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Thursday, 27 August 2015

How to Label School Uniform Quickly and Neatly

Stamptastic Labelling School Uniform


A few months ago, I received the good news that I had been invited to be a Stamptastic Ambassador.  I have a lot of uniform to label each year and I do love to stamp things (did anyone else used to pretend to stamp books like a librarian or was that just me?) so, of course I agreed.

In the Old Days

Many years ago, when Danny began school, I ordered the beautiful sew in embroidered labels.  I was on maternity leave and sat every night, whilst feeding  baby Rebecca, sewing each label in.  My enthusiasm soon wavered.  As the months went on and some new items of clothing were purchased due to Danny growing and the seasons changing, I fully intended to sew on the new labels, but never actually got round to doing it.

The following year, I was back to work and instead of a feeding baby, I had an energetic toddler.  There was no chance of me having time to sew Danny's name labels on.  So I  bought the printed iron on labels.  I found them nearly as time consuming as the sew on labels and infinitely less satisfying (life is too short for ironing).  The main problem, however, was they never stayed on.  After a few washes, the labels would fall off, so they were not fit for purpose.

From then on, I used a fabric permanent marker pen and wrote the names on all the kids uniform.  This method was fast and lasted.  The only downfall was it never looked as neat as I would have liked.  

Stamptastic


Stamptastic Labelling School Uniform

Therefore, I am so happy to have been introduced to the Stamptastic system- I love it!  To begin, you just need a Stamptastic Ink Pad and a Standard Name Stamp.  


Stamptastic Labelling School Uniform


The Stamptastic Ink Pad costs £12, which I realise isn't cheap.  However, it will stamp all of your child's uniform and a lot more.  I have been stamping bags, shoes, pencils and metal water bottles!  I admit, I have gone a tad stamp crazy!  If you keep the ink in the special silver bag that it arrives in then it will last longer and should last at least two years. 

The Standard Name Stamp is an aesthetically pleasing and transparent block for easy positioning.  It costs £10, but of course is reusable again and again.

It is very easy to order your personalised stamp.  Just add the name you  require in the box, choose the font and size and add a symbol if required.  Symbols make the label more personal but are also great for young children who are just beginning to recognise their own name.  You can have one or two lines of text.


Stamptastic Labelling School Uniform

How to Use

It really is as easy as one, two, three...


Stamptastic Labelling School Uniform

One- place your stamper into the ink pad (this is your chance to make sure you are holding the stamp the right way up!).


Stamptastic Labelling School Uniform

2.  Place the stamper onto the area that you want to stamp.

Stamptastic Labelling School Uniform

3.  And, voila, your item of choice is labelled without a needle and thread or hot iron in sight!

It is so quick and easy to use.  Gather all your new school clothes, bags and stationery and get stamping!

The stamps have been tested and last for at least 50 washes, but of course if they do fade, you can just stamp them again.

Stamptastic sent me the inkpad and two stampers, but I loved them so much that I bought three more for our family (I'm not even sure what I'm planning to do with the "Diary of the Evans-Crittens" stamp- I bought it just for fun!).    I also ordered a White Fabric Pen so I can label the darker items, such as Danny's coat and shoes.  When they invent a white ink pad, I will be very happy!

Will you be stamping your labels this Summer?


I am a Stamptastic Ambassador.  All views and opinions are honest and my own.



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28 comments

  1. Luckily I don't have to do any of this until next September but love the idea of stamping. X

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  2. Ohhhh now, stamping is something I never thought of! It's quicker and easier than labels, what a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  3. i have read some many great reviews recently about stamptastic. They do look great and perfect for back to school. I've left it a little late this year. Really need to get everything labelled ASAP. xx popping over from mummy2monkeys xx

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    1. I'm a convert! Look on their site as you may not be too late x

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  4. I love my stamptastic stamp. I keep meaning to order my son one too!

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    1. Brilliant. I wish I'd ordered one for my niece now too x

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  5. Looks great but are there any types of material they won't work on? I've found some labels won't even take a laundry pen or marker.

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    1. I've found it works on all labels. It's not meant to be great on wool fabrics but these would have a label in I'm sure. Also not meant to be great on some plastics but it's worked ont he kids bags, lunchboxes, ruler and so on. x

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  6. I've seen these lately and they look like a good idea. We use iron on labels and they take time to do but ours do stay on. I'd love to be one of those mums who has the time to neatly sew on labels but that is never going to be me!!

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    1. That's good that they stay on for you. Yes, me too. I did try lol x

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  7. This is such a good idea, definitely a lot more fun than ironing labels on! I can imagine the kids wanting to get involved in this too.

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    1. Yes, they do! It's great when they have scout and brownie sleepovers as they can stamp as we pack everything x

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  8. what a fab idea shame now i bought iron on labels. I think this is a great idea though.

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  9. This looks great. I've been ironing in labels this week which is soooo boring. This looks so much fun as, like you, I remember playing with stamps as a kid!

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    1. Yes, I'll always love my stamping lol x

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  10. I still have to do all my labelling... sigh. Stamptastic looks great though!

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    1. Oh no, put on a good movie or boxset while you do it lol x

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  11. My mum had the same issue when were kids, she used to sew them in for me and my siblings and it was so time consuming am sure she would have been happy with this labeling kit.

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  12. We love ours and you've reminded me I've still some uniform to name.

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  13. We love ours and you've reminded me I've still some uniform to name.

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  14. We love ours and you've reminded me I've still some uniform to name.

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  15. Love this idea!! We have tried a few different options but all seem to have peeled off so I may have to invest in one of these stamps! x

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