Fresh Floral Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hi everyone!

Those of you that follow me on Instagram know that I’ve become obsessed with my Erin Condren LifePlanner in the last few months.  I spend lots of time (and money) decorating my planner!

Along with being planner-obsessed, I’m also an Advertising major.  My major involves working with many of the design programs in the Adobe suite.  Last week, I decided to combine my love of planners and stickers with my love of design!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to release my very first FREE STICKER PRINTABLE!! I’ve been working for a week now designing many different decorative and functional stickers.  These stickers are formatted to perfectly fit the vertical Erin Condren LifePlanner.  They can easily be cut to size for other planners as well.

I’m hoping to release one planner printable a week.  Some will be decorative, some functional, and some a combination of the two like the set I’m releasing today called “Fresh Floral.”  My friends helped me come up with the name, and I love it!

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Coincidentally enough, the blues of this printable coordinate perfectly with the January color scheme in my ECLP, so I’ll be using it in my layout next week!

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Here’s a closer look at the printable.

Before I give you the file there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

You can download the sticker file here, PBTT Fresh Floral Sticker Sheet!

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! 🙂

Printing Tips!

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  • For those of you that don’t already have a sticker paper preference, I recommend Avery Sticker Project Paper (found here). If you do have a sticker paper preference, leave a comment below! I’d love to explore more paper options!
  • Make sure your printer is printing at 100%.  For some reason mine was defaulting to 94%.

Cutting Tips!

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Unfortunately, I don’t have a Silhouette sticker cutting machine, so I’ll be cutting my stickers by hand.  If you have to cut by hand like I do, it won’t be too tedious because most of the stickers on this sheet are made of straight lines.  I bought a Fiskars paper cutter to make cutting the full boxes and such much easier.

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I cut my sheet in sections to ensure that I didn’t accidentally cut the wrong thing.  Even with dividing it into sections, I still managed to mangle a flower or two! Whoopsie Daisy!

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I used a little circle punch to cut out the larger, yellow flowers.  I didn’t have the patience to cut them out individually with scissors.

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Here is everything cut out.  I’ll go back and trim the flags, checklists, and envelopes with scissors later on in the week when I get close to using them.

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To end this post, I wanted to show you a little example of how I might use these stickers in my planner.

Instead of cutting the little, blue flowers out individually, I’ll probably end up using them like little washi stickers. Too cute! I’ll also use the little loops as washi strips and fun space fillers!

I hope you enjoy this printable!  Don’t forget to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram and use the hashtag #pinkbowstwinkletoes when you use these stickers!

Happy Planning!

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DIY: Happy Birthday Banner

Hi everyone!

I have a super easy, birthday project to share with you today!

It’s my roommate’s birthday this week, so I made a birthday banner to hang in our apartment to celebrate!

IMG_5404Supplies:

  • 4.5 by 6.5 Cardstock Scrapbooking Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Acrylic Paint (I recommend metallic!)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scotch Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • Something Angled (I’m using a name tag)

Start the project by deciding what phrase you want to spell out with your banner.  I chose “Happy Birthday!”

Once you’ve decided on a phrase, count out the appropriate number of cardstock pages.

IMG_5405Use your angled object to create the shape of each banner piece.

I’m using a name tag I was given several years ago on my Bid Day.

Lay down your angled piece and trace with a pencil.

IMG_5408Cut along the pencil lines.

Go ahead and cut all of the banner pieces now.

IMG_5412Once you’ve cut the pieces, it’s time to hole punch them and then paint the letters.

I painted my letters in a basic font. I didn’t want anything too complicated.  A low maintenance font makes the project much easier to complete!

If you’re not comfortable free handing the letters with your paintbrush, draw them lightly with pencil first and then paint over the lines.

IMG_5414My paper pack came with many coordinating paper options, so I picked my favorites and alternated them for this project.

IMG_5421Now it’s time to string the letters together.

Thread the ribbon in and out of each punched hole. I like to fold the end of the ribbon in half, so it fits nicely through the holes without giving me much trouble!

I would keep your ribbon on the spool while threading the letters.  That way you won’t encounter the problem of too little or too much ribbon on each end.

IMG_5426To make sure that each banner piece stays in its place, I like to add a little bit of Scotch Tape on the backside of each piece.

Once each banner piece is secured, the banner is ready to hang!

IMG_5444I apologize for the weird lighting.  I took this picture three different times throughout the day, and this is the best I could get!

I promise the banner looks fantastic in person though!

I’ve made a few of these over the years for different occasions.  They’re great for any celebration you may have!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial!

Happy Crafting!!

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DIY Confetti – Easy and Fun!

Hi everyone!

I have a fun and SUPER easy craft for you today!

I’ve been wanting something to add a little pizazz to my Instagram photos recently, so I decided to invest in some confetti.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to buy exactly what I wanted, so I decided to make my own!  Making my own definitely didn’t save me money, but that’s okay!  I got exactly what I wanted!

IMG_4007Supplies:

  • Paper punches
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors

IMG_4016Simply use the punches to cut out lots and lots and lots of your desired confetti shapes!

I found it the easiest to start with a whole sheet of cardstock, punch out a complete row, and then cut that strip away.  In the end, you’ll end up with a bunch of punched out strips like the ones above!  You could also cut the strips and then punch.  Whatever floats your boat!

IMG_4051I went to town and punched out lots of different shapes!

I bought my punches during JoAnn’s most recent scrap booking sale, so they we’re out of a few punches that I wanted. 🙁

I still managed to get my hands on a few fun ones!  As you can see, I got a medium heart, a dove, and a small circle.  I also got a small heart.  I just haven’t made any confetti with it yet.

IMG_4036Look how cute! Doesn’t it just jazz up the picture?! 🙂

Happy Crafting!

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