Creative types like crafters and graphic designers can sometimes struggle with using the left side of their brain…..after all, they’re using that creative right side so frequently! Creatives, if you’ve tackled that battle and are ready for another creative and crafty tool to add, then you’ll probably love the creative organization of dashboards!
On the front page of your planner, you will find a divider made of cardboard, or sometimes paper referred to as the dashboard. This can be left plain, but most planners enjoy decorating planners or use it for some functional purpose that will add to the planner's value in general. Why leave these plain when crafters and other creatives can have so much fun with creative and decorative graphics or clip art!
Creative Dashboard Themes
A dashboard is a functional piece included in almost every planner, but it doesn't have to mean boring! Though leaving it blank is a valid option, decorating and designing a creative and artistic dashboard is a fantastic way to express yourself and personalize your beautiful planners. Don’t have any ideas? Well, these are some types of the different dashboards you could try to create:
Inspirational - Let the first thing you encounter be an image or words that stir up your spirit and remind you why you do everything that you do. Crafters can get bogged down by logistics, so use this space to remind you why you design, craft, and create! This style is also great for other creatives like bloggers, social media gurus, and more!
Motivational - What makes you jump out of bed, even on the laziest of days? What keeps you going up against whatever obstacles you face? This would be a wonderful thing to see when you open your planner. Use pictures or stickers that help motivate you and remind you why you do what you do! You can find some fantastic sticker options in our sticker section!
Productive - Crafters and other creatives, can use their dashboard to highlight the most important events within the planner to emphasize their importance. Add some post-it notes, washi tape, or whatever fun and decorative graphics and elements you think will help with organizing and productivity.
Creative - This one is for you crafters! To create this kind of dashboard, all you need to do is allow your imagination to run loose and free. Add whatever you feel makes you happy, amused, or reflects your personality! This would be a wonderful place to use a decorative sticker, clip art, graphic designs, drawings, or photographs. Planner decoration can be fun, and the dashboard is a great place to get creative!
No matter what theme or idea you use for your planner dashboard, you'll surely find it more unique and personalized than a blank page. Let your imagination run wild and have some fun with using planner decorations for your dashboard!