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Monday, March 24, 2008

Alice in Wonderland Labels

Recently Lindsey from Living With Lindsey issued a challenge. Create something cute using only $5 worth of products (or less) found at the Dollar Store. I would like to think I rose to the challenge by creating some unique mailing labels.
Dollar Store 080 I found a pack of 3 x 5 cards that featured graphing squares versus the usual lines. ~ $1.00
I went to the kids section and picked up a simple watercolor paint set. ~ $1.00
In the teachers section I selected one bottle of white glue. ~50 cents
The last thing to go into my basket was a packet of scrapbook paper. ~ $1.00
I then went home and made a blessed mess.
Bathmisc 034 I printed some Alice and Wonderland images found on the computer onto the scrapbook paper and cut them out. I also punched out some fun shapes and printed out the phrase “Where In Wonderland Are You From?”.
I then spent some time playing around with the layouts and then glued everything down. Tip: I placed the images under a heavy phonebook while drying so the edges wouldn’t curl up.
Dollar Store 076 I love the colors in this label.
Dollar Store 079 A vertical layout emphasizes Alice’s long neck.
Dollar Store 078
Sweet springtime shades.
Dollar Store 084 Pretty in pink.
Dollar Store 086 I photocopied all of the labels once they were dry and now all of the packages I send out from my Etsy sales will have a sweetly creative touch.
Did you rise to the challenge?

My other entries were:
Paper Doily Garland
Anthro Inspired Dishtowel
Peep Party Basket


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh these are pure genius!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your finds from the dollar store and loveeeeeeeeeee the Alice images!!!!! These turned out AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute idea!

Red Door Home said...

Very clever and cute!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laura, YOu are so creative. I love your Wonderland tags. Won't your patrons be so plesently surprised! I think this is a fabulous challenge! Too bad I didn't know about it before. I just might take this challenge on my own. Your are very inspiring!

Liz said...

These are darling! Love them!


Mildred said...

How fun and creative! What adorable tags. Keeping you in my prayers Laura.

bj said...

These are absolutely toooo cute. I just love them and, gosh, you are so creative and talented.
hugs, bj

Teri said...

Greta job with the challenge!! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How lovely. They are all just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Carolyn said...

Laura, the labels are beautiful!

I have to tell you that I am tickled to actually be talking to "Laura Ingalls" :) ...I took my little girls (when they were much younger) to Missouri to see Laura's home!

Have a beautiful day!

Really Rainey said...

Hi Laura :) Those are so adorable! I love Alice In Wonderland... and those cards are so creative!


fairfieldhouse said...


You are so clever! Only you could create such whimsical mailing labels for $3.50! They are delightful and I'm sure the recipients of your packages (as well as the USPS) will get a smile from these.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Laura, you are so clever! These are just darling and what a great idea!


Blondie's Journal said...

Your tags are adorable. People love to get something extra special with their purchase and handmade is the best!! Love them, Laura!


Nancy's Notes said...

You are so creative, those are just awesome!

Laura, thank you for dropping in this morning, you are so sweet!

Have a good day,


Cat said...

Oh, thanks for this lesson, Laura..

These are SOOO cute..

Linda said...

These are super cute, Laura!!! :)

LiLi M. said...

I didn't rise to this challenge, but I love the idea and this is so inspiring too!

Jingle said...

These are absolutely fabulous!!! What a great idea! I so want to go get those grid cards and play!!!

Kit said...

I love them! Goes to show ya what one can do without spending a lot of money. You are so clever!

Mimi said...

Those are amazing!!!!
I love the painted backgrounds and the graphics!!! So cute!!!
You are so talented!!!

Lisa @ akawest said...

You are soooo talented. I love the way you painted the cards. The long necked Alice is a hoot!

janimal said...

Wow - that was crazy creative. Very very very cool.

Stephanie Lynn said...

So creative and pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Judi said...

These are adorable!! A great idea too! Judi

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

Wow! I could totally picture these in a fancy card shop for mega bucks! Nice work! Have a Happy Spring!