One color dot stickers are some of the easiest stickers to find and the easiest to make. They’re great for color coding, to do lists, flagging important tasks and for quickly adding color to your planner. For this weeks’ spread I decided to plan only using dot stickers.
Before the Pen
I can’t remember the last time I used a vertical planner! I always use a horizontal or dashboard layout as I can fit more onto 2 pages. Since I didn’t have as much happening this week I decided to try a vertical spread again (I also figured it would work the best with the colored dot stickers).
After the Pen
The Bloom stickers are 7mm diameter so are a bit big for most planners with lined writing space so I chose the Erin Condren. This planner is 8″ wide x 10″ high
My intention was to use the circles like a checkbox to tick off tasks when done. I thought I’d be able to write on the stickers but when I tried with a ballpoint pen (which normally works on practically anything), I had to push really hard to get the pen ink to stay. The stickers are a glossy finish which isn’t as easy to write on as a matte sticker finish but still usually works with ballpoint pens.
If you’re new to my blog, my blog post workflow is:
- D = post drafted
- E = post edited
- I = Images / photos taken
- P = Pinned to Pinterest (after the post is published)
- V = Video
- R.P. = Update related posts to link to the new post
This list contains affiliate links. If you click one of the links and make a purchase I’ll receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) in exchange for referring you.
- Erin Condren hardcover sewn bound vertical weekly planner
- Parkoo Retractable Gel Pens 0.7mm (affiliate link)
- Bloom Daily Planners Color coding stickers
The stickers come in a pack with 6 sheets – 3 sticker sheet with the dots (840 dot stickers!) and 3 sheets of list stickers. If you don’t want to make your own stickers, these are great value.
The Parkoo gel pens write very smooth with no ink skipping and come in a pack of 14 so there’s lots of color options.
Would I use this planner again?
I normally never use vertical planners however it worked well this week. These stickers would probably work with dot grid but if you use a lined planner where the line spacing is close together the stickers will be overlapped so it won’t work as well.
I probably won’t be rushing to use a vertical weekly planner again (my writing always ends up crooked and the columns are too narrow) but it worked for it’s purpose this week.
Past weekly spreads
- Trying out the Recollections Vertical Weekly Planner
- Resizing printables to A5 page size for a rainbow weekly spread in my ARC
- Decorating a $2 weekly planner
- How to make a weekly planner using Canva (free online design program)
- How to get started digital planning: the tools & resources you need
- 7 Planner supplies I don’t regret splurging on
Found this post helpful? Pin it!