How to: Print Personal-sized Planner inserts

I know some of you have downloaded my printables or have made your own inserts. I know you’re wondering now how do you print these beautiful planner inserts? What printer setting should I do? Don’t worry I’ll be teaching you how to print those wonderful planner pages you’ve created.

I’ll be sharing with you the easiest (in my opinion) way to printing custom planner inserts that I’ve learned through years of making and printing out my planner inserts.

Let’s start by cutting a regular piece of A4 paper. For a personal size I trimmed my paper to be 3.75 in. x 6.75 in. Basically you’ll have 3 personal sized paper from a piece of an A5 paper. Then load it up to your printer.

Next figure out if your printing only a single week or if you’ll be printing the weekly pages for the whole month or the whole year. If you’re printing for the whole month/year  make sure that you leave the first page of your MS Word document blank. This is essential in keeping the sequence of your inserts correct when printed out. But if you’re only printing a single week, you can skip this step.

Then export your MS Word document as PDF. Just click File, then click Export , then create PDF.


I find it easier to print my planner page if it is in PDF type. After exporting click print. Then on the printer properties go to the Page Setup Tab, from there scroll down to the page sizes and choose Custom..Then type in your planner page size (width 3.75 in & height 6.75 in). After setting your paper size click the Main tab then choose High for the print quality. Then click ok & you’ll be directed back to your print settings. Click Shrink oversized pages & Print on both sides of paper. Then click print.



Then just wait for your printer to finish printing all of the right-page part of your inserts then it will prompt you to flip the printed pages and load it again on your printer. It will now print the left-page part of your inserts.  Note that this is not the same for all printers because some printers can print on both sides of the paper so you don’t need to flip the pages and load it again on your printer.

And you’re done! You can now freely customize your planner inserts.

You can also watch this video for the step by step process.



DIY Planner page | Week on 2 pages using MS Word | + Freebies

Tired of the same old planner inserts? Why not try making your own. It’s cheap because you only need to have a computer, printer & paper. Plus, you can customize your page to how you want it to be: you can add sections that you don’t normally get with the store-bought planner inserts.

I’ll be using MS Word 2016, the face & some tools might not be different with other word processors or older versions of MS word.

You can watch the step-by-step process here:

I used the digital elements from the Smile & Blush kit by the Jady day Studios & the brush strokes image are from the

I’m afraid that this is one of their retired kit 😦


You can download my September planner pages here or by clicking the image.

soft copy

I hope you liked it! If you have any question or suggestions don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

DIY Brush Lettering Workbook | Discbound

I’ve been wanting to return to brush calligraphy/lettering lately, I realized I wanted to have one book to hold all of my worksheets & letterings. Then it hits me, I have all the materials I need to make one.

I’m making this workbook using discbinding. (My favorite type of binding) If you don’t know what discbinding is, think of as a cross between a binder and a ring notebook. Google it, I know you’ll love it as well.

Here’s the step-by-step process:

Here’s the printable practice guides I used on my workbook:


I hope you guys liked it! I’d love yo see your workbooks. Don’t forget to tag @teatimecrafter on IG and use the #tc_brushletteringworkbook so I can send some ❤


DIY Youtube Planner + Free Printable

“Failing to Plan is planning to fail.”

I’ve been creating contents on Youtube for the past 4 years and I’m very ashamed to say that none of my contents were carefully planned. When I have an idea for a video I’ll just grab my camera/laptop and film away. Looking back I didn’t have structure or schedule. I was wandering off aimlessly with jumbled ideas. Maybe that’s why I had so many takes when I was filming. hahaha. I often times reshoot my videos.

But now, I’m determined to grow my channel. I’ve been watching lessons on the Youtube Creator Academy  to help me make a more successful channel. Since I love planning, I thought why not create a planner for my Youtube videos. I’ve incorporated the things I’ve learned from YT creator academy on this planner.

final product

Basically this planner has 8 sections.

