I have been using a paper planner this year from the Get To Work Book® in an effort to stay more organized! I choose it because it is simple with no color or adornments. That way I could add my own touches of art and color. I thought it would be fun to show you how I used The Crafter’s Workshop stencils to decorate some of the pages in anticipation of adding my events and to-do lists in the upcoming month.
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At the beginning of each month, the planner starts off with a full month view. There are two holidays in March this year and wouldn’t you know it, I had a stencil for each one! The Easter Egg and Happy Clover fragments were perfect. I added color to both stencils with tiny stamp pads (similar) and then doodled around the design for more dimension. The Kitties, Fly Away and Word Association stencils also came in handy to add some fun to the calendar.
For this weekly view, I opted to stencil a subtle design with Moving Vines using a color inkpad in the same family as the printed background. A strip of Washi tape created a division between the sections.
My planner has a nifty section on the left side for planning the three most important items for the week. I added in a large feather from the Fly Away stencil using a combination of watercolor and Inktense pencils, followed by a bit of doodling with a Sharpie.
I really like to divide the top section which contains jobs that I do everyday from the bottom section were I list the daily to-do’s. For this page, I used the Hex Flowers stencils, acrylic paint, a touch of watercolor and of course, doodling. I added the word Create from Word Association to the weekend since that seems to be the best time for me to play with art!
Here is good example of just adding a simple amount of stenciling to create some interest to the pages. I used elements from both the Moroccan Sun and Impressions stencils to pop out the sections for each day and to highlight the action items for the week.
I hope this has given you some ideas of how to incorporate stencils into your planner. Just a touch of color here and there will brighten up the pages and make them more fun to work with!