pop off the page a little more and to add a whimsical/handmade feel to your layout.
- Add a little glitz! I like to use gold glitter washi tape to add a little sparkle to my layouts, and I always layer it with a word label sticker. It’s a small detail, but adds some texture and interest.
I am so excited for my next post in the creative planning blog series, coming in July! Until then, I hope you will come say hello over on my Instagram @sunny.leah.
Ivory Carpe Diem Planner
Domestic Bliss 6×8 Paper Pad
Domestic Bliss Bits and Pieces Pack
Domestic Bliss SN@P! Pack
Home Sticker Tablet
Home Sweet Home Washi Tape
Bless This Mess Washi Tape
Planner Essentials Clear Number Stickers