Get More Into Your Planner

April 20th, 2017|planners, travelers notebook|

Space is a precious commodity. The more and more we save of our memories, the more and more space we occupy in our albums and by extension, our homes. I was just thinking about this red buffet of mine, full of scrapbook pages that I’ve done over the years and how much space they take up. Not that I regret doing them or the space they occupy, but in the grand scheme of things, I know I’m much happier condensing my life into smaller–and just as meaningful–pages, whether it’s 8 1/2 x 11″ or my much loved TNs (traveler’s notebooks).

So when I saw what Maggie had done to extend her planner to include a trip into the windy city of Chicago, I was ecstatic! She packed so much into just a little space and it looks amazing!

Take a gander….

 

 

 

[ Designs | Travelers Pack: Splendid (papers) / Travelers Templates #3 (photo templates) ]

 

Um…okay. Don’t you love it?!! I love how clean it all looks. I love that an entire day’s worth of photos takes up very little space in her planner by using templates.

I always thought ‘bigger was better’ when it came to photos and I’m finding it’s so not the case. Do you remember many moons ago when it was ‘the thing’ to do like a single 8×10 or so photo on a 12×12 page? Talk about taking up a lot of precious real estate! And with photo templates you can quickly pop photos in and be done in a few minutes.

Maggie’s project is amaaaazing!

 

Here’s what she has to say:

I’ve figured something out over the past few years. I’m not good at day-to-day documenting. It’s true. I can’t keep up with Project Life…or with filling my full-size Memory Planner with the events of the day…or even with keeping a journal full of daily entries. The days just move too quickly…and I can’t seem to stay on top of everything.

So, this year I’m trying a new way of recording our daily activities. This year I’m keeping a daily to-do/planner/Memory Planner. And so far, it’s working! Yay!

I’m using a personal-sized Memory Planner – with spaces that are small, so I don’t feel like I’ve got to write a whole lot down every day. I’m filling the days with short lists of “to-do’s,” or rather, “what-we-did’s…” and I’m adding photos here and there when they help tell my story. 

There are days, though, that really do require a little more documenting…days that have a bunch of photos, all of which I’d like to add to my planner. And because my daily spaces are so small, I can’t easily just add them straight onto my pages.

So I’ve found a better way.

Enter Kerri’s Travelers Templates #3.

We recently spent the day in Chicago and I snapped a lot of photos…most of which I really liked and wanted to print. 

I opened up the Template designs I thought would work best for me and simply added all of those photos to them. Easiest thing ever!

Then, because the Templates are a little bigger than I wanted to use for my planner, I resized them…just a few clicks of the mouse and they were done!

I printed my 3 pages – now complete with photos from a very full day – and set them aside. 

I decided I didn’t want to keep the backs of each of these pages plain, so I opened and printed 3 of the different cover designs from one of Kerri’s new Traveler’s Packs…the Splendid collection. I cut down these papers and simply adhered them to the backs of each of my new photo sheets. 

To ensure that my planner hole punch didn’t make holes in any of the important parts of my photo pages, I added a strip of washi tape to both the front and back of each of my pages…then I added my holes to this. Perfect.

Now I have our entire day added to my planner…and I didn’t have to sacrifice any of my photos. I love that. 

yup. love.

Traveler’s Pack: Paradise

April 5th, 2017|planners, pocket page scrapbooking, printables, travel, travelers notebook|

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was taking a trip across the big blue ocean to the beautiful island of Kauai. She knew she wanted to write her stories of the trip and needed the prefect accessories to accommodate such stories of travels and adventure, and Traveler’s Pack: Paradise was born.

 

The kit comes with seven cover papers sized the same as a Midori cover, which is 8.75″ x 8.25″. Of course you can size as needed. You can also use them as paper in the book as well as what they were intended for…covers.

This kit also has two sheets of a variety of printables. All easily trimmed by hand or paper trimmer. The files come in JPG and PDF files.

This theme is perfect for a beach getaway of many kinds!

Here’s a little peek at the goodies in this kit, many of which can be used for themes other than beach too.

All these items are easily trimmed using scissors or paper cutter. I do like cutting them before hand but leaving some elements in tact, like the word strips and alphabets–less to keep track of.

This set also works marvelously with the Beach Vibes stamp set (shown above)!

