02 July 2015

Erin Condren Life Planner Series: Where to Find the Best Free Printables

I've had my ECLP for about four months now, and I'm starting to really get into using it and making it work for me. Gus laughs at me, but hey - if it keeps my day on track and keeps me from forgetting appointments and other important things, he can laugh all he wants. In the first part of this series, I talked about the importance of making your planner work for you. And in the second part, I shared some of my favorite places to buy planner accessories. But today, I'm going to share some of the places where I find my favorite, fun planner FREEBIES!!

Erin Condren Life Planner Series: Where to Find Free Printables

Who doesn't love freebies? I love buying cute stickers and other accessories, but sometimes it's fun to just be able to save a few dollars and print my own. Plus I don't have to wait to get them!

I'm sure all of the bloggers/sites that I'm going to list would love for you to visit, but they'd probably love it even more if you would leave a comment or follow them in some way. Also keep in mind that all of these freebies are for personal use only!

My absolutely most favoritest place of all for planner freebies is Vintage Glam Studio. Oh my goodness!! There are just so many wonderful things!! And they are soooo pretty!! Dru also has an Etsy shop where you can purchase digital files for printing. What I'm showing you here is just a tiny, tiny sample of what she has to offer! I love these two bright-colored printables:

Free Planner Printables: Vintage Glam Studio

And these two sherbet-colored printables are adorable, too! There's at least one new one every week, so I recommend signing up for the email list or following in a reader, because you don't want to miss out. I don't have a photo here, but there was just a new red, white, and blue one released for July and I love it!

Free Planner Printables: Vintage Glam Studio

I've mentioned this one before, but it's one that I use all of the time, and it's so clever! It's a post-it note template from Danielle at Sew Much Crafting - you print a sheet that shows you where to position your post-it notes, and then you place that sheet in your printer and print right on the post-it notes! Then you can use these in your planner, moving them around for those "uncertain" things, or for planning ahead. Danielle also has an Etsy shop where she sells her own planner inserts.

Free Planner Printables: Sew Much Crafting

Wendaful Designs has a ton of freebies on her blog, but if you want to get even more, you will need to subscribe. Trust me - subscribe - it's worth it! She also has a shop on Etsy. This is the free May printable that went out to subscribers - isn't it cute?

Free Planner Printables: Wendaful Designs

Chelley Darling has some really cute free printable flags with polka dots, stripes, chevrons, hearts, and solid - as well as a few other freebies. She also has an Etsy shop. (Update March 2017: This blog is now called The Planner Darling and is being updated. Her Etsy shop is also on a break.)

Free Planner Printables: Chelley Darling #erincondrenlifeplanner #freebies #printables #accessories

I printed some adorable Kate Spade stickers from Belinda Selene's blog (there 's some for Tiffany & Co., too!). She has a lot of planner stuff on her blog - videos, reviews, DIYs, etc. Really cute stuff!

Free Planner Printables: Belinda Selene

Here's a photo from my Instagram with my Erin Condren Planner decked out with the Kate Spade stickers from Belinda Selene I mentioned above, some washi tape, and a couple of my Pen Gems pens (if you go to the photo on Instagram, you'll be able to see all of the shops tagged):

My ECLP using printable stickers from Belinda Selene (as well as other sources), washi tape, and Pen Gems pens.

Beautyholics Anonymous has these awesome free motivational quotes that you can download and print on full-sheet adhesive. I love these. They're fashion and beauty related, and most of them crack me up. Like "If you're going to kick ass, you need kickass shoes.", and "The only BS I need is Bags & Shoes", and my favorite, "I can't concentrate in flats."

Free Planner Printables: Beautyholics Anonymous

And a website that I just recently discovered is Get S'Moore! There are some free motivational/inspirational quotes, and they're all awesome!

Free Planner Printables: Get S'Moore

If you wonder how I print all of my free printables, I just print them on Avery® 8165 with TrueBlock(TM) Technology full sheet shipping labels.

Free Planner Printables: What I print my stickers on!

I use the TrueBlock because it completely blocks anything underneath it. I use the "high quality" print setting on my printer, mostly because I'm using an Epson WorkForce printer that basically sucks (I don't understand how it had so many good reviews!). The ink I use is purchased on Amazon for a fraction of the Epson ink price and it actually works very well - and because I hate the printer, I really don't care that using non-Epson ink voided the warranty. I've been using this ink for over a year now and only had problems with one cartridge, which they replaced right away.

And yes, unfortunately, I cut my printables by hand. I am really jonesin' for a Silhouette. I've given up on trying to win one in a giveaway. A Silhouette will make things soooo much easier - and I might even start creating my own stickers! I do have a Silhouette now, but I have discovered that there is quite a learning curve and I honestly haven't had the time to sit down and figure it out. Which is discouraging, because I was so excited to get it. I've had a lot of difficulty getting the dimensions of the stickers perfect when the cuts are made.

BTW, did you buy your 2015-2016 Erin Condren Life Planner (ECLP) yet?

Oh my gosh. *fans self* I ordered mine on the day they came out. (Don't judge!) Here's what I got:

Erin Condren Life Planner Series: Where to Find Free Printables

If you haven't ordered yours yet, you can get $10 off your order by using my referral link - because, hey, every little bit helps! They made a few changes to the new version of the planner (and I'm loving most of them!), but I'll talk about those in another post.

(Update: Did you guys get the 2017 planner? Whoa, Nellie!! I love mine!! I got the vertical neutral and I love that I can use any color/theme sticker any week of any month and not worry about matching!! I also got a black coil and really like that as well.)

Do you use free printables for your planner?
What are some of your favorite sites for free planner printables? 
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  1. Stumbled upon your site via Pinterest... I thought I was the only one to hate my epson printer? Thanks for the extra places to look for printables!

    1. Oh, no - you're not alone! I don't understand how my printer had so many wonderful reviews. I would never have bought it if I had known how crappy it was, LOL! Enjoy the printables & thanks for stopping by!


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