2019 Coptic Bound Planner [Free Printable!]

Hello, and Happy Friday friends! Next week we head into 2019 and I’m so excited to start the new year! I’m looking forward to some awesome opportunities and setting some goals. Getting organized, planning and setting goals works a lot better for me if I have them written down so I can keep myself accountable and on task. Each year I make a printable calendar to help me do that, so today I’m sharing a FREE PRINTABLE planner that you can use for 2019. The cool thing about this printable calendar is that you can start it any time and you can use it for any year. It’s also pretty versatile, so you can make one for each month, or you can create one for the entire year. Take a look!

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To create my planner I used my FREE PRINTABLE 2019 PLANNER which you can download below, some papers and embellishments from the Dear Lizzy New Day collection, some stickers from the Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collection, and some We R Journal Studio tools.

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by printing the planner pages. There are 7 pages for each month–a To Do page, a monthly spread, and weekly spreads. I printed them double sided so that you can flip them over at the short end of the paper since they’re horizontally oriented. (Tip: the last page is single sided.) I used high quality printer paper that’s designed for double sided printing. You can download the FREE PRINTABLE PLANNER below:

We R Memory Keepers Printable Planner

Then I trimmed the pages (they each have a trimming guide) and folded them in half. I ordered them so that page 1 is on top and page 7 (the single page) is on the bottom, repeating this order for each month’s pages. Then I trimmed a patterned paper divider for each month from the New Day collection. Trim the dividers to 6 1/2 inches wide and 5 5/8 inches tall to match the printed pages.

Since I used a Coptic binding for my planner I grouped each month together with the divider and all of the printed pages. When creating a coptic bound book, these small groupings of pages are called “signatures”. For this book you’ll have twelve signatures, one for each month. Since this book is so thick, I saddle stitched each signature with the Book Binding Guide before binding them all together to provide more stability. Here’s how to saddle stitch the signatures using the Book Binding Guide (instructions come with the tool):

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  1. Place all the folded pages in your signature face up on the left side of the tool. There’s a groove in the base of the tool which makes is easy to accurately place your pages.
  2. Place the piercing guide on top of your papers with the groove side facing down. Turn the screws to secure the guide, making sure the holes with the rings around them are centered along the fold of the pages.
  3. Use the piercing tools to pierce every other hole (the ones with the rings). Make sure the tool pierces through all the pages.
  4. Repeat these steps for all twelve signatures.
  5. Use the straight needle and the wax thread to saddle stitch each signature (instructions included in the manual). Thread the needle with a single strand of thread.
  6. Thread the needle through the hole at one end of the pages, going from the inside to the outside of the signature (inside pages to outer cover), leaving 3-4 inches at the end to tie a knot once you finish stitching.
  7. Go up through the next hole, down through the next hole, up through the next, etc. until you reach the end.
  8. Then stitch back to the other end using the opposite motion (stitch up through the down holes and down through the up holes). Repeat this all the way to the other end so that you have continuous stitches on the inside and outside of your signature. Tie the two ends in a square knot and trim the excess.
  9. Saddle stitch all twelve of your signatures together, and then your ready to make your covers!

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To create the covers:

  1. I trimmed two pieces of book board to 3 1/2 inches wide and 5 3/4 inches long.
  2. I covered them with patterned paper from the New Day collection and then pierced holes in both cover. The holes for the covers must match the holes for the signatures.
  3. When piercing covers, place them on the left side of the Book Binding Guide and flip the piercing guide over so that the flat side is facing down.
  4. Use the center column of holes and align the ringed holes to they’re centered like the holes for the signatures were (see above photo for details). Then tighten the screws to hold the piercing guide in place.
  5. Pierce through every other hole (all the ringed ones) with the piercing tool. Repeat these steps for the other cover.

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Now it’s time to bind together the covers and the twelve signatures! You can find instructions in your Book Binding manual, more details and photos in THIS POST by Eva Pizarro, and you can also watch this helpful video tutorial.

