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!

 

 

Embellish Your Planner with the Evolution Advanced

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing my March set-up in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner:

Planner Spread featuring the Evolution Advanced by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

While there are a lot of planner accessories out there, I love making my own. We R Memory Keepers tools make that happen! This time I pulled out my Evolution Advanced machine, a favorite die and one of my go-to embossing folders. First, I created a translucent divider page by embossing a 6×8 sheet of vellum:

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Because the embossing folder is only 6×6 inches, I had to adjust the position of my vellum and run it through a second time. However, it was really easy to match up the design and you can’t even tell that it wasn’t embossed in one pass.

Planner Spread featuring the Evolution Advanced by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created a planner clip with the bow die. The die is intended to be used with paper, so this faux leather is a little more than it can handle. However, by running it through the Evolution Advanced, the die made a slight cut/impression on the pleather that I was able to use as a guide for my scissors. If you don’t want to run your die through with a thicker material, you could also cut a paper “template” and use it as a pattern on your pleather.

Planner Spread featuring the Evolution Advanced by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Spread featuring the Evolution Advanced by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

 

I love it when I can personalize my planner with such a helpful, easy to use tool. And speaking of handy planner tools, did you notice that I used the Typecast typewriter to date my pages and add a little message on my vellum divider? I love using my typewriter in my planner. So easy and such a great look!

Planner Spread featuring the Evolution Advanced by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re a planner girl, don’t forget about your Evolution Advanced, dies and embossing folders. Your planner will love the extra special touches you can add. Happy creating!

Planner Spread featuring the Evolution Advanced by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies Used:

Evolution Advanced
Bow Die
Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Typecast Typewriter

Planner Spread

Hello there! Soraya here to share with you a fun and creative planner spread using the fantastic We R Memory Keepers new release, the Tab Punch Board, and my favorite tool so far, the Photo Sleeve Fuse!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I love using my planner to organize my everyday life, but also to document the best moments. And as a scrapbooker I can’t resist adding more journaling and embellishments to my planner spreads!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So today I wanted to show you how I created the dividers of my planners with the Tab Punch Board. So easy and so fun! First of all I selected 12 different patterned papers  to fit the 12 months of the year. Then I used the Tab Punch Board to create all the tabs. I used the small size so that they can all fit on the edge of my planner. And finally, I punched again 12 tabs to layer them on the dividers and to decorate with months and numbers. I love the result–each month has its own patterned divider!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now for the planner spread! I used the Fuse Tool and one waterfall sleeve (4x4in) to create a glitter photo pocket. How exciting is it to add sparkles and pockets to your planner? Love it!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Tab Punch Board is not only perfect to create dividers or tabs, it’s also a great tool to use if you want to organize your planner board! This is how I used a tab to set my wooden paper clips! So cool!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today for my first project! Have fun creating with the Tab Punch Board, you will love it for sure!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Tab Punch Board

Fuse Tool

Waterfall Sleeves

Papers by Pink Paislee & American Crafts

Die cuts by Pink Paislee

Alpha Thickers American Crafts

Clothespins

Planner by Custom&Craft

Tab Punch Board Planner Pages

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here once again with my planner, and this time I’m sharing how I used the new Tab Punch Board to make my own, custom dividers and a washi tape holder:

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I pulled out several sheets of my favorite patterns from the Urban Chic collection. Next, I used the Tab Punch Board to create all the dividers I needed for the various sections of my planner.

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These tabs are the “small” size, which is perfect for my personal size planner! I used my Typeset typewriter and Typeset washi tape stickers to customize a label for each tab.

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I also created a label for my washi tape card.

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I like to tuck cards like this in the planner pockets for adding washi to my pages on the go. To make it even more functional, I used the Tab Punch Board to create a tabbed card. Now it’s easier to pull the washi tape card from the pockets, and it’s cuter, too!

 

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While the Tab Punch Board was super easy to use by following the instructions that come with the tool, I had to make a slight alteration to those instructions in order to make tab pages exactly proportioned to my personal size planner. Find my video tutorial here, and downloadable instructions on my personal blog here.

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I can’t wait to make more tabbed projects! I’m envisioning tabbed dividers for all of my planners, tabbed page markers, tabbed sticky note holders…my to-make list of tabbed planner supplies and accessories is growing. I’d better get to it! Happy planning!

