Through hand-lettering and doodling via Procreate - stickers and vinyl decals have been a fantasy for a handful of years. I (me, Hae - the "she" in AstroloShe) hesitated to order from big-name sticker production because I wasn't sure if I wanted to invest in 100+ stickers of the same design and try to sell the full inventory. Through research and testing I have been able to create a weather-proof/protected sticker that I can make per each order and/or in lower quantities!
How The Stickers Get Built
Step 1 | Design & Save Out That Design
Step 2 | Through Cricut Design Space, Print Your Sticker Design
Step 3 | Apply The Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheet
Step 4 | Set The Layered Sheet On The Cut Mat
Step 5 | Cut The Sheet With Your Cricut & Separate
Step 6 | Label & Store!
What does "protected" mean for the stickers?
In the most transparent window I can provide, I will state that I am uncomfortable saying that my stickers are "waterproof". The fact of the matter is, they are hand-crafted and hand-assembled. The stickers can stand up against water/condensation and dry out just fine (see my Instagram highlights for testing video) and ideally, it can hold up to the item its' stuck on being rough-housed. "Protected" is the terminology that I use to indicate that your sticker will last a LONG time, but it is a sticker with a paper base, rather than a printed vinyl product.
Sticker Paper: Staples
Laminating Sheets: Avery
Vinyl Brands: Cricut, Oracal
Machine: Cricut Explore Air 2
Printer: Epson XP-440
Crafting: iPad (6th Generation), Apple Pencil, Adobe Photoshop 2017, Adobe Illustrator 2021, Procreate
I look at my vinyl products in three primary ways: vehicle and decorative, label.