Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another frugal gift: stamped address labels

I know I'm going to give away a secret by posting this on my blog, but I just had to share these with you, just in case someone else could use the idea for Christmas (or any other time of the year)!

I was planning to break open my new acrylic stamp set and make a few cards today, but instead I was drawn to the address labels I bought yesterday at Dollar Tree.

First of all, by all means, get your address labels at Dollar Tree. There are 15 sheets to a package with a total of 30 labels per sheet. No one can beat their price! I've personally used these labels before, and they do stick.

With that in mind, I made some address labels for family gifts. (There will be more than this for gifts, so I'm not giving away all my secrets today!)

I used all Studio G $1 stamps from Michaels - the ones that came in the small packages for $1/package. Check them out:

But this was the lightbulb moment of the year for me! If you bought these stamps, did you happen to pick up the family tree pack? If not, you're going to wish you had! Lookie, lookie at what you can make!

Yep, these are just like those expensive labels you can send away for, except they are LOTS cheaper. And you know the funny thing? That grandpa stamp looks exactly like my dad! :)

Okay, my time is up and I need to run. Let me know if you try it!