Use Cardstock in Your Planner with these 5 Easy Ways!

I love figuring out new ways to use my planners and planning supplies, like how to use cardstock in your planner. 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.

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

How can you use cardstock in your planner?

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 🙂

Free Printable School Planner Stickers You’ll Love

school printable stickers

Back to school time means lots of organization and planning. Instead of feeling stressed out and overwhelmed, get into your planner! These free printable school planner stickers are easy ways to help you get organized as you have fun planning.

Why You Need These Printable Back to School Planner Stickers

If you’ve got school-age kids who are in public or private school, these printable back to school planner stickers can help you maintain your sanity. These planner stickers are also awesome for back to homeschool time. 

school printable stickers

And if you’re a college student? These back to school planner stickers would totally rock in helping you stay organized and prepared for your classes!

You can use these back to school planner stickers yourself and print an extra copy for your kids. The stickers include themes of:

  • Literature
  • Social Studies
  • Writing
  • Research
  • History
  • Science
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Typing
  • Math
  • Art
  • Library

I think these functional planner stickers would also work well as labels on notebooks, folders, and binders.

Jenn did another outstanding job creating these planner stickers. She used the font Papaya Sunrise found at Font Bundles. The graphics are part of the fabulous Back to School Bundle found at Design Bundles. I absolutely adore all of these graphics, especially the microscope and artist’s pallette.

school printable stickers

Get Your Free Printable Back to School Planner Stickers

To get your FREE Printable Back to School Planner Stickers, subscribe to Planner Squad! You will receive a super secret password to unlock our vault of free planner printables. Click HERE or on the image below to subscribe and get these gorgeous planner stickers:

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

Got friends who’d love to use these back to school planner stickers? Please share!

Oh and don’t forget to share how you’re using these free back to school planner stickers! Tag @plannersquad so we can check out your pictures!

Have Beachin’ Fun with Free Summer Printable Planner Stickers

Have some Beachin' Fun in your planners with these FREE Summer printable planner stickers.

 

There’s something so soothing yet exciting about working in your planner during the summer months. Is it the mix of cooler colors like blue and green with splashes of pinks and reds? Or maybe it’s the overall themes, like sandcastles and sunglasses, that whisk away in your mind to the beach with a soft summer breeze?

If you’re looking to have beachin’ fun with your planner (for summer or a lovely holiday vacation), these Free Summer Printable Planner Stickers are just the ticket to help you plan (or at least daydream) of sunny beach days.

Disclaimer: Planner Squad was compensated for time and use of product. All opinions are honest and a positive review was not required.

I think one of the best things that I love about summer is its simplicity. Even if that more relaxed and simple approach to life is only in my head 😉

When I think about summer, I envision lots of lazy days by the pool or at the shore, enjoying the heat and the opportunity to cool off in the water.

In reality, I’m typically running one or more of my five boys around to soccer camps, playdates, or doctor appointments. #soccermomlife

BUT, our family does enjoy vacations either at a mountain lake cottage or the Jersey shore (And, no, I don’t get up to any of those shenanigans!). Those times feel too far apart but I can enjoy thinking about and planning for them with planner accessories like these Free Summer Printable Planner Stickers.

Summer Printable Planner Stickers to Make You Smile

These planner stickers are absolutely fabulous for having beachin’ fun in your planners! Isn’t that cute? Jenn came up with it as she was designing this set of stickers using elements from Font Bundles.

There are 8 varieties x 4 of summer printable planner stickers. A total of 32 stickers to make your planner shine!

