Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Not A Stamper - You can be - Part 2

Hi Ya Everyone!
  I'm so excited to be doing an extra spot at She's A Sassy Lady to provide you with more inspiration for using stamps even if you don't like to color.  Last time I taught you how to paper piece.  Today, I will teach you how to make your own paper using digital stamps.  I use a program from Microsoft Office called PowerPoint which is a presentation program.  You can use any program that will allow you to use and manipulate pictures.  I will show you with PowerPoint but you can adjust for your own needs.  First, I insert a picture and here I'm using a digital stamp from Christy Croll at Tiddly Inks called Schoolgirl and she comes with a number of books which I use for both images:
Next, I adjust the size of  the book. 

Then I insert another image from Tiddly Inks

These two images will form the images for my digital paper.  Next, I copy the images repeatedly to allow a whole row of images and paste them twice.  In order to line up the images I use the line tool and draw a straight line and place it under the images and adjust them to line up. 

At this point I select all the images at once - you can either hold down Control and the letter A at the same time or you can hold the control button down and select each image.  Once all the images are selected right click and group the images together. 

When they are grouped you can copy and paste them down the paper.  I like a bit of a staggered look so I staggered mine and added an extra image to the side and alternated each row.

I repeated this process until I had a whole page filled with these images.

 Next, I took a piece of paper from my Tim Holtz Ideology stack and cut it down to an 8.5 x 11 sheet.  I put it in my printer and printed my page.

I needed to add some masculine cards to my stash and thought a birthday card and matching bookmark would be appropriate.  I used the paper for both! 

This is a very short tutorial but one I love because you can have any type of paper you need.  You can also match digital images with background paper like I did for this card. 

Have a wonderful day and if you have any questions please do so in the comments.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and remember that I love comments!


  1. I just looked at your tutorial over on Sheila's blog! Never even put a thought into using Poser Point. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great tut, hon! Love this masculine card. Hope your Christmas was everything you hoped and you have a wonderful New Year. xxD

  3. Melissa this is such a great card and a wonderful new method of creating. Thanks so much for the great tutorial and being a part of Shes A Sassy Lady!!!

  4. Great job, Melissa! I'm another who never even considered using Powerpoint! TFS!!!

    Love your background paper too!

  5. Awesome!! Thanks for the tutorial!! I'm gonna have to try that! :)