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On-the-Go Washi Tote

Hey planner babe! Today I’m excited to share with you my new on-the-go Washi Tote. It holds a ton and is perfect for taking along to planner meetups. No more having to go through the painful process of choosing “just a few rolls” to take! 🙂

A few months ago, I was at a meetup and saw a fellow planner girl with her washi in a clear tube. Not sure if she had the tote, but she mentioned that she got the tube at Hobby Lobby. I’d looked a couple of times but hadn’t found it.

Earlier this week, I was browsing the isles, looked up, and there were a couple of the tubes, hanging right next to this tote!  Apparently they sell extra empty tubes as well. That might be a good option for you if you want to be able to swap out already put together tubes of coordinated washi.

The brand is The Paper Studio and I picked the tote up for 50% off its original price of $24.99. You can purchase it in store and online, HERE.

It was originally designed to be a  ribbon storage tote. Each zippered, clear plastic tube is secured with a strip of velcro and removable for easy access.

Each tote contains 6 tubes, that’s a whole lotta washi!

Dimensions:

Tote:

  • Length: 4″
  • Width: 11 1/2″
  • Height: 6 1/4″

Tube:

  • Width:10 1/4″
  • Diameter: 1 3/4″

Thanks for reading.

Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

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Transparent Valentine’s Day Dashboard

Hi and Happy Monday. We’re already half way through January and in the planner world that means that Valentine’s Day planner set-ups are likely under way. I’m not exception. Today I have a fast and fun Valentine’s Day dashboard tutorial to share with you.

For this project you’ll need a laminator, window clings from the dollar store, laminating pouches and of course a planner. I’m using my In The Moment planner from my My Prima Planner.

First thing you’ll want to do is turn your laminator on and let it warm up.

While that’s heating, grab a laminating pouch and one of the inserts from your planner. Your going to use the insert just as a guide for proper sizing.

Place the insert underneath your laminating pouch then just open your pouch and start placing your window clings inside. Use the insert to help you with placement. Your end product is going to be roughly the same size as your insert.

Once you have everything placed where you want it, close up your pouch and smooth out any air pockets, if there are any.

Run your pouch through the laminator. I like to do the sealed end first. If you’d like, flip it over and run it through your laminator again. Doing so is a matter of personal preference, but I always run it through twice

Next, using your insert again, line up your laminated to judge the size and trim accordingly with your trimmer.

Now take that insert, place it on top of your trimmed dashboard and use the holes as a guide to also punch holes into your dashboard.

Slip it into your planner and there you go, a whimsical Valentine’s Day dashboard to add a little extra pop of fun to your planner.

The Planner Kit shown here is “Heart Day”, available from Le Pink Sprinkles.

I hope you’ve found this tutorial helpful. For more inspiration, follow me on social media!

Wishing you a wonderful week & Happy Planning!

xo,

Belen

 

 

 

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A5 Vertical Christmas Planner Insert Now Available

Hello lovelies. Just a quick post to let you know that I spruced up my A5 vertical planner insert for the holidays and thought I’d share it with you.

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I know that there’s a lot of A5 planner lovers out there and this insert will give you another option.

It’s available for download on my Free Planner Printables page. Enjoy!

xo,

Belen

 

Free Christmas Planner Inserts Now Available

Hi Planner girls! The holiday season is fast approaching and I know most of us are already thinking about our December layouts. As a big thank you for all the love and follows on social media, I’ve made my Christmas planner inserts available to you again this year.

Hop on over to my Free Planner Printables page to download and print your own.

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There’s a personal week on 2 pages and a gift tracker insert to help keep all of your holiday season to do’s in order.

I would absolutely love to see my printables in action so if you post photos to social media please give me a shout out @ArtandWhimsy so I can show your post some love!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

xo,

Belen

 

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A Learning Experience

5/28/2016 UPDATE: The Free Planner Printables page is back up, minus the versions of the insert in question. That one will remain unavailable until I learn more about the situation Thank you for your patience.

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Today I experienced my own ignorance on a subject come back and kick me in the pants and it feels pretty darn yucky.
A while back I designed a custom insert &
had a wonderful shop lay it out because I was lazy.
Then I wanted revisions so I just recreated it myself using that layout.
I explained all this on my blog when I first posted and gave that shop credit. Later I created other versions of that insert, based off my original design, & offered them all for free on the blog.

Today I was told that it was copyright infringement. I don’t know what to do…
don’t know if that shop is correct or not, or what constitutes copyright infringement. Ignorance on the subject isn’t an excuse, I should have looked into it first. I have some learning to do in this area.

In the meantime I’ve disabled the planner printables page until I can figure out what is correct.

Thank you for your patience while I learn and grow from this.

Belen

New Planner Printables

Hey planner girls! I’ve created a few new goodies for my personal sized every day set up and want to share them with you. They can be found on the Free Planner Printables page of the blog. Enjoy!

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Bill Tracker – personal size.

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A new and improved Online Purchase Tracker – personal size.

Guess what… I also have a Silhouette cut file for you today! Since apparently I have some… “issues”… keeping track of my receipts, I created bag style envelopes, with pretty paper of course, to help me keep organized.

If you need to keep business and personal receipts separate you can add labels or tabs for your different categories as needed.

