Easy Homemade Stickers

Due to my old broken book fetish, and general love of all things paper, I have accumulated quite the collection of paper.  As you all know I have made beads, bowls, jewelry, creatures, and more with my abundant paper supply.  I am always on the lookout for what else I can make with my medium of choice.  Recently I came upon someone with handmade stickers made using vintage maps.  I got to thinking how I could make my own.

Here’s what I used:

Cute, fun, or interesting paper

Full sheet sticker labels-These can be pricey.  I luckily had some leftover from fundraising projects we did years ago.

Die punches- These can also be spendy.  To save fundage on these I waited until they went on sale at Michael’s for 50% off.

A glue stick *Edit*  I have discovered that rubber cement is much more reliable.  With the glue stick there is a 50/50 chance it will give out.  No matter what glue you use, it is imperative to peel the sticker away from the backing slowly and carefully.

First, I cut the sticker paper to size with my chosen paper.

Next, I thoroughly coated the back of my paper with glue, being careful to cover the entire thing.

Then, I slowly smoothed the glued side of the paper onto the label, pressing firmly.

Finally, I punched out my shape.

Voila!  A one of a kind, super cute sticker was born!

And then I kept going…

and going…

and going.

I was unstoppable.

These are going to go on the summer craft list for the boys.  I know we have some chewed up Dr. Suess books, courtesy of a certain rotten dog named Bug, that would lend themselves nicely to fun stickers for the boys.

If you like the stickers, but don’t want to fuss with making them, check out my Etsy shop and buy some for yourself.  Each sticker is guaranteed to be a one of a kind.  They would be great for letter seals, scrapbooking or just adding cuteness to any old thing.

AND, because I love you, I will be giving away 30 stickers to a random commenter.  So leave a comment and you could be 30 stickers richer by the end of the week!  Don’t be shy, you know you want them!

You have until midnight Wednesday, May 9th to enter.  I will use a random number generator to choose the winner and announce it on Thursday.

Good luck and “may the odds be ever in your favor”.

Shout out to the “Hunger Games” for being a good read and super quotable.

** Update 5/9/12 

I’ve decided to extend the timeline for the sticker giveaway.  You now have until midnight, May 14th to enter.  This will allow late readers time to enter.  I’ll announce the wiener (snort, snort) Tuesday the 15th.   Don’t think that you can’t enter to win just because we know each other.  So far I know at least 50% of my readers on some level.  Some of you are old friends from school, some are cancer world friends, some are family-don’t let that stop you.  The winner will be chosen at random.   Oh and don’t worry, commenting doesn’t sign you up for mailing lists or any other such nonsense.  And free stuff is always awesome, soooo enter, enter, enter!

12 Comments

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12 responses to “Easy Homemade Stickers

  1. Donna Hettlage

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! You are just too creative Amy! 🙂 I love that! And truly, your talent inspires me. I especially LOVE the Nobody Listens to Andrew collection. They remind me so much of my ten year old. 🙂 Keep up the great work!!

    • You are so kind, Donna! Thank you! The Nobody Listens to Andrew are my very favorite too! I will be sending your stickers out soon and I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for being such a loyal supporter!

  2. Ma

    Oh how I ❤ the dragonflies, hearts, musical notes, Nobody Listens to Andrew, and Curious George! Dr. Suess is a great idea too. I'm kinda thinking you have some sort of Art goggles attached to your brain! Makes me wonder how many people toss out old paper and books that are so useful in the right hands?!? The stickers are a clever gift idea! Could you make some fridge magnets too? When you have spare time that is! ;D ❤

    • Thanks, Ma! I love the magnet idea and have added it to my list of things to do. I really appreciate the art goggle compliment. Super sweet! Too many people toss out stuff that would be useful, as you say, “in the right hands”. Beauty isn’t the only thing in the eye of the beholder, clearly usefulness and potential are too.

  3. Joan kellogg

    MEMEME

  4. Marie

    Those are really cute!

  5. Tawny

    Those are awesome! I especially like the dragonflies.

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