How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution with Custom Stickers

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it can be hard to keep those New Year’s resolutions from fading from memory. How do you keep enthusiasm up when the days drag on and it’s so easy to slip back into your old routine? Custom stickers by Blue Bee Printing may be the answer you’re looking for to give you the edge to succeed.

To keep your resolution from adding to the overwhelming majority of failed ones, you’ll need to change your behavior. Research shows that permanent behavior modification is a process that takes at least 66 days. That means you’ll be well into March before your resolution stops being a force of will and becomes a habit. You can use custom stickers to influence yourself in these five ways.

  • Track your progress: Whether you use a wall calendar, a notebook, or a planner, have a tangible reminder of your progress. On days when you were successful, give yourself a positive sticker. Use a smiley face, a photo of a loved one, or something that makes you happy. Leave the unsuccessful days blank. When you start seeing fewer and fewer blank days you’ll know you’re on the right track.
  • Accountability: You can give all the excuses you want to, but when the results are in black and white, there’s no glossing over it. If you’re using stickers to keep track of your resolution, you’ll know why you’re successful or not.

 

  • Visual reminder: Having the visual aid of a calendar makes it harder to ignore or forget your goal. You can always choose not to open the app on your phone that you’re using to keep track of yourself, but it’s harder to close your eyes to a calendar on the wall or your desk.

 

  • Set mini-goals: Large goals and resolutions can be intimidating. Set smaller goals so you can feel accomplished. Mark your calendar with a new sticker when you achieve your mini-goal.

 

  • Reward: Set milestone rewards for yourself to keep motivated. But through the process, the stickers are the daily reward. There’s a reason teachers use them on tests. Stickers make you feel as if you’ve achieved something. Don’t hold out on yourself by waiting to the end for a reward. Constantly congratulate yourself for working towards your goal.

 

Here are some of the most common new year goals and how to stick to them using custom stickers:

 

Lose weight: Create photo stickers of yourself to track your progress. Start with a before photo and at each mini-goal you achieve take a new photo. You’ll stay motivated when you see how much you’ve improved.

 

Exercise more: Create fun stickers that show what activity you did. On running days, use a photo of Forrest Gump. On swimming days, use Michael Phelps. If weightlifting is your goal, use a photo of the body part you worked. This will help you keep track of your leg days and your arm days.

 

Save more money: In many cases, saving more money is a set it and forget it plan. You can decide how much money you want to save per month and have it automatically withdrawn and transferred to a savings account. However, not over-spending is where the real challenge lies. Saying no to going out to lunch and bringing a brown bag every day isn’t immediately rewarding. Use your reward stickers to highlight small victories like a no-spend day, or cancelling a paid subscription service. Set a weekly budget and sticker the weeks where you were able to stick to it.

 

Learn a new skill or develop a new hobby: Hobbies are difficult to track because they’re more open-ended. Ideally there’s no end goal, you just keep improving your skill. If you’re taking formal lessons for your new hobby, sticker the lesson days with one sticker and the days you practice at home with a different sticker. You’ll be able to see when your practice days are dropping off so you’ll be prepared for the lesson days.

 

Quit smoking: Sticker every day that you are cigarette-free and reserve milestone stickers for the first week, ten days, two weeks, three weeks, and then monthly. You can also create stickers where you can write in milestones like ‘First time going to a bar and not leaving for a cigarette,’ or ‘Refused a cigarette when offered one.’ It’s important to keep the benefits of not smoking in mind as well, so use stickers to track improvements like ‘Saved $30 this week by not smoking,’ or ‘Was able to climb three flights of stairs without coughing.’

 

Read more: Set a daily goal of how many minutes you want to spend reading and give yourself a sticker for each day that you meet it. Challenge yourself to finish a certain number of books for the year and sticker the days when you finished one. Write your thoughts on the book in your planner so you can always have a visual reminder of it.

 

If you’ve made resolutions before without success, make this the year that you change your behavior. You can stick to it with custom stickers.

How To: Create Custom Printable Stickers

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Creativity is contagious!

A fun way to put your skills to use is to design your own customized stickers. Custom printable stickers can have a variety of uses, and are a unique and appealing way to start and promote a business, endorse a new or special product, advertise an event, or just add some color to your office or crafts.

