Tuesday, November 10, 2015

free A5 budget printable

free A5 budget printable | @plan2create

As we approach the holidays, it's increasingly important to be mindful of spending. I created this simple budget sheet to include in my planner so I can track my "mad money".  My husband and I each get the same amount each month to "play", and we don't have to account for it, but it's important that we each spend within our budget and not get ridiculous, so I like to track mine.  My "mad money" generally goes towards crafty purchases, sometimes clothing or items I want for the home.  For the record, I'd say 8/12 months my husband spends his money on others.  He's super generous and will use his mad money to buy me a coffee where I track mine a little tighter and am not quite as generous.  If I buy coffee, it's coming out of the "Dining" budget, lol.

I had initially designed an entire sheet for one month, but realized quickly that I wasn't able to make a ton of purchases and still remain in budget!  So, I added two months per page and it's working out just fine for me.  I've included both files, so chose whichever works for you!

Let me explain the sheet a little... I left the "Month of" line blank for you to write your month in.  Here, I quickly stamped these abbreviated month stamps from Kellie Stamps.  I included the columns so I can remember what form of payment I used..

pp = Paypal
cc = debit card for me (credit card)
other = cash or other form of payment

I subtract that amount from my overall budget, and keep track of my current balance in the far right column.

What expenses will you use this sheet for?  Leave a comment below and share your ideas!

To download this printable, visit this link: FREE a5 budget printables

There are 4 files available to download:
1) 2 months on one sheet, meant to print directly on pre-sized A5 paper*
2) 1 month on one sheet, meant to print directly on pre-sized A5 paper*
3) 2 months on one sheet, meant to print on letter size, with crop marks included*
4) 1 month on one sheet, meant to print on letter size, with crop marks included*

*Margins are geared towards having hole punches on the left side, so it's best to print only on the 'front' side of a sheet of paper.  Printing back-to-back will not work well with this insert. :)


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A5 monthly planner inserts

I'll admit, I've been spoiled the last two years with my Russel and Hazel monthly tabbed inserts. I was about to place an order for 2016 when it dawned on me that I could finally create my own version, with all the features I loved!

What I love about the Russel and Hazel inserts:
* Thick, sturdy cardstock (no worries when stamping, no bleed thru)
* They are not back-to-back. I like including my Weekly inserts in-between the months.
* LOVED the laminated tabs on the side
* Clean, simple aesthetic

What I didn't love about the Russel and Hazel inserts:
* Required trimming and punching to fit into my A5 Filofax / Kikki K large (easy to do, but nonetheless not ready to go out of package)
* Sunday-start didn't match up with my Weekly inserts
* I didn't need the notes section, and prefer larger boxes for each day instead

I'm all about personalizing your planner to make it work for YOU, and in this video I share how I finally realize I can create my very own sturdy Monthly inserts WITH TABS!!

Check out my Monthly Inserts HERE in my etsy shop.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DIY page marker for your planner


Julie K | @plan2create
I've had a few requests for info on my TODAY page marker, so I uploaded a video on YouTube with step-by-step instructions. One thing you'll learn quickly about me is that I'm all about SIMPLE projects, so I promise if I can make it, you can too!

I originally saw a TODAY bookmark on Rachel's feed. (@scrappinlove on Instagram) I was super excited when I realized I had the materials on hand to re-create my own version of hers. These alpha stickers from Amy Tangerine are my absolute fave, but of course you can use any stickers you have on hand! I use the Project Life dividers, and really like that I can see through the material so none of my week is blocked from view.

I'm embarrassed to admit it took me THREE tries to get this filmed decently, but that's a bonus for you! I have 3 page markers to give away to 3 of my YouTube subscribers!  Interested? Watch and see the instructions for my giveaway!




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

my plan2create

Welcome to my little corner where I share all aspects of my plan2create.  I am fueled by creativity, but find that without purposefully carving out time, it's one thing that easily falls by the wayside. I've taken a more active stance in making it happen, and am sharing tips along the way.

This website is basically my "home base".  You'll find links to the places where I'm more active online, primarily Instagram and YouTube.  I'll post here when I upload a new video or when I have a larger topic to explain, but check my links for little snippets of ideas and to track down the inserts I've designed in my pursuit of planner peace.

Thanks for stopping by!  Comment below and tell me what you're most interested in... the planning, the organizing, or the creating?!

Julie K | @ plan2create



Friday, September 11, 2015

my A5 planner setup video

After watching many YouTube videos and gathering ideas from several sources, I decided to share my own system with the Planner Community on YouTube.  In this video, I'm using my A5 Filofax Original in Nude, but on any given week I flip between this, the Original in Pink Fluro and a couple of large Kikki K leather planners.

Let me know if you have ANY questions about my setup.  I've tried to link sources in the description box on YT, so check there first, then feel free to comment here, there or email me with questions!