My intent was to use all this on the trip…took it with me and everything. Alas, my health wasn’t up to par while I was there plus I was having too much fun to take the time to document this way. But now that I’m home and my health is slowly getting back to normal, I can’t wait to put this album together!

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For printing, I use an Epson Photo Stylus 1400 printer with Epson Premium Presentation Matte Paper. To read more tips about the Traveler’s Pack line, please check out this post.

Take Note

March 9th, 2017|planners, stamps, travelers notebook|

While fall seems to be the time to document what you are grateful for, spring is the perfect time to take note of the favorite things in your life. Everything is fresh and new. You want to freshen up your wardrobe with new spring clothes–I know it made me feel good the other day. ;) You buy new bins and tools to organize your home. You want to watch the new buds grow on your lilac tree.

Spring is a perfect time for documenting what’s new.

Take a look at what Marcy did with a favorite item of hers.

From Marcy:

Sometimes I just enjoy the smaller “mini book” type size for random things.  Things that aren’t recording our day… more just random thoughts and photos.

[ Supplies: One Fine Day (take note) and Side by Side (date) ]

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A photo, a bit of journaling, a label and a date.
Perfection. 

So your challenge today is to take stock of what is new in your life right now.
What are your favorites?

Keep it simple. Get it done.

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Is This Thing On?

February 10th, 2017|planners|


oh. my. gosh.

 

I am so excited to be live again!

I don’t even know where to begin!

Let’s talk fun stuff first and then we’ll talk about the crazy stuff. ;)

The Fun Stuff

A New Look

Shortly after I got my new site up four years ago, I decided I wanted a more clean and simple look. Short version, I could only change my blog and couldn’t ever get anyone to change the store and message board to match. But that’s a story for another day. Now, I LOVE that I have full control over aesthetics because I am a tweaker. ;)

I wanted something that was a reflection of my style in my new home. If you’ve followed me over the past ten years, you know how much of a white background fan (fanatic?) I am. I love a clean, fresh palette sprinkled with color. Simple, with a little bit of character.

And that’s what you see here now in the site I’ve always wanted.

Just like my personal pages, I want my focus here on photos and words. No blog sidebar. No popups. No chaos. I don’t like distraction.

I’m very happy about this refreshing look!


A New Brand

The upside to being down (haha) all this time is the opportunity to contemplate.

Where do I see myself going?
What do I want to share from this little cyber home?
What’s important to me?

And the biggest answer has been my new mantra:
live. write. repeat.

Many people think that being self-employed is a dreamy profession. Don’t get me wrong. It definitely has its perks. Even as I type I’m sitting comfortably in my Lay-Z-Boy chair in my pjs–sans bra, of course. But what many people don’t realize is that many self-employed people put in more hours in their workday than your average person. Many hours. And the guilt that comes in the evening when you do something frivolous when you know you could be being productive? The struggle is real folks. I have battled with this for as long as I’ve worked from home….until about a year ago.

Last spring I was simply burned out. Too many hours of sitting in my chair, longingly looking out my giant window and dreaming of being outside. The pressure for work was never ending.

I decided it was enough. It’s taken some mental reprogramming–and the guilt is still there–but I am out to live my life. Summer was amazing with my quest to see waterfalls. I got out and hiked. I made the effort to enjoy life. I started crocheting…for reals. And with my new one little word for 2017, illuminate, I started reading.

My soul has been rejuvenated.
I have new focus.
I have ideas.
I feel creative.
And I’m making time for me to live.

But what good is living if you don’t write down these stories? The day-to-day life, the weather, the gratitudes, the memories, the every part of you. Therein lies the second part of the motto.

write.

For almost twenty years I have scrapbooked without any consistency. Project Life should be simple enough for me to do, but I could never make it work. But for a year and a half now I have written daily snippets in a journal. For some reason, the simplicity of the traveler’s notebook journal has worked for me. Can I get an AMEN!

I type a minimal amount of sentences on my computer every day and then transfer them to my notebook with a photo or two for the account of the week.

The important part has been to keep it simple and get it done.

I’m on a mission with that concept and even have my best friend doing it now and she’s loving it! It’s gotten her excited to document and take more photos. I’ve also heard from many of you who have started this and have expressed similar feelings.

It’s wonderful!

I am deeply passionate about this and so I’m sure you will see a lot from me on this subject over time. :)


So how’s about we take a little video tour here through the site now!

