If you’re wondering where to start with your cricut sticker business idea, you’ve come to the right place. Below are all the essentials you need to start your cricut sticker business TODAY!
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What a great business idea! Now, what do you need to get it started? Whether you plan on starting your cricut sticker business on Etsy, Amazon, or your own shop, these are the 9 things you ABSOLUTELY NEED to get your sticker shop up and running.
In this article:
- The BEST Cricut for Stickers
- Cutting Mats for Cricut Sticker Making
- Best Cricut Blades for Stickers
- Top Rated Sticker Scrapers
- Best Printer for Cricut Stickers
- Computers VS Tablet (Which one is best for Designing Cricut Stickers?)
- Most Loved Design Apps for Making Stickers
- Best Quality Sticker Paper for Cricut
- Shipping and Packaging Supplies for Sticker Business
The BEST Cricut for Stickers
Well, obviously you can’t start your Cricut sticker business without a Cricut!
Here are my top 2 recommended BEST Cricut for sticker making:
Each come with their own set of pros and cons, however the biggest difference between the two will be the pricing. If you are looking for a more affordable but still quality Cricut, go with the Cricut Explore 3.
If you’re ready to spend a little extra on your business the Cricut Maker 3 is going to be your best friend!
PRO-TIP: Some reviews recommend you purchase a better blade for the Cricut Explore when making stickers, and I fully agree. Although the blade it comes with is great, check out some of the better blades below!
Cutting Mats for Cricut Sticker Making
One thing I forgot when I was gather my sticker business supplies was a cutting mat. BIG MISTAKE on my part that ultimately ruined my favorite desk!
Don’t make the same mistake I did, here is the mat I use and LOVE now:
Depending on the size of Cricut stickers you will be making the size of your cutting mat may vary. These are my favorite more sturdy mats, that come in more than just one color.
Best Cricut Blades for Stickers
As mentioned in the section above, you may need to take a look at alternative blades for your Cricut.
You may not use them until your original blade has dulled out, but it’s best to have some on hand for when that does happen.
Trust me, you don’t want to be mid-cut when you realize the blade isn’t like it used to be and you have tons of more stickers to go.
Depending on what Cricut you purchase your blade may vary.
Top Rated Sticker Scrapers
What in the world is a sticker scraper? Don’t worry I had no idea what this was or why I needed it until I realized just how helpful these little guys are.
Cricut makes their own scraper tools, but I find these to be even better:
They are much easier to hold in your hand, come with extra blades, and come with an extra scraper. Which I promise you, you will misplace one of them at some point!
Best Printer for Cricut Stickers
I wrote more about each printer listed below in TOP 7 BEST PRINTER FOR CRICUT PRINT AND CUT , but these are the top 3 from that list.
You want to make sure you have a good quality printer on hand for your designs, so that they are crisp and colorful for your customers!
I currently use the Canon PIXMA Pro-200 and my customers RAVE about the detail in my products!
Computers VS Tablet (Which one is best for Designing Cricut Stickers?)
This one is more of an opinion based must have. I personally love designing on a big screen with a keyboard, however, I know so many other small Cricut sticker makers enjoy the flexibility that tablets have to offer.
You should use a computer if:
- You mostly work at a desk/in an office setting
- You enjoy a larger screen to look at
- You are running a lot of software at once
You should consider a tablet for Cricut sticker designs if:
- You are more of a draw your own design kind
- You work in different spaces (travel around)
- Enjoy a handheld experience
Most Loved Design Apps for Making Stickers
- Design Space (Cricut’s own app)
- Best for Beginners
- Comes with Free templates
- This is a free design space, however I think it is best with the subscription. There are just so many endless options that way.
- Easy to use!
- My favorite
- Adobe Illustrator
- More advanced designers (Bit of a learning curve)
- Endless design options
- Pricey subscription
- Inkscape (FREE)
- Best for budget beginners!
I recommend beginners start with the Cricut Design Space and work their way up from there!
Here is a great video for all you beginners:
Best Sticker Paper for Cricut
There are 3 different types of sticker paper for your Cricut that you can use. Each with a different style of its own!
Here is a rundown of each,
What you’ll need:
The matte sticker paper and the glossy are basically the same, however the glossy is shiny and has that glossy finish!
What you’ll need:
What you’ll need:
This is my favorite brand – and they have great wholesale prices for bulk orders!
Shipping and Packaging Supplies for Sticker Business
Now that you’ve got all you need to make your wonderful stickers, it’s time to get them to your customers.
Here’s a list of what you’ll likely need to ship your stickers:
- Cardstock Mailers
- Best for keeping your stickers unbent during the shipping process!
- Bubble Wrap
- Extra protection during shipping, especially for larger orders!
- Label Printer
- Get the package where it needs to be, and don’t forget thermal paper!
Now, packaging supplies is where we can have some fun! This includes everything you may put on the outside of your package or inside.
What brings back customers?
- Packaging Inserts
- Extra Goodies
- This could be discount codes on their next order, or a fun future deal you’re offering soon!
Now you should have everything you need & MORE, to get a jumpstart on your Cricut sticker business! Even if you don’t have absolutely everything, take the leap. As a small business owner myself all I can say about getting started is that you just have to start.
You’ll learn so much along the way!
Good luck to you on your wonderful sticker business!