I couldn't find one anywhere, but I did find a small half size Martha Stewart binder at Staples. Score! I also found a few other supplies there that I thought would work well: some dividers, some lined sheets and a clear pocket for me to put random things in. What's even better is I think I spent less than 20$ on all of it!
Then the next problem, I couldn't find any pre-printed planner sheets that I liked. I wanted them simple and clean, so I could decorate my planner to my heart's content. After all, I would use it more if it made me happy when I looked at it, right? I even looked around on etsy, and whereas, there were some beautiful ones on there, they just weren't what I was looking for. I found some free downloads as well, but when I would print them and punch holes, it always punched the holes too far into the page. Probably because the weren't designed for the type of notebook I was using. So I set off to make my own! This is just a sampling of some of the pages.
Let me premise this by saying I am by no means a graphic designer. It took me forever to get these formatted the way I wanted and even then, I am sure a more experienced designer will find all sorts of flaws. But hey, I am offering them to you for free!
I designed them to be printed front and back of an regular size 8.5X11 sheet of paper. I used a slightly heavier sheet of paper than copy paper, but not quite as heaving as card stock. I believe it was a 62 lb weight. I printed all the calendars and then fed them through the printer again and printed a To Do/Project Planner Page on all the backs. All the other pages I just printed the same ones on front and back. Cut the sheets down the middle at the 5.5 inch mark and punch holes in the appropriate places and there ya go!
I've been loving decorating my pages to my hearts content! Heidi Swapp has some mini stamp sets that are the perfect size for decorating this size of planner! This is just one example, but it's my favorite!
I've included all of the following pages:
1. Calendar Pages
K. January 2015
2. 2014/2015 Calendar Page
3. To Do/Project Planner Page
4. Contact Page
5. Website Page
6. Monthly Bill Tracker Page (2 months on each page)
7. Monthly Bill Tracker Page (one month per page)
8. Birthdays/Special Dates Page 1
9. Birthdays/Special Dates Page 2
10. Account Information Page
**These pages are for personal use only please!
Until next time.........