Need a super-fast way to dress up your Halloween treats? You can wrap literally hundreds of Hershey's Nuggets in no time at all. And it's all done with My Digital Studio, a photo-editing program and Avery's online printing site, so there's no mess. You don't even have to go into your craft room for this project!
The only supplies you need are the My Digital Studio software, some type of photo-editing software and a package of Avery 8160 Address Labels, which you can find at any office supply store. And, of course, some candy.
Oh, I just realized, this will also qualify for Pals Paper Arts PPA13 challenge.
Go into your My Digital Studio program and click on Multiple Output Options. Choose 8-1/2" x 11" Portrait and Create Your Own. Give your project a name and click on OK. Then choose Blank Page.
Now choose one of the Background Papers. I used the new Cast-A-Spell downloads. Fill the page with your desired background.
Now choose a stamp. I used the Eat, Drink and Be Scary stamp set. You don't need to adust the size because you can take care of that when you create the label.
Now click on Share Project at the top of the screen and choose Export to JPEG. Check the page and click on Next. Choose the Large image size and click on Next. You can leave the image quality the way it is and click Next again. Then save your project. Notice that for a couple of my labels I just cropped out a portion of the "skull" patterned papers. Just save a page of these background pages to import into your photo-editing program.
Now load your file into a photo-editing program. I used Photoshop Elements, but any program should work fine. All you need to do is crop around the image to get rid of the excess background paper. Export again to a JPEG file.
Now go to the Avery website and click on Design and Print Online. Choose Address Labels and type 8160 in the Product Number box. Click Next and choose Blank Designs. Click on the label and then choose Enhanced Editing.
Now you can customize the label by adding shapes and your image. Just remember to create the label from the bottom up, just like you would with ink and paper. This is important because it may look right on the editing page, but it won't print out the way you want it to if you don't layer it correctly. The last thing you want to add is the image by choosing Add Image, then click on From File. Now you can resize the image to fit your label.
When you're done, Click on Finish and print your labels.
Now start wrapping your candies! It always looks way more complicated than it is when you start writing these projects down step-by-step, but this is super easy Once you create the labels, your kids will have fun helping you wrap the candy. They could make their own treats to take to class (Are they still allowed to do that?) or to just hand out to their friends.
That's it for today. Now I have to go make meatballs and paint my face for the Vikings party. (Just kidding about the "paint my face" thing.) Go Vikings!
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