Planner Sticker Cutting Hack – Gyro Cut Review

We don’t know about you but we do not like cutting out planner stickers.  We equate cutting out free planner stickers that we print out to getting a tooth pulled or water torture.  It takes us forever to cut the stickers out and then we spend three times as long peeling the sticker off.  (Are we the only planner girls with this struggle?)

Don’t get us wrong- We LOVE free printable planner stickers!  The gracious ladies who design such gorgeous planners stickers and offer them for free from their sites are like angels.  We have to watch our planning budgets and these ladies save us so much money!

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We just do not like the time that goes into cutting and peeling off printable stickers!  Sure, we could invest in a Cricut, Silhouette, or the like but unfortunately we don’t have the money to spend on that kind of thing right now.  (But, hey, if you have an extra laying around, we wouldn’t turn it down!)

We found ourselves not printing out as many adorable free printable stickers because we just don’t have the time to deal.  Then, we were introduced to the Gyro Cut.

*Disclaimer – We received this product free in exchange for our honest review. The opinions of Amy and Jenn are 100% authentic, as we do not believe in promoting a product we do not believe in. This post contains affiliate links as well. By using affiliate links such as these, it helps support Planner Squad so that we can cover our out of pocket expenses and continue to bring you awesome content and reviews such as this. Thank you to Gyro Cut for the opportunity to review this product!

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Ladies, our planning world has been rocked once more!

Gyro Cut is an amazing craft tool that cuts thin materials like paper, vinyl, tissue paper, and foil.  It is hand-help with a 360° rotating blade. Our klutzy selves appreciate the fact that it will not cut human skin with normal use.

After some practice with Gyro Cut, we have come to love our free printable planner stickers once more!

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Why We Love Gyro Cut As An Affordable Planner Sticker Cutting Tool

The #1 reason that Gyro Cut rocks is that it has tremendously decreased our time for cutting out stickers.  We heart our Happy Planners and adore them even more with planner stickers like boxes and sweet extras.  We do find, however, that it takes longer to decorate and that is not good for these busy homeschooling and blogging mamas.

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Gyro Cut was a bit tricky to master-at first and has a bit of a learning curve. It takes some time to adjust to the feel of using it. Using too much pressure will cut all the way through the paper, but not enough pressure means you will hardly cut through at all.

It also seems to work easier if you have a more steady hand. At first, we weren’t really sure how we felt about it, but with some practice, we both finally got the hang of it! And, boy, Gyro Cut is fun to use!

The best part of the Gyro Cut is that its much easier on your bank account with its very affordable price.


Tips for Using the Gyro Cut

  • Use a cutting mat or the like (Amy uses a cork board square she had in her craft stash)
  • Leave part of the white edge around your stickers for a cleaner look
  • Practice on older stickers or regular paper to get the hang of it before using on your good stuff

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Would we recommend the Gyro Cut to our readers? Absolutely! It’s such an affordable alternative to sticker cutting, and takes much less storage space.

Do you have this awesome tool? If so comment below and let us know what you think of it. If you have a planner or paper crafting friend who might be interested in learning more about Gyro Cut, share this post with them!

Happy PlannerJenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #3

 

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Who is ready for another PLANNER SQUAD WEEKLY CHALLENGE!  Get your planners ready & let the planner fun begin!

We loved seeing your Easter spreads and planner ideas last week.  Remember:  to enter the challenge and have a chance to win each week, you must add your link here!

Last week’s winner was Squadette Kristi!  Congrats Kristi-enjoy your new washi tape rolls!  We can’t wait to see how they look in your planner.


We know how you love to play in your planners and share your fabulous creativity with all.  We gush to each other over your amazing spreads, stickers, and stamps.  We delight in your dashboards and designs.

And, like you, we love to win planner yummies.

Our goal for this Planner Squad Weekly Challenge is simple-provide a place for you to find inspiration and motivation.  To find new ideas and share your own.  To have a spot where others get your passion for planning-and where your hard work can be appreciated.

No worries if you are a planner newbie!  These weekly challenges are created to give everyone a chance.

The link that gets the most clicks will win.  Link ups do not have to be just planner spreads-GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR PLANNER SQUAD WEEKLY CHALLENGE!

Our challenges are open to all ages, levels, abilities, and skill.  Whether you are a glam or functional planner, you will have find Planner Squad Weekly Challenges to be doable and enjoyable.

