Hello CP Fans! Today's all about showing you various uses for Crate Paper's eclectic alpha stickers. Believe it or not, stickers are a favorite product of mine, alpha stickers included! For me, what makes them utterly fabulous is that you can literally do anything and everything with them. They're a practical enough embellishment for just about every project type one can think of. To reaffirm this fact, I created five individual tags, each presenting a unique twist of Crate's alphas. The tags are to be given to my mother in celebration of Mother's Day and also, her birthday! I plan to give her flowers, too. I love her dearly...
Create a Letter
Little alpha stickers are as cute as can be. Why not use them as a creative element in your titlework? I built the letter "L" from Story Teller's small set of black alpha stickers. I then oriented the rest of the title around it.
After applying titlework to a project, such as this tag, give the alphas a more homemade, organic look by bordering them with black or white ink, and topstitching. With this particular technique, I recommend that you pierce through the stickers prior to the stitching process. Doing so will save you the hassle of having to "punch" through the alphas and paper while stitching.
Dress up your titlework with Liquid Pearls (Ranger). Not only does it lend an air of sophistication, but it's pretty and shiny too. If you're without Liquid Pearl, use a white pen instead. This is one of my favorite techniques.
Another of my favorite techniques is to machine stitch directly over the sticker'(s). Do so very randomly (don't plan it out) - it's more fun that way!
A long border of alpha stickers tucked between strips of patterned paper is a quick way to use up petite alpha stickers from a previous project. Stitch over them or leave them "as is". They should blend right in!
There you have it, FIVE ways to be creative with Crate Paper's alpha stickers! All of them are super easy, too! Give them a try! Happy early Mother's Day - Thanks for looking!