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Thursday, March 11, 2010

{Designer Label Gal} Review & GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*


Don't you just hate it when you give your child a cup to take to Sunday school or preschool, and then they forget it, and then you never get it back? Or the same for clothing pieces? You just KNOW Johnny had it at that last playdate, but it goes MIA forever?

Designer Label Gal
understands this, and has created a functional, yet also adorable & stylishly mod, way to remedy these situations! She offers labels that can be applied to just about everything your child owns and uses. From waterproof labels for their sippy cups and snack cups, to fabric labels for ironing on to their clothing and bag tags for the backpacks, she just about has them covered from head to toes!

Not only does the Designer Label Gal have labels for about everything you use, but there are also many choices in size, shape and material! There are clear labels, brown kraft labels, high gloss, matte white, etcetera...not to mention hundreds of font choices. Like I said, she about has you covered in every labeling aspect you can think of {Just not sure when she fits in all the time!}.

Now, you may have seen other products like this before from big box companies, but just simply not with the amount of customization and uniqueness as these from Designer Label Gal! Not only does she have thousands of graphics to choose from, you can also design your own for complete customization! And what I particularly love is that the kids' stuff
isn't all "kid-themed" - you can use a mod damask for your little girl, or modern shapes for your boy, or simply create your own theme or design!

adorable choices for boys...love them.

I received a "Combo Pak," for each child (well, baby #2 isn't quite here yet, but close enough) which included 2 bag tags, 10 gift labels, 20 waterproof labels, & 30 iron-on fabric labels. I chose the playful & stylish boardwalk dot pattern for my son's labels & the bit sophisticated & classy pink damask 4 for our daughter's labels ~ both totally modern and "couture" ~ a huge plus for me.

My favorite items received were the waterproof labels. Why? There are so many items my son takes with him everywhere he goes, and it is so important to label them, if I ever want to see them back again! The fact that I can do so in a stylish way is just the icing on the cake. So after letting the labels "rest" on the items for 72 hours, per our instructions, we washed a few items by hand first. I let them soak in the sink for a few minutes, and then scrubbed a little, and they stayed on perfectly. The next more stringent test was washing them in the dishwasher, and they stayed on perfectly after their nice "hot bath." I did have one that was placed on a rounded and indented surface that didn't quite stick to the edges, but considering they stayed on everything else, it was just that it didn't properly fit this particular item. That being said, I would suggest getting your waterproof labels in a smaller size (maybe the smaller rectangular shape versus the bigger circular shape) to maximize the number of items you can use them on.

Next best, I love the bag tags. They are totally durable and will absolutely not tear, I am confident. They have the name printed on both sides of the tag, too, which is so convenient since the tags can flop around, and people don't have to be flipping it one way or another to actually see whose bag it is. They come complete with the "tassle" for attaching to your bag and match all other (waterproof, regular, & fabric) labels in the pack.

I also easily applied the fabric labels to a few of my son's shirts {I also plan to put a couple on some of our newborn's blankets soon, too!}. It was a brief, simple process. Just put a thin piece of fabric between the iron and label, and "presto!" after a few seconds, it's on. I do recommend using a rag for your fabric you use between the label and iron, however, as part of the color from the label did transfer onto that middle fabric {no colors bled onto the clothing or iron, however}. I also chose to stabilize one of the items with some quick sewing around the edges {I did a zig-zag stitch}, but this step is optional and not required. I wanted to compare how they each held up after being washed and dried {regarding reinforcing the label with stitching or not}. And as far as the results went, both the pressed only and the pressed and sewn-on labels held up beautifully. I have only washed and dried them once, though, so not sure if the pressed-only label will hold up as well as the stitched on one in the long-run. That being said, if you have sewing machine and a few extra minutes, I'd suggest throwing a quick stitch around the label's edges on the fabric, just as Designer Label Gal also recommends.

BUY IT! Visit the Designer Label Gal to buy some labels of your own - beyond kids' items, you can also get some address labels for yourself, some kitchen labels or even some business labels amongst many others! This link will take you to her Etsy shop, where you can also find links to her other .com and Ebay store in her welcome at the top of the page.

WIN IT! Designer Label Gal is generously offering one lucky Haute Tot & Baby Couture reader their own Kids' Combo Pak IV, which includes one bag tag, 1 sheet of regular labels, 1 sheet of waterproof labels, and 1 sheet of fabric labels in your choice{s} of design!



Mandatory Entry:
You must be {or become} an HTBC blog follower on Google Friend to enter! Then visit Designer Label Gal to let me know what product AND what design you'd choose (or if you'd create your own!). Come back here and comment on your choices (1 entry). Be sure to leave your email address in the entry so that I have a way to contact the winner! If there is NO EMAIL left, another winner will be drawn. Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be chosen. Entrants can enter through March 31st. Winner to be chosen April 1st, 2010. {Open Worldwide - Internationally}.

