Happy Planner Printing Hack – How to Print Directly Onto Your Happy Planner Pages (Tutorial!)

Happy Planner users – rejoice! Long gone are the days of printing your decorative elements onto sticker paper. I have discovered a method that allows you to print directly onto your pages, and today I’m going to show you exactly how to do it with this Happy Planner printing hack!

Happy Planner Printing Hack! Learn how to print directly onto your Happy Planner Pages. Save time & money for more planner fun!

 

I love to decorate my Happy Planner. There are so many amazing weekly kits out there but since I do not have a sticker cutting machine (Now I do!  Here is my new friend!) but it takes so much time to hand cut each sticker out and place them where I want them.

Then one day, I was scrolling through one of my favorite planning facebook groups and found someone had shared this awesome Happy Planner hack! I was so excited about it that I knew I had to share it with you!

(Thank you so much to Jing Pia Roan for allowing me to share this tutorial here on Planner Squad and for also allowing me to use her happy planner template files as well! You can find Jing online here and here.)

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Happy Planner Printing Hack Tutorial

Step 1: Download Software, Templates, and Design

In order to get started, you will first need to download the FREE Silhouette Studio Basic Edition software. No, you do not have to have a Silhouette to do this tutorial – but you do need the software (or Photoshop).

You will also need to download these free Happy Planner page templates (courtesy of Jing) as well. You can find the free downloads here at our free printables page.

(For this tutorial you can either create your own decorative boxes and elements on your own, or I’ve created some you can use to practice with. These will be included in the download with the templates.)

Here is an example of Planner Squad's Happy Planner Printing Hack Tutorial.

Step 2: Open Templates into the Silhouette Software

Find where you downloaded your template files and open them in the Silhouette Studio software. To do this click on “File>Open>Select File>OK”. Print this Template from the Silhouette Studio Software prior to decorating on regular computer paper.

(Tip: Make sure your image is not resized to fit the page. It should be printed at its actual, 100% size, which is 8.5×11)

Screen shot of part of Planner Squad's Happy Planner Printing Hack Tutorial.

Step 3: Import Decorative Files to Library

Import all of your decorative elements to the Silhouette Studio Library. To do this click on “File>Import>Import to Library>Find File to Import>OK”.

Another screenshot of Planner Squad's Happy Planner Printing Hack Tutorial.

 

Helpful screenshot of part of Planner Squad's Happy Planner Printing Hack Tutorial.

Step 4: Open the “Library” in Silhouette

Click on “File>Library>Library” to open.

This Happy Planner Printing Hack Tutorial can save you money & time!

Step 5: Insert Decorative Elements to the Template

Find the decorative elements you wish to add to the template and double click on it. It will then be inserted to the file on top of your template. Click and drag to move the element where you would like it to print on the page. Do this for all of the elements until you have placed them all where you want them.

(Tip: Make sure the template is not selected with a border around it while adding your design. It will cause the design to not add correctly. Click somewhere in the grey area to deselect the template.)

Screenshot with helpful tips on how to customize your Happy Planner Printing Hack.

Step 6: Add a Page From Your Happy Planner to the Printed Template

Use your printed blank template and add a page from your happy planner so that it fits in the box.

(Tip: To make sure all of the lines add up perfectly, hold the page up to a light so you can see where the lines are. Some printers print differently so doing this will make sure you’ve lined everything up properly. If your printed template is not the right size, you will need to reprint and check your printer settings to make sure it wasn’t resized wrong.)

Once you have lined up the pages correctly, use washi tape to keep the paper in place during the printing process.

(Tip: I tape along the top and bottom instead of the sides like in the photo to keep from ripping the punched side of the paper).

Use washi tape to help your paper in place with this Happy Planner Printing Hack.

Step 7: Remove the Template

Click on the white page of the template to select only the template. Then press “delete”. Your design elements should be in place still, but the template boxes should disappear.

Another screenshot to help you with this Happy Planner Printing Hack.

Step 8. Print!

Put the template with the Happy Planner page taped to it, into your printer. Press File>Print, and print your design. Your design will print directly onto your happy planner page!

Check out this Happy Planner Printing Hack & how you can make your planners shine!

Voila!

There you have it! A decorated Happy Planner Weekly Spread and it didn’t use a single sheet of sticker paper! Of course now you can add more fun elements to it to spice it up if you’d like, but this Happy Planner printing hack makes the process much easier and saves so much sticker paper!

Example of Happy Planner Printing Hack.

 

Did you try this Happy Planner printing hack out for yourself? I’d love to see how it turned out! Share a photo with us on Instagram and tag @PlannerSquad! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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Where to Shop – FREE Printable Dashboard with Exclusive Coupon Codes for 8 Awesome Planner Shops

Raise your hand if you love planner shopping and happy mail! *Waves hand frantically in the air* There’s nothing better than sitting down at the end of a long day and losing yourself in Etsy searching for those planner stickers that you probably don’t desperately need for the next Holiday’s themed spread, or to track your daily water intake.

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I don’t know about you, but I really hate to buy anything online that’s not on sale or doesn’t have some sort of coupon code that will score me an awesome deal. When you think about how much money is dumped into your planner just on stickers and washi alone, it could probably cause you to start hyperventilating a little.

But you guys – there are so many amazing shops out there! I can’t help it! Even if I don’t need it, sometimes I just have to have it! I also strongly believe in helping out small business with getting their name out there more. As an etsy shop owner myself I know how hard it can be to find an affordable way to advertise my own shop, so that is why I decided to put together this awesome printable for our subscribers!


Where to Shop – Free Printable Dashboard

Planner Squad "Where to Shop" Printable Dashboard Freebie

This is a FREE download for a printable dashboard or bookmark (however you want to use it) with 8 different shops that sell planner related goodies! The best part? They’ve created planner squad exclusive coupon codes that will be good until September 1, 2016 so you will basically never have to pay full price for stickers again. Just print this out, put it in your planner, and always have your favorite shops handy without having to hunt for a coupon code!

These are available in all of the major planner sizes (A4, A5, Happy Planner, and Personal). Just print, Trim excess paper, Laminate, punch, and voila! A bookmark or dashboard for easy access to your favorite shops that you’ll never lose!

Click here to download the FREE Where to Shop Printable!


If you make a purchase from any of these shops, please share about your purchases below, and let the shop owner know that you found them through the Planner Squad “Where to Shop” free printable!

Want to be included in the next printable? Check out the advertising section of our site for more info!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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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

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