I used (and loved) the Happy Planner for a long time – and life was simple because I had the happy planner disc punch so popping things in and out of my planner never took any work. I still use my Happy Planner to journal and track photos, but for daily use, I’m trying out the large Recollections spiral bound planner. I really do love this planner but I felt a little jaded that I couldn’t print inserts or create embellishments to slide in and out easily. There are spiral punches out there, but these planners have a 1/4″ hole spacing and that’s not easy to find.
So I set out with my silhouette to create a template to use on anything I want to try adding to spiral planners and after a few (uh, several) tweaks to the spacing, I finally got it right! I’m sharing the Studio3 file with you below.
It’s pretty simple but I’ve highlighted the key points below:
I printed off the healthy planner printable as an example and trimmed it down to the size I wanted.
Then I threw it on the cutting mat and sent spiral planner cut file to my silhouette (hey, ignore how dirty my cut mat is, I’m a crafter, not a cleaner).
Now that the circles are made, I take my scissors and cut a slit to each circle so that I can pop the page in to
You could avoid having to do the cut lines if you move your cut piece over to the left on your mat about 1/8 of an inch – I don’t mind the cutting thing but if you had 100 pages, that would be annoying.
I also did this on a full size page to show you a little bit better – this is the Craft planner printable:
If you don’t have a silhouette there are spiral punch tutorials out there but I’ve found it doesn’t work well for the recollections planners if you use a general sized single hole punch – you’d need to find a smaller hole punch to accommodate the close 1/4″ spacing.
But if you do have a silhouette, I’ve included the add pages to spiral planners template here for you.