Hello everyone I have a fun little project here for you of how I decorate the month overview page in my Happy Planner. I feel like with the Happy Planner I have finally found planner peace, and it's disc bound. I love how easy it is to add things to it and how quick it is to expand the ring size (for a crazy period I had Dec 2015 - Dec 2017 in one planner)! But my favourite thing is the month overview pages, where I can record birthdays, important dates and a snapshot of what is happening in my life overall!
The only thing is I find them a bit boring at times and not always the look I want. Especially in September as it is my Birthday Month! Also it's a bit Pink for me, so I pulled out my Tombow water soluble crayons and painted over the currently section in blues and greens to match the gemstone papers I'm going to use.
After that was done I ran some of the glitter washi from the add on kit along the left side edge for some pzazz. Not the washi was a bit wider than I wanted so I just trimmed it roughly down the middle with my paper trimmer. The top calendar section I find redundant and the dark blue was a bit much so I covered it up with a strip of the large white gem outline paper which I just loooooooove!
One thing I knew was that the sticky notes from the September kit would look GORGEOUS in place of the standard birthday box and Important dates lines. The sticky notes were about half an inch too wide so I carefully trimmed off a quarter of an inch from both sides and the required amount from the bottom each of which were different. Using my favourite Tombow mono permanent tape runner I secured both stickey notes in place.
Next to tidy it up some I used the other piece of glitter washi to separate the two halves and ground those sticky notes. Doesn't it just sparkle so heavenly! Finally my absolute favourite gem washi along the bottom to hide the American holidays that don't apply to me. I love how simple and stunning this washi is.
Now I just need a few final touches to finish the look off, like holographic stickers. Creative Team member Jennifer got me the Me And My Big Ideas, Holographic sticker sheet for my birthday and I love it so two quote stickers were the first things to go down and then from there I use these tiny Holographic stars in the top left corner of each section .
It didn't really feel finished and then I remembered the glitter enamel stars from April kit! Something was bothering me about the top left of the page and in general the left side of the banner. It needed something. Out cam my 2 inch circle punch and the blue on blue gem pattern paper, ct that sucker in half an BAM on she went. I'm not sure why that was needed but it was.
All I need to do now is fill it out! I was easily able to do the birthdays and important dates. When it cam to the Currently section, there were a few things I knew I could put down easily but the rest will have to be filled out as the month happens. If you are a Happy Planner do you decorate these pages? If so I would love to see how feel free to tag me @brooklynne_michelle or @popfizzpaper !