Tutorial: How to label plastic floss cards
You may have faced this dilemma - whether to use paper or plastic embroidery floss cards. Paper cards are good because you can write the floss number on them, but they don't wear well and need replacing frequently. Plastic cards last forever (literally) but it is next to impossible to write on them. Or if you are lucky enough to find a pen that marks the plastic without running, it looks something like in the picture below (A is for 'Anchor' as I also have Cosmo and a small amount of DMC in my floss box). Messy.
A very simple solution then - just tape the label from the floss skein onto the plastic card, and you have the best of both worlds. Brilliant. Can't believe it took me years to come up with this one.
I demonstrated here using Cosmo floss. Slide the label off the floss skein, cut it at the back, then trim it on the sides to fit the plastic card. Then tape the label to the card, and you are ready to wind your floss. Easy peasy.
And here is how it looks with Anchor floss. The thing I really like about this method is the fact that the labels for each floss brand is distinctive, so you won't confuse the colour numbers.
So there you go! One tidy floss box, with cards that will last forever and ever...