  1. First is the Title section. An important tip by successful content creators is give your video a catchy title. This is to attract more viewers.
  2. Next section is the Keywords section. SEO tip is to identify 2 main keywords that will be featured in your title & description box. It doesn’t matter if you have the made a great video if viewers can’t search for your content.
  3. The Description/Ideas section. Will help organize all your ideas & help you create a good video description. Remember that viewers will be enticed with great video description. It must give an overview of your video & must be accurate and concise. Remember to put your keywords in the beginning of your description.
  4. For the Tags section it is advised that you have less than 15 hashtags. Also check in GoogleTrends for the most popular tags related to your video.
  5. Is the Things & Equipment needed. It is wise to gather all the things & equipment needed before you start filming. I remember having to stop filming because I forgot something. Hahaha. Not listing the things I need was not a good idea.
  6. The Photos section will help remind you what pictures you need when its time to edit your videos. I remember having to pause editing & stage another flatlay because I forgot to take important snapshots.
  7. Links sections will help you remember all of your sources or if you have to promote a website/person.
  8. Lastly is the Upload on section. This will motivate you to have a regular schedule. I now know the importance of having regular upload schedule. I think giving a due date on when to upload will help me not to procrastinate. 🙂


If you want to see step by step on how I made my planner, check out my Youtube Video.


The digital elements I used in this planner is from a kit called Free Spirit. You can get the free kit here.


If you don’t want the hassle of making your own & liked the one I made. You can download it here.

I really have high hopes on this planner. I think it can help me be more organized with my online endeavors. 🙂 If you have questions or request feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.

Never miss a thing on your next Trip: DIY Packing Checklist


It always sucks when you’re travelling halfway to your destination, probably sitting in the car listening to your favorite jam or busy watching the view,  when suddenly you remembered you forgot to pack something. 👐 Well, I’m always guilty of that. 😂 I’m internally kicking myself thinking all those hours spent packing and then I’ll still forgot to pack something!  😠 That’s why I’ve decided to make a packing checklist. I hope (fingers crossed) it will make packing for a trip easier for me.

If a picture paints a thousand words what more a video tutorial?

I usually save the document as a .pdf file if I’m printing for my A5 planner & as a word document for my personal size. When printing, what I do is I already cut the papers to fit a personal/A5 sized planner, whichever planner I’m using, before loading it into my printer.

Then when printing click on page set-up

page setup

Then click on A5.


Then to maximize the page click on the “Fit” button before hitting “Print”.


For the personal size. Just click “Print” as usual since we already set the size of the page to fit a personal sized planner (first step of the tutorial). personal size

There, our checklist is finished. Hope it was easy to understand, been out of practice with making tutorials 😜. Hope you liked it 🙂


25 Days of Christmas 2014


I think all will agree that December is the busiest part of the year. That’s the only time of the year when I always thought 24 hours a day is not enough. So taking on a challenge of creating an album documenting every day of December is such a HUGE deal. Probably that’s why I just finished my album a few weeks ago. Hahaha 🙂

I even enrolled to Studio Calico’s 25 Days class to help me with the planning of the album. But, the OCD part of me have this grandiose plan of incorporating lots of interactive elements on my album which (thankfully) I somehow managed. That was probably the biggest reason why this album took so long. 🙂


A great tip I learned from the class was to first print out a December Monthly page to keep track of the activities for the month. This also helped me with the planning of the pages.


During this process, I found a new love for rub-ons applied to wood veneers. It’s a match made in craft heaven! I just love the effect & the clean lines of the rub-ons on wood.


Nothing much happened during the 5th of December, so I just got a snap shot of my table at the office. This was one of the pages were my creative juice ran out and I couldn’t figure out a layout for that day. A couple of hours and days of being stuck on this page I decided to create a page from scratch. I just sew on a patterned paper to create a side pocket. I just left a side unsewn where I can tuck inside my journaling. And it turns out, this was one of my favorite pages. After that I made a self rule:

If a layout is not working out, create one from scratch.

You’ll be surprised to realize you love it more.

I really love Rub-ons on wood veneer!


I’m a pack-rat. I always always keep receipts, tickets and even wrappers every time that I can. Good thing I became hooked with scrapbooking, I can now incorporate those tiny memorabilia into my pages, and not just accumulate dust in my drawers.

Another favorite technique was the QR code. If a picture paints a thousand words & make a person nostalgic, what more a video. Just scan the QR code with your smart phone and it will direct you to your posted video. This is a must for those of you who, like me,  want to incorporate videos to their pages. I lifted this idea from Pinky of Life Documented Manila.



If I collect little stuff like tickets and wrappers, what more if it’s pictures. One of my road blocks in doing my pages is that I have a ton of pictures I want to add to my page. I always have a hard time choosing which picture should and shouldn’t be included in the page. For this card, my solution was to bound my PL card & pictures with a brad, and attach tags to the pictures. You’ll just pull a tag and a photo will come out, just like a hand fan. 🙂



Made an accordion page for one of the busiest day of my life so far.



Since before making this album I’ve decided that our anniversary page will have an interactive card element, so I made a Slider card.


