Oh these gorgeous planner covers. I do so love them you guys.
February is here and I am ready to dive back into planner decorating. I have a tendency to make big plans and then never complete them because I didn’t have everything lined up just how I wanted them to beforehand.
Plans are a fickle thing aren’t they? You make a good effort to accomplish things that are noble and then life happens.
Nevertheless, I am strong willed and determined, and I am not giving up. I have things to plan and goals to accomplish.
This year I bought my Erin Condren LIfe Planner at Staples. I was so excited to see that they are selling them at select Staples locations now. If you haven’t gotten yours already, you can save $10 when you order your Erin Condren Planner through this link.
I liked being able to use a coupon on Erin Condren planner when I picked it up my planner, and I definitely loved being able to have my planner right away. The only thing missing was the ability to personalize my planner and all the extras that come in that lovely shipping box.
To be honest though, last year I got all those beautiful extras and never used a single one. Since I really love to personalize my planner myself, I figured I would make the retail store version of the planner work this year. Plus, I may have been a bit behind on ordering it in time for the new year.
I wanted to be able to make my cover reversible so I had to make more than one. I went through a few failures, before I settled on these three favorites. I think I might keep the striped one on way past February, I love it so much and I hope you will love them too.
I went ahead and made these planner covers to be printed on standard size paper or card stock. I have yet to find specially sized paper that is the same size as the Erin Condren Planner. Cutting this simple rectangle out should prove simple enough though.
If you are planning on making your reversible, remember that the inside cover of your planner will be upside down. I printed mine and taped them together with double sided adhesive before laminating. Very, very easy.
Click the above link to download the printable file of the “Love this Life” Planner cover. Print, laminate and then you will need to line your laminated cover up with your removable cover that came on your planner to mark where the holes will be.
I manually punch mine with a 1/8 hole punch and then place it on my planner with the aid of a pencil to force the plastic down between the binding. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to anser them.
I am having a color crush on mint lately, or always. Teal, turquoise; I am a cool tones kind of girl. I wasn’t sure I would make it the entire month of February with black and pink so I wanted to be sure to have something with my favorite colors that still fit the occasion.
I am pretty sure I can make gold and mint appropriate for all occasions though.
Lastly is this great cover which almost made me create a fourth design just so I didn’t have to chose only two. The flags on the banners have tiny white polka dots and we are sticking with the “love” theme.
I am not really big on Valentine’s Day for no particular reason. February, however, is the month that my husband first asked me to be his girlfriend, so I can’t help feeling extra romantic this time of year.
This year my husband and will have been a couple 15 years. I am a lucky woman.
I hope you enjoy these planner covers as much as I do, and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day.
Stay tuned for some upcoming Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, I am pretty excited to get all dolled up in pink and red.
Thanks for stopping by!