Welcome to Day 3 of our July Release! We want to say thank you to the lovely emails and comments that we have received over the last few days! Today, Nicole and myself are showcasing our newest stamp set called Pretty Planners! But first, a little reminder…
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Introducing Pretty Planners, a 4×6 size stamp set that contains 41 stamps! As some of you know from Instagram, I am a planner addict! I LOVE my planner and can’t live without it. I also love using our IBS stamps to create beautiful weekly pages that I share on our Instagram page weekly. So creating this fun filled stamp set was a huge dream of mine. It contains everything for your monthly and weekly calendar.
Let’s take a peek at what Nicole has create using her planner today!
Hello! Inspired By Stamping is releasing awesome, brand-new stamp sets this week and this Pretty Planner Stamp Set is one of my favorites. I am a big planner junkie and love to decorate to match my clean & simple style. Some people decorate every bits of their planner page, but I like to decorate without overwhelming the pages. I recently purchased the Erin Condren Life Planner and still trying to customize to fit my needs 100%. I got to decorate and use the Pretty Planners Stamp Set as I went along so I am going to share some close up pictures with you to give some basic ideas, so you can incorporate it with your own planner!
Every week, I take out the stamp set and use on the days that I know for sure there won’t be any changes. Saturday and Sunday are my day offs to spend time with my hubby and fur babies so I make sure to mark to dedicate those two days. I take out the “Day Off” stamp from the set and stamp it with a color that coordinates with the weekly page’s color of the planner. I also use a small strip of wash tape on the bottom of the box to add some cuteness! This is something that I do on every weekly pages.
On the bottom of the weekly page, there are some extra lines you can write down whatever you want – like meal plans, extra daily thoughts, etc. I use this area to keep track of my workouts. I am a firm believer of rewarding myself when I do something I should do but I don’t like to do – like exercising!! So I use this cute “Striped Banner” stamp and stamp it on the bottom portion of each weekday. So when I am done working out for that day, I can draw a smiley face on the empty circle portion of the stamp and reward myself! It is also a good motivation for me, since I will look at it every single day.
I keep my monthly pages pretty blank – I love the cleanness of it. The only things I add are my regular blog post schedules, special days that call for a celebration, vacations, and family visits. I do not like to over decorate this area since it is easier to see how my monthly will flow by quickly looking at it.
I am so glad that there is “Birthday” stamp in the set. I get lots of family birthday’s throughout the year so this is important to me. I take out an ink pad that would go well for that month’s color scheme and stamp out each birthdays for that month. This way I don’t forget to send out a birthday card to my loved ones!!
Last but not least! We cannot forget about our vacation days, right? I stamp the “Vacation” stamp from the set for both my monthly pages and weekly pages. I also add on the “Double Arrow” stamp to mark any duration of upcoming vacations. This helps me to see the duration of any event easily. There are also couple of different washi tape designs in the set that you can use to mark special events of any length.
I hope you enjoyed peeking through my planner and see how I use the Pretty Planners Stamp Set. If you don’t have a planner, do not worry! You can use this set for Project Life, on your journal, and creating a fun accent for your cards. I will make sure to share more projects using this stamp set to show how versatile this stamp set is!
***Quick note: When stamping them on your planner or on your journal, make sure to use pigment inks, rather than die inks. This way you do not see the stamped sentiments on the other side of the page. I noticed that planner pages are usually thin and die inks peeks through quite a bit. (and this is something that bugs me lol)
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions by commenting below.
Thanks Nicole! Next up, I am sharing my planner today. I bought a Kikki.K planner a few months ago to organize myself with the running of Inspired by Stamping. I love it. It holds my monthly calendar, weekly calendar, to-do, blog ideas and most important stamp & craft ideas for future releases! I never leave home without it and actually just purchased a bigger purse so that I can carry it with me at all times.
Here’s my August calendar! All ready to add designers, blog hops, newsletters, etc to it. It was fun to take a photo of before the month and all my scribbles that will be added to it soon.
For the paper border along the bottom, I cut out random scrap paper using a 1 1/4” square punch and then adhered them in a random order.
The cute umbrella and flip flops are from the Summer Fun stamp set that we introduced on Monday! I then added my days off, birthday’s this month and a few decorations from this great stamp set!
After writing in the days in the calendar, I then set to decorate it. These three cute banners are from this set. I just cut them at different sizes and colors. I then added a few apts. and also some more decorations from the Pretty Planner set!
Here’s what next week’s weekly calendar looks like! I had so much fun creating this in coral, light blue and strawberry colors!
I started out stamping these cute banners for the weekdays and then stamped each day in the middle of the circle. I then adhered it with a little bit of tape. I like my planner to lay flat so I don’t use foam dimensionals on it. It makes it difficult in the future to write on your planner if you when using them.
Whimsical Banners created my banners on the top of my weekly calendar. I also used the heart and square shapes for my “to-do” list next week. Don’t forget Date Night next week Friday!
For the border along the bottom, I stamped with our Washi Tape stamp set. I also cut out a few extra banners to use this week when I need them. Love having the extras especially when I am in a hurry!
I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at Nicole’s and mine planners today! A look inside what we love to do and also keep ourselves organized too. For me, it’s a dream come true to stamp and have a pretty planner! Hence the name…Pretty Planner!
We will see you tomorrow with yet another fabulous stamp set that I had so much fun drawing up! Until then, have a wonderful crafty day! With paper hugs, Joanna xoxo