I have been trialling several different setup styles over the past few months and couldn’t find something that looked grown-up and sophisticated but still pretty to look at. I think this need has probably spawned from the realisation that I turn 30 in 5 months
While frantically searching online and researching Rifle Paper Co.’s beautiful collections, I stumbled across this Garden Herb wrapping paper and absolutely loved it. It had the deep plum tones of the purple Malden with fresh zingy green-yellows and muted greens – it was perfect for Spring and just what I had been looking for; I just didn’t realise! And I found somewhere in the UK that actually stocked it!
So I thought, what better way to make use of my time waiting for it than to plan my new setup?
Here she is!
And now the talking bit, as I explain my frantic design board to you!
You may have seen some of my other mood boards but I thought I’d just explain what all the little elements are on the page and hopefully you will be able to visualise my plan.
The patterned botanical paper on the left is what I will use for my dashboard and possibly my dividers as well. It’s the Rifle Paper Co. Garden Herb wrapping paper I was raving about earlier.
I used Paint Shop Pro and picked some of the colours out of the wrapping paper to use for colours on my divider tabs (see above, the lavender-coloured tab that says ‘home’) and labels for my Filofax ‘today’ page markers (see above, plum and yellowy green ‘today’ and ‘month’). This will give my planner a consistent feel throughout.
I will also use (if I can find it anywhere) the market list pad that co-ordinates with the Garden Herb paper. I just love this, although I’m scared I would think it would be too nice to use!
I would use my trusty Agendio inserts, but when it comes to ordering more, I will use 4 different accent colours for the different months of the year, which will co-ordinate with the colours of the Garden Herb paper. (At the moment I have shades of pink and purple).
I found the botanical-themed E.E.Cummings quote on Pinterest and really loved it, so it might be printed and punched, and placed just after my dashboard. In case it’s too small to read, it says, “to be nobody but myself – in a world which is doing its’ best, night and day, to make me somebody else – means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight, and never stop fighting.”
The polaroid picture is an example of how I will add photos to my planner. I like to have a few photos and I think black and white pictures look really classy. I use Simple Stories Sn@p photo pockets, and cut them down to size so they are single 3×4″ pockets. These are great for adding little photos. I’ll print these with my Canon Selphy.
I love butterflies so I will probably fit a few of those in, too.
What do you think, did you understand my ramblings?!