By Creative Planning Team Member - Suzanne Roberts
I'm not sure about everyone else, but over just a couple of years I have built up quite a sticker collection and for me, character and icon stickers make up about three quarters of it.
I decided to organise my sticker collections using new binders and reusable sticker books and it really highlighted that I wasn't using my stickers to their full potential. I was using the same stickers for the same spreads and I needed a change.
Teardrops and layering became my first mission. I had so many teardrops in a range of gorgeous colours but I never knew what to do with them. I found some fantastic ideas on Instagram with layering stickers. Script stickers seemed a great way to start as again I had so many unused scripts. Once I began using these together I fell in love with how these just popped off the page.
Colour matching icons - now I used these but it was always the same ones and I had pages and pages full of them. I had even bought full rainbow icon pages which had hardly been used. I began incorporating these not just into my weekly vertical spreads but my pocket planner and my monthly planning pages in both planners.
Penguin Joe, bless him! I had neglected him for some time and I had a fantastic array of different ones. My daily planning as well as my weekly planning became a fantastic opportunity to utilise my vast volume I had accumulated. With the use of my reusable sticker book I was also able to start using up the odd bits of collections I had left, like ends of washi strips, check boxes and odd decorative pieces. Together these really brightened up my daily spreads.
I had found a new planner style which really worked for me and it meant instead of writing down the same things everyday I could express my day in a different way. I was no longer afraid to share my #afterthepen spreads. Planning became fun again I found myself looking for tasks just so I could use up the stickers. So why not change your planner style up a bit and see how much fun you can find!
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