How to make Planner Stickers Using Cricut
Organizing your planner is now easier than ever with these planner stickers you can customize and cut on your Cricut. It is the best beginner’s project and gets you accustomed to most of Cricut Design Space’s features.
Sometimes I find it so hard to stay organized. I’m also super picky. So if you’re like me, you have a need to customize everything. So in this tutorial, I will show you how you can customize your own planner stickers including one of my favourite features – custom page tabs!
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MATERIALS TO MAKE YOUR PLANNER STICKERS
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat (the 12″x 12″ size)
- Transfer Tape | Do NOT use Cricut Transfer tape for this project.
- Sticker Paper | I like using mailing labels because they are A LOT more cost-effective
- My free SVG planner template (you will need access to my free resource library below)
Grab the free SVG design file (available in my free resource library – get the password by filling out the form on the sidebar or below).
HOW TO MAKE PLANNER STICKERS
STEP 1: GET THE FILE
Get the free template from the Free Resource Library.
STEP 2: CUSTOMIZE TEMPLATE
Ungroup all of the layers.
Customize each layer based on your preferences.
If you’d like to make the layers a solid colour, go to Fill > Print and select a colour under Print Type.
If you’d like to use a pattern instead, go to Fill > Print and select a Pattern under Print Type. You can customize the pattern by going to Edit Pattern and playing around with the features in there.
You can add text by click on the text feature and customizing that. When you are done and happy with your design for a layer, make sure to Flatten all layers so that it will be one image when it goes to Print then Cut.
STEP 3: PREP STICKERS FOR CUT
Once you are satisfied with your designs for each layer and you have flattened each layer, Attach all of the layers so they don’t move on the next screen.
When doing this Print then Cut, I turn on the bleed to help make sure I have full coverage on my stickers.
STEP 4: CUT IT OUT
I used label sticker paper from Staples for this project. You can use whatever sticker paper you have on hand. Just make sure it is a full sheet and not something like mailing labels where pieces are already pre-cut.
Follow the prompts on your Cricut to print your sticker sheet.
To protect our stickers, I took a piece of clear transfer paper and put it on top of the sticker sheet. Apply this AFTER you print it but BEFORE you cut out your stickers.
You could also spray it with a clear coating instead. I just always have transfer paper lying around and it was easier for me to use that instead of going outside to spray my sheet.
For this step, the Cricut Transfer Paper will not be good for this project because the clear part of the transfer paper has a grid on it. You will need transfer paper that is clear with no patterns or grids on it.
I used the “Clear Printable Paper Sticker” setting which gave it a kiss-cut. (A kiss-cut is essentially a sticker sheet that you peel stickers off of.)
You may need to play with the settings here depending on the type of sticker paper you are using and the type of transfer paper you are using.
The safest way to “play around with the settings” is to always start on a lighter setting like the clear printable paper sticker setting and then running it through your Cricut multiple times WITHOUT unloading the mat.
(Watch this Youtube video if you aren’t sure what I mean.)
For a die-cut sticker, try the Heavy cardstock setting.
I can’t wait to see the planner sticker designs you guys have come up with!
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