So y’all have seen these, right?  They are totally adorable, easy to do, and a super cute gift!  Nichole Heady never ceases to amaze me with her ideas.  You can see her tin (and instructions) here.  I just got my set in the mail today and I couldn’t wait to make one of these!  So this evening I experimented with the labels and I’ll show you what I discovered about how the inks turn out.

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Ok – I tried the SU! Craft Ink, the Versamagic Dew Drop inks and the SU! Classic Inks.  Of course, I prefer the classic inks.  They are the least messy and they dry the fastest.  However, they were kinda splotchy on here.  When you use the classic inks on acrylic stamps – you can get very mixed results.  The label stamps have a larger surface area which means they are more likely to have splotchy results with Classic Inks.  You can see above (Classic is the one on the right) how it turned out.  It isn’t bad – but it isn’t as clean as the other two.  And the darker the Classic ink is, the more that will show up.  The center is the Versamagic -this stamped fine and seems to dry a little faster than the SU! Craft inks.  The blue on the left is the SU! Craft ink.  It has fantastic coverage and stamped so nice and clean.  However, it does take time to dry.  So now you can see and pick what you want to use!

BTW, I got my Dew Drop inks in a share through Julie @ Doodlie doo.  She happens to be having another round of that share right now, if you are interested.  You can find more information about that <here>.

And here are the ones I made this evening.

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Supplies: clear hinged top tin (thanks Shannan!); nugget labels (Avery 5690); Holiday Treats stamp set; Versamagic Dew Drop inks in Brick Red and Green Tea (I think ?); Hershey’s Nuggets in Caramel Pecan; SU scallop punch; SU 1 3/8 circle punch; and dark red velvet ribbon – I’ve been hoarding it for awhile and I finally used some that I got from Jacksonbelle Embellishments.

And the other tin I made:

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 supplies: clear hinged top tin; Holiday Treats stamp set; mellow moss and bashful blue SU Classic inks; white taffeta ribbon; SU scallop punch; SU 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches; mellow moss, white and bashful blue cardstock; and more caramel pecan Hershey’s Nuggets.

That is actually the same tin – with the ribbon switched out.  I only have the one, lol!  I really really hope the ones I ordered come in time to do a class with them in Dec!  Or that I can find something similar locally to use for it.