3.12.2015

Midori Style Planner Resources

I am a plannerd. That is a planner-nerd. I have a problem, I have now admitted it so we can all move on.
I just started the divorce process with my Erin Condren Life Planner{referral link}. My EC was great and gorgeous but a bit overwhelming for me. Most of my daily to-do-ing is the same routine, so I don't really need all that space to plan. Most of my planner was filled with stickers and note-taking in the back section. I also prefer to be able to customize my planner and switch things out.
Platinum Bubblegum Erin Condren
The ARC planner from Staples was great for this, but when I got larger discs I hated having it my purse. DUNDUNDUN> In walks the Midori Traveler's Notebook{affiliate}.
Midori
After scouring Pinterest for hours, I found some great ideas to make my own inserts for a Midori style planner. BUT I still didn't have a planner yet. Next, I spent hours on Etsy and YouTube finding people that had already created what I was searching out for my planner. Here are some links to help you to the same:
Cori aka The Reset Girl's video called Midori 101 [She has a long list of resources and links below the video!!]
Brit from Just a Beautiful Life's video on her Prayer and Gratitude Journal.
Ray Blake's YouTube channel and site My Life All in One Place are full of tutorials and free printables.
Nina the Paper Nerd has a fab tutorial on making your own inserts.
Dawn at Break of Light has my favorite FREE Undated Monthly printable.
After watching Cori's video I searched out the Etsy shops that she recommended and fell in love with the Foxy Dori notebooks. I stalked followed Kelly from Foxy Dori everywhere I could find her. She is really sweet and answers questions quick on Etsy and Instagram. When you go to her shop it will, most likely, be pretty slim. She posts new goodies every single day, but they sell out FAST.
I always say go big or go home, no-not really, so I ordered the Extra Wide Foxy Dori in raven with a light pink strap. I will share pictures with you as soon as she arrives.
For now here are some pictures of the inserts that I have created. All the paper is from Stampin' UP! This series paper is retired but there are lots to choose from {consultant website} including a different black and white style. I cut the paper to size and then on the fold, so it would fold easier after laminating. I laminated the covers with 3mm Scotch Laminating Pouches {aff} and my Scotch Laminator {aff}. Then I bound them, like Nina did in her tutorial, with my sewing machine. So far, I have made a monthly planner, to-do journal, pocket, and some bookmarks.
This is the inside of my monthly planner. Calendar is from Dawn (above). Pocket is a laminated scrap that I attached with sticky strip {cons}. The year at a glance is from Ray Blake (above).
I used some scrap paper to make some bookmarks. The baker's twine is from the $ spot at Target. The pocket is also laminated but I cut the pocket before laminating and added it with sticky strip. For the to-do journal, I alternated paper. I use a 32 lb paper from Hammermill {aff} and the pink is 24 lb from Staples.
Next I will be working on my prayer/gratitude/Bible study journal, which may end up being more than one insert. This was a quick post, so please let me know if you have any questions or if something doesn't make sense. Follow my blog and my Planner Addiction board on Pinterest. I'm also on Instagram.
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