Hi, I’m Mim! I’m a planning-obsessed, Award-Winning Online Business Owner, Author and 5-Star Planner Sticker Seller.
I help new sticker makers create planner stickers from scratch that stand out and sell … even if you’ve never made a sticker before!

Complete Guide: How to Make Digital Planner Stickers

If you’ve been wondering how to make digital planner stickers at home, this post has you covered! Let’s dive into how to how to create digital planner stickers – no experience necessary!

If you’re anything like me, you love using planner stickers to add some fun, color and personality to your planner. But did you know that you can make your own digital planner stickers from the comfort of your own home?

Whether you want to make digital stickers for your own digital planner, free digital planner stickers to give away to others or Etsy digital planner stickers to sell online, you’re in the right place.

In this post, I’ll be sharing how to make digital planner stickers using Canva. For those of you who are excited to leap further into making digital stickers, I have a great resource to share with you too.

Let’s start by getting clear on what kind of stickers we’re talking about.

What Are Digital Planner Stickers?

Let’s look at what digital planner stickers are and the different types of digital planners they can be used in.

Digital planner stickers are digital, electronic versions of traditional paper planner stickers. They’re used to decorate digital planner pages and mark important events or tasks.

Digital planner stickers can be created using a range of design tools, including Canva, Procreate, and Adobe Illustrator. They’re often used in with digital planners to add some personality and fun to planner pages – as well as helping you become more organized!

How to Make Digital Planner Stickers
Some examples of the digital planner stickers in Canva!

Where Can Digital Planner Stickers Be Used?

There are a number of different types of digital planners that can be used with digital planner stickers. We’re going to focus on two of the most popular types:

PDF Planners

PDF digital planners can be used with digital planner stickers by simply uploading the sticker files into the digital planner and arranging them on the pages. This is a great option for those who prefer the look and feel of traditional paper planners but still want to incorporate digital planner stickers into their planning routine.

Digital Planner Apps

Digital planner apps, such as GoodNotes and Notability, are designed specifically for use with digital planner stickers. These apps allow you to add stickers to your planner pages using your finger or a stylus and offer a range of features and functions to help you manage your schedule and tasks. These digital planners (and stickers) are becoming increasingly popular!

What Kind of Digital Planner Stickers Are There?

Digital planner stickers come in a wide range of designs and styles, making it easy to find stickers that fit your personal style and preferences. Some popular types of digital planner stickers include:

Functional Stickers

Functional stickers are designed to help you stay organized and manage your schedule and tasks. These stickers often feature icons and symbols that represent different types of tasks or events, such as meetings, appointments, or deadlines.

Decorative Stickers

Decorative stickers are designed to add some visual interest and personality to your planner pages. These stickers often feature cute or whimsical designs, such as animals, flowers, or food.

Seasonal Stickers

Seasonal stickers are designed to celebrate holidays and special events throughout the year. These stickers often feature designs and motifs that are associated with specific seasons or holidays, such as pumpkins for Halloween or snowflakes for winter.

Overall, digital planner stickers are a fun and creative way to add some personality and visual interest to your planner pages. With so many different types of digital planners available, there is sure to be a digital planner that is perfect for your needs and preferences. So why not give digital planner stickers a try and see how they can help you stay organized and on track?

Digital Planner Example

How to Make Digital Planner Stickers

If you’re ready to dive into the wonderful world of making digital planner stickers, here’s an overview on how to get started!

Step 1: Choose Your Design Software

The first step in making digital planner stickers is to choose a design software. While there are a lot of different tools you could use, I recommend using Canva. Canva is a free graphic design platform that offers a wide range of templates and design elements that you can use to create your own stickers. Plus, it’s easy to use, even if you don’t have any prior design experience.

Step 2: Choose Your Sticker Shapes and Sizes

Once you’ve signed up to Canva, the next step is to choose the shape and size of your first sticker design!

The great thing about making digital planner stickers is that you can create them in any shape or size you like. Some popular shapes include circles, squares, and rectangles, but you could also get creative and use other shapes like hearts, stars, flags or checklists.

As for size, it’s important to keep in mind what size will work best with your planner. If you have a smaller planner, you might want to stick with smaller stickers, whereas if you have a larger planner, you could use larger stickers.

Step 3: Choose Your Design Elements

Once you’ve decided on your sticker shape and size, it’s time to choose your design elements. This is where you can get really creative and make your stickers unique to your style and personality.

Canva offers a wide range of design elements that you can use, including shapes, lines, icons, and text. You can also upload your own images and graphics to use in your designs.

When choosing your design elements, think about what themes or motifs you want to include in your stickers. For example, if you’re making stickers for a particular holiday or season, you might want to include elements like snowflakes or pumpkins.

Step 4: Design Your Stickers

Now it’s time to start designing your stickers! Using the design elements you’ve chosen, start laying out your stickers on your Canva canvas. You can use the “Arrange” and “Align” tools in Canva to help you position your design elements precisely.

Don’t be afraid to play around with different color schemes, fonts, and design elements until you’re happy with your stickers. You might also want to experiment with adding textures or patterns to your stickers to give them a more unique look.

Step 5: Save and Print Your Stickers

Once you’ve finished designing your stickers, it’s time to save and print them. Canva allows you to save your designs as PNG files and you’ll want to download them with a transparent background.

