Two years ago we rounded up some of the best paper planners on the market and even though online and mobile-based calendar apps have been growing in popularity, so have paper planners. We’re not sure if it’s the growing love of hand-lettering, or the shift from scrap-booking to journaling, but paper planners in the craft community continue to be more and more trendy as both business, art, and personal-planning tools. Here are some of the most popular planners on the market now.



Price for Largest Size

Largest Size


Day Designer

By Whitney English

9″ x 9.75″
Daily Planning Pages with Scheduling from 5 am to 9 pm, to-do, dinner, gratitude, top 3 to-do prompts, notes and more.

Simplified Planner

By Emily Ley


7″ x 9″

Schedules, to-dos, notes, meals, 1 day per page plus monthly views. Includes stickers and a pocket.

The Quilter’s Planner 

By Stephanie Palmer


8″ x 10″

Monthly and weekly calendars, project planners, coloring pages, quilting reference section, graph paper and drawing paper, pocket, stickers, 12 different quilt block patterns, companion glossy magazine with 14 quilt patterns and more.

Get to Work Book

By Elise Blaha Cripe


7″ x 9″

Multiple calendars, monthly tabs, note and brainstorming space, project break-down pages, reflect and goal-setting pages.


8.27″ x 11.69″

Goal-setting, gratitude log, quotes, sketchbook, monthly reflections, to-do lists, and appointment calendars. Buy 1, give 1 model.


8.5″ x 11″

Funneling system on task pages allows you to categorize, prioritize and schedule. Multiple calendars, plus expense tracking.


By Erin Condren


7″ x 9″

Multiple calendars, plus notes and planning pages. Lots of cover and coil options, plus many add-on accessories like stickers and pouches.


7″ x 9″

Monthly dividers, multiple calendars (choose horiz or vertical), storage pockets, and weekly focus space.


9.25″ x 11.25″

Start with the agenda, then fill with paper “apps” of your choice, including note pages and dividers.


8.25″ x 10″

Primarily a calendar, with places for notes. Collection includes covers by Rifle Paper Co. 17 months.


7.75″ x 9.75″

Expandable to meet your needs. Additional pages, dividers, stickers and other accessories available online and in stores such as Michaels.


7″ x 9.5″

Designed specifically for photographers and creatives. Includes calendars, action plans, to-dos, and blog and social media trackers.


5.75″ x 8.25″

Customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. The technique can be used with an official Bullet Journal or with any notebook.

Paper Planners, Journals, and Calendars for 2018

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