A5 Planners Comparison: Color Crush vs. Carpe Diem

A5 planners comparison of Webster's Pages Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem. Learn more details about the similarities and differences of these planners.

Do you ever just get confused in your planner selection?  You stare and you research and you drool over all the planner goodies out there.  (Or is that just me?)

Planner love is real and true and deep.  When you have committed to (or are sucked in like I was by some very well-meaning friends!) to the planner life, it is like your first love.  You walk around with sparkly eyes, giving a cheesy grin to all who pass because you are just that happy in your planner world.

Those incredible feelings of planner obsession love are magical.  You are amped up to find planner peace.  You know that special planner is out there waiting for you, dreaming of the day that you wrap it in your arms and call it by name.  (You do have names for your planners, right?  If not, what are you waiting for?)

As you seek out that Holy Grail of a planner, you will stumble upon different styles, layouts, and designs.  Variety is the spice of life, right?  But, it can be overwhelming.

You want to make sure you wisely spend your money.  You are a bit afraid to commit, like a blind date.  You have heard great things about this special someone but you just need more facts.

My planner friend, have you happened upon the glorious A5 planners called Carpe Diem and Color Crush.  If you have, you may have been like many others who have wondered which one would be suit you.

At first glance, these A5 planners appear almost identical.

Until you handle their exterior and reveal their interior details.  And then, my fellow planner girl, you will discover why you must select one over the other!


A5 Planners Comparison Carpe Diem vs. Color Crush featured

A5 Planners Comparison: Color Crush vs. Carpe Diem

With sincere joy and planner love, I present to you more facts about two very similar yet unique planners:  Webster’s Pages Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem.

I have an A5 Carpe Diem (CD) which I absolutely adore (but I promise to remain impartial throughout this comparison!) so any CD pictures are from it.  Planner Squad hosted a rockin’ giveaway for an A5 Color Crush (CC).  I will be using pictures from that giveaway here.

And, with that being said, LET’S GET READY TO PLANNER COMPARE!!!  (You are supposed to say that like a boxing announcer-just so you know!)


A5 Planners Comparison:  COST

On Webster’s Pages site, A5 Color Crush Planner Kit is listed at $54.99.  I encourage you to click through and check out their gorgeous pictures and to get more details.(Side note:  I have seen amazing deals on these planner kits at Blitsy (aff).  Sign up to get updates to learn when the next deal will be!)

Simple Stories did not list prices on their site for their A5 Carpe Diem sets.  I have found great deals again on these A5 planners over at Blitsy.

Typically, Carpe Diems cost less than Color Crush.  If budget is an issue, CD will be the way to go!

A5 Planners full backs

A5 Planners Comparison:  FEEL

Are you touchy-feely like me?  Do you have to pick up and feel a product before buying?

As far as how these planners feel, I would say Color Crush comes out on top.  It feel so smooth-like buttah!  Honestly, I could curl up with it and take a nap that’s how much I love how this planner feels to the touch.

Carpe Diem is fine-it just has more of a pleather feel.

I must add that I have absolutely no problem carrying my CD when I am out and about.  I do not worry about it getting damaged or marked up.  I can not say that I would feel that way about the CC (although that could have been because we reviewed one with such a light color.)

A5 Planners Comparison Carpe Diem vs. Color Crush open inside covers


A5 Planners Comparison:  SIZE

A5 Planners Size Comparison chart for Color Crush and Carpe Diem.

As you can see, there really is not that much of a difference in the sizes of these planners.  I did feel like I would have more space in CD.

Here are a few pictures to see for yourself:

A5 Planners comparison of Webster Page's Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem.
Inside Front Covers of A5 Planners


A5 Planners comparison of Webster Page's Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem.
Inside back covers of A5 Planners


A5 Planners Comparison:  Decision Making Time!

Basically, both Color Crush and Carpe Diem A5 Planners rock!  They are quality planners with a lot to offer.  I do not think you will be disappointed in your final choice.

CDs are more affordable and have outstanding inserts.  I hear a lot of planner chat about CC owners using CD inserts.

CCs are glorious to touch and their interior storage is fantastic.  Did you see all those extra pockets and clear window?  If you will be using your A5 planner when on-the-go (like a wallet/purse), you will love this feature for your driver’s license and credit cards.

Interior of CD is cloth.  I prefer that feature because it is so easy to wipe clean.  I also am a silver girl so love the silver rings!

Both A5 planners have elastic pen loops which I find extremely helpful.  Inserts are also interchangeable since rings are same size and distance apart.

When you consider all the above features, which A5 planner would be your choice?


Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit + More!

Color Crush Giveaway A5 Planner Kits + More!

Who is ready for another rockin’ Planner Squad giveaway!  Ladies, get those dancing shoes on because you are going to be doing a happy dance (or should we say Color Crush!)

Planner Squad is super excited to announce our latest giveaway.  We know that you love planners like we love planners.  We have heard your chatter over in our Facebook group about how much you are crushin’ on Color Crush.  (We admit-we also tend to blush when we look at a Crush!)

Disclaimer:  This giveaway for a Color Crush A5 Planner Kit + More is sponsored by Planner Squad.  This post also contains affiliate links which means if you decide to purchase through one of our affiliates that Planner Squad will receive a commission.  We use these funds to put back into Planner Squad to keep spreading the planner love!

Color Crush Giveaway Instagram Planner Kit + More!

Color Crush from Webster Pages has become one of my favorite planners.  I love the quality and style of these gorgeous planners.  I have a personal Color Crush planner in hot pink.  I love how easy it is to carry around.  I never worry that it will become damaged or fall apart.

I have a similar planner in A5 size.  My Carpe Diem A5 is also outstanding and I will be sharing a thorough comparison of both A5 planners in the very near Planner Squad future.

When I saw this stunning white Color Crush A5 Planner Kit on Blitsy, I knew that Planner Squad needed to have it as a giveaway.  These puppies were flying off the shelves and I was lucky enough to land one for Planner Squad.

To complete the giveaway, I had to throw in one of their pretty tassels and some fun stickers.

Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit + More! Come & check out this gorgeous white planner.


Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit  More!

One lucky Squadette will receive:

Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit + More! 2 sets of inserts and dividers

The planner kit will have the winner set with plenty of inserts and dividers.  (I do want to point out that this kit runs from October 2015-December 2016.)

Color Crush Giveaway - A5 Planner Kit + More! tassel stickers enamel dots

I will be completely honest-I am going to have a very hard time letting this beauty go!  I have one of these on the top of my planner wishlist.  Enter to win and stay subscribed to Planner Squad.  We have many more giveaways like this coming soon!

Color Crush Giveaway - A5 Planner Kit + More! white front

Best of luck to all entrants!  Keep on rockin’ your planners!


Share Your Spread #5

Sorry this post is a little late this week! But even though it’s Tuesday instead of Monday, it’s time to Share Your Spread!

Every week we ask our viewers to come and share their spread on our weekly link up, so others can be inspired by their creativity. I love coming back to see how everyone’s planning out their week, no matter what planner they use!

I love taking the time every week to sit out and plan (literally), what my entire week will look like. If I don’t have my week perfectly laid out and decorated, then I feel like I’m off and everything seems to crumble.I seem to get more done since it’s so fun to look inside my planner and check off those little boxes!

That being said, what does your planner look like this week? Did you go with a special theme? Finally getting to use that new awesome washi you found? We want to see! Make sure you use #PlannerSquad and #ShareYourSpreadLinkup when you share your spreads on instagram!

It’s Time To Share Your Spreads!

Share Your Spread Weekly Link-Up Planner Squad

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling