Where to Find Affordable Fonts & Designs for Your Planner

Would you like to create your own planner goodies but not sure where to get started?

Planner Squad is excited to share this amazing resource for fonts and designs that you can use for planner printables and more!

Find out about this awesome opportunity plus scroll down to check out how we used a few of these fonts and designs to create these adorable FREE planner stickers for YOU!

If you want a great resource for creating your own planner pretties, find out where to find affordable fonts & designs for your planner. For more posts about planning visit www.plannersquad.com

*Disclaimer – We received free product and was compensated for our time in exchange for an honest review. As always, the opinions expressed here at Planner Squad are always 100% honest and authentic. Aint nobody got time for lies! For more information, please read our disclosure policy.

Why You Want Different Fonts to Use in Your Planners

Do you ever see the cutest fonts on planner inserts and stickers?  All those beautiful hand-drawn fonts and intricate scripts adorning planner printables can make you drool just a bit.

As you look a bit closer at the designs, you might think of a different way you’d like to use it.  Or maybe the price tag is just a bit too steep.

That’s where Font Bundles comes to the rescue!

Font Bundles is a site filled with affordable fonts and designs.  Available as individual items or group bundles, you have a wide variety to select from.

Once you have these fonts, you can use them in all sorts of ways in your planners!  Use them to design:

  • stickers
  • inserts
  • dashboards
  • bookmarks
  • cards
  • pretty envelopes
  • DIY washi tape with custom text

You can hand pick the fonts you use for planner goodies to match a theme or season.  Make a design feminine or masculine, bold or delicate.  You can add your very own special touch with these fonts!

Why Planner Girls NEED to Check out Font Bundles

Font Bundles basically fulfills a planner girl’s dreams! Especially since you receive a FREE personal and commercial license with every purchase! (Hello shop owners! Are you listening?!)

These fonts work with Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio, SCAL, Scan N Cut, Microsoft Software, Photoshop, Illustrator, Inkscape, Affinity Designer, & many more.

Not sure what to do with all of these delights? No worries!  Font Bundles has tutorials on how to use Cricut, Silhouette, and more!

Font Bundles is the ONLY marketplace that offers PUA encoded fonts for all of its products. (In everyday language, that means that you can be sure that these products have all the extra glyphs and swirls included without having to buy expensive software.)

All downloads are guaranteed to be safe, secure, and completely reliable. They also offer a 30 day Money Back Guarantee for any purchase.

Need assistance with a download you purchased? Font Bundles offers full lifetime support for any questions you may have PLUS Facebook Support Group full of regular customers who like to help each other out.

You have a selection of top quality fonts from some of the best designers online today.

Want to give these fonts a test run? Check out their Free font of the week, which they have every week.  

Best Sellers Volume IV Bundle of Fonts

Right now, Font Bundles has an amazing bundle on sale, called the Best Sellers Volume IV. Oh, my stars!  Check out these beauties!  Can you believe that you get ALL of these fonts valued at $520 for only $32?

I just pulled out my calculator.  That adds up to a savings of $488.  That’s 94% off! (for a limited time only)

My Planner Girl senses are tingling!  I mean, this type of deal on getting goodies to use in your planners is just mind blowing!

Get your hands on these best selling fonts at Font Bundles! For more about why planner girls should be shopping at font bundles visit www.plannersquad.com
Photo borrowed with permission from Font Bundles.

Free Printable Using Some of These Fonts

To give you a bit of an idea on how you can use everything Font Bundles has to offer in your planner, check out these free printable weather stickers Jenn whipped up. These were made using a combination of weather elements and fonts all purchased at Font Bundles:

Go ahead!  Print them out and see for yourself.  Enjoy Planner Squad’s creation and then go and get your own for use in planner designs!

CLICK HERE or on the image below to get your hands on this free printable today!

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


Have you ever created a design using purchases from Font Bundles? If so, we want to see! Tag us in a picture on Instagram (and don’t forget to tag Font Bundles too)!

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5 Affordable Planner Bags for Planner Girls on a Budget

If there’s one thing all of us planner girls can understand and agree on, it’s that we love to bring our planners with us wherever we go. Not just our planners though. We need our favorite planner decorating essentials too, right?

Sometimes our standard purses aren’t enough to hold all of our planner goodies, so we need a good, reliable planner bag to get the job done.

Are you looking for a planner bag that is affordable and will fit your budget? Here's 5 to choose from! For more posts about planning visit www.plannersquad.com

5 Affordable Planner Bags for Planner Girls on a Budget

A while back we shared a post about some amazing planner bags that many planner girls out in the world of planning recommend. Unfortunately, though, most of these bags were top of the line. Because of that, they were pricey!

We’ve had a lot of requests for a planner bag that’s more budget friendly, but would still be perfect for bringing your planner and decorating essentials on the go. Today, we’re delivering!

Check out this list of five totally affordable and budget-friendly planner bags for planner girls on a budget!

Craftsman 12 in. Tool Totes

This super cute Craftsman Tool Tote pictured below was not originally designed with the planner girl in mind, but don’t let that stop you! Sometimes the best planner tools and supplies can be found when thinking outside the box!

The dimensions of this tote measures 12 x 11 x 19.5 inches, which gives plenty of room for a planner (or 6, let’s be real here). There are also plenty of loops (16 actually) that are perfect for holding pens, markers, scissors – you name it.

You can leave your ruler at home though because this tool caddy has a metal tape measure clip attached to one end. Perfect!

Not a fan of pink? No worries – we found this one in a couple other color options as well!

The price on this one last we checked ran for $21.99 and included free shipping. Totally affordable!

 Craftsman 12 in. Tool Totes – Pink

Personalized Fashion Organizing Tote Bag

The Personalized Fashion Organizing Tote Bag is very similar to the Craftsman tote with its outside pockets, but this bag is not as heavy-duty. It also does not have any storage loops on the inside, but with plenty of outside pockets (there’s 12 total!), it’s still just fine for storing your planning supplies.

The dimensions of this bag measure out to be 10 x 8 x 8 inches so you should have no problem stuffing the main compartment with all of your planners and stickers!

Perhaps my favorite part of this bag though is the wide variety of colors and styles available and you can get it personalized!

This tote is priced at only $10.95 and Prime friendly (personalization is more and makes it no longer eligible for Prime).

 Personalized Fashion Organizing Tote Bag – 12 Outside Pockets 10

Portable Hanging Toiletry Bag

With the Portable Hanging Toiletry Bag, you will be kicking all of your toiletries out so your planner goodies can move in!

This hanging bag measures at 9.45″ long, 7.87″ wide, and 3.74″ high and comes in two different feminine prints and colors. It’s made with a water-resistant fabric to help further protect your planner goodies from moisture.

The inside has multiple compartments that are the perfect sizes for storing washi, pens, markers, clips, and even stickers. The double hook makes it possible to hang the bag wherever it’s convenient and will keep your planner supplies held upright so they won’t fall out.

The price on this beauty? Only $11.99 and Prime friendly!

 Ac.y.c Portable Hanging Toiletry Bag/ Portable Travel Organizer Cosmetic Bag for Women Makeup or Men Shaving Kit with Hanging Hook for vacation (Blue Flower)

Go Beyond Makeup Organizer Bag

The Go Beyond Makeup Organizer Bag is made out of a durable polyester, so this bag is made to last! It has 13 compartments so you will be able to find plenty of places to cram full of all the washi and pens you would ever need.

Measuring at 11.6 x 6.8 x 3.6 inches, this bag is plenty big enough to store all of your essentials. If your purse is big enough, you could probably stick this organizer right inside!

You can grab the Go Beyond Makeup Organizer Bag in multiple colors (and even in 3-packs!) starting at only $7.95 (and yes, Prime friendly!).

