One of the things I like to start fresh with for the New Year is a new wall calendar in my kitchen and a new day planner for my desk. While there are lots of designs to choose from for wall calendars, day planners don’t have too much to offer ~ they are usually plain and come in several solid colors.
Like this black one I picked up at Walmart. It was the least expensive one they had with the lay-flat binding. I decided to alter it a bit to suit me better. Grabbing a variety of scrapbook papers, tags and embellishments that I already had I got to work.
I used this glue tape to attach the papers to the book. I did the back and front outside covers with this document paper that has a black background.
On top of that I layered this decorative cut chipboard piece, covered with another paper. I used glue dots to attach it to the covered front of the book, which gave it some dimension.
I added some sticker numbers for the year, that I had from a set of letters and numbers, and a few wood clock faces.
The back got the same black document paper, but no additional embellishments.
On the inside, I did the inside front and back covers. I added two pockets, one to each inside cover. For now I tucked tags in there, but these would be good to hold appointment cards, receipts, stamps or anything that needs your immediate attention on a day-to-day basis.
Then I just did the facing page in the front.
I didn’t add anything to the inside pages, as yet. I figure I may do that as I go along, if I decide to do it at all.
All set to go once 2013 arrives and I think it is more customized for me this way!
Happy New Year!
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