Gospel Art Kit Scripture Sticker Tutorial

As promised in my last post, here are your first set of Scripture Sticker instructions and files.  I thought I’d start with my favorites, the scripture stickers based off of the LDS Gospel Art Kit.  The files were created to be used in the LDS scripture set, but if you are not LDS and would like to enhance your Bible with the beautiful Old and New Testament images, please feel free.

The photo instructions demonstrate how to place a full-size, over-text sticker.  However, the same basic instructions would apply for the footnote stickers as well.  You can find all the files for the various size stickers as well as the placement guide embedded within this post.  Don’t forget, you can find all the supplies you need to create these stickers in the new MeckMom.com Store.  First, I’ll list a picture tutorial followed by the text version and the download links.

 

Step 1:  Download and print your stickers on MeckMom’s Transparent Sticker Paper.

There are three basic sizes to the LDS scriptures.  Choose your file based on your scripture size and where you’d like the scriptures to be placed (on the center of the page or in the footnote area).  All four books of scripture are included in the file (Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Old Testament, New Testament).  The files are quite large, so expect a little delay when downloading.

Step 2: Trim your stickers.

I recommend using a straight-edge cutter like the one pictured.  You won’t need anything fancy, just a nice straight edge and a very sharp blade.  Don’t stress over cropping all the white area from the picture.  Any remaining white space will disappear on the page once it is placed.

Step 3: Print the scripture sticker placement guide on regular paper.

These handy guides will tell you the titles, picture numbers, references, and page numbers for each scripture sticker.  Once you’ve printed your guide, choose a sticker from your pile and locate it on the guide.  Use the guide to find the correct page number for your sticker.
Click here to download the free GAK Placement Guide printable

Step 4:  Peel the backing from your sticker.

The adhesive used on the sticker paper is permanent, so handle it carefully.  Don’t let it touch the paper until you’re ready to place it permanently.

Step 5: Place the top corners of the sticker in the desired location.

A simple post-it note can be a great guide for your sticker placement.  If you don’t have one handy, just use one of the lines of text to guide your placement.  The stickers can be placed over existing writing and markings.  The markings will show through the image.

Step 6:  Slide your fingers down the sticker to adhere it to the page.

The specialty sticker paper is designed to be smudge-free and hold the ink permanently, so feel free to give it a good rub.

Step 7:  Repeat process with the rest of your stickers and enjoy!

The first sticker may be a little shaky, but you’ll get the hang of it quickly.   Good luck, everyone.  More to come soon.  Just thought I’d pass it on.

This post is the 2nd in a series of 4 scripture sticker posts.  To view the others, click the links below:

Part 1: Help Your Family Connect with their Scriptures with Easy Scripture Stickers

Part 3: Bookmark Scripture Sticker Tutorial

Part 4: Scripture Mastery & GAK Margin Tags Tutorial


25 Comments

  1. Maria,

    I just purchased some of the nameplates and will also be printing the stickers, and am wondering if you include printed directions similar to those posted above for inclusion in a gift.

    Oh, and these are all too cute!

  2. Thanks for your order, Beth. Yes, I would be happy to provide some basic directions for your gift recipients. I’ll add them to your package for you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks.

  3. I tried to download these as I thought they were very cute. Unforturnatly I couldn’t. I don’t know if it is a problem on your side or mine. Will try again at a later date.

  4. I’ve been a reader for a while now, and I love all your ideas! Thank you for sharing them! I would like to purchase some of the sticker sheets, but I would like to know how many sheets one set of stickers needs. Thank you!

  5. Anna Marx

    Hi. I went to the meckmom site and was not able to purchase the sticker paper. Is it still available?

  6. Jennifer

    Thank you for this fabulous resource! Your work is much appreciated! I’m wondering why there are white lines through all of the pictures. Is that just how they scanned? Or are they there on purpose for easier reading?

    Thank you, thank you for sharing your great talents!

