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Ready and Labeled

Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2007

One sure way to address for success? Create sleek, wrap-around labels. If calligraphy is too costly or your penmanship isn't perfect, this is a handsome, appropriate option that's easy to do.

Folded Label How-To
Using our template, type return addresses on left side of document and addresses on right; print. Run page through a sticker machine. With a bone folder, crease where indicated; cut out using a utility knife and ruler. Trim short edges with pinking shears. Adhere labels to envelopes, positioning folds so return addresses are on back.

How to Use This Editable PDF
General Tips
1. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software to open this PDF file. You can download it here.

2. You will not be able to save a version of the file that contains your changes. You can, however, save a copy of the template itself, which will let you open and modify it again so you can do your work in several sessions.

3. Because you cannot save a copy of what you've typed, proofread carefully on screen before printing it out.

4. To change the words, highlight the entire line of text, and then retype. You will notice that the type shifts position on your screen when you do this, but don't worry -- it will print out in the proper position.

The Return Address
1. When you change the topmost return address, the software will automatically change all the others on the page.

2. Use all lower case when typing the return address.

3. Spell out the state name.

4. Place a space between each number of the ZIP Code.

The Recipient's Address
1. Use an ampersand for the word "and."

2. Press the "Caps Lock" key when you type the street address, and the city and state.

3. Spell out the state name.

4. Type a space between each number of the ZIP Code.

Comments (64)

  • 8 Jun, 2013

    can someone please e-mail me the template because I can't see it...ccv001@shsu.edu

  • 11 Aug, 2011

    I just used this template and it works perfectly. Love it. I actually prefer this one to the 2011 version of the template.

  • 10 Apr, 2011

    Can someone please email me the word template if they have it...stbmrsmorgan@yahoo.com

  • 14 Feb, 2011

    @ s2wedh - were the kraft adhesive labels too dark when printing the text in black? feel free to email me at dianacreyes@yahoo.com

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    Under the title line "Folded Label Hot To" it says template highlighted in blue, when I clicked it, it worked.

  • 21 Jan, 2011

    Please put the templates in the web, it is not available :(

  • 14 Dec, 2010

    if anyone still has the word version of this template that can be saved, please e-mail the template to audrey_sheu@hotmail.com. Much appreciated!

  • 15 Nov, 2010

    I'd love to get that word template too please! zoebrandall@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

  • 14 Nov, 2010

    I would love the template as well? any tips on using a sticker machine, it will be my first time!

  • 10 Nov, 2010

    Me three! r7morgan@hotmail.com. Thank you :)

  • 11 Oct, 2010

    Me too please! dani.stubbs@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

  • 11 Oct, 2010

    Bandit3158: would you please send me your template, also? my email address is breathedeepgreen@gmail.com. thank you so much for sharing!

  • 5 Oct, 2010

    Bandit3158 - could you please send me your template in word? this looks really cool!! :) my email address is joan.pew@gmail.com. thanks!!

  • 2 Oct, 2010

    i used these for my save the dates and they look great! very clean and different than anything else i have seen. i ordered the 8 x 2 labels from labelsbythesheet..they come in all colors and the website has a template you can download. i used the martha stewart pdf as a guideline to make my own template in word that i could save. message me if you want the template!

  • 14 Aug, 2010

    where do you get the labels?

  • 4 Feb, 2010

    does anyone know how to make an editable pdf like this from illustrator or anything, can you help me????

    please email: clpage04@alumni.plymouth.edu

  • 15 Aug, 2009

    Picklepops, how many got returned?

  • 10 Aug, 2009

    I used these labels for my wedding invites. They are so beautiful...bad thing was that a couple of them came back to me. According to the USPS they don't recommend having the return address on the lower back side of any envelope because their scanner thinks it is the mailing address. :(

  • 14 Mar, 2009

    Does anyone have a template for these labels? It's no longer available on the site. Please help!

  • 11 Mar, 2009

    I used these labels, and what I saved in calligrapher costs, I used to buy custom stamps that coordinated with my theme. The results were beautiful!! p.s. Buy Avery full-sheet (partially) translucent label sheets to let the hue of your pretty-colored envelopes show through.

  • 16 Feb, 2009

    Has anyone else had trouble with the template? Every time I try to input addresses, it freezes after the third or fourth line.

