Hey planners! There's another great way to save while planning by using stamps and ink. I've recently dived into stamping and there are many great shops that offer clear polymer stamps made specifically for planning, but more details on that in a later post.
Today's blog post is all about ink! CHEAP INK! The problem with a lot of cheap ink is that they tend to bleed through paper or create a shadow on the back. This is a BIG PROBLEM for planning because we need to use both sides of a planner insert.
I've tried out a few cheaper ink, and found my favorite to be the pigment ink pads by Stampabilities. They're relatively inexpensive in comparison to other inks and they don't bleed through the pages of my Happy Planner. They come in full sizes and mini sizes. I prefer the minis because you get the most variety for my money.
The only downfall to this is that it's only sold at Hobby Lobby (store brand). However, you can also buy it online & wait until Hobby Lobby has its 50% off Stampabilities sales (happens often) to buy these.
Let me know in the comments if you've tried these before. Good luck & happy planning.
Ever since I got into the planner world, I've been wanting a Kikki.K planner. However, I could not stomach paying $80+ for an A5 planner. So I settled for a Carpe Diem I got on Blitsy on sale for $27 (don't get me wrong, I love my Carpe Diem). Although I was happy with my Carpe Diem, when I saw that Kikki.K was having A HUGE SALE, I could not pass up the amazing deal of buying an A5 for $39.98+ $10 shipping.
BUT the great deal doesn't end there! I used a coupon code for $10 off (unfortunately the code doesn't work anymore) & I also bought it off the Australian website = more savings!
After the extra savings & Australian dollar conversion I paid a total of $29.98 (including shipping) for a gorgeous Kikki.K A5 planner.
Watch this video to see an unboxing of my gorgeous planner & see how you can use this trick to save you more money.
If you've been wanting a Kikki.K now is the time to buy it while the sale is still going on! Good luck.
Stickers are such a huge thing in the Planner community and they can be super expensive! A half sheet (5x7) can cost anywhere from $5-$8 on Etsy.
Of course I will never pay that much for stickers! There are so many other alternatives and of course I can always rely on AliExpress for cute stationary stickers.
Here are a few sticker sets I've recently purchased. I love that there are so many varieties of stickers on AliExpress and best of all they are super INEXPENSIVE! Most of these sets were under a $1!
As you know (or you'll soon find out) planning is an expensive hobby! As I am saving up for my upcoming adventures, I wanted to plan as cheaply as I can without compromising quality. Therefore, I've been on a mission to find the best deals and get the best bang for my buck.
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