You will get these varieties, all on one printable sheet:

  • Light blue sunglasses with beach scene images and the text, “Beachin'”
  • Green anchor with text overlay of “Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat.”
  • Black sunglasses with beach scene and the text, “Beach please”.
  • Blue waves with the text, “Life’s a Beach. Enjoy the Waves”.
  • Yellow sun with black sunglasses and the text, “I Was Born for Sunny Days”.
  • Pink sunglasses with beach scene and the text, “Life’s a Beach”.
  • Light blue bikini with the text, “Good Times and Tan Lines”.
  • Yellow sunglasses with beach scene and the text, “Catchin Waves”

Jenn used different fonts to add a special touch to these summer printable planner stickers. These fonts (from our partner, Font Bundles) include Sunshine Font Duo, PN Positively, and Humorism. And you can get ALL of these (fonts, beach designs, and SO much more) in The Love to Craft Bundle, Vol. 1.

Personally, my favorite sets are the Coffee SVG Bundle and the Wine Lover SVG Bundle. #soccermomlife 😉

Get Your Free Summer Printable Planner Stickers!

To get your FREE Summer Printable Planner Stickers for Beachin’ Fun, subscribe to Planner Squad! You will receive a super secret password to unlock our vault of free planner printables. Click HERE or on the image below to subscribe and get these gorgeous planner stickers:

Enjoy some beachin' fun in your planners with these FREE summer printable planner stickers.

We would LOVE to see how you’re using Summer Printable Planner Stickers. Make sure to tag us @plannersquad on social media 🙂

Free Weekly Planner Kit for Playful Fun with Mermaids

Have a splash of playful fun with mermaids using this FREE weekly planner kit!

 

If you want to add a playful touch to your planners, mermaids are the way to go! These mythical underwater creatures can be so much fun for making your planner feel special and shimmery. Plus, a mermaid theme is so popular right now.

Have you always had a curiosity about mermaids? Or maybe you think their tails are shiny and gorgeous?

Have fun with mermaids in your planners:

  • In eager anticipation of warmer weather
  • To adorn your summer planner spreads
  • As special embellishments for a birthday or special occasion
  • Any time of year you want a reminder of warm temperatures and underwater fun

Disclaimer: Planner Squad was compensated for time and use of product. All opinions are honest and a positive review was not required.

Planner Squad is super excited to share this free weekly planner kit for playful fun with mermaids. Check out how we’re using this kit in our planners and get your free download when you subscribe (scroll down for more information).

Create Shimmery Fun with Mermaids in Your Planner

I love the happy feeling of being underwater with this weekly planner kit. The colors are just gorgeous and have a lovely beach theme. Aquas, pinks, and yellows remind me of laying on a warm summer beach just soaking up the rays. Ahh!

And oh my stars! That “Weekend” sticker with the adorable jellyfish! Too cute!

Jenn absolutely knocked this weekly planner kit out of the park. I love how the fonts are so easy to read, too. Speaking of fonts…

Font Bundles once again provided Planner Squad with awesome resources to create this weekly planner kit for you.

 

This Playful Fun with Mermaids Weekly Planner Kit includes:

  • 8 different full decorative boxes
  • 8 half-boxes
  • 2 strips of washi tape to cover the bottom sections of the page with the text “She dreams of the ocean at night” and “& longs for the wild salt air”
  • “Weekend” with jellyfish and white flower
  • Date Covers
  • 14 header stickers
  • 5 full-size checklist flags
  • 5 half-size checklist flags
  • Helpful Notes area
  • 4 blank quarter boxes
  • 2 habit trackers
  • 29 adorable icons to enjoy playful fun with mermaids throughout the week!

 

Get Your Free Playful Fun with Mermaids Weekly Planner Kit

To get your FREE Playful Fun with Mermaids Weekly Planner Kit, subscribe to Planner Squad! You will receive a super secret password to unlock our vault of free planner printables. Click HERE or on the image below to subscribe and get these gorgeous planner stickers (available in Classic Happy Planner and Recollections Planner sizes) that will help you had beauty to your planner:

Have some playful fun with mermaids with this FREE weekly planner kit!

