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…
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!