{baby announcement hershey kiss stickers} easy tutorial included!

I really wanted something fun to give visitors at the hospital and at home when I had the baby--something small & simple, and with her name on it.  We've all seen Hershey Kiss stickers for every season & holiday, and I've always loved them, so I thought designing one as a tiny baby announcement would be PERFECT!

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The idea came to me when I was in Michael's, and saw bags of Hershey kisses that said "It's a Girl" and "It's a Boy". I immediately fell in love with them, and knew adding her name to the bottom was exactly what I was looking for.  If you can't find them at your local Michael's store, just google them--lots of links come up where you can buy them online...or use regular kisses!

caroline kiss FINAL 8 copy

Usually I use Photoshop to create something like this, but I know there are many of you who don't use or have Photoshop, and I wanted everyone to be able to make these, and personalize them.

So...I created the basic circles for you in three colors--pink, blue, and yellow--and I'm going to show you how you can make your own without Photoshop. And it's EASY--you can totally do it!!!

{supplies}

-white full sheet labels

-3/4 inch circle punch or scissors

-computer & printer

{directions}

step 1: 

Download one or all of the following circles (jpg files), and save them to a folder on your hard drive.

Yellow Circle

Blue Circle

Pink Circle

step 2: 

Go to www.picmonkey.com.  It's a site where you can edit your photos and create collages--for free! There are some options that they offer only for their subscribers, but there is a lot you can do just using the free stuff.  When you get there, click on "edit a photo", and you'll be able to browse and open the circle jpg file you just saved.

step 3: 

This is what your page will look like once you've opened your file.  On the far left, you'll see a bunch of options like crop, rotate, resize, et.  Those will be for photos you want to edit.  To the left of those, are several icons that run down the side of the page.  If you click on the "P", it will open up the text options, which is what you want to do first.

caroline kiss step 1

step 4: 

Now you can select the font(s) you want to use, then click on "add text".  A box will pop up (the one on the screen on the right), where you can also select color, and change the size to fit in your circle.  I did this twice--one for the first name and one for the middle name.

caroline kiss step 2

step 5: 

When you're finished with your text. you're ready to add a fun shape or embellishment.  The icon right underneath the P is a cluster of three small shapes, and when you hover over it, it says "overlay", as you can see on this screenshot.  Click on it, and it will open a ton of options for embellishments.

caroline kiss step 3

step 6: 

I chose the hearts options, and as you can see, there are quite a few to choose from!  Select the embellishment you want, and a small box pops up (on the right of my screen) that gives you options for colors.

caroline kiss step 4

All done!! At the top of the screen, it gives you the option to save--go ahead and save it to the file of your choice.

caroline kiss step 5

step 7: 

Now you're ready to create a whole sheet of the cuties--so you can print and punch!  Open up a new Word document (or compatible--these instructions for for Word), and choose "Insert", then "Picture".  You'll be able to browse for the circle image you just created, and insert it into Word.  I created the circle to be the right size, so you shouldn't have to re-size it---it should be 3/4 inch. It for some reason it's not, go ahead and re-size it.  Copy the image you just inserted, then paste it (Ctrl V) over and over, until it fills the page.

caroline kiss step 6

step 8: 

Print your file onto a white full sheet label. Use a 3/4 inch circle punch to punch out the circles, or cut them out with scissors.   Stick a circle onto the bottom of each Hershey kiss!

caroline kiss FINAL 1 copy

caroline kiss FINAL 5 copy

I made a few other circles so you can see just a couple of the millions of possibilities...

jack kissjack dragonfly kiss 2henry kiss snailAren't they CUTE????  I LOVE it!!!  These would also be really cute labels for a million other things...just re-size the circles in Word to whatever size you like, print, and cut!  I have a 2 inch circle punch that I just might use for this project...

{kierste}

Simply Kierste
Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and most of her posts revolve around making her home a beautiful, organized, and fun place to be. When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.
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comments

  1. Absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for the tutorial:)

  2. So stinken cute!! We’re due in July, pinning away for future reference!

  3. Oh, my goodness!!! One more thing to add to my fun and crazy to-do list for the next 4 weeks. LOL! Thanks for this ADORABLE idea!!! I LOVE IT!

  4. My ‘babies’ are now 15 and 12 and if I were ‘to go there’ again, I would so use this idea but those kisses are really too cute to take the wrapper off of and eat….so sweet…God Bless You as you await the arrival of your little one….

  5. You are going to die laughing…..I bought two bags so I could get this checked off my list… (we’re having a girl!, after 3 boys) and guess how many pinks there were in the first bag????

    ONE! ONE PINK KISS!!! And my circle punch is too big….so…..off to figure something else out. LOL!

    • simply {kierste} says:

      What??? One pink kiss in the whole bag of It’s a Girl Hershey Kisses? That is SO CRAZY! I would totally take them back! My circle punch was also too big, so I cut them out with scissors-it took less than an hour to do the whole thing, even doing it that way.

      Congrats on your baby girl–SO fun!!!! XO

  6. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I made a bunch tonight for my daughter who will be having her baby girl on Saturday. :0) Can’t wait to surprise her with them. Congrats to you on your new baby daughter. What blessings! xo

  7. Hi Keirste, LOVE LOVE LOVE you!! Great tutorial, just wanted to let you know Staples sells circle labels in 3/4 size so you can print right on them, peel and stick!! <3 Thanks for you amazing blog!!

    • simply {kierste} says:

      Linda, thank you for your kind words!!! I also appreciate the info about the 3/4 inch circle labels. Have you ever printed on them before? Is it easy to get everything lined up correctly to print in the centers of the labels? That would save so much time!!! xoxo

  8. Hi! These are so cute and were also very easy to do! Thanks for the tutorial! I was wondering if you would consider putting other color circles up also for other holidays? Basic black, green, red…etc.? Or is there an easy way to create the circle myself?

    • simply {kierste} says:

      I’m so glad they worked for you!! Thanks for asking about ones for the holidays…I’ll put that on my list! :)

  9. Christine says:

    Thanks for sharing!! I made hello kitty sticker with your tutorial and they were lovely!

  10. ah!! this was awesome! thank you!

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