My New Planner and a New Way to Store Your Old A5 Pages - Free Planner Printable

Hello there! This blog post is going to be a little different to the ones that I normally post. I have to tell you, that I hate to write posts! I sometimes wish I could just post my printables without any description at all and I have to admit, I usually copy and paste my posts and and a different description here and there. But this post is special.

I had the opportunity to go to the Simple Stories Headquarters, home of the Carpe Diem Planner, for a meet up with the Utah Planner Pretties here in Utah. If you live in Utah and want to be a part of a planning group, I highly suggest you join this group. They host meet ups every month and we live all over the state of Utah. This was the first meet up that I have ever been to and I had such a blast! We did a little make and take and we got a tour of the warehouse and everything. We even had the chance to meet the owner of Simple Stories, Amber Crowell. She and her husband started this company as a scrapbooking business and have now expanded to the planner world with the Carpe Diem Planner. While I was there, she shared something with me that just blew my mind! For those of you who plan in an A5 Planner and don't know what to do with your used pages...just wait until I tell you what she shared with me!

Warning...this post is very picture heavy! But I also snuck a couple of free printables in at the end of this post. It wouldn't be a post from myplannnerenvy.com if it didn't include a free printable or two!

So, if you know me at all, it is no secret at all that my favorite color is orange. So when I saw the A5 Reset Girl Persimmon Leather Planner in the store at the headquarters where they sell their products, I just had to have it! Here is the description of the planner and all of the goodies included on their website:

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A5 Persimmon Split Leather Planner with split leather interior, gold rings, elastic pen loop, metal charm, foiled acetate dashboard, {24} Reset Girl monthly calendar pages, {12} Reset Girl monthly tabbed dividers, {72} Reset Girl weekly inserts and {4} Reset Girl assorted inserts.

I took a few pictures of my planner and all of the views of the outside and inside of the inserts that were included. I did also buy this set of Bookmarks HERE to go with my new planner. What can I say...I love a good page marker! Now back to the planner....I just love the color of this planner and all of the colors of the inserts are right up my alley:



You get the planner dividers on the rings and the insert separate sealed in plastic:
Here is what the month of June's dividers looks like. This is it's own separate front and back page. Here is the front of the divider on the right side:
And here is the back of the divider on the left side. Also, one cool thing about these inserts that is that you get two monthly views. You get this one, that is perfect for me to track my PTA Volunteer hours:
And you get this one that is undated so you can really start these inserts any time you want. I have made several Date Dots HERE, HERE, and HERE that you could easily use instead of hand writing in the date yourself.
Here is the weekly view: You can use the Date Dots linked above for the weekly inserts too. I have included some Blank Weekly Headers at the end of this post designed specifically for the weekly inserts included in this planner.
And here is the inside of the planner with nothing in it:

Now here is the part of my visit to the Headquarters that blew my mind! Amber showed me that the A5 inserts of the planner I just bought, fit perfectly in the 6 x 8 Binders that the sell! So of course, I had to have the Orange one. The Binder includes:

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Includes (8) SN@P! pages, (3) Kraft dividers, and (10) pocket pages

Here is the grouping of the pictures to show you exactly what I mean:

You can see the top left picture is what the outside of the Binder looks like.

The top right picture is the inside of the binder and it shows you exactly what the rings look like in the binder.

The bottom left picture is all of the dividers and inserts included in the A5 planner that I bought.

And the bottom right picture is all of the inserts added into the Binder!
I have to tell you that all of the inserts fit perfectly in this binder! No over hang on the top or the bottom and when you close it, there are no pages hanging out of the binder either. And the best part is that these Binders are so inexpensive and they look so cute on a bookshelf or where ever you decide to store them! 

I have pages and pages of old A5 weekly pages stored in expensive planners or in a bin in my crafting closet in my front room. I have A5 Planners from Kikki K and Filofax lining a bookshelf in my front room that are housing pages of unused inserts and dividers. Not any more! I plan on going and purchasing more so that I can easily transfer all of the inserts out of my Kikki K and Filofax Planners into them. So I that if I feel the need to use my Lilac Kikki K, or my Brown Original Filofax, or my Ochre Malden Filofax, I can do so without having to shuffle around a million papers!

Now onto the printables. I wanted some Headers for the inserts that were included in this planner. The Headers measure 1.250 w X .250 h. I made a set in some Dusty Colors in the color theme of the inserts and of course, I had to make some in Glitter. You don't have to have this planner to use these Headers. I am sure that you could easily find a use for them in any planner you use. Download both of the printables in one PDF HERE and the studio3 files will be linked below each picture:
Carpe Diem Reset Girl Insert Headers from myplannerenvy.com
 Download the Colored Header studio3 HERE
Carpe Diem Reset Girl Insert Glitter Headers from myplannerenvy.com
 Download the Glitter Header studio3 HERE

If you use any of my printables in your planner, take a picture and tag me @myplannerenvy on Instagram or post your picture on my Facebook Page so I can see them in use. It really makes me happy to see others using my printables, plus it gives me new inspiration on how I can decorate my own planner and improve my printables to make them more universal for all planner lovers. :)

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PLEASE NOTE: I recently learned that MAMBI changed the weekly box size of their newest release of the Big Happy Planners. All of the stickers designed on this blog under the Label BIG HAPPY PLANNER, were made using the dimensions of the original Stay Golden July 2016-December 2017 Big Happy Planner.
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2 comments :

  1. I have fallen in love with all the carpe diem planner stuff too. I've been cutting down all my happy planner printables to fit the vertical inserts so it will be wonderful if you start making them to fit the carpe diem. Fyi the posh inserts co-ordinate with the reset girls so you can mix and match. I love all simple stories products, and so easy to get here in the UK.

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    1. I am seriously debating on whether or not to start making Samplers for the vertical layout. I might take the measurements and start a trial period of doing them and see if I will even use them myself.

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