 

Now on to the next subject….

The Crazy Stuff

All of you that have been a part of this crazy journey with me these past few months know a little about what it’s been like as I’ve kept you updated. But there is so much that goes on behind the scenes of building a new website–particularly one that’s already been established–that most don’t even know. It seems simple, but it’s not. It’s seems like it should be quick, but it’s not. Heck, I had my own timeline and it was shot to heck with the unexpected. I had to laugh at an email that I received from MCP Actions (selling photoshop actions) a short time ago. They mentioned how they thought their new website would be a three-week gig and three months later, they finally had it. I get that. Oh boy, do I get that.

Building a brand new website in general isn’t too difficult. But when you’re already established and you throw in a classroom environment with a dozen-plus classes on top of that, it throws in many other wrenches.  And while building and preparing the website itself seemed to come together in a fairly timely fashion, it was getting in the thousands of customers and those thousands and thousands of orders in to coordinate with the hundreds products that became the major story in this huge delay. The short version: an outside company was hired with a promise of two weeks to complete (before Christmas), and several weeks later they finally got it done. I could use some words here, but I’ll keep it professional. ;)

In a perfect world I would have built the site while the other site remained going strong. But life isn’t perfect and you have to work with the cards you’re dealt.

As with most things, nothing can ever be perfect, and our new little home does have a few hiccups that we need to work out. Part of that is some of the orders. Rest assured, orders made over the years are still accounted for on our end, but some either didn’t transfer or the links may not work. It’s easily fixable with a quick email to us at hello@kerribradford.com.

Here’s what we know:

  1. You will need to create a new password for the login email used on the old site. Please make sure you also add kerribradford.com to your list of contacts, specifically, orders@kerribradford.com, hello@kerribradford.com and kerri@kerribradford.com to avoid correspondence going into your junk mail or getting rejected by your email server.
  2. A few of the classes didn’t transfer in properly. We can see that it was purchased on our side, but it won’t be in your list of classes. For those customers we will be sending emails with a class-specific, one-time-use unique code so they can ‘repurchase’ it for free. The classes affected by this are: The History Project, Hello There, Oh The Places You Will Go (retired), Designer Edition: One (the original using v2/retired), Weekend Workshops: The Pocket Book...aaaaand any classes purchased in combo packs. I know. Crazy. If you’re in a super hurry to get back into any of those classes, feel free to drop us a line. Otherwise, please wait for an email to arrive over the next few days.
  3. Any one that purchased something where there was a commercial license option for it (whether it was commercial or not) probably won’t see it in their orders either. We might see if we can do the same thing here as the classes, but again, you can always email us and we can get it added if you can’t find the download on your own computer.
  4. All History Project students are now in one classroom for the sake of consistency and a one-stop classroom. If, by chance, it’s not listed in your My Classes, shoot us an email.
  5. We are aware that some download links for products from the old store work and some don’t. We have no idea why that happened–there’s no rhyme or reason that we can see, but we are fixing it.
  6. Links to products within blog posts (like the supply lists) will need fixing too. Please bear with us we correct them.

I would have preferred to have everything perfect to launch, but sometimes it’s just out of your hands. I believe this will take care of the bulk of the issues. That being said, I have a feeling we are going to receive more than the usual amount of emails these first weeks of our new site as we work through the hiccups that will inevitably occur. Hopefully we’ve accounted for solutions for the bulk of the issues, but please be patient as we work through the rest. As much as we test to make sure everything works, there are always scenarios that sneak up on ya. Please give us 48 hours for an email turnaround.

For live updates on issues that may arise, please check out our Facebook page.

 

What does the future hold?

Good things. Oh so many good things. Since I now have major control over this new site (as opposed to the old store), there’s so much more I can do. I look forward to properly incorporating gift cards, for starters. You will also see aesthetic changes as time goes on, I’m sure. The Message Boards for the classrooms will hopefully be up and going soon too. If you have a class question, don’t hesitate to email it to us.

On another note, I just want to thank you all for your patience. I know it’s been frustrating not being able to access your classes. But we are now back on our way to many new adventures in a wonderful new home.

I can’t wait to see what happens next!

And, as part of a thank you and a celebration combined, all kits and classes are 40% off on orders of $15 or more through President’s Day!

