you can find happy planner stickers at michael’s or hobby lobby. that’s a great place to start. (both places offer a 40% coupon off anything and product specific coupons on their apps.) i particularly like the seasonal pack (it’s worth the investment), the planner basics pack, and the quote packs. the new memory keeping packs are really pretty but the stickers are pretty big so i like those for monthly spreads.
the recollections washi is my favorite “affordable” washi. you can find it at michaels. if you have the app, you can always find a coupon. there’s also washi at hobby lobby too, of course.
then when you’re ready to make it rain with planner stickers, graduate to etsy. a lot of shops have moved to doing just decorative kits, which are expensive and i’m not into them. it’s too much for me. i like to have more control, personalization, and function.
here’s a quick tip: before you buy anything on etsy, check the shop’s instagram for a coupon code. most of the time, there’s one available, they have a sale running, or there’s a pr girl with a code.
so these are my current favorite shops:
glam planner and glam planner prints – elle actually has two shops. i still haven’t really figured out why… i think one is specifically for pre-sales. but anyway, her kits are gorgeous, and they are of excellent quality. sometimes they’re too girly for me so i don’t subscribe or anything. they are pretty pricey, but if you’re economical, you can get two or three spreads out of one of her kits. if you do order a pre-sale item, just be ready to wait 6 weeks. another good option is her buy/sell/trade group on Facebook. that’s where i’ve found a few spreads exclusive to her subscription that i can’t live without. (elle’s youtube channel)
scribble prints co – like glam planner, this is another high end shop. i really like her mini kits. it’s just enough for me. the ultimate kits are nice but they are HUGE. but if you’re into stretching kits, they’re great!
paper dove shop – her stickers are beautiful!! the matte is so rich and buttery. i like her designs so much. they’re more modern but still just the right amount of girly.
gp sticker studio – this is an australian shop so you may have to wait a little longer, but they’re so pretty. i order the personal size, and it fits my white space style. she now has a subscription box and kit. it’s the only mystery kit that i subscribe to. (gabi’s youtube channel)
sadie’s stickers – this is a relatively new shop. the quality is great and the price is too. the mini kits are a good value and offer tons of stickers! she also picks a lot of the clip art that high end shops choose so you can still feel like one of the cool kids on a budget. she’s also branching out so look out for lots of TN supplies, washi, and other planner supplies in the future! use the code TAYLOR20 for 20% off!
the crafty banana – this is a definite favorite! she draws all of her kits so they are super original and cute! her mini kits are small but if you have functional stuff or leftovers lying around, you’ll be fine.
soda pop studio – i first found this shop through the shop owner’s YouTube channel. her kits all have the same style and feel. she’s a fellow texas girl so they ship fast for me.
jax and pepper – this shop’s two dollar tuesday sales are amazing! her other kits are great too. they’re modern and cool.
honeydew paper shop – this shop doesn’t put out a ton of kits, but the ones that are released are so well designed and beautiful.
creating and co – i really like this shop’s style. she offers lots of different options. i like these she lets you buy a la carte too.
simply ginger co – this is a canadian shop so you have to wait a little longer, but her kits are great! they’re really well designed. you get a lot in the kits and everything you need to put together a beautiful spread.
wild summer designs – her kits are very affordable. she does crazy sales. i particularly like the mini kits because they’re the perfect size for me. now, i’m not saying that they’re bad quality because they’re not. but you get what you pay for. they’re a great value!
fox and cactus – even though they ship from australia, these stickers are worth the wait. and really, they do ship quickly. her stickers are so fun and quirky.
erin condren – not an etsy shop. but she offers mini kits in the company patterns along with the trusty customizable stickers and the sticker books.
ONE MORE THING…
undo adhesive remover – life changing stuff! you can remove a sticker, reuse it, and there’s no damage to the paper. it’s a miracle!! just don’t use it anywhere near whiteout.