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Winter CHA 2013: Stkr.it

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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".
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Another fabulous product that was on display at the winter CHA show was Stkr.it.  The Stkr.it story stickers are such a fun product.

Stikr.it Story Stickers

Stkr.it is a sticker that allows the user to attach an image, short video, or audio message to a paper crafts, fabric crafts, or other type of crafts project.  The way it works is that uploaded media data is attached to the particular code on each sticker.  This allows the user to attach the sticker to a blog post, a card, an invitation, scrapbook page and other media.  How does this translate to real use? Well, the crafter can capture a baby’s first step on video or a child’s first words on audio.  These are then uploaded to the website and attached to the code on the stkr.it sticker.  Then the end-user just uses their smart phone (download app) or computer to access the data.

Growth Chart with Stikr.it stickers

This cute growth chart (shown above and below) has different stickers at each milestone for the child.  The parent can upload data for each milestone (like a message or video), to capture these important moments in a child’s life.

Stkr.it Growth Chart

And how cute is this pillow cover?  What makes this handmade item even more special is the crafter was able to attached an audio or video message using the stikr.it sticker for the recipient.  This tag can then later be placed in a scrapbook to view again later.  The stkr.it stickers can also be used for a variety of crafts, like this cute pin by Margot Potter.

Stkr.it Gift Tag with message

The stkr.it stickers can also be used for a variety of crafts, like this cute cupcake liner pin by Margot Potter.

Stkr.it Cupcake Liner Pin by Margot Potter

Or this fun Valentine’s Day card that Margot designed for the stkr.it class at the Winter CHA 2013 show.

Valentine Card by Margot Potter

Stkr.it Valentine Card by Margot Potter

Now don’t think you are limited to just the black ink stickers!

Stkr.it Color Sticker selection

The stickers are actually offered in several color choices to work with the user’s color themes.

Stkr.it video clip on sticker on scrapbook page

They also sell these in packets of 2 or 8 unique coded stickers.  You can also order special stickers that can be used on fabric crafts.

Stikr.it Gift Tag Project Winter CHA 2013

For those who have a special need for multiples of the same coded sticker, they also offer a packet of 10 identically coded black stickers.  The potential for this product is interesting, I think my kids would love the fact they could upload a video or audio file that can only be viewed by people that they select, and being able to incorporate it into a craft project.  With all the privacy issues occurring on social media, this might provide a safer method for people who want to be able to share information with only those that they invite to view it.

If you need more inspiration on ways to incorporate this product into your crafting projects, they do have a Stkr.it tutorial section on their website.

What do you think about the potential for adding audio or video clips to your gifts or craft projects?

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3 Responses to Winter CHA 2013: Stkr.it

  1. Stacy February 23, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    This is an interesting idea. I had heard about it once, somewhere else, before. However, I had not seen examples of it. I like the idea, in theory, especially for scrapbooking. I know that the codes must look that way to work, but they are kind of “ugly”. Oh well. My one concern is how much will posting at an associated web site cost, and how much are the code tags in the first place? (Sorry if I missed that in the article, but I didn’t see it.) Also, just how long will that web site actually BE there? Will the code still work, say 30 years from now, if it is utilized in a scrapbook layout?
    Thanks for sharing this innovation with us.
    Cheers,
    Stacy

  2. Ruth G February 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I love the idea of partnering physical projects (especially scrapbooking) with virtual projects (such as an uploaded video!) It could add another layer of dimension to the page about my daughter’s clarinet recital or show my son’s robot in action with videos that go along with the pictures I have of him building it! My hope is that the technology stays around long enough for those in the future to enjoy!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ninzel May 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I bought this product at the Sample Spree at the 2013 Quilt Market this last weekend in Portland. Looking forward to testing it with some of my projects. It would be interesting to see if the code box could be put into other shapes since they will be on projects.

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