One of the products I plan to offer in my shop is covers for the Happy Planners. I’ve made several of them now, and I think I finally have the process down pat.
I made one as a test a while ago and have made several tweaks. The first one seemed a bit flimsy, so I added in cardstock for additional weight, and I changed my laminating sheets to 5 mil rather than 3 mil.
I had already purchased a special punch specifically for use with the Happy Planner disc system. I experimented on the first one with adding some stickers, and I have some ideas for adding other things to future creations.
With these covers in mind, I went out and purchased some scrapbook papers that I thought would work. It takes 4 pages of 12X12 scrapbook paper (and 2 pages of regular cardstock) to make the front and back cover for the classic size Happy Planner. I think I can get both covers out of only 2 pages of scrapbook paper for the mini Happy Planner. I need to figure out my cost, and then see how much shipping would be for a cover.
If it ends up being too costly for shipping, I may have to scrap the idea as a product, but I am having fun making them.
I made this cover for myself:
When I bought my planner, I couldn’t find a cover that I liked, that spoke to me. My sister had the same experience, so I’m planning on making her a custom one next. I love the galaxy/star theme of this paper. The stars and lines are gold foil, though that’s a bit hard to see in the photo.
The white galaxy paper on the inside covers is from the same theme pack of paper:
Now that I’m looking at the photos, I may add a foil 2020 or something to the front cover. Just something to jazz it up a bit. All in all, though, I’m much happier with this cover than the one that came with the planner.