9.27.2011

Typing on Stickers

I know that alot of us love the look of typing or printing on stickers.  But if you're like me, you've found that often, it's tedious.

If it's printing you are trying to do, then removing the sticker from the paper you stuck it to before running  it through the printer can be challenging.

If it's typing, sometimes putting a whole sheet of stickers through the plenum means you end up with some of your stickers being ruined in the mechanism.

Today, I'd like to share a little tip I recently discovered which I think will have you typing on every sticker you can get your hands on.

Do you own a Ranger Non-Stick Craft sheet?  Well if you don't you NEED to!  This little sweetie is one of the most useful tools in the scrap room that I know of.  I have both the large, which is 15x18 and the small which is 9x12.  For this purpose, you need the smaller one.

All you have to do is choose the label sticker of your choice.  Stick it right to the middle of your non-stick craft sheet and insert it into your typewriter.  You can adjust it to get it exactly where you want it and type away. (hint, you can do more than one at a time too!)

I suspect that this can also be done with a printer, but seeing as my printer is persnickety and scarcely even wants to feed copy paper I can't verify that information.

Give it a try and let me know how it works out for you.  Oh, and you can very likely find one of these sheets at the local Michael's.  Get that 40% coupon ready to go!

I've photographed a bit of my process to show you below.  In this case, it wasn't a sticker but a card that was printed on very heavy cardstock.  I simply added some adhesive to the back of the card at the top side and fed it into my typewriter.

This is the piece stuck to the non-stick Kraft sheet.



Here you can see that I've got it fed into my typewriter and have begun typing.  Because a typewriter is accustomed to a pretty thin sheet of typing paper, I must make the adjustment for placing each line manually on every return.  It's not a big deal to do, and if you have it right in the middle of a big kraft sheet it is soooo much easier!



Here is the finished typing.



And the layout it was created for.  Some more interesting facts about this LO in particular are that it is the product of the Ella Boot Camp Class I took last week. You can still take this class and it will really be worth it, I learned sooo much in Boot Camp and had tons of fun.  Very inspiring!

You may also find it interesting to note that I did this layout with only stuff that was out on my desk!  My friend Margrethe had recently sent me a little package of goodies all the way from Stavenger, Norway.  I decided to see what I could do with some of those products on a single layout.



and some details.





There's a quick survey on the left if you wouldn't mind answering a single question.  Check all that apply!

Happy day blogland friends!

28 comments:

  1. Okay, you're making me wish I had a typewriter :) Gorgeous layout!
    ~Erika

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  2. Wow! What an awesome tip. I am currently on the hunt for an old typewriter so will definitely be bookmarking this post for when I get one. Thanks! S

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  3. That is a fantastic idea! Now I just need a typewriter!

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  4. hello sweet girl.. :) you're on fire.. i've been LOVING your work but lately you just wow me everytime. i love this layout.. might be my fav of yours YET! i know you'll just continue to churn out more to wow me, so i'll just wait for more goodness from you. heeehee..

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  5. beautiful layout... and ohhh a great tip... I just found a beautiful antique typewriter and hv brand new ribbon spools ready to go.. thks for the tips!

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  6. I've never even heard of that product! Thanks for the tip. Love your beautiful layout!! :)

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  7. OMG i tottaly love the layout.. i'm amazed you still have a typewritter... That awesome.. Love it.. thanks for sharing...

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  8. Very cool technique! Wish I had a typewriter now!!

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  9. Wish I had a typewriter, however, my printer is pretty ok and double sided tape rocks. However the non sticky thing is a total must have. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that page. I neeeeed to do more of them.

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  10. That is an awesome tip! And I do have a typewriter, which I love. Your finished layout is gorgeous.

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  11. Oh my I adore this layout Ursula! Very cool tip for the typing also...just one more reason I need a typewriter! ;)
    - April

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  12. Great idea-and boy do I wish I hadn't told my mom to throw out that old typewriter years ago. Sigh. :)
    Your layout is great!

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  13. No type writer here either but your LO is awesome and thanks for the tip!!

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  14. this is a great tip! now i need a craft sheet AND a typewriter!!!

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  15. oh gosh, why didnt I think of that? Pure genius Ursula!

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  16. Yes Ursula - great tip - and i really need one of those sheets!

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  17. What an awesome tip! I have been looking for a typewriter and if I get one would love to try this out! Amazing layout today! Love it!

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  18. Your layout is so sweet.
    What a great idea. I don't have a craft mat, but I bet could use the sticker sheet from my avery lables

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  19. That is really cool! Now if only I had back the typewriter I gave up several years ago...

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  20. I am loving your work!!!! AMAZING LAYOUTS!!! I need to find me a working typewriter now!!!

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