Oh, how I love stickers! I want to show you just how super easy it is to make print and cut stickers! I love being able to create stickers in the colors I want and personalize them exactly how I want them. And there are so many uses for print and cut stickers.
I also created a video shown further down below, to show you just how easy the process is to create print and cut stickers. But first, let me show you a few or more examples of how you can use stickers.
- Stickers can be fun
- Stickers can be funny
- Stickers can be beautiful
- Stickers can be helpful
- Stickers can be reminders
- Stickers can be snarky
- Stickers can be personal
- Stickers can be rewards
- Stickers can be gifts
- Stickers can just be so fun to create!
Print and Cut Sticker Ideas
I can still remember how much fun it was to use stickers when I was a little girl. Remember sticker books and sticker doll books?!? So much fun using stickers to dress up the girl and boy drawings!
Fast forward a few centuries and them some and oh my, let me count the ways I use stickers now! I’ll even provide suggestions for ways you may want to use print and cut stickers.
- Gift tags
- Business Labels
- Thank you stickers
- Tracking Info
- Return Labels
- Laptop Stickers
- Address Stickers
- Custom Labels
- Name Tags
- Sentiments Stickers
- Print and Color Stickers
- Motivation Stickers
- Wedding Stickers
- Special Occasion Stickers
- Photo Stickers
- Hand Drawn Stickers
Print and Cut using Patterns
Did you know Cricut Design Space has patterns? Plus you can upload any patterns you’ve purchased or created or even use photos as a pattern!
I will show you how to do this simple process in my video. I believe it’s best to learn this way by me showing you the simple exact steps. You can even pause the video if needed to practice and design, how fun and helpful is that!
4 FREE Sticker Templates
I created 4 Cricut Sticker shapes Templates for you that is the perfect size that Cricut allows for a print and cut. The maximum image size for Print and Cut is W=6.75 X H=9.25. So this is also the size I made the templates for you.
Simply locate my free templates in my Resource Library and download them to your computer and upload them into Cricut Design Space, which I show you how to do in my video too!
Then all you need to do is choose what images or patterns or fonts you want to use to add to the templates.
7 FREE Sticker Sheets
Yup! I even created a gift for you to make your life easier in case you don’t have time to create some of your own stickers.
I thought to myself long and hard of what kind would truly help you. I decided upon some cute Birthday Banner Stickers that also include a “Party Time” Flag sticker and a “Celebrate” Flag sticker.
Plus, yes there is MORE! Yay!
I created stickers for watering plants reminders. One sheet has indoor plant stickers and also a sprinkler for the outdoor plant stickers.
I created stickers for Garbage week to include one of a “Green Waste” sticker and a “Recycling” sticker.
I created stickers for cleaning. One is a vacuum and the other is a spray bottle.
And last but not least I created some positive sentiments in some fun colors to spread some positivity and inspiration your way, all created with Love ♥
Again, you can find these freebies in my Resource Library.
Supplies for Print and Cut Stickers
My two favorite sticker papers so far. I’ve used these with both my Explore and Cricut Maker. Sadly I had problems loading the Cricut brand sticker paper in my printer. It’s great quality but due to it’s stiffness or thickness unless you have a front loading printer where the paper only loads straight in and straight out then I’d advise the two I listed below that I’ve had nothing but success with.
Silhouette Printable Sticker Paper (My Favorite)
Avery White Sticker Project Paper (It’s great sticker paper but thinner then Silhouette brand)
Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Note: You can not print and cut with Cricut Joy. The Cricut Joy is designed to Draw and Cut only.
Special note about using sticker paper with both Cricut Cutting Machines per Cricut:
Important: Reflective materials, colored materials, or materials containing any kind of pattern may interfere with the cut sensor marks being read by the Cricut Explore machine. We recommend using an Inkjet Printer and 8.5″ x 11″ white materials for all your Print Then Cut projects with Cricut Explore. The Cricut Maker, though, can Print Then Cut on light to medium colored papers.
Should you run into any issues while doing a Print and Cut Sticker or Project, I would look into Cricut’s troubleshooting information.
Which Sticker Setting in Cricut Design Space?
I have had the best success using the following settings:
- Sticker Paper, Removable (My favorite setting)
- Sticky Note
Improving Print and Cut Quality
There is one important setting some are forgetting to change for their stickers. I want to be sure you know this step so your stickers will always look AMAZING!
I will also show this very step in my video as well.
Ok, so let’s say you’ve finished designing your stickers or simply want to upload the free ones I gave you. If you designed them be sure to select all and choose to flatten in the lower right-hand corner of Design Space. Then Click on “Make It” and then “Continue”.
Design Space will locate your Cricut. Next step is to click on “Send to Printer”.
The next screen is where the quality options are in addition to “Bleed” I always like to have the Bleed toggled to green (on) so the cuts come out super nice, but it’s a personal preference.
Be sure when making print and cut stickers to “always” select “Use system dialog” This toggle always defaults to “Off”. If you do not turn this on and make your adjustments on the next screen, the quality of your stickers will NOT be as good.
I even printed out 2 sticker sheets. I took an un-edited photo of them both side by side so I could show you the difference.
The one on the left is when I did not adjust my printer settings. The one on the right, I did make a change and in person, the quality of the printing on the stickers on the right is AMAZING! Kind of hard to see on the computer screen via photo but in person, it’s like night and day.
The colors came out true to life and so much more vibrant!
OK, back to the instructions 😊 This will open up your printer’s properties settings for you. Then click on “Print”
Different models of printers will have different looking Printer Properties. Here is a picture of mine as today I was using my Brother printer which by the way is discontinued and old. I wanted to mention this so you know you do not have to have a brand new printer to have good quality stickers. Good to know!
I am going to select “Preferences” on mine. But what your looking for is to change your “media type” (type of paper) and “print-quality” and “color mode”
Tip! If you do not see your printer set up screen after you click on “Print” Be sure to slide your Design Space down a little bit as the Print Set up screen may have come up “behind” Design Space but you can not see it until you drag DS down.
In the picture above I only needed to change my “Media Type” to “other photo paper”. You want to let your printer know you are not using regular copy paper as it makes a big difference in the finished product. It will take longer to print but trust me it will look so much better!
You can decide if you want to tweak any other settings depending on what your printer’s settings are at default. The pic below is how I keep my setting choices for all my stickers.
I hope this helps as I know my picture may not look like yours. If you have any questions you can leave a comment or you can email me or leave a question on my YouTube channel ✔
Once you choose your settings, click OK and then Print. That’s it. It’s really quite simple!
Video of How to make Print and Cut Stickers
Well there you have it! Many important tips to ease your way into creating your Print and Cut Stickers.
Looking for other fun and easy Cricut Tutorials?
- Dimensional Paper Art Cards
- Engraving Acrylic with a Cricut Maker
- Cricut Easy Press Mini Project-Using HTV
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