  1. Use the curved needle and wax thread. Thread the needle and tie a knot in the end of the thread. Start by stitching together the bottom cover and the last signature (December pages) following the instructions in the booklet.
  2. Add the November signature using the instructions, and then continue adding all the signatures in reverse order through February. If you’d like you can add sequins to the coptic stitches to embellish your book.
  3. Finish off the book with the January signature and the top cover. Tie the loose end in a square knot and trim the excess. I added a pom pom tassel from the New Day collection, attaching it to the binding stitches on the outside of the planner.
  4. Tip: I used multiple strands of thread (about four) since it’s easier to stitch smaller lengths of thread. Just be sure to finish a length at the end of a signature, and start a new length at the beginning of a signature.
  5. Once you’ve finished binding your planner, you can decorate the inside pages! I like to use flat embellishments (stickers, rub ons, washi tape, ephemera, stencils) so I don’t add too much bulk to the book.

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Since this planner can be used for any year and can start at any time, you’ll need to add the dates. You can write them, stamp them, or use stickers from the Journal Studio. I used my colored pencils.

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Decorate your front cover with stickers, washi tape, rub ons or ephemera. I used the Dear Lizzy New Day and Amy Tangerine Journal Studio collections.

2019 Coptic Bound Planner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This would be a fun weekend craft project to get ready for the new year next week. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fun and crafty weekend friends.

Supplies:

Book Binding Guide
Magnetic Alphabet Stencils
Magnetic Symbol Stencils
Journal Guide
Washi Tape
Washi Tape Keychain
6×6 Book Board
Precision Glass Cutting Mat
Craft Knife
Supreme Ruler
Dear Lizzy New Day CollectionDear Lizzy New Day Collection
Amy Tangerine Journal Studio Sticker Book

Holiday Planner

Hey there, We R readers, Laura here today! I love binders, organizing, and planning. Writing everything out on paper gets it all out of my head and makes me feel like I have it all together. A few years ago, I created a regular sized 3-ring holiday binder. I leave it at home, but sometimes I need some of the information while I am out. I thought it would be fun to create a portable holiday planner I can take with me.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by using a Heidi Swapp memory planner. I took out all the months except for November and December. I added the dates to the calendar, so I can keep track of all our holiday plans for these two months.

Then, I created some dividers out of heavy cardstock. I used the tab punch board to create tabs on each one. I used the planner punch board to punch the holes in the dividers. I love that I can use the planner punch board for all my planners that each have a different hole pattern on the side.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted the stability and weight of cardstock for the dividers, but plain cardstock can be kind of boring. I added some fun word art from the DCWV Christmas Stack. I adhered them using my tape runner and then added a little glitter tape for some sparkle. For the front page of the binder I also added the year with gold thickers.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed some plain white copy paper to size and then used the planner punch board to punch holes in the pages. The All in One Journal Tool is perfect for creating lists in my planner. I created a gift list using the checkboxes and lines. It is thin enough, I can slip it in the pocket of the planner for on the go.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I also created lined paper using the All in One Journal Tool and the gridded clipboard of the travel workspace to create some lined paper for my to do list.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the gift section I thought it would be helpful to create a little pocket I could slip receipts into. I like to keep all my holiday receipts together, so I can track my budget, plus I have them in case of returns. I trimmed my paper to twice the width of a normal page in the planner. I used the trim and score board to score a line down the middle. I folded it in half, and then trimmed some of the excess paper along the top on the back to make it easier to slip the receipts in and out.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

I used the hole reinforcer punch to create some coordinating hole reinforcements. This envelope will get more use than other pages, and this will help to keep it lasting all season long.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Each section of the planner has a specific purpose. The front calendar section will help me keep track of our holiday plans. I can also add dates as I get them, so I don’t overbook our holiday.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The next section is for to dos and lists. I always think of things while I am out and this way, I can keep a running to do list in one convenient spot.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I can add my gift lists to the next section, so I always have them with me when I am shopping.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The little envelope is perfect for storing receipts on the go. I love the little “Do not open until December 25th” card I found in the Christmas Stack.

