i’m so excited to be joining the papertrey ink moments inked design team this year. and even more so with the new white binder edition in hand. it’s so bright and clean with the perfect touch of gold. from the size to the paper quality to the signature papertrey color stories, there are just so many details to love!
i started with a box opening and a quick look at everything if you want to hear me ramble! close ups and more notes below...
as mentioned above, the biggest change to this year's moments inked line up is that you can choose your planner format - original coil bound or the brand new binder. it was love at first sight when i saw the bright white binder, but the ebony, stone gray, and natural tan options still made the decision a tough one. all have an embossed logo in the corner with pretty gold details. and the easy wipe clean faux leather is so smooth and soft.
as you've probably heard by now, the daily pages have been removed, creating a thinner set of pages. as a result, the coil size is also smaller in diameter, in addition to being a sturdy metal in silver. while i really enjoyed the daily pages, i like the smaller footprint this year. plus adding pages in is still a breeze with all of the great dies introduced so far and you can tailor them to your specific wants.
as with last year, you have a variety of choices for the cover of the coil bound planner, all laminated and ready to snap right into the coil binding. you can even use one in front of your binder. decisions, decisions. they're all so pretty!
while there are a few new changes, many things were just right the way they were - specifically the thick, quality linen paper and vivid colors. many of the pages are simply updated versions of last year's layouts, and they are the same from one format to the other - the only difference being the holes. right at the beginning, you have year at a glance calendar for 2016 and 2017, followed by a perpetual calendar for dates to remember.
the monthly spread is the same as before, with holidays already included. this has always been a must for me.
and how about week one, all ready to be filled in? another notable, but minor change is on the weekly spread layout. the daily columns are now one large rectangle, rather than being broken down into sections, leaving lots of room for personalization.
also like last year, each month section begins with a quote. i looked straight ahead to my birthday month to see what "my" quote was. once upon a long time ago, i fell in love with carrot cake simply because it was the august feature on our kitchen wall calendar, haha!!
at the end of each month, new in this part of the binder, there are a couple of lined note papers...
with more at the back in the "note" section where they were last year as well.
plus grid paper too. i love grid paper!
and for all those to do lists, let's not forget the brand new white post it note pads for perfect stamped coordination. and linen note pads for the back of the binder too - be still my paper loving planning heart!
finally, here's a look at both planners from the side. much thinner and ready to be filled with whatever the year throws at me! laurie schmidlin and lizzie are sharing their first impressions today as well, so go check them out if you haven't already. plus this introductory post from nichole is full of all the tech specs, and the products themselves can be found on the papertreyink homepage (scroll to the bottom). and if you're on instagram, be sure to use the moments inked hashtag so we can all see and share together...
which planner are you?