Monday, May 20, 2013

Project Ideas with Labels & More


Do not be anxious, said our Lord,
Have peace from day to day -
The lilies neither toil nor spin,
Yet none are clothed as they.
The meadowlark with sweetest song
Fears not for bread or nest
Because he trusts our Father's love
And God knows what is best.
~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

A new start to the week brings rain from my corner of Maine.  I have a few things to share with you today.  The first, is a birthday card I made for my daughter.  I like to add bling to my cards in the form of tiny rhinestone stickers, pearls, or whatever is in my stash that seems to go well with the card.  A pair of craft tweezers makes this a breeze. 




My friend Karen from Papercraft Memories offers free WORDart on her blog and also designs for Word Art Wednesday each week.  I had the idea to try and paste her WORDart into a label document.  Here's the finished product.




Here's how I did it: 

I visited Avery's page that had templates **here**, put in the specific label template I was looking for and downloaded it free to Word.  It downloads easy and opens right up in Word. 

I then cut/pasted Karen's WORDart from the files I had downloaded from her blog.  After pasting it in the label, I was able to resize it to fit, by dragging the little handles that appear after you paste. 

Once I had one label the way I wanted it, I could cut/paste that particular label in the template. 

You can save the blank template to your computer before adding any info to it, that way it's available for future use.  Save after you get your info in and you're ready to print whenever you need to. 

These labels happen to be clear, but you could print on white labels, or even cardstock, and cut. 


The site World Label has a lot of templates as well that can be downloaded for free. 


 

So... with my freshly printed labels (thank you Karen), my friend Judy and I made magnets to give out in church on Mother's Day.  Judy did all the cutting on her Cricut, and we assembled them, added a magnet to the back and packaged in clear cello bags.   They were a big hit. 




This week, I received the most delightful package of happy mail.  Angela from "Angela's Sewing for Sanity", sent me a blessings journal that she'd made from graphics on my blog.  A mason jar tag with buttons hand sewn to it, a beautiful pink rose vintage card, and a tiny card tucked into a brown envelope.  Thank you Angela for your kindness. 

Please check out Angela's blog when you have an opportunity, she has tons of sewing projects that will inspire you, as well as her latest post of how to make Strawberry Lemon Marmalade.  Angela has 6 children, including a baby and home-schools.  A busy mom who has a generous heart. 









That's all for now, hope some of these ideas have inspired you today.  Remember to count your blessings, they ARE there, sometimes you just need to look harder to find them.

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Little Birdie Blessings.


This post is linked to:  Mondays Musings,Clever Chicks,Whatever you want Wednesday,

9 comments:

marie said...

I love the magnets you made for Mother's Day...it's so nice to have scripture verses right where they'll be easily seen. I'm going to tuck this idea away for future reference. Thanks for sharing it Abby!

SarahGeorge said...

Thank you , dear Abby.. I was just wondering how to make scripture cards and you've posted just what I thought!Thank you for your kind visit and I love when you visit me and your kind words are sure source of encouragement.Thank you once again!

Vee said...

Abby, what a delightful post. Lots of information that I hope I can figure out. Those magnets are adorable! No wonder that they were a big hit. Say, it's not Thursday, is it? Rain all week or so the forecast says, except for tomorrow. Guess that we're getting our April showers in May.

Stephanie said...

Your card is beautiful, Abby. And the labels and butterflies are too sweet! I love the mason jar with buttons - what a cute idea from Angela :) I am headed over to her blog right now.

Hugs and blessings!

Karen Murray said...

What a great idea, Abby! I can think of so many uses for scripture labels. They would be great to keep on hand to put on envelopes or packages. Thanks so much for sending me the link and for sharing my site with others.
God bless you, Abby!
Karen

Angela said...

Abby, you are such a sweetie! So glad the package arrived and you enjoyed it :)

You are a blessing to many!

angela
btw...I love the magnets! I need to get one of those fancy cutting devices.

TLady said...

LOVELY POST ABBY!!!!!!SUPER IDEAS!!!! :) HOW VERY SWEET OF ANGELA!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND your card is LOVELY TOO!!!!!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Abby, these little magnets are just wonderful! I love the way you've used the labels and I just love Karen's Word Art! Love the butterflies to!
Thanks for the encouraging post!

Shoregirl said...

Love your beautiful magnets -- what a great idea!!