Free Tie-Dye Printable for Your Classic Happy Planner

Looking for a great way to rock your regular-sized Happy Planner?  Get these free tie-dye printable stickers that will help you channel your inner peace child (or at least have a super cool looking layout!)

Isn’t it fun finding new ways to decorate your Happy Planner weekly layouts?  The possibilities seem endless. And what makes it even better is when you can find awesome printable stickers for FREE!

Save your money for great planner accessories like planner bags and pens!

Want to add a bit of tie dye to your next weekly happy planner spread? Planner Squad has got you covered! For more planner printables visit www.plannersquad.com

To help us all create a gorgeous weekly layout in our regular-sized (Classic) Happy Planner (HP), Jenn made these fabulous tie-dye printable stickers.  The colors are amazing and make you feel at peace just looking at them.

Free Tie-Dye Printable for Your Happy Planner

This free tie-dye printable sticker set contains both pretty and functional stickers.  You will have sticker reminders for:

  • meal planning for the week
  • hydration tracker
  • to do
  • things to buy
  • little things
  • errands to run

You will also get bonus layout components of washi tape-like strips and completion stickers (“X” and checkmark).

Free printable stickers can be an easy way to decorate your planner and help you make sure you accomplish all that you need to get done in a week.

Tie Dye Weekly Preview Classic Happy Planner FREE Printable

To get your free tie-dye printable stickers for your Happy Planner, you must first make sure you are subscribed for Planner Squad emails.  Once subscribed, you will instantly become a Squadette and receive access to all our subscriber freebies.

CLICK HERE or on the image below to go to Planner Squad’s free printables page and subscribe.  You will receive an email with your super secret password that lets you unlock the vault of all of our planner freebies.

Get free planner printables at Planner Squad. Subscribers get awesome planner inserts, stickers, & more-like these July monthly layouts for Happy Planner.

We would love to see pictures of your Happy Planner with these free tie-dye printable stickers.  Tag us @plannersquad and show us your happy planning 🙂

 

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5 Easy Ways to Use Cardstock in Your Planner

Cardstock in your planner is such fun! Check out these 5 awesome ways that you can rock your planner with cardstock.

 

I love figuring out new ways to use my planners and planning supplies.  There are just so many tempting good deals on planner goodies that I have a tendency to get a wee bit obsessed when adorable materials are on sale.

Please tell me you know this type of planner girl fever.

When you walk into a store that sells planning goodies and you armed with coupons or see those beautiful sale signs, you get a bit feverish.  And excited.  Like wanting to turn cartwheels in the aisle and do a little yodel.  Okay, you might not be quite as weird as me, but the thrill is real!

Sometimes, planning supplies that you have been eyeballing for a while are reduced in price to make it worth your while.

Other times, you happen upon a glorious new planning gem and it’s like you want to sing to the rooftops!

Ladies, these feelings are real.  They are genuine.  And these feelings are what I go through whenever I discover a new pad of gorgeous cardstock.

Feel free to insert whatever planning material that you are slightly obsessed with.  These feelings are not restricted to just cardstock!

I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would amass the collection that I have today.  And the collection continues to grow!  I mean, when you walk into the store and find anywhere from 24 to 36 pages of beauty staring up at you and waiting to come home so you can use them to prettify your planner, how can you say no?

There are so many fabulous ways to use cardstock in your planners!

Now, you may own more or less of cardstock.  That’s cool. There’s no need for cardstock comparison or jealousy.

There is definitely enough cardstock to go around, my planner friend!

Then, you get home.

You wonder what you are actually going to do with it.  In the store, it looked so pretty and needed you. And you needed it.

But, then what?

Don’t just let your pretty cardstock sit there, alone and unused!

 

5 Easy Ways to Use Cardstock in Your Planner

1. Dashboards

Dashboards are super easy to make using cardstock.  With the right type of punch for your planner, you can easily create decorative dashboards.  Use a ruler to size your paper to fit properly in your planner.  A paper trimmer can be useful to help you cut straight lines.  Or a nice pair of scissors will do.

When you have your dashboard cut to size, punch and insert into your planner.

Use cardstock for interesting dashboards in your planners.
Cardstock on cardstock 🙂

2.  DIY Washi  Tape

Have you seen all that gorgeous washi tape out there?  Oh my stars!