Professionally printed stickers will personalize your projects by enhancing color schemes, giving character to your crafts, and implementing your own unique creativity skills for every project. Custom stickers hold endless opportunities!

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Do you want to put an extra special touch on your birthday invitations or thank you cards? Perhaps you’re having an upcoming bake sale or other fundraising event. Around election day, a customized bumper sticker is a surefire way to promote the candidate you support.

Are you self-employed and searching for a new and innovative way to get your name out to the public? No matter the occasion, brand, or project, Blue Bee Printing can help you tweak the design to fit your desired style and results.custom printable stickers


A good brand logo should be recognizable by its color, name, font and appearance. You want your logo to “stick” in people’s minds. Hopefully, the logo of your company brand will draw the eyes of consumers, and customized stickers can help you share your logo and its message with the world.


One of the many benefits of a customized sticker is that it can be stuck almost anywhere. A good-looking logo may have consumers placing the sticker on a laptop or other piece of property where it can be carried beyond the four walls of an office which means it will be seen by others. Customized stickers are also great when you want to share a specific message to an audience (ex. grand opening date). You can also use custom stickers or magnets to promote a certain aspect of your business.

 

Blue Bee Printing wants to meet our customers’ needs, so we offer several different types of custom stickers. We offer die cut stickers, which are designed based on the specific shape for which the customer has in mind. Next, we have round, oval, square, rounded corner, and rectangle stickers. Additionally, we offer sticker sheets, bumper stickers, circle roll labels (rolls of stickers), and decal transfer stickers.

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After you have decided on your stickers’ shape, you will begin the design process for your customized stickers. This involves selecting paper type and the adhesive you desire. With the exception of circle roll labels and decal transfer stickers, we offer nine paper options with different adhesives. The next decision to make is the type of coating you want on your stickers. The type of coating you select will be dependent on where the stickers will be used and what kind of look you are going for.

Once you have decided on the basics, the next (and most fun!) step to take will be personalizing your stickers. When placing your order, you will select how many stickers you need, as well as the size of your stickers. The final steps are deciding on the proofing and setting up the delivery. Soon, your custom printed sticker order will arrive in the mail!

Virtually any design that you have in mind for a sticker can be brought to life by Blue Bee Printing. We offer many types of designs, shapes, materials, styles, and finishes, all to fit the needs and desires of our highly valued customers.

 

Design Die Cut Stickers with Blue Bee Printing!

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Whether you’re a professional artist or a habitual coffee shop doodler, you’ve got what it takes to create your own custom die-cut stickers. If you’ve created a design that you want to share, or you’ve hired a designer to create a custom logo or character, you are ready to collaborate with us to design die-cut stickers that are unique to your business, group or band.

You’re interested in the die-cut method for your stickers because you want them to look professional, last a long time, and blend seamlessly with the surrounding surface when they’re placed. Because they are the answer to each of these, our die-cut stickers with customized edges are by far our most popular custom sticker option. After all, why would one go to the trouble of designing a customized sticker only to have generic edges ruining the outlines of the image? Or worse, having to skew or stretch a beautiful image to fit the apparently random requirements of a printing company? With Blue Bee, you have plentiful options when it comes to creating custom stickers.

Our beautiful, customized die-cut stickers beg to be shared, collected, and displayed proudly. Whether they end up being placed on 1” office binders, brown clipboards and laptops or hard guitar cases and skate boards, our stickers will put your logo or character in a spot where many people can enjoy it. All age groups show that they appreciate quality stickers with a unique flair; you’ll supply the flair, and we’ll give you stickers with quality that you can be proud to share.

We are able print and cut your stickers to any shape or size your design requires. First, upload your artwork directly to our website through the form you’ll find here, select the size you’d like your stickers to be, choose your finish and materials, then select an option to let us know how you’d like to see your proofs. We can send them electronically, mail them to you, or promptly run your design without showing you a proof if you’re feeling especially confident and on a tight deadline. It’s that simple. Depending on how quickly you want to receive your stickers, we can complete your project in 2 – 5 days. Of course, if you want us to rush, we can! Simply choose the rush option when you reach the shipping portion of the online design form.

