Friday, 5 February 2021

Make your own journal stickers

I decided that it would be great to have some more relevant stickers for my Needlework Book of Days - so I decided to make my own.

I took some photographs from my blog, Shortbread & Ginger, reduced them in size and added them to a A4 page in Publisher (you could use Word).  I made some of them into shapes like hearts and circles and added these too.  I choose photographs of my knitting, cross stitch, vintage china, flowers - all sorts of things!

I got some special sticker paper which can be used with inkjet printers and printed the page I had made.  (My first page didn't fully load because I forgot to change paper type to special on the printer!  But I got enough to start with.)  I sat and cut them out while watching tv - didn't take long and actually quite satisfying!

Then I added a couple to my Book of Days!  Perfect.  You could do this with family photographs and all sorts of pictures to add to any journal, diary, planner or calendar.  Using sticker paper (I got mine from Amazon) saves you having to find glue and means that you can have lots saved for adding when required.  I also made a "hidden" paperclip with a cute little bird picture.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Love, Liz


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...
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Catherine said...

Hello Liz
It is quite a good idea looks great!the bird one is very nice. Have you finish you crochet blanket?
I am doing some crochet at the moment.
I wish you a good weekend.

50 and counting said...

I'd love to try that BUT our printer hates us. Won't talk to the desktop, laptop or phone unless our youngest son is in the hourse.

Granny Marigold said...

You are very creative. I think I'll try to make a hidden paper clip. I should manage something that looks simple.

Olde Dame Holly said...

I like those stickers and the layered paperclip very much indeed! Don't forget the free Canva program, too, that is online. It makes it easy to add type if desired. Fussy-cutting stickers is fun!

Polyester Princess said...

What a great idea those journal stickers are, and that hidden paperclip is absolutely gorgeous! xxx

Kim said...

What a fabulous idea to make stickers from your photos. I didn't know there was such a thing as sticker paper you could print images on. Thank you for letting us all know