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Making Custom Silhouette Stickers 101

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Making custom stickers is really no different than print and cut.  And just like print and cut, once you  make your first set of stickers, you'll be hooked!!!

I'm prepping for my first craft fair and since I have some items that are hand wash only, I thought it would be a good idea to make some stickers to remind buyers that certain items can't be put in the dishwasher.  I'm putting the stickers both on my business cards and directly on the items, when possible.

The first thing I did was create my design. I wanted something pretty simple since my stickers are each less than 1".  I'm going to fly through this part since I have tutorials on every step along the way...click on any of the links if you get stuck (and of course these steps may or may not apply to your sticker design):
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Now you can fill your page with stickers. The easiest way to do this is from the Replicate window. Just select the design and at the bottom of the Replicate window click "Fill page.  This is what you get...

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Next I added registration marks. Remember to delete any stickers that are outside the safe cut line and those touching the gridded area.

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 This is better....

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Now I'm ready to print. I printed on the Silhouette brand White Silhouette Sticker, although my favorite (much cheaper) alternative is using full sheet postage labels!

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After I printed, I prepared to cut by changing the "Material Type' to White Sticker Paper in Studio and putting my printed sticker sheet onto the mat.

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My machine found the registration marks and cut beautifully.  That's called a 'kiss cut' when the blade cuts through the top sheet, but not the bottom.


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Then just peel up the top sheet to 'weed' and you've got your DIY custom stickers!

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And here's how I put them to good use...

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What occasion calls for you to whip out the sticker paper?  Leave me some comment love!

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