Hello planner friends! Thanks for visiting today to check out my post on some trendy tips to create lovely planner spreads in a timely fashion. I know how precious your time is each week, so decorating planner pages may not always be a priority. However, I have some ways to transform your planner spreads during your lunch break that will allow you to enjoy the process, be creative, and look forward to planning every week. So, let’s get started!
The first thing I like to do with my weekly planner spreads is to decorate them. My first tip is to add washi tape to divide your week up into sections. Whether you want to block each day into morning/afternoon/evening sections or just block areas off based on your schedule, there’s something about borders that help guide you with your plans and also make it super cute with all the new washi tapes.
When deciding which washi tapes to use, try using different colors and patterns. This choice not only makes your planner pages stand out, but also categorizes sections of the day.
After getting the washi tape configured, I build the pages by adding stamped images, die cut images, stickers, and labels. I’ll detail tips about each of these trends below.
Here, you can see the key trendy tips on how to tackle those planner spreads.
- Layer washi tape and labels
- Stamp bullets on paper strips
- Use adhesive sheets
- Use patterned paper die cuts
- Motivate yourself (using stamps)
- Choose a favorite stamp image each week
- Use washi tape to create dividers
This image shares the first half of the week. I’ve left a little space untouched to allow me the opportunity to jot additional notes/things to do once the week has arrived. We all know things have a tendency to “pop-up” and you want to leave space to add those details.
This image shows the second half of the week, which for me is typically a little more open because of the weekend. I choose to use this space to add more creative aspects to my spread.
I add the bullet lists (which are stamped on adhesive sheets) after I’ve done all of my stamping. Typically, I will have a list of things to accomplish every day, even if it’s simply outlining household chores.
Layer die cuts, planner banners or labels over bullet list strips or wash tape to create depth and interest in your spreads.
Don’t be afraid to add color to your pages using markers. Afraid of the color bleeding? Use that color bleed on the following week as a way to incorporate the color into the page or simply cover it up with a die cut!
Choose a different stamp set each week and select at least one image to add to your spread. This is a great way to use your stamp sets and get more mileage out of them.
Add motivation to your spreads by stamping phrases or writing your own. Papertrey Ink’s Inspired collection is a great one to use each week. However, I chose to stamp a list from Moments Inked: Remembered to jot down my own words of encouragement to get me through the week. This is an important component to add to your planner each week to bring positivity into your life.
To help you plan quickly each week, take extra time once every other month die cutting and stamping basic shapes, including Planner Banners or other favorite shapes you like to add. On my pages, I ink blend onto white adhesive sheets, which allows me to have colored paper on-hand. You can also stamp bullet/numbered points ahead of time. Tackle this task when you have extra time in your schedule. Place these extras in a ziplock bag and store them in your planner or with your planner supplies.
Additional Tip: You do not have to stamp all of the bullet points/numbers in the stamp set. On all of my bulleted/numbered lists in my spread, I selectively stamped the amount that fit the strip of paper I was using.
Alternatively, you could stamp the bullet lists directly to your planner; however, adding them with color makes your pages pop.
An easy way to bring life into your planner pages is to add die cuts. I chose to use Valentine Pin-Ups to add cute images of a fox and skunk to add sporadically in the spread.
I also used Monthly Moments: Tabbed to create a sticker with an encouraging phrase.
And don’t forget to add stamping to your spreads. I like using Moments Inked: Active Symbols to record my scheduled fitness classes. I really like this text/image because I can jot down my calories burned during each class and keep a record in my planner.
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