Hello! Welcome to the first Planner Friday of 2017! As it is the start of a new year I wanted to write a back to basics post for all the people who have a new planner and don't know where to begin when it comes to decorating their pages.
No matter what kind of planner you are using, Erin Condron's LifePlanner, Happy Planner, Travelers Notebook or a ring bound organiser like Filofax and Kikki K there are a few Annie's Paper Boutique essentials you will need.
- Washi tape
- Planner stamps and inks
- Trendy Page Dots circle reinforcements (for ring bound planners)
I always start with adding a couple strips of washi tape to the top and bottom of my pages. I then choose some coordinating Trendy Page Dots for an extra pop of colour! I usually know how busy my week is going to be when I start planning it so I know where I can add a few stickers and leave myself enough space to write. If you aren't sure then you could add decorative stickers after you have filled in your notes, reminders and to dos.
Planning my week
Next I use my Check It Off stamps to print my check boxes. If you haven't used stamps before my advice is to not overload the stamp with ink and don't press down too hard, you need to apply firm and even pressure to get the best image. You might want to do a few practice stamps on some scrap paper before you print on your pages so you know which technique gives you a good, clean image.
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