Sharing my love for you all. :)

Use code HELLOAGAIN at checkout. I’m still trying to figure things out with this new setup, so if you wish to order stamps or the two classes that are retiring, please do it in a separate order as I cannot figure out why it doesn’t like it if they are in the cart too. :)

here. we. gooooo!

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

December 12th, 2015|planners|

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Day 12. Man. Every time I come to the end of a big event, it’s like coming off a big high or something. It often leaves me feeling like I’m twiddling my thumbs. It’s just so sad. We have seen many amazing ideas and we’ve just been so thrilled to have you all here to enjoy this time with us! And a big shout out to all our designers that shared their incredible talents with us!

mwah! mwah!

But alas, our 12-day event has finally come to an end and today you get to hear from me.

I have taken on the goal of documenting just tiny thoughts every day using Hello Forever’s (Marcy Penner) 2016 Planner. I type them on my computer–which is just a rectangular silver appendage to my body, really–and have the daily thoughts ready for when I put it into my traveler’s notebook.

This is the week I documented the beginning of the holiday season…the week of Thanksgiving. My goal is to keep the process fairly simple because I just want to get it done and not spend a lot of time. That’s where my struggle has always been…too much thinking and trying to be too creative. Once I got down to the basics of little life notes and a photo or two…or three of four, it just broke that wall for me. It’s something I can do.

I loved the idea stacking lines of text from Thankful and A Big Day stamp sets. Any time I can use words as my creative element…you know it’s my fave!

TN Thanksgiving 1 web


I also broke out my Fuse tool for the first time to quickly whip up the perfect size page protector. I’ve had that thing a few months now and it was still in its packaging. It felt good to finally get it out! I thought I would have used it so much sooner…but…ya know…

With the little flip photo I was able to add just a smidgen more and still keep the main family page all on its own. It’s where I wanted the focus to be on the week.


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I used a Simon Says Fossil stamp ink on white cardstock and adhered it to the paper of the planner page. The ink just bled too much on paper and I wanted a crisper look.

And then…I’ve been all about gold of late! As you know, right? I thought it would be fun to take the primary word of Thanksgiving and gold emboss it.

sigh.

It’s my favorite.

Love the Fossil color with the gold!


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Even though my goal is to stay simple, tiny little touches like embossing one word or adding flip page adhered by washi tape can make all the difference. Not to mention it gives me a little sense of creative accomplishment. ;)

I love having a taste of what has happened every week. Some day I hope to document more photos, because I have many great photos. But when you can’t seem to manage even a Project Life style, a planner style will do just fine.

And I’m happy with that.

Maybe next year I’ll be more in the habit of documenting and graduate up to pocket page scrapbooking. :)

baby steps.


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Today’s little freebie is just a sweet addition to any page or project. But not only that, it would be so fun to tie around a container of hot chocolate to give as a neighbor gift!


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This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store.

 

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And now for our last Posts of Christmas Past. Hmm. I think I want to go with one of my all-time favorites from our design team. It is something from our Christmas in July this year, but in the spirit of all things classically simple and beautiful–and gold and white, which is my motto these days, here are the gorgeous tags from Nichol Magouirk. That teeny gold tree from Believe is one of my very favorite stamps. To see the entire assortment of tags, click HERE.

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Thanks again to all of you for an incredible twelve days of merriment! You give me so much all year long–with your words and your support–that I love when December comes around and I can reciprocate the kindness.

You are all a part of my amazing journey in this little world of ours and I thank you for it.

Love to you all!
k

Plan, Plan, Plan!

August 27th, 2015|layle koncar, planners|

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is some sort of awesomeness in the Planner world. I guess everyone wants to get organized in creative fashion, eh?

Well, speaking of creative fashion and awesomeness, here’s some great planner ideas from our Miss Layle. It is truly fabulous.

Take it away Layle!

Back in June I used the Travelers Notebook Dividers in this post to customize my Travelers Notebook and loved them so much that I wanted to create custom dividers for my Simple Stories 6×8 Life Documented Planner that I use for work.

I used the 6×8 Dividers cut file to create 4 dividers with side tabs for my planner.  One of the cool details that Kerri has thought of is that there are different configurations of tabs – top & side – as well as different tab spacing to accommodate the number of tabs that you want – between 2 and 5 tabs.  With each divider, I adhered to dividers together back to back to make them more sturdy.