This way, when you upload them into your digital planner, they will sit nicely on top of the pages.

Step 6: Add Your Digital Stickers to Your Digital Planner

Now that you’ve made your own digital planner stickers, it’s time to add them to your planner! Simply upload the transparent PNG files and arrange them on your planner pages!

Child using the Canva website

How to Sell Digital Planner Stickers

Want to start a digital sticker side hustle? If you’re looking to turn your digital planner sticker designs into a profitable business, there are a few key steps you can follow to get started.

Design Your Stickers

First and foremost, you’ll need to create your digital planner sticker designs so try out the instructions above. There is a wide range of digital planner sticker designs that you can create, including functional stickers, decorative stickers, and seasonal stickers.

Functional stickers are designed to help people organize and manage their schedules and tasks, while decorative stickers add a fun and personal touch to planner pages. Seasonal stickers, on the other hand, are designed to celebrate holidays and special events throughout the year.

Make the Right Digital Sticker File Types

When creating your digital planner stickers, it’s important to use the right file types. Most digital planner stickers are created in PNG format, as these are compatible with most digital planning platforms and apps. You’ll also want to make sure that your stickers are high-quality and visually appealing, as this will help them stand out from the competition. Plus, they must have a transparent background.

Find Your Customers!

Once you’ve created your digital planner stickers, you’ll need to identify your target audience. Who are you going to design and make digital stickers for?

Digital planner stickers are popular among a wide range of people, including students, professionals, and stay-at-home parents. As well as grandparents! You’ll want to think about who your stickers will appeal to most and tailor your marketing efforts accordingly. You get to choose!

Pick a Selling Platform

When it comes to selling your digital planner stickers, there are a number of platforms you can use. One of the most popular platforms for selling digital planner stickers is Etsy. Etsy is a marketplace where people can buy and sell handmade and vintage goods, as well as craft supplies. It’s a great platform for selling digital planner stickers because it has a large audience of people who are interested in planner supplies and accessories.

To sell digital planner stickers on Etsy:

  1. Create an Etsy account and set up your shop.
  2. Create listings for each of your sticker designs, including a description of the stickers, the file type, and any other relevant information.
  3. Set your prices.
  4. Add the digital sticker files that your customer will need!

My friend Michelle teaches how to make and sell digital stickers in a LOT of detail in this course.

In addition to Etsy, there are a number of other platforms you can use to sell digital planner stickers. Gumroad is another popular platform that allows you to sell digital products directly to customers. It’s a good option if you want to have more control over your pricing and marketing efforts.

Another platform that is popular for selling digital planner stickers is Creative Market. Creative Market is a marketplace for design assets, including fonts, graphics, and templates. It’s a good platform for selling digital planner stickers because it has a large audience of designers and creatives who are interested in design assets.

Personally, I would start with Etsy.

Delight Your Customers

When selling digital planner stickers, it’s important to be responsive to your customers and provide excellent customer service. You should also be willing to accept feedback and make changes to your designs based on customer feedback. By providing a high-quality product and excellent customer service, you can build a loyal customer base and grow your business over time.

Start Making Digital Stickers Today!

Are you ready to explore more about making and selling digital stickers?

My friend Michelle has taught hundreds of students to create digital planner stickers to sell, or for themselves! Her course is called Creating Digital Stickers and you can find out more about it HERE.

Creating Digital Stickers Course by Michelle Simpkin
Creating Digital Stickers Course by Michelle Simpkin

 

She also has an Etsy shop filled with digital planners and stickers for the wild-hearted.

The best part? You don’t need any previous Canva or design experience!

I am a student of Michelle’s awesome course and love it – you can find out about it at www.lovefrommim.com/digitalstickers and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE CREATING DIGITAL STICKERS COURSE!

How to Make Digital Planner Stickers Summary

Isn’t this fun! Let’s recap how to make and sell your own digital stickers for planners.

First, you’ll need to create your digital planner sticker designs. You can use design tools like Canva, Procreate, or Adobe Illustrator to create your designs, or you can purchase pre-made designs from sites like Etsy or Creative Market. It’s important to create designs that are unique, eye-catching, and appeal to your target audience.

Next, you’ll need to choose a platform to sell your digital planner stickers on. There are a number of different platforms you can use, including Etsy, Gumroad, or your own website. It’s important to choose a platform that is easy to use, has a wide audience, and fits your budget.

Once you’ve created your designs and chosen your platform, you’ll need to set your prices. It’s important to research your competition and make sure your prices are competitive. You should also factor in any expenses, such as design tools, platform fees, or advertising costs.

Now it’s time to promote your digital planner stickers! You can use social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest to showcase your designs and reach potential customers. You can also consider running ads on social media or using influencer marketing to get your stickers in front of a wider audience.

I’m excited for you! And remember to check out Michelle’s course here!

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I hope you enjoy learning how to make planner stickers or how to start a sticker business!

I’ve been making and selling stickers for journals and planners since 2016 and it’s become a wonderful and creative way to turn my hobby into a side hustle, then full-time online business.

Whether you want to make Cricut stickers, Silhouette stickers or you’re starting from complete scratch, you’re in the right place. Making planner stickers can be for you, or to start an Etsy sticker shop and sell stickers online and you don’t need any previous experience to get started.

Want to make planner stickers from home? Check out my sticker making courses, eBooks and other products here!

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