Monday, August 6, 2012

Jin's Make-Your-Own Stickers


Entertaining the kids is a full time job. If it isn't, it should be because that seems to be all that I am doing lately. The kids are still on their Summer break, and my house is a mess. Poor Hubby has been doing the dishes because I am tired from hanging out with the kiddies all day. Today's project stemmed from an effort to keep them entertained so that I can catch a breather. 

Using the Lettering Delights' Slumber Party Collection and the smaller box template from Animal Boxes and Bags, I made 3 boxes filled with stickers using Print-and-Cut with my Silhouette Cameo. If you have never print-and-cut with your Silhouette cutter, you may want to check out my tutorial page to see how I print-and-cut.


For this sticker kit project, I started by preparing the sticker box in Silhouette Studio (SSDE).


Instead of cutting out a circular window, I applied Object>Modify>Subtract onto a circle and the shadows/offsets of the bunny and speech bubble to make the window. I cut out a 2.5" square on vellum to cover the opening.

By the way, if you have the box template, you may notice that mine looks a little different from yours. This is because I made a slight modification to the original box so that it folds on the other side. This step is not required at all as it does not change the look of the box in any way. I only did this because this is how I prefer the box to fold.


This is how the boxes look like after I have cut them out.


The following pictures show the finished boxes. I made one for each of the girls and even though each box has a different look, they are all filled with the same stickers.


Here are some of the stickers that I put inside:


Silhouette America recently announced at the Summer CHA Show that they are adding sticker paper to their product line but I used sticker paper that I bought from Staples. A pack of 30 sheets costs $13.99.


To make these Slumber Party stickers, I prepared a whole letter-sized page full of stickers in various sizes using Silhouette Studio (SSDE).


I added a 0.070 to 0.10 offset to each image and print-and cut them out with the Cameo using a setting of Speed 3, Thickness 30, and the Blade at 3.


I also made some sticker sheets on 2.5" squares. To kiss-cut these so that the stickers do not cut through the backing paper, I used a setting of Speed 10, Thickness 18, and the Blade at 1.


I had a lot of fun making these sticker sets and as expected, they were a hit with my girls. In fact, the kids loved their stickers so much they are now asking for Princess stickers, panda stickers, and even more princess stickers.

*ugh* So much for that breather.


Supplies:
LD Slumber Party Collection
LD Animal Boxes and Bags
Staples Sticker Papers


43 comments :

  1. SCRAPLIFTING THIS!!! Jin these are gorgeous!!! I'm sure my little B's classmates will love this!

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    1. Can't wait to see your stickers, Jo!

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  2. I so enjoy every project you share, Jin! I miss the "sticker loving" age...my 12 yr old daughter is now into the "friend drama" age...believe me when I say...stickers are a LOT more fun! lol

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    1. Thanks, Steph! My twins are 9 and I'm already dreading the drama stage. I am glad and relieved that they are still into sticker sets. lol!

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  3. These are just adorable Jin, I especially love how you used kiss cutting to give you sticker sheets! I actually just bought some sticker paper online last week, going to make some for my 8yr old (and file the idea away for my 2yr old since I'm not keen on having stickers stuck on everything I own LOL)

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    1. Candi, if your 2 yr old is anything like my 6 yr old, you're going to have to file this idea away for a couple of years. My soon-to-be 1st Grader sticks them on everything! From the coffee table, the wall, my backside....

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  4. Love it! My daughter will flip!

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  5. Ugh, you're really making a great case for a new cameo for my birthday!

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    1. If you love to print-and-cut and do not use chipboard, you may need the Cameo. Happy Birthday to you in advance! :)

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  6. Jin you always amaze me on your project with LD and how easy it SEEMs LOL
    I so can't wait to break out my cameo and do some of these wonderful projects with my file I keep collecting
    Royal Hugs
    The Queen

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  7. Jin these are sooo cute! My 8yr old daughter would LOVE them. But I'm not sure I'll make them since I know she'll bug me for more and more! I know what you mean about wanting a breather, I have 4 kids home for the summer and I may just go nuts soon!
    Cindy:)

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  8. These are so adorable! I finally broke down and started using my Cameo (had it since end of Jan.) and I am loving it! There are so many great projects that I am dying to try, but I am still just learning SSDE. Thank goodness for all of your amazing tutorials, or else I would be in trouble! LOL!
    Thanks for always inspiring me with you creativity. :)
    Lori

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  9. These are fantastic - never knew they made sticker paper before. The grand-daughters would love these.

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  10. I had been making stickers with my Xyron maker, but I only have the small one so anything over 1.5" did not fit. I had no idea you could buy 8.5x11 sheets of sticker paper! Cool!