If you can’t afford to have all the washi tape of your dreams, you can make your own!  Use a paper trimmer to correctly size and cut whatever cardstock you have on hand in place of washi tape.  A glue stick or glue dots can be used to adhere your DIY washi tape into place.

You can use cardstock for DIY washi tape!

Make your own washi tape using card stock! Great for themed planner layouts!

3.  DIY Inserts

Planner inserts are one of my most favorite planner add-ons ever!  These cute little babies can help you truly customize your planner.

Simply take a piece of your favorite cardstock.  Measure and cut to size.  Punch.  Decorate with stickers and stamps.  Use your favorite pens to jot down to-do lists, chores, errands, meal plans, and more!

 

4.  DIY Stickers

Have you ever seen some of the special pages in your cardstock pad collections?  Oooh!  They are so purty!

Choose a pack of cardstock for a beautiful planner layout theme.

Cut those sweet things out & glue them in as stickers!  Or use a decorative punch to make some super cute DIY stickers for use as decoration or functional purposes.

You can use a decorate paper punch to make DIY stickers out of cardstock.

 

Great way to repurpose cardstock trimmings.

Don't throw away cardstock trimmings! Use them to make DIY planner stickers!

 

5.  Pretty Planner Envelopes

You can make your own pretty planner envelopes out of cardstock.  They look so adorable and they really aren’t that hard to make.  With just a few materials and a bit of time, you can use up some of your cardstock stash for functional AND pretty planner envelopes!

Make some pretty envelopes for your planners to increase storage options.

 

What are some creative ways that YOU like to use cardstock in your planner?  Share your ideas in the comments below 🙂

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How to Make Pretty Envelopes for Your Planner

Need a great way to have extra storage in your planner? Check out this DIY tutorial on how to make pretty envelopes for your planners.

 

Do you need a great way to store and organize receipts and small notes in your planner?

Want a way to boost the use of your planner by making it more functional yet maintain its pretty?

Find out how to make pretty envelopes for your planner!  Super easy DIY project that you can do with only a few materials, a bit of time, and have creative fun.

 

What You Will Need to Make Pretty Envelopes for Your Planner:

1.  12 x 12″ Cardstock

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2.  Scissors

3.  Washi tape (or regular tape)

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4.  Glue stick

5.  Marker (optional)

6.  Paper clip (optional)

 

Steps to Make Your Pretty Envelopes

You can make your own pretty envelopes for your planner out of cardstock & a few other materials.

  1.  Select the 12 x 12″ cardstock that you would like to use for your pretty planner envelope.

 

It's easy to make pretty envelopes for your planners!

2.  Use a 6 x 9″ mailing envelope as a template.

 

You only need a few materials to make pretty envelopes for your planners!

3.  Gently open up mailing envelope at its seams and lay out on cardstock.

 

Check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to make pretty envelopes for your planners.

4.  Use a pencil to lightly trace the template onto cardstock.

 

Pretty envelopes for your planners are super simple to make & enjoy.

5.  Cut on traced lines.  Save those paper trimmings!  You can use those pieces in creative ways in your planners!

 

Have fun making your own pretty envelopes for your planners!

6.  Optional:  Draw light lines on cardstock where you plan to fold.

 

Get step-by-step directions & pictures on how to make your own pretty envelopes for planning.

7.  Fold cardstock along seams (two vertical on sides and one seam on bottom).  Use a ruler (or other straight surface) to press the seam and flatten.

 

Making your own pretty envelopes for your planners is fun!

8.  Use ruler again to make sure seams are flat.

 

Easily make pretty envelopes for your planners with this tutorial.

9.  Use a glue stick to apply a thin line of glue to outer edge of one vertical side.  Overlap the other side and press to adhere.

 

Pretty envelopes are fantastic additions to your planners.

10.  Use glue stick on bottom seam of the envelope.  Fold bottom side up and press to adhere.

 

You only need a few materials to make pretty envelopes for your planners.

11.  To make your envelope even prettier, use a few pieces of washi tape to reinforce the seams.

 

Make some pretty envelopes for your planners to increase storage options.

