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Planner side-by-side

I am experimenting with a Year-at-a-glance planner sheet.  It is a tricky one to get right for both US letter and A4 paper.  Give it a go and see what you think – I haven’t done specific topper pages, but you can always just add a strip of patterned paper, or stamp onto the blank bit at the top.  Just fold in half with the print edges lined up then slice up the middle. Depending on the paper you use the sheets will be slightly different sizes – A4 makes two at about 5.75 inches, and US letter is about 5.5 inches.

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Grab it here!

And you can also print it and punch holes along the top edge, to add to a 4-ring, 3-ring  or 2-ring binder.  Haven’t tested them all so not sure about the 2017 placement, but again, you can always stick paper over it and add the year with number stickers or stamps.

 

Enjoy.


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Year at a Glance for planners and 2018 DIY

One of my followers, Moz, made one of my all-time favourite calendar projects.  I’ve shown it many times but if you missed it you can see it here.  She always does 18 month calendars so often asks for at least a part of the next year much sooner than I expect – you’d think I’d expect it by now LOL!

I’ve done the DIY (Decorate it yourself) calendar for 2018.  diy2018s2s

Grab it here.

Another follower always needs her calendars resized, which is more work than it once was, due to some changes in the OS I use.  BUT I know the size she needs.  To accommodate people who need different sizes, I will now plan on spacing things out as above.    You can cut outside the lines and get a bigger calendar block, up to about 4 x 5 1/2 inches, if you need it.

So that is two special requests down!

Lastly, I had a request for a planner Year at a Glance sheet.  You may recall I made a series of planner pages that included a variety of toppers that you can print month at a glance sheets on.  I’ve done two YAAG for 2017 that fit.  I know for sure they work perfectly on A4 paper and I believe they will work reasonably well for US letter paper.

There is a plain version and a fancy font version, as well as the watercolour planner surround –

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Grab that here.

and the calendar sheets look like this:

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Grab the PLAIN FONT version here and the FANCY FONT version here

You can easily print them and decorate the top as you like, even just sticking a strip of scrapbook paper over it and adding the year back with stickers!

So I think that takes care of any special request type things.  Phew.


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Requested, but I might as well share

I have been hiding away, recovering from the devastating news from the USA and from a tooth extraction.  I’ll say no more on either topic.  But I had gotten a request for calendars with a triangular theme.  I made one, then another.  Here they are:

Shades of blue triangles:

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Bright and colourful triangles:2017bright_triangles


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So called Last calendar for 2017

Silly name, but last year I called this one Last2016 so I guess I have to stick with it. This one was a request from a commenter.  Here it is, updated for 2017!

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Also, I have a number of projects that are useful for gift-giving.  If you want to take these calendar blocks and create a stand for them, or otherwise display them, you can check out the new page up top. I include a few links to past calendar related projects that might inspire you.  There is still time to whip up a few for gifts!

 

 


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New page, new toppers and a question about Spanish

I have added a new page to the top menu.  This is where I will add any calendar pages or topper pages for the planner printables.  I also added a couple of new toppers:

B&W floral drawing

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Colourful Floral

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I am wondering if it makes sense to do the same sort of thing for the Project Life sized cards.  Thing is, I get requests every year for me to redo a past calendar updated for the current year.  I’ll have to think on the best way to do it, but would it prove helpful to have all of the past designs as blanks which then have the current year printed ver them?  I wonder…

And wondering on…

I was trying to figure out how to create one of the iPhoto calendar blocks in Spanish, without having to go in and edit all the words.  Simply by changing the language and region preferences I was able to generate a Spanish language calendar.  Nice – had I thought to change the start date to Monday.  DOH! I think selecting a region selects that sort of thing for you and you have to go in manually and alter it. Here is the sample page – I did change the font for the month name, as I did with the other one.  Is it worth continuing?  2017-1

It’s a bit of a plaver to change it but my preference is for planner to begin on a Monday.  Is it yours, English or Spanish??

LMK!


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Spanish Sunday to Saturday

Oddly, I had TWO requests for more Spanish calendars.  One was for the non-traditional Sunday to Saturday version.  I had a quick play to see if it would be easy to create.  It wasn’t too bad.  I changed up the colouring for December, but the rest are the same, although the location moves around

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Grab it here.  I do realize that the world is split between Spanish speakers you use Monday to Sunday and those who use Sunday to Saturday.  If there is enough interest I will try to do the MtoS version soon.

I also hope to sort out a Planner page so I can keep all the bots for printing custom calendar pages in one place.  And I may try to see if I can print the calendar pages in different languages.  I love a challenge…..

 


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Interesting Planner printables

I love playing around with weird ideas that pop into my head.  You know the planner pages I added recently?  I had the idea to expand on them in what I hope will be an interesting way.

