For the longest time, I was afraid of undated planners. Not being dated was on the short list of things that got a planner placed on my “Nope. No way. Absolutely note list.”
But then, I fell in love with this ‘Get it Girl’ Happy Planner. I’m sure I put it down and picked it back up at least 30 times, while I was trying to decide if it was worth it. You should know, this was the first week of January, and the Michaels planner aisle was packed. Tons of people watched this internal battle play out.
I’ll cut to the point. I bought the planner and decided it could be fun playing with different numbers as part of the design. I’m three months into this planner, and I am seriously loving finding new ways to date the pages!
Below are a few of my favorite pages I’ve added dates to.
Stickers // Several undated Happy Planners come with a few sheets of date stickers, but if they do, it’s usually just enough to get your started. I’ve collected a few of these sheets from a few expansion packs that I never fully used.
I’ve had fun shopping for fun number fonts. The stickers I used in the above two photos are by The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby.
Layer stickers // I love how easy it is to switch up the look! I used the same number stickers in the above two photos. Layering the stickers with washi tape is a fun way to add a little personality to the page without taking up any planning space.
I also placed them on the page a little differently in each photo. They’re actually a little too tall for the space, so I’ve been inspired to get a little creative to make them fit. I’ve loved the look every time I’ve used them!
Tall Skinny Numbers // I love the tall, skinny number trend started by April Orr @momruncraft. This look is easy, and you don’t need any special supplies. (I used Crayola markers for mine!) I’ve had the most fun with this number style on my monthly page.
You can find the large ‘2017’ stickers here. These would also be great for a range of dates like the next idea.
A range of dates together // I didn’t have tons of photos from this week, so I mixed things up by grouping everything together rather than having a single column for each day. If you’re planning for productivity instead of memory planning, you could use this technique if your to-do list doesn’t have to be done on a specific day.
Colorful pens // Play around with different color combinations and lettering styles. I love getting inspiration from computer fonts. Find a font you love, type out the numbers you need, and try to mimic the elements of the font you like while still making it your own. I’ve said this before, but Papermate Flairs are my all-time favorite planner pens.
Stamps // Stamps are great for adding a cleaner look, without having to buy tons of number stickers. I love the look of layered stamps! These stamps are a teeny bit too big for the space, but I think there’s something about the ink layered over the days of the week that adds a lot of character to the page. Plus, you can use any color with the same set of stamps. Obvious, but it’s a huge perk in my book!
You can find the stamps I used here.
Do you have other fun ideas for dating an un-dated planner? I’d love to hear them! Let me know in the comments.
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