Free Planner Stickers for Book Lovers!

As my family and co-workers can tell you, I’m not always the most organized person.

Several years ago, I tried several different phone apps to help myself get organized. I quickly found out that alarm reminders, texts going off at all times and emails clogging my inbox tended to irritate instead of help me.

So I decided to go old school and get a paper planner. Influenced by all the cute Filofax decorating pictures on Pinterest (what else) I decided to get a red pocket size planner. It ended up being not big enough, so I shelled out $75 for a Tiffany blue leather personal size planner. Although I liked the fact that I could use it as a wallet and a planner, I didn’t really like the thin paper inserts. Although I loved my Filofax planner, I wasn’t using it, which ultimately defeated the purpose.

So for a while I went without one, which didn’t help either. I had two jobs with two varied schedules as well as an endless to-do list. This time I went into librarian mode and read planner reviews and looked at videos online. I had it narrowed down, when I noticed that Micheal’s had a 50% off the MAMBI Happy planner kits. I figured if it didn’t work, i hadn’t spent too much money and would at least get some cute stickers out of the deal.

I’ve had it for a little over a month and loved it. I like that it divides each day day into morning, afternoon, and evening. I am  enjoying decorating it, but more importantly, I am using it effectively for to do lists, work assignments and appointments.

I found a lot of awesome Happy Planner/Erin Condren stickers online, but didn’t find any specifically for book lovers. So I decided to create some and share them with you for free! That’s right, free EC/Happy planner stickers for book lovers.

The stickers are in form of a PDF and can be printed on full-sheet sticker paper. Or you can print them on regular paper, cut them in strips and put them in a Xyron sticker machine.

Free Planner Stickers for book lovers Pretty Girls Read Books

Free Planner Stickers for Book Lovers

I want to also say thank you to Ms. Wenduhh whose tutorial on making your own planner stickers was extremely helpful. These have been adapted from her instructions. She has lots of great tutorials as well as cute stuff for all sorts of different planners. Her blog at www.wendaful.com has a lot of freebies and is a must see for any obsessed planner owner.

Enjoy!

Book Review: Washi Style! Over 101 Great Projects Using Japanese-Style Decorative Tape

Washi Style!: Over 101 Great Projects Using Japanese-Style Decorative Tape Book Cover Washi Style!: Over 101 Great Projects Using Japanese-Style Decorative Tape
by Marisa Edghill
Crafts & Hobbies
January 13. 2015
Paperback
128

From Amazon:  Colorful and cute washi tape is every crafter's new best friend. Easy to use and gorgeous to look at, these decorative paper tapes from Japan have taken the design world by storm. A much prettier version of masking tape, washi tape is not as delicate as you might think. Extremely versatile and available in myriad patterns and varying widths, there's no limit to what you can create. Whether you already love washi tape or are new to the world of decorative tape this project-packed book Washi Style! by Marisa Edghill is sure to inspire.

Japanese washi tape is one of those products I just can’t resist. Every time I go into a craft or office supply store I find myself giving into the temptation to buy several rolls. So many colors! So many patterns! So many styles! Such cuteness!

Author Marisa Edghill is the blogger and business owner of Omiyageblogs.ca. (I dare you to go to her site without  experiencing cute overload). Her book Washi Style! Over 101 Great Projects Using Japanese-Style Decorative Tape contains a little something for everyone.

Some of the cute projects in Washi Style!

Some of the cute projects in Washi Style!

In the first part of the book, Edghill  gives readers an explanation of what washi tape is and the types available. She also demonstrates techniques that even intermediate crafters may not know–how to make washi stickers and sewing with washi tape as well as weaving and pleating . The second section is divided into seven chapters, with several projects in each category. These range from greeting cards and wrapping paper to decor and accessories. Holiday ideas and projects aimed at kids are also included. Supplies like string, cardstock, bobby pins and blank books are likely already in most crafter’s “someday I’ll need this” stash. Other items–glass containers, wooden hangers and tea lights–could be easily attained at a local dollar store.

Although some of the projects will be familiar to anyone with a Pinterest account–a washi tape gallery wall, washi tape decorated office supplies,  and upcycled containers for example–Edghill also has some unique standouts–confetti-filled bow ties, a darling round donut card, sewn heart pouches,a personalized name garland, a children’s mobile and an upcycled box village.

The majority of projects in this book are so simple and easy to make that beginners can duplicate them successfully. Many projects–labeled Quick Starts–can simply be copied from the photographs provided. The directions for the other projects are clear and well-presented with step-by-step photographs.

Crafters who enjoyEdghill’s blog or who appreciate a bright and colorful aesthetic will enjoy these fun and simple projects.