Monday, December 21, 2015

Creating a Protective Cover for the CTMH Everyday Life Planner

I thought I'd share these photos for everyone wanting to know how I made a plastic cover for my Everyday Life Planner from Close To My Heart using a regular 12" x 12" page protector, also from Close To My Heart. I hope these instructions help you but if you still have questions, please ask! I am not perfect and may have missed something or messed up somewhere so please point that out if you take notice! I'd appreciate it!














Happy planning!

~Carol

23 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, I am very much a visual person so this is awsome!

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  2. It looks great! Nice job and thanks for sharing your process.

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    1. Thanks Lynn! And you're welcome! ;)

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    2. Thanks Lynelle! I am glad it helps you!

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    3. This is genius Carol!!! I am so happy you have shared a way to preserve that beautiful binder cover! Thank you for the very informative step-by-step. ~Trish :)
      (I am thinking a dry erase marker would work on the page protector for quick jotting of notes????!!!)

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  3. Why thank you, my friend! And I love your idea of possibly using a dry erase marker. I was thinking along the lines of attaching a flip flap somehow to the inside of the front cover, maybe sideways and stuck to the folded over section of the page protector. Hmmm, will have to think about this a bit more. Thanks again!! ;)

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  4. This is brilliant! Did you start with a top-load or side-load protector? Would it make a difference? Thanks!

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  5. Thanks Terrie! I started with a top-load protector but you could use a side load as long as you also trim the sealed top off. Make sense?

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  6. Definitely going to give this a go. thanks so much for the tutorial!
    Theresa Amlong

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  7. Thank you so much, now my perfect planner is even more perfect & covered & I am the proud owner of a small soldering iron thanks to my husband. Excited, very much.

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  8. Happy to have helped, Brenda! Enjoy your planner!

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    1. I hope you don't mind I have shared this link on a couple of pages. It's sooo good :)

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    2. Why not at all, Michelle, and thank you!! I am happy to have helped others.

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  10. Wonderful cover, Carol! You are a very clever and generous lady. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    :) Marie

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    1. Thanks Marie! And you're very welcome! I hope it helps you!

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  11. Hi, What is the just tool and is it a crafter's must have? I know I can google it! Also, I am so lost reading written instructions. Any chance you would do a video tutorial? I resisted the whole planner thing but decided to go for it and placed my order (I am a consultant) the other night. Looking forward to getting started.
    ~Deanna

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  12. Deanna...the tool is called a Fuse by We R Memory Keepers and yes, you can google it for more info. I wouldn't call it a 'crafter's must-have tool' although it's nice to have on hand when wanted for certain projects. I am happy you've decided to purchase a planner - they are very fun little things in my opinion but I'm sorry to say that I do not do videos. It's something I've wanted to try but just don't have the right equipment at this time. ;( My suggestion is to just print out the instructions if you can, read them many times if necessary (sometimes that's what I have to do) and go slow till you get it right. ;) Have fun with your planner when you get it!

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