Introducing Moments Inked 2016 Planner

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You've let us know loud and clear that you're in love with our Moments Inked Planner system!  After extensive research and detailed survey results, we are pleased to bring you the 2016 edition!

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Before we get started, have you been keeping up with all of the wonderful things the gals are doing with their planners through our Moments Inked newsletter?  Every Monday the team shares tips and tricks for how you can get the most out of your planner!  They also keep you motivated to use it regularly and keep yourself organized!  If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do so HERE.  

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You can also see what other customers have been up to, or share what you have been doing by using our hashtag!

Now onto all of our big news!

Choose-format

One of the biggest announcements for this year is that you now have two options for your planner format!  The results from our survey let us know that about half of you prefer the existing spiral binding, while the other half wished to have the flexibility of a binder.  So we have decided to provide you with both options so you can select the version that best suits your lifestyle.

Since the binder itself is the newest addition to the line-up, I thought I would go over a few of its details first!

My planner

The binders are beautifully made from easy wipe-clean faux leather.  All of the metal details including the reinforced corners, snap and interior binder rings are made from a soft gold for ultimate style.  Elegant top stitching provides a wonderful finishing detail.  They are a nice compact size, with a footprint of 7-1/2" tall and 7" wide and a thickness of 1-1/2".

The new binders will be available in a total of four classic colors, allowing the colorful pages within take center stage.

Ebony

Ebony will always be a classic.  This elegant deep black has an air of sophistication and a timeless appeal.

Ebony close up

All of the binders are elegantly debossed in the lower right front corner with the Moments Inked logo.

Stone gray

The Stone Gray option is another fabulous neutral, which many people claim is the new black!  This lighter tone is a bit more understated yet maintains that classic look.

Stone gray close up

You are going to love these reinforced metal corners.  This little detail not only looks great, but it helps protect your binder from wear and tear so you will get a long life from your investment.

White

There is just something about the crisp, clean look of the White option.  

White close up

The topstitching detail really shines with this particular color.

Natural tan

And for those of you who prefer a more earthy look, we have  gorgeous Natural Tan.

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All of the gold details pair particularly well with this option.

Anatomy of planner

Now that we have covered many of the details about the exterior of the new Moments Inked planner binder, lets chat about some of the interior features.  This binder may be compact, but it includes a sturdy 6-ring binder, interior pocket, pen loop and even a slit in the back for a notepad.  And the snap closure helps to keep it all together.

Metal corners

The snap closure has a debossed detail where it meets the main body of the binder to help prevent cracking over time.

Tabs side

The actual snap is gold to coordinate with the other elements of the binder.

Front pocket

We opted to use a sturdy vinyl product for the pen loop rather than elastic which can stretch out over time.

Pocket

The interior pocket is perfect for tucking away sticker sheets, notes or other important documents.

Title page

The 6-ring binder gives you the ultimate sturdiness and dependability as far as holding all of you pages securely in place.  We had them custom plated in the same gold tone as the metal corners and snap for gorgeous coordination.

Notepad slit

The back cover features a slit for inserting a notepad.  You can also use the vertical pocket for storage of documents or important papers.

Notepad

One pad is included with the purchase of the binder with refill pads offered as a separate purchase.  The pads use the same beautiful linen-textured paper that the pages of the actual planner are printed on.

The details:

  • The Moments Inked Planner Binders will be available for sale on December 15th.
  • They will retail for $28 each.
  • The Moments Inked Planner Binder includes one notepad inserted into the back cover slit.  Please note that the actual planner pages themselves are sold separately.
  • They are available in four colors total: Ebony, Stone Gray, White and Natural Tan.
  • Highlights include reinforced metal corners, pen loop, interior pocket, 6-ring binder hardware and back slit for notepad.
  • The binders measure 7-1/2" tall x 7" wide x 1-1/2" deep.

Monogram closeup

I personally have selected the White option for myself, and I thought I would show you how I customized the cover in just five minutes!

Monogram progress

Using our Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheets and the Bookprint Alphabet Upper dies I cut my own custom monogram.  Since the gold adhesive sheets just peel and stick, it made this project extra easy.

Monogram

I added a few tiny drops of Glossy Accents to the back of the letter as well to help it stay in place for the long haul and prevent the corners from curling up over time.  I just love the way this looks and admit to staring at the cover multiple times a day!  Do you think you will customize your cover or leave it clean and simple?

  Choose-format

Now I want to go into a few things about the actual planner pages.  Both the spiral bound and binder options are set up the same exact way, the only thing different is the hole format.  So all of the following notes apply to both versions.

