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Simple Washi Planner Layouts – Erin Condren Planner

Simple Washi Planner Layouts – Erin Condren Planner

I have been using my Erin Condren planner for over 2 months now. I usually prepare my new layout on the weekend before the new weeks starts and fill out the fields as the week progresses.



Over the last 10 weeks I have accumulated over 125 rolls of washi tape. yikes! However, I did not purchase any additional planner stickers other than the ones that came with my planner. I am quite happy with just using washi tape for the layouts.

purple washi layout

This blog post will show some my weekly layouts. They usually look very similar but will have different colors and designs.

blue washi layout

I am thinking about trying to make my own stickers soon. It shouldn’t be to hard and I will make a post with instructions as well. The stickers will be great for kids sports schedules, bills to keep track off, pay days and TV shows for example. Something that is reoccurring. All I need to get is sticker paper and a color printer ( currently only have a black laser printer).

Sometimes there is a lot of white space left over when there is not much going on for day. I usually try to fill it with washi tape when the week is done.

flower washi layout

Using washi tape instead of store bought stickers is in my opinion a lot easier on the wallet. I was able to get most of the washi that I bought with a 40% off coupon. They come in tubes with 9+ rolls.

I like the tubes that already come with color combinations that match. It makes it easier to put together a great layout. As you can see there are various sizes of washi tape included.

washi tube

I have done a few layouts with only one kind of washi tape. There was this blue tape that I really really liked (below) but nothing else went well with it. I think it still looks great. Too many colors are sometimes too distracting.

Washi Layout plain



And another one that I had to do already for Thanksgiving. A few weeks ahead but so much fun to put together. Can’t wait to do a Christmas theme in December.

fall washi layout

You can see that I cut the tape in to flags or weekend banners. Sometimes it is a bit time consuming but worth it.

Click here for my Erin Condren Planner review and Instructions on how to create one of these layouts

 

Thank you for reading

 

Plan with me – EC neutral horizontal- Simple Washi Layout

Plan with me – EC neutral horizontal- Simple Washi Layout

I have had my Erin Condren Planner for a few weeks now and did my first weekly layout last week. It is a simple washi tape layout. I think it turned out well and I was able to track everything important that I wanted to keep track off. This spread only used Washi tape and some of the Erin Condren stickers that came with the planner. I am pretty happy with the layout and the white space.



There are many awesome “Plan with Me”s on YouTube and they just look amazing with all the different sticker kits, but I think it is not my style. I am probably gonna try it out anyways some time but there is something about covering up the planner pages with too many stickers. I enjoy using my different color pens and filling the white space the way I want to. Sometimes stickers don’t have enough space to write on, or the next week is already pre-planned but something else comes up. Do you remove sticker or cover them up with a new sticker?

This is my second week planning in my Erin Condren Planner. I have decided to take pictures for every step so you can follow along if you like the layout. There’s going to be a lot of pictures.

Plan with me – What you need

This layout uses only a few small stickers, different colors of Washi tape and Injoy Gel pens.

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This is what the blank pages in the planner look like. It is the new 2017 Erin Condren Planner in neutral style with a horizontal layout. 20160630_215200

This is the Washi tape that I will be using. It was bought at Michael’s and came together in a tube with other tape as well. The colors and patterns usually go pretty good together.

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These pens are the Inkjoy Gel Pens 0.7mm. They are great for writing on the planner pages as they do not bleed through. There will be some light shadowing on the other side of the page though. I like the way they write and the colors look nice. Since I won’t be using a lot of stickers, writing in different colors will help distinguish between different tasks or appointments.

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The other pens that I will be using are the Sharpie Ultra-Fine-Point Permanent Markers. These pens WILL bleed through the pages and are not recommended for writing directly on the planner pages. However, they are great for writing on stickers and Washi tape and come in many great colors!

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When I ordered my Planner, I also ordered these little stickers. They are great for categorizing different kinds of appointments or tasks.

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I found these tiny stickers at the dollar store. The sheets included many different designs such as flowers, hearts, stars, circles etc… Great for making the pages a little prettier 🙂

Plan with me – Step by step

Ok, now let’s get to the planning!

 

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First off, I put Washi tape along the top of the page above the days.

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Next I put the “Love” Washi tape between the last vertical fields and the lines at the bottom of the pages. This acts like a divider. Same goes for the small Washi pieces on the sidebar and for the weekend. I like to keep the weekend separate from the regular workweek because the differ from our regular schedules and routines.

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The next couple of pictures show some different design ideas you can add to your layout.

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I put some strips of Washi tape in some of the fields ….and cut Washi tape into flags. I also cut some little triangles to place into corners.

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Now here is were I am using the tiny little stickers I mentioned earlier. I used the circles and triangles because the colors went well with the other colors I used for my layout. The sections with the stickers will be used for lists or to-do’s. 20160630_224239



I added a banner for the weekend. The “flags” were also cut from Washi tape. I usually put the outer flags first, then the one in the middle and the other two in between. This will help placing them evenly. Originally I had cut out two more flags but there was not enough room.

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This is the final picture of my layout. It is hard to see but I also placed pink Washi tape on the two Washi pieces on the sidebar and above the weekend banner. The Washi is just pink and I will be writing “Weekend”, “To-Do” and “Meals” on them with the Sharpie makers.

I hope you like this weeks layout. The layout is pretty simple but offers a lot of functionality. It leaves room for anything you would like to keep track of without pre-determining what the fields are being used for.

Show me your designs – Tag me on IG @organizedandhappier

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Happy Planning

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

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