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celebrate with color and michaels stickers

By now you have heard all the hype about the new Michaels Stickers set? Because if you have not, stop now! Go back. Read the past three blog posts here on Heidi Swapp’s blog and check out all the colorful goodness. Jamie here, and I am IN LOVE with this new collection of washi and word stickers and labels! It’s just totally my thing. Sort of like raw materials to work with. Plus words! Oh yeah…this is good. This is real good.


Today I just had to show off a recent layout using this new line of colorful happiness.


For this story of this little 5-year old’s antics, I started out with a piece of watercolor paper so that I could add a bit of Mixed Media Texture Paste.


The Teal Texture Paste complements the mint and teal stickers beautifully. I just added some random polka dots with the 4×4 stencil and it made for me a great canvas to allow those stickers to tell this story.


What I think really gets me is all the sweet pieces perfect for layering and adding depth and dimension. I love that! Seen here is a cluster of Labels and Notepads plus Teal Glitter Alphas and washi and enamel shapes. Color me happy!


Before I go I wanna share one little embellishment tip with you.


These word stickers are so the best stickers ever. They are translucent and you will be seeing them almost everywhere on my projects for a while. Don’t say you weren’t warned.


Here is the tip: if you want to embellish these on a clip with tags and labels, but don’t want the sticky, stick the word sticker to a piece of vellum. Trim away the excess vellum, and you have the advantage of a clear tag that clips perfectly and stays translucent all at the same time. You can thank me later.

My challenge to you: have fun! grab a few of these new embellishments. Mix them in with your current stash. Give some away in a pocket swap. And have fun with the new color sticker set from Michaels Stores.


Supplies: Michaels Stickers: Black and White Acetate Words. Black and White Washi Tape. Teal Glitter Alpha. Mint Gold Word Jumbles. Black and Gold Notepads. Teal Label Stickers.  Teal Glitter Enamel Shapes.  Dipped Tags: Blues.  Bull Dog Clips: Greens.  Mixed Media: Teal Mettalic Texture Paste. 4×4 Insta Patterns Stencil Set



my favorites! the new Michaels sticker collection…

Hey everyone! Maggie here…

Did you see Heidi’s post yesterday?

I am FREAKING OUT over the new sticker collection now available at select Michaels stores!

And today I’m going to share a layout I created with some of my very favorite items from the new collection…so, if you haven’t done so already, go back to yesterday and check out all of the brand new products…then come back here and I’ll show you the ones I love the most!

OK…so now that you’ve gotten a good look at what’s available, I’m assuming you’ve picked your jaw up off of the floor and I can go ahead…

These are my faves…in no particular order:

*those word jumbles…holy moly.

*the dipped tags…I’ll need like 20 packs. In every color.


*the acetate words…especially the teal pack.

And here’s the layout I created:

I started my page with my photos and a large word (fun) from Heidi’s recent Mixed Media collection (also available at Michaels)…

I sprayed the letters across the bottom with Mustard Color Shine and then added a layer of Butter Color Shine about mid-way up. I left the tops of each letter white to give the word an ombre look.

Next I placed my photos and my letters onto my cardstock and then filled in the rest with stickers from the new set…

Really now…those acetate words! And I love how the new number stickers all have different patterns on them…

And who says the tags have to be used as tags?

I used mine to help embellish my page…and I love how the neutral kraft with just a touch of color adds so much to my layout.

I, for one, still love the whole ink blot look. And I rarely create a page without at least a few. The new icon and enamel stickers are just perfect for adding those finishing touches…without the mess of real ink.

And, in true Heidi fashion, the mix of colors and patterns in each pack work together beautifully for any kind of project you’re working on!

Soooo…now I’ve shared my favorites…how about you? What are you crazy about in the new sticker collection?

SUPPLIES: Acetate Words Teal, Puffy Number Stickers Black & White, Word Jumbles Mint Gold, Label Stickers Teal, Glitter Enamel Shapes Metallic, Glitter Enamel Shapes Black, Dipped Tags Blues, Color Shine Butter, Color Shine Mustard, Color Magic Alpha Dot

new at michaels – stickers!

we love new goodies to play with! am i right?? and pretty much… when there is something that we LOVE, we want one in EVERY COLOR!  of course you just have to have BLACK and WHITE – basic enough to work with everything!! and  for sure, metallics all the way!  i can’t get enough of the silvers and golds! Bring on the PINK and TURQUOISE!! and well, there is no living without MINT!!

bull dog clips, flag paper clips, bow stickers and glitter frames? yep… i used these over and over!  But don’t forget alphas, labels, random word stickers and adorable puffy stickers… ALL of which are just easy to use! they are BASICS! These are essentials for every paper crafting need!  So you make cards?? the bows and clear words are necessities!! You love Project LIFE? check out the word jumbles and epoxy shapes in every color!!  You are a planner addict?? just wait until you see my newest WASHI TAPE sets!! oh, and you will want the colorful and glittery tag sets! OH MY!!