5" x 7" Size- Our planner pages measure a nice petite 5" x 7", with the overall 2016 planner measuring about 3/4" thick. This size is something we will stick with, so you can continue to use coordinating products for years.  

70lb. Crisp White Linen Paper- We only selected the BEST materials for our planner, using the same linen paper utilized in last year's version.  It is a crisp white, which entices you to write upon its pages!    The 2016 planner contains a whopping 234 double-sided, full-color pages and 14 mylar laminated tabbed section dividers.  

Reduced Bulk- We heard from our customers loud and clear from the survey that everyone loved the quality and layout of the planner pages from last year.  The biggest change people wanted to see was the removal of the daily pages to help reduce bulk, so we did just that.  The new slimmer version of the planner includes just the monthly and weekly pages for each month along with the same specialty sections at the front and back.  This has reduced the page count from 576 down to 234, making it more lightweight and easy to manage.  The 2015 version was 1-1/2" thick, where the new and improved 2016 design is 3/4" and more manageable.

But don't worry!  For those of you who loved the daily pages, we will be offering some versatile alternate options later on that can be used as a stand-alone journal or integrated into the binder option.  We look forward to bringing you more news about that soon!

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All 14 tabs in this planner are visible at once rather in several layers, making it even easier for you to flip quickly to the section of your choice. We keep the rainbow of colors that you love!  And they are still laminated for ultimate durability

Specialty sections- The planners still include your favorite extras!

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There is a section for you to fill-in important dates to remember.  This could include birthdays, anniversaries, etc…  These pages can be used as an easy reference throughout the year, adapted to what your needs are!  If using the binder version, you only need to do this once and then can carry the pages over from year to year!
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This resolutions page, found in the front section of the planner, helps you to make this your best year yet.  With resolutions in a variety of areas like this written down in one spot that you will see often, you are bound to succeed!
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In the back section of the planner we kept a few pages for you to add important contacts that you may want easy access to.

Quotes

Now for the monthly sections!  Each month features an inspirational quote at the start using that month's special color scheme. Each of the quotes I selected are meaningful to me and I hope they inspire you as much as they have me!

Monthly spead

Each month features a monthly spread in its designated color scheme.  This features the whole month at a glance for easy reference.  This is exactly the same as last year's version since so many of you communicated how much you loved it.

Monthly page

The box sizes remained the same as well so you can continue to use all of the existing coordinating products. Holidays are labeled appropriately throughout as an extra touch.  The monthly boxes measure 1" wide and 7/8" tall, giving you enough space to jot down a few important events or appointments.  Again, all of these pages are in full-color, which makes it such a pleasure to use! The right hand column can be used for writing down tasks or things to remember.  A mini calendar for the following month is at the top of this column.

Monthly notes

Monthly notes pages- Each monthly section now includes a few black notes pages.  These can be customized for whatever you are needing extra space for!

Weekly spread

Each month has the appropriate number of weekly spreads, giving you plenty of space to detail your busy life and break everything down into bite size pieces. The weekly columns measure 1" wide.  There are blank columns under each day for notes as well as two large areas on the left.

Weekly

One change we did make to the weekly pages after reading your survey responses is that we removed the morning/afternoon/evening sections for each day and added dotted lines instead.  This allows you more customization options and also provides you with an easy way to keep everything neat and straight. 

The Details (Binder Edition):

  • The Moments Inked 2016 Memory Planner, Binder Edition will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $30.
  • The planner  contains a total of 234 double-sided, full-color pages and 14 mylar laminated tabbed section dividers.
  • The Moments Inked 2016 Planner, Binder Edition measures about 5" wide x 7" tall and 3/4" thick.  
  • These pages are punches for use with the Moments Inked 6-ring binder (sold separately).

The Details (Spiral Bound Edition):

  • The Moments Inked 2016 Memory Planner, Spiral Bound Edition will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $35.
  • The planner  contains a total of 234 double-sided, full-color pages and 14 mylar laminated tabbed section dividers.
  • The Moments Inked 2016 Planner, Spiral Bound Edition measures about 5" wide x 7" tall and 3/4" thick.  
  • The coil is large and roomy for adding extra pages with the coordinating die system.  It measures about 1" in diameter and is made from strong silver metal wire.
  • The planner does not come with a front cover, they are sold separately.  There are FIVE new interchangeable, sturdy, laminated cover styles to choose from (see below), retailing for $6 each.  
  • The back cover is made from super thick black chipboard, measuring a full 1/16" thick.

