Hey all, Sabrina here! This week I will be sharing with you how to create a laminated checklist dashboard. Don’t worry if you don’t have a laminator there is no need to go out and buy one because I’ve got an easy solution for you.
Supplies needed are:
1- Scotch Self-Seal Laminating Pouches [any other brand works too]
1- Piece of Design Paper
Dry eraser marker
Let’s start by taking our design paper and cutting it a size that will fit into the planner you are using- this sheet is from the PopFizzPaper May Planner Kit in the floral watercolor design. I will be creating this dashboard to fit inside The Happy Planner and since my handwriting is on the larger size my dashboard is going to be about 8 in x 10 in almost the same size as a Happy Planner cover. I know it’s not exactly a dashboard size but the sizing is up to you; a good suggested size could be 6 in x 7 in.
Once the cutting is complete and you’ve got your perfect size next is the fun part- decorating! Time to get creative and personal here by placing down the stickers where you would like them to go. My dashboard will be used as daily to-do list divided into 3 categories of what I would typically do during my day; “to go”, “to do”, and “to clean”. What’s great about this laminated dashboard is that it’s reusable meaning you can create a quick list in the morning of what needs to be done for the day and if you change your mind about something all you have to do it wipe it off the list. It’s not a permanent task for the day so you can do that task tomorrow or even another day of the week.
I love the “I am too busy” sticker from the Fries before Guys Quote collection that was in the June PFP Faves Planner Kit. It makes for the perfect title for my dashboard which is centered at the top of my page and I’ve also added a couple hearts and butterflies next to the wording just to add a little more cuteness. Next I’ve taken a rainbow appointment label and added an icon to the left corner and lined those below the quote sticker spaced about 1.5 in apart from each other. Take your checklists and place them vertically below your appointment labels. It’s up to you how many checklists you want to use and how many categories you’d like to have. You can stop here if you’d like but I’ve went ahead and personalized it a little more. Below those checklists I’ve horizontally placed a habit sticker with an icon sticker, a pill/vitamin sticker, an appointment label with an icon sticker, and a few TV stickers below those. I plan to use the habit sticker for my weekly work outs and the appointment label for my dogs whether it's a reminder to groom, bathe, or to take them to the dog park.
If your dashboard is smaller than 8 in x 10 in then cut the laminated pouch to the correct size before putting the design paper inside. Once you’ve places all your stickers onto your design paper and have cut the pouch to size go ahead and just slip that design sheet right into the self-sealing laminating pouch and seal. Be careful with these laminating sheets you want to carefully seal the pouch without any bubbles so make sure you seal slowly. These Scotch laminated pouches come with instructions on how to use these so read that before beginning. Trim off any excess laminating paper and that’s it- it’s that simple! Feel free to double laminate your dashboard by slipping it into another pouch and repeating this same process if you want a thicker insert.
Lastly, grab your hole punch! If you don’t own a Happy Planner Paper Punch, it’s okay just remove your cover from your planner and place it over the laminating pouch using that as your guide. Use your dry eraser pen and mark your holes, punch a single hole on your marks, and then make slits wide enough depending on the type of rings your planner has.
Fill in your dashboard and put it right into your planner! This is really easy and it doesn’t take too long to create. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial- if you create a checklist dashboard we’d love to see it so make sure you tag @popfizzpaper and myself in the picture on Instagram!