Saturday, April 16, 2011

OWH Sticker Skip


I don't often use stickers in my card making as I often find myself struggling. When I do I follow a these basic guidelines that I find helpful.

• Large stickers can often be used alone
• Grouped small stickers to create one focal point
• Teeny tiny stickers are often best left for the kids :)
• Buy coordinated papers & stickers

• Layers help to add dimension & detail

I bought my stickers and papers at Michael's at the same time so that I wouldn't struggle to find coordinates in my stash.

  
These cake stickers are puffy and shiny which I thought made them kind of fun and an easy way to add some dimension to the cards.


These flower stickers are also textured and raised. In the Thinking of You card  I popped the large red flower and the sentiment so that the card would have an even thickness (which is important if you want your cards to make it through the postal system in one piece) using the thinner foam tape by 3M, which I have always preferred because it allows me to cut pieces in whatever size I need. 


Thanks for skipping by today! If you didn't start at the beginning you'll want to go back to the OWH Stars & Stamps blog. Otherwise, your next (and last) stop on today's skip is #10 Samantha at Expressions of a Craftaholic.  Samantha is a Stampin Up demo and wife to one of our very own heroes. She has lots of wonderful stuff to see on her blog.


Today's Skip Stops:
 
1) OWH Stars and Stamps
2) Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings
3) Erica at Creative But Messy
4) Jan at Jan's Gone Stamping
5) Sherry at Bits of Cheer
6) Julie at Handmade by Julie
7) Velda at OldStamper Musings
8) John at John VM's Cards
9) Steph and Robin at SR Cards
10) Paula at Handmade by Paula

11) Samantha at Expressions of a Craftaholic

    Happy Crafting Everyone!
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    53 comments:

    Robin said...

    Paula that flower card is sooo cute! great job with the stickers

    helloholley said...

    OMGosh Paula!!! these are all so wonderful!!! You did a beautiful job!!!;)

    Nancy M said...

    These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing. This is my first skip (of any type) and I'm learning so much!

    Cora said...

    Such cheerful cards. Thanks for sharing. I guess I will have to look again at my stickers

    Hannah. F said...

    Love these Paula!

    Sherry Hickey said...

    Hi Paula, it's pouring rain here in VA (probably where you are, too) and your cards really brighten the day! TFS your tips on using stickers. I love the puffy stickers and your cards are adorable!

    Shirley G said...

    great cards Paula. I love the tips you gave in the beginning. TFS

    Sandi said...

    I love those flower stickers, they will really brighten up someone's day! Those birthday stickers are really cute also!

    airbornewife said...

    Paula.. what a fun group of cards. I love all the bright & cheery colors you used for them.. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

    Ann said...

    The bright colors are so much fun. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad I had time for a quick skip this morning. I'm loving all the ideas.

    annjerryk at aol dot com

    Seongsook Duncan said...

    Paula, your cards are so cute and cheerful. Love how you did with those stickers. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Velda said...

    You did a great job for someone who doesn't use stickers. You chose really colorful ones for your cards.

    Yvonne said...

    Paula, you did a great job coordinating your stickers with your papers. I really like the flower combinations and the dimension your stickers provide. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    Sue said...

    I love the flower background used with the flower stickers. Smart to purchase paper and stickers together.

    Misty said...

    Thank you Paula! They are all lovely and bring a bit of color on this dark, dreary, rainy day!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

    Ann said...

    What fun, fun cards, Paula! They are great! And thank you so much for the very helpful guidelines. It will help some of us that stuggle using stickers.

    Yolanda said...

    Love the puffies! My favorite is the cupcake card and its sweet sentiment.

    Samantha said...

    You are a sticker Champion! All of your cards turned out amazing!! You did such a beautiful job! I really like the cupcake ones and your ribbon!

    susiebee02 said...

    I love these cards! I really like how you used the puffy stickers!

    Just Me said...

    Beautiful flower cards. They are so bright and cheery

    Cherie said...