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We are releasing five cover designs for the spiral bound planner this year, all of which are bright and colorful.  There is a little something for everyone from vintage, to modern to trendy.  These covers are heavily laminated for an easy wipe-off surface in preparation for those inevitable spills.  The spiral edge of these covers is slit so that the covers are interchangeable, just in case you can't decide!  You can easily swap them as frequently as you wish.

The Details:

  • The Moments Inked 2016 Spiral Bound Edition Covers will be available for sale on December 15th.
  • They will retail fro $6 each.
  • There are five designs total to choose from.  These are the same size and construction as the covers offered last year and are completely interchangeable.

This month we are introducing the basics to help get you started on your 2016 journey, with much more to be introduced in the coming months!  We didn't want to overwhelm you with too much new planner introductions this month.  However, we did have a little something up our sleeves that we just had to go ahead and make available now!

 
 

Post it notes

We are pleased to introduce our own custom made white post-it notes!  I think we can all let out a collective "Yay!!!" for that!

Post it notes closeup

After the introduction of our popular Moments Inked: Posted set last year, many of you wanted the opportunity to be creative with your ink selections.  But finding white post-it notes was definitely a challenge!  Now we will be permanently carrying them in the store!

Post it notes detail

These notes stamp beautifully and give you endless options for stamping in color and more!

The Details:

  • The White Post-It Note Pads will be available December 15th.
  • There will be two sizes available, 3×3 and 3×6.
  • Each pad includes 50 reposition able sheets.
  • Set of two 3×3 White Post-It Note Pads will retail for $6.
  • Set of two 3×6 White Post-It Note Pads will retail for $7.

 

Notepad

As one final note, you will also be able to purchase refill notepads for the new Moments Inked Binder.

The Details:

  • The Moments Inked: Binder Notepad Refill set will be available December 15th.
  • A set of refills will retail for $3.
  • A Moments Inked: Binder Notepad Refill set includes 3 of the notepads, each holding 25 sheets of the same high quality linen paper used for the printed planner pages.

That wraps things up for our Moments Inked 2016 introductory post!  To celebrate this amazing new product line  we will be showcasing Moments Inked Team reviews and box opening videos starting next week and through to the first of the year!  So stay tuned here on the blog, Facebook or Instagram to see what's in store!  

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 41 Comments

  • 1
    SHANNA says:

    OMG YES I AM READY 🙂 Bummed about the daily pages because that is what I want the planner for but HEY… you said you have something up your sleeve int eh future hopefully we won’t have to wait too long. I am hoping to start my year with purpose and a new sense of direction and commitment and will be tracking my progress EVERYDAY lol. I am loving the post it notes! I am a note freak so note STACKS I will be ordering. I can’t wait. I also love the covers!!! I love the leather too. Maybe a Teal or Gold in the future for colors. Also will there ever be just a black and white plain planner where we can work with our own cool schemes? Thanks and YAY!!!!

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    GinaEgg says:

    I am in love with the changes! You were right, Nichole. This makes my planner-lovin’ nerdy girl heart so happy! 🙂 Can’t wait to order tonight!

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    Holly Saveur says:

    WOW!looks super!

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    maryrose says:

    It looks FANTASTIC! You really did think of everything! I have two planners now, but there’s always room for more. 😉

  • 5

    The new planner looks lovely, Nichole! So many ways to personalize it. Thank you for the thoughtful changes! ♡

  • 6

    Oh, waaaaaa! I just received an Erin Condren planner but this looks so much more versatile and sturdy! I wonder if I can talk myself into a need for two planners – one for my life and one fore school? Hmmmm…. ?

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    Kimberly O. says:

    Sounds great! I hope maybe next year the metal accents for the binder version will include silver. I am not a gold fan at all.

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    Pamela Levingston says:

    Simply Yes! This all looks great. I’d wish for a silver option next year.

  • 9
    Diane R says:

    Will the dies that we purchased for last years planner work in the binder style planner?

  • 10
    Debs says:

    I resisted planners…but, I’m in!

  • 11
    Jen says:

    Love the new changes on the planner, although, I jumped on the Inkwell Planner band wagon because I could not wait with the new year coming quickly! Maybe an earlier release date next year!!

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    Brenda Kuder says:

    Beautiful planner.Great ideas.

  • 14
    Bonnie T. says:

    The new binder version of the planner is beautiful! Exactly the changes I was hoping for.

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    Kim Collins says:

    I really hope you role out your daily pages soon. I am looking for my new binder at the moment and I really liked those pages from last year.

  • 16
    maryrose says:

    I just had to add that I’m thrilled with the binder option! Also, it makes me so happy that the calendar numbers are already printed on the monthly page spreads.

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    jan metcalf says:

    An earlier release date would allow me to gift others with a planner as well….would be a perfect holiday gift!

