- My Favorite Things Planner Basics stamp
- My Favorite Things Planner Pieces die
- My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink Pad in Hot Fudge
- Acrylic block
- Tim Holtz Scissors
- Various colors of cardstock
- Xyron Sticker Maker
- Cuttlebug Die-Cutting Machine
Step #4 // Stamp Planner Pieces
This is the fun part of the process: stamping! For my pieces, I dedicated each shape to a certain event. For example, I used the arrow for "work out", the banner for "holiday", the label for "meeting", and the rectangle for "errands".
I stamped these using a My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink Pad in Hot Fudge. I used brown because I thought it would compliment my kraft colored planner better than a harsh black. Of course, you can chose which ever color ink you prefer. You could even mix it up by using colors...use your imagination & creativity!
Step #5 // Run through Xyron Sticker Maker
This is the part when your labels become stickers. I used a mini Xyron Sticker Maker by Teresa Collins that came in her adhesive kit, but you can use whichever Xyron machine you have. Most likely you have one of these lying around collecting dust (like mine was) and now have an excuse to break it back out!
If you have never used one of these before, the process is simple. Feed your paper die-cut into the channel at the top-left of the "X" and push through the rollers. Once the die-cut starts to come out towards the bottom right, pull the paper until you have it completely stuck to the paper. Then, rip off the paper against the blade.
Rub the sticker with your fingers to ensure that you have it completely covered with glue. Remove the clear top sheet, remove the die-cut from the backer, and you have a die-cut sticker!
Make sure that you run these through the machine when you are ready to use them. Once you remove the die-cut sticker from the paper it is ready to be used. You can have a bunch of these pre-die-cut and run them through your Xyron when you are ready to stick them down. Otherwise, you will have sheets of adhesive with die-cuts stuck to them which may be a pain to have lying around on your desk. Choose whichever method works for you!
Step #6 // Add them to your planner
Ta-da! Now it is time to add your adorable, personalized stickers to your planner. As you can see from mine, I used some of the icons from the Planner Basics stamp set to add events directly onto my planner pages. However, I wanted to add some dimension and highlight specific things so I used the die-cut stickers for that.
I also used one of the larger tabs from the die-set and adhered it onto the side of my page to create a month tab. I adhered one to the other side as well to reinforce it and make it stronger (since it is only paper).
And there you have it! DIY Planner Stickers using some of the new MFT planner stamps. Aren't they fun?