Plan with me: Keepsake Planner

Hi everyone!

Finally, I’m back to the blogging world.  Yay! So, let me show you how I decorate my Keepsake Planner from Filed  I got this when I attended the #FILEDGoldenGoal Planner Launch last November 5, 2016. I can say that I finally found my planner peace (if it really exists J ).

What I love about Keepsake Planner is that it has a bleed proof paper as I always wanted my planner to have a watercolor background.  It’s compact so it can easily fit any bag I use and it has enough space for my writing and some decorations. The planner itself has a hard bound cover, and it also comes with crosshatched leatherette cover that has a pen slot and an inner sleeve for your papers, planner clips and other accessories.

These are my planner essentials:

  • Watercolor
  • Watercolor Brush
  • Stencils
  • Ink Pads
  • Stamps
  • Washi Tapes
  • Stickers
  • Diecuts
  • Brush Pens

You can always make use of what you have, though. Besides, what’s important is that you tick off that to do lists at the end of the day. It’s just that decorating my planner is a therapeutic hobby for me. It makes me feel relaxed and keeps me in the mood.

So here are the guides on how I decorate my planner.

Prepare your materials

Though overthinking the overall design for your planner is not so good, it will be of much help if you already have a particular theme in mind before starting. This will help you identify what materials and even colors you need.

You can start looking for items around your house. You can use old magazine cut-outs, dried leaves/flowers, old fabric, or even candy wrappers! Just look around and be creative!

In my case, I choose craft materials that I already used in making invitation cards and even in calligraphy projects.

Here are the materials I used for this spread:


Sakura Koi Watercolor in Purple and Cobalt Blue

Gold Class Mission in Rose Madder and watercolor brush at Artisan MNL (hyperlink nung artisan search mo website)


The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Textured and Mini Well Rounded Stencil available at The Yellow Violet House or Lasting Impression 

Stamps: Mommy Lhey Stamps

Hammy Creates Stamps from Artisan MNL

Stickers from @imprints.ivy and @rainbowpapeterie

Ink Pads: Distress Ink in Tattered Rose, and Fiskars Fuse Stamp Pad in Black

Set your background

                I like creating watercolor backgrounds. For this week’s spread, I used Sakura Koi Watercolor in purple and cobalt Blue. What I most love with Keepsake Planner is that it can hold watercolor without bleeding. But please bear in mind that this is not a watercolor paper so you still have to use less water.

To add texture, I used stencil (The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Textured and Mini Well Rounded Stencil from The Yellow Violet House). Sometimes, I also use stamps and distress inks

Put on washi tapes and stickers

Add your favorite washi tapes and stickers. I got my stickers from @imprints.ivy and @rainbowpapeterie.


Use stamps

I like using stamps and my favorite ones are the Mommy Lhey’s Stamps.


Write things down

Last but not the least, write the day and the month for this spread. I used Pilot Fude Touch Pen in purple and pink to match the color of my spread.


So that’s how I decorate my planner. You can also watch the video version of this guide in this link.



How about you? How do you decorate yours? Leave a comment below and tell me your way. I’d love to know! See you on the comment section! ‘Til next time!

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