Hi, friends! Looking for a way to add a personal touch to your planner? Teri here, and I’m going to show how to create your own custom page markers and Washi tape storage cards.
It’s quick and easy with Self-Laminating Pouches Small from HomeHobby by 3L®.
Creating Planner Page Markers
These markers are a great way to add a personalized touch your planner pages, plus they are wonderful for marking the planner pages you want to get to quickly.
Start by cutting several 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ panels of cardstock. These will serve as the bases of each of your page markers.
Decorate your cardstock panels with patterned paper and stickers.
To keep your papers from moving around, use some adhesive to hold them in place. I recommend using a dry, permanent adhesive like the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser so that you can work quickly. Sometimes, things can shift with a wet adhesive so it’s important to let it dry completely before moving to the next step.
You’ll need one Self-Laminating Pouch Small for every page marker you want to make.
Open up a pouch and set your decorated card on it. Remove the backing paper and seal the pouch. (Repeat this step for each page marker you want to make.)
Set your page marker on the platform of a manual die-cutting machine. Set a small circle etched die on top. Place the top cutting plate partly on the die, leaving half of it exposed. Run the marker through your die-cutting machine. You’ll end up with a tab that can easily be tucked onto a planner page.
The possibilities are endless with it comes to decorating your page markers. You can add calendars, pretty papers and, even, inspiring phrases.
Tape Storage Card (or Two)
Another fun way to add a personalized touch to your planner is to decorate it with Washi tape. Something my planner friends like to do is swap Washi tapes!
You can easily make cards for storing Washi tape strips by decorating cardstock panels just like you did the page markers. Consider using stamps or stickers to spell out the word “tape” on the top each card.
Once you’ve decorated your storage cards, seal them in Self-Laminating Pouches Small.
Tuck them in your planner by placing a self-adhesive Keepsake Envelope on one of your planner pages. Cover up the adhesive on the front of the pocket placing a sticker or a piece of cardstock on top of it.
Creative Time: 1 hour
Skill Level: Beginner
HomeHobby by 3L®
Self-Laminating Pouches – Cards Small
Patterned Paper and Stickers: Jillibean Soup Designs (You Make Miso Happy Collection); White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Circle Etched Die: Technique Tuesday; Manual Die-Cutting Machine