Additional Entries!
Once you've completed the mandatory entry, do any of the following for more entries! {Again, please be sure to leave your email address in each entry!}

*Follow our blog publicly on Google Friend (right-hand column, 1 entry)
*Subscribe to our blog (2 entries possible; via google - 1 entry, via email feedburner - 1 entry (must be activated to count as entry)).
Subscribe to the Designer Label Girl's blog (bottom of page - 1 entry).
*Include our blog in your blog roll and include URL (must leave link to
your blog in comment - 1 entry)
*Become a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook (1 entry).
*Follow Adam's Blankie on twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with the following tweet (copy and paste), (1 entry - can be done daily):
"Win a Pak of Kids' Waterproof labels, bag tags and more from Designer Label Gal @adamsblankie! Enter at www.hautetotandbabycouture.blogspot.com!"
(Be sure to leave a link to your tweet/s!).
Follow Designer Label Gal on twitter (1 entry).
*Post our blog buttons on your blog and include link to blog. (6 entries possible - 3 for Adam's Blankie Etsy shop button and 3 for Haute Tot Couture blog button).
*Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post (3 entries).
*Enter any of our other giveaways for one entry each (up to 3 entries possible) and leave a comment letting me know which giveaway/s you entered.

Please note, I was not paid to do this review.
Opinions are strictly my own, and no one or nothing else has influenced me in my review.

This giveaway is now closed (winner: strawberrykids).
Thanks to all who entered!

Have a product you'd like reviewed?
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53 comments:

J.E. said...

I love the Personalized Owl Labels Stickers. I also like the Green Personalized Waterproof Labels, such a good idea for sippy cups!

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J.E. said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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J.E. said...

I subscribe by e-mail.

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J.E. said...

I entered the Susan Brown's Baby giveaway.

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J.E. said...

I entered the Plan Toys giveaway.

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J.E. said...

I entered the K & K's Chubby Cheeks giveaway.

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Life With the Crazies said...

I do love the turquoise and zebra print pattern... and these labels would so come in handy!

Life With the Crazies said...

Following :)

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Life With the Crazies said...

Adam's Blankie FB friend :)

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marybelle said...

We love the Matte White Labels in the Princess Design.

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AmbreRose said...

I really like the Wedding Envelope Seals, Save the Date Stickers, Personalized Monogram Labels - Custom Monogrammed Labels. Those are so beautiful, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

Strawberry Kids said...

Teri Hardy is a public blog follower through Google Friend Connect.
I also personally favor the Princess thank you labels (so cute).

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Strawberry Kids said...

Teri Hardy is a fan of Adam's Blankie on Facebook.

Strawberry Kids said...

@strawberrykidss now follows @adamsblankie on twitter and we tweeted this giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/strawberrykidss/status/10443110160

Cass said...

I'd create some labels for my Etsy store using this template: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36850174
cass at daleking dot org

- Marybeth I. said...

Personalized Luggage Backpack Tag - Unique Luggage Tags - Kids Luggage Tags - Custom Bag Tags these are a mixed set of patterns.

My favorite pattern is the owl you posted here,.

- Marybeth I. said...

http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/10499228430

- Marybeth I. said...

new follower

International Giveaways said...

I'm following you now. :) (I could've sworn I was previously though!! That was a big surprise.)

I really like this custom personalized product labels in those pretty pink colors and brown colors. (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37533585)

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I follow our blog publicly on Google Friends!

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I follow Designer Label Gal on twitter!
@intlgiveaways

Ronit
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http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I blogged about this giveaway! (entry 1)

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/03/labels-from.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I blogged about this giveaway! (entry 2)

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/03/labels-from.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

International Giveaways said...

I blogged about this giveaway! (entry 3)

http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/03/labels-from.html

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

Tylerpants said...

I like the Sassy Initial bag tag! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a feed subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

Entered your Susan Brown's Baby giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

Entered your Crunchy Cute giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

Entered your Plan Toys giveaway! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

I love the fun Cars (kids_11) Personalized Waterproof Sippy Cup Labels! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

trixx said...

I entered the Crunchy Clean giveaway! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

trixx said...

I entered the Susan Brown's Baby giveaway! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

trixx said...

I entered the Plan Toys giveaway! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

Kym said...

I love the Personalized CRYSTAL CLEAR MONOGRAM Labels - Water Resistant as envelope seals in the pink damask 4 finish just gorgeous!

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Kym said...

Following blog publicly on Google Friend (Kym)

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Subscribed to the Designer Label Girl's blog

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tina reynolds said...

i really like the personalized Waterproof Labels for Little Boys - Dishwasher Safe - Name Labels - Trucks - Construction - Sippy Cups - School - PreSchool - Kindergarten thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i follow your blog

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i subscribe to your blog

tina reynolds said...

i am a facebook fan of yours (mrstinareynolds)

tina reynolds said...

i follow you on twitter i tweeted
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