Sunday, November 1, 2015

Tutorial How To Create A Custom Planner Cover For The Happy Planner By Me And My Big Ideas - DIY Planner Girl

I want to give a Happy Planner to my best friend for Christmas. I love to customize things, so why should this be any different? I made a planner cover page to attach to the planner before giving it to her with a fun mambi sticker on the front with some cute scrapbooking embellishments, metallic washi tape, and some adhesive rhinestones from The Buckle Boutique.

For the inside of the cover, I made a photo collage in Photoshop and printed it on letter size glossy photo paper. It needs to be trimmed to 7.5"x9.5" to fit on the planner.

I used a small corner punch to round the corners.

Once I decided on the front and back covers, I attached them together (back to back) with a little adhesive in the middle to make it easier to run through my Xyron machine. I used the double sided lamination cartridge in my Xyron machine to marry the front and back covers together. 

Lastly, I used my ARC punch to punch the holes to attach it to the front of the planner. You can also make a cover to coordinate with an upcoming event you are planning for...

Another inside option...I love sparkle!

As a side note, the ARC punch does not punch the holes as deep as the ones on the regular Happy Planner cover page. I am looking forward to the possibility of having a mambi punch some day :)

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