|Posted: 7/11/2013 2:05:09 PM|
Does anyone have any ideas for using up Mrs. Grossman's stickers? Or how to alter them a little bit?
This is my latest situation with them: I was making a LO about our trip to Yellowstone and I wanted to place the evergreen stickers in my embellishment groupings. The color of the trees was just so bright compared to the papers and the other supplies I was using. Trying to tone down the color with Distress inks just didn't work.
I have all sorts of her stickers. I loved them once upon a time, but now they just don't seem as usable. I still love a lot of them, but the colors look jarring next to the colors of the newer papers or when using them in embellishment groupings.
I would love to see LOs with these stickers. Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?
Thank you so much!
Loc: near Chattanooga TN
|Posted: 7/11/2013 2:08:41 PM|
Have you tried gesso or maybe white paint watered down a bit? I used gesso to lighten some bright washi tape. Or maybe you could sand them. It depends on the look you are going for. Hope that helps.
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|Posted: 7/11/2013 2:18:16 PM|
I think they look better if they are mounted on a square of white, and then matted with black or another color. They could still be cute on some layouts. Or given to a school.
Loc: So Cal
|Posted: 7/11/2013 2:38:22 PM|
I give them to my kids they love them. Occasionally I use them on a gift tag. Their style really stands out among the current trends and doesn't work for me.
|Posted: 7/11/2013 2:57:43 PM|I too have just passed them on to my kids. They love them!!
|Posted: 7/11/2013 3:17:51 PM|What about taking inspiration from this video by Wilna... She uses rub-ons, but I think it would work with stickers too... And you could mix/choose paint/gelatos to make the colours and vibrancy of the stickers...
|Posted: 7/11/2013 3:18:43 PM|I would check You tube. There are lots of videos out there with great ideas on altering stuff. Here is a video about cutting stickers up. It is kind of old, but you never know where inspiration might come from. Good luck!
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|Posted: 7/11/2013 3:58:29 PM|
I gave most of mine to my church. The preschool and the Sunday school teachers L.O.V.E. them for projects with the kids.
Loc: southern IN
|Posted: 7/11/2013 4:04:51 PM|
The last ones I used were on a card. They are sort of bright or deeper-saturated colors than what's popular now so they're hard to mix with today's collections, but I still love them! I've given some (along with other supplies) to a local school, but some I just have to hold onto. Hope you find a way to use yours. Maria
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Loc: Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
|Posted: 7/11/2013 5:34:24 PM|
My friend had a great idea - some of them that she liked the shape but not the colors, she painted completely black and used as silhouettes.
Loc: The Sunshine State
|Posted: 7/11/2013 5:55:54 PM|
Cover with vellum?
|Posted: 7/11/2013 6:17:06 PM|
So many good idea! I can't wait to try them!
I'll have to check out the videos tonight. Thanks so much for the links.
I knew the peas would have some ideas!
|Posted: 7/11/2013 6:57:09 PM|
I still have mine and use them every so often. I have used another company recently for behind the title. It is on my layouts the one that has the title Carnival. I like you was trying to figure out how to use them and was surprised that my idea actually came out good. I will definitely repeat this again. Also in my journal I will use those stickers b/c they are small for what I was talking about. Also in one of my layouts there is the groceries ones that I used to in the middle of the flower.
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|Posted: 7/11/2013 7:27:47 PM|
Those were great ideas on your layouts. I'll add them to my to-try list!
Loc: Dusty Ol' West Texas
|Posted: 7/11/2013 10:44:00 PM|
If the shapes are easy to make out from just the outline, like stars or trees, you can use them as masks with mist. I just dab a little baby powder on the back so they won't be too sticky and then apply to my cardstock. Mist and then remove.
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Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 7/11/2013 11:08:32 PM|On the hundredth day of school the kids in kindergarten they take in 100 of something. Anything.
I gave my DGD 100 different Mrs Grossmans stickers to use on a poster
She punched 100 squares if white cardstock and stuck all the stickers on those squares
Then she stuck all those squares down on a colored poster board with a grid showing.
It was really clean looking and used up a lot of stickers
I had DS do the same thing when he was in kindergarten 10 years ago too.
I still have plenty of those stickers left to do several more posters for the 100th day of school in the future
I also have them all in a binder in divided page protectors.
DGD gets to use them when never she wants to
We make bookmarks with them.
I also had DD make valentine bookmarks one year when she was little for her entire class (that used a lot)
ETA: we make gift tags for the kids friends with them too
|Posted: 7/12/2013 9:57:54 AM|Gosh, doesn't this bring back memories. My local scrapbook store used to have big rolls of stickers and you tore off them by the square, LOL!
