Thursday, August 07, 2008

What is it about stickers?

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After months and months of printing stickers on my desktop, I caved into a bit of professional help. Man. Can someone please explain the satisfaction one finds in stickers? Is it just me?
Can't be. Must be the residual pre-teen-Hello-Kitty-loving, note-writing, smelly-eraser-sniffing little punk leftover.

71 comments:

  1. if i was as cool as you and had books and fabric lines i would be super excited about having stickers for stuff that i made. they turned out lovely

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  2. Oh those are fantastic! I feel the same way. Stickers are so amazing. A sticker is just a tiny little product that gets so much across. It can go anywhere, stuck or unstuck. When finishing a project, letter or package, a sticker is such a satisfying way to say "I'm done." And look how gorgeous and professional yours look! They're just the perfect little package.

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  3. Reading that post you remind me of my addiction to stickers and everything related to paper! So, Anna, sorry dear, but I think you're addicted as well! lol...
    Lovely post. Will go check the "help" link!

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  4. Those are adorable!

    Wish I knew the draw to stickers. It starts so young though, as is evidenced by the stickers stuck all over my kids' room, that I cannot put my finger on what it is.

    My favorite were the smelly stickers! Scratch-n-sniff style!

    Maybe the next round of your stickers could be scented :)

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  5. They turned out beautifully! I love stickers - to this very day! I remember collecting them as a child and having notebooks of stickers. Always buying two or more so that they could be traded for others with friends. My son loves stockers! Unfortunately, they end up in places they shouldn't......Do kids still collect these????

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  6. sylvia6:24 PM

    I recently rec'd an order and fell in love with your sticker. Something about 'em - loved stickers forever. ;P

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  7. I love your style, Anna Maria. Every detail is so beautiful and classy!

    Kimberly

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  8. Lorri6:46 PM

    You're not alone. LOVE STICKERS! We use them on some of our product and they make me sooo happy! They look great - what printer did you use? Happy stickering!

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  9. Natalie7:17 PM

    Hi Anna Maria,

    Would you mind telling me where you printed these adorable stickers. I'm still stuck in printing my stickers at home too!

    I love these, they did a great job!

    Thanks!

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  10. Oh, seriously! I just paid a trip to my favorite gift shop, where I went to buy stickers after school and before ballet classes. It was a total nostalgia trip and absolutely wonderful! And they still have amazing stickers...

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  11. Follow the "help" link in the post if any of you want to look into the business that printed them for me!

    senora stickyfingers :)
    (AM)

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  12. Ms. Dale7:31 PM

    Well, I am way way older than you my pretty, and
    I still love stickers so I can't say that it ever stops.
    Love em on packages, letters and just to look at and
    a few stickers will keep a little one quite in any kind
    of gathering. It worked on a 3 year old in church last
    week.
    Yours are just beautiful. Guess I'll have to order more
    material if you're putting stickers on the package.
    Besides, I have almost depleted my stash.
    Thanks for making this world brighter by sharing
    your talents.
    Ms. Dale

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  13. Me, too! I'm also being reminded through Mr. Nearly-3 that even the stickers off new underwear are desirable as a child!

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  14. I can relate!! Stickers are just plain fun!!
    A.

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  15. So pretty! I love the design :).

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  16. Love them they're gorgeous!!!

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  17. Definitely not just you! (These look great!)

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  18. I think everyone loves stickers-especially when they have your own name on them ! How nice they turned out.I still make mine at home too.

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  19. Ha! Did you have a sticker collection when you were a kid? I did! It filled several sticky backed photo albums. What I wouldn't do for a new sticker, especially the iridescent ones or the fuzzy or smelly ones! Thanks for the memories!

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  20. I have no idea why girls are so sticker obsessed. In desperate moments I find myself playing with tape, if a sticker cannot be found.

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  21. There is something about stickers. I just came across the cutest Pooh Bear stickers the other day when I was cleaning out a drawer. Their going on every birthday card for the rest of the year.
    Holley

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  22. Love 'em! They are beautiful and professional...and that fabric in the background makes me drool. I just got to get my hands on some.

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  23. It's not just you :)
    While probably very backwards...it was one of the first things I ordered when I started me little business ;)

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  24. Those stickers are awesome :o) I used to have a sticker book when I was in elementary school. I love the fuzzy ones, and the scratch and sniffs that teachers would put on my papers :o)!!!

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  25. This is the child inside of us who comes out in those moment..I fill up my baby daughter's room with Hello Kitty stuff and stickers,because I love them! Stickers can be put everywhere,that's the beauty of it!

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  26. Hello,
    I´m Ü-40 (thats the german meaning for beeing more than ,uhum, over 40years old) and I´m still loving kitty, and my crochet needle, and your fabric (is hard to get it in Germany, only one internet-store, and no chance to "feel" it befoe buying.

    AND Stickers, also Labels, are absolutely IMPORTANT!!! for everything handcrafted.
    Yours are very cute, congratulation!

