Welcome to our April edition of Team Training brought to you this month by team member, Karen Brierley.
Each month one of our team will inspire you with a little tutorial, tip or trick to help you in your scrapbooking pursuits.
Planner dividers by Karen Brierley
This year I succumbed to popular culture and bought myself a pretty planner. A really nice Kikki K one. (I am going to be more organised. I am. I hope.) We're well into the year, and I'm still using it and loving it. So far, so good! But I've discovered I don't have enough dividers to categorise the information I want to keep in there. I know lots of people use mobile apps for this stuff, but there are some things I find easier to deal with on paper.
So I decided to make my own dividers. It's super simple AND cost effective because I'm using up my old scrapbooking stash. Here's what I did for my first one:
1> I took one of the original dividers that came with the planner, and used it as a template. I traced the design onto my chosen patterned paper, and cut it out. (Does anyone know how just old this Cloud9 paper is??) I also added some penwork around the edge, but that's just something I do. For this one, I added a strip of washi tape to cover up the product information strip, and it also helped to reinforce the edge.
2> Next, I added a little title to my divider. This section of my planner will contain the J-girl's school timetable and extra-curricular activities so I can keep track of my taxi-service commitments. Another opportunity to use up some old stash (Arctic Frog alphabet stickers - and I even used two Z's!!)
3> Here's what it looks like, inserted in the planner:
4> I've written "JAZZ" on the tab since taking this photograph:
I enjoyed customising my planner, and I especially enjoyed using up some old stash in the process. I hope I have inspired you to think differently about your old stash, and find new ways to use it.
Thanks Karen, what a terrific and useful way to use up some of your older supplies.
Don't forget to have your entry in for our challenge this month. Some lovely prizes on offer - one prize by vote, another completely by random draw and a guest designer spot with RAK to offer one lucky entrant. You have until 11.55 on the final day of the month to have your submission linked.