In need of some inspiration for weekly spreads, I decided to look at a supply I don’t often use: stencils. I normally avoid these as most are either cardboard that bends easily or metal where the gaps to trace are usually too narrow for most pens. After a bit of searching I found the Speedy Stencils on Amazon.
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Before the Pen
The example showing how to use these stencils in the product photos actually has the left page the other way around with the boxes for the weather at the bottom of each day. I opted to rotate so I could put the date and days of the week in these boxes instead.
I chose dual tip highlighters so I could write the days of the week in the matching color. All of the highlighters used were the Zebra Mildliner except for one… Can you spot which?
The teal is the Zebra Justfit. There’s a teal in one of the Zebra Mildliner packs but I wanted a slightly different shade.
After the pen
The stencil comes with a template to make a mini monthly overview calendar but I’ve always found those to be a waste of space, so I left that area free for unexpected things that popped up during the week.
- Speedy Stencils (Weekly Spreads 2)
- Zebra Justfit – teal
- Zebra Mildliner – Cool pack
- Zebra Mildliner – Refined pack
- Kmart A5 dot journal
- Frixion erasable black pen
- Poppin ruler
- The Paper Studio Agenda 52 Calendar foiled sticker book
Would I use the Speedy Stencils again?
Yes, The proportions of the writing space in each section of the stencil were enough, and the stencils maximised an A5 page with no wasted space.
The stencils are $13 USD for a set of 6 stencils on Amazon that you can mix and match.
The material is bendy plastic but actually stayed in place when ruling up spreads (you could try a little bit of washi tape to help keep them in place too). I’ll be doing a future post with a review of the rest of the Speedy stencils and some of the spreads I’ve created using them. There’s another weekly stencils set I’d like to try. There’s a monthly stencils set as well if you like to do boxes for each day of the month and don’t want to count the dots. There’s also a vertical weekly stencils set.
Past weekly spreads
- Using my custom Agendio Planner (would I order from this company again?)
- Whistle and Birch weekly planner spread using the study layout
- Testing Buke Stationery’s 180 GSM thick paper with a Highlighter Heavy Weekly Spread
- DIY Planner Tutorial: How to make your own planner stickers without a Silhouette machine
- 7 Color coding mistakes to avoid in your planner or bullet journal
- Yellow pen swatches (and my recommended pens that have yellow ink you can actually see)
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