Monthly Planner Dashboard

Hello, We R readers, Laura here! Today, I have a fun monthly planner dashboard to share with you. I am a little planner obsessed. I have had a lot of planners over the years in many different styles. When I heard about the Planner Punch Board coming out, I was super excited! It is so convenient to have one tool to punch pages for all my different planners.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I have a Heidi Swapp memory planner that I use for recording daily gratitudes and little memories from our day. My main planner is a workhorse and doesn’t leave much room for any memory keeping, so it has been fun to add to this separate one. The colors are fairly neutral, so I like to add pops of color into my planner when I can.


I started by using a pretty pink patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams paper pad. I cut it to fit in my planner. Then, I used the planner punch board to punch the perfect holes on my page. My exact Heidi Swapp planner was not listed in the instructions. But the holes for the small size were the same. So instead of lining my paper up at the guide, I centered my paper on the punch board. I love how versatile this punch board is.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I found a pretty yellow floral paper in the small paper pad. I cut the paper to size and used my mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word “May”. To create the letter M you actually attach two letter N’s together with adhesive.

Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I attached the letters to the background page using my staple board. I used the large staples. The staple board has a magnetic guide which allows you to staple anywhere on your page.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I found a little calendar page in the small paper pad. I cut out the May calendar and attached it to my dashboard with the medium size pink staples.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To add a little something extra to it, I added some gold Thickers with the numbers 05 for the month of May.

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now, I have a pretty dashboard every time I open my planner. How do you like to decorate your planner?

Monthly Planner Dashboard by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Planner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Magnetic Staple Board

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 6 x 6

Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Paper Pad, 12 x 12

Gold Thickers

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Photo Frame Planner Insert

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!

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Using the Spiral Punch Inserts, I was able to add this photo frame insert to my Heidi Swapp Time Flies Monthly Planner quickly and easily.

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

 

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

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.

 

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

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!

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

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.

Photo Frame Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall

I’m so excited about this new tool, and can’t wait to add more bits and pieces to my planner!

Supplies:

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

 

Custom Planner Dashboards

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with absolutely fabulous Planner Punch Board. I knew this tool would be amazing, but until I started using it, I had NO idea just how great! The Planner Punch Board is going to change the way I use my planner, for the better and prettier!

Custom Planner Dashboards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I have so many patterned papers that I love, but sadly, with a little boy, have no use for in my scrapbooks. But now, with the Planner Punch Board, I can use these girly papers in my planner to create dashboards for the months. Now I can see and use my favorite papers!

Custom Planner Dashboards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

When I first opened the Planner Punch Board, I was worried about how I would figure out which configuration I needed for my planner. Then I flipped the punch board over, and wow! There it was!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

An entire list of all the most popular planners on the market. I was able to find not only how to configure my punches, but also the exact size of paper!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

After lining the punches up inside the punch board, according to the chart, I pushed the teal cover down for an easy punch. To punch the other side, simply flip the paper over and punch again.

Custom Planner Dashboards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Creating dashboards is easy, but don’t forget about adding fun extra pieces. This tag I cut from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day papers, worked in the Planner Punch Board too! Imagine all the possibilities for fun pieces to be added to your planner.

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

One more tool helped me really finish of my new dashboards; the Tab Punch Board.

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Tabs are created easily with two punches and two trims of the paper. All the tools are on board and ready to use. The tabs can be made in three different sizes. I chose the small size, due to the smaller size of my planner.

Custom Planner Dashboards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

When creating these dashboards, I started with my paper wider than the planner called for. When I added my tabs, I found they cut farther into the paper than I expected. By making the paper bigger, I was able to trim away the excess, with the tab fitting perfectly into my planner.

Custom Planner Dashboards by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I might “need” to make new dashboards for each week now! How will you use the Planner Punch Board in your planner?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Lovely Day:

 

Planner Punch Board Projects

Happy Monday friends! Today we’re celebrating the release of the Planner Punch Board system by sharing some projects from our fabulous in house design team. Check out some lovely inspiration below!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

With the standard hole punch inserts, spiral punch inserts, and disc punch inserts, you can add pages, inserts, dividers to any size or style of planner on the market!

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Pair the Planner Punch Board with the Tab Punch Board for easy custom tabbed dividers.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s all for now friends, but be sure to come back often this week for some more Planner Punch Board inspiration from our design team!