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How to Print & Cut Stickers

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE USING PROCREATE & IPAD

Before we start, this is just the steps that I take when creating a sticker sheet for my shop. Steps are (of course) also slightly different for die cut stickers and digital stickers. There are likely some little tricks I don’t know yet as well, since I have only been at this a year. If you need any clarification please leave questions in the comments, in case others are equally in need. Hope this helps!

STEP ONE: DESIGN STICKER SHEET

All of my stickers are made of my original artwork, so some may skip this step if you are purchasing artwork from someone else. I use the Procreate app (and sometimes Affinity Designer) to draw and then layout my sticker sheets. I split the sheet into separate layers so that I have one layer of the design (with a white bleed around it) and a second layer that is the backing sheet (so my logo or website is on this layer).

 

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STEP TWO: FORMAT THE STICKER SHEET TO PRINT

Cricut has an iPad app (Cricut Design Space for iPad) to print and cut the stickers from, but I like to use my computer instead, because it allows me to input specific print settings. So, I AirDrop the sticker layer and the backing sheet layer to my Mac and UPLOAD them (as a Print Then Cut image) both to Cricut Design Space as a new project.

I format both layers to size, and follow the prompts to cut my designs out. In most cases I am printing 4 x 6 inch sticker sheets. The backing layer is RESIZEd to 4 x 6 inches in size, and I adjust the sticker layer to about 3.75 inches wide and center it on the backing sheet. I can fit two sticker sheets on one 8.5 x 11 inch page, so I duplicate all of these layers and place them next to the first set.

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Note: In order to get the Cricut to cut the sticker sheet completely out I upload the backing sheet layer three times. I center them one on top of the other and then place the sticker design layer on top and center that. I have heard of some sticker makers needing five layers, it just depends on your machine.

Select everything on the board, and click ATTACH. This will hold both sticker sheets together on the page where they sit, while the Cricut cuts.

Next, I click MAKE IT, select the printer and cutting machine, and their respective settings. (These machines are not the same across the board, so everyone’s settings are a little bit different.) Once the printer knows how to print and the Cricut knows how much pressure to apply, I let it cut.

STEP THREE: PRINT

Once you have printed, your sticker sheets should look like the photo below.

printer print and cut settings

Place the full sheet onto your sticky Cricut mat and tap the blinking Cricut button on the machine to cut.

This whole process has become second nature to me so please let me know if you need any clarification. I tried to be as detailed as possible without being confusing but hopefully I didn’t leave anything out. It’s hard to know now that I have it down pat.

 

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hi, i'm v.

about v

Sticker maker, shop owner, Marine wife and mom.

ISTJ, Taurus, Type 5

I recently discovered bullet journaling, but have scrapbooked since grade school. I enjoy many aspects of papercrafting and share them here, along with any productivity tips I stumble across because ase I can tend to be a bit of an organization junkie as well.

You can contact me here.

what you can expect on the blog

  • papercrafting and journaling
  • intentional living and productivity
  • shop updates and behind the scenes
  • a personal post sprinkled here and there

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faq

What’s in your shop?

Stickers first and foremost. I started the shop after I realized I wasn't the only paper girl who was itching for simple stickers for women of color. You'll find digitally illustrated sticker sheets, die cut stickers, and printable/digital stickers. 

Limited-time products also include: magnets, bookmarks, post cards, and greeting cards. 


How’d you get started?

I started the blog almost five years ago as an outlet for myself, but it quickly transitioned into being just about my hobbies: travel, taking photos, and scrapbooking.

Through my blogging journey I discovered bullet journaling and my scrapbooking passions were re-ignited. I began sharing my journey with these and quickly saw a need for the stickers I was already making for myself. I gave myself six months to open up a shop, and half way through my time frame we lived through a pandemic. During my time at home I now had NO MORE excuses, so I opened up my shop!


Why the name Love Becomes Her?

I started the blog on Halloween night and one of my favorite movies (Death Becomes Her) was on. I was a major cynic back in the day but I felt that the name suited the blog because at the time so many of my blog posts were around my long-distance relationship with my now-husband. I always assumed I'd change the name later, but I think I just love it too much. It reminds me of how far I have come with learning love

 

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P.O. Box 621 Kaneohe, HI 96744