Make your Planner work for You

It’s Cara here today with some more planner goodness using the April 2016 kits.

I’m in my Happy Planner this week and I’ve got some tips for you. Now normally these new HP’s don’t start until July, but I was watching Shanni Plannermania on scope and we were all brainstorming ways to be able to use the planner now and not have to wait until July to use this beauty.

In the video below I share my version and my hacks:

Here are some photos of my week before the pen:




I used stickers from Shimelle’s Star Shine line from American Crafts, letter stickers and patterned paper from Elle’s studio, skinny washi and gold rub ons are from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts and there are some washi stickers as well, from Pink Fresh Studio.

I also made some adorable planner clips! 😀


I’m completely obsessed with planner clips at the moment 😉 For that square one, I used the wooden clip from the wood veneer pack from Simple Stories and two of the Epoxy stickers from PinkFresh Studios. I took two stickers that are the same size and shape and backed them on either side of the clip. I did add a bit of foam between them to make up for the thickness of the clip.


Next up are two clips using the exclusive Hip Kit Flair by Kim Watson.


I did add circle punches from the Amy Tangerine paper to cover the glue and top of the clip.


Last little project is a to-do list that I punched so that I can pop easily in and out of my Happy Planner.

I’m going to use pencil so that I can re-use it in future weeks, but laminating it and using a dry erase pen would work too. It’s made from the ‘to do’ exclusive 4×6 PL card by Kim Watson.


I added a 3×4 card to the back and added some washi and rub-ons that matches my spread, both from Amy Tangerine. I hand cut some hearts from the Amy Tan and Elle’s Studio papers.


I hope that this has helped you tweak your planner so that it works harder so that you don’t have to!

Have a fantastic day.

Cara Vincens-2

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