Saturday, September 22, 2012
September 9 - Little Labels on a Budget
After researching DIY labels online and spending $$$ on some embroidered labels, I headed to my local Michael's to buy some inkjet transfer sheets to try my hand at creating my own labels.
I followed the directions on the product package exactly.
I used the Photoshop design of my Etsy avatar to create a 8.5" x 11" sheet of 1.5" x 1/5" labels. Here is the test print of my label sheet.
I then flipped them horizontally so they would print correctly.
I then used a wooden cutting board covered in a pillowcase and my iron to transfer the image onto a piece of white muslin. The instructions were clear on not using an ironing board.
After ironing, letting the sheet cool, and carefully peeling the transfer sheet from the muslin - I cut the labels into 1.5 inch squares using my rotary cutter.
I was able to get 35 labels on a 8.5"x11" sheet of the transfer paper that came in a package of 10 sheets. Using my 50% off coupon, I was able to purchase the transfer paper for $5.00 + tax. I was able to produce these cute little labels for around 2 cents each and I like they way they turned out!
The transfer medium I used left the labels feeling like they were a little coated in plastic, and the edges don't ravel. I plan to use these inside some carrying bags that I am making for sets of bean bags to sell in my Etsy shop. Here is the first application of these cute little "budget" labels.