After getting my Erin Condren planner, I bought a lot of stickers on Etsy. I quickly found out how expensive it can be. A couple of bucks for a sticker sheet or kit here and there adds up fast, especially when you’re starting out with nothing.
I watched a few video tutorials on Youtube and found out that it’s not that difficult to make your own stickers. Although I don’t have a Silhoutte cutting machine, the basic software is free and there are plenty of tutorials that show you exactly what to do to create different shapes. I’m having a lot of fun making my own stickers.
Unfortunately, I’ve since discovered that printing a lot of stickers uses a lot of printer ink — and ink is expensive too! Obviously this is going to depend on the printer, but for myself, I’m really not sure whether buying stickers or buying ink is more expensive. It’s something I’m going to have to figure out, but for now I have plenty of stickers for my main themes and I’ll print some to supplement as needed.
I had planned to do this topic later in the month of Freebie February and do a more bookish topic to start the month, but the planner stickers I’ve decided to share are pink/red, so they’re more of Valentine’s Day theme, which would be next week. Of course they could be used at any time of the year if you happen to like pink and hearts.
These are sized for the Erin Condren vertical planner and should be printed at actual size, not fit to page. I haven’t yet learned how to set the cut lines up the Silhouette machines. Since I don’t have one yet, I’m not really focused on that right now.