  • 2 Feb, 2009

    Addressing wedding invitations by hand is the way to go! Looks more personal. Printed labels are tacky and look to office-like. .

  • 1 Feb, 2009

    You have to use plain text paper or light weight cardstock to print, run it through a sticker machine (xyron machine) to put the adhesive on the back, cut out and then peel off the backing.

  • 24 Dec, 2008

    Has anyone else had trouble editing the return address portion of the label? The delivering address will edit, but I can't get the return address to edit. Thanks!

  • 10 Dec, 2008

    Does anyone know where I can find colored label paper like she used in the example?

  • 17 Sep, 2008

    We made similar labels, and it was hard to get the post office to accept them, because they are not within the Post Office standards. If you want to make them, be sure to make a few samples and check with your post office first.

  • 17 Aug, 2008

    These were so much fun to make. I printed them on simple white text paper and glued them to Kraft envelopes. They looked great!!! I punched a little disc for each envelope and placed it near the "seal."......for a little added detail. The completed pieces looked really nice. I thought the address labels woudl be fun cut with ziz-zag scissors for children parties.

  • 18 Jun, 2008

    I printed the labels on an ivory colored vellum- then ran them through a sticker machine, etc... They came out beautiful! They were for our Save the Dates- We used a silver/grey envelope- then a black and white photo save the date magnet mounted on the same vellum the labels were made out of, and used the pinking shears on the bottom of that as well. Very time consuming, but it came out great!

  • 4 May, 2008

    I forgot to mention, then I just cut on the lines shown on the template as the borders with an exacto knife. Hope this helps.

  • 4 May, 2008

    To those asking about the label paper... I used a regular full sheet adhesive, in a color very similar to the one on the picture, the link will take you there.

    http://www.kraftoutlet.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=BrownKraftLabels

  • 18 Apr, 2008

    Label paper does not exist for this template. You print these on regular paper, cut out the "labels" and then run them through a sticker maker such as a Xyron machine which you can find at most craft

  • 10 Apr, 2008

    Does anyone know where to buy this label paper? I can only find the address size labels...thanks!

  • 10 Apr, 2008

    Does anyone know where to buy this label paper? I can only find the address size labels...thanks!

  • 10 Apr, 2008

    Does anyone know where to buy this label paper? I can only find the address size labels...thanks!

  • 9 Mar, 2008

    I love this idea, and plan to use it for my "save the date" cards as well. I do not think labels are proper for wedding invitations, but the "save the date" cards give the bride the opportunity to be a little more relaxed and creative.

  • 20 Feb, 2008

    I am currently using these for my save the date's. The ones that I have done look fantastic! However, invites with long names I am having trouble. Is there a way to adjust the recipient box? or add an extra line?

  • 20 Feb, 2008

    I love these labels so much, but are these not proper for wedding invitations? I saw somewhere on Martha's website that labels are an absolute "no-no", but above, it says that these are an appropriate option. Which one should I follow? Both are from Martha!

  • 20 Feb, 2008

    Hello,
    I love these labels but was wondering about the proper etiquette for wedding invitations. I read somewhere on Martha's website that labels are an absolute "no-no", but above, it says this is an appropriate option. Is it really? I think this is more time consuming than writing them all out.

  • 16 Feb, 2008

    Hi. I'm thinking of using this idea on my invitations. However, I found some letter size (8.5X11) Sticker sheets. They are white but they go w/my envelopes... so I may try doing that... also I recommend the siding blade kind of papercutter vs. the arm kind...

  • 7 Feb, 2008

    Also, A mail merge template enables you to import your entire list without manually retyping the names. A bonus if you've got a big list like I do (170 names)! To adjust for extra long names or extra rows of names, you can highlight the row of the 1st table and then manually adjust that particular label so that it fits the name. GOOD LUCK! (p.s. cutting the labels and using the sticker machine (XYRON 510) took a good deal of time.)

  • 7 Feb, 2008

    I simply created a table with two columns and then created a second table within the second column of the first table. I added a separate single row table as the 'separator' between each label. I had to play around a bit with the font sizing and spacing to make sure that each label would work. You want to size it so that 5 labels fit per page, so that you don't have to do a ton of manual adjustments.

  • 31 Jan, 2008

    That sounds like a great way to make this template more user-friendly. Could you explain how you created the document that allowed you to save your list? Thanks!

