My Planner Dashboard for July

Hello! It’s July now, which means it’s time to create a new dashboard for my planner.

I love to create a custom planner dashboard at the beginning of each month. It’s a fun way to personalize your planner and also add your own unique style and design!

July Custom Planner Dashboard Maggie Holmes-1

I also find that after a month I am ready for something new and changing up the dashboard is the perfect way to make my planner feel fresh and new to me!

To create your own DIY dashboard or decorative cover, all you need are a few supplies including paper for the base and then any embellishments, ribbon, die cuts etc. to decorate it with.

July Custom Planner Dashboard Maggie Holmes-4

On the left side I also like to pull out the things I’ve used up or that I didn’t use during the last month and add some fun new things in there too. Here I mainly keep clips, rub ons for decorating my calendar and pages, tags, labels and PL cards for making notes.

July Custom Planner Dashboard Maggie Holmes-5

I find that the backs of the Project Life cards are perfect for making little to-do lists, grocery lists or for writing thoughts and memories down on. I tucked a few into this glassine envelope and will store that right in the sleeve by the rub ons.

July Custom Planner Dashboard Maggie Holmes-3

How do you customize your planner? Do you like to change it up each month like I do and if so I’d love to hear your favorite ideas and tips for personalizing your own planner!

Happy Monday!


Supplies Used >> Open Book Project Life core kit / Confetti Tiny Phrase Stickers / Confetti Ephemera / Flea Market Project Life Mini Kit / Confetti Tassels / Websters Pages Planner / Open Book 12×12 Patterned Paper Pad / Open Book Floral Ephemera Flower Die Cuts / Open Book Ribbon Tags / Open Book Ephemera 

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  • Suse Fish
    July 6, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Oh wow yes, I can see how that would inspire your month! Just beautiful

  • tiffany
    July 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    So pretty! I decorate my dashboard and dividers with all sorts of things. I change them out though when I get bored of them or when they aren’t inspiring me anymore. Your planner is so inspiring! Love your style!

  • Sally
    August 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    This is a neat idea… however, it’s making me think — do you remove past months from your planner so that the current month is always at the front? If so, do you then save the previous months in the back? I am constantly referring to past days all through the year(s) — and so always save my planners (which have been spiral-bound in the past.) I am currently preparing a Project Life planner for 2016, and am interested in different ways to use/embellish it. Thanks for your inspiration!

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