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How To Make Stickers With Cricut Print And Cut

Who isn’t in love with the Cricut Offset Tool ? When it was first announced I was a bit indifferent, thinking it would be fab for cake toppers, but I couldn’t see what else. How wrong was I? The Offset tool is perfect for so many Cricut craft projects. So far I have used it for cards, cushions the list is endless. Check my tutorial here to make a Mickey shaped card. So today I want to share How To Make Stickers With The Cricut using print and cut and the offset tool.

Free Cricut Sticker tutorial using the offset tool and free happy stickers download

How To Make Stickers With Cricut

Today I want to share how to make stickers in Cricut Design Space using the offset tool to create a border. Creating borders was always a bit of a faff before a resizing an image changed the proportions of the image.

How to make stickers with Cricut

How Does The Offset Tool Work?

The Offset tool traces an image to create a larger copy exactly to scale. This is so useful when creating decals, cut files and stickers as not only does it allow you to create back files and backgrounds easily. It also allows you to add backgrounds and borders too stickers.

To make you image into a sticker click select all and press flatten

You Will Need

Free positivity stickers PNG

What Can My Printable Positivity Stickers Be Used For?

  • Planners
  • Bullet Journals
  • Classroom Murals And Positivity Wall
  • Scrapbooking Layouts
  • Celebration And Motivation Cards
  • Positivity Tree
How to use the Offset tool in Cricut Design Space

How To Make Stickers With Cricut

Designing Your Stickers In Cricut Design Space

Start by clicking images and searching speech bubbles, there is a huge choice however I went for solid shapes, although your shape doesn’t need to be solid with the offset tool. Choose a selection and click select.

Choose your speech bubbles in Cricut Design Space.

Now go back into images and search for images to fit your theme. I wanted happy vibes and had a few ideas, although anything goes, this is your creation. It doesn’t matter if your image isn’t a cut image, you can flatten it. Also bear in mind you can change colours or any cut images and remove layer.

Go into images and select your images for your stickers

Position your image and click on the image to change colour, you can choose colours on the top bar of Cricut Design Space. If you want too add text click the text bar on the left, choose your font and type. To curve the text select the text tool on the top bar, simple slide along the bar to increase, decrease the curve.

To click on curve on the top bar to curve your text in Cricut Design Space before using the Cricut Offset Tool to make your background.

Create An Offset

To create the offset background click on the speech bubble, select offset on the top bar and choose the distance, this will make the Offset bigger or smaller.

Click on your speech buble then click the offset button

Once you are happy click apply and you will be left with a black background shape. To colour it, simply click colour on the top bar and choose a colour.

Making stickers with the Cricut Offset tool, To change the colour click on operation on the top bar, click print and choose a colour,

Using Patterns For Your Stickers

I like to use patterns on some of my stickers and this is so simple to do. Click on operation, choose print then cut and you are given a choice of colours and patterns. When you choose your pattern you can also edit it by click edit on the bottom of the section box, this will allow you to scale and size your pattern.

How to get patterns in Cricut Design Space

Flatten The Stickers

When you are happy with your sticker right click and select all, and click flatten in the bottom right corner. You now have a print and cut sticker.

Of course you don’t need to use a speech bubble, the offset tool with create an offset around any image or word. However I wanted to have a border on my stickers, the offset tool is perfect for this.

How to make stickers with the Cricut Offset tool. To make you image into a sticker click select all and press flatten

Now arrange your stickers and group together, before sending to print and cut. If you can arrange them close together this will prevent wastage.

How To Get The Templates For My Positivity Stickers?

Simply click the image below to get your free downloadable positivity Printable’s in png form.

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However, make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off and if the email doesn’t land check your spam folder. Here’s how you upload the files to Cricut Design Space.

Click here to download the Positivity Stickers PNG

If You’re Having Problems?

Check out my trouble shooting page, hopefully it will answer any questions you may have.

Uploading The Sticker PNG File To Cricut Design Space

To do this click new project and upload in the left hand bar at the bottom.

Click on upload image and select browse.

Choose your Positivity PNG file. Select complex file, then continue. The next window allows you the take the back off your Positivity, but I have done this for you.

how to upload printables to Cricut Design Space

Now select save as a print and cut and select your images to pull into Cricut Design Space.

Choose print and cut

Size Your Stickers

To size drag the image size to 6.553 by 9.237 this was the largest I managed to get mine to fill more page.

Send The Stickers To Print

You can now send your free positivity stickers to print, before cutting on your Cricut. For the glossy sticker paper I am using, I use the printable vinyl sticker setting and find this is perfect to kiss cut the sticker layer and leave the backing layer intact.

Cut The Stickers On Your Cricut

When the sticker sheet is printed the black line around the edge can smudge to avoid touching it. I use a standard grip cutting mat, and gently apply my sticker sheet by smoothing around the edges. This sticks it to the mat enough, but not too much, thus it is easier to peel off afterwards.

To weed simply lift away the outer area of the sticker paper.