For more details about Tessa’s project, you can visit her blog HERE, and watch an instructional YouTube video HERE.

 

Supplies Used:

Urban Chic collection

Tab Punch Board

Planner Pocket Pages

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here! Are you a planner person? I love keeping track of the day-to-day in my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I especially love using my We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool to create custom pocket pages for my planner, and this past month I also used We R Memory Keeper’s High Five collection to dress it all up.

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To make the pocket page, I started with a 12×12 page protector that I had accidentally bent. I was able to cut off the unusable part and turn the rest into a custom pocket page.

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I printed a few small photos that I wanted to highlight. I adhered two back to back, and adhered another back to back with patterned paper from the High Five collection. I used the Typeset typewriter and a Typeset label sticker to write some journaling, then accented the label with a High Five puffy sticker. Next, I used the Fuse tool to secure the photos in pockets.

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I like to add unexpected things to my pocket pages, so this month I added a leaf that I found on the way to the mailbox one day. I love the coppery red-orange color. I Fused the leaf into a pocket with black sequins and High Five leaf die cuts. Last, I added a piece of High Five flair to one side of the pocket page.

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I also added a tag to the outside of the pocket page with a mini stapler (“so rad”), as well as more puffy stickers. Not all the embellishments need to be inside the pockets.

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I’ve made several of these planner pocket pages now and I must say, they are my favorite part of my planner! Practice makes perfect with the Fuse tool, so go – play – and have fun making some custom pocket pages for your planner!

Supplies Used:

Fuse Tool

High Five Collection

 

Planner Pocket Page

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’m a planner girl. I enjoy keeping a Heidi Swapp memory planner and my favorite way to add photos in that format is pocket pages. Some pocket pages come with the planner, but I like to make my own using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool.

WRMK Planner Pocket Page 1

I started with an extra 12×12 page protector that I had on hand. I used my paper trimmer to cut it down to the size I wanted (5×6 inches in this case). I secured the bottom and one side with the Fuse tool, then added my photos.

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Next I made a shaker pocket with a school supply twist. I filled the pocket with pencil shavings! I sharpen dozens of pencils at the beginning of the school year, so I thought it only fitting (and fun!).

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Before fusing my photos into the pocket page, I embellished them with the Typecast collection. On the pencils photo I typed onto one of the Typecast washi strips. On the clock photo I typed directly onto the photo.

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I also typed my journaling with the Typecast typewriter on a mini piece of notebook paper.

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I used Typecast label stickers and typing on my calendar page, as well. I love how the Typecast collection mixes so well with other lines, and the typewriter is so easy to use when it comes to customizing planner pages.

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I’m looking forward to making more pocket pages for my planner and I’m excited about trying different size photos and embellishments. With the Fuse tool, I can completely customize the pockets and really make the pages my own. I’m sure I’ll keep the Typecast collection and typewriter nearby, too.

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If you’re a planner girl, consider making some pocket pages! From adding photos to creating shaker dashboards, the Fuse tool is great to have on hand to make your planner functional and special! Happy planning!

 

Supplies Used:

Fuse Tool

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Collection

Typecast Planner Pages

 

If you like the look of typewriting or printed text in your planner pages, the new Typecast typewriter is the easiest way to add it to your projects. And, the Typecast paper collection offers several beautiful tags, labels, and stickers perfect for adding dates and important events to your planner.

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Follow these simple steps to type details on your planner pages:

1. Remove pages from planner and type the dates in designated spaces. Return pages to planner.

WeR_Typecast_CreativeSampleProjects-32. Type on labels and notepad pages and place in planner.

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3. Embellish with stickers, patterned paper strips, clips, and ribbon as desired.

For more details about the new Typecast typewriter and paper collection now available at Michael’s stores, please visit the blog announcement HERE.

 

Supplies:

 

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter (#310296)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast 12×12 Paper Pad (#310328)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Tags (#310290)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Labels (#310285)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Notepad (#310293)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Stickers (#310294)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Labels (#310283)

Heidi Swapp Personal Memory Planner (#312596)

Heidi Swapp Calendar Stickers (#312582)

Elements Mini Brads (#366334)

Gold clip

Pink ribbon