Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MDS and Chocolates

… go together very well from the get go. But NOW, we even have the digital download for the “It’s a wrap Holidays” stamp set, like in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I just couldn’t resist! Well, I ordered more than that but will share those later…

So of course my mind went 1000 miles a minute. Because I knew I wanted to “color in” the image with different colors, omit a word and then print it in MS word right onto the sticky labels!

And I DID!

Here is the little group:



And here is my mini tutorial!

I opened a blank project in 8 1/2 by 11 and inserted the stamp, colored it in Chocolate Chip:


Then I decided I needed to cover up the word “Give”, because I just wanted to make little Thank You gifts. So I inserted a square punch, colored it in Chocolate Chip and sized it down:


Then pulled it over the word “Give”. Then I wanted to “color” the white images. So I inserted a square punch and sized it to match the label. Then instead of coloring it in with a plain color, I used DSP which I sized down in pattern (double click and then + or –):


After that, I pulled it over the label and sent all the way to the back. Since I wanted the word “Thanks” in a different color, I opened several oval punches and filled with Cajun Craze:


I then pulled them over the word to cover it completely:


And here is the finished look:


After that, I saved it as a “jpeg” so I could manipulate it… meaning I had to crop out all of the white area surrounding the label.

Then I used MS word with a full sheet of empty labels and inserted MY BEAUTIFUL one… copied and pasted several times.


I just need to get a little better with centering them in the little boxes so I don’t have to use my paper cutter to trim off a white border Smile

But all in all… I just LOVE this. It may seem like a lot of work to you, but it really wasn’t. I had tons of fun making them!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial…


  1. Oh you make me want to try this SO bad!! Looks great!

  2. I LOVE your MDS tutorial info! Even if I don't get this particular download it fills me with all kinds of ideas on manipulating others to alter them. TFS! -Kathy Elliot


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