I first created, as requested, the full 12 months of the side-by-side lace-strip planner pages.  That looks like this:

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BUT what I have added is just the lace strips on each page. If you print that you will get 12 sheets, each with a lace strip at the top edge with NOTES: at the far right. The files has been created so the two “pages” print side-by-side on a single sheet, and no matter what size paper you select, the design will be scaled to fit and print in the middle of the sheet.

That in itself could be useful, I suppose, if you wanted just a nice decorative sheet for your planner with lots of space to write.

I also designed two other files.  One, like the lace file, has 12 sheets, each with a decorative strip across the top.  Like the Lace one, it starts with what I have assigned as JANUARY, and ends with what I have assigned as DECEMBER.  The strips look like this:

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but that is not the order they appear.

A third file is a single sheet, meant to be printed 12 times.  That is a watercolour floral and looks like this:

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The second element is the calendar pages.  I did three – well, two and a variation.

Big Date

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Big Date with the days and Month larger and darker

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Modern, with a fancier font

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Again, these are 12 sheets on month a page.

Here is how it works.  Figure out how the paper feeds thru your printer.  This is critical.  Print a single sheet, print all 12, of whatever calendar page you want.  Them load a page, or the stack, back into your printer and print the decorative sheet of your choice over the top.  The decorative elements will be centred just like the calendars are.  So you could print January with the lace strips using the fancy font calendar – see the selection to print the page selected in the sidebar?

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and the other option to print page 2 only?

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And you might be able to fill the page more completely by selecting the BORDERLESS option

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The point is, you can print any of the calendar pages onto any of the decorative element pages, as you prefer.  You could even just print the calendar pages and add your own decor – stamps, patterned paper, washi tape, even a photo strip.

Now, I would LOVE to be able to perform all these actions to show you they do work, but my stupid printer is out of black ink.  I have a full smaller black ink cart but the fat cart is empty and it won’t print without all the carts having at least some ink in them.  I hate that.  Anyway, give it a go and see what you think.  For me, this is a great way to share LOADS of different options and allow people to customize planner pages by picking a combo they like.  And it means with three calendar options, I can add tons of decor topppers quickly and effortlessly!

Calendar sheets (12 months, each month across 2 planner pages. Designed to be cut in half, and hole punched to lay side-by-side)

2017 Fancy Font calendar

2017 Big Date (light text)

2017 Big Date (darker text)

Decorative sheets (12 months, side-by-side)

Lace Strip

BoHo strips

and finally

Watercolour floral  (one sheet to be printed 12 times, one per month)

Hope you have fun with this.


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Planner calendars

I have been playing again, awaiting a few deliveries. I actually have a long list of things that need doing outside of the house but I can’t set off to do them till things ordered arrive.

I do pay attention to requests if I can, especially if I think they will be useful to many people (although I am not opposed to doing something custom, depending on how much work it is LOL!) and so I’ve done two planner style calendars.

First, a full sheet size.  I am testing out a theory.  I’ve saved these cropped to the actual edge of the design.  What it should mean is that your printer should print the pages to fit whatever paper size you have selected.  That could be A4 or US letter, or even A5! It will automatically centre on the paper too.

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You can download that here – the first six months have the doilies as you see them here, the last six months have them flipped, just for a bit of variety.

The other one I was playing with is a totally new design.  It looks like this:

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That one is designed for a Filofax style planner. It fits an A4/US letter size sheet, so I suppose if you don’t mind the break in the middle where the holes go for the smaller size planners you COULD print it and use it in notebook sized planner instead.

You can download that one here.  The lacy design and month word is a different colour for each month.

Forgot to mention, these are in the Monday to Sunday format.  Although I always use a Sunday to Monday CALENDAR, for some reason a Monday to Sunday PLANNER makes more sense to me so I tend to do them that way.

 


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Planner Calendars?

I had an email request for one of my calendars, one month across two pages, for a planner.  I didn’t have all the info I needed, so I made an assumption that it was for a 6×8 inch planner, for the purposes of testing out an immediate idea.  I was looking for a quick way to do it, and the iPhoto calendar method (where I “print” the blank calendar but save it as a PDF then edit it) seemed like a great idea.

There is a bit of work involved to set up a sort of template, so the page prints with a split in the middle, and with whatever decorative elements I want at the top, so it takes time, but it isn’t difficult.  I like the fact there is the little previous and next month blocks, and the Modern Lines calendar has space to write appointments (well, a few of them per day but not a lot!) and I was able to add a NOTES section to the side.

Here are two samples I am playing with:

 

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The holes would get punched in the middle, so the two pages lay side-by-side.  To create a single page month would be MUCH faster.

There would be no way to easily change the font, although it would certainly be quite easy to hide the original one for the month and year and overlay a nicer one, like so:

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I wouldn’t go to all the effort of changing al the text, because I think the readability of a calendar is important, but the extra pop of a pretty font for the month word lifts it a bit.

So I’m curious – is this appealing at all?  Drop me a comment and LMK.