Free positivity stickers for print and cut

A Few Useful Tips And Hints For Using Cricut Print And Cut

  • Calibrate your printer before using with you Cricut, this will save so much time and effort.
  • Load your paper the correct way into the printer. Obvious I know, but I have made that mistake many times also ensure your printed stickers are the correct way round on the cutting mat.
  • Avoid smudging the black guide lines, they are quite wet when they come out of the printer.
  • I cut on the printable vinyl setting and find this is perfect for kiss cutting sticker projects, and it works every time. However if you are having problems also try the Washi tape setting.

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Free sticker png file and step by step Cricut sticker and offset tool tutorial
How to make stickers with the Offset tool in Cricut Design Space

How To Make Stickers With The Cricut Offset Tool

Yield: 1 set of positivity stickers
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: £1.50 Per Sheet

How to make stickers with the Cricut Offset Tool, a step by step tutorial with a free download of positivity stickers to print and cut.

Materials

  • Sticker Paper

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Blue Cutting Mat
  • Design Space
  • Printer
  • Cricut Tool Kit

Instructions

    1. Designing Your Stickers Using The Cricut Offset Tool
      Start by clicking images and searching speech bubbles, there is a huge choice however I went for solid shapes. Choose a selection and click select. Choose your speech bubbles in Cricut Design Space to create your stickers with the offset tool
    2. Now go back into images and search for images to fit your theme. I wanted happy vibes and had a few ideas, although anything goes this is your creation. It doesn't matter if your image isn't a cut image, you can flatten it. Also bear in mind you can change colours or any cut images and remove layer. Go into images and select your images for your stickers
    3. Position your image and click on the image to change colour, you can choose colours on the top bar of Cricut Design Space. If you want too add text click the text bar on the left, choose your font and type. To curve the text select the text tool on the top bar, simple slide along the bar to increase, decrease the curve. To click on curve on the top bar to curve your text in Cricut Design Space.
    4. To create the offset background click on the speech bubble, select offset on the top bar and choose the distance, this will make the Offset bigger or smaller. Click on your speech buble then click the offset button Once you are happy click apply and you will be left with a black background shape. To colour it, simply click colour on the top bar and choose a colour. To change the colour click on opperation on the top bar, click print and choose a colour
    5. Choose A Pattern I like to use patterns on some of my stickers and this is so simple to do. Click on operation, choose print then cut and you are given a choice of colours and patterns. When you choose your pattern you can also edit it by click edit on the bottom of the section box, this will allow you to scale and size your pattern. How to get patterns in Cricut Design Space
    6. Flatten The Stickers When you are happy with your sticker right click and select all, and click flatten in the bottom right corner. You now have a print and cut sticker. Of course you don’t need to use a speech bubble, the offset tool with create an offset around any image or word. However I wanted to have a border on my stickers, the offset tool is perfect for this. How to make stickers with the Cricut Offset tool. To make you image into a sticker click select all and press flatten Now arrange your stickers and group together, before sending to print and cut. If you can arrange them close together this will prevent wastage.
    7. Uploading The PNG File
      To do this click new project and upload in the left hand bar at the bottom.
      Click on upload image and select browse.
      Choose your Positivity PNG file. Select complex file, then continue. The next window allows you the take the back off your Positivity, but I have done this for you. how to upload printables to Cricut Design Space Now select save as a print and cut and select your images to pull into Cricut Design Space. Choose print and cut
    8. Size The Stickers To size drag the image size to 6.553 by 9.237 this was the largest I managed to get mine to fill more page.
    9. Send Your Stickers To Print, You can now send your free positivity stickers to print, before cutting on your Cricut. For the glossy sticker paper I am using, I use the printable vinyl sticker setting and find this is perfect to kiss cut the sticker layer and leave the backing layer intact.
    10. Cut The Stickers With Cricut, When the sticker sheet is printed the black line around the edge can smudge to avoid touching it. I use a standard grip cutting mat, and gently apply my sticker sheet by smoothing around the edges. This sticks it to the mat enough, but not too much, thus it is easier to peel off afterwards.

      To weed simply lift away the outer area of the sticker paper.
    11. A Few Useful Tips And Hints For Using Cricut Print And Cut
      Calibrate your printer before using with you Cricut, this will save so much time and effort.
      Load your paper the correct way into the printer. Obvious I know, but I have made that mistake many times also ensure your printed stickers are the correct way round on the cutting mat.
      Avoid smudging the black guide lines, they are quite wet when they come out of the printer.
      I cut on the printable vinyl setting and find this is perfect for kiss cutting sticker projects, and it works every time. However if you are having problems also try the Washi tape setting.

Notes

How Does The Offset Tool Work?


The Offset tool traces an image to create a larger copy exactly to scale. This is so useful when creating decals, cut files and stickers as not only does it allow you to create back files and backgrounds easily. It also allows you to add backgrounds and borders too stickers.

What Can My Printable Positivity Stickers Be Used For?


Planners
Bullet Journals
Classroom Murals And Positivity Wall
Scrapbooking Layouts
Celebration And Motivation Cards
Positivity Tree

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