My local library has been getting me really excited for Banned Books Week next week. I wanted to commemorate it in my Happy Planner only to find that nowhere in my extensive sticker collection did I have anything related to books! Undeterred, I decided to create my own set to transform next week’s spread. However, this set could be used any time of year for book lovers and library patrons alike.
Included in the set are:
- washi strips
- decorative full boxes
- functional half boxes
- decorative book stickers
- ribbon checklists
- note page To-Do lists
- and some small book labels
The small labels would be great for marking when your library books are due. Personally, I’ve been using labels very like these to note when a new book in a series I’m reading is being released, so I’m sure to request it from the library as soon as it comes out!
I don’t have a sticker cutting machine; I cut my stickers with an exacto knife and ruler. So, I design them with that in mind and try to use as many straight lines as possible. Using an exacto knife, with the right amount of pressure, you can cut through just the top layer of the sticker paper. You could certainly cut them with scissors, but I like having them all on one sheet so I don’t have to sift through a bunch of small loose stickers.
This is the sticker paper I use. It is affordable and great quality. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how nice and vibrant the colors came out since it’s matte paper. I have a pretty inexpensive printer, if you have a nicer printer they will turn out even better.
If you’ve never printed your own stickers before, I do suggest printing a test page on plain paper first. Every printer is different and you may have to play with the printer settings to ensure they print at the actual size (my printer likes to helpfully shrink things to fit that I’ve already ensured are the proper size). These stickers are sized perfect for the standard Happy Planner, but will work in an Erin Condren Life Planner with a little trimming. Or any other planner you happen to use!
Click below for the sticker PDF file:
If you do end up using these library book stickers, I’d love to see how you decorated with them! You can tag me (This Pug Life) on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
All of the Clip Art and images I used are from the Open Clip Art Library.
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