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Droplet Update and Free Upgrade

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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Ben and I took some time to retool the DIY Planner and Calendar in our Droplet Etsy shop. We added a new Notes page with more writing space. We also clarified the instructions for setting up your planner for binding (other than a 3-ring binder) and added several pages to make the binding process go much more smoothly.

If you purchased a PDF from Droplet before March 8, 2010, send us a convo or email and we will send you the new upgraded version for free!

2010 Planner

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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I finally put together a planner/calendar for myself for the year. I guess March is a little late but better than never! The pages are sewn onto straps (repurposed book spines), which I then adhered to the chip board cover.

The planner pages are from Droplet.

Bingo Books – part 2 (pocket envelopes)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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Whew! I finally did a bit more work on the Bingo Books (which I first mentioned in an earlier post). I decided to use paper scraps, leftover from making the covers, to create little library pockets. I plan to glue a pocket inside each book cover.

Here are the steps that I took:

1. Carefully pull apart a library pocket. If you don’t have one, you can use this downloadable PDF template.

2. I need my pocket to be a bit smaller than a regular library pocket, so I folded and taped my template into a narrower shape. When your template is to size, place it onto your paper and trace it with a pencil. (Be sure to make pencil marks for the fold lines)

3. Use a bone folder and ruler to score the folds. Use a ruler and craft knife to cut out the envelope.

4. Fold the envelope and adhere the flaps with either double sided tape or glue.

5. Voila! Cute little library pockets!

DIY Calendar & Planner now available!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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It took me forever to do this, but I finally turned my custom planner designs into a printable pdf format, complete with detailed instructions! (Needless to say I am quite excited!) I adjusted the designs to fit perfectly onto standard letter size paper, and created 3 assembly options to suit the needs of different people. The options include either placing the pages into a 3-ring binder (letter size or half size), or binding the pages with a multi-section binding. If you are interested, a digital file is available for purchase in our new “print and make” Etsy shop: droplet! (The page designs, as well as instructions for all 3 assembly options are included in the digital file.)