Monday, December 01, 2014

Using the Xyron Create-a-Sticker machine

When I was at the AGM on Saturday, trying to glue the label onto my jar of vegemite, I mentioned that I should have brought my sticker maker with me, And got blank looks,

After I stopped raving about how great my sticker maker was, I promised I'd share how it worked on our Facebook page. And then I realised I'd not really talked about it on my blog, and perhaps I could do a little recycling...

Anyway. This is the basic Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker machine. I hate that it's sparkly and pink but at that stage they weren't doing a black and white version (and now I can't justify buying a second one just because I don't like the colour of my one). I bought mine on a whim from our local craft chain for around $15, but you can usually pick them up online for less. Sticker refills are available for permanent and removable stickers.

How does it work? 
Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker machine.
1. You cut out the (flat) tiny thing that you want to stick to another tiny thing,
Loading a dolls' house miniature marmalade jar label into the Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker machine.
2. Carefully drop your tiny thing into the feeder, face up. (I usually have several things side by side to use up the available sticker width, but this was just a demonstration)
A dolls' house miniature marmalade jar label in the Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker machine
3. Slowly pull the sticker sheet out from the bottom (I realised as I did the demonstration that my cartridge is almost out and couldn't be bothered going and getting the spare for the shoot: which is why there are brown bits on the sticker sheet)
A Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker machine with a dolls' house miniature marmalade jar label turned into a sticker.
4. Once your sticker has cleared the teeth, carefully rip the sticker tape off.
Ripping off the completed sticker from a  Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker machine
 5. Rub the sticker area with your fingernail, then lift the top sheet off and discard. Peel your custom sticker off the backing and carefully apply to whatever you wanted to stick it to.
Completed sticker from a  Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker machine
There are several sizes of Xryon machine available. I was lucky enough to pick up the 2.5 inch model at an op shop for $15 and was given the 9 inch model during a work clean-out.
Three sizes of Xyron sticker machines stacked on top of each other.

2 comments :

Indy_Poppy said...

What a great idea. I made a few labels for a project a few years ago and it drove me crazy trying to glue the labels on. Thanks for the idea. IndyPoppy

Elf said...

What a nifty little machine!