As we step into an exciting new year, it's the perfect time to add a dash of style and functionality into our planning routines. If you're ready to get a jump on organizing in 2024, I’ve got the perfect project for you! Today, I’ll show you how to create a personalized monthly pocket dashboard with the cardstock calendar cards from theVillabeauTIFFul Gilded Mini VBKit!
I started by making sure I had all the materials from the VBKit (January and February calendar cards and the journaling card) as well as one of the three-pocket vinyl plastic sleeves and bright white cardstock. The cardstock will serve as a base for the dashboard.
Next, I cut the cardstock sheets into individual cards. You can use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark the dimensions, ensuring consistency in size. The standard size for the journaling card is around 4 inches by 6 inches, and the size for calendar cards is often around 3 inches by 4 inches.
I chose to just use the existing cards as a guide to cut the cardstock. I’ve done this both ways, but this is always faster for me because of the measurements on my paper trimmer. I cut a total of four cards, 2 in each size.
After all the cards were prepared, it was time to personalize them. I used the VBKit stickers to personalize each calendar card. I decided that I would label each of the 3x4 inch cards with the header “Personal” and the 4x6 inch cards with the header “Work.”
With the new year starting, work is always a lot busier, so I needed more room. These headers can easily be changed according to what I have happening each month. These cards will be used for jotting down reflections, goals, or important notes. They will add a reflective and goal-oriented aspect to my dashboard. You could also add the month name, numbers, and any additional designs or quotes that resonate with you. This step allows you to infuse your unique style into the planner dashboard.
The last step was to insert the cards into the VBPlanner Vinyl Pockets. I inserted the cards into one pocket and the journaling cards into another on each side of the sleeve. This created a well-organized layout for my dashboard. I added the calendar cards for January and February in the top right slot of each side.
Feel free to embellish your dashboard further with stickers, washi tape, or any other decorative elements from the VillabeauTIFFul Gilded Mini VBKit or your personal collection. This step can add an extra touch of creativity to your planner.
My personalized monthly pocket dashboard is now ready! This little project will add visual appeal and functionality as I attempt to stay organized and inspired as I navigate through the months ahead.
Here's to a year filled with accomplishments, personal growth, and the joy of planning! Happy crafting and planning in 2024!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Tag me @drinkcoffee.makestuff and @shopvillabeautifful on Instagram and make sure you post in the Villabeautifful Community Facebook group.