Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DIY: Christmas card wrap-around address labels + Free download!

This year, I used one of my PrintableWisdom Christmas card designs as our family Christmas card! I ordered the cards from ProDigital photos... and they turned out amazing! How cute is Pye in her Santa hat?! 

So now that I had some super cute cards... I had to have cute labels to spice up the plain old white envelopes. And boy did I ever spice them up; take a look below! 

First, you'll need your supplies:
Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom

  • Christmas cards and envelopes
  • A label sheet - full page Post-It notes work best for this (I'm using shipping labels, but that makes it a lot harder... learn from my mistake and use the Post-It notes!)
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter - I ended up using my gold glitter, but you can see all the colors I had to work with here! I'll have to think up a new DIY project for all my extra glitter!
  • Scissors
  • PDF file of your labels (download at the end of the tutorial!!)
Now print out your labels on the full page Post-It (yours won't have the gap in the middle... remember what I said about using full sheet Post-Its instead of mailing labels? That's why!) :) 
If you download the Word file (via GoogleDocs), you can type in your addresses before printing. If you download the JPEG (click on the picture at the end of the post) you will now need to write in your addresses.

Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom
Now the fun part... glitter! Dab just a tiny bit of the glue on top of the stars (I used the tip of my finger to make sure there wasn't just a big glob that would take forever to dry). You're going for a nice thin layer to of glue to sprinkle the glitter onto. Shake off the excess and admire your handiwork! Don't those trees look awesome now?
Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom
The next step is to cut out all your tags. They'll look like this when you're done and the label backing is still attached to the back so you can peel it off just like a sticker!
Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom
I just had to show you how cute our cards looked with the tags... how very coordinated! The next step is to stuff your envelopes and put the tags on! Make sure the "from" is on the back and the "to" is on the front! I asked my father-in-law if these were Post Office "compliant" (he's a USPS mail carrier) and he gave them the seal of approval!
Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom
They'll look like this when you're done!
Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom
Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom
Don't those wrap-around labels look so neat? I'm really loving them!

And now, you can make your very own wrap around labels!


Handwritten Addresses:
Use this download if you want to hand write your addresses! 
  • Click the thumbnail below
  • The printable will open in a new window. Right click and "Save As" to your computer
  • Open and print it out on 8.5x11 inch (full sheet) Post-It Labels

Free wrap-around address labels for Christmas - from PrintableWisdom


Typed Addresses (Editable Word file):
Click this link [Editable Wrap-Around Christmas Labels] to download the Word file 
  • Open the GoogleDoc, click "file" then "download", then open and save your Word file
  • Click inside the text boxes to type in your addresses
  • *Tip*: You can change fonts, colors, and the size of your text and the text boxes!
  • Just print it on your full sheet (8.5x11 inch) Post-It label and follow the instructions above!
Have fun! And if you like this tutorial, I'd love it if you would "Pin!" one of the images to share with your friends and family!

Have a great day!

12 comments :

  1. Ashley, thank you for following Carole's Chatter Blog Tips. You might also be interested in my main blog Carole's Chatter. I have followed you right back. Have a super week.

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  2. These are awesome! I've never seen a label like this before!

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  3. What a cool DIY Project! I never thought of doing a wraparound...Really neat! =0)
    Thanks for the tutorial. Definitely Pin-worthy!
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. PS - Thanks for the printable! You're awesome!

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    2. Thanks, Kim! And you're more than welcome for the printable!

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  4. Hey, new follower from Blog Hop over at Created by Laurie. I love this, such an awesome idea! Your blog is very cute, I can't wait to take a look around some more. :)

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  7. These labels are adorable! Address wraps are my absolute favorite and these are fantastic! Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

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  8. This looks so perfect for my project. Do you happen to still have the editable file? It seems like a dead link. kjh218@mail.usask.ca I would greatly appreciate it!

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