  7. Jennifer,
    There shouldn’t be any lines in the pictures. They will look a little faded – that was done deliberately to make them easier to read through – but they shouldn’t have lines. Sometimes the images will preview that way in the reader (especially if you’re not fully zoomed in) but they should print out correctly. You may want to test it on a plain sheet of paper first. If it doesn’t print correctly let me know and I’ll email you the files. Good luck.

  8. Jennifer

    Thank you so much for clarifying and suggesting that I print a test copy. They printed beautifully. Thank you again for all of your work!

  9. I LOVE your scripture stickers and so do my children! I found one mistake – not bad out of so much :). The Sticker guide and tabs for the GAK standard footnote size list GAK 419 Apostle Orson Hyde Dedicates the Holy Land. BUT i nthe picture file for D&C that picture isn’t included. Just wanted to let you know.

    I appreciate your work here so much! It is a huge blessing to me.

    I had an idea and don’t know how practical it is(or if it is allowed…). You could use some of the pictures from the church’s Scripture Readers for stories not covered by the GAK. For example, one of my nephew’s favorites is the Wild Man where Jesus sent the evil spirits into the swine. Do you know if that is doable?

  10. Hi,
    I am a seminary teacher in Holland and I got so excited when I saw your SM stickers and I would love to use them, but I would have to translate them into Dutch first.

    I know how much hard work you have put in them; the end result always seems to be so ‘easy’ but usually it takes a lot of time to get things right. I was wondering how you have made these stickers; did you use Word or any graphic program? Did you use ‘text boxes’ or ‘tables’in Word?

    Would you be willing to send me the files so that I can use your formatting? I could then send you back the Dutch version of these SM stickers if you want to.

    Thank you for sharing the ideas and files as you have already put on your website. They look great and I think about printing these SM stickers for my seminary students.

    Roos, in the Netherlands

  11. Roos,
    I would love to help! My little brother served his mission in Holland a few years ago and most of my maternal ancestry stems from your beautiful, flower-filled country.

    I created the files using tables in Adobe InDesign. I wish I could tell you it was easy but the scripture mastery tags were actually a bit tricky. If you’re familiar with the program, I’d be happy to send you the master file. If not, I can take care of it for you. Could you send me an Excel file (or a table in a Word file) of the translation? If you set up your document like mine, it should be really easy for me to cut and paste into InDesign.

    You’ll need to set up your document like this: First, make 4 columns of 25 cells (one for each book of scripture). Within each cell, type the translated SM key words – hit enter – then type the SM reference. Don’t worry about the color or font; I’ll take care of all the formatting in my design program.

    Let me know if that doesn’t make sense, Roos. :) If you have any questions or need more instruction please feel free to email me: maria@meckmom.com. Thanks for the question!

  12. CC Movie Mom

    Hi,
    Is there any way you can sell the same paper but with removable adhesive? With kids doing this, it would be nicer to have something that is not so permanent.

    Thanks,
    Alice

  13. I was just trying to get into the downloads for the scripture stickers and I was unable to find the link to download. Under the scripture sticker choices, it says: “Rendering of template – template.php failed.” COuld you check your site and see if this problem can be corrected so I could download these stickers?

    By the way…These stickers are a great idea. I appreciate all of the work you went through to do these and allow us to use them!

  14. Terrific stickers! I’ve used them quite a bit for Activity Days and my own kids. When I went to download them today though, it seems as though the links I’ve used in the past are not working. Are these downloads still available? Please tell me they are! Thanks for all you do. I love your site.

    • Thanks for letting me know, Karla. I did an upgrade to my site a few days ago and it probably caused a problem with my downloads. I’ll have my tech-savvy hubby look into it tonight. Thanks!

  15. Thank you so much for your hard work, and for sharing your talent with us! I live in South Africa, and our students love having things that are different and unique! I have tried to download the small stickers forth Old Testament scripture mastery…..butbhave had no success. I don’t know if there is a problem on my side? Would it be possible for you to email me the file in pfd? I would really appreciate any help you can give!

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