  • 28 Jan, 2008

    I was able to make my own template using a simple word mail merge. It took about an hour or so to get the spacing and everything right, but it was worth the time, as I was able to simply merge my address list into the label format. I am also able to save the file and reuse it for my invitations, as I'm working on my 'save the dates' now. The other benefit is I now have a font much closer to what I am using for my save the dates and invitations, and I wanted to change the font color as well.

  • 27 Jan, 2008

    I bought the Avery clear full sheet but having some trouble with long names not fitting on it. Does anyone know how to fix that? Thanks!

  • 24 Jan, 2008

    I just ordered the buff full sheets from kraftoutlet.com Thanks! For the ones asking about for a small envelop, my envelops are 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 and the size is perfect. I ran a test on regular printer paper and cut it out too to see how it would look on the envelop. Perfect. I'm using the labels for my save-the-dates.

  • 24 Jan, 2008

    I found the buff labels on kraftoutlet.com. Has anyone had any luck making these for smaller envelopes?

  • 23 Jan, 2008

    I used Avery Clear full sheet lables, which came out as a nice frosted plastic lable. They are a great alternative if you dont have a sticker machine, and you can get them at most office stores.

  • 21 Jan, 2008

    For those of you who used this label, did your ampersand look like the one in the above picture? Mine is not coming out that way...

  • 20 Jan, 2008

    I looked on the XpedX website, but I couldn't find anywhere to order the sticker paper online. Do you have to order from a store, or am I overlooking something?

  • 16 Jan, 2008

    MAC users: Make sure to download Adobe Reader (it's free!). If you use 'Preview' (which is default) then you won't be able to change the return information. No more frustration - it's a lot easier to use this template then to try to create a new one - trust me! I've been trying for an hour or so :) Cheers!

  • 15 Jan, 2008

    I didn't have any problems editing any portions of the labels. I clicked on the template link and then just started typing. I am using a PC with Linux.

    As for the sticker paper, I was able to special order some from XpedX. I paid $25 for 100 sheets of 8.5" x 11". There were many colors to choose from, but I got "buff" which most closely resembles what is used in the picture above. You can use it with both an Inkjet and Laser printer. I hope this helps!

  • 11 Jan, 2008

    I too am having difficulty editing the return address portion of the labels on my Mac (using Safari). I have used this template dozens of times without problems until today. Any advice?

  • 11 Jan, 2008

    Is anyone else able to edit the "addresses" portion, but unable to edit the "return addresses" portion of this template?

  • 11 Jan, 2008

    The template allows me to edit the "deliver to" portion easily, but grays out and doesn't allow me to edit the "return address" portion. Does anyone else have this problem?

  • 6 Jan, 2008

    Where can you find colored sticker paper?

  • 24 Dec, 2007

    Hi. These are so pretty. I am wondering what others did for the interior envelope for a formal invitation. I wish the fine folks at Martha Stewart had set up a second template for the inside envelope--one that allows for the entry of multiple names on one, two, or even three lines. Does anyone out there know of a way to fix this? Il ove it, but it still leaves me with the dilemma of what to do for the inside envelope. Thanks for any help or suggestions!

  • 10 Dec, 2007

    I love the off-white color used in the magazine. Does anyone know where I can find something similar? I don't really understand the sticker paper concept.
    Thanks!

  • 3 Dec, 2007

    I have small envelopes. Is there any way to change the font, size, color and style?

  • 3 Dec, 2007

    Is there anyway to change the font size, style and color?

    I have smaller envelopes.

  • 2 Dec, 2007

    You can find whole 8.5x11sheets of label paper that you can run through the printer and cut at Staples or any office supply shop. No need for the sticker machine.

  • 28 Nov, 2007

    You can print the file on regular paper and then run the paper through a
    xyron machine. This type of machine is sold at hobby stores. It will put adhesive onto one side of the paper. VERY nice.

  • 27 Nov, 2007

    where do you get the stickers/paper?

  • 26 Nov, 2007

    Hey, first of all I need to say that these address labels are gorgeous! I'm excited, I'm using them for my actual invitations. I had a quick question though, is it a pain to do for 150 envelopes? Also, how did you change the return address? It will let me change the recipient, but not mine. Help! Thank so much!

  • 13 Nov, 2007

    I used these labels for my save the dates. Adorable. Thank you Martha Stewart wedding for providing the template. It gave my save the dates that extra touch of detail.