Planner Set up with Layle Koncar!

Planner Set up with Layle Koncar!

Layle Koncar Carpe Diem for Scrapbook & Cards Today


Howdy everyone!  I’m back…. 🙂

It’s Layle Koncar – think ‘Gayle’, with an ‘L’ – Director of Marketing for Simple Stories/Carpe Diem.  I’m so excited to be here with you again this month sharing my October set up in my A5 Carpe Diem planner.

For the fall I switched back to the blush planner, typically not a color you might think of for fall, right?!  The reason I chose this color is because I’m using the new Beautiful A5 Boxed Set.   Oh my gosh, if you haven’t seen the Beautiful (aptly named!!) products, boy are you in for a treat!

intro spread Carpe Diem for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

One of the first things I do when I sit down to put together a new month in my planner is to lay out all of the products I might want to work with.  That makes it easy to see everything & decide what I want to use where.   This tray from The Container Store makes it sorting & organizing before I get started a breeze.

tray Carpe Diem for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine


The pockets of our Carpe Diem planners are one of my favorite features – adding cards, die cuts, clips & stickers to decorate them is so fun!  Most of the time when I open my planner I have a loooooong list of TO DO’s to tackle, having something fun to look at when  I start makes it a little easier to get started!

pockets Carpe Diem for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

One of my favorite inserts in the Boxed Sets has always been the ‘month in review’ page that’s included at the start of each month.  It’s a place where I add all of the important things that are happening in a month & the important things I need to make sure not to forget.  It’s a great ‘at a glance’ overview of the month.

When it comes to decorating my planner, stickers are where it’s at!  Did you know that the square-ish stickers in both our 4×6 Stickers and the Sticker Tablets are designed to fit perfectly in the monthly squares?  Yep!

stickers Carpe Diem

I love the vintage florals paired with the gold foil accents – so sophisticated!   The pastel pink paired with the marbled mint green is a gorgeous compliment to the contrasting pops of black throughout.  There are 2 different washi tape patterns in the Beautiful collection; I used the vintage floral design to cover the holes on the monthly spread & then repunched the holes with my Carpe Diem A5 Punch to add a little more decoration to the spread.

month full Carpe Diem for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

The Sticky Notes in the collection are gorgeous!  I love to use sticky notes.  LOVE!  I have the sticky notes in the middle of my weekly spread so they’re right there, handy when I need them.

week Carpe Diem for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

Thanks so much for letting me share my October set up with you.  You’ll find me on Instagram here at @laylekoncar; keep an eye out on Instagram for more of my planner & traveler’s notebook adventures 🙂

I’ll see you back here again in a few months.  Enjoy the cool temps & sweater weather as we move into Fall!

~ Layle



  1. JENREYNARD September 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Oh my word, I have never, ever seen a planner this knock out gorgeous!!! WOW is an understatement! Please consider coming back to Calgary with Scrapbook and Cards Today and teaching this as a class! Unbelievably BEEEAUTIFUL!!!!! Jennifer Reynard, Calgary, AB Canada

  2. Kirsty Vittetoe September 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    What a beautiful project, love the colors of that collection!

  3. Barbmac September 27, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    What a gorgeous setup!

  4. Francine September 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    So beautiful! I used to LIVE in my planner,but with electronics what they are, I plug everything into my phone. BUT – this surely makes me think I would like to swtich back. Looks like fun at the same time 🙂

  5. Cindy C. September 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm


  6. Beverly Jordan October 2, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Layle, your planner is gorgeous!!! Love all the details and thanks for sharing! By the way, I love your month in review page at the beginning of each month!! Really helps keep me organized!!

  7. Donna Espiritu October 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Gorgeous setup! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Sandy Clinton October 3, 2017 at 9:51 am

    What a beautiful way to stay organized!

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