Posts Tagged ‘Planner Dashboard’

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!



Fall Into Planning

Well it’s official, I’m a card-carrying planner addict and have fallen for the planner craze like a love struck teenager! With Fall upon us, a new Filofax Original A5 Patent Fuchsia waiting to be moved into and an unopened September Planner Society kit, I recently found time to play.

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The first order of business was to create some laminated dividers and a dashboard. I selected some pretty colors that would go with the patent fuchsia, but still carry me through Fall.

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Originally, this A5 was going to be my daily planner, a place for me to track my dailys, like To-do lists, shopping lists, fitness, etc so I created these custom inserts. I quickly found that since I wasn’t carrying this planner around with me, it wasn’t a system that was going to work for me. I’d find myself out in the world wondering what I was supposed to pick up at the grocery store, while the shopping list sat in my pretty planner at home!

Just last weekend I reformatted these inserts for a personal Kate Spade that I love and carry around with me everywhere, but I’ll blog about that at a later date.

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I used a few of my own planner clips, ones that I carry in my Etsy shop,  and some of the yummy items in the September Planner Society kit, including that awesome hand sketched planner girl card that I turned into a dashboard, to prettify my planner and give it that lived in feeling.

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“Why have 1 planner dashboard when you can have many” is what I say, so I made another using more of that ridiculously cute Planner Society paper and embellished it with stickers die cuts from the kit. I even cut out one of the sketched girls, gave it a splash of watercolor, laminated it and created a custom planner clip!

Thanks for reading and sharing in my original A5 set up.



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