Free planner stickers made especially for the Happy Planner designed for the Cricut Explore. Cut and print in design space. I couldn’t find any planner stickers that were made specifically for Cricut Explore and the Happy Planner. So, I designed these planner stickers myself to share with you.
Use A Bullet Point System In Your Planner
Planner stickers make planning much simpler and especially more fun. I find using planner stickers with some sort of bullet point like hearts or stars, made planning easier for me. I have a habit of writing complete sentences in my planner. Which doesn’t really need to be, to get the point across on what should be accomplished day to day. By using a point system, I can use just a couple of words so I understand what I need to do each day. Fewer words mean faster planning.
I chose to make rectangles with heart bullet points to fill the daily sections. Then added a few arrow stickers with stars just to break up the planner pages. Using colors that complimented the December 2016 -2017 Happy Planner but were also Christmas colors. I used a berry red, gold and a dark teal. As a result, they look really pretty in the Happy Planner. Originally I used a light pink instead of the berry red. Sadly, that file was lost. I created a new file with a bright color of berry. The arrows in the new file are a little more pointy.
This file will print and cut 9 rectangles and 6 arrows. The Cricut Explore will not let you use the whole 8.5 x 11 inch paper size. There is supposed to be an update soon for design space. I hope they will increase the print and cut size.
You need to use full sheet sticker paper. Cricut makes a sticker paper. Their sticker paper is very thick. It is a card stock thickness. Too thick for me. It makes my planner pages too bulky. I like Avery sticker paper much better. It is thinner like paper. You can get it in a shiny or matte finish. Personally, I like the matte finish. The repositionable sticker paper is a bonus. I like to get my stickers placed as straight as possible so I sometimes move them. To get them straight. Don’t move them too much or they won’t stay on the paper.
There is also a transparent sticker paper. I find it difficult to write on. A little bit slick for a ball point pen.
I have purchased my sticker paper from Hobby Lobby and Amazon. There are lots of stickers papers available on Amazon. I just prefer the Avery brand. Amazon does have better prices on sticker paper. Although you can use a coupon at Hobby Lobby.
Tips For Using Print and Cut Feature In Design Space
When printing your stickers, use the best quality printing option for your printer. This will make the registration marks easier for the Cricut to read.
If the Cricut can’t read the registrations marks, go over them with a Sharpie to darken them.
Still having difficulty with the Cricut reading the marks? Clean the sensor light with a small, clean brush.
To cut the stickers with the Avery sticker paper, set the dial on the machine to custom. Don’t use the sticker setting. That is for Cricut sticker paper only which is card stock thick. Using that setting will cut through the backing on the regular sticker paper. Therefore, be careful of the setting you choose.
Then on design space choose: Washi Tape-0.06mm.
Free Planner Stickers
Here is the file for you to use if you own a Cricut Explore. Click on the picture below to access these free planner stickers. Enjoy.