    Sorry for my bad english.

    rosy wishes, Kerstin

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  27. I love stickers too, always have. As a matter of fact, I just took my 40-something self down to Heel and Sole and bought a pair of classic Vans, yes the ones I wore in high school. . .they still come with a sticker. I placed it ever so carefully in the front cover of my quilting journal! Your stickers came out beautifully, just like your fabrics!

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  28. Nope, you're not alone. I love stickers! They bring me back to my sticker book days of collecting scratch-n-sniffs.

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  29. No, it's definitely not just you... I ♥ stickers!

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  30. They're definitively cute!
    LOL about the Hello-Kitty&smelly- eraser days!!!

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  31. Not just you at all. I still love stickers. I love sticking them on my envelopes like it's a seal. Some things just never get old.

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  32. I love the new stickers ...luv em!

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  33. I like those stickers and the color scheme you are using. They work very well with your fabric designs!

    I posted (better quality) images of the collages I made with your fabrics on my blog today! Please drop by and have a look :)

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  34. I feel the same way about stickers - your's are great.
    I've been reading your blog for a while now and it's so colorful and inspiring!

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  35. You must get such a kick out of them. I love them!

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  36. i totally agree with you. i love stickers almost as much as i love fabric. especially pretty stickers like yours!

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  37. My first job at age 16 was the Rainbow Shop. We sold stickers and all the Hello Kitty stuff! There's a whole generation out there like you!! I still love Hello Kitty!

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  38. I love sticker. I actually carry them in my purse. Stickers, band-aids, and kisses heal all.

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  39. In my house stickers make everything better. There must be a reason they give them out in doctors offices... Surely they have healing powers:) When I said I wasn't feeling well the other day, my three year old said... Oh, no mommy... do you need a sticker
    :)~
    Your stickers are wonderful:)

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  40. Anna-
    Remember when we were little girls and we had "sticker books" and we would trade them like they were baseball trading cards? I do! My mom even took me to Paper Paraphenelia to get some once! What a treat! BTW... I was just in there yesterday and I was talking to Mrs. Lebowitz and did you know that Adam is in Nashville? A little trivia for you!:)
    Love,
    Jill Johnson

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  41. Ohh they look so great!

    I should order some so I can be cool like you. Haha!

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  42. Amanda10:50 AM

    I love your stickers - so much that one is on my refridgerator

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  43. bloominglily5:04 PM

    I'm a sticker lover as well. Those are ADORABLE! I bet you're as giddy and excited as can be. :)

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  44. whoa! looks someone needs to start a sticker club. i can make the membership cards :-}!

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  45. Ummm...I had a sticker collection in its own little album until Jr. High!! I still buy them, not knowing why, but always find something to use them for. (I was a HUGE Mrs. Grossman collector back in the 80's!)

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  46. Yes! I still love stickers too! If you have a chance (and I totally understand if you don't!) please stop by my blog www.apinkcanarysnest.blogspot.com as I could really use some advice from an expert!!! on getting my baby boy to sleep!! I would usually ask family and friends but being so far away from them all (I'm living in Istanbul but am from Australia) one of the first people I thought of was the author of one my favourite blogs!!!

    No problemo if you don't have time - I still love your blog!!!

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  47. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Anna, your stickers are lovely. I went to that site yesterday to check it out. I priced 250 square white gloss stickers with my graphic on a roll. It turns out they were $2.36 each! It was $590+ for a roll of 250. Surely I must be doing something wrong.

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  48. Oh that reminds me of my favorite sticker book! What happened to such simple collections? Sticker collecting was so fun, scratch and sniff, googly eyes, fuzzy ones, and sparkley too. Good times!

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  49. Anonymous....I known prices can be much higher on small orders....I got 2000 stickers for for about 360$.... in fact, the 1000 quantity actually cost more! It has to do with their machines and how its most cost effective for them to run the order.... I did have to fiddle with the quote generator thing, but i would call them to be sure its right!

    good luck! stickers are cool, but not that cool. xo,AM

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  50. Stickers are just fun! Did you have one of those notebooks for your sticker collection? :)

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  51. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Thanks Anna! 2000 is much more than I need so I think my best bet right now would be to check out some Etsy sellers.

    Alicia

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  52. Very pretty stickers! I'll take some. :)

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  53. I like the stickers and the stacks of fabric! I want to come and just sit amidst all your pretty things!!

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  54. This is my first time at your blog and I have been lost here for over an hour. You are an inspiration! I will be back.

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  55. water works11:36 AM

    I thought the sticker on my recent delivery of Studio Scraps was the perfect touch - good choice! I recently splurged on woven tags for the items I make. I didn't want the standard "Made by XXX with love". I went for my own made up moniker. And since they were a bit pricey, I find myself very selective of which items (or recipients!) get one. HA!

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  56. Those are great! Thanks for sharing the source, I too need stickers for my packaging! I really appreciate it ;)

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  57. Those are really wonderful stickers! I love them too :)

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  58. Hahahaha, I'm so with you there, I've loved stickers since I was a kid, I'm still buying them and I still keep them in my sticker book... ssshhh... don't tell anyone :)

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  59. I loved the same sticker that came on my fabric scrap bag! Now, can you just have one made that says "Natasha" on it? Thanks. ;-)

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