Friday, March 29, 2019

Cutting Any Size Happy Planner Pages With Your Cricut - Edge Targeting Technique


Hello Peeps!
Long time no see! I know... I've been a bad blogger.
In this post you'll find the free SVG file along with tips and tricks to cut pages for any size Happy Planner with your Cricut machine.

I've always loved planners I use them daily for work and traveling. But I never thought of a planner to keep my art and sewing projects, my youtube scripts, my blog post ideas and brainstorming together. I had also never found a system like the Happy Planner binding discs that allowed me to have different medium surfaces in one book and at the same time that allowed me to change and reorganize each page easily and without damaging them or taking the whole book apart.

I'm not gonna lie: the easiest way is to print your pages and then punch the holes using a Planner Punch. But punches are bulky, very heavy, take a lot of space and are expensive, so, if you already have a Cricut Machine, here's how to use it to create Happy Planner pages.
Happy Planner Punches 11 holes (left) 9 holes (right)
Cutting pages smaller than your source material is no problem at all, you just have to align the cut lines so that they are within the boundaries of the material you have, but cutting JUST THE BINDING HOLES on a 8.5 x 11 inches sheet of paper and have them perfectly aligned with the rest of the pages, is a bit trickier. And here is where a technique I call Edge Targeting Technique comes into place.

What this technique does basically, is tell you where, in your mat, to place your 8.5x11 inches sheet of paper so your machine accurately cuts the holes in it to be perfectly aligned with the rest of the pages on your planner. In other words, it allows your machine to locate the edge of the paper and cuts only the binding holes leaving all other edes untouched.

It is a method that uses the writing and the cutting features of your machine, so make sure to have a marker handy. I used  a Precision Pen from American Crafts that fits perfectly in the pen adapter.
The process is really easily explained in the You Tube video tutorial, so please click in the image below to do so.


The link for the Edge Targeting Technique File to cut Big Happy Planner pages is at the bottom of this post, along with the file for any of the 3 size Happy Planner pages, Covers and Dividers
Happy Planner SVG Files for any of the three Happy Planner sizes.
Remember to Visit My Etsy Store where you'll find blank templates for all 3 Happy Planner Versions that you can customize at will.

Enjoy!!

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Big Happy Planner - Edge Targeting Technique

Happy Planner Pages - SVG files

3 comments:

  1. Thank you! Just purchased your Etsy printables. Now to figure out how to print them on both sides of the paper. Do you have a tutorial? Your explanations are so easy to follow.

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  2. I will upload one soon. Thanks for stopping by

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  3. thanks so very much for the files and tutorial video

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