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Lastly, I have a place to keep my holiday menu plans and grocery lists. I am going to make another little envelope like the one for the receipts to hold coupons at the front of this section.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To label the tabs, I simply wrote on each one with a metallic marker.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love that I can take this little planner with me. I can add to it all season long and it will be a helpful reference for next year to make planning for the holidays even easier!

Supplies

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Cardstock

Tab Punch Board

Planner Punch Board

DCWV Christmas Stack

Glitter Tape

Thickers

Trim and Score Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

All in One Journal Tool

Travel Workspace

 

Add Memorabilia to Your Planner with the Planner Punch Board

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to talk about one of the most amazing tools for planner addicts like me: the Planner Punch Board! You can add as many pages as you want, you can insert homemade dividers, photo pages, various documents… with only one tool! Let’s collect our memorabilia and let’s fill our planners with what makes us happy!

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I’m using the Heidi Swapp mini Memory Planner but as you can see, the Planner Punch board can be used with any planner! So smart! Just give a look at the chart (behind the tool) and find your planner reference to know exactly where you’ll need to place the little punches.

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Once you’re ok with the settings, just place your piece of paper (mine measures 17cm x 9cm) on the Planner Punch Board. You will need to line up the paper against the guide on the left edge. Then punch it. So easy and perfectly adapted to your planner!

We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board

To give a lovely finished look, I love using the Hole Reinforcer Punch. The kraft paper is the perfect color to contrast with the page and it’s a nice fall color too.

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

You can also add more cards to your planner thanks to the Planner Punch Board. It’s fun to fussy cut the cards you have on some 12×12 papers.

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Collect your memories by adding your kids drawings into your planner! I love how my daughter draws horses, she’s always making art for me and I just can’t throw them away. So I decided to collect them by trimming the papers and using the Planner Punch Board to keep them forever!

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! The finished planner spreads are looking awesome with all those collected memories, photos and drawings!

Memory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersMemory Planner with the Planner Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

What about you? How much do you love the Planner Punch board? Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Planner Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

We R washi tapes

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Papers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes

Adhesive runner

Scissors Stitch Happy

 

 

 

3 Stamping Techniques

Happy Friday friends! This week we’ve shared tons of ideas using our oh-so-popular Precision Press Advanced stamping tool. This tool has received consistent 5 out of 5 star ratings, has been recommended by 92% of crafters, and has gotten rave reviews! Check out what crafters are saying about this stamping platform:

“Must have for any stamper. Keeps everything aligned perfectly…”
“I love this ….. best thing I’ve found to help me stamp”
“It’s really easy to get a perfect stamp impression with this platform. Selling my other stamp platform.”
“This is now my favorite and first choice ‘go to’ stamping press.”
“I have only used this a few times but I’ve got to say that it is magical!”
“Takes the fear out of stamping!”

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

If crafting is part of your weekend plans, we’ve got some inspiration for you. Give one of these 3 cool stamping techniques a try–they’re sure to jumpstart your creativity!

Pair Stamps with Water Color

Scrapbook layout featuring the Precision Press Advanced stamping press and Vicki Boutin Art Crayons

Add watercolor to your scrapbook page (like we did here using Vicki Boutin’s Art Crayons), and then once it dries stamp over the watercolor design with the Precision Press Advanced and your favorite stamps. You’ll achieve a cool layered look in no time.

Create Your Own Patterned Paper

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Use coordinating stamps and ink pads to create custom patterned paper! Use your creation for envelopes, cards, journals, tags, and more. With the Precision Press Advanced you can stamp anywhere on a 12 x 12 sheet of paper by rotating the acrylic block and/or your paper.

Make DIY Embellishments

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Stamp images in your choice of color, then fussy cut them and add them to your paper craft projects to create DIY embellishments! Use foam squares for added dimension. You’ll love how far your paper stash will stretch with this technique.

So grab a Precision Press Advanced and have some crafty fun with your stamps this weekend. We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to share your stamping projects on our Facebook page HERE, or tag us on Instagram: #wermemorykeepers #precisionpressadvanced.

