Hey there, Sweets! We hope you had a fun time shopping in our epic weeklong Black Friday sale and we can’t wait to see what you create with your new supplies! We’re almost into December and we wanted to stress that to be successful for the holiday season requires some planning ahead of time. Courtney has you covered for some inspiration in your planner!
She starts with:
For this spread, I’m using an A5 (half-letter sized) insert for my A5 Ringed Binder. Sometimes I like to plan ahead for weeks such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, or any other time when I know I’ll be either traveling or entertaining family and friends. This Christmas is no exception, so I decided to go ahead and start decorating that week and putting down the plans I know I already have scheduled. I can also add in additional tasks or appointments as the week draws closer.
The first thing Courtney does when planning is usually choose a washi tape and build her spread around the colors or theme of the washi tape. For this spread she already knew she wanted to go with a more traditional colored Christmas spread so she chose washi tapes in red and green tones. She added washi tape to the top of the spread and at the bottom to give a border of sorts and anchor the spread.
If you have seen other planner layouts Courtney has shared for past Sweet Stamp Shop releases, you’ll know she LOVES adding in large words in her spreads to really highlight a task or event. This time around, she stamped “Merry Christmas” using the Candy Alpha Stripe stamp set and “HO, HO, HO” using the Cartoon Alpha stamp set.
The stamps she choose this week are from the following Sweet Stamp Shop sets:
Once all my images are stamped I cut them out and colored with Copic markers, using reds and greens as the main theme throughout. Once I finish coloring, I like to go through with a white gel pen (I use a Sakura Gelly Roll pen – size 08) and give little highlights throughout the stamps to add a little more detail and make the stamps really POP!
She arranges the stamps throughout the week, keeping in mind the tasks she has for certain days and try to maintain balance by having them spread out evenly across the spread.
Here’s also a bonus layout Courtney created to highlight all the important dates and priorities for December:
With some final thoughts, Courtney says:
I hope you enjoyed getting some insight on how I plan my week! How do you plan yours? Do you pre-plan for the Holidays like I do? Happy Planning!
If you’d like to see more spreads and fun *Sweet* projects, you can follow Courtney on Instagram.
Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon for some more holiday inspiration!