Happy New Year !
I don't know about you but I still like to use a hand held Planner-Calendar.
One that I can write notes to myself, check over appointments,
do menu planning, write down shopping lists,
a bit of doodling and a general to-do list.
I don't always take the time to add things to the calendar on my cell phone.
I have been on vacation from work for 2 weeks....
everyday my phone told me I was late for work because I didn't change
my calendar on my phone ! :)
So I thought I would share with you this altered book version-
You will need a planner. I found mine at Dollar Tree.
A book approx. the same size and thickness as the planner.
A sheet of cardstock
A utility knife
and an optional scrap of ribbon
a straight edge ruler
and a pencil
This is my planner from Dollar Tree.
I removed the plastic pocket sleeve.
It had a heavy cardboard cover.
An old math primer I had on hand was just the right size.
This is the cardstock I used.
I used a utility knife to remove the pages.
Be careful not to cut all the way through.
Your book will look like this.
Laying out flat to show the outside cover
and the inside.
Cover the inside spine area with paper . Approx. 2'' wide and the length of the book.
Optional bookmark ribbon can be added here.
Measure your cardstock.
Add 1/4'' to actual size needed. Then add another 1/4'' for your cut line.
Use a straight edge up against your line to make your fold.
You are making a pocket for your planner. Do not glue down the fold!
You are gluing the outside of the fold to your book.
slip planner into pocket
Fold cover back to make this easier.
Tuck and glue a scrap of ribbon into the top, for a bookmark
The cover can be used the following year by just removing the old
planner and replacing with another.
Just mixed in with other books on the desk.
Thank you for letting me share my planner with you !
Let me know, have you gone paperless?
Do you like to keep a calendar ?
xo Lisa S