    Cute cards! I love that you used small and large stickers.

    Kathryn said...

    Nice job making your own petals for the flower cards. The puffy stickers are so cute!

    Ronda S said...

    Loving the flowers and how you incorporated them with the paper...just made them 'Pop". I certainly will be looking at my stickers with new eyes.

    Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

    now I am hungry for cake -

    great cards - love how the flower stickers pop on the paper you used.

    Barb Housner

    Andrea said...

    very colorful and fun. thanks for the tip about the mailing. i've had issues with my cards getting beat up or held for ransom (more postage) in the past because they were "bumpy". love, andrea

    digirl said...

    very helpful tips- and I love the colorful flowers!!!

    AllisonG said...

    Paula, I loved the cake and cupcake cards - so bright and colorful. The puffy stickers are really cool!

    mallisonr at aol dot com

    sandy said...

    I like the cake cards - they are so cute. Did you cut out the green for flowers' stems. Very nice.

    Jan Hunnicutt said...

    Hi Paula, I LOVE your sticker skip cards they are fabulous!

    Christy said...

    The flower card is super cute! I think I received some stickers in a swap recently and thought I'd never use them. Maybe I'll pull them out and have a go at it. TFS!

    Linda said...

    Outstanding job with both cards, but I like the flowered cards just a wee bit more. TFS!!!

    Julie said...

    Paula, I can't believe you went out and bought stickers, I could have had the World's Greatest Scrapbooker (aka my mom) donate some to you as well. She'd never have even noticed, trust me. Your cards turned out great - I like the idea of the puffy stickers adding dimension!

    andyjay said...

    Incredible cards! I especially liked the flower ones. Gorgeous! It's amazing what you did with stickers. Love your work, Paula. :)

    Sue D said...

    Beautiful cards using stickers!

    Anonymous said...

    these are great samples, lots of inspiration for using stickers!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    Dixie Cochran said...

    Paula, that's great advice about the paper and stickers being a match or at least a compliment. You managed to take some products you don't normally use and make them your own. Beautifully done!

    MizDenise said...

    Thanks for your helpful ideas

    Lynn said...

    Paula, those are all so bright and wonderful! Very cheery and happy!! Wow! TFS!
    hiscreation2 at hotmail dot com

    Cut n Paste said...

    You did a great job on these! I really love the flower ones!

    Lori said...

    The flower cards are my favorite. Great job!

    Dee N said...

    Wonderful innovative cards, Paula. You did a fantastic job.

    TN Granny said...

    Paula, the cards are darling but I agree with you I rarely use stickers. Your 3D stickers a darling though.
    Jeanine

    Barbara said...

    Great looking cards!! I think it is great way to use leftovers from other projects.

    Operation Write Home said...

    LOVE the poofy stickers, Paula - your designs really show them off beautifully!

    Auntie Marg said...

    the puffy stickers are so stinkin cute...TFS

    Patricia H said...

    Your cards are so bright and cheery!

    Dawn W said...

    These are super!!!!

    Cindy's Card Co said...

    Your cards are really cute, nicely placed stickers.

    Dolores A. said...

    Wonderful cards, Paula, as usual.
    Thanks for the suggestions and examples of what one can do with stickers.

    Kajikit said...

    Very bright and cheerful! The super-tiny stickers also make a good border... or if they're flowers you can put them at the center of a pieced flower for an extra focus.

    Carol L said...

    These are such cute cards and what a great use of those stickers! I love the flowers card!!

    Just A Pac Rat said...

    Wow great job with those stickers. How many cards did you make with what was shown in the picture? Just curious. TFS!

    circlebenterprises.com

    Paula S. said...

    Just A Pac Rat –––– I didn't use up everything but all told I would say I could get 4 cards out of each package of stickers (with some tiny ones left over) and that would still leave some unused paper as well. I typically buy 12 x 12 paper and cut it done to 4.25 x 5.5, which yields me 6 pieces and some scraps.

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