Friday, June 3, 2016

Planner Fun

Hello, Crafty Friends!!
Xyron and our Friends at Simple Stories have partnered together to bring you today's super easy project! And this lucky gal got to play with Simple Stories Bloom and Grow Collection. If you are a garden lover or gnome fanatic this collection is for you!! 

Today, I  will show you how to transform your daily planner for plain and ordinary to bright, cheerful, and most importantly... FUN!!

All you need are a few supplies.

1. A planner
2. Scrapbook Paper / Cardstock ( I used these awesome papers from Simple Stories)

3. Paper Punch or Paper Trimmer
4. Xyron Creative Station Lite
5. Fine Tip Black Marker

Here is a cool way to make your own decorative panels for your planners...

Simply use a paper punch to cut out patterned paper or cardstock. The one I used was a 2 " square punch. This fit nicely into each section.

 I used a combination of a few different papers for my Bloom & Grow Collection Kit. Each paper is double sided adding more coordinating options.

I cut these 9 different squares from only 3 sheets of paper.I love how each of them are different yet still go with and compliment each other.

Then I ran all my 2" panels into the Xyron Creative Station Lite, turning them into decorative sticker panels.

Then I randomly placed them into my planner squares. I love these bright bold colors! The definitely brightened up my pages.

I decorated my pages even further by adding a variety of stickers from my Bloom and Grow kit.

Because I covered up a few of my calendar dates, I used additional stickers to add those missing date back on. You can totally handwrite the numbers back in if you wanted to. I just prefer to do it this way because I loath my handwriting!

As another cool trick I hand drew the shadows to my new numbers. It gives the illusion that the numbers are three dimensional and helps make them pop off the patterned paper.

OMG... look how stinkin cute these gnomes are!! I just had to sneak a couple in for good measure! LOL

I also added a scalloped border to the "Notes" section and also added flowers. The Bloom and Grow also comes with border stickers, you don't have to stick with just decoration your days!! These were a bit long so I used scissors to trim off the excess and continued around the top and bottom of the lined area.

And here is my new decorated planner pages. Now, to fill in my important dates!!

Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on how to give your planner pages a crafty and colorful make-over!!

Until next time...
Happy Crafting!!

Supplies Used
Bloom & Grow Collection Kit  (Simple Stories)
 Xyron Creative Station Lite
PITT Artist Pen S (Optional)
2" Paper Shapers Square Punch (Ek Success)


  1. Love the tutorial. Such a cute and clever idea. Might have to use it in my SCT Planner just to make it look fun. Thanks for the idea