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DIY Mini Altered Composition Notebook and Traveler’s Notebook Cover – No Laminator Needed

 

An Alternative to a Laminated Traveler’s Notebook Cover

In number eight of my #craftseries2019, I showed how to make a  B6 Traveler’s Notebook (TN), dashboard, and folder using my laminator.  However, that isn’t the only method that you can make your own Traveler’s Notebook (some call it a Fauxdori after the popular Midori Traveler’s Notebook). Continue reading “DIY Mini Altered Composition Notebook and Traveler’s Notebook Cover – No Laminator Needed”

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DIY Big Happy Planner Layout Templates – Free Printables

Happy Planner 2020 Release and the Planner Newbie

My friend Shary and I decided to a collab on own YouTube channels that gave planner newbies (or even planner veterans) some of our thoughts, tips, tricks, and hacks about various Happy Planner styles.  As requested, I’ve formatted the templates for the Big Happy Planner.  Check out my blog for the free printables that fit the Classic Happy Planner. Continue reading “DIY Big Happy Planner Layout Templates – Free Printables”

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DIY Pocket Envelope with Notepad | Activity Pack #2

Easy Pocket Envelope inspired by ShabbyDabbyDoodah of YouTube

For the next craft in my #CraftSeries2019, I was inspired by the YouTube channel ShbbyDabbyDoodah.  She makes gorgeous junk journals and in one of her videos, she was making bulk pocket envelopes for her journals. Continue reading “DIY Pocket Envelope with Notepad | Activity Pack #2”

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Easy DIY Notebook: Use your 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Paper Pad Fan

Hi, my name is Johanna and I love scrapbooking paper pads.  Whew… there, I said it.  Usually, it’s the 12 x 12 inch paper pads that I go for (especially double sided paper pads).  But for some reason, I have quite a few 6 x 6 inch paper pads.  I think that I’ve picked them up because they are cute but honestly, they aren’t really functional for what I use them for (my Traveler’s Notebooks).

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DIY Classic Happy Planner Layout Templates – Free Printables

 

Happy Planner 2020 Release and the Planner Newbie

My friend Shary and I decided to a collab on own YouTube channels that gave planner newbies (or even planner veterans) some of our thoughts, tips, tricks, and hacks about various Happy Planner styles. Scroll down for Free Printables Continue reading “DIY Classic Happy Planner Layout Templates – Free Printables”

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DIY Jr. Legal Notepad with Velcro Flap

Paper crafting fun

I enjoy paper crafting.  I find it a very relaxing way to be creative and since I’m a huge fan of paper, paper crafting hits all the right notes.  For this tutorial, in my #craftseries2019, I’ll show you how to make a quick and easy Jr. Legal Notepad Cover with a velcro flap/closure

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DIY December Daily/Traveler’s Notebook 2019

A Brief history of the December Daily concept

A few years ago, the December Daily concept pinged on my radar.  December daily is a concept started by Ali Edwards in 2007.  The concept is based on memory keeping, or ‘telling a story’ for every day in December leading up to Christmas.  It generally involves elements of scrap booking, pictures, thoughts etc. (you can find more here: https://aliedwards.com/projects-december-daily)

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DIY Happy Planner Dashboard Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series

Happy Planner 2020 Release

Although I haven’t seen any sneak peaks on YouTube or Instagram, I’m fairly confident that within the next few weeks, we’ll see all the new January – December 2020 Planners and corresponding sticker books.  And the frenzy will begin.  But for those who are either new to Happy Planner or just looking for a fresh start, I’m hoping that this collab with Shary will be beneficial to you. Continue reading “DIY Happy Planner Dashboard Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series”

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DIY HappyNichi Cover

DIY Projects

Since it can be difficult to source Happy Planner items here in Hawaii, I tend to do a lot of Do-it-Yourself (DIY) projects.  It is the easiest way for me to recreate things that I want but can easily access.  Also, I know from comments on my YouTube page, there are a lot of people in the same situation.  Perhaps it’s due to lack of availability at their neighborhood craft store.  Perhaps it’s due to no neighborhood craft store.  Perhaps it’s due to budget constraints.  Whatever the reason, I know I’m not the only one who can’t always get the new shiny things I see on Instagram and YouTube.

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DIY Happy Planner Vertical Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series

Happy Planner 2020 Release

Although I haven’t seen any sneak peaks on YouTube or Instagram, I’m fairly confident that within the next few weeks, we’ll see all the new January – December 2020 Planners and corresponding sticker books. Continue reading “DIY Happy Planner Vertical Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series”

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Easy Lettering/Workbook hack in a Happy Planner

Book bound Systems

Lately, I’ve come to realize that not only do I love the style and quality of Happy Planner products, I LOVE the functionality.  More and more, if it isn’t on the disc bound system, it isn’t for me.  I love being able to take pages in and out of my Happy Planner system. Continue reading “Easy Lettering/Workbook hack in a Happy Planner”