 Go Beyond (TM) Makeup Organizer Bag , Travel Compartment Handbag with 13 Inserts holder, Best for Coupon and make up accessories Large Liner Organizing Tote Purse with hanging handle (Black)

Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag

The last, but certainly not the least bag on today’s list is the Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag. This bag measures at a perfect size of 14.5″ L x 6.5″ W x 10.75″ H, so it’s not too big, and not too small.

It’s durable polyester makes it lightweight and easy to clean with a damp cloth. It zips closed so nothing will fall out if knocked over. 

Store all of your planner goodies in its 6 pleated, and 2 mesh pockets along the outside of the bag. Inside of the bag, you’ll find an additional 5 pockets for storage. This bag will hold a ton!

There are 3 different colors/styles to choose from. While this choice is on the more expensive side of today’s list, it’s still totally affordable at only $29.97 (current sale price) and again, Prime friendly!

 Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag with Multiple Exterior & Interior Pockets for Working Women, Nurses, Teachers and Soccer Moms (Purple Circle)


What do you think of our list? Do you have a planner bag that you’d recommend we add to the list? If so we’d love for you to share your recommendations in the comments below!

Or, tag us in a photo of your planner bag on Instagram!

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Planner Squad Swap: Sign Up for June 2017

We’ve been having a blast swapping planner goodies and filling our mailboxes with loads of happy for over a year now. What a success this swap has been! I’m happy to announce that it’s officially time to sign up for May!

Love getting happy mail full of planner goodies? Then this swap is for you! Read more posts about planning at www.plannersquad.com

Yep, that’s right, time for another Planner Squad Swap sign up! Please pay attention to everything in this post as you never know when the swap rules will change!

Also, mark these dates in your planners! We’re super strict on our rules, so you don’t want to miss any of this super important info.

Important! Swap Changes!

We’ve made a major change to the monthly swap rules in the past couple of months. From now on, we are charging a small fee to participate. 

Why? Because running this swap takes a lot of time and can be very frustrating at times. Especially when members refuse to read the provided information and follow simple rules.

Not only has this fee made it worth the time spent away from my family and other work projects, but it also caused a significant decrease in flaky swappers and rule breakers. Definitely a major swap win!

Please note – this fee does not guarantee you will receive a swap package in return. While we certainly hope that this will deter the flakes, we have absolutely no way to guarantee it. This is still very much a buyer-beware kind of situation.

Sign ups are non-refundable

The fees are in place to help cover the time it takes me to run the swap. If you back out, I will have to spend even more time matching your partner up with someone new. For that reason, all of the swap sign up fees are final and non-refundable under any circumstances. 

We do understand that sometimes life happens and problems arise. When this happens we will try to work with you if you have to send your package late, within reason. Communication is key – so please get in touch with your partner asap, and keep the communication strong!

Only members of our Facebook group are eligible to sign-up

Anyone can participate in our swaps, as long as you are a Squadette, aka a member of our Facebook group, and have not been banned due to breaking rules in the past. Want to be a Squadette too? Come join us in our awesome Facebook group!

[Yes – we will check if you are a member or not. You will not receive your partner’s info until you are confirmed as a member of the group. So make sure you join now if you haven’t already!]

There is a spending limit

You are required to spend a minimum of $15 BEFORE shipping. This total used to include shipping, but honestly, you can’t buy too much these days for less than that, and we want these swaps to be quality. That’s why we’ve made this change. If you don’t think you can swing spending $20-$25 after shipping costs, then you shouldn’t sign up for this swap.

If you don’t think you can swing spending $20-$25 after shipping costs, then you shouldn’t be signing up for this swap.

Shipping tips

The best way I’ve found to ship a good amount of oddly shaped products while keeping the cost low is by sending USPS priority in a flat rate box or envelope. This can range from anywhere between $6-$18 in shipping costs depending on how big your package is. This option also includes tracking.

