I'll give all three kits to one of you! Just leave a comment, any comment, and I'll choose a winner Friday!
Now, for the tutorial. I wish I could figure out how to get better at screen capture videos but screenshots will have to suffice. Also, I'm all self taught so I'm adding a disclaimer that my methods may not be the best or most efficient but they get the job done!
I designed those Date Slims because I wanted something that I could staple to the edge of my pl page protectors. Something that would add a little continuity and make it easy to find a specific week. I wanted *mine* to look like white ink on kraft paper though so I'm going to quickly show how I took the file from the Date Slims kit and modified to suit the look I was after. You can download my 8.5x11" kraft paper jpg HERE. Just an FYI that this kit includes a blank label file as well so you can customize the dates if you're working a different format than Sunday - Monday.
|Open the date slims file and the kraft paper file.|
|Activate the Rectangular Marquee Tool (keyboard shortcut M)|
|Draw a rectangle selection around week 1 and then click Edit>Create Brush from Selection|
|Switch to your kraft paper file, create two new layers, and stamp week one and week two on separate layers.|
|Rotate one of the layers 180° and position as shown.|
|Merge both layers together by selecting both (hold the shift key while clicking on both layers) and clicking ctrl+E.|
|Select your kraft layer and while holding the ctrl key, click on the *thumbnail* image for the label layer (click on the actual picture - not the layer name)|
|At this point, you'll see the marching ants (animated dashed lines) that indicate you've made a selection. Click ctrl+J to create a copy of the date labels from the kraft paper.|
|Here you can see the new layer that was created in the previous step.|