This project was a little bitter sweet, as it’s my final project on the VB Design Team. Wow! Six months went by so fast! I have enjoyed this experience beyond words and have appreciated your sweet messages about all things VB and your support of the projects I’ve shared on the blog.
Supplies needed to make a La Isla Foldout Affirmation Dashboard:
VBKit paper pack Paper cutter or scissors VBKit sticker book VBKit washi tape VBKit sticky notes Laminator (I used the Scotch TL902) Black sharpie (medium tip) Pocket sized dashboard as a guide (or whatever size planner you use!)
Step 1:Select a patterned paper from the La Isla VBKit. I chose to use cardstock for this project, for a sturdier dashboard. Using a pocket sized dashboard (or whatever size planner you use!) as a guide, cut the paper, then fold it accordion style.
Step 2:On the side of the paper that will be the outside of the dashboard, add washi tape for dimension and texture to the paper folds.
Step 3:Next, add the blank full boxes from the sticker book to the paper folds; add deco and headers, to make it all your own. I used a Sharpie to write the affirmations.
Step 4:Once you’ve added your affirmations, now it’s time to laminate. If you don’t have a laminator, you can use the vellum paper (included in the paper pack) to make the dashboard. By laminating, you’re adding a layer of protection to the dashboard, thus, making it more sturdy, to handle folding, unfolding and the opening and closing of your planner.
Step 5:Using a paper cutter or sharp scissors, cut the edges of the laminated dashboard. Be careful not to come too close to the edge or the lamination may separate from the paper. Fold the dashboard at the folds previously made prior to laminating.
Step 6:Punch holes in the dashboard, add a few sticky notes and place it inside your planner. Now you have a beautiful & inspirational space in your planner for sticky notes and/or page flags. You can also attach adhesive pockets for more storage!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Stay well and be inspired to use your VBKits in fun and creative ways. See ya’ll in the VB Community group!