How I Made Valentine’s Day Stickers

To make these Valentine’s Day stickers, I ordered these 2.5″ diameter white labels, then created an ArcMap project using the continent and world30 layers rendered with colors chosen from page 16 of Colors for Maps (colors 6, 1, 9, and 4). The projection was set to World Bonne (an old heart-shaped projection, not really in use anymore). The 2″ by 2″ map was imported into a Word template for the stickers. The Word background was set to the same background color as the map image.

Getting the text on there was difficult. I wanted it to say Happy Valentine’s Day but there just wasn’t enough room. I settled on Valentine’s Day 2011. Here’s the way they look in Word:

If you want to print these yourself: Click here to download the .docx file, then click Valentines2011.

After that it was just a matter of printing them on the InkJet. My elementary-school aged kids will be giving these out along with their valentine cards!

  1. #1 by Gretchen on February 8, 2011 - 4:09 pm

    @geodatanerd, inspired by this post, created her own design for Valentine’s Day cards, only she decided to make hers pink: It looks great!

  2. #2 by Gretchen on February 8, 2011 - 7:26 pm

    Update: geodatanerd has written a blog post describing methods to make a heart-shaped map in QGIS:

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