Hi Planner girls! Celene here! Do you like collecting pretty things? Do you have a specific collection that you have since you were a child? That one particular collection that you cannot give up easily? If someone asks me those exact questions, my quick resounding answer is: Yes! I am a collector of pretty bookmarks! Since I started reading short stories and novels I also learned to appreciate having pretty bookmarks. I have bookmarks with charms, wired bookmarks, magnetic ones and those pretty postcard-like bookmarks they give away in hotels. Whenever I came across pretty clothing tags from my latest shopping finds, I carefully cut them and turn them into bookmarks too. I treat every pretty bookmark with care, after all they accompany me to places and adventures my chosen book takes me.
Naturally, when I was new to the planner community, pretty planner page markers and clips were the first collection that I built since they attract me most. I get them from various talented paperclip artists and crafters but believe me the most precious ones that I have are those which I created for myself.
So today I’m going to show you how I do my planner page markers using Mommy Lhey’s April Stamp Sets. These stamp sets are:
Aside from your clear stamp sets, we will need:
- Plain White/Colored Cardstock
- Cutting Board
- Corner Puncher
- Craft Scissors
- Pencil & Eraser
- Precision Stamping Tool/Acrylic Block
- Pigment Ink Pads
- Roller Tape
- Acetate Film and Laminating Machine
- Paper Crafting Knife
I started by trimming my cardstocks to a width/base of 1 ¾ inches. For the height I made several cuts ranging from 1 ¾ to 3 ½ inches.
I stamped images on a separate cardstock next. I keep in mind that the base of my page markers are at 1 ¾ inches so I made sure the images that I use would fit exactly in it. The cardstocks where my images are stamped are the pockets of my page markers.
I also decorated the markers that would serve as a coordinating background to my pockets for a pretty overall look.
I coloured my stamped images with coloured pencils and then proceeded with cutting my pockets to the shape of my stamped image to give a dimension to my page markers. I roller taped one side/corner of my stamped images to the page marker backing and voila! I have a page marker. I can already stop here but I want to preserve my page markers and make it last a long time so I placed them between a laminating sheet and laminated them using a home laminating machine. Once laminated, I cut through the air pockets of the page markers using a paper crafting knife. The pocket formed is where you insert your corner pages.
Here are the planner page markers I was able to make from my favourite clear stamp images of Mommy Lhey’s April Stamp Sets.
From Dream & Believe, I used the pretty dream catcher image on the pocket and the feathers as a background.
Then I made 2 sets of page markers with the Summer Vibe set. I used the cute laughing girl in a duck floater and gave her a beach background. I created a wave stencil pattern and used it to stamp my ink pad directly on paper. I chose a taupe color for the sand, and 3 shades of blue for the water elements.
The next one is the adorable girl in heart shaped sunglasses. For her background, I chose to line the beach ball, flip flops, ice cream and scuba goggles on the left side of the paper.
I chose the girl on her desk from the Working Gals set. On the background, I stamped ‘Planner Time’.
Lastly, I decided to do a night and day page marker from Happy Girls. For the Day themed one, I chose the girl peeking beside a cloud, I layered it with the sun, cloud and rainbow clear stamp from the Summer Vibe stamp set. And for the Night themed one, I used the girl praying above the clouds with a star and the moon beside her. For the background, I stamped mini stars to fill up the ‘sky’.
Here’s how it looks like when used on a TN pocket insert. I love them!
Thank you for taking the time to read. I hope you learned something new and be able to create pretty planner page markers for yourself too! Let’s keep on inspiring each other! Tag us on IG and on the Mommy Lhey Everything Facebook group and spread the creativity! Until next time!