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Planner Squad Weekly Challenges-Rules & Tips

Either Jenn or I (Amy) will scope (that’s a live social broadcast on Periscope in case you haven’t joined the fun yet!) about our new challenge.  During these scopes, we will discuss the new challenge, as well as showcase entries from the previous week.

After the scope, we will make our Weekly Challenge + Link-Up post go live.  At that point, you will have the opportunity to upload your image(s) to Instagram, tag @plannersquad, and add to that week’s link-up.

Let’s make this a bit easier-here’s a list:

  1. Watch scope about #plannersquadchallenge. (optional but you’ll get to see one of our lovely faces and get more details!)
  2. Learn about Planner Squad Weekly Challenge during scope and/or on site.
  3. Create your spreads, clips, stickers, dashboards-whatever you want that relates to planners and our challenge.
  4. Take pictures of your creations and upload to Instagram.
  5. Tag @plannersquad and use #plannersquadchallenge.
  6. Add your Instagram link to our link-up.
  7. How to Share Your Instagram link:
    1. Post a picture of your challenge to your Instagram account. (Don’t forget to use #plannersquad and #plannersquadchallenge!)
    2. Click on the timestamp of your Instagram post
    3. Copy the URL address in the address bar
    4. Paste the URL you copied into the inlinkz “Link” section  (If you have more questions just comment below and we can help!)
  8. You can enter more than once!!
  9. Click around and get some great ideas from other Squadettes.
  10. The link with the most clicks will be our winner.

It is really as simple as that!  What a fun way to share your creative planning and enter to win prizes!

UPDATE:  We are extending this challenge by a week!  Due to our site being down from our popular Happy Planner Printing Hack, we wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to link-up and try to win!


PLANNER SQUAD CHALLENGE #3:  PASTELS

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We are keeping with our Spring themes and want to see what you have to share with PASTEL COLORS!

Such yummy colors!  Do you have PASTEL planner tassells, clips, or pom poms?  What about PASTEL stickers or pens?

Please note-you are not limited to only planner spreads (although we love to see those too!).  Maybe you make clips and have some that you must share?  Are you working that green dashboard this month?  What about washi-or stickers-or other embellishments?

We can not wait to see what you to have to share with us from your planner goodies stash that is all about PASTELS.

This week’s winner will receive:  Pretty Lil Pockadori!

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge

One of our Squadettes, Jenny, donated one of her custom Pretty Lil Pockadoris!  Isn’t it the cutest?  This lil’ gem will hold two 3″ x 5″ notebooks.

Find out more at her Etsy shop, Pretty Lil Pockadori.  Also, keep up to date on Pretty Lil Pockadori on these social media:     Twitter          Facebook          Instagram

 

Best of luck to all of our entrants! 


Are you an Etsy shop or other business who would like to partner with us for these challenges?  Your shop will be showcased during our scope and in that weekly post.  Contact us at plannersquad@gmail.com to discuss.

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Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #2-Get Your Theme & Enter To Win!

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge Link-Up

 

Aw yeah!  It’s time for another PLANNER SQUAD WEEKLY CHALLENGE!

Who’s ready to share their planner love?

Before we get to it, Jenn & I are very happy to announce the winner of our first Planner Squad Weekly Challenge-Nancy Stornes!  She shared a great green spread that got the most clicks on our link-up.

Nancy will receive a custom Funky Jean Designs planner charm!  We can’t wait to see how it looks on her planner.


 

We know how you love to play in your planners and share your fabulous creativity with all.  We gush to each other over your amazing spreads, stickers, and stamps.  We delight in your dashboards and designs.

And, like you, we love to win planner yummies.

Our goal for this Planner Squad Weekly Challenge is simple-provide a place for you to find inspiration and motivation.  To find new ideas and share your own.  To have a spot where others get your passion for planning-and where your hard work can be appreciated.

No worries if you are a planner newbie!  These weekly challenges are created to give everyone a chance.  The link that gets the most clicks will win.  Link ups do not have to be just planner spreads-GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR PLANNER SQUAD WEEKLY CHALLENGE!

Our challenges are open to all ages, levels, abilities, and skill.  Whether you are a glam or functional planner, you will have find Planner Squad Weekly Challenges to be doable and enjoyable.

