Hi friends! How was your weekend? What did you get up to? Me, I washi-ed my butt off! Who knew that such a little thing could provide such cheer? I’m a bit behind jumping on the washi wagon but I’ve certainly been making up for lost time! I’ve been washi taping all over the place like it ain’t nobody’s business! I’ve been so inspired by the different uses for these little gems that I would love to share my adventures with washi with you over the course of a few posts. So what is washi tape, anyway? Click here for a great explanation.
The first thing I attacked, I mean decorated, with the washi was my new blog planner. My idea for this planner was shamelessly copied from the wonderful Tracy from Shutterbean as posted on HomeFries. In fact, this is the format I will be using for all my notebooks this coming year. In an earlier post you may recall that I have a history of poor commitment to my notebooks… but this simple system may just change my life! Having been in the blogging game for a few months now, I felt it was imperative to have all my pen&peplum notes and ideas in the one place. Enter… blog planner. Much of this notebook was also inspired by this lovely post. In fact, the lovely bright calendar I am using to plan my posts comes from the blog planner I purchased from Jen.
So here’s what I did:
1. Procure: A4 spiral-bound notebook, 50mm washi tape in various colours and patterns, calendar print out and glue
2. Decide: on tab categories – in my case – calendars, post ideas, to do lists, web enhancements, social media, and notes
3. Divide: notebook pages into tab categories
4. Stick: washi tape on the outer edge of chosen pages as your book dividers
5. Stick: contrasting washi tape across dividers to be used as tabs
6. Paste: in any extras you would like in your planner. I went for a calendar and some prints on blogging
And that’s pretty much it. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am not a crafy person. I don’t have the patience for it (exemplified by my rather brief instructions) but this little project was quick and easy. Why not give it a go? You’ll love it!
Check out the final product (and please excuse my amateur camerawork…)! I’ll have a few more of my projects up next week.
Have a great day