yes… these are real. $9.99 for 7 different styles including 2 glitter rolls! (gold might be my fav)

i can never get enough of these – clear word – sized for titles and have about a million uses!

all these fun paper clips? they are functional and adorable!

i can’t resist theses… they are flat enough to place inside pockets, and add delish details to cards, envelopes and baby’s  heads!

look at all these cutest colors! you can never have too many bull dog clips!

frames and tags are just those bits and pieces that you love having on hand – easy to use. great for layering… and double as gift tags!

you can’t really tell… but these are sparkly, pretty touches of sparkle! epoxy in so many shapes!

are you an instax fan? cute little poloroid style frames… so cute!

all these lables are just perfect for planners and organization! there is a hoarding warning on these…

these are just the cutest little booklets – sets of 2. great little gifts and places to capture ideas!

and these titles are super cute- they are metallic on top, but colorful foam inside. they just are the cutest!

look at these mini note pads? i couldn’t love them more! (more hoarding issues with these!)

fun, and happy puffy stickers!  you can never have enough numbers!

these word sets are a combination of raw and colorful… super cute, super easy to use!

and really… these are super useful. these practically craft themselves!

all of these little happy elements have been created for your paper crafting pleasure! ESPECIALLY for you! and specifically to MAKE PRETTY STUFF!! i hope you can get your hands on them! :)

Click here to see the list of selective Michael’s stores that will be carrying this collection!

no pattern paper…no worries!

Have you spied the brand new Washi tapes, Wood words, Bows and other delish goodies at Michaels?  Hi, Kim here and I am totally in love with all the newest bits and pieces and I have chosen a few of my favorite items to create a layout to share today! Now when I first started I was thinking how could I create my layout without pattern paper? I found that strip of paper in my stash from an older Heidi collection but I wasn’t sure how I could get some colour  onto my page without pattern paper!  However once I got started and I began layering the  tapes and that darling map Art screen from the Mixed Media collection my layout came together so easily!

I began with the Silver Art Screen Ink and Map Art screen from the You are Here Screen Kit and added it to the top a piece of Bazzill cardstock.

Once dry I started with the yellow ( of course) striped frame from the 4×4 Bright  frames pack and layered over the glittery wood  word from the Lucky pack and the prettiest little gold and white spotted Fabric bow! I then tucked in and around a few of the Jumble clear stickers with gold words, these are to die for!



Then I grabbed my packs of Gold and Silver Washi  and began layering!


I really love the contrast between the gold and silver. I must admit that wide white tape with the Dream Big words might just be a hot fav of mine! I can see myself using it A LOT!

To finish off I used some of the  Glitter Puffy Alphabet Gold stickers  and the Black and White Puffy number stickers  to add my final touches of embellishments. To complete my layout I added some splashes of Ocean  Color Shine and my layout was done!


Next time you are at Michael’s, be on the look out for these gorgeous new items to add to your stash, they really help you Make Pretty Stuff!


Fabric Bows Gold, Puffy Number Stickers Black and White,  Wood Words Lucky, Washi Tape Gold, Washi Tape Silver,

Glitter Puffy Alphabet Stickers Gold, Word Jumbles Clear Gold, 4×4 Frames Bright, Color Shine OceanSilver Metallic Screen Print Ink , Screen Kit You are Here


create to remember: die cuts and glitter tape

Welcome back to Create to Remember, Heidi’s weekly Craft Channel! I am Jen Evans, Heidi’s media team lead and educational assistant, filling in for Heidi this week! Heidi filmed this episode at the first of July and I have been just waiting for the chance for it to go live! It is one of my favorite new techniques to do with Heidi’s Marquee Love Glitter Tapes! Design team member Sarah Bargo posted this technique on her Instagram and we all had an “ah-ha” moment!

Heidi has a collection of dies that are in her handwriting. We all love to have Heidi’s handwriting available at our fingertips! If you use the Marquee Love Glitter Tape, that is designed to go along the outside of Heidi’s Marquee Letters, you can create custom glitter stickers! Let me show you how!


- Any Marquee Love 2″ Glitter Tape

- Wanderlust Metal Word Dies

- Manual Die Cut Machine like We R Memory Keepers’ Evolution Advanced



1. Cut glitter tape to the length of the die

2. With the Evolution Advanced use the setting on the dial to “Thick Paper”, place the dies on the shim. And run through the machine.

3. Remove the word from the die

4. Place your sticker on your project!

It is really that easy! To see Heidi do it herself and how easy it is to use the We R Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced, watch the video below! Then, have fun making your own custom glitter stickers!

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