I like to call this tip the line up because it is as simple as that.
When trying to align your alpha or numeric stickers in spelling names or using numbers on layouts, card-making or just crafting in general you can use a ruler to help you with alignment.
Simply take your characters, be they numbers or letters or if it is just something you want to get on evenly to the surface of your craft project and place along the edge of your ruler. Lining it up in whatever fashion bets suits your eye. Let the ruler be your guide. Part of your character (s) will be on the ruler, the other half off. When you have your word, number configuration or image adjusted and aligned the way you want it to look on your project, it is ready to be adhered to your project. You will then place your characters sticky side down on your chosen spot, rub them on while gently lifting away the ruler from the remaining portion of the characters and guiding them the rest of the way on to the surface of your project. Then press down on all the characters to secure adhesion and you're done.