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!

Essential Tools To Make Planner Stickers + Free Guide

Every day I’m asked about the essential equipment and tools to make planner stickers. It’s one of the main reasons I started teaching others how to make planner stickers at home – so I could share all of my tips and knowledge.

If you’re wondering what do I need to make planner stickers for journals, I have you covered here.

When it comes to tools and resources, there are a few key things you need to have before you get started. Here’s the basic list, and I’ll share more about how you can find out the exact products I use when I’m making stickers for my 5-star sticker shop.

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Tools & Equipment For Making Planner Stickers

1. Computer or Laptop and Design Software 

Bear in mind that the design software you use may slow down your computer – so it needs to be a fairly fast machine.

For the software, I love to use both Silhouette Studio and Cricut Design Space – although I use Silhouette Studio the most for making planner and diary stickers. (Note: you can still design your stickers in Silhouette and print and cut with a Circut! I teach this here).

You could also use Canva, Photoshop or other design software.

My preference for designing stickers is Silhouette Studio as there is SO much choice to make multiple stickers and designs. Even if you have a Cricut, you can still design your stickers in the free version of Silhouette Studio and then print and cut them with your Cricut. I teach this in my course.

2. Printer

When it comes to a printer you choose, I recommend researching what eBay and Amazon have available. You don’t need to spend a fortune on a printer either and an inkjet or laser will do the job :)

A colour printer is best, of course. I love my Canon printer and it cost around $60. Check out Canon printers here.

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3. Cutting Machine

If you don’t already have a cutting machine, I’d recommend either a Silhouette or Cricut. Of course, you could cut your stickers with scissors or a crafting knife, if you have time.

I think the Silhouette Portrait is a great option for those starting out whilst bigger models are available too. I love how compact the Portrait is.

You can buy a Silhouette Portrait here.

Your second option is a Cricut.

You can buy a Cricut here. You can also buy a Cricut machine here.

You could also use scissors or a crafting knife, if you’re not ready to invest in a sticker making machine for cutting.

4. Sticker Paper

I tested a LOT of different sticker papers in the early days and when I found the ones I loved, I bought a bulk order of them to save money. Amazon and eBay are great places to start and you can google sticker paper manufacturers to request samples too.

For printing quick stickers for yourself, or even to manage your sticker shop postage labels, the Munbyn Bluetooth thermal printer looks like a fun and easy option.


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There’s a lot to learn to make your own stickers – where do you begin and what do you need?

If you’ve been trying to teach yourself, you might have wasted time and money on the wrong tools and techniques – and don’t get me started on the frustration when it just. does. not. work.

You’re not alone!

If the technical side of making stickers is leaving you confused and frustrated, I’m here to help.

It’s exactly why I created my self-paced course to teach you to make planner stickers at home – quickly and easily.


Is this for you?

  • You’ve searched online but the answers aren’t forthcoming
  • You want to use your Silhouette or Cricut to make custom stickers
  • You wish you knew where to find the best sticker paper for planner stickers or the best printer for planner stickers
  • You’ve seen others selling stickers on Etsy – and you want IN!

When I finally learned how to master the design software, find my ‘unicorn’ sticker paper and make hundreds of different stickers to make my life easier, it felt amazing.

I then set up my shop and when other planner girls started buying my stickers and leaving 5-star reviews, I knew I was on to a good thing.

Are you ready to join me, and hundreds of other students, and learn how to make custom planner stickers?




If you have any questions on how to make your own planner stickers, contact me here and I’ll point you in the right direction!

PS I’ve also created two packed eBooks with step-by-step instructions on how to make stickers. They’re SUPER affordable:

Click here to check out the Cricut eBook

Click here to check out the Silhouette eBook

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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!

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land I work and live on, the Awabakal peoples, and pay my respects to Elders past and present.
I thank them wholeheartedly and express my love and gratitude for the privilege to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world and for the opportunity for my family to be part of this vibrant and supportive community.