We recommend that your image upload leave ⅛” bleed room all the way around; otherwise, your design might be slightly askew. While this is something that we would be able to show you on your proofs, preparing your upload with this requirement in mind will help reduce the risk of additional adjustments being necessary at that stage.

One note on price: custom die-cut stickers are by far the most economical when they are purchased in larger quantities, so be sure to check out different options using our handy price calculator to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

Customized Stickers and Labels for the Home and Office

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Pinterest pages are full of people using their home printers and label-makers to create customized stickers and labels for their homes and offices. However, creating your own labels requires equipment (printers or label-makers), ink for printing, and paper supplies. The costs add up, and if you don’t plan to print labels for hundreds of things around the home or office, the investment in personal label-making supplies might be misplaced.

Instead, consider ordering custom-made stickers and labels as you need them. Most of us don’t want to label everything in sight, but a few well-chosen, beautiful labels will enhance your organization efforts.

Here we’ve detailed our top 10 choices for customized stickers for your home.

  1. Labels for Your Bathroom
    Large, clear bathroom jars, whether glass or acrylic, are a beautiful, clean way to store display toiletry supplies. This streamlined look enhances a spa effect in your bathroom. Adding large labels in a personalized style will coordinate these nondescript jars to match the atmosphere you’re creating in your bathroom.

    Design these labels to match the supplies you normally keep on-hand, and transfer these supplies out of their unattractive packaging into sleek, labeled jars.

  2. Labels for Art Caddy Organizer
    Any family who has been graced by a budding artist will know that the art supply situation can get out of control rapidly. Fortunately, the fix is simple: purchase a vertical stacking plastic cabinet of drawers and label the drawer fronts with the supplies that should be stored within.

    These cabinets come with and without wheels, and labels can easily be removed and replaced as the contents change over time.

  3. Oversized Labels for the Garage
    Often when tackling home organizing, the garage presents the largest challenge. Shelves full of items sitting side-by-side look cluttered and haphazard, presenting a daunting challenge to a household member who is just looking for last year’s holiday lights!

    The solution: purchase good-quality rubber or plastic bins for your garage shelves, and label them with attractive, matching, oversized labels advertising their contents. Your garage will look tidy and uniform, and you’ll be able to find what you need quickly the next time you’re searching

  4. Spice Jar Labels
    Bulk spices save a pretty penny over the small grocery jars, but you’ll pay for it with the lack of included airtight packaging. Because spices become stale very quickly when they are exposed to air, tightly-closed jars are essential to preserving the delicious, delicate flavors and aromas.

    Once you’ve transferred these bagged spices into large, airtight jars, add labels to prevent you from confusing your mace with your allspice. This is especially useful for any spices you tend to keep on-hand year round, like chili powder and cinnamon.

  5. Mason Jar Labels
    You can store almost any dry good in mason jars of various sizes; flour, spices, pastas, cereals, chocolate chips, dried coconut – if it’s in your pantry, you can probably store it in a mason jar.

    Consider adding customized stickers or labels to your jars to make them a more permanent-looking, intentional part of your kitchen.

  6. Pantry Basket Labels
    If you choose to keep your dry pantry goods in their original containers, you can still benefit from the organizational magic of labels; simply organize dry goods according to type, place them in a lined wicker basket, and attach a label or sticker on a tag that be either strung from the handle or affixed right to the front of the basket (depending on the type of basket you choose).
  7. Toy Basket Labels
    Help children keep their toys organized by placing labels or stickers on the front of their toy bins or baskets. Pictures can be substituted for words for the very young, but the teaching organization skills by using labels is very effective.
  8. Label Files and Drawers
    For your home office, smaller labels can be useful for your files and drawers. Once you’ve organized, order labels to ensure that neither you nor other household members will come along behind you and undo what you’ve so carefully created.
  9. Label cables
    Rather than get behind your computer or television to trace cables, take a tip from the pros and attach a label tag. That way, you’ll know which cable is which by just checking the power strip, saving yourself time and saving your knees, too!
  10. Store Office Supplies in Labeled Containers
    Relocate items from your desktop into various sizes of storage containers. Label these containers by their contents and place them out of sight in closets, cupboards, or drawers, thus visually and practically decluttering the space. The effect will soothe your mind when you’re trying to work, and will keep your home office from detracting from the beauty of the rest of your carefully organized (and labeled) home.