I first saw this over at Tim Holtz’s blog www.timholtz.typepad.com a long time ago, in fact I don’t even know where to find it over there anymore, I just know that is where I saw it. I thought it was a pretty neat technique. I had bought the cheap label maker about a year ago, and was not overly impressed with it. Heck ya get what you pay for right? I remember my Poppa had one a long time ago, and his was a much better one than this one. So I was excited to see another use for it. In fact I freaked out that I had thrown the dang thing away and I would have to buy another one, but I found it.
Items you will need: Craft White pad, Sponge Dauber, Label Maker (this is not an electric kind,it is the old squeeze kind), and two sided background paper (it has a white core that shows through when you dry emboss), I used Bella Rose (it’s the only background paper I have left – ha!), and I used the backside of the red checked paper. It has a chocolate color and the darker the better.
Cut a strip of background paper approx. 3/8″, basically the size that your label maker accepts.
This is the front of the label maker
This is the back of the label maker. You are going to want to open up the back.
Now feed the strip of background paper in the slot. Do not close the back cover.
Carefully turn the label maker over so you can see the front.
Now using your thumb lightly squeeze several times on the little thing that you push on to make the impression, it has the 2 little divots on it (I don’t know what it is called) you are just advancing the paper so you don’t need to press hard.
Once you see the paper coming out, you can now use the label maker like it was intended. Spin the dial around and make a word, squeezing the bottom where those 2 divots are after each letter.
I did the word HAPPY because I leave for Convention in less then 7 days!!!! Ha!!!!!!!
After you spell your word squeeze the label maker a few more times just to advance it a little.
Then turn the label maker to the scissors picture, and squeeze, this will cut your paper.
I added a bit of white craft ink with a sponge dauber to make the word stand out a little bit more.
Lightly tap or rub the letters with the sponge dauber.
Ta! Da! Cute huh? These would make great little tags on a card, or even scrapbook pages where you are describing someone.
I apologize I did not make anything with my little HAPPY, but I was gone most of the day, and wanted to make sure to get this done.
Holler if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping in!