I’m very particular about what I want in a planner and though it’s all very simple, this is the first time I have ever come across one that covered everything on my list. There was only one issue, or for a DIY’er, it’s the funnest part- the cover was blank.
I’ve checked out the Sugar Paper LA line at Target a few times before, but I didn’t come across this particular planner until a recent trip. The blank cover is unfortunately very boring, but an easy fix. I took inspiration from the rest of the Sugar Paper designs and set out to decorate the cover myself.
Of course I went with gold.
I started by typing “2014” in a Word document using the font Engravers MT. After printing it out and cutting it down, I taped it to a piece of gold adhesive vinyl (affiliate link) with painters tape.
I cut out the numbers with an X-acto knife, then peeled off the vinyl to stick onto the planner. Right about now I’m screaming at myself to get a Silhouette already.
For the polka dots, I used a regular hole puncher to punch out holes in the gold vinyl.
I very roughly planned out where I was going to put the polka dots and used a ruler to help stick on the dots equidistantly.
Simple and gold, just how I like it. I also like how it’s fairly consistent with the inside, which I guess I should probably show you since I’ve talked so much about it.
See the polka dots? Always a sucker for those. First off, this planner is the size of a regular notebook, which I prefer the larger space to write on. Second, there are tabs for each month- major plus! And for the months, the weeks start on Sunday, NOT Monday. I’ve seen too many planners that start on Monday and I will never, ever get used to it. Tell me I’m not alone on this!
This is the most critical part of a planner for me. The weekly pages come right after each month. Yes! I feel like this is harder to find than it should be. I need to have everything for the month all in the same tab. And this Notes page that comes after each week is killer. The large space is perfect for how I often need to jot down random things, ideas, or lists. Perfect.
All these features, in addition to a simple, no frills design, makes this planner my favorite ever.
What do you think? What are your must have features in a planner?