There was a term used back in the day of early scrapbooking: sticker sneeze. It resulted when someone would put their photos on a page (usually cropped with those decorative scissors and matted with neon colored paper). Once the photos were glued down, they would grab the sticker pack which matched the theme of the page and then splatter stickers randomly all over the page. It wasn’t necessarily a pretty sight but something very common to this early scrapbooking trend and later considered a scrapbooking “no no.”
Since I’ve been low in my stock of birthday cards, I used Brielle’s bath session one night (aka Derek was bathing her and I had a few minutes to myself) to embrace the sticker sneeze and create a few birthday cards. I went through my stash and pulled out this kid series from Sticko. They’re not really my style for a scrapbook page and since they’re fairly flat with just a bit of dimension, they were perfect for cards.
After digging through my papers for my favorite background type (polka dot) and adding a little punched edge to ground this collection, I got to work picking out some stickers which would layer together for a nice sticker sneeze. (Yes that is an oxymoron!) My favorite tip for doing anything with stickers is to keep them on the adhesive backing but cut around each shape so each sticker is separated from the pack but the adhesive is not exposed. This allows you to move it around the page and find the right spot before sticking it down.
That’s just what I did eventually ending up with 5 birthday cards for some children I’m sure I’ll run into celebrating these special years.
Supplies: Patterned paper: Martha Stewart Crafts | Stickers: Sticko | Edge Punch: Ek Tools