Back-Dating Roller Date Stamps

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Posted 5/17/2013 by desdichaedo in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 311,175
April 2007
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Loc: Miami {the one in Florida, not the one in Oklahoma}

Posted: 5/17/2013 2:01:12 PM
I know a lot of us were interested in the "decades" roller date stamps October Afternoon previewed around(ish) CHA-W 2013. While you're waiting for them to come out, you can use any roller date stamp you already have to stamp ANY date you want with some creative masking.


For the layout above, I needed 1982. Here's what I did to get it:
1. Set the DAY section of the stamp to 19 and inked it up. I used post-its to quickly mask off the other parts of the date I didn't want to stamp.
2. Set the DAY section of the stamp to _8 and inked it up. Used post-its to mask.
3. Set the DAY section of the stamp to _2 and inked it up. Used post-its to mask.
4. Last I set the MONTH and DAY section of the stamp to the date I needed. At this point you could also select a phrase, too, if you have that kind of roller date stamp. I used a post-it to mask over the 1982 I had stamped and then stamped the rest of my phrase+date.

It works great, and it doesn't take too long to do with the post-its. Plus, it gives you the exact look of a roller date stamp because you actually used a roller date stamp. I know having date stamps that go all the way back would be easier, but until someone comes out with one of those, this works pretty well!

I did this in my last video, if you want to see it. This link will take you to the exact spot in the video where the date stamping starts, so you won't have to click around looking for it: Back-Dating Roller Date Stamps.

Hope that helps!



PeaNut 401,675
November 2008
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Posted: 5/17/2013 5:10:01 PM
Genius-as always.



PeaNut 193,655
February 2005
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Loc: Alabama

Posted: 5/17/2013 5:58:23 PM
Good idea!



PeaNut 530,032
November 2011
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Posted: 5/17/2013 7:00:13 PM
I'm stealing this LOL. And I loved your video.
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