One of the things I was excited to see in the new May Release for Just Rite was their planner stamps! Organization is not my strong suit....a planner is something I'd really like to start, but then, you kinda have to plan to take the time to use your planner....haha!
So in the interest of getting started, but going in baby steps, I've started with a weekly menu planner. I figured this was a good way to avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store, having to buy items I'm missing for the recipe I just decide to try. Also figured it was a good way to actually have the ingredients to try some of these new recipes I never seem to get around to. Especially important now that I'm living with an auto immune disease which leaves me with a gluten-free/dairy-free/processed-free diet!
I made it simple enough to use everyday, but still with a little fun built in so I'd want to keep using it!
To create this, cut 8&1/2 by 11" pieces of white cardstock into 4's (the standard A2 4&1/4" by 5&1/2"), then just stamp up and decorate.
For the cover:
Trim down the white piece by 1/4" on each side, and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. The cute row of knife and fork in the circles are from the Planner Circle Icons set, and stamped in a row using Black Tuxedo Memento ink. This was matted on a strip of black cardstock (3/4" by 5&1/4") and glued to the cover.
Die cut the decorative oval from black cardstock using the Joy Oval Frame Dies. Stamp the "weekly" from the Planner Hex Page stamp set and "menu" stamps from the Planner Diet & Exercise stamp set, then trim to a banner shape. Layer and glue to the front cover.
This is the same thing you will do to create a cover page for each day of the week. To make it fun to use, this one is done in bright rainbow colors.
Under each cover sheet is a "disposable" second page. It can be filled out with that day's menu plan, and either thrown away when you are done, or kept for future use in a file box. I stamped them with the day of the week, but you could just stamp on the "breakfast, lunch, dinner" stamps (from the Planner Hex Page set) and the grocery list, and reuse. Or hey, if you always have "Taco Tuesday" you can use the same card with the day of the week....lots of options, your choice! Love that!
The grocery list lines stamp and the stamp used to create the colorful tabs for the top of the cards are from the Planner Basics stamp set and the little grocery cart icon...from the Planner Circle Icons, of course!
Looking for more organization in your life? Or maybe you're already a planner addict! Check out all the new release planner stamps in the Just Rite store!
Thanks for stopping by today....stop back soon....more inspiration on it's way!
Stamps: JustRite CR-05052 Planner Basics, CR-05072 Planner Hex Page, CR-05071 Planner Circle Icons, CR-05075 Planner Diet & Exercise
Dies: DIE-05049 Joy Oval Frame
Paper: Georgia Pacific white cardstock, AC black and colored cardstock.
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Other: rings, AC ribbon