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Vegtastic Custom Kiss Cut Stickers for tart in Bozeman, Montana

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Photo credit: @tartique instagram



We are all about independent and local businesses, and today our sticker story comes from tart, a ten-year fixture in the Bozeman arts and craft scene.

They bring us these wonderful kiss cut stickers that display illustrations of vegetables for a series of handmade felt ornaments for sale in their shop. The drawings are from a staff member Lauren, and the ornaments come from Amanda Adams of @closecallstudio. These stickers are a great way to add to a purchase, as they are colorful, beautiful and match the ornaments perfectly.

More about tart


tart started in 2007 as a boutique and contemporary art gallery in the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture and spent nine years in that location, when the original owner Anna Visscher decided it was time for a change. She closed the brick and mortar side of the business in March of 2016, and then in the summer of 2016 Serena Rundberg, the owner of Bozeman favorite restaurants Nova and Feed, purchased tart and moved it to the historic red barn that also houses Feed. If their Instagram and stickers are any indication, tart is growing and thriving. The goal of the business is the same: to carry a mix of artists and products that are handmade.

tart photo credit Amber Schwartz Photography

Photo from tart Facebook by aschwartzphotos.com


Compliment your products with custom stickers


Packaging up any purchase gets that much more fun when you can throw in a custom sticker that reflects your customer's interests and reinforces your brand and your experience. Whether it's a kiss cut sticker like our friends at tart or if you're thinking about sticker sheets or silkscreen stickers, we have a custom sticker option that will help you stand out from the crowd. It might be an add-on like the vegetable stickers, or it might be a logo sticker that stacks on your vendor table at the craft market.

No matter the stage of your small business, if you're on etsy or your own website, you can use a sticker to share your story with the world.

Art Makers Denver Brings Creativity and Energy to the McNichols Civic Center Building

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Art Makers Denver 2017 is in its second day here in Denver, and those in attendance will be able to experience the spirit of artistic discovery in a variety of mediums and materials, while exploring a wide range of techniques. The custom sticker they design highlights the hemispheres of the brain, with the right brain radiating with flourish of color representing creativity. For this year, their slogan reads "spend some time in your right mind" as a nod to the design below. As a foundation, there's a green stripe that holds the group's logo.

This workshop-based event includes a diverse group of instructors and artists possessing various levels of experience. What we really enjoy seeing is how enthusiastic everyone is with their relentless desire to create, discover, explore and enjoy. Venue host McNichols Civic Center Building is a historic feature at the intersection of Colfax and Bannock. Back in 1909, the cornerstone was set, and this built the foundation for the Carnegie Library that would become a center of learning in Civic Center Park. Fast forward over a hundred and ten years later, and this location was re-opened in 2012 as a contemporary hub for arts and culture for the people of Denver. Built in the Greek Revival style with classic Corinthian columns and an iconic colonnade, this space just oozes creativity, and it serves as an oasis in the heart of downtown Denver.

Art Makers Denver will take place across two floors. It's designed to be adaptable, with a series of movable walls and curtains that create individual workshop spaces. Seven workshops will be on each floor, and the views will be pure autumn in Colorado--ideal for inspiration and creative energy.

Artist who still have room on their schedule Monday include:


Candace French – Exploring Mixed Media (Day 1 of 2 days)
Elizabeth St. Hilaire – Love Story: A Hand-Painted Altered Book
Janet Nunn – Painting Fall Colors
Jenny Doh – Painting by Heart:Denver! (Day 1 of 2 days)
Julie Haymaker Thompson – Tea in Wonderland
Kirsten Denbow – Off the Cuff – Enamel for Your Home
Mary Hettmansperger – Rib Basketry
Melinda Tidwell – Collaging the Book:Making Materials from Paperback Books
Susan Lenart Kazmer – Altered Surface – Talismans Jewelry

For the third and final day, you can study with:


Elizabeth St. Hilaire – Flora and Fauna: Mini Collage Class (8 x 8 and 10 x 10)
Janet Nunn – Painting Note Cards
Julie Haymaker Thompson – Pocket Full of Posies
Kirsten Denbow – No torch? No Problem! Creative Cold Connections
Mary Hettmansperger – Looping Over Stones, Beads Wire and More
Melinda Tidwell – Collaging the Book:Working with Hardbacks
Susan Lenart Kazmer – Making Connections – Riveting II Step in Talismans

We sponsored this event last year, and you can read about that edition on our blog. There's a cool video from the 2015 edition in the post. The design for last year's sticker was a different, and it's cool to see the creative vary from year to year.

https://www.stickergiant.com/blog/art-makers-denver-2016/

Sticker Art Created by VSA Colorado Access Gallery

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Stickers are becoming art in a unique and fantastic way at the VSA Colorado Access Gallery.

