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Video : How to Make Print & Cut Hot Foil Stickers (White & Clear)

How to Make Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers (Clear & White) Video Tutorial

Earlier this year, I shared my technique for making print & cut hot foil acetate embellishments using the Heidi Swapp Minc and a Silhouette Cameo. I was SO happy with the results (and you guys thought the embellishments were pretty neat, too), so the next step was figuring out how to take this technique and apply it to stickers. Yay, stickers!

The most challenging part of this project was finding sticker paper that would work well for foiling. The first sticker paper that I tested was the Avery Glossy Clear Sticker Paper. Unfortunately, when I took a sheet out of the package, I immediately noticed that it had a slight coating on it. I’m sure the coating is to help ink and/or laser toner stick to the page, but it turned out to be a dealbreaker for the hot foil, which needs as smooth and glossy a surface as possible to adhere well. So, this sticker paper may be great for regular inkjet and laser printing, but for hot foiling it’s a no go.

Next, I tried the Full Sheet White Gloss Laser Labels from Online Labels (product number OL177WS) and got fantastic results. These labels are very smooth and glossy, no additional coating, so both the laser toner and the hot foil were able to adhere really well. The results with the white gloss label paper were so great that I placed a second order from Online Labels, this time for the Full Sheet Clear Gloss Laser Labels (product number OL177CL), and I got equally awesome results with the clear labels, which are also very smooth and glossy, no additional coating.

How to Make Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers (Clear & White) Video Tutorial

Think of all the fun sticker options that we have with this technique. Embellishments for handmade cards and scrapbooking pages, decorative additions to envelopes, and custom planner stickers are just some of the options! This makes the sticker fiend in me very happy.

Cut Settings for the Silhouette Cameo (for all of the sticker papers tested) : Blade Depth = 1 // Speed = 8 // Single Cut

Heat Setting for the Heidi Swapp Minc : 4

Check out the step-by-step video below to see how you can make your own, custom hot foil print & cut stickers:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Whimsy Leaves SVG Digital Stamps + Border Cuts

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″ ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Teal Reactive Foil
Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Reactive Foil
Avery Clear Glossy Clear Sticker Paper (not recommended for hot foiling)
Online Labels Full Sheet White Gloss Laser Labels (OL177WS)
Online Labels Full Sheet Clear Gloss Laser Labels (OL177CL)
a laser printer
plain printer paper
double-sided tape
craft scissors

How to Make A Faceted Watercolor Heart Magnet

DIY Die Cut Watercolor Heart Magnet Tutorial (Video)

Have you used the Silhouette Adhesive Magnet Paper? I only used it for the first time last year. It’s very cool stuff, and in today’s video tutorial I’ll be showing you how to use it to make this fun and colorful faceted heart ornament.

This project starts in Silhouette Studio, where I ungroup the faceted heart ornament cut files and separate them into three files: one for the base, which I cut from the magnet paper; one for all of the facets minus one, which I cut from Strathmore Bristol; and a final facet, which I cut from gold foil cardstock. I like to group the pieces that I’m cutting from different materials into different files as I’m working, so there’s less confusion when I’m ready to actually cut everything.

After I cut all of the pieces from their respective materials, I’m ready to start watercoloring the facets of the heart. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens for this, and I love these things! They work wonderfully with the Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, which is a very smooth mixed media paper.

After all of the watercolored facets are completely dry, I remove the protective paper from the magnet, and adhere all of the facets in place. This comes together pretty quickly. I only spent about 5 minutes assembling the final piece.

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for the Strathmore Bristol & gold foil cardstock : Depth = 7 // Speed = 1 // Thickness = 33 // Double Cut

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for the Adhesive Magnet Paper : Depth = 6 // Speed = 1 // Thickness = 33 // Double Cut

Check out the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial for this project:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Faceted Heart Ornament Die Cut

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Gold Foil Card Stock ( MFT )
Silhouette Adhesive Magnet Paper ( AMZ // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

202 // Peach Pink ( SBK )
020 // Red ( DKB // SBK )
070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
050 // Yellow ( DKB )
053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
047 // May Green ( DKB // SBK )
042 // Turquoise Green ( DKB // SBK )
083 // Lilac ( DKB // SBK )
082 // Purple ( DKB // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

DIY Rainbow Letter Die Cut Thank You Card (with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens)

DIY Rainbow Letter Die Cut Thanks Card

There’s just something about rainbows that’s endlessly magical, and I’ve been lovin’ on them since I was a kid. I was lucky enough to grow up in the 80’s, so there were rainbows (manmade, at least) all over the place. I even had rainbow legwarmers, which were one of my prized possessions. And don’t even get me started on my sticker book.

This thank you card features rainbows in letter form, with awesome colors courtesy of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. The colors on these brush pens are so wonderful and vibrant, and they don’t seem to dull at all when they’re dry. Big thumbs up to that!

For this card, I used the negative areas of the die cut letters to make a template that helped me quickly glue the colored letters in place. Clear dimensional adhesive foam popped up the “thanks”, which I cut from gold foil cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo.

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Thanks Cut File

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Gold Foil Card Stock ( MFT )
My Favorite Things Stitched Alphabet Die-namics*
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Kool Tak Clear Foam Adhesive
white cardstock
a double-sided adhesive runner
a manual die cutting machine
a silicone craft mat (scrap paper or cardboard also works)

* these dies sold out very quickly and are difficult to find in stock, but MFT does have other, non-stitched alpha dies that would also be great for this project, and you could also digitally die cut the letters using a tall, thin font like Bebas Neue or Ostrich Sans Black, which are both free fonts.

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

026 // Light Pink ( DKB )
202 // Peach Pink ( SBK )
021 // Light Carmine ( DKB // SBK )
020 // Red ( DKB // SBK )
002 // Fluorescent Orange ( DKB // SBK )
070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
050 // Yellow ( DKB )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )
045 // Pale Green ( DKB // SBK )
047 // May Green ( DKB // SBK )
036 // Light Blue ( DKB // SBK )
042 // Turquoise Green ( DKB // SBK )
031 // Cobalt Blue ( DKB // SBK )
032 // Persian Blue ( DKB // SBK )
081 // Light Violet ( DKB )
082 // Purple ( DKB // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

DIY Rainbow Letter Die Cut Thanks Card