By Creative Planning Team Member - Natalie Bowers
Greetings, stickerators! It’s me, Natalie, back for another blog post. This month, I thought I’d share with you my top five sticker sheets. These are my essentials: stickers that form the backbone of my personal planning system.
For those who don’t know, I bullet journal on A5 dot grid paper – sometimes that’s in a hardbound notebook (such as a Leuchtturm1917*), sometimes that’s in a softbound notebook (such as a Rhodia Dotbook*), and sometimes that’s in rings on loose paper. Whatever paper I’m using though, I set up my monthly, weekly and daily logs/schedules using a combination of the same sticker sheets. I am very much a creature of habit! (*both types of notebook available in the uk)
So without further ado, here are my top five EllieBeth Designs UK sticker sheets.
In fifth place is the Header Event Labels sheet. Of all the Rainbow Essential sheets, this in the one I consistently come back to for scheduling my week. The stickers are the perfect size for filling a half-hour slot on my weekly schedule, and the range of colours is great. If I have an event that lasts longer than half an hour, I just draw a colour-coordinated arrow to block off the appropriate amount of time.
In fourth place is the Washi sheet. I love adding colourful washi to my spreads. Sometimes I use it to block out time on my weekly schedules, and sometimes I use it to decorate my daily logs. I love that this sheet has washi in a variety of widths. This makes it really versatile.
In third place is the Half Boxes sheet. I often buy two of these sheets for each collection, as that gives me enough half boxes for at least one a day. I mainly use them for recording gratitude. Sometimes, I add them to my daily logs, and sometimes I create a double-page spread with them. I’ve been thinking about adding them to my weekly schedules too, so I might play with that idea in December. Watch this space!
In second place is the Decorative sheet. One of my favourite parts of my planning process is adding the deco. Whether it’s falling leaves or woodland animals, these stickers never fail to bring a welcome element of whimsy to my pages. Plus they are great for covering up mistakes!
Drum roll please! It’s time to announce the winner. In first place are the Days and Dates sheet and the A5 monthly sheet. Yes, I’m cheating. I have two sheets in first place, but that’s because I couldn’t decide between them! These two sheets are the foundation of my planning, both practically and decoratively. I use the Days and Dates sheet stickers as headers for both my weekly schedules and my daily logs. I love that there are multiple options on this sheet, with both date cover stickers and script stickers. The weekend banner and weekend strip are also really handy. When it comes to setting up my monthly logs, I always choose the A5 monthly sheet because it has everything I need – day stickers, date flags, the month and wide washi – and it allows me to create a clean-and-simple calendar layout, which I need if I’m going to make sense of everything that’s happening in the month!
So, those are my top SIX sticker sheets. Do let me know which sheets you couldn’t do without. Until next time …. Happy stickerating!
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