Kids Crafts: Sticker Fun

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Types of Stickers

Stickers may be the easiest craft supply to entertain kids. They’re easy to use and can be very beautiful! While stickers can be fun on their own, there are so many fun and creative ways to use them out there. Check out a few of our favorites.

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Teach kids about shapes and let them create wonderful paintings with stickers! Using stickers as a kind of “stencil negative” is a fun way to take children’s art to the next level. Use alphabet stickers to spell out words, or different shapes to create unique artwork. Find shapes to match seasons and create personal cards!

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From Address Labels to Decorative Stickers

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By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.

I have more address labels than I know what to do with – I haven’t ordered them in years, they just come in the mail and keep on arriving. I hate to throw them out, but they’ve gotten to the point where they’ve now formed a pile. I needed to do something with them and realized that I could easily revamp them to make stickers for cards, envelopes, notes and various other items that I was already using stickers on.

What you’ll need:

Address labels
Mod Podge for paper
Colored cardstock
Scissors
Large Self-Adhesive Rhinestone

Bow punch
Embellishments

Step 1: Trim the address label if you’d like. You can usually make two stickers out of one address label. I was using a very wide one so I only slightly trimmed one edge.

Step 2: Use the Mod Podge to glue a piece of colored cardstock to the non-sticky side of the label, then trim to size. Make sure not to get glue on the sides of the label so the backing will be able to come off.

Step 3: Cut a thin sliver of another color cardstock – punch a bow out of the same color.

Step 4: Adhere the sliver of cardstock across the center of the label then glue the bow onto the center of it.

Step 5: Run your nail over the edges of the label to remove any glue so when you need to remove the backing, you’ll be able to do so without a problem.

Step 6: Attach the rhinestone to the center of the bow. Or any embellishment you prefer. You may want to use a strong glue to attach it so it adds some extra reinforcement, especially if you are mailing the envelope that the sticker is going on.

Mini Alpha Stickers

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By Scrapbook & Paper Crafts Contributor Jennifer, from the blog “So Many Products, So Little Time”.

I love to use Mini Alpha Stickers in my card marking.  I have a huge collection of various sizes, colors and fonts and I love that so many companies now create these tiny alphas.  Not only do they come in black and white, but they are now available in every color of the rainbow, so they can match any project.  If you aren’t a card maker, they are also great for journaling on a layout or in a mini album.

To make this card:

  • Create a card base from white cardstock or use a premade card base.  You can also make the card base from the patterned paper – if it’s a two sided paper, you end up with a colorful inside to the card. I used My Little Shoebox “Green” Collection papers & stickers.
  • Affix journaling sticker and tree sticker.  Cut another tree from patterned paper and adhere using pop dots for dimension.
  • Add jewels to the tree trunks.
  • Use the Mini Alpha Stickers to spell the sentiment.
  • If you do not have this paper collection don’t worry.  You can use other stickers and papers and just use my card as a sketch to get you started.  

Oh, Baby! Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

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Oh Baby! Onesie Card

Is there a baby in your future?  Whether you need a card to make the announcement or say congratulations, this card is perfect for the occasion.  It’s a great card for a little girl or boy or even to keep everyone guessing what the baby will be before it arrives just by the colors you choose to create it.

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Ask The Experts

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

Peg’s Crafting Corner

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Do I really need a scoring board ?

A: It is a really handy tool to have not only to get a good score line on card bases, but to also use for marking score lines in such projects as gift boxes and baskets. They are a great tool to create embossed lines in things like photo mats, too.

 

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Is there another use for a scrapbook photo album since I don’t scrapbook?

A: They make great organizational items. For example, use a sheet of acetate to place your acrylic stamps on and then slide the sheets into the pages of the scrapbook album to store them all together. Use them to, also, store sheets of stickers or loose ones in. Keep the projects that you are working on in them, too. They are very handy to have even if you aren’t a scrapbooker.

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I’ve seen cards with round corners. How are they made?

A:  There are many types of punches that CreateForLess carries that create rounded corners.  Some will punch a fancy corner while others are made just to leave a rounded edge.  They are a nice look for handmade cards.

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What is a good way to store my markers?

  1. A: The most important thing is to keep them laying down so that the ink does not flow to either end. This will help keep them ready to use.  Pen trays are a great way to accomplish this.

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Coredinations Cardstock

 

I have seen cardstock that is has been embossed and there’s another color showing through on the cardstock. How is that done?

A: A great way to achieve this look is by using a sandable cardstock such as Coredinations. It can be sanded before being embossed or the raised surface can be lightly sanded for a totally different look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While on Vacation Cards to Share

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

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While on Vacation Cards to Share

Are you going on vacation, but still want to let friends and family know that you are thinking of them?  Are you one that’s not into sending just a post card because you’d rather give handmade?  Create these fun “While on Vacation” cards before you leave and tuck them inside a suitcase with some envelopes.  When you’re on vacation take one out and drop it in the mail.

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Celebrate Your Patriotism with this Red, White and Blue Banner

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By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor

Peg Rounds

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Celebrate this upcoming Fourth of July with a festive banner.

Create this fun banner to show your patriotism this July 4th or all year long.  Create more than one for any season or occasion.  This easy to make banner is perfect for any door or any July 4th party.  Create several of them and hang them around your house or patio to decorate for those 4th of July cookouts.  They make any time fun!

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