Sunday, June 11, 2017

Planner Dashboard

Hello! Today's post is a planner related post. I made this dashboard for my mom to use in the planner I'm giving her. It's a delayed Mother's day gift. She showed a little interest in my planner (I use a Happy Planner) and wondered how she could use it. She generally uses digital calendars. I mentioned how it could be a great meal planner to help with her Trim Healthy Mama meals, so that is what I believe she is going to try and use it for. Before I give it to her, I wanted her to have a dashboard to hold post its for quick notes.

I made mine (blue/gray) a plan with Michaels event and loved it! So I grabbed some cardstock I thought she would like and got started on one for her.

I start of with three sheets of 12x12 (1 pattern, 1 color  and 1 acetate) cut down to 6 x 9 1/4 and then punch the edges for the planner. Keep the access paper for decorating later.Then I glue the pattern and color cardstock together. I also adhere the acetate to the cardstock at both the top and bottom of the page. ( I used an adhesive runner)

Next is the piece for the pocket which 6x 4 1/2. I cut it at an angle so the smaller side is about 2 1/2 inches and then punch the longer edge. I then adhere it to the back side of the dashboard. Be sure to glue only the bottom and side edges to create the pocket.

Once the pocket is adhered, I made banners out of the scrap pieces and added them to the pocket. Then used some washi to to top it off.

Last but not least the front! I used my washi tape again, this time on the top and bottom to help cover any adhesive you might see through the acetate. Punched circles out of the scrap to make a tab for the page and used another piece of scrap to decorate the bottom corner. To finish off the page I added some little post its that coordinated (luckily) with the papers I chose.

I think it turned out so pretty and may make another! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!