Hey ya’ll! I’m trying desperately to get back into this blogging thing but after being gone for so long, it’s kind of hard to get back into the swing of things! IF you’re still here from the early C&C days or even the ADOP days, I’d love for you to comment and say hi!
Anyway, I recently went to the ATL Plannercon and when I went, I took with me a bunch of planners with examples of different types of layouts using the same kit over and over. I thought it’d be fun to share those layouts and also share what I learned while working on each one! Today, I wanted to share the one I’m asked most about: Happy Planner.
If you’ve checked out the Etsy Planner scene, you know we’re all pretty into the Erin Condren Life Planners. So much so, that it’s kind of hard to track down stickers for other planners. I’m here to tell you that you can totally use stickers designed with the EC life planner in mind in your Happy Planner.
In fact, it’s probably one of the easiest planners to use them in!
As you can see, I used a TON of stickers in my planner layout for this week…and every single one of them was made with the Erin Condren planner measurements! The reason they work so well is that the Happy Planner columns are the exact same width as the Erin Condren columns. the ONLY differences is that the length of the boxes are longer and there is no space in between each day.
Here’s some tips for making them work:
- Use extra “washi” pieces that come with a bunch of kits to finish filling in your full boxes. In many kits, the washi stickers match the full boxes, making it insanely easy to create a seamless look!
- Since the boxes are longer, you can actually use the space underneath an ombre to do box or a checklist flag to write down your meals or other big event that is going on that day!
- Since there’s no space between the columns, you can use your stickers to like them up right against each other column to column, rather than just hoping your stickers are even all the way across.
- The sidebar is slightly taller, which means it’s insanely easy to make sure you fit everything you need on them! I easily fit 4 “full box” size stickers and 3 headings with a little room to spare!
Honestly, I kind of love the fact that with the happy planner, you can remove and add pages…you can really create your own “binder” system with the discbound system that is just awesome! Plus, the price point is awesome at less than $30 USD!
- Bonus general planner tip: You can print out photos using a zip printer or even your regular color printer at home and paste them into your planner! That way, you can save it and flip back through it in years to come to remember what you were doing on each day! It’s like a timehop app you build yourself!
I hope you guys liked this post! I’m going to be back Friday with this month’s Subscription Smackdown!
Leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve used a happy planner and what YOUR top tips are!