Scrapbooking in My Ringed Planner

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Good Morning, All! I’m Alissa and today I’m sharing how I “scrapbook” in my personal planner. I love scrapbooking. My original love for paper crafting came through scrapbooking. When I discovered planners, I thought “why not”? Why not use my scrapbooking supplies, photos and techniques in my planner, to make it more me?

Now, if you know anything about my scrapbooking style, you know I love mini books and pocket pages. For this lesson, I created a few different things with pocket pages and mini album type pages.

Let’s get started.

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This page started out as a 6×3 pocket page from Heidi Swapp. The holes don’t line up, but that’s not a problem. Just washi tape over the binding and punch new holes! As for the cute Simon notepad, I just tucked a couple sheets into the bottom 3×3 pocket and backed both pockets with 3×3 patterned paper, to make it cute and stabilize the note pad. Then, just add a title to the top of the pocket page, inside or even on the outside of the pocket. Mine’s on the outside. Simple, cute and functional. Win. Win. Win.

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I love lots of dashboards. I don’t know why and most don’t have a function, but they just make me happy. This one was super simple to make. I just tucked the cute clear Simon acetate, trimmed down, into a clear pocket that came with one of my ring planners.¬†Layers make me happy and this dashboard really adds to the visual layers.

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Here’s a super simple page marker I made with a tag cut out from one of the patterned papers in the class kit. Staple on the quote from the Simon acetate and a fussy cut Simon from the notepad and you’re good to go. I snipped the puched holes open for easy removal when I need to move this marker to another page.

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Next up, I crafted a few pocket pages, just like in my many Day In the Life albums, to document a few of my favorite photos of my family and friends. Because they are a little larger than my personal size pages, they double as section dividers, too. No fussy cutting around tabs. The 1/4 inch edge, that sticks out, serves as the tab.

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For these pages/dividers, I trimmed off the binding strip and punched the holes after tucking my photos and cards into the pockets. This way, they won’t stick out too much. Just enough to divide the sections.

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Here’s another pocket page divider. This time, it’s 6 2×2 squares. I loved the script acetate in the class kit for adding more visual layers to my planner.

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I still need to add my journaling about that day at the pumpkin patch to the trimmed down notepad page with our cute friend Simon, all decked out in his flannel shirt.

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I’ve got one more idea for this lesson today. Use your extra daily pages for mini scrapbook pages. I don’t know about you, but I never use all the dailies and the unexpected mini scrapbook page, in my planner, just makes me happy. My planner is more than just a calendar. It’s my life and there’s no reason to not play a little in there, right?

I hope you’ve enjoyed my ideas and a look into my ringed planner. I can’t wait to hear, and see, what you all create in your planners to document your lives and celebrate the people and things that you love.

More about my DaisyDori in my next lesson. See you then!

Alissa

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