Happy Planner Hacking: Creating Mixed Media Covers

Posted by Kim Dellow
Mixed media is a great way to personalize your planners. Try this Planner Hack to change up your covers.

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Hi everyone, Kim Dellow here with a mixed media share and I have a Planner Hack today. If you like your planners then this is the tutorial for you! It works particularly well for the Me And My Big Ideas Happy Planner but you can adapt it for whatever planner you have.

For this make you need to gather together some of your favorite patterned papers. There are lots in Blitsy and you can also use those little cut-offs you can't bear to throw away.

Ready to hack your planner?

Here Is What You Will Need:

A MAMBI Planner Cover or Decorative Planner Covers accessory Cover

Patterned paper - Project Life - Becky Higgins - Inspire Edition 6"X 6" Paper Pad and Becky Higgins - Project Life - High Five Edition Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Golden - Acrylic Gels - Regular Gel - Gloss 8oz


Craft knife

Sakura Pigma Micron Pen - Black 0.50mm

Paper trimmer or guillotine

Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool - Rounded, .25" & .5"

Let’s Hack Some Planners

Trim some pieces of patterned paper into rectangles and squares; don't worry too much about the size, you are going to mix and match the pieces like a mis-matched jigsaw puzzle.

Round the corners of four of the pieces to fit the four corners on the MAMBI Cover. Use the smaller corner punch side of the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper tool.

Coat the MAMBI cover with Golden Regular Gel, then coat the back of one of the corner pieces with the gel and line it up on the cover, then smooth it over with more gel. Repeat this for all four corners, then cover the rest of the space with papers in the same way.

Let the gel dry then turn the cover over and use a craft knife to trim away the mushroom-shaped fastening holes.

Turn the cover back over and add some doodles. Use the patterned paper to guide you or, if you are a Zentangle fan, you could add a bit of Zentangle to the cover.

Dig through your patterned papers for sayings or some words you like and stick them to the cover to finish.

There you have it: a Planner Hack to add that personal touch to your favorite planner! If you liked that Planner Hack then don't forget to checkout the Pocket Page tutorial for planners too.

Have fun with it and remember to share your new cover with the Secret Blitsy addict Facebook page.

Thanks for popping in.

Kim Dellow