It’s really no secret that I LOVE stickers. When I found out about StickerYou.com, I knew that I just had to try it out. You can purchase sticker sheets (in USA at Hobby Lobby and at Mastermind and Scholar’s Choice in Canada) and head over to the StickerYou.com Make + Print website and create custom stickers. They provide some graphics or you can upload your own photos to use and you can add text as well using several fonts that are provided. Each sticker pack comes with a unique code that gives you access to the sticker design area and then a set number of times that you can print out your stickers. (If you don’t have sticker sheets you can design the stickers on the website and then pay to have them printed and sent to you!)
StickerYou has just become the first website in the world to allow kids to design their own stickers and instantly print them at home via their exciting new retail product called “Make+Print Your Own Stickers”. With the launch of this new product line, StickerYou is poised to revolutionize the sticker industry.
Each package of Make+Print offers flossy, blank sticker pages in a choice of shapes and sizes. Kids then go online to StickerYou.com to start creating. Using the award winning online Sticker Maker, they instantly access thousands of proprietary and licensed art images, and can even upload their own photos and images. They can also use the text and coloring tool that features a variety of fonts and special effects to maximize their creativity. And the ultimate reward is once they hit ‘print’, they have the finished product in their hands in just moments.
Glossy and removable, the blank sticker sheets are mess-free and compatible with any inkjet printer. Available in circles, rectangles, hearts, stars (and even iron-on transfers), each package offers from 40-108 stickers and retails for $13-$15. Make+Print Your Own Stickers can be found at retailers throughout North America in August 2011.
I had no trouble creating my stickers on their website. For my first sheet of stickers I used only provided graphics. Of my 8 stickers I had a Superman logo, a Batman logo, Superman and Wonder Woman, a Facebook “Like” icon, 2 mock tickets for concerts that otherwise won’t have tickets for my scrapbook (Using a combination of graphics and text), my name in animal letters and Charlie Brown playing baseball. I didn’t even begin to touch on all the graphics that are provided by the website. There are a LOT.
I did however have some trouble printing. I designed the page in Google Chrome, but later found out that this browser is not compatible and I should have used Firefox or Internet Explorer. I was able to load the sticker page on the other browser but when I tried to print (using a test sheet first so I wouldn’t ruin the sticker sheets!) it was only printing out part of the stickers. I then realized that I needed a more up to date version of Adobe Reader because to print the sheet, a PDF pops up. Finally, after 2 nights of struggling I managed to get everything to work – so keep this in mind if you are going to be trying this with you kids! Make sure that your Adobe Reader is up to date and you use Firefox or Internet Explorer. You might want to do a trial run first before the kids are around because judging on how impatient I was getting doing this myself, I can definitely see a kid having a meltdown.
For my second sheet, I decided to use photos that I had taken to create the stickers. I took 4 photos from the Stevie Nicks concert and for the remaining 4 stickers used the different fonts and colors to make setlist stickers. Now that I had all the issues with printing out of the way, this page went incredibly smoothly and I am really happy with how it came out and am currently trying to figure out what to do with the stickers to turn them in to my scrapbook layout for the show!
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