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Planning

Finding the Perfect Everyday Carry Planner

Despite my love for planning, there has been something this year lacking. Because I always keep my planners at home, I’m not very good at future planning. If there’s things I need to do throughout the day I’m also at the mercy of remembering what I’ve written in my planner. Not great for a planner obsessive really? I’ve resolved to change this with 2018 and have spent the past month trying to work out what the best every day carry (EDC) would be for me. I do  ...

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Planning

Papergang October Review

I’m still loving this subscription! I almost forget about it each month and so when I get home to find it on my doormat, it’s like Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, this isn’t as festive as you might expect. While I do like the colour scheme, I’m in two minds as to whether I’m disappointed that it doesn’t reflect the season. As it’s the box that contains the December calendar card I would have liked something a little more wintery. In terms of the  ...

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Planning

My Midori set up for Autumn

I don’t normally do the whole setting up my planner for a season thing However, after setting up my Midori recently I felt it needed prettying up. After seeing all those travelers notebooks set up beautifully on Instagram I felt compelled to do the same. I’d seen a few TN kits around Etsy but sadly couldn’t find one to match my style. What I could find was a sold out Autumn TN kit from Filofabulouss. Some of the separate parts of the kit were still available, so I picked  ...

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Cardmaking

Super cute balloon birthday cards done two ways

Back to cardmaking today with some simple children’s cards I say childrens, but actually with the right colour combination, they’d be just as nice for adults too. This design was inspired by something I found over on Pinterest a while ago. I love balloon cards generally but I liked the idea of not seeing the full balloon. I also though this would be a fantastic opportunity to bring out the brightly coloured cardstock. To make these cards you can do one of two things: Use die  ...

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