Can we talk about address labels? I like to think of myself as an easy going person, but at some point I'm going to have to give up that delusion. I am a little obsessive and for some reason, things like address labels drive me nuts. I have never been able to bring myself to use the free ones that various charities send to me (does that make me a terrible person? I still donate). I can't even use them to pay our bills, which D thinks is slightly insane.
I spent literally hours online researching address labels when we moved to our apartment. Most sites offer you three choices of "font" - regular, bold or italic. People, italic is not a font. It just isn't.
How I wish I'd seen Sweet Paperie's Etsy shop when I was going through this madness. Look at these lovely designs. And I'm smitten with the old fashioned wooden stamp they use.
There are so many designs to choose from that it's tough to narrow it down. I think I need all three of these. 1 for business-y correspondence, 2 for fun letters and 3 for whimsical notes.
For those of you who still want glossy address labels, I highly recommend the site I finally managed to track down. iPrint's website may not look very promising, but they offer more flexibility (and fonts!) than any other place I found. Start with their standard address label page and you will be able to adjust the fonts, add graphics, and move layouts around.
I ended up picking a design something like the one shown below (but customized, so it looks much nicer in person), and I've been very happy with it. You get 300 glossy white labels for $7.99 and they come on a roll in a little dispenser. Sweet. You can even add your own graphic if you want.
Okay, just go ahead and tell me - am I completely crazy or do some of you have issues with this as well?