Supplies:

Precision Press Advanced

7 Planner Hacks

Hey planner girls! We know you love to plan and create, so we’ve got a roundup of seven time-saving planner hacks to make sure you get plenty of time for the things you love.

7 Planner Hacks by We R Memory Keepers

From easy DIY planner clips to confetti shaker pockets, we’ve got some great planner inspiration, so grab a cup of something yummy, sit back, and enjoy!

DIY Washi Tape Planner Clips

DIY Washi Tape Planner Clips by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For quick and easy custom planner clips or bookmarks, grab your favorite washi tape, some paper clips, and the Washi Chomper. Then CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

Make Your Own Patterned Paper

DIY Planner Washi Tape Accents by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cover white cardstock with washi tape to create custom “patterned paper”, and then punch out months, dates, or other words with the Word Punch Board. You can find full instructions HERE.

Make Planner Shaker Pockets

Planner Shaker Pockets by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Put your planner photo sleeves to use in a unique way by making DIY Shaker Pockets! Punch your favorite color papers with the Sprinkle Punch, place them in the photo sleeve, and tape it shut with washi tape. Learn more on the blog HERE.

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Make your own coin envelope for storing planner accessories, stickers, receipts and more. It’s easy to make with your favorite patterned paper and the 123 Punch board. Add it to almost any size and style planner with the Planner Punch Board. CLICK HERE for a full tutorial.

Add Details to Your Planner with the Typecast Typewriter

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

Did you know that you can roll your planner pages, dashboards, and inserts right through the Typecast Typewriter to add details, journaling, lists and more to your planner? Find more photos and details on our blog HERE.

Draw Foil Accents in Your Planner

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Emphasize important dates, notes, or events in your planner with the foil writing and drawing. The battery-powered Heat Wave Foil Pen makes it easy to add a bit of sparkle and shine using several different colors of foil and stencils as well. For more photos and details, visit the blog HERE.

Create Custom Wire Embellishments

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Use the Happy Jig wire design tool to create cool planner clips, accents, and embellishments for your planner. The wire comes in several different colors, and the design possibilities are endless! CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these fun planner hacks inspire you and help save you some extra crafting/plannning/creating time. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more information.

Make a Planner Spread with the Journal Guide

Hello everyone and welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing a Planner Spread using my new Journal Guide tool.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

If you are a Planner Lover then this little tool is about to become your best friend! You can make check boxes, bullets, banners, use it as a ruler and create the most stunning goal trackers thanks to its unique rotating guide.

I am a simple planner kind of girl, so I used the Journal Guide on my daily spreads to add check boxes and create banners to highlight the most important events of the week.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

The check boxes are always a must on my spreads and I love that I can make 3 or 6 check boxes and they are always perfectly aligned.

I also used the circle guide to create a small circle on each corner on my Planner to add the current week

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Another tool that is ideal for your planner is the Word Punch Board. Most of the time I use it to add a main event or a sentiment like I did on this particular spread.

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide and Word Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

On the back of each month I created a Goal Tracker with my goals for the month. Last month my goals were to become more healthy and this month I am focusing on my spirituality.

I used the circle guide feature to add 3 concentric circles. It is super simple: just put your pen on one of the guides and rotate it!

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I divided my circles on 30 sections (one for each day) and added a legend on the bottom. The Journal Guide has a rounded angle and a banner section so you can create the round boxes and the banner too!

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

One of the things I love the most is that is very portable and fits inside my tiny planner. I usually leave it on the back next to my Heidi Swapp Stickers (You can remove the pages from the sticker pad and add them into your planner!)

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Are you a Planner Girl? What would you use the Journal Guide for?

