Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week so far and managing to find sometime to craft. I have a quick post today showing you how easy it is to add a little bit of shine to your notebooks by adding foiled notebook labels. You can either add this to a pre-bought notebook or like I have done, added it to a notebook I made using my Cinch machine. For me adding a foil element to any craft can really take it up a notch and look so professional. If you would like to know how to make your own notebook, check out the link at the end of the post.
Foiled notebook labels PROCESS OVERVIEW
To start off, open some design software on your computer. You can download, use and print off from Silhouette Studio for free and you don’t need a machine to do this. Alternatively, if you have Photoshop, Gimp, Inkscape etc these will work too. I wanted to keep my labels simple to add a sophisticated touch to the front of my notebooks.
I added a rectangle around the text of my title and made sure the line of the rectangle had some weight to thicken the line up. In order to foil this, you need to print your labels off on a laser printer as you need toner ink to bond with the foil later. Inkjet printers will NOT work as they are not toner based. To get the best foil possible, print off onto the smoothest card you have and using the best print quality settings for your printer.
Once printed you can either trim your labels down now or after you have foiled them. Cover with heat reactive foil and place in a transfer folder or use a folded piece of paper if you don’t have one. Run this through your Minc machine or laminator and pull off the foil for the reveal. Adhere the label to the front of your notebook with strong adhesive.
Foiled notebook labels PHOTOS
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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I’m not an expert and I don’t work for these companies.