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BUDGET AND FREE PLANNER RESOURCES:
When I first started planning I had never heard of Etsy, so used creative ways to plan in my diary/planner. The first thing I did was trawl through Pinterest. Wow I was in awe and was hooked. I didn't realise there were so many free planner printables I could use. A lot of people buy sticker paper and print the printables onto that and then cut with scissors or a paper trimmer. I don't as I find this can get expensive and it is hard to score the back to get the stickers off the paper.
I use regular printer paper and a pritt stick. Some of my nicest layouts have used free printables. I have created a folder on my pc called Planner Printables and have added categories such as Summer, Boho, School Related, Christmas and then save all the printables into their appropriate folder and print them only when I need to. The ones I have printed in advance I store in a concertina style folder with the same headings as my computer folders so I can easily find them.
5 OF THE BEST FREE PLANNER PRINTABLE SITES:
Monica's Facebook group is a cavern of wonderful goodies. I have never seen any drama there and it is constantly being updated with goodies. Monica often runs polls to ask what people want and she is always adding new content such as tv show sets and comic style layouts. I can't recommend them enough.
Garries Prints: <---
Garrie's Facebook group is another of my first planner groups I joined. She has an amazing selection of functional stickers in the files section and everyone is always so helpful. She has been taking a bit of a break, but there are plenty of goodies to save for every topic (fitness, parenting, trackers, health, date nights and a whole range of others).
What can I say about this site other than WOW. Victoria has amazing free printables, some of the best around in almost any style or theme you can think of and they are all stunning. If you have not visited her page you must...go on, go now! (Make sure you come back here though, he he he). Part of the Olympic set in the image is from her site and I have saved many more of her gorgeous layouts and even used some in my journaling for my Liverpool trip (yes she even has a set on The Beatles).
Cute Daisy: <----
Maryam's website was the first printable site I found and to top it all off she is a lovely lady too. She has tons of cute sets for Happy Planners and Erin Condren sizes, but they can easliy be adapted for any layout. I used them in my horizontal Carpe Diem and used the Erin Condren ones and reduced the size when printing to 87% and that worked a treat. The owl birthday page uses her gorgeous freebies.
Plannerology Studio <---
Another great free planner printable website that offer downloads to buy and for free. I love the variety of layouts they have, some really pretty layouts and styles.
You can follow my Planner Printables board on Pinterest below for many more freebie sites and layouts (these are not just mine, just re-pinning amazing free sites). - My Printables Board on Pinterest