Monday, January 3, 2011

Labels - a free download

I've been asked to post my recent labels as a PDF, so here you are. (I have instructions on how to modify them in the PDF). I don't know how useful they will be as they are designed to fit on the bottles I own, but if you like them, then I'm a happy camper!

It's so much easier to use the laser printer than the colour printer in our house (I have to actually hook the computer up to the colour printer, whereas the laser is accessible from anywhere around the house - did I mention Raymond is also a computer genius?), so I started making black and white labels that looked like apothecary type labels. I love this style - if I ever had a business, I'd find it hard to choose between this style and the funky retro obnoxious type patterns with lime green and hot pink I normally love.

I found the idea from Slightly Off-Center (click here for her amazing labels), and I used her labels as templates originally - this is my beard conditioner "Hey Beardo". But I needed a larger one. So I went into The Print Shop 2 software and chose a frame that I liked. Then I found a line that had a decorative end. It's nothing fancy, but I'm happy with it. For the Hey Beardo, I added the instructions and ingredients on a separate label on the back of the container (but didn't think to take a picture of it).

I can't remember where I found the suggestions for these fonts, but visit and download Mouse Deco, EcuyerDAX, and Masquerade for some great old timey looking fonts.

Here's more information on how I make labels - part 1 and part 2.


Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Very cute! What a fantastic way to personalize your home for guests as well!

Anonymous said...


What a great blog. I came to this looking for polysorbate 20. This is an ingredient in some lavender counter top cleaner I bought at the Lavender Festival in Sequim. I cannot get a reply form the farm stand I bought it from there. I wanted to buy more, but thought as it only has 3 ingredients perhaps I could try to make it. I was looking for a source to buy polysorbate. Anyone have a suggestion. Thanks,

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Southern Living! I love personalizing my products - as I mentioned, everyone seems to love the "Hey Beardo" name for the beard conditioner!

Hi Anonymous. What were the ingredients? If you're looking for polysorbate 20, it's available at many of our suppliers. Is Sequim in Washington state (it sounds familiar to me)? If so, then you have Brambleberry or Otion retail store and Lotioncrafter local to you.