Hi all you Sweet Stampers! Jennifer here, to share with you another tip on how to use stamps in your planner by making stickers! Life can get pretty busy and hectic, and we are always on the go. There are times when I am scheduling and planning at my daughter’s dance practice and I am away from my desk. It may be difficult to carry along a bunch ink pads and stamps with you. This is my solution; creating stickers! Let me show you how I do this.
I used these Avery 05452 labels to create some checklists for my Erin Condren Life Planner using the Plan to Clean and Plan Everday stamp sets. These labels are the perfect width for those boxes in the planner. I just measured the length of the box and drew a line down the middle of the entire label to help guide me when it came time to trim them. You can even stamp some words in there ahead of time.
I also stamped the water glasses from the Plan to Eat stamp set then, cut them out to create little sticker flakes. Once you have cut everything out, simply store them in your planner. I created enough stickers for the entire week, so I have them handy when I need them.
I customized my planner headings using Avery 8167 labels. I wanted to divide my sections into To Do, Housework, and School.
First, I stamped the word I wanted with Memento Tuxedo Black – Dye Ink. I used dye ink for these because I colored in each label with Copic markers. This way, I can control what color I would like each heading to be. (Copic markers are an alcohol-based dye ink that are not compatible with solvent inks like StazOn. Copic makers work best for this type of coloring because the color blends nicely and has a uniformed look. I tried used other markers such as highlighters, and it turned out streaky.) Then, I pre-cut each label in the middle and a bit on each side. Again, I made enough for the entire week since I plan on a weekly basis. You can even make some for the entire month if you wanted to.
Life can be full of changes, and no matter how much we plan things out, things don’t always go as planned. These removable stickers help make planning worry-free! Have a meeting rescheduled, class cancelled, or an appointment change? Not a problem. Simple remove the sticker and move it or toss it out. No more white out, messy cross-outs, or arrows directing you all over the page.
These Avery 5418 removable labels are the perfect size to use in my Webster’s Pages Color Crush Monthly Calendar inserts. There are two ways I have created some stickers. Again, I stamped first with Memento Tuxedo Black – Dye Ink. Then, I go over it with a Copic marker in the color of my choice. I use a color coding system, purple for myself (of course), and blue for my husband. Another way I color coded, is by stamping in the color I want. This time, I used VersaMagic Chalk ink in pink for my daughter, and red for very important events.
Lastly, I wanted to create a more customized look to the stamps. First, I stamped the shoes and the present from the Plan Everyday stamp set onto some circle labels (3/4″ diameter) or Avery 5408 labels. I also stamped the grocery cart from the Plan To Eat stamp set. Next, I took my Copic Multiliner and drew in some details. Now the shoes look more like ballet slippers. I also added some extra lines to the present and grocery cart. Circle labels are also great to use in your planner. Not only did I color them with Copic Markers, but I also tried water coloring the labels (as shown in my Erin Condren Life Planner at the beginning of the post). To color a stamped image with watercolor, you must use waterproof ink. I have had best results with StazOn solvent ink pad and VersaFine pigment ink pad.
I hope you have enjoyed the many examples of how I used stamps to create stickers and are inspired to make some of your own! Check back here again soon for more great ideas. Make sure to follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with new stamp releases, sales, and other exciting news to come!
Happy Stamping! =)