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Let me preface that I am in no way trying to lay claim to this tip. I have not seen it posted anywhere before, but I know I cannot be the first person to come up with this idea. However, I do believe I came up with it on my own.

I keep seeing thse mini letter stickers on lots of talented scrapbookers projects. I decided I wanted some. But I had some dilemas. (1) I have two kids and can’t just pop into the scrapbook store when I want and (2) I hate to buy something if I can make it. So to appease my need for instant gratification, I began to ponder how I might be able to come up with something similar enough to those letter stickers. Below are some pictures and simple steps on how I came about my success.

I decided to open Word and type lines of each letter of the alphabet. I think I used a size 12 or 14 font in Times New Roman. Nothing fancy! I placed a blank line in between each letter at a size 6 font because I knew I would be trimming them into strips and wanted some extra wiggle room. I did them in black and printed on white cardstock. Then I changed the font color to brown and printed those out on white cardstock. Here’s what they looked like printed out.

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Then I busted out my handy dandy paper trimmer and began slicing the rows of letters into strips. Note: I didn’t get all anal about making each row the exact same width. I eyeballed it based on the size of the letter. So my lowercase “a” row is going to be thinner than my lower case “l”. Here’s the finished product. Yes, that is the same carpet, I just got lazy in my photoediting hence why it looks different in this picture.

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Now I have all these strips of letters and whenever I wish to have that letter sticker look I am talking about, I find the correct strip and snip off one of the letters. Then I just drag all the edges across my inking tool with the right ink color and voila! I have letter stickers to help me with my journaling and/or titles.

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The great thing is you can make these whatever color font you want, whatever font style you want, whatever font size you want, and can print on whatever color paper you want. Thus making the possibilities seemingly endless.

~ Krista

Hi all!  Check this out:st-08_27This week’s scraptherapy is the ultra darling “Live, Love, Laugh circle book” designed by Doreen.  I love this little book…AND…it is a bargain at twice the price!  This could be used as a little friendship book, a cute card…you name it!  See all of you beautiful girls Thursday!

Dr. Ho

So I can’t even believe I am going to share this with you and if I am kicked off the design team for having admitted this, well then I guess I won’t be able to blame Trish. A few weeks back, after doing my normal blog hopping, I decided that I was really liking this Kraft paper trend. I know it’s not exactly a new trend, but it takes me a while to jump on board with things. So anyways, I liked this Kraft paper and wanted to get my hands on some. Never wanting to spend my money elsewhere when I can spend it at SGT, I shot off an email to Michelle asking if we had ever carried and it and if we could carry it. Here comes the embarassing part … her response was that we have been carrying it for the past couple of YEARS! Doh!!!!

So why am I telling you this? Well, because maybe there’s someone else out there like me (I hope I hope I hope). Who doesn’t take the time to scour every square inch of the store (like a good design team member does), and has been wanting to get their hands on some Kraft paper. It’s in the same area as all the cardstock. The day after I found this out, I ran in to get my hands on a pile of it. One of my DT layouts for September uses the Kraft paper. Here’s a peak at one of the pages. You have to come into the store to see both.

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I love Kraft paper because it really can coordinate with any paper line. It’s a great neutral. And though I didn’t do it for this particular project, stamping on it with black Staz On makes it look marvelous!

Happy Kraft-ing!

~ Krista

PS – Here’s hoping I am not fired after this confession.


Posted on: August 25, 2009

Thought I would stop by and send a big SGT “Hello” your way.  Here is a little card I wipped up with a few scraps I had on hand.  The paper is My Minds Eye, added a few brads, some trim, and the tag is a digital design by Katie Pertiet.  Enjoy, Julie

My Miinds Eye card (Small)

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