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These can be cut easily with your Silhouette. You’ll just want to download the file, unzip, open with your Silhouette & cut from your choice of pretty paper. To finish it off add some adhesive to the flaps and punch holes to fit your planner. The cut file can also be found on the Free Planner Printables page.

Oh before I forget! I recently added a new version of the Day on 2 pages that I use in my daily set up.  It’s listed as Day On 2 Pages V3. Be sure to check it out.

All planner printables are yours to enjoy, for free. All I ask is

  • Please don’t sell them or try to profit from them in any way
  • Please help me spread kindness. If you come across a fellow planner girl who might benefit from their use, please tell her about my blog and where to find the printables.

Oh! Just one more thing… I would love, love, love it, if when you use the printables and post photos to social media, if you would give me a shout out so I can show your post some love and see my creations in action.

Hugs and happy planning!

xo,

Belen

Hello March – Planner Layout

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any planner layouts so I thought that the February kit from TPS was as good a reason as any.

The pretty color palette begged to be paired with my nude Filofax, so I reluctantly put away the gorgeous red Kikki K that I carried in February and got busy making this one equally as yummy for March.

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As always, I used my handy dandy laminator to make a couple of dashboards and a scrap of that pretty paper made for a great washi card.

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In total I made a dashboard and 4 tabbed dividers from the gorgeous paper that came in the kit.

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I used some of the pretty stickers to decorate my daily inserts. There are a couple of versions of these in the free planner printables section of my blog. Be sure to check them out!

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I use my planner as a life tool, not only to track appointments and to-dos, but also to help foster my goal of continued personal growth.

You may have read in some of my prior posts that I’m a huge proponent of CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, CBT focuses on techniques to help individuals challenge negative thinking patterns and beliefs and replace “errors in thinking such as overgeneralizing, magnifying negatives, minimizing positives and catastrophizing” with “more realistic and effective thoughts, thus decreasing emotional distress and self-defeating behavior”.2016-02-25 07.18.35

Because creating new thinking patterns is an ongoing process, I’ve dedicated a section in my daily planner to it. These are my custom CBT inserts made by Papier My Day on Etsy. I use them to address negative thinking and to work through whatever issue I may be grinding away on. I find it incredibly helpful to have a dedicated place to turn when I find myself struggling with an issue.

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And finally, here’s a little trick that I use to prettify that odd area in the back of some of the Filofax planners. If I don’t have a notebook to slip into the slits… Pretty paper to the rescue! I just measure, crease, and tuck it right in. Instant pretty!

As always, thank you for reading and I wish you a beautiful week.

xo,

Belen

Tutorial: Making Transparent Planner Dashboards

I recently shared a photo on Instagram of a transparent planner dashboard that I created as part of my Christmas set up. I offered to film a quick tutorial showing how you can easily create your own if there was enough interest.

Well there definitely was, so as promised I filmed and posted a video to YouTube yesterday. Today I’d like to share that demo with you.

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I’m going to share with you how to create a unique and whimsical transparent dashboard, like this one here, for just a couple of dollars.

If you’d like to skip right to it, the video demo is at the bottom of this post. First I’ll give you some other information and a couple of helpful links.

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To create your dashboard you’ll need a laminator like THIS ONE that I use and some window clings like these you see here. You can find something similar at your local dollar store.

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You’ll also need laminating pouches. I use THESE that I got from Amazon.

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Start by placing your window clings inside the laminating pouch, positioning them to fit the dimensions of your desire dashboard size.

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A handy tip is to use another insert or dashboard as a reference so that you know that your placing your design elements inside the desired dimensions.

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Run your pouch through the laminator. I run it through twice, but that’s a matter of personal preference.

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Next, trim your laminated dashboard down to the size you want.

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Punch holes in your new dashboard. I like to use THIS 6 hole punch.

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And finally, slip it into your dashboard… it’s that easy!

Here’s the video tutorial. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Happy planning!

xo,

Belen

Make Your Own Planner Clips In Minutes

Hello & Happy Monday! I have a quick planner clip tutorial to share with you today.

If you’re like me, you love adding pretty things to your planner. Today I’ll show you how you can easily create your own accessories, like planner clips, for just a couple dollars and in a few short minutes.

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The dollar bins at your local craft store are a great place for finding planner goodies. I picked these up at Michaels. They’re wine bottle gift tags and perfect for this.

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Cut out the image that you want to make a clip out of. I like to leave a bit of a border around it, but either way is fine.

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Once your images are cut out, place them into a laminating sheet, per the manufacturer’s instructions. I use a Scotch laminator and sheets that I got from Amazon.

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It’s a personal preference, but I like to run my laminated items through the laminator twice. Once that’s done, trim them out, being careful to leave a bit around the edges so your lamination doesn’t come apart. With your images cut out and laminated, just hot glue a paperclip of your choice onto the back.

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You can give your planner clips a more finished look be covering the hot glue using a piece of felt, cardstock, or something like that.

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Here I used a small, heart shaped punch out and placed it over the still wet, hot glue.

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Lastly, just clean up any threads of hot glue that might be hanging on.

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Add your new clips into your planner and you’re all set… fabulous, affordable and unique planner clips that you created in just minutes!

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This Week on 1 Page A5 planner inserts, and others, are available for free and can be found right HERE on my blog.

Thanks for reading!

Happy planning,

xo – Belen

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