As I get older I know that my memory is not as good as it used to be. So I definitely rely on lists to keep track of important things I need to do. I keep a notebook and pen in my handbag for when I’m out, and there’s one on the fridge too. I’ve even trained hubby to add to the shopping list as soon as he realises we need something! As I’m working in my craft studio I’m often inspired with ideas for other projects and a pad on my desk is a must. So when I found a small daily desk planner I couldn’t resist getting it. Sadly it didn’t have a cover, but with the Wonderful As You Stamp Set and some Designer Series Paper (DSP) I could easily change that.
PLANNER PAD PIECES
I found the Daily Planner pad at Dollarama and it measures about 5-7/8″ x 8-5/16 x 5/16″.
To create the cover I cut some Basic Gray Card 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored it at 6″ and 6-3/8″. The patterned paper comes from the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and was cut 5-3/4″ x 8-1/4″.
For the strip across the middle I cut a 1-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ piece of Basic Gray Card.
The mat for the sentiment is Bermuda Bay Card cut to 1-1/2″ x 2-7/8″. Finally cut a 1-3/8″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card for the sentiment.
I filmed a video to show you how I assembled the pad but I was obviously having ‘one of those days’. I gave out an incorrect measurement in the video and had to add a correction caption. Don’t worry about writing it down as I’ve made sure the measurements above are the right ones. I also had some issues with the autofocus, and for that I apologise. However it doesn’t happen at any crucial point in the make so I hope it doesn’t irritate you too much. I promise I’ll ensure this is resolved before I film my next video.
WONDERFUL AS YOU
The “I hope your comeback is bigger than your setback” sentiment comes from the Wonderful As You Stamp Set. This set is from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue and contains seven supportive sentiments and five small images.
For my planner project I used VersaMark ink to stamp the sentiment onto my Whisper White piece. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then I removed some stray specks of powder before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
All in all I’m really happy with how the pad turned out, it certainly brightens my desk. And the grey pinstripe paper shown in the video? That’s part of the Well Suited 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
For a card project and more information about the Wonderful As You Stamp Set see my blog post Miss you or did you get the storm too?
Now I’m off to get another coffee and prepare for an afternoon pf crafting with my granddaughter. I hope your day brings you as much joy as I know mine will.
RECONFIGURED PRODUCTS – Stampin’ Up! is making a couple of changes with the introduction of the 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue which goes live to customers on May 4th. I’ll include links to these products as soon as I can. In the meantime here’s what you need to know…
- The Tear & Tape Adhesive will have a new item number 154031.
- The Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder will only be available as part of a pack of three metallic colours (1/2oz of each – gold, silver and copper) item 155555.