Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Distress Ink Labels

I have always wanted to do this, but just never took the time...until now.  Maybe it was because my husband built me another wall shelf so I could see things rather than digging in drawers.  This one is deeper than the last so I had the opportunity to house things that take up more depth like the Distress ink.
I used Avery label #5267 that I bought here and made a list of the names.
Once printed (I did use a laser printer, not ink jet), I labeled each ink pad, then colored with the label once it was on the plastic case.  The inked looked very dark when I did it but the next day they were nice and dry and very readable.  Looks like I am still missing a few of the seasonal colors...that gives a girl something to hope for, right?
let's see, I need gathered twigs, seedless, preserves, ripe persimmon, mowed lawn....9 colors missing in all.  That is a bit too many to remember, so I used the app on my phone to check off the colors I still need.  Super Easy.
Tim Holtz app
And look how good they look on the shelf!

I printed 5 extra copies of labels...if you have a lot of Distress Inks and you would like a set please email me (paula@2gypsygirls.com) and I will send one out to you (first come, first serve). 

The pre-printed label sheets are all spoken for...if you would like my Word Document to print your own I would be happy to send that you but remember, you will need to print with a laser printer so the name will not smear when you add the Distress Ink to the label.

cheers for a great day,
paula

87 comments:

  1. They do look cool on your pretty shelf!! (so do your delusions!)

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  2. oh I am so jealous that you have such fabulous storage! Kudos to your hubby!

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  3. They look awesome what a fantastic idea

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  4. Aren't you smart! Looks wonderful. I wish I had more inks...

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  5. I would love to have a set - and have your hubby build me a shelf? I'm missing a few seasonal ones too. The pain of living in a small town.

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  6. I would love a set of labels ! thx!
    mary t

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  7. That is a work of art in itself, beautiful. I have something to aspire to.

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  8. Oh my gosh if you would send me the word document I can finally print and label mine thank you ! Yours look fabulous and the shelf is great!!!

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  9. Would so appreciate the Word Doc you used for your labels. TIA for sending! Shelves look great!!

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  10. That is such a great idea! Maybe Ranger will pick up on it and we will not need to label our own **hint, hint, Ranger***
    Love the shelf. Can I get one, too? ;-)

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  11. Your shelf looks wonderful. I printed the labels from Ranger Ink site, I used my inkjet printer and sprayed with fixative before inking. No smearing. The Ranger site has labels & charts for most of their products.

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    1. Vic, I know about the form on the Ranger site but I had a problem with the names lining up on the Avery labels...so that is how I ended up making my own. Maybe I was just doing something wrong since you got it to work.
      I like the spraying with fixative idea!
      thanks so much,
      paula

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  12. I would love to have the document sent to me please :) This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  13. You are One Lucky Lady to have so many Distressed inks! Are the bottles of spray inks Tims' or Dyans'? I can't tell! Nice shelf also, I will show to my hubby tomorrow!

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  14. Jackie, the bottle you see are Dyans (Tim's are just lower on the shelf)
    paula

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  15. Great idea, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  16. I would love a copy to print out if you don't mind. My email address is:

    mrs_fink@hotmail.com

    Thanks kindly;

    Sharon

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  17. Would love a copy of your Word doc, Paula. You can send it to hgauvin@comcast.net. Thanks!

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  18. I would love to have you e-mail me the label list. I sure can use it. Thanks so much.

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    1. susie A,

      You will need to send me your email.
      paula

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  19. well I WAS trying hard not to buy ALL the stamp pads....but now I am rethinking that!! They look so good all lined up on your shelf!! Then there's all those delicious sprays too....

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    1. it's just something about having them all lined up on the shelf. Just buy one every time michaels has a 40% off coupon.

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  20. I'd love a copy of the file.

    mcgoo4(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Thank you!
    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  21. Your shelf look fabulous! I did my inks that way a few months ago..I love the way it looks!

