How I create printables *Freebie Inside*

When you’re a planner lover or simply keeping a planner to organise aspects of your lifestyle, it’s  given you’ll be addicted to planner inserts and printables.

I have recently started making my own stickers and planner inserts. In this post, I’ll be sharing with you exactly just how I make my stickers and planner inserts from scratch to finish and also the tools I use to create them.

I am giving these downloadable high-res printables for FREE to all my subscribers. The pdf files are both in A4 and A5.

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I came up with this theme with Valentine’s Day in mind. Two teddy bears in love, what could be cuter than that?

HOW I CREATE MY PRINTABLES

1. First, I hand sketched my layout with a pencil, but doing it digitally is more forgiving because you can easily tap the undo button. Probably my most favourite feature.
If  you’re like me and you tend to always do several changes before the final illustration, sketching the layout digitally is the way to go. Since this is a pretty straightforward illustration, I just did it analog.
I used my ever trusted copic sketch markers to color my outline, then I scanned them with my image scanner to convert to digital format. When I first started, I use the scanner from my multifunction printer but the quality is crap. Down the line, I finally got the   Epson V39 Photo Scanner (thanks Mom!).

 2. I got my self-adhesive sheets from Officeworks (Aussie office supplies retail chain) but it’s a lot cheaper to get them from eBay .

For printing the planner printable, I highly suggest using 160gsm premium paper. I cannot stress enough the paramount importance of using  quality paper to achieve  good quality prints. I also use an artisan printer, the  Epson 1430  for ultra high definition print quality.  It can print up to A3+.

3. After printing my stickers, I use my Brother Scan n Cut to do the cutting for me. I own the CM900, but I believe the US version for this model number is CM650W. I just love this machine! (Video below to see it in action). If you are into arts and crafts, this is a must have machine for your home studio. It cuts paper, card stock, fabric, balsa wood, etc.
4. For my crafty planner lover readers, I recently got this puncher from We R Memory Keepers.

It punches holes for any planner size with its adjustable punches.

 

Here’s a short video clip that I compiled :

With love,

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