12.  Fold the top side down.  You can use a piece of washi tape to keep envelope shut.

Pretty envelopes are awesome for your planners & easy to make!

13.  A paper clip can also be a great way to secure your pretty planner envelope.

 

You can easily make pretty envelopes to enjoy in your planners.

14.  Use a punch appropriate for your planner to place holes in the envelope on the side (or bottom).  (Shown:  my A5 Carpe Diem, Stella, with Recollections punch.  Yes, I name my planners.  They are like good friends.)

 

And there you have it!  Rinse and repeat for as many pretty planner envelopes as you like! You can even make these envelopes to use outside of your planners.  The possibilities are endless!

How will you use your DIY pretty planner envelopes?

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10+ Reasons to Love Your Planner!

There are so many reasons to love your planner! We share a few ways that we love our planners & want to learn how planners help make your life better.

 

How do I love my planners?  Let me count the ways!

And I’d love to have you help me!  Let’s share all the ways that we love our planners!  Because, ladies, you understand how our planners serve so many amazing purposes.

How do YOU love your planner?

Make sure to share your reasons for appreciating and respecting all that your planners and their gorgeous goodies have to offer at the end of this post!  We want to read all about how your planners hold a special place in your heart.

10+ Reasons to Love Your Planner!

1.  Organization:  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit squirrely and spacey.  And with good reason.  I’m usually spinning at least a few plates at a time with homeschooling five boys, two blogs, and serving as a domestic engineer (or whatever the new hip term is to describe all the tasks that a stay-at-home mom does!).

2.  Sanity Saving:  See above for my reasons for needing multiple planners.  My planners are my go-to places to brain dump, create to-do lists, and basically keep my brain from exploding.

3.  Feminine:  I need something that’s just for me, you know?  As the only female in a house filled with testosterone (hubby, five boys, male dog, male bird, male fish), I must have something that represents being a woman.  My planners can be as girly, frilly, and pink as I want them to be!

4.  Creative Outlet:  My planners provide a place to let my creative juices flow.  I get to recharge and replenish.  Planners help me feel like a human being again after a long day.

5.  Portable:  It feels like we are constantly on-the-go.  I must have a way to carry around my 553 checklists and reminders!  I don’t care for online planning systems.  Bleh!  Give me pretty paper and pens any day!

6.  Variety:  It’s the spice of life, right?  So many beautiful supplies!  So many gorgeous layouts and spreads!

7.  Dependable:  My planners are always there for me.  Well, at least when I remember to bring them along for the car ride 😉  But, no matter what, my planners are there for me when I return home and need some relaxation time by myself.

8.  Fashionable:  I am not known for my trendy styles or being a fashionista.  Tomboy or casual are my favorites.  My planners, however, are always looking snazzy with their decorative clips, washi tape, and stickers.

9.  Flexible:  I mentioned my busy life.  Yeah, it gets cray-cray.  And, sadly, that means that my planning time is not always what I’d like it to be every week.  I love how I can adjust the amount I decorate my planners according to what time is available.  What’s that famous planning saying?  “The rules are there ain’t no rules.”  And if that’s not a saying, it should be!

10.  My Brain:  On days when an insidious fog descends upon my brain, I can turn to my trusted planners to back me up.  It’s quite lovely to know that all of our schedules, appointments, errands, and other tasks are all right there, even if my brain is not.

It’s your turn!  Share all the reasons that you love your planner in the comments below.

 

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Planner Girl 101: What is the Best Planner for You?

 

Are you wondering what the best planner for you may be? Looking to find out more about the planning world or just love reading about your favorite hobby? Check out our Planner Girl 101 series! In this segment, find out more about different types of planners and how to pick the best one for you.

Hey hey!  I hope this Planner Girl 101 series has helped you gain a better understanding of what planning can do for you.  Planning can be such a beneficial practice for all areas of your life.

So far in our Planner Girl 101 series, we have explored:

Next stop on our planner girl train is determining what is the best planner for you!  All aboard!  WooHoo!

