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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

GPP crusade no. 8 - cheap tricks/ another one

(well, a bit out of the season, but only found this scan for now to give you a sample... and i think you get the idea;)

another cheap trick i love is to make my own dymo labels - taking the cheap dymo-tool and running through cardstock i colored in myself.

this is not only a question of cheapness, but has the advantages that first, you can take the color which fits your project (so you are not limited to the standard colors you can buy) and second, you don´t have that shiny plastic touch, which sometimes doesn´t match (in my taste).

you only cut the cardbord in the width of the storebought rolls, color it in as you like and run it through. after that i thoroughly wipe with a black brilliance stamppad over the risen typing to make it better visible. that´s all!
if you want to see the whole x-mas book (with lots of michelles stamps, btw;), go here.

for more cheap tricks, visit crusade no. 8.


  1. johanna! i NEVER EVER would have thought to run PAPER through the dymo punch!! you hvae me all excited to dig mine out ans try it as i'm always running out of the tape. that is one clever Cheap Trick girl! thank you for sharing it with the team. this rocks!

  2. I am going to try this right now - great idea!!!

  3. Great idea. Do try and run vellum trough it, it works out gorgeous.

  4. This is a fantastic idea! I do it too....have you checked out the colored paper with the white insides (can't remember what brand)....really looks cool!

  5. Ohhhhhhhh great, I should get myseld a dymo finally. ;)


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