Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Dear Mr. Fridgedaire,
Oh How I heart you with your roomy, gleaming cleanliness and your neatly organized shelves!
And Oh! What pretty labels you have!!
Will you stay so neat and tidy?
I do hope so!
Sincerely,
Me


On a serious note, the labels were really quite fun and easy to do :)
I didn't take pictures during the process today, but I will explain to the best of my ability :)

Supplies:
Card Stock
Alphabet. I used stickers, but stamps or vinyl (for those lucky cricut owners) will work as well
4 Self Laminating Pouches or a laminating machine. ( I used scotch 4 3/8" x 6 3/8")
3/16 hole punch
grommets
Skinny ribbon (mine was 1/8")

The first thing I did was to read the directions on the laminating pouches to make sure I didn't mess them up ;)

second, I traced around one of the pouches onto 1 of my cardstock pieces. then I drew a line down the middle long ways.
Cut the pieces out, being sure to cut about an 1/8th" inside your lines.

Use your stickers or stamps or vinyl to create your word for the label on the cut out card stock.

Following the MFG instructions place your first label in place, being careful to not close the pouch, slowly peel the backing paper down far enough to place your second label 1/3" below your first label. Finish peeling the backing paper off the pouch, smooth down.
I went around each label with my pen cap to ensure a good closed seam, then cut them apart.

Punch your holes in each corner and add a grommet, or not, as you choose and thread ribbon through the hole for hanging! I tied mine in a double knot and trimmed the ends close.

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