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Our printable labels are popular with Paper Source customers because their uses are endless. They make lovely mailing labels, but can just as easily be used for names on school cubbies, card making, or perfecting a scrapbook. You can even achieve total organization for your pretty as a picture workspace, like the image above.
However looks can be deceiving! Sometimes printing on labels can be a tear-your-hair-out experience. Wasted and unusable pages are par for the course, and often it feels as if you need a degree in graphic design (or Microsoft Word) to be successful at all.
Fret not! We’ve heard your wailing cries of woe from our design headquarters in Chicago, and offer up a new solution: easy to use PDF templates! Simply download (any of the styles shown here), type in your info, and hit print. If you want to get a little more complicated and change fonts and color, it’s just a couple of clicks away.
If you want to flex your graphic design skills, we still have templates in Microsoft Word, Pages, and Indesign available – so you can customize our products as much as you dare. Happy printing!
If you ever feel nostalgic for those sticker collections of early childhood, then let me introduce you to my new crafty best friend, the Xyron Create A Sticker. It brings back memories of carefree days and transforms all sorts of beautiful paper into stickers I can use for grown-up things like cards, files, books, and other craft projects. Recently, I found an even more practical use for my Xyron – making labels! This is not your mother’s old one-font label maker – you can print any font, shape, and color that you want, turn it into a sticker, and label to your heart’s content.
I used my newfound labeling skills to spruce up the envelopes for a friend’s bridal shower invitations. The wrap-around address labels were the finishing touch that the invitations needed to make them look complete and professionally crafted. It was all courtesy of my Xyron, a little imagination, and Read the rest of this entry »
We recently threw a baby shower for our coworker, Lauren, who is having twins next month (or perhaps sooner!). With a “twice as nice” twins theme and a color palette inspired by her nursery, we put together simple decorations and a fun card with a baby shower gift that made for a delightful afternoon.
We always do our best to create a one-of-a-kind card for every celebration. For Lauren, I made a baby buggy card using circles as the design element. I featured two buggies for the twins, but the baby buggy concept would work well with just one buggy or used on a baby shower invitation.
To make the card… Read the rest of this entry »
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate moms young and old. Our adorable chick mother’s day card is perfect for a new mom, or change the message and give it to any special mother. Made from mostly labels, this card is easy to make and is even a card kids can make for mom with a little help.
Whatever you create, take the time to make mom a handmade mother’s day card she’ll cherish.
My sister, a third grade teacher, is always looking for creative kids craft ideas. She recently asked me to come up with a fun project she could do with her students for Halloween. When I think Halloween, I think monsters, which led to these colorful paper monsters. The basic shapes are made from circle cards, printable labels, and scrap paper. For a fun dimensional look I combined two circle cards, folded the top card in half, adhered the top halves of each card together, and left the bottom halves free to create an open mouth.
The idea was to let the kids be creative when making their monsters, so beyond showing them some samples, they were free to add horns, eyes (however many they desired!), claws, teeth, etc. For finishing touches we used Stickles glitter glue as slime, warts, boogers…you get the idea.
The motto of this craft project: “No Rules, Anything Goes!”
Being organized is a beautiful thing. So is finding easy ways to be creative! Labels and stickers are a perfect blend of the two because they satisfy the urge to get organized in a creative way. Here are a few fun ways we at Paper Source like to use labels and stickers.
In school we all remember covering our books with paper to hide their second hand covers. You can do the same thing with books on your shelves at home, color coordinating cookbooks, home décor, gardening, art, fiction, Read the rest of this entry »