Make your own foiled stickers

Here’s some quick tips that I found useful for myself:

  • Buy foil on Amazon for a more economical approach to being able to get your hands on a variety of colors for more bang for your buck

  • I bought a laminator as a lightening deal on Amazon for only $12. I was apprehensive of the price and the low reviews but it does the trick! I got a simple Intey brand laminator but I have not tested others and can’t speak for the quality. I do know many use the amazon basics brand (my roommate has one that she keeps in her elementary classroom)

  • PARCHMENT PAPER—I found that I don’t have to shell out money for protector sleeves. I made my own using parchment paper I had in the kitchen. WARNING: I don’t know what that could do to your machine or how it’ll react to what you’re making. For me—worked perfectly and now I can custom make different sizes and reuse or recreate as needed.

  • I ran my stickers through the laminator a few times. I also flipped it just in case (e.g. face up design and face down design).

  • I received poor low quality prints using Cricut print and cut. I “hacked” it by printing and ‘saving as a pdf’ rather than sending it to a printer. I then used illustrator to superimpose the same sticker sheet over the cut and print file. I printed through illustrator and received MUCH BETTER quality prints. This improved the quality of the foil adhering to the toner too

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For those of you interested in the foiling process you can check out this video I came across to help me (among a LOT of great and useful ones on youtube) that goes through some of the basics of the foiling process.