  • 18
    Nancy says:

    Great job and thanks for listening to all of us. Can’t wait to order.

  • 19
    Brandi R says:

    These are gorgeous! Love the new covers ♥

  • 20
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Well then. I decided not to get the planner last year (although I was certainly VERY tempted) because it just came out too late for me to feel like I would ever be able to grasp all of its possibilities AND get caught up. This time you’ve got me, hook, line and sinker! I was not a fan of daily pages, nor of the bulk they necessitated, so this new streamlined design speaks to my heart! And the binder is gorgeous! I will be eagerly watching the clock tonight to place my order!

  • 21
    Leslie L says:

    The new design looks great! I agree with some that I personally am a silver fan so that turned me off from the binder. Also I was apparently one of the few who liked the daily pages.

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    Janet Sisk says:

    Looks like an awesome planner! 😀

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    Liz says:

    This looks gorgeous! Love the binder! But I already have my planner for next year – mid-December is too late to be releasing a planner – what if you run out (as often happens)? And international postage (for me) means a need to allow more time! So maybe November next year?

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    Danielle Wiegert says:

    This is cool!!

  • 25

    Absolutely incredible!!!!! I love all the changes you have made to make this fabulous product even better!

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    Julianne says:

    I’ve held off buying another planner, and it’s been painful! LOL! I had last year’s, but I use for work and family and it was just too thick. I bought just about every die, but if I get the covered binder, doesn’t look like they work together!!???. Will kindof patiently await more info!!! Thanks for listening!

  • 27
    Patti says:

    W.O.W. I’ve become a planner addict and this is what’s been missing from the PTI line! These are so pretty with the gold accents, and the updates are great. Nicely done PTI team!

  • 28
    Kelly in Canada says:

    The leather cover and gold detailing are gorgeous! And I love that it is thinner! The selection of title pages is amazing (hard to pick just one as they are all stunning) and the custom-made post-it notes?! LOVE!!!

  • 29
    Mary Anne Perlmutter says:

    I love the new look and the smaller size. I like to look at my whole month when planning. Well done.

  • 30
    Mary says:

    Definitely better for me without the dailies. I didn’t buy it last year for this reason. Also I much prefer the plain cover of the binder style. Well thought out. Glad you are making this option available. I imagine you will be releasing a punch die for this format.

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    Terri says:

    This looks like an adorable collection!

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    Janelle says:

    I’m sorry, but I’m totally bummed about the daily pages. That was the key part of this planner that made it stand out as my favorite & better than any other product out there.

  • 33
    Hilde says:

    Wow! Some great changes here! Thanks for the binder option with sophisticated gold accents. I am a fan of anything gold and something gold to look at every day…even better. I love the editing of the pages you have done, too. The only thing holding me back is all the color. I was wishing for an option that was a bit more subtle. The busy-ness of so much color makes me feel a bit overwhelmed. I am considering purchasing the binder but it is not a standard size,so the inserts I have already purchased for next year wouldn’t fit:( But it’s so pretty, I may just talk myself into buying it anyway.

  • 34
    T. Johnson says:

    I have been like a kid waiting….watching…and stalking your site daily for the release of this planner. I took a chance and saw that it was released tonight and just placed my order!!! I cannot tell you how excited I am about putting this baby to use. THANK YOU for thinking of EVERYTHING ?

  • 35
    Gypsy says:

    When I found your 2015 it was last week. I was REALLY looking forward to the daily pages…THAT is what I have been looking for, yours looked really cool! I am hoping maybe you will sell them by themselves…since they are not included I am passing for 2016.

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    Heather says:

    I agree with other commenters in that I’m not a fan of gold at all; and hope a silver option will be available next year. I know it’s hard to please everyone and carry so many options. Will the pages fit in other commercial 6-ring binders? With it being gold and more expensive than I can afford after getting everything else I need to get started, I would need to use one I already own.

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    Julie Sokolowski says:

    I really used the daily pages. It helps me with my Project Life scrapbooking. I use my phone for my actual calendar because it make noises to remind me of appointments, lol.

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    Mindy B. says:

    I’m excited for this! I love planning.

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    Shannon King says:

    Love this system! I have been following the design team all year. I was impressed with the spiral addition last year, although I don’t use spiral-bound planner. Now the loose leaf addition and binder is right up my alley. I would have purchased, but have already gotten my 2016 planner 🙁

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    Mary says:

    So glad you took out the dailies, just too much to keep up with. Also glad you did the binders in elegant colors and kept the insides plain, no stripes or polka dots. I ordered one this year because it has the types of sections I use and is business meeting worthy. Good job.

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