Planner Tips | Summit

Stay organized and inspired all month long with inspiration from our Creative Team! The following planner tips are perfect for pairing with this month's "Summit" Kit, or just tuck them into your back pocket for a time when your creative mojo is low. Either way, we hope they’ll help inspire your next planner spread!

Add pockets for extra storage space. 

Marie Lottermoser created a little pocket down the length of her Traveler's Notebook in her project, January Planner. She adhered a strip of paper along three sides and now she can slip all of those papers in and out easily. This is a great way to house more important papers, such as to-do lists, in your planner! 

Guest designer, Cara Vincens, created a pocket from the glassine bag that housed stickers for her project, Start Your Year Off Right. To make the card inside easier to pull in and out, she created a simple paperclip with two star stickers back to back. 

Use stamps as task markers.

Cara Vincens utilized the small arrow stamp from the New Years stamp set to mark tasks in her weekly planner spread, Start the Year with an Adventure. She's sure to accomplish her daily goals with the emphasis these stamps bring to her page! 

On her spread, Goal Setting January Planner LayoutApril Orr used the versatile checkbox stamp from the New Years set to add short to-do lists on several days. This stamp is perfect for fitting into the days of a monthly spread! 

Separate your days into sections to boost productivity. 

Haley Pettit grouped each day of her weekly spread, Summit Writing Goals Planner, into "goals," "plan," and "to do." By using the New Years stamp set for each section, she maintained uniformity throughout her pages, while making sure she'll accomplish each task with organization and structure. 

Julie Kinneeveauk added "to do" sections to each day of her planner spread, Ideal Week. By leaving the top section of each day blank, she has plenty of space to fill in her schedule and appointments, while maintaining a uniform look on her pages. 

Use alphas as section headers.

On her spread, January Buho Pages April Orr used the orange alpha stickers from her Planner Kit to notate the days of the week, well as the dates. The alphas serve a functional purpose, and also provide a great pop of color on her pages. 

Haley Pettit used the orange alpha stickers to create section headers throughout her project, Summit Weekly Spread. By breaking her week into categories, she was able to organize and group her tasks by theme.

Add pops of color for emphasis. 

Stephanie Howell added pops of red on a mostly black and white spread for her project, January Monthly Spread. Not only does it create a visually stunning color scheme on her project, but the red draws attention to specific tasks throughout her month! 

Julie Kinneeveauk used color strategically on her project, 2018 * Week 1. Yellow tags for her meal plan, red stars for tasks, and colorful puffy stickers as section headers all pop off her crisp, white pages. She won't miss a single to-do with the emphasis these colors demand! 

There's so much you can do with the "Summit" Planner Kit and January add-ons. Which planner tip do you plan on putting into action this month? Post your creations in the gallery and add a link in the comments. We can't wait to see what you'll make!

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