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Project

Clip Art Photo Labels

Favorite photographs become even more cherished when they're backed by our illustrated stick-on labels and mailed in pretty glassine envelopes. We've even included address labels and envelope seals in matching styles, so the images will reach their destinations securely.

Materials

  • Clip art print-out
  • Self-adhesive paper
  • Straightedge
  • Craft knife
  • 4-by-6-inch photos
  • Glassine envelopes
  • 1 1/4-inch craft punch (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print our clip art onto self-adhesive paper.

  2. Step 2

    Using a straightedge and a craft knife, cut out picture labels. Peel off paper backings and stick to backs of 4-by-6-inch photographs (labels will be slightly smaller than photos).

  3. Step 3

    Insert in glassine envelopes. Cut out address labels and envelope seals (we used a 1 1/4-inch craft punch for the latter), peel off backs, and adhere to the envelopes.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2007

Reviews (15)

  • JerseyCook 21 Aug, 2008

    Try Staples for the labels. They have a full line of both brand name and their own brand in all sizes from a full sheet down to itty bitty that are 80 to a page. This is a great idea, but I would do it with copies and keep my original photos, just in case it never reaches its destination.

  • chrisdls 21 Aug, 2008

    You can also get sheets of self-adhesive paper at an office supply, like Office Max or Office Depot. Look for them with the sheets of labels.

  • mcstiles 24 Jul, 2008

    any wal mart carries self adhesive paper

  • GRAMMYSRAGS 24 Jul, 2008

    Where can you obtain the self-adhesive paper? Your ideas are great, but in Fresno you can't find half the stuff you talk about. Our Michaels doesn't carry very much of your line.

  • pami45 24 Jul, 2008

    Do they make sheets of self-adhesive paper or do you buy plain labels

  • Hainesy 23 Jul, 2008

    If the size is a worry you could enlarge them template on your printer to what ever size you need.

  • Littlegoldwoman 23 Jul, 2008

    I think they are supposed to be large. As large as the photo anyway. If you put them in clear envelopes and seal them I guess you could send them like a post card? Im not real clear on the purpose..........

  • pattywblack 23 Jul, 2008

    Do you have other themes? I doubt I'd use many with the seashell theme.

    And I agree they are a little too large.

  • hokiebird 23 Jul, 2008

    I agree with grdengate, these are too big. A smaller label is a must here. Love the idea of shells for vacation photos, but i would never plaster something this size on the back of treasured photo.

  • Anna_Marie 23 Jul, 2008

    I went back to my account and the "Organizing tip of the day" box was checked. I undid that one, so that should fix the problem.

  • grdengate 23 Jul, 2008

    Great designs, but talk about a waste of ink!!!! How about smaller clip aret designs - more like the round circles, or just the shells themsleves so we can putthem on our own colored paper! Seems like they really missed on this one!

  • Anna_Marie 23 Jul, 2008

    I signed up for the "Craft of the Day", but this week, I have been receiving it as the "Organizing Tip of the Day". I know the crafts are only a "click" away, but did anyone else have this happen? Is there something I can do to change it back to sending the Crafts?

  • scrapbookdi 23 Jul, 2008

    I agree. It would be a nice idea to have the designs tha could be printed on colored paper.

  • Purpleseal 23 Jul, 2008

    Well, you will use up a lot of ink printing these so I would say not so easy on the pocketbook.

  • Jokin 31 Dec, 2007

    Awesome gift idea~ quick and easy and personal AND easy on the pocketbook!