Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Counterfeit Borders, Papers, and Journaling Blocks Tutorials

Making your own borders...
Borders-"For the Record" by Echo Park
This is the beautiful "Borders" paper that comes in this month's kit...
I decided to try and replicate these borders for my Counterfeit Kit by using various stamps, scrap paper, a border punch, some white embossing powder, and even a sheet of ledger paper.  Here's what I can up with. 

Here's a link to a free class at Two Peas In A Bucket.  The instructor uses stamps in a few different ways to create borders on the layout.  Scrapbook Stamping March 2011

Designing your own patterned paper...

Headed South-"It's the Little Things" by Fancy Pants
I tried my hand at "random stamping" to recreate this piece of paper.  It's a good thing that I was "drawn" to all of those "cancelled postage" stamps in the past...they came in handy for this paper!

Meridy's Counterfeit Paper
Some tips for random stamping...
  • Start with the largest stamp first, then medium, then smallest to "fill in the blanks"
  • Change the orientation of your stamp, tilting and turning it with each image you stamp
  • Be sure to go "off the edges" of your paper with parts of the stamped images
  • You'll be surprised how easy this is after tying it out!!!
More patterned paper tutorials...

Gabrielle also created tutorials for 2 pieces of paper from this month's kit.  She made one for the "Stamp of Approval" paper and one for the"Gerber Daisy" paper. Visit Gabrielle's blog to see those great tutorials.

Journaling Blocks...

If you made any of your own borders, papers, or journaling blocks please link them to Mr. Linky or our Facebook page to share your ideas with the rest of us.


  1. You are very inspiring with your make-it-yourself attitude and ingenuity! I'm learning something new every day.

  2. I love the journaling line stamp idea! How clever!

  3. All of these ideas are great! Really made me feel like "I can do this!" Thanks!


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