Traveler’s Notebook spring set up with Layle Koncar!

Traveler’s Notebook spring set up with Layle Koncar!

Howdy friends!  It’s Layle back with you again this month sharing a springy set up in my Carpe Diem Traveler’s Notebook with the Bunnies & Baskets Simple Set AND the April Free Printables!

intro Layle Koncar for Simple Stories

When I first set up my TN for a new month, I always start with the pockets.  It’s so much fun to decorate them & make them look cute!  I use this TN primarily for my loooong to-do lists, so whenever I open it up it’s because there’s work to do 🙂  If I have something pretty to look at when I open it up, it makes it a little easier to tackle my to-do list!

I fussy cut the lamb, bunny & chick from the Bunnies & Baskets 3×4 Elements and then added some cotton to the lamb, isn’t it cute?!

I used one of the 12×12 papers in the collection to make a decorative slipcover for my insert. I used another one of the 3×4 Elements and then added 3D rabbit ears with ribbon.

I adhered two of the dashboards together from the April Free Printables & then used washi to create a ‘tip in’ & used the April tab from the Tabs Sticker Tablet to separate the month in my insert.  I can easily find exactly what month I’m working in this way in my TN.

I love to use the ‘currently’ dasbhoard from the free printables each month, it’s a fun way to document things about me and to look back each month to see how things have changed.

I created a custom pocket folder to add to my TN as well this month, it’s great for having stickers & other flat embellishments with me on the go.

pocket folder 1

I filmed a quick YouTube video showing how to make the pocket folder, it’s super easy!

The April Free Printables are now available for download!  Designed for use in your Carpe Diem A5 planner, personal planner, Traveler’s Notebook, on your scrapbook pages, in your SN@P! albums & more – simply download, print, trim & enjoy!

april 2019 printables_TN

Click HERE to visit the Simple Stories Project Downloads page for these free printables along with many more!

One of the biggest questions we receive about printables is how to print them & what type of paper to print them on.  I filmed a YouTube video last month explaining my tips & tricks for printing printables; the first 8-ish minutes of the video talks through that specifically 🙂

Thanks so much for letting me share my April Traveler’s Notebook 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 🙂

Happy spring!

~ Layle Koncar


2019-03-30T11:01:14-04:00March 30th, 2019|Planners|


  1. Jennifer Reynard March 30, 2019 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    OH my word, sooooo stinkin’ cute!

  2. Nina Oelke March 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Love it ❤️

  3. Donna Thomas March 30, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    So cute!!!! Love the colors you used!

  4. Cindy Thick March 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Really cute. Love your pocket folder. I will have to check out the video. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lori March 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    The lamb! The rainbow! Love it all, thanks for sharing!

  6. MaryAnn N March 30, 2019 at 1:27 pm - Reply


  7. p truslow March 30, 2019 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    So cute, great ideas with the cotton for the lamb and the ribbon bunny ears.

  8. Tona March 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a fabulous notebook. Love everything about it.

  9. Jean marmo March 30, 2019 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Simply darling and fun.

  10. kathyjhales March 30, 2019 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    This is adorable! Thanks for the video links

  11. Joan Allard March 31, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Love, love, love the projects! I might have to try a Traveler’s Notebook!

  12. Teresa Medeiros March 31, 2019 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Love your traveler’s notebook! And that lamb is just way too cute!

  13. melissa b. March 31, 2019 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    This is adorable! Love the little lamb 🙂

  14. Karla Yungwirth March 31, 2019 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Adorable!! And definitely inspiring to create and organize in!

  15. Debbie Siddle April 1, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Very sweet x

  16. Christine Kiehl April 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Yup, totally adorable! How playful and fun! I love it!

  17. ROBNICHOLS April 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Adorable! Love the sheep with cotton added and ribbon for ears idea. Thank You Layle for sharing this on the SCT blog…Love It!

  18. Beverly Jordan April 2, 2019 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Layle, your work is always so darn cute and this is over the top, adorableness!!! Love that Lamb!

  19. Ulia Yogiki April 2, 2019 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Love it!

  20. Rebeca Ruiz April 3, 2019 at 8:04 am - Reply

    It’s adorable, love everything, specially the lamb, I’m in love with it!

  21. Sandi April 3, 2019 at 11:54 am - Reply

    So very cute! Love the lamb.

  22. Irene Sterquelle April 3, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Too cute! I love your TN! Thank you for sharing!

  23. Anita PR April 3, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    too cute!! that lamb! oh my!!!! and the bunny ears? so much fun!

  24. Paula April 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday from St. Thomas, Ontario (Canada!)

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