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On this 1st divider I printed the ‘you got this’ on the cardstock first using the You Got This PNG file, then cut the divider.  I then decorated the back of the divider because the back sides deserve to be cute too, right?!

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On my 2nd divider I cut the words from the Oh What Fun cut file, adhered them to the divider and then added a few stickers to jazz it up.

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And the decorated back of the divider – 

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On the 3rd divider I sized this fun A OK card, printed, adhered to some white cardstock so it would pop, and then adhered to the divider with washi tape. 

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And the decorated back of the divider – 

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For the last divider, I used one of my all time favorite of Kerri’s cut files – Today is a Good Day. I cut it from American Crafts Gold POW! Glitter paper and then ran each word through My Xyron Sticker Maker.

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It makes it so much quicker and easier to adhere to things when I do that!

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The dividers have tabs as part of the set, but rather than using the same pattern I cut the dividers from, I decided to create my own custom tabs.  After doing a quick Google search on how to do what I wanted in the Silhouette, I opened a new instance of the dividers, deleted the dividers so I just had the tabs, then added text to the tab shape, turned the text to white, turned the tab to black and then print & cut.  So easy, and so customizable!

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And there you have it – my own custom designers for my planner.  I just love that!!

Great news!  If you have an A5 Planner or a Personal Planner, you can create your own dividers as well using these two kits here and here

Thanks Kerri for providing awesome cut files for us planner girls! :)

Changing Length Or Width Of Designs

June 24th, 2015|planners, video tutorials|

Probably the most common way of altering a design to fit the size you need in Silhouette Studio is to grab those handles and pull and tug at them. But did you know there’s another way you can do it on many designs that doesn’t distort the shape?

Welllll, check it out!
(This technique is perfect for the planner kits too. :) )

Get ‘Er Done.

June 22nd, 2015|layle koncar, planners|

Planners have been around for a long time. Heck, I even made pages specifically for the group of people I worked with at WordPerfect over 20 years ago.

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I know. Wow, right? That’s some pretty high-tech work for waaaay back then. You try getting them printed right for duplexing properly for the month. :)

There’s something about organizing…about office supplies…keeping records…. I think many of us are in this boat–the love of supplies and what we can do with them. It’s kind of a craze, really.

But I think part of working at home has changed my way of thinking in that I don’t organize my thoughts and my work like I used to. I need to get back to basics and plan just to get things done. 

So this year I had plans to plan, but still haven’t got it all planned. But I’m starting. Baby steps, right?

And then when Layle asked for some specific planner items, I was more than happy to oblige. I had had some similar things I wanted to make for a travel album, but her ideas for using it in a planner setup?

love.

You can only imagine my absolute delight when I saw this creation I’m sharing here today. I’m going to let Layle do all the talking, but I completely adore this whole thing! Not only that, she’s making me even more motivated to get to a place that works for me. I need to get what’s in my head and out onto paper so that it’s visual and I won’t forget. I also may or may not even be ordering me more supplies. Can we ever have enough? 

She is sharing so many amazing tips here. Hello? The old playing card for washi tape???? Soooo going to do that!!!

I seriously love everything about this!

And now, without further ado, take it away Layle!

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I’ve been a habitual list maker all of my life.  Seriously.  If it needs to be done, I write it down on a list.  When it’s done, I check it off.  Sometimes, if it’s already done, I’ll still add it to my list and check it off.  Come on, I’m not the only one out there that does that, right?!  Makes me feel like I’m more productive when I do it that way :)  I even save some of my lists.  Call me crazy – my husband sure does! – but I have saved some lists that date back to more than 20 years ago!  That would be the list of people invited to our rehearsal dinner.  I also have the lists of baby names we were considering when we were pregnant with both of our boys, 18 and 16 years ago.  Like I said, call me crazy!

Usually my lists are on scratch pieces of paper, on sticky notes, on notepads, in spiral notebooks, in my planner – really whatever I have handy.  But recently I bought something to remedy all of those lists in all different places – a Faux Dori (a Midori is a specific brand, others are loosely called Faux Doris) and Traveler’s Notebooks.  If you’re not familiar with Traveler’s Notebooks, you can give them a quick Google search.
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I knew I wanted to spend some time customizing it to fit my specific needs, so I thought about how I wanted to customize it & how I wanted to organize all of my lists.  Then I emailed miss Kerri and asked her if she would consider creating some cut files, specifically for Travelers Notebooks.  And because she’s so awesome, she did!  And this is what I made – customized just the way I want it!
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I have 4 Travelers Notebooks in my Faux Dori, one for each type of lists I’m currently using.  The beauty of the Faux Dori and Traveler’s Notebooks is that you can easily slide them in and out through elastic bands, so you can constantly change things up.  I love that!

