Handmade Planner with Sandra

Hi! It’s Sandra here today sharing a handmade planner DIY. The design of the planner is very simple. And it’s not very difficult to make. It consists of a cover with a spine. And the inside has two slip-in pockets to hold a handmade journaling booklet and a cute accordion fold album. With this fancy planner, you are ready to document your memories in style.

Handmade Planner with Sandra All in one Tool Bookbinding Guide journaling memory keeping

To make the handmade planner you will need the All-in-One-Tool and the Bookbinding Guide. In addition, I used the Fernwood Paper Collection by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts.

Handmade planner on the All in One Tool by We R Memory Keepers and the paper collection Fernwood by Vicki Boutin


1. Cut a piece of patterned paper to size 8 1/4″ x 7 1/2″.

2. Score the paper at 3 7/8 from the left and the right side. Fold the paper along the scoring lines. This will give you the planner cover with a spine measuring 1/2″.

Handmade planner inside with two slip-in pockets for memory keeping Sandra Dietrich mojosanti WRMK

3. Make a journaling booklet by cutting two pieces of paper. Cut the front cover to size 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. Then cut the back to size 3 1/2″ x 7″.

4. Score the front cover at the top – at 1/2″. Now attach the back cover onto this fold (1/2″) of the front cover.

5. Cut blank pieces of paper for the journaling pages. The pages need to be 3 1/2″ in width. The length can vary, depending on the size of the blank paper you have at hand.

Planer inside with slip-in pockets and a handmade journaling booklet WRMK Sandra Dietrich Fernwood Collection Vicki Bouting

6. Place the blank journaling pages inside the cover, pierce holes with the Bookbinding Guide and sew the journaling booklet with a needle and threat.

Bookbinding guide with handmade planner and journaling booklet WRMK Sandra Dietrich Mojosanti

7. Open the cover of the planner. On the right side, create a slip-in pocket and slip in the journaling booklet.

8. Create a second slip-in pocket on the left side.

Slip in journaling booklet handmade planner WRMK Sandra Dietrich

9. Decorate the cover and the inside.

The Works All in One Tool
Bookbinding Guide
Vicky Boutin Fernwood Collection: Simple Pleasure Paper, Open Air Paper, Fernwood Tags Paper, Tassels with Acrylic Charms, Epoxy Paper Clips, Clear Acrylic Stamps – Documented, Sticker Book – Gold Foil Accents, 6 x 12 Sticker Sheet

I hope you like my handmade planner inspiration. Are you going to make one for yourself or a friend? Have fun creating ♥.


Designer Sandra Dietrich

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