2021 Summer Reading Challenge Details!
The year is just speeding right along--I can hardly believe it's already time to release our Summer 2021 Reading Challenges! For this one, I wanted to make sure it was different from last year, so I went with a "beach bonfire" theme and I'm not going to lie...it took some time to get there but I finally got to a point where I love the kit!
But you'll see more of that next week, for now, I wanted to just go over the items that are hitting the shop and the reading challenges themselves.
All of these items will be in the shop on Friday 4/23 at 12pm CST in the new release section! You'll also be able to find "summer 2021 challenges" in the navbar at the top of the site!
Officially, summer starts on June 20th but all of our seasonal reading challenges are self-start, so you can start them whenever you'd like!
Before I share some of the stickers and whatnot, let me go ahead and share the challenge table! Feel free to right click and save this and print it for yourself.
As always our reading challenges are completely free to participate in...so just join the group and join in or you can go all out and join in the fun with the stickers and planner accessories!
We're doing group reads for our reading challenges this year...our Spring Group read is These Violent Delights and we'll start voting on our summer group read next week in the Creating & Co Book Club! Make sure you're there so you can help us decide!
In case this is your first challenge with us, here's how it works:
- Each prompt on the challenge has a number that corresponds to it. Let's say for the first book you read, you pick the first prompt of a book with "leaves on cover".
- You can write in the title of the book you read in the challenge table
- And then pick a book sticker that looks like the one that has the 1 on it in the empty shelf. Place that book sticker over the greyed out book labeled 1 on the shelf!
- Repeat until you fill up your shelf!
Our most common size is our 4.75" x 6.75" dashboard + book stickers!
We will also have a few other sizes:
- A 7" x 9" version that you can use in most common planners--Erin Condren, Happy Planner, Yellow Paper House, Paper House Productions, etc.
- A 3.25" x 6.5" size that is perfect for hobo weeks or personal size planners
- A "separated" version that gives you all of the elements of the dashboard on its own so you can design your own page in your plannero bullet journal.
Each of our seasonal challenges will also have an enamel pin that matches. For this season, we did a little bunny reading that appears in the kit a few times. Unfortunately, due to the winter storms, we may have to release this pin in the shop later on because the tracking is showing them stuck in a spot not far from me. I don't want to release them before I've seen them in person, so if you'd like to collect all the 2021 enamel pins, be sure to watch social media for when we will release this pin.
We will also be releasing a weekly kit that matches and I can't wait to use it, personally! Here's our standard/vertical kit version, though it will also come in our other sizes--horizontal, half kit, anti-kit, and our creative journaling kit.
As I mentioned, it will be available in our journaling kit and the journaling kit is PERFECT for those that want to use the same theme across the month or don't want to use a bunch of decorative stickers but want to use bits and bobs. For this kit format, you can buy all six of the sheets shown below separately or together.
We will also be releasing a bunch of functional items. You'll find our familiar small sheets of reading functional items in this gorgeous spring color palette AND some new bigger sheets of some of the other items in the shop or pieces of the kits so you can really stretch this theme across an entire season if you'd like.
We're also releasing a new version of our book pages washi tape! This one features a really pretty pink/coral pixie foil that reminds me of a summer sunset!
Quick Note: both our washi and our enamel pins are LIMITED STOCK so make sure you grab them early!
Before I go, I wanted to share that we'll be doing a planning party kick off for our Summer reading challenge! Our planning parties are when we use the items from this sticker line or using the same color scheme or theme and we share in the book club that week!
Okay, I think that's it! Make sure you're in the Creating & Co Book Club and we'll see you here tomorrow when it's time for everything to go live!