Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Let Me Help a Sista' Out


The following is a pic-tutorial of how to create your own labels in Microsoft Word.

A few words to the wise:
  • print on plain paper first
  • I used solid sheets of "label paper" like this. Be sure you get ink jet paper for an ink jet printer or laser paper for a laser printer.
  • which allows for fun square or star shaped labels too... the sky's the limit
  • make your margins smaller so you can squeeze more on a page

Click on each picture for the bigger picture...



























Merry! Merry!

44 comments:

Hillary Dunham said...

You are too much with your detailed instructions!! That is awesome!! Now I want to know how you do that and saved each picture file with your comments. That's really impressive... and I'm a quasi-computer person! I can't wait to try the labels! Thanks for giving me the courage to give it a shot!

becky said...

holy cow. that was the best tut i have ever seen. i wonder how many of us are gonna make stickler stickers?? hey...that sounds like a business...sticklers stickers.

i'm a dork.

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you! I just worked through the tutorial and made my own stickers. I LOVE them! You are so talented and I really enjoy reading about each of your creative ventures. Thanks again!

andi said...

I am excited to try this. I am crackin' up at the ESPN play lines throughout. How'd ya do that? You rock!

Ashley, Ryan and Reed said...

Thank you so much!! This is amazing!! Your tutorial was amazing!!! I couldn't have done it without you!!

Natalie McGough said...

I was just about to email you and ask for directions on the labels...your on top of things: )!! thanks for sharing all of your good ideas, they give me fun projects to work on in COLD Vermont: )!!!

Ashley, Ryan and Reed said...

Thank you so much!! This is amazing!! Your tutorial was amazing!!! I couldn't have done it without you!!

Carly said...

Thanks to you, I've had a ball making and designing my very own Christmas lables! You are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your tips with us:)

Joyce said...

WOW! Thank you!!! I will have to give this a try. Enjoy...

The Martin Family said...

D -- you rock my world!!! How do you find the time to not only make this stuff in the first place but then teach all of us? You are my hero! Those presents were so cute - we made the pretzels last week for Ford's teachers, but the presentation wasn't nearly as cute! Merry Christmas!

margaret said...

thanks for sharing, darby!! you are so smart!

The Harris Family said...

You're so creative and do so much with three kids I can't stand it! :-) Thanks girl you rock! ( I noticed one blogger asked how you did the 'ESPN play lines', now you're going to have to blog on how you blogged ! haha)

simply seleta said...

Sometimes I wonder if you're a human or an angel. Still pondering.

simply seleta said...

Sometimes I wonder if you're a human or an angel. Still pondering.

Wright Family said...

TOO CUTE!!! Thank you for sharing how you did the adorable labels. Your instructions were perfect. God has really gifted you with creativity in a major way!

erika said...

you kill me.
my favorite was the "oops"!
i have never seen someone do graphics in microsoft word... i did not know such cuteness could be made outside of photoshop and illustrator!? you have proven me wrong.
label wizard, you rock.
night,
mommasis

Hillary Dunham said...

OK. I just did my labels and am pretty proud of them! Seriously- I could not have done them without the tutorial! Play by play is always where I excel! AND, I did it on the new version of Word (which did require a smidgen of my own brainpower, but that's about it).
THANKS SO MUCH!! I LOVE THEM! I've got to go get label sticky paper tomorrow!

Whitney and Dan said...

thanks so much for the detailed instructions! i have already used them! so cute!

the sweet life with olives said...

Ok, now your crafty ways have exceeded my sad level of knowledge and understanding. I love that you made a step by step guide to personalized sticker making. While I don't understand how to sew, cook or create half as well as you, I sure do love watching you work your magic!:-)

Kellie Patton said...

How in the world did you know ho to do all that - do you have a computer science degree too?

Abby Maddox said...

That HAD to have taken a long time A-to figure out and B-to create in tutorial form. I have been lusting over your stickers and now, I feel like I've gotten a Christmas present :) THANK YOU

Alyson said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog for several weeks and just wanted to say thanks for sharing this post!!! I made the labels last night and didn't have sticker paper so I printed on card stock, cut out, punched a hole and tied with ribbon...super cute! Thanks again for sharing, you are awesome!!!

Martha said...

Oh my gosh. I had no idea I even had the capabilities on my computer to do this!!

Awesome! Thanks!

Katie said...

i actually wrote out three sentences saying exactly (word for word) what your sis wrote...so scratch it now...

attempt #2
darby, you are too resourceful for a single human being...if only we could swim in the fountain of your creativity, we would be eternally grateful. there. erika didn't write that :)

now I am off to make some labels...

Dona said...

I'm with Abby! That is the best Christmas gift I will get this year! I can't wait to try it!!!!!! Thank you!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Can't wait to give this a try - Thanks a mucho!!

aedozier said...

You are a great teacher! I am taking the gift of your idea to stick on my homemade orange bread for our teachers. How do you have time?

megan said...

The labels are so cute! That is quite a post. I would have never guessed microsoft word could do all of that. Such a talent, you are!

Lisa said...

You are amazing. I am still thinking "How did you learn ALL this stuff??"
Merry Christmas!

Tess said...

I have been a blog stalker for a long time, and just can't hide myself anymore! You are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing all that you create, I have almost tried them all. I really appreciate the message from your blog and feel your pains as well. Again, it is nice to "meet" you, and you are amazing!
Tess

Jennifer said...

You make me feel so inadequate! You are so crafty! Love your projects and loved that dish towel you gave away! Thanks for all the inspiration and words of encouragement you provide to all your readers when they ask you questions about how you did something...that might be me one day!

Jill Pope said...

Darby! It's Jill Pope, L.A.'s friend! I cannot believe how awesome you are...I really want to be you when I grow up! I am definately using this sticker idea! Your children are too cute! I love "stalking" your blog. P.S. Isn't it exciting that L.A.'s having another girl?!

Lindsey said...

thank you SO much for this. i know we all appreciate it. you definitely spread christmas cheer!

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Our Family said...

Those are great! I am impressed that you have time to upload directions with three little ones. I love your blog and enjoy all your many ideas.

Anonymous said...

Long time reader, sounds nicer than stalker. You amaze me with all of your talents.

Meaghan said...

thank you!!! this is fabulous! i'm retarded, i never could have gotten this!

pink green & southern said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the detailed instructions. I've been wanting to know how to do this FOREVER and would have never figured it out without you!!!

Anonymous said...

I just adore your blog! You have the best and most creative ideas about everything! I've been a long time reader or lurker... And I share your love for owls. XO at the University of Tennessee!

Your blog is my daily pick-me-up and accountability partner. Thanks for all that you do!!!!!Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! God Bless!

Dianne said...

Is there anything you can't do?
I am constantly amazed at you!

Dena said...

you could put me out of business with your useful tutorials and now stationery too?? you are killing me!

The Honea Bees said...

I am using this tut for labels to go on birthday treat bags for my son's 1st b-day. I will send you a pic when they are all done!
THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, These are super cute! I am a label freak and have ordered custom one's several times for holiday goodies, favors, etc... I already tried them out and am surprised how easy it was. Thanks for the great idea!