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DIY Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers with Silhouette Sticker Paper

DIY Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers with Silhouette Sticker Paper

A little while back, I shared a tutorial for how to make print & cut foil stickers with the Silhouette Cameo / Portrait and the Heidi Swapp Minc. Since I first posted the video, I’ve received several comments and emails asking me if I tried making DIY foil stickers with the Silhouette sticker paper and, in the video below, I’ll show you my results. Hint : they’re pretty darn awesome!

I was apprehensive about using the Silhouette sticker paper with my laser printer because there’s nothing on the packaging that says that it’s safe for use with laser printers, but I took the chance and didn’t have any problems at all with printing onto either the white matte sticker paper or the clear glossy sticker paper. I did end up having to use the manual feed on my laser printer to get the clear glossy sticker paper to print. This could’ve been because this particular sticker paper is on the thicker side, or it could’ve been because I started having major printer jam issues with my printer right around that time. So, just a heads up that you might need to feed the sticker paper through your printer manually.

I was very happy with the results that I got with the Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper and felt that they were on par with the results that I got with the Online Labels Glossy Label Papers in my initial video. The Silhouette sticker paper is a great choice for those of you who don’t need large quantities and also for those of you who are in countries outside the U.S., where Online Labels’ shipping prices can get pretty expensive.

Check out the video below to see the results:

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″
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper
Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper (not recommended for foiling)
Heidi Swapp Minc Rose Gold Reactive Foil
a laser printer
plain printer paper
double-sided tape
craft scissors

Also Recommended
Online Labels Full Sheet White Gloss Laser Labels (OL177WS)
Online Labels Full Sheet Clear Gloss Laser Labels (OL177CL)

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

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