Are you intimidated by the thought of making stickers? DON'T BE! Even if you are a beginner Cricut crafter - stickers may seem like a hard thing to make but I was SHOCKED by how easy they are. Start making sticker sheets today with your Cricut in only three steps!
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Materials and Tools Needed:
If you are here, I am assuming you already own a Cricut machine, Silhouette machine or Brother Scan n Cut. These will be used to kiss cut the stickers. The remaining tool needed is just a printer. I just upgraded my inkjet printer to an Epson eco-tank. Shop around if you can for these, I was able to grab mine on sale for under $175. The color is excellent and the ink will last you such a long time! They are totally worth the investment. Materials: I am using Koala Vinyl Sticker Paper, they also have regular sticker sheets available (shown in my YouTube video above). The biggest difference is the regular sticker paper is not water proof and the vinyl sticker paper is. HOWEVER, you need to remember that not all ink is waterproof so hence your stickers aren't waterproof just because the paper is.
How to Make Sticker Sheets in Cricut Design Space
I used the hulk images and text I had already in my computer from my sons fourth birthday. Since I was testing out how to make stickers I figured, why not make them for him. You can use ANY image you want for stickers because we are using print and cut and not cutting each layer, you can upload as a PNG or JPEG. To see how you can move images you draw on Procreate to your Cricut, check out my YouTube video above.
Once I had everything uploaded, I added an offset to my stickers. I kept this offset super small, around .15. It can be as big or small as you want and honestly if you want the sticker sheet to just be the image you can skip this step all together and just roll with the image as is. Note: If the image has multiple pieces, like a name, an offset is needed to make the sticker one piece.
After you have the images offset (or not) you will flatten those layers together. This is going to make the image a print and cut image. You will want to make sure you do each image and offset individually.
Now You can duplicate all the stickers you would like and send to your printer. I like to add a rectangle in the back before I send to my printer and here is why - I want to see how many stickers I can fit onto one print and cut page. But don't be fooled! Cricut tells you the max size is 9x6.25 but this isn't correct! You can almost do a full sheet (8x11). So test out moving the stickers around on the print and cut page. Just remember if you put a white offset you won't be able to see it.
For my print settings, I always use the printer dialogue and since I am using the white offset I removed the bleed (this is important if you didn't add an offset. I printed on the highest quality for my printer.
Cricut settings: since I am using the Koala vinyl sticker paper I went with the premium vinyl setting. This gave a beautiful kiss cut to my stickers while maintaining the backing of the sheet.
My last step after my Cricut machine did all of it's cutting, I manually went around with the slide cutter and cut off the edges to give it a cleaner look. This step is TOTALLY optional.
And that's how you make a sticker sheet in Cricut Design Space! Flatten, Print, Cut! It's that simple!