- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
I really wanted to jazz up our mini take-out boxes for our candy buffet, but didn’t want to spend alot of money. I found some really awesome customizable monogram stickers on Zazzle, but they were going to cost like $100 for 200 stickers! I couldn’t justify spending that much on stickers. I tried making them myself, thinking I’d print them on full sheets of sticker paper and use a decorative paper punch from Fiskars to punch them out. Well, that didn’t work either. It was way too time consuming and I just couldn’t get it right.
I finally got it!! At work, I have Paint Shop Pro. PSP has a really nice screen capturing tool. So….I went to Zazzle, designed my sticker and then used the screen capture tool in PSP to capture my sticker. Once it’s in PSP, I had to touch it up a bit and then I saved the image as a .jpg. If you go to the Avery website, you can design and print labels straight from there, or you can download their templates. I found 1 1/2″ round labels (they don’t sell them in many stores so I ordered them online, 400 for $25 (because I did 2 day shipping)). Just to see if it’d work, I did the design & print option on the website, selected those labels and uploaded my Zazzle .jpg! It worked!!!! And it looks awesome! You have to adjust it a bit on the template, but it’s SUPER easy and it looks just like it would from Zazzle! And I’m only paying $25 for 400 labels!! I may need to get new ink cartridges for my printer, but even then, maybe another $25….that’s still cheaper than ordering them online and I’m getting 200 more stickers this way 🙂
I was so excited that I managed to do this, I just wanted to share!!!