20150823_095718 I found another way to incorporate lots of pictures into a page and that is a mini booklet. I just used washi and glitter tape for the binding.

This card was my prototype. Didn’t want to waste my precious patterned paper, if this didn’t work. ;P

This shutter card was one of my failed elements. This element alone set me back for months. My album was nearly finished on the first quarter of 2015, but I couldn’t find a perfect image to use on this card. Got so frustrated with it, that I neglected this album for quite a while. Then it hits me. Preserving memory was the main reason for this album, the embellishments were just secondary. So I just let go, and tossed this idea aside and just use a pre-made journaling card instead. To bad though, I really liked this idea. 😦 Oh well, I’ll incorporate it to my other albums.

If you want to see the whole album check out this video.

I hope I’ve inspired you with my ideas.



Make your own Month at a Glance plus FREE PRINTABLES

month at a glance

Hi lovies! A lot of you have been asking for a tutorial on how to make a Monthly planner page. So I tried my best to make one for you. Yep, That’s how much I love you my dear readers 🙂

Disclaimer: This tutorial, like all of my other tutorials, is  purely the product of my trial and errors. I’m not a computer whiz, there might be some procedures or techniques that is better/faster than mine, I’m totally open to suggestions. 🙂   

I tried making a month on 2 pages but thought that it was too big for my liking. I don’t know but it’s just not my cup of tea, so I decided to stay with my month at a glance.

Easy right! I know you can do it 🙂 I’d love to see what you would create.

But if you want to skip this process you can also download the planner page by clicking on the image below. 🙂

august 2015 monthly

undated monthly

So there’s my tutorial. Hope you like it. 🙂 Enjoy your goodies! Happy planning everyone!


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Freebie Friday: DIY weekly planner page


Hi lovies! I know it’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been busy with work stuff. So as my comeback gift to you I have another DIY weekly planner page tutorial plus freebies!

Disclaimer: This is not the only way to make a planner page. This is just how I do it. I learned by trial and error. You might find or know a faster or better way to do things. 🙂

Like all my other tutorials, I’m using MS word. So I’m so sorry if I can’t answer your questions if you’re using a different word processor. I also use digital scrapbook kits. What I like about these kits is that you can find hundreds of free digital scrapbook kits online. These are perfect for some people, like me, who wouldn’t want to spend a fortune decorating a planner page. The internet is loaded with treasures, you just have to find them. 🙂

For this week I am using this free kit.


You can download it here or just click on the image above.

Now that you have your supplies, here’s my tutorial on how to make your own planner page. 🙂

Easy right! Anyone can do it! You’ll just need a little practice & patience 🙂

But if you want to skip this process you can also download the planner page here or just click on the image below. Just made some minor adjustments on the page, so that you can use it whole year round.


So there’s my tutorial. Hope you like it 🙂 Enjoy your goodies! Happy planning everyone!



I love pen and paper

I want to write. Scratch that. I LOVE to write; physically write, on paper

I don’t know why but I always have this urge to write.Even though there’s nothing to write about. I’ll just doodle. I don’t know. I think this is medical a condition.. hahaha.. I’m not a good writer. My penmanship is not that good either. I just need to hold a pen against paper.

I just love the feel when your writing on a smooth sheet of paper. Every stroke, every doodle, brings joy to me. This is probably why I have this affinity to pen, paper and all things crafty.  

Weekly Pages + Free Printables


Hi lovies! Time flies so fast right? Can you imagine it; almost half of February has past. It seems just like yesterday when I showed you my tutorial on how I made my weekly pages.

Because I can’t decide if I’m gonna switch to a horizontal layout or stick with my vertical ones, I made both.  And oh boy did I had a blast experimenting using both layouts 🙂

Here are my January pages:

Week 1 horizontal
Week 1 vertical
Week 2 horizontal
Week 2 Vertical
Week 3 horizontal
Week 3 Vertical
Week 4 Horizontal
Week 4 Vertical
Week 5 Horizontal
Week 5 Vertical

I had lots of fun using Project Life Cherry Edition, I can’t stop using it. I got the collection from 

For the past weeks since I posted pics of my weekly pages, I’ve received lots of planner love. So to give thanks to all of you who appreciated my work, I’m giving you dear lovies printables of my weekly pages. I’ve choose not to put in dates or calendars on the inserts so that you can use them all year round.

bluebird_vertical bluebird purpleheart_vertical purpleheart_horizontal cherry_vertical cherry_horizontal butterfly_vertical butterfly_horizontal

Hope you like them! Happy planning everyone  🙂