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 papercanoes@gmail.com and I would be glad to share the file and trimming instructions with you!





















10 comments:

Jeri said...

HOW AWESOME IS THAT????? Thanks for sharing your creativity! I might have to do this myself! TFS

Tamara said...

LOVE this idea! thanks for sharing your success with it. I am just looking for new storage options for all of my UM stamps.

Rita said...

Great idea, I luv it!

BritChickNY said...

What a great idea this is! I did send you an e-mail but have not heard back. Any chance I could get instructions from you on how to do this? I do have Publisher, not too familiar with it but maybe this is a good reason to learn right!!!

MichelleS said...

This is such a great Idea!I emailed you, would love to know how you fot the imaged just right?

Robin Perry said...

Hi!

I just sent you an email asking for your MS Publisher file.

Thanks for sharing so freely! I love your labels, they look great!

Queen Mary said...

You are a genius!

Jamey said...

what a cool idea - if only the NZ SU demos sold the cases seperately....

Jenni ~ Thanks for stopping by! said...

Wishing I had MSPublisher.. WOW.. wanna come do mine? LOL.. that is just awesome ~ great job!

Mickaela said...

Hey,
I know you havn't been active for a while but i hope you can help me anyway. These cases that you use for your storage (from StampinUp), do you have the product name for them? or know another store that might have a similar product? I'd love if you could answer me on my mail.

Love Mickaela
mickaela.sundkvist@gmail.com