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Reusing Leftovers From Sticker Sheets

I like reusing the papers that are leftover from stickers to make patterns. Rather than tracing around the shape I wish to make my pattern, I lay a piece of paper over the top of it. With the long side of a crayon, I rub over the top of the lines of the sheet below and get the impression of that shape. I then cut it out and file it with other patterns for use in crafts or sewing later.

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Actual stickers could be traced around for the same effect and cut out but this way is quick and easy and leaves no guess work without a tracing box! Even simple shapes can be traced when you see a size that appeals to you and indexed in a card file or other.

I have sometimes used the leftover sticker paper that remains around the edge or borders the sticker I have removed to cut new shapes from. Sometimes the 2 sticker papers are not too thick to use a hole punch but watch out, they sometime will slide off inside the punch and become stuck. Use tweezers to remove the paper.

By melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO

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November 18, 20090 found this helpful

Here's a link to my crafts blog. http://craftyth  lpaper-ways.html

Scroll down : the next to the last picture is the original store bought "wally" that I did the crayon rubbing to produce the DIY versions pictured above the original. I think they turned out great!

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