If you want to keep within a specific budget, I recommend picking your flat rate packaging first, then only buy items that you know will fit inside. You can get the priority packaging for free at any post office.

International swappers can keep their costs low by keeping their packages as lightweight as possible, and evenly spread. For example, if you send a package that is just stickers, inserts, dashboard, covers, etc and theses items are approximately the same size and thickness, you can generally send them in a documents envelope.

When packages become uneven and heavier than 1 ounce, they begin to get pricey. For more tips on how to keep international shipping costs low, visit your local post office and ask a worker for their for advice.

Consequences

Once you are signed up and have received your partner info email, you are required to send your swap. If your partner does not receive their tracking number by the end of the day on the 15th of the month, you will be placed on a warning list. This means if you’re ever late again, you will not be eligible to swap in the future.

International swappers are exempt from this rule only because it is extremely expensive in most cases to add the tracking number. That being said, international swappers will be at a higher risk because we will have no way to hold swappers accountable.

If your swap partner does not receive a package from you by the end of the day on the last day of the month, then you will be banned from future swaps, and the Planner Squad Facebook group indefinitely.

You will also be added to a public list alerting others that you did not follow through with your swap as promised. This list will be public so that others will know not to swap with you in the future.

There will be zero tolerance for rule breaking and flaky swapping.

Important Dates

June 3, 2017: This is the signup deadline for the June 2017 swap.

June 4, 2017: An email with your swap partner’s information will be sent to your provided email no later than this date. I will begin sending partner emails immediately and frequently. This will ensure you have plenty of time to shop for your partner and get to the post office. That being said, the quicker you sign up, the sooner you can receive your partner’s information.

If by June 4, 2017 you still have yet to receive your partner email, please check your spam folder or type our email address into your email’s search bar. If you are still unable to locate it, please contact me as soon as possible.

All emails will be sent from plannersquad@gmail.com, so add us to your contacts and/or create a filter so our emails will always go to your inbox!

June 15, 2017: This is the shipping deadline which means all swap packages MUST be shipped (with a tracking number sent to your partner) by the end of the day on June 15th.

Sending a tracking number is mandatory, not optional, so make sure you don’t forget this! Failure to send a tracking number on time may result in being banned from future participation.

Please note: order numbers are NOT the same as tracking numbers! Your package needs to be shipped by the shipping date. If you send your partner an order number that shows an order was placed on the shipping deadline date, you will be considered late and could possibly be banned from future swaps.

June 30, 2017: All participants must have received a package by the end of this date. Anyone who has not received a package by this date should report it to me immediately.

This is crucial to keeping the swap a success and keeping flaky people from signing up and leaving someone else in the dust. Please do not protect flaky swappers!

Need more Clarification?

Click here to watch a video of me explaining the swap process and its changes entirely (complete with Q&A session!).

Once you have read this post in its entirety and understand everything, you’re ready to get started!

Click here to begin the June swap sign-up process!


Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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This Pre-Order Washi Kit is Totally Your JAM!

Are you a lover of all things washi tape? Do you like to collect rare and unique rolls of washi that you can’t find in your everyday craft stores? Then the Planner Squad Shoppe has just what you need!

Planner Squad Shoppe Washi Tape Kit Pre-Order

I’m happy to announce that we have officially brought back our washi tape kit pre-orders! That’s right, once again you can pre-order a themed set of five washi tape kits for an extremely low price!

Washi Kit Pre-Order Details

How do our washi kit pre-orders work you ask? Every two weeks or so, we choose 5 rolls of washi that you can buy in a kit, centered around a fun theme. Squadettes (that’s you!) will be able to pre-order these kits and pay a low price of only $7.50 (plus shipping)! This averages to about $1.50 per roll of washi that you can’t find just anywhere, saving you about $1.00 per roll compared to our normal prices!

Only want a couple of the rolls? That’s okay! You can also order pre-order the rolls individually for about $2.00 each. While this isn’t the best deal, it is still a little bit cheaper than or normal prices.

