Do It Yourself Phrase Stickers- ” Just Sayings” A Craft Hack

I used my custom DIY phrase stickers  ” Just Sayings” on these ATCs.

You may ask ” Why make your own phrase stickers when you could just go out and buy the ones by Tim Holtz or 7 Dots Studio? ”

Well for one, my “art dollars” are precious to me and I want to get lots of bang for my buck. There are way more fun art supplies out there that I would rather have.  Secondly, I want to personalize my stickers, select my font, size and words/phrases. Third, it is so easy to do.

First, collect words, phrases, quotes that appeal to you and your style ( sentimental, inspirational, sarcastic or funny. Pinterest is a great place to not only source but store these. Create a board for  quotes or phrases and then simply do theme specific searches and pin the ones you like to the board.  You can also pin pages your like that have phrases you like. It could not be any easier.  Don’t do Pinterest, do it old school and write them down in a notebook.

Second step, type the words, phrases quotes using your word processor. Don’t worry about the font at this time, just get all of them down.

Thirdly, choose the font you want to use. Your Word program comes with many fonts but you can easily download free fonts. I get mine at  You can go to the website which allows you to see what all the fonts look like so you can more easily choose.

Check out this Mixed Media Technique Tag video  which shows both how to download and install new fonts and how to use .

So once you have selected the font or fonts you wish to use. ( You are not limited to one type of font) play in your Word program and adjust sizes until you get what you like.  I aim to get a full page. Print off a trial sheet just to be sure you got the sizes and look you want.

Now you need to buy  full sheet white labels. Avery makes them, but  I bought dollar store version and they work well. Also, check out the Amazon links below. Watch the prices as some times you can get a real great deal ( Box of 100 for $25) . Get together with your creative friends and buy a big box together to get the great price.  Check out my Happy Planner Meets Mixed Media series to see many other uses for these sticker sheets.

Simply put your label sheet in your printer and press print. Now all you have to do is cut out the phrase you want , peel off the backing and stick it down.

As a special treat for my subscribers I am going to provide you with my latest DIY phrase stickers . I call them ” Just Sayings”.

Download and save on your computer. Open in your Word program. Unfortunately , the font I chose was lost when I made it a google doc. ( will have to find a way around this) So,if you want it to look exactly like mine, you will need to get the font LW Simple from Silhouette I used size 30 . Similar free fonts from include cookies and milk, fishfingers, and internet friends.  If not, you can choose the font and size for your stickers from fonts you have in your word program.

If you want to print it out with black background, go to top of Word program to where is says background color and select black.

Don’t have a printer at home?  You can save this to flash drive and take it to office supply store and have them print it out for you. I believe you can also email it to them to print off but you will have to check .


Check out ” CreativeKady Approved” supplies at my Amazon Store .
I pre-selected and organize art supplies into categories to make it easier for you.

Avery Full Sheet Label- box of 25
Avery Full Sheet Label – box of 100

These stickers are perfect to use on ATCs, ICADS, Tags , smaller journal pages and in your Happy Planner.  Have fun.




7 thoughts on “Do It Yourself Phrase Stickers- ” Just Sayings” A Craft Hack

  1. Elayne Gordon

    Thanks so much for the tip on creating word stickers. I had just tried something similar with some clear label paper I had. This is even better. One question, I followed your instructions to change background color but the page still prints with the white background. Can you offer any suggestions? TIA


    1. creativekady Post author

      Sorry I really have no idea why that wouldnt work. I use WORD from Office as word program…perhaps yours is different? Does it turn black on the screen? Perhaps google printing black background with white print ?

      The font KG Defying Gravity is a font that has white print on a black background. You could try downloading from and install it . Good luck.


  2. joan

    Thank you so much for your generosity in your time and knowledge and now these phrases. I have some sheets of double sided sticky so will try that with my printed sheets before I buy some labels . I am learning so much from you. Joan UK


    1. melissa edwards

      Joan, If you use double-sided sticky paper won’t the top side you print on just be the backing paper? After you print you will not have any adhesive on the back. Am I understanding correctly?


  3. melissa edwards

    Karen, I want to thank you for your money saving video! I am a new follower and have been trying to watch as many of your videos as I can! I love all your tips and ideas!


    1. creativekady Post author

      Oh thank you so much Melissa. I love passing along what I know to others ( must be the teacher in me – I retired 2 years ago) . I hope you have success with my tips. Happy creating. Karen



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