Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stamp your own Journaling cards

I've been working on some projects for the Spellbinders gallery, when INSPIRATION hit in a great way. How about creating your own journaling tags? In whatever color you have ink? You will love how simple this is!

First, I chose Spellbinders Labels One for my shape. Second, I stamped my lines. I used the Cornish Heritage Farms Lined Paper backgrounder. Determine where you want your die to cut, and use a little masking tape to hold your die in the perfect spot.

Next step? Create a foam stamp in a frame shape. All that entails is lining up your dies on the Spellbinders magnetic spacer plate like this:

With a piece of fun foam (whichever color you want - I tend to pick the color in my multi-pack that I'm least likely to use), die cut just as you would a piece of paper. Because Spellbinders dies and the Wizard are so unique, they have no problem cutting through this.

Using the cut frame, use a temporary/repositionable adhesive to allow you to adhere it to an acrylic block. Voila! You have your own frame stamp. Ink it up with the same color you stamped your lines with, line it up over the die cut and presto - your own custom journaling label!

See? Told you it was easy! Be well.


Deanna said...

Brilliant! Another reason for me to purcahse the CHF background stamp!

StamperSharon said...

Aren't you a smart girl! (She says, sitting here looking at that multi-pack of fun foam she bought just for this reason and hasn't used it yet!). Love this look, Jenn!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Wow what a Fantastic idea Jenn!! I have a ton of the fun foam (just like Sharon) and never think to use it for making stamps! I am going to have to give this a try. Great Job on the tutorial!!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

SHUT UP!!! HOW COOOOOL!!! Geez...I don't think the foam would work in the cuttlebug, do you?

Julia said...

Excellent! Can I tell you when I saw those dies I started drooling heavily! You'll have to start selling them and I'll be first in line! ;-)

liannallama said...

These look fantastic!