Did you know that we’re in our first week of the annual Summer Scrapping Challenge? Each week, starting June 1st, I’ll post a prompt to inspire at least one scrapbook layout. Throughout the summer we’ll have guest and prizes! It’s a load of fun, there’s no cost, so if you’d like to play along, please join our Facebook Group here.
This week’s prompt is to use Planner supplies in your layout. I’ve asked one of my favorite planner girls to guest post today to help inspire us with this prompt. Enjoy!
Hi there, I’m Cara from thehootingpirate.com and I am your go to gal for all things planner! Today, I’m putting on my scrapbooker’s hat even though I still want to talk about planners, or at least planner supplies 😀
I’ve been using a planner since I was a little girl but I’m also a scrapbooker and I love that these two loves of mine can come together in this fabulous new world of decorative planning.
You may be asking yourself, “Why would I use something labeled as a product for planners in scrapbooking and other projects?” Planner products are often simply smaller versions of our beloved scrapbooking products. Other times, they’re a bit bulkier, but when you get down to it, they’re ultimately the same cute, happy, fun, pretty products. It’s only natural that we’re drawn to them, just like we’re drawn to those scrapbooking products we love, and we feel compelled to use them in other projects besides planners. I don’t want you to dismiss planner products because of their name, there are lots of fun things you can do with them in your scrapbooking projects. I would like you to not write them off because you think they’re only for planner girls. Don’t let that word “planner” scare you off!
Planner supplies are smaller, and they’re just as cute as traditional scrapbooking supplies, and though they’re schedule-themed, it doesn’t have to keep you from using them.
Okay, let’s have some fun with planner products!
For me, the most challenging part of using planner products is their small size. They’re designed to fit on a page that’s smaller than a standard scrapbook page, and beyond that, they’re supposed to be used in those little calendar day boxes you find on planner pages. If you think about it, going from a 12″ x 12″ page down to a small 1″ square, it’s no wonder we find it difficult to use these little elements.
The key to successfully using these teeny supplies is to carefully consider their scale. You can’t just place them anywhere, otherwise they’ll appear to be floating, and you could end up with that dreaded “sticker sneeze”. Group them together or layer them up, keep them together on your scrapbook layout in someway to give them more weight on your page than if they were all by themselves.
Here is a list of ways you can incorporate planner supplies into your scrapbooking arsenal:
• On top of photos
• A cluster of cute things
• On a tag
• A layered embellishment
• Fill in small spaces in color-blocking
• In a grid
If you want to learn more about using planner supplies in your scrapbooking check out my class Planner Products in Scrapbooking at bigpicturelasses.com and if you want to learn more about decorative planning than hop on over tothehootingpirate.com where I teach you everything there is to know from the beginner’s guide: OMG! Where do I Start?, to various DIY projects that make decorating your planner more fun, to the practical use of your planner to keep you organised.
Have a fantastic day
Thanks so much Cara for sharing your ideas! I’m looking forward to seeing more planner inspired layouts in our Summer Scrapping Challenge group. Cara is donating a prize of cute planner clips this week. Every layout posted through tomorrow (Tuesday, 6/7/16) will be one entry for the prize! Good luck!