Do you love to keep a journal-style planner? We do too. We love the functionality, the organization, and the creative outlet. There is one slight issue, though. Drawing – even just a straight line – is a challenge for me. Sound familiar? Enter planner stencils.
There are so many amazing spreads and designs you can create using planner stencils, regardless of your artistic ability. Check out this video of Kara from BohoBerry using a stencil (and we all know how artistic she is) to create a beautiful mood mandala.
We love how Heather at @thesassymal_plans incorporated day-of-the-week letters into her weekly spreads:
At MoxieDori, we make journal stencils that allow you to release your inner creative and add flair to your journal. They’re durable, easy to use, and require no artistic talent. Here are a few ways you can turn basic shapes into fun, decorative elements for your spreads.
Using a Tags and Frames Stencil, start with one of the basic tag shapes. Make the letter “m” all around the inside of the shape, then place a dot over each little hill. Hand-letter the day of the week using simple tall and thin lines.
Beginning with the basic flag shape from a Vertical Weekly Journal Stencil oriented sideways, stack three flags with a row of space between them. Turn the stencil so as to use its edge like a ruler and add a vertical line one row in from the left edge of the flags. Add diagonal lines down from the bottom left corner of each flag to the vertical line and shade in the triangles that result. Hand-letter MEALS and BLD (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) using simple tall and thin lines.
Using the upper half of the rectangle from our Vertical Weekly Journal Stencil, create a rectangle that’s three rows tall. Center the large circle element horizontally and vertically over the rectangle and draw it, skipping over the lines of the rectangle itself. Add diagonal lines up from the top corners of the rectangle to the top portion of the circle and shade in the triangles that result. Add some thin, decorative details for a modern retro look.
Start by making a trapezoid with our Daily Header Stencil. Placing the outside edge of the stencil slightly inside the outer edges of the trapezoid, draw along the top and the side, skipping over the lines of the trapezoid itself. Hand-letter the list title in your favorite script.
Using our Tags and Frames Stencil once again, start with one of the basic tag shapes. Slide the stencil slightly up and to the right and, beginning at the top left edge of the first tag, recreate the same shape, ending your line at the bottom right edge of the first tag. Trace over the first tag with a thicker pen or repeat its shape along its inside and shade in between the two to create the appearance of a thicker line.