Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Things just gotta match!!

I have been looking for a better solution than CD cases for my clear and unmounted stamps for some time, and I am thrilled that Stampin' Up sells these clear ones in bulk. They latch shut so I will never lose another micro-Papertrey stamp because it wasn't stuck down securely, and they fit cling stamps on BOTH sides without crushing them. But my one reservation was that I like all of my sets to look somewhat uniform, so I copied the font and layout of the SU clear stamp labels and dusted off my Microsoft Publisher skills, and made some labels!
I stole a few images from the websites if available, (this really doesn't give me any guilt...I bought their stamps already!) and copied the photo onto the label. This one I am showing you is for my case for Whipper Snapper chickens, if I ever get more, I can print a sheet for the back, or even stamp the reverse of the label with the new stamps.

So, I printed it out and trimmed it down to size, then I added a decorative strip of DP. At first, I was going to make them all the same color, but then decided that I kind of like the idea of a bunch of fun papers, and this way I *might* remember what color a set is, so I can find it faster.

Next I scored the spine edge, and voila!

A perfect label...clean and simple, and best of all easy! With about 50 sets to go, I shouldn't be here typing away, but I wanted to share my idea. If you have MS Publisher, just send me an email at and I would be glad to share the file and trimming instructions with you!