December is still the month of Bullet Journal for me, and I am loving it! I have encountered one small issue with how I bullet journal, scheduling a task. What I'm talking about is if on Monday I have "tidy lounge" but in classic Brooklynne format I put way too much in my day so it doesn't get done. Well I work all day Tuesday and Wednesday, so I need to put it in on Thursday, right? Unfortunately I have no idea where Thursday will be, so I have been using post its, which are great, cause I can just keep moving them. Downside is I have to keep moving them.
The more you move a sticky note the more it loses it's stick. Shame I don't have a dashboard like in my Large Kikki K. HEY! I could make a dashboard for my bullet Journal!
So away I went! I gathered my supplies:
- PFP Crystal Cave Papers
- PFP Crystal Cave Washi
- PFP Crystal Cave Sticky Notes
- PFP Crystal Cave December Kit leftovers
- 8.5" by 5" piece of card
- Glue/tape runner
- Corner Rounder
- Matte Medium OR Laminator
The first thing I did was choose which paper I wanted (this was actually easier than you think as I have 4 sets of this paper pack) I love the giant crystal cluster so knew I had to use it. Now if you have a laminator, you can be a bit slack with the gluing down things. I don't have a laminator so I'm using matte medium to really bond the papers together.
Pro tip: use an old gift card to "squeegee" out any air bubbles and really push that clue into the pores of the paper. Be firm but gentle as you don't want to tear the paper. Then wait, OR if you you are impatient like me grab your hair blow dryer and slam that paper with hot heat!
Once dry, I trimmed down the edges of the paper and any overhang. Since I folded over the paper I knew one long side was perfect, but I was worried about the other side, so I folded some washi over it to make sure it wouldn't peel up.
If you want a tab you can cut one in where ever you want. I did one in the middle of the top. Then it was corner rounding time. My Crop - A - Dile, is still a new tool so I use it way too much!
You could stop here, but when have I ever left things simple? I wanted to make sections on one side for categorizing tasks to be scheduled, so I used three PFP sticky notes cut down and positioned them how I liked. I again rounded the bottom left corner of the bottom one to look less jarring.
I stuck that whole lot down with Mat Medium, if you are laminating yours you could just use a tape runner.
Lastly I added a few stickers I had left over from the December monthly kit, so that I have three sections that read "Important", "Finances", and "To Do". All that was left was to put a spare quote sticker on the reverse side (if you are laminating it do so now) and put my page flags on it. Memo to self get blue page flags ;-) .
I think I might have to make another using the Colors of the Wind Papers! I hope you enjoyed this and please share if you made your own. I'd love to see the dashboards you made with this tutorial, tag me @brooklynne_michelle or @popfizzpaper or share over at out Facebook group PopFizzPaper Fans.