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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Jin's Sticky Note Holder for Personal Planners

Have you ever shopped at an online store forever and finally got to step inside its brick and mortar? I still remember the first time I saw a physical kikki. K store. We were on vacation in Singapore and were walking around the mall. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the kikki. K store. I didn't even know there was a store location in Singapore and my jaw dropped when I saw it. I was so excited! I half-ran into the store and stared in amazement. Walls of planners, refills, and all kinds of goodies that I had seen online and never thought I would get to touch in person.

Everything. Was. Beautiful!!

As I stood staring at all the stationery in wonderment, I noticed I wasn't alone. My girls were just as amazed as I was. We loved everything that we saw and we wanted it all. To Hubby's relieve, I didn't spend all of our vacation money in there but I did get the girls their first kikki. K planners...

That was 2 years ago and since then we have been back to Singapore a few times. We always make sure to make a stop at the kikki. K store. In fact, we were there last month and not surprisingly, we couldn't leave without getting a new planner and some refills.

So imagine my delight when LD made a planner-themed collection as their first release of 2019! I knew immediately that I had to use the Calendar Animals to make something for my girls' planners.

I like to buy kawaii sticky notes for my kids but they are not very good at keeping them in one spot. I thought that adding a holder in their planners will help.

Using Silhouette Studio, I opened the frog SVG from the Calendar Animals Planner Divider cut set. Sadly, the image was too wide to fit properly inside the personal planner even after I tried reducing the image. I decided to use the Calendar Animals - Heads cut set instead.

From the kikki. K website, I found the exact size of their planner pages and used that as a guide when making my own planner divider. In this case, the refill page measures 6.81" x 3.78". I added some "punched holes" and estimated their position on the page. My intention was to use the planner hole punch that I had bought from Michaels instead of using my cutting machine. I thought the holes would look neater that way.

The steps to making the divider/sticky note holder is shown in the above screenshots. In a nutshell, I welded a copy of the animal head to some rectangles to form the base. After cutting the page out, I punched out the holes with my hole punch.

Here is the finished product. Isn't it the cutest? I started making the frog and ended up making the chick and the bear too.

I only used the Calendar Animals - Heads cut set in today's project but the whole entire Calendar Animal collection is on promotion this month.  CLICK HERE to find out how you can get the whole shebang for free!

I hope you enjoyed today's project as much as I had fun making it. One more thing, if you have not downloaded this week's freebie, CLICK HERE to get your free printable calendar and week chart.

That's all for now. Happy cutting!

File used:
Calendar Animals - Heads - CS


  1. So glad to see you again my friend .. I too took a short time away and making my way back to my happy place

  2. Adorable sticky note holders!
    Have a great day!