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|Posted: 7/12/2013 10:28:53 AM|
Mine went to dd.
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|Posted: 7/12/2013 4:55:56 PM|
Gosh, doesn't this bring back memories. My local scrapbook store used to have big rolls of stickers and you tore off them by the square, LOL!
There is a local store here that still sells them...and they really sell them! It's not a scrapbook store, but a card, gift, wrapping paper store kind of store. They have some that I bought about 15 years ago. It's kind of funny!
|Posted: 7/12/2013 5:54:14 PM|Why do you have to "use them up"? I suppose to me Andrea Grossman's stickers are so iconic as I remember using her red hearts on many an envelope to loved ones 30 years ago. I know I am dating my self but fast forward to 12 years ago when I worked at an LSS. I have no idea how many stickers I rang up over the years.
I understand that many images are dated an scrapbooking has so changed. I am almost exclusively digital but what Andrea Grossman contributed to the industry needs to be celebrated!
Check out how she got started...it all started with a red heart! red heart
Loc: southern IN
|Posted: 7/12/2013 6:13:33 PM|
You're right MaryMux - YAY for Mrs. G! I bought stickers (many of them Mrs.G's) for my son when he was a boy 30 years ago and I bought stickers for myself years later for sbing; there are some I probably won't use now, but just can't let them go. One of my favorite of Mrs. G: the little pig - too cute! Maria
|Posted: 7/12/2013 9:03:39 PM|I guess I "misspoke". I didn't mean to actually use them up per se, but to actually use them with some of the more current papers and embellishments. The stickers I have just don't have the same color tones as most of my papers.
I did buy tons and tons of the tiny bunches of flowers. I still have a few them and they are still really usable. They were one of my all time favorites. I'm just having trouble with some of them and the ideas the peas have will help me.
I have so many supplies that I am trying to work my way through my stash..old and new. I meant no disrespect for Mrs. Grossman. I still get a smile on my face when I walk into our local store and see the wall with the rolls of stickers. Sadly, they don't have the bunches of flowers!
Loc: southern IN
|Posted: 7/12/2013 9:18:03 PM|
Natlhol, I don't think anyone took your post "the wrong way" - we all have older supplies that we try to blend in with our newer stuff. And some stuff that we keep around "just becoz' we like it so much"! (That's where my inner hoarder comes in!)
Back to the colors of the older stickers: I wonder if you could mist over them. Probably wouldn't stick to their glossy surface? Maybe take a fine grit sandpaper to sand them a little?
Hope we all dig into our sticker supply and come up with new uses. Maria
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Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 7/12/2013 10:37:24 PM|
I loved tearing them off the big rolls at the LSS and have a bunch too. I haven't used them in ages but might try some of the ideas here.
I had another thought as well. I know they are hard to match with current patterned papers, but why not use them on layouts that are just cardstock and not patterned paper?
|Posted: 7/12/2013 10:38:01 PM|
No OP, you didn't misspeak....you just stirred up memories for me...and I wanted to share. There was a time when Mrs. Grossman's stickers were all there was. And in the the beginning of SBing if you needed something to go with a particular theme...there was a Mrs. G sticker to match.
And you are doing the right thing by looking at different ways to use them...(distress and paint etc). I have a PSB full of stickers that I would love to use. Anyone remember Stickopotumus????
I always enjoyed the business side of scrapping and that was my point with my first post. I think of the empire that Andrea created and I wonder what the state of it is now...
It was good to hear that some stores still carry the stickers...I hav'nt been in an LSS in years ....
In general..I am just glad that people still SB whether with new or old supplies!
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Loc: Somewhere over the Judgy-pants Rainbow
|Posted: 7/12/2013 11:21:37 PM|
They are great for kid's cards. The kids love the bright colors.
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|Posted: 7/13/2013 4:57:51 PM|
I think I'll make a list of the suggestions and keep it nearby for the next time I'm stumped. So many good ideas!
Does anyone remember when Mrs. Grossman was on that scrapbooking show with Sandy Genovese? She was so soft spoken. Such a wonderful lady.
Loc: North Carolina
|Posted: 7/13/2013 7:02:23 PM|If they are shapes, you can flip them over and apply glitter or sand or beads, etc to the sticky side and then adhere to your page.
|Posted: 7/14/2013 10:51:29 AM|
For those looking to get rid of their Mrs. G stash...
There are collectors out there looking for vintage Mrs. G stickers. Perhaps offer them on ebay and see if you have something rare or valuable?
I buy up the 12" rainbow lines when I see them and use them on adoption fliers to highlight the animals available at our local pet shelter...and would die to find some of the original black and white cat stickers (if anyone has some of those!)