Hello everyone! It's been about 6 months since I wrote up my first blog post talking about my process on how I make my prints and stickers at home, and since then I've slightly changed how I cut my stickers. So in this post, I'll be going over my updated process!
I won't be going in depth on materials here because nothing has really changed, but ONE thing did change. I upgraded my old Cricut Explore Air to the Cricut Explore Air 2 (in cherry blossom pink!) The reason why I upgraded was because my old one that I got 4 years ago (2016) started having connectivity issues through both the cable and Bluetooth. So every time I would cut a sheet, it would disconnect and I would have to restart the whole cutting process again which is a pain. Especially with my updated new cutting process which I'll get into shortly.
The upgrade is nice and all, but it still does the same thing as my old Cricut. So if my old one still worked and connected properly, I'd still be using it. I think the port for the cable was faulty so I tried getting a Bluetooth adapter and cutting through that. That also didn't work very well, so my decision on getting a newer updated model came with the spring sale that Cricut had and I was able to get my new one with a discount!
That is all that has changed regarding materials. If you're interested in the materials I use and also process for my prints and stickers, please check out my past blog post here: CLICK ME :)
Now let's get into my updated cutting process!
Firstly I'd like to preface the steps with some thoughts of mine. I call this my KISSCUT-DIECUT stickers because it's like a hybrid of both cuts in one sticker, and it's also straight to the point lol. I was never too much of a sticker-sheet fan since it took some time to align things nicely AND it took up soo much space on my sticker paper. I think I would get a good 2 sticker-sheets out of a letter sized (8.5x11 inches) sheet of sticker paper. Don't get me wrong, sticker-sheets are really nice and it keeps all your designs together — especially if you have A LOT of small stickers like for planners or something. Then you wouldn't have a bunch of little sticker flakes all around you.
But for my personal preference and, I guess sticker style, it was better for me to cut them out all individually and it also maximizes the space on my sticker paper. Meaning that I could fit and cut more of the same design on the same sized sheet of sticker paper.
In this updated process I will also be using my strawberry painting as an example for visual aid!
I'll be starting off this process for AFTER you have your sticker drawn, illustrated or designed and saved as a .png file. This is my process, but it'll be written out with a more tutorial feel to it!
And that is all for my updated sticker cutting process! I hope it was easy to understand and that it was helpful to anyone who checks this post out. ;w; <3 Also if you're interested in more info regarding Prints and Stickers, please check out my past blog post here: CLICK ME :)
Here are some stickers that I've made using this process, you can see there's a small border around them which makes it easy to peel! (: Also if you can, please check out my online shop here where you can also grab these stickers for yourself!! SHOP: twirlyful.com