Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jin's Dear Diary { Clear } Stickers

Have you played with this month's featured LD alphabet yet? Every month, LD gives away some free files and along with that, they also feature an alphabet. While you cannot download the whole set for free, LD allows you to use their Try Me Now tool to make phrases. You can download as many phrases as you like. You can use them for titles for your scrapbook or sentiments for your handmade cards. Click HERE for a detailed explanation on how to get your free Alphabet sample.

The featured Alphabet for April is Dear Diary. I have loved the Dear Diary collection forever but strangely enough, I have never played with the alphabet. Until now.

Using Silhouette Studio DE (Legacy version), I imported some fun phrases along with the names of my daughter's friends onto the virtual mat. Instead of tracing, I drew rectangles around the graphics with the rounded rectangle tool.

I thought that these labels would look even cuter as clear stickers so I prepared to print-and-cut on the Silhouette brand of printable clear sticker paper. My previous clear sticker project (click HERE for that post) turned out beautifully and so I did not think twice about using the same Canon inkjet printer. While the printout looked fine, I was bothered by the occasional smudge. I decided to try again but this time with my Canon MF8280 laser printer.

I had never used this laser printer on clear sticker papers and so I messed up the first sheet by selecting the wrong setting. The printout was one huge mess! I was worried that I had broken the machine but fortunately my second printout (with the printer set to print at "Transparency") turned out beautifully.

I was delighted with the clear stickers! The colors are so bright and they are simply perfect for my tween girls! If you have not played with the alphabet, click HERE to download your free samples. 

If you are reading this post after April 2015, chances are the Dear Diary alphabet is no longer free. Luckily it will still be available for purchase at THIS LINK.

File used:
Dear Diary Alphabet (graphic) set

Other products:
Silhouette brand printable clear sticker paper


  1. Thanks for posting this really neat it...funny I downloaded all the same words you strange is that...I also used summer words as well, they came out fabulous...Popsicle, splish splash, lazy river, thanks again for the thumbs up, really appreciate it...

  2. Hi Jin! I´m from Brazil and love your blog! What version of silhouette you are using? I´m still at version 2 Do you recomend the download to version 3?

  3. These stickers are so cute! I have this alphabet but haven't ever used it so thanks for the inspiration! Wish I had a laser printer:(. I think I'll try this with my inkjet anyway.