Have you seen those big, fancy stickers that people use for seals on their packages? Have you priced them out lately? Wanna know a secret? They're super-simple to make. I will teach you how to make your own stickers and seals.
You'll need the following items:
- Something decorative. I'm using scrapbook paper in these pictures but have used everything from fabric to old book pages to maps. You can even use photos!
- A Xyron or similar. You can use double-stick tape sheets, too.
- Assorted decorative punches
Now, to start! Trim your paper down to size. The xyron I'm using is 5 inches wide and my paper was 6×6. I simply folded about 1 1/4 inches and used my fingernails to make a sharp crease so I could tear it. If you want to be fancy, you could use a papercutter, but a smooth edge isn't important.
Feed the paper into the xyron. Turn the knob until the paper comes out the back. It will now have adhesive on the back, plus a peel sheet.
Voila! Now, choose a punch and punch out your shapes!
These are the punches I got out at the beginning of the project. Hmmm…I think I'll use the circle.
Line it up, then punch your shapes out. Try to get them close without overlapping.
Stickers! Just peel and stick! They make a great base for stamping, too. If you use heavier paper, they are easier to peel. Just a tip.
Total time – 5-10 minutes
Price – practically nothing once you have the xyron.