Hello friends! It’s Aly here with you today sharing an easy planner idea if you’d like to add more photos and a bit of visual interest to your planner spread. Check out what I made with the Planner Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board!
A photo frame insert is a great way to add extra photos and memories to your planner. It’s also a great way to include something a little different to break up your planner spreads. Take a look at the rest of my May planner set up, and then I’ll show you how to make a photo frame planner insert with the Planner Punch Board and Frame Punch Board.
To make a photo frame planner insert, start by trimming two pieces of paper to 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Then, using your Frame Punch Board, follow the instructions and punch the two corners on the right edge of the papers with the guides set at at 1/2″ and 1/2″. Then punch the two left corners of the papers with the guides set at 3/4″ and 1/2″.
Using the cutting feature on the board, cut out the center of your papers. Then set the guides to round the corners of your frame, and round the two right corners.
Now it’s time to punch the spiral holes so it will fit into the planner. For my planner, there are two holes per inch, so I’m using the mint spiral punch insert. (The instructions will tell you which one you need for your spiral planner.)
Center your paper in the punch. If you want to be really accurate, you can mark the center of your paper and line the mark up with the center mark on the punch. Punch once, and then move your paper to the left to line up the hole you punch with the guide on the insert.
Once you reach the edge of your paper, flip it upside down and repeat the process on the other side. Do this to both papers, and then sandwich two photos between them, so you can see a photo on each side.
Now you’re ready to insert the photo frame into your planner! I love that it’s removable if you ever want to take it out for some reason.
I decorated my planner spread with some patterned papers, stickers, and ephemera from the new Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. It matches perfectly with my planner!
I love the possibilities that the Planner Punch Board brings to crafting and planning! You can add just about anything to any size and style of planner.
I’m so excited about this new tool, and can’t wait to add more bits and pieces to my planner!
Planner Punch Board
Spiral Punch Inserts
Frame Punch Board
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Chasing Dreams Collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper
Heidi Swapp Monthly Planner
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Gold Clips
Heidi Swapp Planner Stickers