DIY Planner Ideas

How To Cricut-ize Your 2018 Planner

December 30th, 2017 • Contributor: Jen Causey from Something Turquoise

I am officially addicted to my planner, as I’m sure many of you are. Especially when you’re a crafter, creating a cute planner is like creating a mini-scrapbook every week or even every day. I use a different colored pen for each type of task, I plan out my week ahead of time adding cute stickers and motivational notes, and I revel in crossing off my to-do’s off my lists. My name is Jen Causey and I’m the turquoise-crazed owner and maker of Something Turquoise, a wedding blog that celebrates the DIY bride. Today I’m swooning over all things planner and sharing some of my favorite planner projects that you can make using your Cricut machine. Warning: this post may inspire you to creatively plan something!

Planner Stickers

The best. Cricut’s Print then Cut feature is the ULTIMATE tool for creating your own custom planner stickers. Here are some of my favorites but know that the internet is FULL of them! Doing a quick search for “Cricut planner stickers” on Pinterest will return a massive amount of free files to embellish your planners with. How hilarious are these “trash day” planner stickers!?! Dying!

  • Motivational Planner Stickers, make them in Design Space now!
  • Cutie Planner Stickers by Karley, make them in Design Space now!

Planner Inserts

From darling little pockets to dividers and everything in between, your Cricut can easily do all the cutting work for you on these detailed ideas!

Create Your Own Small Planners

Maybe you’re looking to track your fitness, your eating, birthdays, addresses or maybe even coupons. Your Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker can create individual planners for each item… and personalize them accordingly!

Just in case you need some help in the planner sizing department, Alicia Grace Co. has broken down all the top designs and their individual sizes for us!

I’m excited to see what you create and I wish you a wonderful New Year full of laughter, love and most of all - Cricut crafting!
Jen Causey ~ SomethingTurquoise.com

Which is your favorite? We want to know, so leave a comment!

Make your own planner stickers part 2

New Year’s Resolution Planner Stickers Part #2

December 28th, 2017 • Contributor: Cori George from Hey, Let's Make Stuff

Hey guys! It’s Cori from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff back to finish up my two-part series on making stickers for your planner using the Cricut! Yesterday I shared some fun New Year’s Resolution Stickers  that I designed, as well as an easy tutorial for making simple star flags.

Today I’m going to show you the steps to print and cut these adorable sticker sheets using Cricut Printable Sticker Paper.

1: Upload Your SVG File

Start by uploading the SVG I shared into Cricut Design Space (if you’re making stickers you designed in Design Space, skip to the next step). You can scroll down in the layers panel and hide the text at the top of the page so that doesn’t cut.

2: Flatten the Image

Flatten your image so it will be ready for Print Then Cut

Then click “Flatten” in the bottom right sidebar. Your image is ready to Print then Cut! If you are cutting the flags we designed in Design Space, the following directions are how you cut those as well.

3: Print Your Stickers

Make it by printing your stickers out

Click “Make It” in the upper left. The Design Space will create a Print Then Cut image with a black registration square. It will prompt you to print out your stickers on your home computer. For these, make sure to turn the bleed off.

*Note: Maximum size for Print Then Cut is 9.25" x 6.75" and default material size for printing is 8 ½ x 11"*

4: Cut Them Out

Cut out your stickers

Once you have your printed sheet, place it on the Cricut cutting mat and follow the on-screen instructions to cut. Make sure to select Sticker Paper as your material.

Cut out your stickers

The Cricut is so precise in its cutting that it can just cut the top layer of sticker paper, leaving the bottom carrier sheet intact. I don’t think I’ll ever cease to be amazed by the precision of this machine!

Cut out your stickers

Once you have your stickers cut out, it’s time to start planning, tracking, organizing and decorating!

Cut out your stickers

Cut out your stickers

It’s so easy to take a mass-market paper planner and make it your own with stickers made using the Cricut!

If you love the idea of these stickers but want something different, let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for new ideas and I’d be happy to design some of your suggestions!

Make your own planner stickers in Cricut Design Space

New Year’s Resolution Planner Stickers Part #1

December 27th, 2017 • Contributor: Cori George from Hey, Let's Make Stuff

Happy almost-New Year, Cricut friends! It’s Cori from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff back with another fun tutorial, plus I have a free download for you!

Can you believe we’re already heading into 2018 this week? The new year brings one particular exciting change for many people—a new planner! There’s something so inspiring about cracking open the fresh pages of a planner. So many possibilities exist on those blank pages!

If you’re a planner person, there’s a good chance you’re also a New Year’s resolution person. I always love the fresh new start the new year brings, along with the challenge of completing a New Year’s resolution. Maybe you want to practice a new skill once daily, work out three times a week, or make your bed every morning.

If this sounds like you, you’re going to love this two-part post on planner stickers! Today I’m going to share a free download with you, plus design some easy flag stickers in Cricut Design Space. Then tomorrow we’ll talk about actually cutting them using your Cricut!

First, a fun freebie! You can download these colorful planner sticker sheets, one for each of my New Year’s resolutions—drinking eight glasses of water a day and hitting 10,000 steps a day on my fitness tracker. I’ve also included a coordinating blank tracker—you can just write in your own resolution and start tracking! You can even use the Cricut Pen to write for you!

There’s something so satisfying about checking off boxes, as well as knowing that the more often you do something, the easier it is to make it a habit!

Cricut Design Space Ready to Make Planner Stickers

If these stickers aren’t quite for you, you can find so many other options in Cricut Design Space! You can head over to the Ready to Make section (click Projects in the canvas sidebar) and see quite a few ideas to get you think about planner layouts and stickers.

You can also search in Cricut Access for “planner” and find tons of cool ideas. You can even design your own stickers from scratch, like these star flags using simple shapes.

1: Start With Squares

Start by adding squares to Design Space

Start by drawing a square. Then click the lock in the bottom left and change the dimensions to 2” x .5” (or whatever dimension you would like!) in the top toolbar.

Then draw a second square and rotate it 45 degrees using the rotate tool in the top toolbar.

Start by adding squares to Design Space

Then place the rotated square over the end of the rectangle.

Start by adding squares to Design Space
Start by adding squares to Design Space

You can use the Center Vertically option in the drop-down to make sure they are aligned properly.

2: Create a Banner by Slicing

Slice your images

Select both shapes and click “Slice” in the bottom right sidebar. This slices your shape into four separate pieces. You can delete everything but the flag on the left.

3: Add Stars and Change Colors

Change out your design colors

Then add a star to your flag, using the Center Vertically option again to make sure they are aligned. And then change the colors to whatever you’d like! I made these match the other files I designed.

Then, select everything and hit “Flatten” in the bottom right sidebar. This will turn your shapes into a Print Then Cut file and you’re ready to make your stickers! You can, of course, duplicate your flags to make as many as you need.

Tomorrow we’ll talk about how to actually take my files you downloaded and these flags we designed and make stickers using the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker!

What would you track? Leave us a comment!