I am finding that some things are easier to do on Pages than the way I was designing stickers before. I'd start out on Silhouette Studio with my templates, where I'd fill in the backgrounds, then move to Photoshop for clipart and embellishment. It would take me a good day and a half to get a set designed, because I was doing it for so many different sizes (Happy Planner classic and large, Erin Condren vertical and Recollections vertical, plus I tried to include enough extra stuff that people using horizontal planners could use the set as well.
So far with my Pages efforts, I've only been doing the Happy Planner classic size. In my paper planner life, it was my favorite planner, and I find that the Happy Planner stickers work very well in the digital planners. In fact, I try to design my vertical planner pages in my digital planners so that it is easy to fit the Happy Planner stickers into the boxes.
Designing with Pages is a lot like designing with Keynote. The same tools are available, and it is a simple thing to add a background to a shape. My problem comes when I try to build something with several layers...washi tape with embellishments, for instance. It is almost impossible for me to duplicate a strip of washi tape. The method for grouping objects in both Keynote and Pages is to hold down one of the objects to be grouped with one finger, then tap the other objects with another finger until all are selected. If you are working with fairly large objects, it's no problem. Washi tape, however, does present some problems.The objects are small and my fingers are not. The work-around I used was to screen shot the page, crop the washi tape, and paste it in as many times as I needed it. It worked, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone who knows more about Pages than I do lets me know I'm a silly girl, and there is this oh, so easy way to do it!
Anyway, I decided to do this new set as a freebie again since I am still learning to do it this way. I call this one "Snow Fairies." The backgrounds are from Rebecca Baer at thehungryjpeg.com and the snow fairy clipart is from Pretty Grafik Design on Etsy. Some graphics are from La Boutique dei Colori on Etsy.
I did make a few changes using Photoshop at the end which accounts for some differences in the preview and the final kit. On the original, I forgot to include a weekend banner, so on my digital planner, I used an app called Over, which creates words on transparent backgrounds which can be overlayed on the stickers. One of the great things about using a digital planner is that you do have options like that.
Right click on the sticker kit images to save to your computer.