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Crafting Trends 2018: Planners are the New Diaries

Crafting Trends 2018: Planners are the New Diaries

Following the rise of digital calendars and planning apps, it’s a surprise that planners thrive like they do! Who needs a planner when you have a smartphone, right? It’s never been easier to keep on top of our schedule. On the contrary, so many of us still prefer to get creative with the paper option… but step back, diaries — it’s all about planners now.

Planners aren’t just diaries — they’re a much more personalised version. They may not correlate with the age of technology, but they certainly have a lot of character. The best part? You have the freedom to get creative with them; something that traditional diaries and phone calendars both lack. Planners are a crafter’s best friend, enabling you to get the most out of your weekly schedule whilst having a little bit of fun. Most of the time, you can choose your own layout and embellish, colour, and decorate in your own way.

10/10 would recommend for the super organised and those who need to learn how to be organised!

The Busy Days Planner

The Busy Days Planner is arguably the planner of the year. This large, beautifully illustrated 16-month planner starts in September 2017 and runs until December 2018. You’ll still get a whole year of use out of it! It has a “week to view” calendar format with big spaces for you to write notes, draw pictures, or add stickers and embellishments.

Created to be more than just a diary organiser, each page of The Busy Days Planner has been individually created with large spaces set within themed illustrations and graphics that are simply a joy to look at.

As well as keeping track of daily life, the layout of the planner is designed to inspire you to create beautiful page layouts. Ultimately, these will become a memento of your hopes, dreams, and memories of your year! (These pages include: ‘Projects & Plans’, ‘That Was the Month That’ and ‘Hopes & Dreams for the Year’.)

To allow you to be freely creative, the planner is bound with a flexible disc binding. This clever system means that pages can be taken in and out with ease. You can also add photos and extra pages to turn the planner from an organisational tool into something that will be treasured forever.

The Busy Days Planner range even has gorgeous accessories available to decorate your planner!

If you’d like to learn more about The Busy Days Planner, check out this review from our Social Media Executive!

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