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  22. I would love a copy as well.

    sheepmoo11@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!
    Hope xo

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  23. I was hoping you would just send me the actual distress inks with the labels already on them! Lol! Great idea, Paula. Would you please send me your word doc? Thanks!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your word document with me. Typing it is very time consuming, so it really helps.

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  25. Your shelf looks amazing!! Your husband did a great job and the inks look so amazing lined up like you have them. Straight up JOY!!

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  26. Paula, the labels are brilliant...in more ways than one! I have tried to cut up larger labels to fit and hand print the names of the distress inks, but I'm never satisfied with any of the results and give up on the project. I'd really appreciate the Word doc and can't wait to print them up, use fixative (thanks to Vic for the tip on that), and color them up.

    ddudziak@aol.com

    Thanks!

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  27. Paula, what a great idea! I would love to have the word doc to print out. Thanks for sharing!
    suesdenny@aol.com

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  28. I would love a copy of the document please!! And I had forgotten about the app - great way to keep up with some of the stuff that I have (love Tim Holtz products)

    shoney58@gmail.com

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  29. I did the same labeling to my dye inks awhile ago...really helps the organization, right?! However, I store my inks upside down. Tim Holtz suggested this as it keeps the ink pads damp and the ink stays close to the surface of the pads. Enjoy the end of Sept :)
    Shawn

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  31. I love your labels - I, too, had made labels a long time ago but now there are new colors and I haven't done it again. I would love to have you send me the word document and I can just relabel all of my inks. Thanks so much! maureen.chandler@myfairpoint.net

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  32. I used the Ranger web site and printed out the inventory list from there Then I attached them pretty much the same way. I used my Xyron sticker maker to make my cardstock sticky. It has served me well for a while now. I even put stickers on my distress ink storage tin so they would get put back in the right slot. I know way to organized. But it works!

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  33. What a very cool idea!! I'd love to receive your word document ;)

    Thanks so much
    Majo

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  34. Hi Paula, Love your labels! Just have been organizing my distress inks and on my way to order a few avery label sheets. Would love to receive your word document.
    Very kind of you to share!

    Thx in advance,
    Maddy

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    1. Maddy, you need to send your email address to paula@2gypsygirls.com
      thanks paula

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  35. I would dearly love a copy of your Word doc, please:) Looks soooo pretty on the shelf - I'm going to dig mine out of their drawer and make a display of them too.
    tlwillo@bigpond.net.au

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  36. Thanks!!!! I've just received your labels and now I'm ordering my inks!!! :)

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    1. You can see my inks...thanks again :)
      http://scrapandmyfavouritethings.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/ordenando-las-distress.html

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  37. te agradeceria mucho si me mandas los nombres de tinta mi correo es euserga@gmail.com

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  38. love to have a list met all the colours of distress inkts... including the seasonal ones....what a great idea... i gonna used this thanks!!
    greetings
    Anita
    anita@robenanita.nl
    http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.nl/

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  39. Hi, I would love to have a set of your labels! I can't wait to label all my inks!!!! Thank you for sharing your labels! Heather_75@msn.com

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  40. Hello!! I saw your idea VIA Pintrest pinned by Tim Holtz and had to come and check your turorial out!! I'd LOVE a copy of your document so I can make my own labels!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and your husband could probably seel those CUTE shelves!! =) Just an idea!!
    THANKS again Larissa Heskett
    mcclar26@yahoo.com

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  41. edieology@yahoo.com I'd love a copy of that word document, please. Its fab fab fab!!

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    1. I would LOVE a copy of the word document for the distress labels! Thank you for your kind and generous offer!

      Jenny
      jmdiehl@cox.net

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  42. I would love a copy of your labels. I have access to a laser printer so no problems there. Thanks for offering to share your work.
    Debbie
    wolfisms@yahoo.com

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  43. Just found you! Could you please email me the labels? Love, love, love distress inks! Judylou09@gmail.com

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  44. Wow, what a marvelous idea! Love to piggy back on all of this organization! dmoseley@gmail.com. thanks!

