Everyone can use a little happy motivation in their day. This DIY planner dashboard is easy to make with this free cut file and tutorial.
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I have never been much of a planner. Meaning, using a calendar to keep track of things. You can image how well that has gone for me in the past. 🙂 But once my kids started in a bunch of extra curricular activities, I needed to start keeping track of what days and times everyone had to be somewhere. It got a lot easier when I bought my Happy Planner. I’ve really enjoyed the layout of the Happy Planner. With the monthly page layout and the weekly with plenty of room to write things down.
Along with adding fun stickers to my planner, I love adding inspiration hand lettered messages. We could all use a little boost in our day right? I thought it’d be fun to create a DIY planner dashboard to my week using a handlettered design and my Cricut Explore Air 2.
You can download the file to make this DIY planner dashboard using the download link below. This is for personal use only.
Once the file has been downloaded and unzipped, open Cricut Design Space and upload the file. If you’re not sure how to upload a file to design space, see the video tutorial in this creating a custom t-shirt post. Once you’ve uploaded the file to your projects library, click on it and insert it into your project canvas. You should see the pink square background with the black hand lettered quote. Size the image to fit your planner. I made mine 5″ x 6″. You should have 2 distinct layers on the right side of your design space. One for the lettering and one from the dashboard. Click make it once you have sized the image.
I used Cricut brand poster board to cut out the dashboard itself and I used the holographic vinyl for the words. I made sure to load the correct material on my mat and select the correct cutting material on my computer depending on which layer I was going to cut first. Once both parts were cut, I weeded the excess vinyl from the quote and I used my Create 365 hole punch to punch holes in the dashboard. I used transfer tape to place my words on to the poster board.
I smoothed out the vinyl really well and then slowly removed the transfer tape. Then I was ready to put it in my planner!
I really loved how it turned out and love that I can move it from week to week as I need or want!
What are some of your favorite planner accessories? Are you a sticker or dashboard planner person? This DIY planner dashboard would be a fun addition!
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