This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Canon. All opinions are 100% mine.
There are two things that I love most about my Canon IVY Mini Printer; the first is that all the prints are stickers and the second is that I can literally take this tiny printer with me and print anywhere. Ok, I have a third thing that I love about my Canon IVY and it’s that it doesn’t require any INK! More on that later. Here I’ve shared how to use the ZINK sticker prints for Wedding Save the Dates, fun printable Kids Scavenger Hunts (which are perfect for spring break), awesome Photo Gift Tags and so much more. Today we’re using our mint green Canon IVY Mini Printer to create adorable journal and planner stickers that you can also download and print using your Canon IVY Cliq+2 Instant Camera Printer!
There are three ways to use our exclusive collection of stickers: One: you can download our 2″x3″ ZINK “rectangle-ready” prints at the end of the post. Two: You can find our sticker designs inside of the Canon Mini Print App (OMG ~ so awesome!) and add them to any photo you’d like. Three: you can download our 8.5″ x 11″ pdf designs at the end of our post that you can print with any Canon PIXMA printer… happy crafting!
Canon IVY photo printers only require special paper called ZINK which stands for “ZERO INK”. Instead of ink, it uses colorful dye-based crystals embedded inside the paper. Before printing, the embedded dye crystals are clear so ZINK paper looks like regular, white photo paper and it uses heat to activate and colorize the crystals. So you never have to worry about running out of ink!
For all you desert dreamers, VSCO girls, planner babes, and all around sticker lovers… this adorable collection is for you! 20 stickers total!
Canon Mini Print App
First things first, using your smartphone or tablet, open (or download) the Canon Mini Print App; available for Apple and Android. From here you get to decide what you’re going to print…
3/25/22: I’m so excited to announce that this collection of stickers is available within the Canon Mini Print App!
Load Your Canon IVY With ZINK Paper
Loading your Canon IVY with ZINK photo paper is super easy. Make sure to put the blue SmartSheet in first and face down, this sheet properly calibrates your Canon IVY to the paper it’s about to print on. Don’t miss this step. Then close your IVY back up, that’s all there is to it.
Print A Sticker
Download the zip file of “rectangle ready” IVY sticker files at the bottom of this post and save them to your smart device. Then when you’re in the app, you can click to select any sticker files you’d like to print. The files can be accessed via your phone photos or Google Drive. Here I chose the peace sign and shaka-bra.
Each time you print with a new pack of paper, remember the blue SmartSheet will come out first.
Watch Your Cute Sticker Come Out
Like I mentioned above, it’s so awesome that this mini printer requires no ink and that you can literally print anywhere you are.
Print As Many Stickers As You’d Like
There are 20 stickers in total and 12 “rectangle ready” prints, so print as many as you’d like!
How To Use The App Based Stickers
Using the stickers that are inside the Canon Mini Print App is super easy. Just open a photo that you’d like to print, then at the bottom select “stickers”. An entire panel of stickers will appear and you can choose ours our any other collection you see.
Here I chose to print the iced coffee on top of a turquoise wall I took a photo of.
Resize + Print
Resize the sticker, drag it around, add text, add more stickers… and print!
Cut or Add Them Whole
Cut the stickers out, use the whole sheet, do both… have fun with your journal or planner entries!
Perfect For Planners or Journals
Isn’t this page adorable!?
How To Use The ZINK Pre-cut Circle Stickers
If you’d like to use the ZINK Pre-cut Circle Stickers you can add and resize our “rectangle ready” designs into each circle or simply add stickers to your own photos, just like we did above, they’ll just be a tad bit smaller.
I’m obsessed with this cactus.
Watch The Entire Process On Instagram Reels
Stop by our Instagram Reels to watch me make this journal page in real time, from printing the stickers to assembling the page!
Print With Your Canon PIXMA
Just in case you haven’t treated yourself with a Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer yet, I’ve added all 20 stickers to 2, 8.5″ x 11″ printable PDF’s that you can download at the end of the post and print on any Canon PIXMA printer.
Here I printed mine on sticker paper so that I could cut them out and my kids could play with them!
DIY TUTORIAL SPONSORED BY:
Canon U.S.A., Inc. prides itself on allowing consumers to create and preserve beautiful imagery, from capture to print. With wireless technology and seamless printing capabilities, you can print your photos and printables with precision and ease.
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey-Kidder of Something Turquoise // Canon IVY Mini Printer, ZINK Photo Paper, and Canon PIXMA TS9521C Crafting Printer courtesy of: Canon // Desert Dreamer Style Journal Stickers: Something Turquoise Exclusive Designs
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