Now the Fun Begins
with Designing & Cutting Edges!

There are so many possibilities of how to sculpt the edges of our journals. I show and share a few here, but honestly, it’s only the beginning. That’s what makes it so exciting! Each of us can express ourselves, even with a few snips with the scissors and inspiration from creative shapes that are all around us.

Gratitude Journal, cut, embellishing edges, Valerie Sjodin

At the beginning of this video, I show some of my journals, and explain how I started designing and cutting the edges. Then I go through the process of designing and cutting a journal page edge. I hope it inspires you to design unique shapes for your own edges in your journals.

The password for this demo of how to design and cut the edges of journal pages is: curves

Designing & Cutting Edges of Journal Pages from Valerie Sjodin on Vimeo.

Valerie SJodin©,Creativity page

Below is a little video on my process of cutting an edge from a stenciled background done in the Beautiful Backgrounds Workshop

The password for the video above is: background

Cutting Edges from Stencil Shapes from Valerie Sjodin on Vimeo.

Center Spread-hope-journal

Find out more in the Beautiful Backgrounds Art Journaling Workshop

  1. Susan

    Valerie – Your journals are gorgeous! What an accomplished artist!! I can see that I need to take your other workshops now. I have one question, I noticed that you demonstrated on a sheet of paper cutting the sides and I was wondering if we should hold off in sewing the pages until we have cut the edges first or maybe it doesn’t matter.

  2. Susan

    Sorry….I just saw in the next video that you answered my question. Sorry about that!

  3. Judie

    I have hunted all over for the stencil on the red page and cannot find it. Any suggestions about how to make that background or something similar? I really like the ovals for the quotes. I am loving this workshop. So thankful that you worked hard to provide such wonderful inspiration!

    • Hi Judie, I’m so glad you are inspired! The stencil is made by They sell through various distributors. I have ordered from a number of places online since I could not find many stencils locally. I don’t have the name of that particular stencil. Sorry about that. They also have a “Basics” line and one of those stencils is a number of ovals in a variety of sizes. I hope that helps.

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