I’ve never been one to use a planner, so when we were challenged this month to use any of the planner page options offered by The Cutting Cafe I was a bit concerned. There are many options available, though, so it was pretty easy to pick one I was eager to use.
Here’s the menu planner included in the 2018 Planner Printable Set. All the hard work was done for me, so I had fun filling it in with colors and my weekly menu information. Turns out this was a really handy tool to plan out the week’s menu and shopping list with the food store circular at hand.
After I filled in the menu, I realized I had a number of brads which would accent the menu planner perfectly, so I picked out a few to correspond with the menu. Also, I added a cooking themed background and increased the transparency so it provides just a hint of color and finished it off with a thin white border.
I added the same color combination and background to the shopping list. It was a snap filling it in from my laptop.
I thought it would be a great idea to keep the coupons I was using that week close to the shopping list. So, I made a companion page with the same bordered background with a second sheet, cut on the diagonal to create a pocket for the coupons. To make it stand out, I ran a strip of color-coordinated washi tape down the edge. When it’s time to go shopping, I just take it with me.
I’m pretty happy with the result. So much so that I just might be a planner girl after all. I can’t wait to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team. I know they will rock this challenge. It’s an incredibly talented team, so I’m always eager to see the fruits of their labor and especially some great videos. Leave a comment when you visit The Cutting Cafe for a chance to win three free files of your choice. No cutting machine? No problem! All the files come complete with a .pdf so you can also cut them by hand. Sweet!