Color Sample Bookmarks & Printed Ribbon

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I was so excited to try the LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit by Epson, who sponsored this post. When I opened the package I knew right away that I wanted to make a Teacher Appreciation gift for Mia’s Preschool teachers. In less than fifteen minutes I was able to make several upcycled paint color sample bookmarks!

You only need a few things to make these:

Time: > 15 minutes

Here is the Label Works Printable Ribbon Kit by Epson. It comes in a convenient carrying case and it’s small enough to store almost anywhere.


I had several paint color samples left over from a recent trip to Home Depot. I didn’t need them anymore, but thought they’d make colorful ombre bookmarks for Mia’s teachers.

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The Printable Ribbon Kit is great because it comes with two kinds of ribbon and you can get creative with 14 different fonts, 10 font styles, boarders and symbols. The instructions were easy to read and follow. You need 6 AAA batteries to get it up and running. I played around with it and in minutes I made a few ribbons that said, “I love to read,” “I love reading”, and “Reading is sexy”. The last one was for me! Ha!

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I cut my paint color samples in a jiffy with my paper cutter and punched a hole at the top of each one with a craft punch.


Lastly, I added the ribbon.


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The Label Works Printable Ribbon Kit can also be used not only with ribbon tapes but with sticky labels and glow-in-the-dark tape and iron-on labels.

I hope you try it out!

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Thank you to Epson for sponsoring this post! Also, if you’d like to see more 15 minute crafts head over to Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts for more ideas!

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About the author

Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable,, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.