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  45. Could you please send me a copy of your distressing lables?? I just bought them all and I am putting them in order now. Thanks!
    reelcrafts@comcast.net

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  46. Could you please send me a copy of your distressing lables?? I just bought them all and I am putting them in order now. Thanks!
    reelcrafts@comcast.net

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  47. I'd love a copy of your distress labels. I'm trying to find one that includes the seasonal colors. Thanks so much!

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  48. Love your shelf. I'm going to put my hubby to work on one. Can you please send me your word doc?

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    1. angela, I would need your email address to send the file. Please email me at paula@2gypsygirls.com

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  49. I would love a copy, I just got myself some Distress INks and they need labels! aerynkelly@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  50. I would love a copy of the list of Tim H colors. Thanks oncomputertoomuch@hotmail.com

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  51. oh please please please... stampnyama@aol.com

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  52. Please send me the word document of the distress labels. I am reorganizing and this would save a lot of typing time. Thanks so much! memrybug@yahoo.com

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  53. Please send me the word document of the distress labels. I am reorganizing and this would save a lot of typing time. Thanks so much! memrybug@yahoo.com

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  54. Could you send me the word file too please? thered80@yahoo.com

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  55. Could you send me the word file too please? thered80@yahoo.com

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  56. Oh I'd like the document too please

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  57. HI Paula! These look great! Hey, the link from the Ranger page doesn't seem to work for the template for these labels.....I would love a copy of your word document if you still have it? Thank you so much!!!
    natalie.zylstra@gmail.com

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  58. I would so love a copy of your word document if you still have it. Thank you soooooo much!
    Kathy F

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    1. kathy, to send you the document I would need your email address.
      paula

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  59. Sorry I thought it would link my email - falkkathyk@gmail.com

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  60. Paula I would love a copy too please.
    cowtown@cowtownstamps.com

    Thanks!

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  61. Paula, I love your shelf. You are very lucky to have such a carpenter for a husband. I would really appreciate your word document for the labels. My email is k_stratton@hotmail.com. Thanks

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  62. Coyld I please get a copy of the labels? robinboardman79@gmail.com

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  63. Paula, love your storage. I would love a copy of your word document for the labels. Email is elaine_atchison@shaw.ca Thanks

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  64. I absolutely LOVE your storage idea for the Distress Inks & confess I just got all the colors but have them in a plastic Iris tote but have to dig thru it to find the colors I want. I would love to have the word document so I can print them out. I'm off to buy the labels. Thanks so very much. Janie
    Email address is janieprintz@msn.com

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  65. Hi Wow what a great idea. Would you mind sharing your word document with me too. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance. My addy is deb-geo@shaw.ca

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  66. Thank you for sharing your ink labels. I would love a copy. My emai address is:
    maryann.vandenhul@gmail.com

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  67. Is it too late to get a copy? Thanks!
    Nan
    nanegge@yahoo.com

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  68. I would love a copy of the labels please. marciebesecker@yahoo.com

    Thanks

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  69. Paula if you still have the Word doc for the labels available I would be most appreciative:) tlwalk277@verizon.net

    Thanks,
    Teri

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  70. Paula, could I have a copy of the word document please? Thanks SO MUCH in advance! My email is jen.atherton1@gmail.com
    Warmly,
    Jennifer

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  71. I would love a copy of the word doc! Thanks so much for offering this up, very kind of you. Please email to amundygirl@gmail.com

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  72. Yes, please!! What a great offer! Thanks so very much for sharing. Gail
    hhtomatoe@aol.com

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  73. very cool! will need to make a shelf for my ever growing ink collection. Please send me a copy of the word doc to sharsie@shaw.ca

    Thanks!

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  74. Hello I LOVE your format and font and just everything about it could you send me a copy of the word doc? XOXO thank you!!!


    hanakim.jsearch@gmail.com

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  76. Hi, I hope you are still sending out the list in word format, I would love a copy sent to dpg1466@gmail.com. Thank you so very much!

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