Unique washi like these at this low of a price? What a steal! 

While sometimes we have extra rolls of washi to list for sale when we receive these kits, it’s not always a guarantee. The only way to guarantee you will receive this washi at the discounted price is to pre-order your kit today!

Current Washi Pre-order Theme: Music

This week’s kit is going to keep us running to the mailbox in search of happy mail. That’s right, this week’s washi kit pre-order is a postal theme!

In this kit you will receive one roll each of the following styles:

  • Musical Love
  • Rainbow Tunes
  • Rainbow Treble Clef
  • Tickled Ivories
  • Musical Waves

 

Tune in for the Squadette Show on Friday at 9 pm EST in our Facebook group to get washi preorder sneak peaks “in person”. Trust me when I say that pictures never do our washi tape justice!

How to Order

To order your washi pre-order kit, click on the link at the bottom of the post to take you to the listing in the Planner Squad Shoppe. This listing with the discounted washi price will only be available for 2 weeks, ending April 21, 2017, and then will be taken down. Please note, all orders are final and non-refundable.

Sometimes our distributor runs out of supplies before we get a chance to order these kits ourselves. This is rare of course, but if for some reason this does happen, we will order a similar style washi tape to put in its place.

We ask you to please allow 4-6 weeks shipping and handling time once the preorder ends. This is only because our awesome supplier is located on the other side of the world, so sometimes it can take anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks for us to receive it ourselves.

As soon as we receive the order, we will package it up all nice and pretty, and send it on its way to you!

Now, what are you waiting for?! Go get this kit right now while you still can! While you’re at it, make sure you check out all of the other goodies we have in the Planner Squad Shoppe.

Click here to pre-order your vintage washi kit today!

For order updates, make sure you are a member of our Facebook group. We often post washi pre-order updates there!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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Join us for the April 2017 Instagram Challenge (With Free Printable!)

Last month we had a ton of fun with the March Instagram Challenge. Unfortunately due to some technical difficulties, our free printable with the prompts was down for some time. But, many of you still it going, and we loved seeing all of your entries!

Join us for the April 2017 Instagram Challenge and be entered to WIN! For more posts about planning visit www.plannersquad.com

With March coming to an end, it’s time to introduce you to the fun challenge prompts we have for April! Keep reading for more details.

Introducing the Instagram Challenge

So, what is the Instagram Challenge exactly? Well, basically, Jaynelle (aka @Sweetjaybaby on IG) is going to supply us with a daily photo challenge revolved around planning.

To participate in the challenge, all you have to do is take a picture that reflects that day’s prompt and share it on Instagram for the rest of us to see.

What’s in it for Me?

Every month, we will be hosting a monthly challenge giveaway sponsored by an awesome planner related shop.

This month’s challenge is being sponsored by the amazing Cassie at CW Graphic Designs. Cassie is donating a total of 5 free functional planner stickers (valued at $9.00).

Join us for the April 2017 Instagram Challenge and be entered to WIN! For more posts about planning visit www.plannersquad.com

How do you enter to win? Simply use the hashtag #PSIGChallenge every time you share your challenge post. Each photo you share using that hashtag will get you one entry in the giveaway.

Shop Owners – We’re Looking for Challenge Sponsors!

That’s right, we’re looking for shops who would like to sponsor a monthly giveaway by supplying prizes.

Any shop who sponsors the giveaway will have their shop name and IG handle on the free challenge printables for that month. We will also shine a spotlight on your shop in the blog post for that month’s challenge.

This could be a great form of advertisement for you and your shop!

For more information on how to sponsor a giveaway, check out our advertisement page. When you fill out the form, let us know you would like to sponsor an IG Challenge.

April Challenge Prompts

Okay, now that you know how the challenge is going to work and how you can enter to win, it’s time to get your free challenge prompts printable.

This printable PDF includes a printable dashboard in letter size (to print in HP classic size, reduce size by 80%).

Click Here to Download This Printable!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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