Important Considerations for Finding the Best Planner

  1.  Revisit Planner Squad’s What is Planning? post. Look at each type of planning.  Is there one type that resonates with you?  That really sticks out and interests you?
  2. How much time do you realistically have?  Like it or not, some types of planning require a lot more time than others.
  3. What is your planning budget?  There are some absolutely stunning planners out there!  Plus, so many gorgeous colors, styles, and brands!  Don’t forget when considering the best planner for you that you will want accessories-budget those goodies in, too!
  4. How will you be using your planner(s)?  What is the proposed purpose of the planner?  This step can be helpful but I will caution that I have bought planners with one purpose in mind, only to change how I use after a bit of use.  Nonetheless, this consideration is important when looking to find the best planner.
  5. What is your personality type?  How you function and take in information can be a huge impact on what type of planner will work best for you!  I will be touching upon this topic very soon and would love your help in a research project!  (Stay tuned for details!)

Take time to seriously consider all of these suggestions.  As awesomely fun as planning is, it can get expensive and a tad overwhelming.

Once you have narrowed down what type of planner girl you may be (and it is okay to dabble in a few!), you will want to learn all that you can about the different planners available in each category.

Again, please do not let yourself get overwhelmed and jump ship before even starting!  Planning is so worth it!  Hang in there!  With a little help from my friends (Squadettes!), here is a list of popular planners for each type of planning:)

Most Popular Planners for Each Type of Planning

Functional Planners

Bullet Journals are super popular for functional planning.  In fact, they are so popular that I created its own category (see below).

Traveler’s Notebooks are also great for a functional planner.

Webster's Pages Color Crush Faux Leather Travelers' Planner - 5.75Webster’s Pages Color Crush Faux Leather Travelers’ Planner – 5.75Midori Traveler's Notebook Journal Passport Size - BrownMidori Traveler’s Notebook Journal Passport Size – BrownPASSION Vintage Handmade Refillable Leather Travelers Journals Diary geniune leather notebook diary notepad notebook handmade Traveler's Notebook travels (12*21cm)PASSION Vintage Handmade Refillable Leather Travelers Journals Diary geniune leather notebook diary notepad notebook handmade Traveler’s Notebook travels (12*21cm)

 

 

Glam Planners


Create 365 Happy Planner - Botanical Garden
Create 365 Happy Planner – Botanical Garden
NEW! Create 365 Happy Planner Planner Box Kit - Best YearNEW! Create 365 Happy Planner Planner Box Kit – Best YearNEW! Create 365 The Happy Planner - Classic 12 Month - Get FitNEW! Create 365 The Happy Planner – Classic 12 Month – Get FitErin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner-Floral InkErin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner-Floral InkErin Condren 12 Month 2017 Lifeplanner, Blossom- Midnight Hourly, Neutral Interior (AMA-12M 2017 06)Erin Condren 12 Month 2017 Lifeplanner, Blossom- Midnight Hourly, Neutral Interior (AMA-12M 2017 06)Erin Condren 12 Month 2017 Lifeplanner, Midcentury Circles-Colorful Hourly, Neutral Interior (AMA-12M 2017 12)Erin Condren 12 Month 2017 Lifeplanner, Midcentury Circles-Colorful Hourly, Neutral Interior (AMA-12M 2017 12)

Bullet Journals

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Art/Junk Journals

Canson Montval All Media Journal - All Media JournalCanson Montval All Media Journal – All Media JournalRanger Dylusions Dyan Reaveley's Creative Journal, 11.375 by 8.25-InchRanger Dylusions Dyan Reaveley’s Creative Journal, 11.375 by 8.25-InchPentalic Art Traveler Pocket Journal Sketch Book, 8Pentalic Art Traveler Pocket Journal Sketch Book, 8Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal, 8.5 by 11-Inch, 64 PagesStrathmore Mixed Media Art Journal, 8.5 by 11-Inch, 64 Pages

 

Faith Journals

NEW! Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Starter KitNEW! Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Starter KitBella Blvd Illustrated Faith Book - Basics - PraiseBella Blvd Illustrated Faith Book – Basics – Praise

 

Digital Planners

I am not a digital planner girl but know quite a few friends who swear by it.  They recommend Cozi and Asana.  Jenn has started to use Asana to keep us organized for Planner Squad and gives it rave reviews.   I Heart Planners has a great review of The Very Best Digital Planning Apps.

 

Based on the above information and resources (and your own experiences),
which planner would work best for you?

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