Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Planning for 2016!

I'm posting today for The Cutting Cafe.   We had an Anything Goes theme to work with this week.  I've been needing a 2016 planner for all my design team assignments, so I took advantage of the free assignment to get it made.  I made one of these last year, and I've used it every single day of 2015.  It's the best thing I've ever created, so I knew I had to make another one!

Here's the front cover of this year's version.  The planner measures 8 1/2 by 5 1/2.

The first page is a 2016 calendar. I printed it on both side of the paper, rather than have a blank page.

 Each month is arranged with a tab, stamped with that month on it, then a calendar of that month, then ...

day planner pages for writing more details

This is the back cover.
I used a combination of card stock and copy paper in this planner.  The front and back covers, and all the tabbed pages are card stock.  I cut the tabbed pages out on my Silhouette Cameo, using SVG files that Regina provides with the planner.  I stamped the months on the planner, but there are different options offered for the tabs, including months.

There are so many things you can add to your planner -- a monthly bill page, a pocket page, notes, doodles, lists -- lots and lots of options.  I learned from last year what I used the most and what format worked for me and duplicated that.

All card stock for this project is from Close To My Heart.  All ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Planner files are all from The Cutting Cafe.

I hope you'll visit the Cutting Cafe's blog on or after Nov. 7 to see what the rest of the design team has made.  It should be a great post with all the anything goes projects.  Leave a comment on that post and you could win 3 sets of your choice.  This would be a GREAT set to win!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party


  1. Oh this is so cool Julie and such a great idea - I REALLY need a planner for 2016!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Hugs:)

  2. i LOVE your planner is so colorful to...thanks for doing this...can't wait to remind people of the planner on the 7th dt post

  3. WOW. You will be so organized with such a beautiful handmade planner.. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday NOVEMBER Linky Challenge/ Katie-DL.ART-DTMemeber

  4. This is awesome! I just started decorating my 2016 planner! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
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  5. This is so cute. These planners are neat, I love to see how each one turns out...Cheers! Krista

  6. Now that's organized!! I need a better printer that doesn't suck so much ink. I would love to have a clue what I needed to do and on time too! Yours turned out amazing!!