Planner Spread with the Journal Guide by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Journal Guide

DIY Planner/Journal Clips

Hi all!  Rebecca with you today, back for my second We R post.  I’m giving you a peek into my Inspiration journal today, which is what I use to keep track of my “current favorites,” whether they be colors, tools, supplies, or just about anything else I use in paper crafting.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The main tool I used today was the Journal Guide, and I used it both on and ‘off’ the pages!  It’s a handy tool for drawing circles, banners, and lists right on your pages, but you can also use it for creating pockets, which is what I did.  Then I took those pockets and turned them into clips, allowing me to move them around, add to them, and remove them from the book for easier note-taking.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

It’s really easy to create the pockets.  I used Amy Tangerine patterned papers trimmed down to 5” W x 3” H, and 5” W x 4” H. Then you simply fold them around the long end of the Guide and tape closed.  To seal the bottom of the pocket, fold a portion of the bottom edge up and tape again.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I added some simple embellishments using the Journal Guide.  This time I used the pointed arrow stencils to create banners out of paper scraps—even glitter paper!  I chose how long I wanted them to be, traced them out, and cut.  I used the WRMK Trim and Score Board to cut the straight edge lines and trimmed the others with my Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors.  It was pretty easy, too!

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After adhering the banners to the front of my smaller pocket, I turned it over and glued a paper clip to the back.  (But not before I added a lavender tassel to the clip!  I made this in less than 2 minutes using the Tassel Loom, and it’s such a cute addition to my pocket clip!)

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You can choose the placement that works best for you for your paperclip; I wanted this pocket to go on the right-hand pages of my journal.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The large journal pocket is also clipped on; however, I chose not to glue the paperclip to this one.  Instead, I used it as the paperclip is intended, securing it to the page by sliding the clip down the backside of the pocket.  It works either way, but it means I can change it out easier if I want to switch colors or patterned papers.

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Inside the pockets are samples of trims I use frequently on projects—thread, tulle, and seam binding.  I put them on white cards and (to me) it’s aesthetically appealing—the different textures, order, and soft hues.  The colors were guided by the design on my journal pages and it’s a palette I’ve wanted to work with for several months.  With my cute pocket clips, I can keep these tactile bits on hand and get them out when I’m in need of inspiration.

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the Journal Guide again to make some short lists so I don’t forget what I want to do with these trims and to keep a few notes on the colors.  I can go back later and add my favorite embroidery floss color numbers, seam binding names, thread spool skews, etc.

We R Memory Keepers Journal GuideDIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Just for fun, I made one last clip with the Guide.  I created a long banner with glitter and patterned papers, tracing them using the bracket stencils again.  I spelled ‘TRIMS’ with the Word Punch Board and after adhering the papers together, I affixed them to another paper clip and attached it to my journal spread.

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The Journal Guide came in so handy for this project and having these clip-on pockets that can easily be moved around is a must for the convenience factor.  I can’t wait to refer back to these pages again and again when I need color inspiration or a reminder about different trims and finishes to use.  I’ll definitely be making more pockets and pages like this for other color palettes, too!  What fun things would you put in YOUR pocket clips?

DIY Planner Clip by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Journal Guide
Tassel Loom
Word Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors

Monthly Planner Dashboard

Hey there We R readers! Laura here today sharing how to create a monthly planner dashboard you can use each month with your planner. Dashboards can be used to hold important information you need to see at a glance, or to divide up your planner.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting apart a fun Crate Paper calendar sheet that had all 12 months of calendars on one page.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

I used a 4” x 6” waterfall photo sleeve and placed the calendar inside towards the bottom. The fuse tip on the wood burning USB tool works perfectly to create a pocket for the calendar to sit inside. I left the left side of the pocket open to be able to change out the calendar each month.

We R Memory Keepers USB Power Fuse Tool

Next, I punched holes in the side of the pocket using the planner punch board. I used the guide on the bottom of the board to determine where to place the standard hold punches for my Heidi Swapp planner. If you are having trouble punching through the plastic, place a sheet of paper underneath it before punching.

We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board

I added some iridescent glitter and rainbow party confetti into the top pocket and then fused the side closed. Make sure to fuse it closed on the opposite side of the hole punches so that the glitter doesn’t fall out from where it is punched.