 

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge Link-Up

 

Planner Squad Weekly Challenges-Rules & Tips

Either Jenn or I (Amy) will scope (that’s a live social broadcast on Periscope in case you haven’t joined the fun yet!) about our new challenge.  During these scopes, we will discuss the new challenge, as well as showcase entries from the previous week.

After the scope, we will make our Weekly Challenge + Link-Up post go live.  At that point, you will have the opportunity to upload your image(s) to Instagram, tag @plannersquad, and add to that week’s link-up.

Let’s make this a bit easier-here’s a list:

  1. Watch scope about #plannersquadchallenge. (optional but you’ll get to see one of our lovely faces and get more details!)
  2. Learn about Planner Squad Weekly Challenge during scope and/or on site.
  3. Create your spreads, clips, stickers, dashboards-whatever you want that relates to planners and our challenge.
  4. Take pictures of your creations and upload to Instagram.
  5. Tag @plannersquad and use #plannersquadchallenge.
  6. Add your Instagram link to our link-up.
  7. How to Share Your Instagram link:
    1. Post a picture of your challenge to your Instagram account. (Don’t forget to use #plannersquad and #plannersquadchallenge!)
    2. Click on the timestamp of your Instagram post
    3. Copy the URL address in the address bar
    4. Paste the URL you copied into the inlinkz “Link” section  (If you have more questions just comment below and we can help!)
  8. You can enter more than once!!
  9. Click around and get some great ideas from other Squadettes.
  10. The link with the most clicks will be our winner.

It is really as simple as that!  What a fun way to share your creative planning and enter to win prizes!
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Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #2

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PLANNER SQUAD CHALLENGE #2:  Spring

Please note-you are not limited to only planner spreads (although we love to see those too!).  Maybe you make clips and have some that you must share?  Are you working that green dashboard this month?  What about washi-or stickers-or other embellishments?

We can not wait to see what you to have to share with us from your planner goodies stash that is all about SPRING.

This week’s winner will receive:  WASHI TAPE!!  Donated by Amy from Busy Boys Brigade 🙂

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You can never have enough washi!  Aren’t these adorable?  I love their SPRING themes.

Best of luck to all of our entrants! 


Are you an Etsy shop or other business who would like to partner with us for these challenges?  Your shop will be showcased during our scope and in that weekly post.  Contact us at plannersquad@gmail.com to discuss.

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Planner Squad Weekly Challenge + Link-Up #1

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge Link-Up

Planner Squad is so excited to announce our new weekly event!  We have been busting at the seams to share the fun we have slated for our Squadettes.

ANNOUNCING…Weekly Challenges with all sorts of planner goodies, themes, and idea sharing.  Oh, and that’s not all!  All Squadettes who participate in our weekly challenges will be eligible to win planner prizes.

Go ahead and do that happy dance, baby!  Planner fun is ’bout to go down!

Jenn and I love to dream up new ideas and activities for our beloved Planner Squad.  We truly want this site to be about YOU-and your love of planners.  It is our passion to unite the planner community-with support, encouragement, and gorgeous washi.

We know how you love to play in your planners and share your fabulous creativity with all.  We gush to each other over your amazing spreads, stickers, and stamps.  We delight in your dashboards and designs.

And, like you, we love to win planner yummies.

Our goal for this Planner Squad Weekly Challenge is simple-provide a place for you to find inspiration and motivation.  To find new ideas and share your own.  To have a spot where others get your passion for planning-and where your hard work can be appreciated.

We also know that we all have different backgrounds and abilities. As much as I may want to highlight hand lettering in my spreads, it is just not going to happen for me at this time.  Our challenges will be open to all ages, levels, abilities, and skill.  Whether you are a glam or functional planner, you will have find Planner Squad Weekly Challenges to be doable and enjoyable.

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge Link-Up

Planner Squad Weekly Challenges-How It Is Going To Work

Either Jenn or I (Amy) will scope (that’s a live social broadcast on Periscope in case you haven’t joined the fun yet!) on Friday afternoons with our new challenge.  During these scopes, we will discuss the new challenge, as well as showcase entries from the previous week.  These scopes will be must-see because we will also announce the previous week’s winner.

After the scope, we will make our Weekly Challenge + Link-Up post go live.  At that point, you will have the opportunity to upload your image(s) to Instagram, tag @plannersquad, and add to that week’s link-up.

