stamps, dies, and pages, oh my! anniversary month wouldn’t be complete without fun new goodies for our moments inked planners, right?! and that’s exactly what we’re getting with everyday symbols, posted ii, binder listed, and perpetual daily pages. i was especially excited about binder listed to create new perfect fit page markers. and lines and numbers for the large white post it - yay! plus fun new symbols that are oh so cute. i'm so excited to show you how it’s all fitting right in...
as i mentioned above, i was very excited about the new binder listed die. i like being able to quickly flip to the month or week in progress and this is perfect for that, extending just above the length of the page.
the die is the same as last year's tabbed list die, but with binder holes in place of the spiral ones. it includes the same label cut out and will work perfectly with the listed stamp set for making all kinds of list inserts. i specifically wanted place markers for "this month" and "this week" so i cut two from different sheer basics vellum patterns and opted to use words from the remembered stamp set with a smaller "this" from clip tips on luxe gold adhesive labels to coordinate with the binder's gold details.
i laminated these twice for durability and snipped the edge to the hole so that i can snap them in and out, kind of like how the spiral bound die cuts work. although opening the binder isn't that big of a deal, i will be moving them often, and this will make it easier to do so more quickly.
next up, i couldn't wait to stamp a few 3" x 6" white post-its with the new longer posted ii - color coordinated of course! this new posted set has a title box and fifteen lines to stamp at once, plus numbers to number them and new titles too. it was a breeze to stamp a small stack of these - once for the lines in raspberry fizz, and again with both the title and numbers together in simply chartreuse. remember the color names are right in the front of the planner for reference! also, the note page die from the binder page die collection released last month is a perfect dashboard for these. like the binder listed page markers, i cut the note page from patterned vellum and laminated it twice. i love coordination and a perfect fit!
moving on, the most fun product this month has to be everyday symbols. i love icons, so this set was made for me! you have to have words in a planner - there's no getting around that. but i like little pictures to break things up here and there, especially for quick visual reminders of things that just don't need to be written over and over. stamping directly on the planner pages makes me a little nervous, so i decided to make stickers that can be moved around if necessary. this way i could also color them without worrying about bleed through.
and extras store nicely in my binder pocket, ready and waiting to be added where needed! the stickers i used are mini removable labels by avery that i had on hand. they turned out to be a perfect fit for both the images and binder placement. there's even a little room for the many coordinating words in the set, which can be used to clarify the image. you could also stamp the icons on circles or squares die cut from white adhesive sheets to keep on hand with your banners.
and last, but not least, daily pages for 2016 have arrived! perpetual daily pages, to be more precise. first, a few details. they're available in both binder and spiral editions. they're now printed in neutral colors and feature a perpetual calendar style for flexibility. and there is a new tear-away corner to make it easier to keep track of where you are. much of the layout is still the same - hydrate, nourish, focus, grateful, memorable moment, and be active. but a few things are different based on feedback from last year. in addition to the calendar along the top for labeling the day, there are two open ended lists - a large box near the top left, and a smaller checklist on the lower right. overall, there is more flexibility in terms of how often you choose to fill out the dailies, as well as what you choose to include. maybe you just want to do weekdays or just a few a week. this makes it easy to do just that. and because the pages are neutral, you can add details to color coordinate to the month if you're adding to your binder, or go crazy with colored pens like i did above. for the open ended list areas, i decided to experiment with my listing this month. yesterday's "list" inspired a little stamping in the box! this is actually a great option for a new lister who doesn't want to get overwhelmed with quantity - three items should be easy to start with. for the other small list section, i decided to add a couple of hashtags i wanted to participate in on instagram.
speaking of hashtags, mark your planners for our new hashtag campaign, #saturdaysnailmail. on saturdays we will share customers photos from instagram, facebook, etc. that you take of cards you are mailing out to friends or family. sending cards is definitely something i want to do more of! to kick things off today, we encourage you to make a card to send to the warehouse staff at papertrey ink headquarters. don't forget to snap a picture and hashtag it! check out nichole's blog for more details - as always, prizes are up for grabs!