Add pages to Spiral Planners

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

Annnnd done!

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:

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.

 

add pages to spiral planners - you can decorate a spiral planner just like any other!

 

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