I started by cutting 4 different dividers using the Traveler’s Notebook Dividers set.  When cutting dividers, you’ll want to pay attention to which pattern you want on which side, these shown here ended up having the wrong side up, based on how I wanted to use them, so I ended up re-cutting!
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That Kerri, so brilliant & always thinking ahead!  When she created the Dividers set, she included different configurations for the number of tabs you might want to cut (from 1 tab to 5 tabs) and even tabs on the top as well as on the side!
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The dividers have tabs as part of the set, but rather than using the same pattern I cut the dividers from, I decided to create my own custom tabs.  After doing a quick Google search on how to do what I wanted in the Silhouette, I opened a new instance of the dividers, deleted the dividers so I just had the tabs, then added text to the tab shape, turned the text to white, turned the tab to black and then print & cut.  So easy, and so customizable!
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Here’s a little hint when you’re folding the tabs, or anything else you make, for that matter, that requires a fold.  I fold towards the inside first, then fold it back, the way that I want it to appear.  Why?  Have you ever noticed when you fold patterned paper, or paper that you’ve printed on, that the fibers of the paper break apart a little bit and the edge looks a little raw?  If you fold towards the inside first, the inside will have the raw edge and the outside will be (and stay!) nice and smooth!  Another hint – I ran the tabs through my Xyron to create stickers that way they should hold up to lots of handling and stay put!
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Once I had my tabs created, I cut a few folders from the Traveler’s Notebook Folders set.
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I used washi tape to adhere the folders to the Notebooks – that way I can remove and switch in and out as I want/need.  These folders are so handy to have in my Traveler’s Notebooks – perfect for holding things I might want to have handy when on the go.
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I love the slits Kerri has added on the front of the folders – they hold smaller bits and 3×4 cards fit perfectly.
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I love using washi tape in my Notebooks.  Here’s a hint to make your washi portable – I use old playing cards to wrap small amounts of washi.  As long as the playing cards are coated, you’re good to go!
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I added a scored 3×4 card to the inside front cover of the first Notebook in my Faux Dori.  When opened, I have my name and phone number in case I happen to lose it.  I stamped it with the ‘thank you’ stamp from the ‘For You’ stamp set – hoping that if I did lose it, that little preemptive ‘thank you’ might convince someone to call me to return it :)
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Let’s face it, ‘to do’ lists aren’t very exciting, and depending on what you have on them, they can even be daunting.  I spiced up my first to do list with a few stamps (from the One Fine Day and For You stamp sets) , stickers & die cuts.  And yes, I will do a little decorating on every page, even if it’s just a sticker or a stamp.  Gotta make it fun in order to get it done!
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As I mentioned, I have 4 different Travelers Notebooks in my Faux Dori right now.  My next step is to decorate them so they’re fun to work in, too!
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I cannot tell you how happy this Faux Dori makes me!  I love having Kerri’s cut files to be able to easily customize my set up to fit my needs, in a really fun & functional way!

Folders for Planners and Travelers Notebooks

June 15th, 2015|digital shapes, planners, video tutorials|

There is one thing that has been on my to-do list for months now–ever since I decided to use a Midori Travelers Notebook for our cross-country trip.

I knew that I wanted to add pages and layers to it in file folder form as well as dividers. Then when Layle asked for some of these same Planner/Notebook designs, I was so happy that it aligned with my wishes to force me to finally get ’em done!

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It’s amazing what a little washi tape can do for having fun, especially in a book that doesn’t have any rings to add pages.

planner-folder-plain

planner-folder


What I love about this kit is that not only can you create simple folder designs with little slits for ‘pockets’, but there are also a set of designs that you can use to add your own favorite background design to inset into the folder. Kind of goes a little like this:

planner-inset-example


And just because I know you’ll ask…yes, yes I have a video for that. :)
Also, there will be more sizes, like A5, 6×8 and Personal coming, so watch for those!