Planner Stamps – Add a Little Style to Your Planner While Still Keeping It Simple
So, are you one of those people that love the idea of having an amazingly colorful and beautifully illustrated bullet journal or planner? Me too!
And are you also one of those people that have no time to add a bunch of colorful illustrations to their bullet journal or planner? Me too!
I have always been a minimalist when it comes to my own bullet jourrnal. Give me some Staedtler pigment liners a nice Leuchtturm 1917 notebook and I’m a happy camper. At least that’s what I told myself. But I always pined over those bullet journalists that had gorgeous pages, weekly spreads with color and illustrations.
And honestly, it made me feel a little bad about myself.
I am probably the least artistic person that I know. I can draw a mean stick figure, but that’s about it.
I’ve found a solution! It’s totally possible to add a bit of color and illustration to your planner or bullet journal: planner stamps!
Use Planner Stamps to add Illustrations
Did you know that many of the most beautiful bullet journal spreads weren’t created by raw artistic talent? They used stamps to help them out.
This London-inspired scene from Sweet Stamp Shop is adorable. Hand-drawn? Nope. Stamps.
(After finding the adorable image above once, I cannot for the life of me find it again. I know those are Sweet Stamp Shop stamps. Help me find the original post and I’ll be sure to link it!)
Imagine the time it would take to draw the details on these leaves. I’d rather use a stamp instead!
I could probably draw these woodland critters with lots and lots of practice, but I would surely mess up half of them.
These planes are so much fun on this travel spread/weekly spread.
Use Planner Stamps to Add Icons
Ink By Jeng creates these tiny icon stamps to keep her workout on track.
Leherongraveur uses stamps to add simple paper clips and banners to her planner.
Could you ever draw such a beautiful measuring tape? I definitely couldn’t. Stamp!
Use Planner Stamps to Add Dates
For the longest time, I thought these perfect tiny calendars were hand-written. Nope! Stamps.
And these marble-inspired numbers are beautiful.
Rather than try to draw perfect boxes, use a stamp.
Use Planner Stamps to Add Trackers
Again, I was fooled into thinking that planners could draw such perfectly straight lines in their journals. Use a stamp instead to add trackers to your notebook.
The one below is actually one of mine. Last year I wanted to track my weekly social media stats. These social media stamps were the perfect solution.
Use Planner Stamps for Everything!
This comes from Ink by Jeng again. She’s using her stamps for the months, days of the week, icons and task tracker.
Using planner stamps can help an artistically-challenged planner such as myself add a little beauty to my bullet journal. They can also help create some structure on a kind-of-intimidating blank planner page.