Let’s make this a bit easier-here’s a list:

  1. Watch scope @plannersquad on Periscope Friday afternoon. (optional but you’ll get to see one of our lovely faces and get more details!)
  2. Learn about Planner Squad Weekly Challenge during scope and/or on site.
  3. Create your spreads, clips, stickers, dashboards-whatever you want that relates to planners and our challenge.
  4. Take pictures of your creations and upload to Instagram.
  5. Tag @plannersquad and use #plannersquadchallenge.
  6. Add your Instagram link to our link-up.
    1. How to Share Your Instagram link:
      1. Post a picture of your challenge to your Instagram account. (Don’t forget to use #plannersquad and #plannersquadchallenge!)
      2. Click on the timestamp of your Instagram post
      3. Copy the URL address in the address bar
      4. Paste the URL you copied into the inlinkz “Link” section  (If you have more questions just comment below and we can help!)
  7. Click around and get some great ideas from other Squadettes.
  8. The link with the most clicks will be our winner.

It is really as simple as that!  What a fun way to share your creative planning and enter to win prizes!



 

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #1

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #1

Our very first planner challenge for you is:  GREEN

Please note-you are not limited to only planner spreads (although we love to see those too!).  Maybe you make clips and have some that you must share?  Are you working that green dashboard this month?  What about washi-or stickers-or other embellishments?

We can not wait to see what you to have to share with us from your planner goodies stash that is all about GREEN.

This week’s winner will receive:  a custom Funky Jean Designs planner charm!  Winner may select shape and font.  Custom planner charms come on lobster claw clasp.  These beauties are stunning and add a special flair to your planners.  Here are examples of a few of mine:

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Are you an Etsy shop or other business who would like to partner with us for these challenges?  Your shop will be showcased during our scope and in that weekly post.  Contact us at plannersquad@gmail.com to discuss.

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FREE Printable Watercolor Planner Stickers

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These free printable planner stickers are contributed to Planner Squad by the lovely Kristin of Intentionally Inspired.  Discover more about Kristin, her blog, and Etsy shop by scrolling down.

Can’t we all use a touch of beauty in our lives each and every day?  Something-even small-that makes the corners of our mouths turn up as our entire face lights up.  Sweet and pretty reminders that we are loved and to go bravely into this world.

These free printable stickers for your planners bring those happy thoughts to mind whenever I gaze upon them.  Don’t you agree?

I am known far and wide as a tomboy-a title that I heartily embrace.  I am much more comfortable at a sporting event than shopping for high heels any day.

That’s why I think that I am the one most shocked that I find myself pulled to softer, more feminine touches when it comes to planning. I typically shy away from floral or pastel anything.  It’s not that I don’t like it-but it’s just not me.

When I started my adventures in planning, I found myself oohing and aahing over delicate, floral cardstock and gorgeous, glittery washi.   Sticker sheets that I printed were full of pastels and flowers.  Who was this planner woman?

I think that planning has been beneficial for me in so many ways.  Sure, I am able to be better organized, feel less stressed, and get more done.  Yes, I enjoy my special planner time that’s just for mommy.

But, I did not anticipate these avenues that have been unleashed.  My creativity AND my femininity!

I feel free to explore my creative side through my planners.  I have always loved to dabble in arts & crafts.  (I worked at Michael’s for over a year during grad school.  It was a miracle that I ever brought home my paycheck!)  Now, I find myself daydreaming over what washi I may use for my next spread and collecting pens to practice hand lettering.

I also feel free drawn to soft, vintage papers, stickers, and washi.  I find these light and airy touches to my spreads are calming and make me happy to use.Happy Iris Watercolor Planner Stickers-Planner Squad

 

Free Printable Watercolor Planner Stickers-Happy Iris

Happy Iris Watercolor Planner Stickers are exclusively found on Planner Squad.  They are a beautiful addition to your collection.  These stickers include reminders and uplifting phrases that will add to a positive feel to any planner spread.

Happy Iris Watercolor Planner Stickers-Planner Squad

I am very pleased to share Kristin, one of our Squadettes, free printable watercolor planner stickers with you.  Her Happy Iris collection is darling (had to use one of her favorite words!).  To download your free printable watercolor planner stickers, click here to find these beauties and other Planner Squad goodies.

Kristin can be found sharing her darling creations over at Intentionally Inspired.  Make sure to follow her on these social media.  She has an active Facebook Group called Pretty Plan-It.  Also, she has opened an Etsy shop where you can purchase her delightful goodies and finds.

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