Just realized I was using the wrong term all along – it’s actually “Kiss Cut” not “Die Cut”!
So here is how to make Kiss Cut Stickers…
As soon as I received my ink and sticker paper I went crazy printing all my stickers for my planner! But I didn’t want a bunch of small cut stickers everywhere. I really wanted a silhouette and my husband was like what does the silhouette do? And I told him “it cuts the sticker paper lightly around each shape”, and just then an idea popped into my head!
Remember this quick tip about peeling your sticker sheet? Well what if I just cut lightly on the sticker itself? Hmm…well I quickly got up and tried it, and voila! Kiss cut stickers! Woop woop!
FYI this probably won’t be a great idea for more intricate pieces or curves and such, unless you’re handy with the exacto knife.
UPDATE: a new tool that’s great for cutting stickers is the gyro-cut. I haven’t used it for myself but I’ve heard from other planner addicts that this is easy to use and cut shapes out of your stickers easily! You can pick one up at amazon here:
So read on below to see how to make your own kiss cut stickers and keep all of your stickers on the same sheet! No more little stickers everywhere! Woo hoo!
You can find these same printable banner stickers here!
- Ruler (the one I am using is a metal ruler from target)
- Exacto Knife (mine is super old and probably not as sharp anymore)
- Printed Stickers on Sticker Paper
Line up the ruler along the edge of one side of the printed sticker paper and cut down with your exacto knife against the ruler. &…that’s basically it. haha. For the flag parts, just angle it and cut along that too.
- Cut them by columns and rows, and be sure to make each cut meet the previous cut so it peels off easily.
- Depending on your sticker paper, you may have to do it with a lighter or heavier hand.
- Also be sure to always keep the knife against the ruler or else you might stray like I did a few times.
|Cutting each row|
Cutting the flag part at an angle
|Woops! Cut too deep and ripped the paper, remember start with a light hand!|
|Voila! Kiss cut stickers, ready to use!|
This is how they look on my daily planner pages!
|Close up of my stickers in use! (banner stickers can be found here!)|
If you do end up using this method I would love to see pictures. Tag me on Instagram @wendafuldesigns or #wendaful
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