We would LOVE to see how you’re using Playful Fun with Mermaids Weekly Planner Kit in your planners. Make sure to tag us @plannersquad on social media 🙂

Fabulous Free Floral WO2P to Help You Pretty Up Your Planner

 

Pretty up your planner inserts with this free fabulous floral wo2p printable

 

Sometimes, a simple approach is just better. And that definitely applies to planning!

When you’re trying to plan, prepare, and organize for your week, zeroing in on your priorities allows you to make sure you accomplish what needs to be done. If you’re like me when life gets cray-cray, you require the easiest way to get yourself mentally and physically prepared.

As we love to chat about here on Planner Squad, the process of planning can be such a blessing. It forces you to slow down, take a step back, and really focus on what you have going on in your life (or the near future).

Sounds great, right? But, what happens when you’re staring down at your planner (or planners if you’re like many of our friends) and you feel like a deer in headlights?

Too many boxes! So much to do and not enough space to write it in! And, then I have to decorate it?!?!

When you’re in a state of overwhelm because to-do lists and appointments have piled up, the last thing you have time for is working in an overly complicated planner layout. It is at those times, my friend, when turning to a simple weekly layout is best for all. Because you very well know how everyone in your life is affected if you’re feeling pulled in a gazillion directions 😉 

Let’s look at how a simple WO2P (planner layout with one week on two pages) can help you maintain your sanity in your planning and your life when life turns crazy. And how you can easily make it pretty!

 

Benefits of Using This Simple Floral WO2P

Don’t let the overwhelm of a busy life get you down and disorganized. You have the power of planning at your fingertips!

Using this floral WO2P can help you slow down and allocate time for all your pressing needs. With a generous “Notes” section at the bottom of page two, this floral WO2P provides you with plenty of room to write it all down, even helpful reminders.

Another awesome feature of this floral WO2P is the light yet pretty background with greens, pinks, and yellows to please the eyes. With these floral elements, you won’t feel the need to decorate if you don’t have time. And you have ample room to add a bit of washi tape or stickers if the spirit moves you.

The simple, clean design of this floral WO2P doesn’t distract. It has just enough pretty to make you smile as you go about your day.

Make use of the daily “Top 3” for me section! These areas will help you prioritize and check off those tasks that must get done.

Pretty up your planner inserts with this free fabulous floral wo2p printable

Pretty up your planner inserts with this free fabulous floral wo2p printable

Pretty up your planner inserts with this free fabulous floral wo2p printable

 

Get Your Fabulous Free Floral WO2P!

Jenn once again blew us away with this free printable planner design! She used more of the excellent elements found at Font Bundles.

For this floral WO2P, Jenn used the font Girl Friday from the Best Sellers Volume V. This bundle contains 40 best-selling fonts valued at over $509! You can get 94% off for a tremendous deal of $32 (sale ends May 2, 2018). Font Bundles shares that:

All of these fonts are fully accessible and can be used in Microsoft packages, Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio, Sure Cuts a Lot, Scan N Cut, Inkscape, Adobe software and many more

As much as I love Girl Friday font, I think my favorite font in this bundle is Kristoff Font Duo + Doodles. Or maybe it’s Unicorn Calligraphy? How’s a girl supposed to pick just one? 😉

Although getting a bundle, you can still keep your design simple. Use just an element or two for your overall design.

Then, easily swap out elements, based on your mood or the season. Change up fonts. Add a different background. Switch the colors in the lines and boxes. With a bundle, you have so many options to make your planner printables gorgeous!

Oh, and the pretty floral background? That’s a graphic from another amazing bundle we’ve used in the past here at Planner Squad. See, you really do use all of these fantastic elements!!

Pretty up your planner inserts with this free fabulous floral wo2p printable

To get your FabulousFREE Floral WO2P printable set, subscribe to Planner Squad! You will receive a super secret password to unlock our vault of free planner printables. Click HERE or on the image below to subscribe and get started (available in Classic Happy Planner, A5, Letter (8 1/2″ x 11″), and Personal sizes) that will help you celebrate the season: