Hey PP friends, it’s Elsie here! I’m sure you’ve seen the buzz online around the new Sticker Books from American Crafts, and rightly so… These books are packed full of gorgeousness and Paige’s book is ahhh-mazing!
There really is something for everyone in these books. There are lots of element stickers of images from the Oh My Heart and Turn The Page collections, but also stickers that are geared towards more of the planner peeps out there. So I wanted to challenge myself to use those planner stickers on a scrapbook page to show you how versatile these books are!
I was inspired by some tiny word stickers in the Turn The Page section of the book. There are more generalised phrases such as ‘to do’, ‘to buy’ and days of the week, but there are also some fun journaling prompts. I decided to use these stickers as my starting point and do some journaling following the prompts to document some of my favourite things right now.
Initially I wasn’t sure about how I could incorporate these prompts into a design that would suit my style. One option was a classic grid design, which would’ve looked awesome, but in the end I kept things very ‘on the nose’ and created a miniature planner/notebook!
I used this cut file to create my planner outline/binder rings, but modified it a little with elements from the sticker book. I created some dimension by layering extra paper underneath the open pages to give the illusion of a full planner. I also used some of the tab stickers from the sticker book and adhered them to the sides of the pages to create a more realistic look!
There a lots of stickers that are perfect to use for journalling; some even have foiling on them! Not only would these be super pretty and functional in a “irl planner”, but they’re also perfect in my faux planner. I used one of the Turn The Page paper clips and clustered a few of the stickers underneath to give the illusion that the paperclip was holding them in place. And combining a mixture of elements from Turn The Page and Oh My Heart was no trouble at all.
There are also checklist banners, which I used for some pretty layering behind the journalling spots, the pink and white stripes with hearts are my favourites! I also used a piece of a washi strip on top of the ‘messy bun’ embellishment to make it look like a tip-in, which I think makes the planner look a little more realistic!
If you’re indecisive like me, you can easily stick these stickers onto some scrap paper to make them into die-cuts! This way you can move them around your page until you’re happy with where they should go.