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  11. Hey Jin,
    These are fantastic. What font did you use for the word "STICKERS."?
    Thanks for always inspiring me.

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    1. Hi Linda! The font that I used was Century Gothic.

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  12. Love them and so will the grands!!!

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  13. I love these and so will my boys. I'm going to try it this evening. Can you tell me what the equivalent tool is for the offset in MTC please? Also, does it have to be a graphic set as I only have the svgs? Thanks

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    1. Hey Laura, to make an offset in MTC, just use the Shadow Layer tool. You can use either LD graphics or SVGs for print-and-cut so yes, you can use the LD SVGs for this project. :)

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    2. Thanks Jin. The Shadow Layer tool is working great for a single layered object but I'm having a bit of trouble for something made up of multiple layers. I'm using the Pretty Pops Cut It Set. It works fine for the 'Pop fold' but if I try and create a shadow layer for one of the decorated ice lollies then it crashes. If I try and join or weld all the shapes then you can't see all the different colours in the print preview. What am I missing? I've tried looking through old tutorials and can't seem to find this info. - sorry if you've already covered this before.

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    3. Hi, me again - just wanted to let you know that I worked it out. I hope you're having a great vacation. Thanks, Laura

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  14. Okay I am curious to what makes this paper qualify as sticker paper? Is it the shine? I have full sheets of paper that is on a backing and has permanent adhesive on it. Would that work just as well?

    Also I wonder if the adhesive gums up the blade?

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    1. I suppose you could try using any adhesive-backed paper to make stickers but for what it's worth, this Sticker Paper has worked very well for me. I have printed and cut many stickers with it and my blade is still working great. Come to think of it, it cuts this sticker paper a lot better than a lot of other cardstock. Hmmm...

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  15. Hi Jin - This project is beyond cute! But i can't get past the first step of preparing the box in SSDE. How did you do that so that when using object, modify, subtract the offset and words "stickers" stay. I've tried and tried and just can't get it to work. Can you provide me with a step by step? What's your magic recipe?

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  16. This is amazing! I am anxiously awaiting my Cameo! Can't wait to create stickers. I had no idea. Can you tell me what "kiss cutting" is? Is it a Silhouette term? Just wondering what the difference is between the full sheet of stickers you created and the kiss cutting you mentioned. Thanks so much.

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    1. To "kiss-cut" means to cut through only the top layer and not through the backing paper. It is a term that is commonly used when cutting vinyl but I used it here too because sticker paper comes in two layers- the top sticky paper, and its backing. :-)

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  17. Did you "kiss cut" a full 8.5X11 sheet and then just cut it with scissors or paper trimmer to the 2.5 square sheets? Thanks!

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    1. I "kiss cut" the individual stickers first and then without removing the mat, change the settings to cut the squares with the Cameo. :)

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  18. Love your tutorials and darling projects. Can you tell me- do you put the sticker paper on the matt or just feed it into the cutter?

    Thanks Jin!

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  19. I can't say thank you enough - I was looking for a way to do kiss cut stickers from full sheet stickers and that's exactly what you provided. THANK YOU!!!

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  20. Hi Jin- me again! I'm trying to make stickers from the Mommy and Me icons from LD. They are round images that look like little round stickers. When I try to offset it comes up square with rounded corners instead of following the edge of the graphic. This also happens when I try doing an offset of a little girl- it comes up a rectangle. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks!

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  21. You need to make a trace before making an offset. See this tutorial for a detailed explanation: http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/2012/10/silhouette-studio-tutorial-for.html

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  22. Jin- YOU ROCK. just in case no one has told you this today.

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  23. Hi Jin,

    This is awesome, can you explain how you created the arched stickers font text around the window portion of the box. I can't seem to figure out how to create the arch when creating the text.

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  24. I LOVE this tutorial! I did stickers for Valentine's using LD's Be My Matey- Cutest EVER!! Thanks!

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  25. Jin your projects always look so good, so professional. Could you do a video on doing the circular text in SIL i am having so much trouble with this!
    Thanks
    dsc105@ live.com

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  26. I am dancing when I write this because I have just made my first stickers (mommy and me) ever and they have turned out soooo cute! I can't thank you enough Jin for showing me how to do it! Will have to resume my dance now!
    Maddie

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    1. YAY, Maddie!!! I'm dancing with you! :D I love making stickers and I'm so happy that you are making them too! Have fun! :D

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  27. hi, pretty things uve got <3 i just wanted to know, do u use adobe illustrator and Photoshop then just save them as svg file then load them to the silhouette software? i have drawings thats i made in both programs that i wanted to turn into paper stickers. thanks ;))

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