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Handmade stickers for handmade gifts

by Clare Mansell
Handmade stickers for handmade gifts

Handmade stickers for handmade gifts

One of the unexpected problems with making and giving a lot of handmade gifts is that sometimes when the person unwraps it they can completely miss the fact it is handmade. (Really, they do!)

After a couple of slightly embarrassing incidents where something I had slaved over for several days was dismissed with a sincere but brief thank you, I started labeling everything with sewn in labels, but then I discovered that even this wasn’t enough because the label is often hidden away on the reverse of a quilt or inside a pouch, so then I started labeling the actual packaging too.

My last batch of sticky labels came from the Far East because I couldn’t find anywhere to print them in the UK at a decent price, so I was delighted when printed.com approached me and asked if I’d like to try out one of their products. The last of my Far East stickers had been used so I opted for a new batch of their 51mm round stickers. 200 in fact, which should keep me going for quite a while!

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The stickers are fab, excellent quality printing, fast dispatch, easy to use website, everything I wanted really. The economies of scale mean it is only marginally more expensive to print 200 than it is to print 50 ( £22.34 vs £20.44) making it really cheap if you are prepared to buy in quantity.

The only down side I can see is that you have to produce the artwork yourself. This is straightforward if you have Adobe Illustrator (as I do) but that’s not the case for everyone. Although this won’t deter me from ordering again (I’m going to try postcards next) I do hope they consider introducing a few ready made templates so everyone can have a go.

In the meantime keep an eye on their website as they will be introducing a new photographic range soon with things like canvases and framed prints…

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6 comments

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans July 16, 2014 - 7:58 am

How do you get so many complanies approaching you to try free stuff and to get stuff for free? Wow!!

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Carie July 17, 2014 - 8:18 am

That’s such a good idea, especially for knitting things that can’t really fit a sewn in label anywhere – safety pinning one in just isn’t quite the same!

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Clare Mansell July 18, 2014 - 7:42 pm

I hadn’t thought about knitting, but they’d work very well for that!

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Fran July 19, 2014 - 8:13 pm

I sold a few quilts at a craft event today; one lady came up to the stall and asked me, ‘now, who do you represent?’…er, me!!

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bunnypudding July 21, 2014 - 4:54 pm

I love stickers and so I have ordered some myself for my blog as well, I have also designed some sticker business cards and they work a treat. Am slowing falling in love with Quilting, I have been invited to a liberties quilt making course, so very excited to see what I end up creating. Great post x

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Lisa C July 22, 2014 - 5:37 pm

These are fabulous. I’m in the US. Do you have an idea on what I’d google to find a US company that prints these?

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