Creating Die-cut stickers

Creating Die-cut stickers

Hello everyone! I’m happy to announce that I’ve finally published a follow-up class on making stickers on the Cricut Joy. This time it’s about making die-cut stickers. The stickers that we will be designing will be Kawaii snacks. We will design our stickers on Procreate then send them to the Cricut Design Space to have them printed and cut on the Cricut Joy. But of course, if you don’t have a Cricut Joy yet, you can always follow this class and cut your stickers by hand. Please check out the class here: https://skl.sh/3xym9wa

While I was creating this class, I also got some cute materials from the craft store and started making these Kawaii earrings. They are nothing precious but I really find the process so relaxing. If you are following me on Skillshare, I’ll be happy to send out a pair to you when you have joined my class and left a review. I only have 10 pairs to share. So I’m just sending to 10 students. Contact me if you think you should get one. Thanks!

Have a great weekend to you and Autumn greetings from Helsinki!

It’s a Scrunchie!

It’s a Scrunchie!

Look what came in the post. I’m so happy to see my design in another product. This time it’s a Scrunchie. And I just love it!


Over the last weeks, I also created some Kawaii Snacks Stickers that are now available on Redbubble. Please have a check here. If you want to learn how to make Die Cut Kawaii Snacks Stickers on Cricut Joy and Procreate, please look forward to my new class to be published next month on Skillshare.

Have a great week, everyone!

Design cutting on Cricut Joy

Design cutting on Cricut Joy

Today, I decided to stay home on this very beautiful sunny day in Helsinki and try cutting on my Cricut Joy. First,I designed a Cherry Blossom and have them cut on a Deluxe Paper. I’m happy how they turned out!

Next, I tried card making with my own lettering. This one is really fun and it gives a lot of possibilities. I’m happy with it too!

I’m really happy with my Cricut Joy. I’m excited to create more projects. The important thing I learned when using it, is to really understand why this step and that step need to be done, not just following instructions.

What projects have you created with your Cricut Joy? Let me know!

From a simple illustration to a sticker

From a simple illustration to a sticker

I remember at some point I was drawing on an A4 label paper, then cutting these drawings into squares to make easy stickers. Later it became a bit more complicated with digital illustrations, printing process and cutting by hand. I was a bit hesitant to buy any cutting machine. I heard some are really having a hard time with these machines. It takes time and a lot of experimenting to be able to make stickers with them. But I did give in and bought the Cricut Joy. Why Cricut Joy? I have a small working space so the size of the Cricut Joy just works well for me. I’m not also a technical person so I didn’t want to spend more money on a product that I probably end up not using.

But I’m getting the hang of it. In fact, it is so fun, addicting and somehow, relaxing. The important point in using this machine is to really understand each process, not just simply following the step by step procedures. Once I understood why a process must be done, I was able to create my own workflow. In just two weeks, I have somehow mastered the process. Although, I have to say that it is indeed a lot of experimenting to get it right. But I got there while learning through my mistakes on the way. I can’t wait to finally be able to sell physical stickers, not just printable ones.

Making BT21 fan art stickers for fun
Turning my cake illustrations into stickers

What is your sticker making process? Please don’t hesitate to share your process with me. And if you have any questions, just reach out. Thanks!

I finally bought it!

I finally bought it!

I took the plunge and finally bought a Cricut Joy! My greatest fear was my weakness in following instructions. I don’t want overly technical stuff and my brain shuts when I hear numbers. I decided to get the Cricut Joy because what if I don’t get to use it. But here I am making the most of it and I’m really enjoying it. I’m quite surprise myself! 🙂

My first try!
My second try!
And now let’s try a more complicated design!

The Cricut Joy doesn’t do print and cut. So there is a hack that I learned to go around it, realising my mistakes along the way. But getting there and happy about it. Can’t wait to finally start selling my sticker designs!

Do you have a sticker cutting machine? What do you use it for? Are you happy about it?