Access Gallery is doing amazing work supporting kids with disabilities that are artistic. We covered the Access Gallery sticker story this past winter when they were running their Stick'em Up Chuck Sticker Art Exhibit. The exhibit was so much fun to experience as they made some incredible artwork that was mosaic style of cars, people, a smiley face and more. It was also cool to hear the stories of how they had sold some of the pieces because the artists keep the majority of the sales and it's how they support themselves.

Stickers became part of what Access Gallery does as it was a way for people with disabilities to still be artistic. Even if you can't paint or draw, putting together pieces of art with stickers was a work around. All of the stickers being used by Access Gallery are from our production facility here in Longmont, Colorado. Each job has a number of excess stickers that come off of it. We like to surprise our customers by including more than they expected and then the rest either get tossed or mixed into some of our scheduled content online as photos and videos.

However, working with the Access Gallery gave us a new opportunity to recycle our excess stickers that come off the machines every week. We now pack up boxes full of them and deliver them to the team at Access to create more beautiful artwork.

We recently even commissioned the VSA Colorado Access Gallery to create our own piece of art featuring our StickerGiant flame logo. It came out awesome! It's now the centerpiece next to Saul the Sticker Ball when you walk into our facility here in Longmont, Colorado.

We did a video all about Access Gallery that you can watch here to see more about them and how we came together on this sticker art. Also. Checkout the photos below of them creating this new art piece for us:





Claw & Talon Tattoo

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Bringing artwork to life in more ways than one. Claw & Talon Tattoo is creating amazing tattoo designs and making them into custom stickers to promote their shop.

There are three artists that make up the shop; Vinny, David and Ryan, each has their own unique style. Claw & Talon is in Boulder, Colorado making it a popular spot for residents and travelers to stop in.

Claw & Talon is all about providing an excellent experience for people to get tattoos. Whether it is a design picked out from the artist, or your very own idea, they will work with you to make it easy and comfortable to get the perfect tattoo.

To show off their style, they put together a great black and white design to promote the shop. It looks amazing printed as a custom die cut sticker, as the edges of the sticker are cut around the custom shaped design. This is a killer sticker to be applied around the shop and to hand out to folks getting work done at Claw & Talon Tattoo.

Artwork Guidelines at StickerGiant

We're talking to our customers all day, every day, and we've found some classic Frequently Asked Questions. One really popular question (that we love to answer!) is about our Artwork Requirements when ordering custom stickers and labels.

In getting artwork submitted and quickly turned into a proof for custom stickers or labels, its helpful to know how we setup artwork for our production. Check out this video below if you'd like to get a head start on setting up your artwork just follow some of these guidelines.

If you've watched the video and you still need help, we do offer Free Artwork Setup for every order submitted.

Access Gallery presents Stick'em Up Chuck

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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

Access Gallery has used extra stickers from our production to give to artists with disabilities with the purpose of creating art. The result is an awesome exhibit called Stick'Em Up Chuck.

Access Gallery is part of the VSA Colorado which supports individuals with disabilities to be able to aspire to have careers in the arts. Access Gallery is the cornerstone of their work where they setup exhibits of artists with disabilities on a regular basis. They reside here in Denver, Colorado in the Santa Fe Art District and feature a free gallery open to the public.

So where did stickers come in to play? During the sticker manufacturing process, we see a fair amount of extra stickers that stack up and get used for various things. This is where our own piece of art, Saul the Largest Sticker Ball was born. Access Gallery by way of a third party came across a box of our stickers and the gears started spinning. The key to their art is that it is accessible art.
"Accessible art takes many forms, we consider cost, availability and workability of a material. Many art materials are also expensive and not easily transported. For this culmination of our Fall Residency programs explores all things sticky, tacky, tapey and tactile.  We wanted to see what we could really do with every day objects that need little if any artistic talent. We have a portrait of Chuck Norris, Santa and his reindeer made of tape and have completely re-imagined a thrift store sculpture. Many of these pieces were created by people with significant physical and mental disabilities."

Tonight marks the kickoff of the Stick'em Up Chuck exhibit featuring lots of stickers worked into several of the art pieces. The exhibit will run until February 3rd and features a Meet the Artist night on January 20th.


Get out to support the sticker accessible arts and these great artists' work.


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