The label maker is perfect for creating a fun dimensional label on the pocket. I used a pretty pink label tape and the sans serif font wheel to type out THIS MONTH. I cut a V shape on each side of the label and attached it to the front of the pocket.

We R Memory Keepers Label It label maker

I fused some FUSEables die cuts to the front of the pocket. I added a coordinating butterfly and a heart.

To make sure the plastic doesn’t tear from repeated use, I added some cardstock hole reinforcers to either side of the dashboard for all four holes using some adhesive and the hole reinforcer punch.

We R Memory Keepers Hole Reinforcer Punch

This planner dashboard is so fun to look at the start of each month.

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I love that you can change out the calendar each month, so it can be used the entire year in my planner.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Crate Paper Hooray! 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper

4 x 6 Waterfall Sleeve

Wood Burning USB Tool

Board

Iridescent Glitter

DIY Party Confetti – Rainbow

Label It Label Maker

Label It ¾” Tape

Label It Sans Serif Font Wheel

FUSEables Die Cut Plastic Shapes

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner

Hello everybody! Soraya here to share a new planner spread using tons of washi tape as we’re digging into Washi Tape week on the We R Memory Keepers blog! I must admit that washi tape is my favorite embellishment and spreading it in all my projects is always lots of fun!

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Using Washi Tape in Your Planner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is the first spread I made. It’s a basic a weekly double page with hand lettering. I used different colors and sizes of washi rolls to structure and organize the week. If you want to write directly on washi you should chose a permanent marker for a better result.

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Before adding the embellishments I wrote down the journaling with my Typecast typewriter. I will forever love the authentic style you can get with a typewriter!

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For this second spread, I played with the amazing Word Punch Board! How easy and fun it is to create a summer design. Here is how I did it: on a white piece of cardstock I placed a layer of washi tape right on the edge. I placed the letters “SUM-ER” in the Word Punch Board then punched it. I took the “M” and moved it over one slot before punching again. I made a whole phrase like this using different colors of washi tape! So fun, I tell you!

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I cut all around the washi tape borders before placing them on my planner spread and decorating them!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Word Punch Board by We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board by We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes featuring the Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! My planner spreads are ready to dive into the summer time!

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Spread by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me for this special washi tape project! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya


Supplies :

Wrd Punch Board

We R Washi Tapes + various ones

Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp

Typecast machine

Scissors

Adhesive Runner

Various embellishments

Washi Tape Planner Clips

Good Monday morning, We R Memory Keepers fans, Laura here today. Washi tape has to be one of my absolute favorite crafting supplies. I use it all the time in my planner, to label file folders, and for crafts. Today, I am going to show you how easy it is to make planner clips with washi tape.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by gathering all your supplies. You will need a selection of washi tape, paper clips in various sizes, and the washi chomper.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

First, grab a piece of washi tape about 3 to 4 inches long.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Place it through the top of the paper clip. Match up the ends together and press the washi tape together. Once you get close to the paper clip, turn the washi so it is towards the top and finish placing the washi tape together.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You want to always be sure to place your washi tape on this side of the paper clip with only one rounded edge so you can still slide the paper clip onto your papers and have your washi flag stick out the top.

Use the washi chomper to create the perfect v-shape at the end of your washi tape. This is so much easier than trying to carefully use scissors to cut the ends.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I like to do a slight variation with smaller paper clips. Start off the same way by sliding your washi tape through the top edge of the paper clip on the side.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This time, fold the washi tape in half, match up the ends, and press the washi tape pieces together while leaving it on the side of the clip.

Again, use the washi chomper to create the flag shape in the washi. The washi chomper is adjustable so you can cut just about any size washi perfectly.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love to use these little washi tape paper clips as bookmarks since they stay put, and I don’t have to worry about them falling out of my books. I also love them to mark the week or month in my planners.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

They also make an adorable gift. Simply cut a slit in the middle of a tag, attach all the paper clips in a row, and package in a clear cellophane bag.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Washi Chomper
Washi Tape
Paper Clips