Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pinspired!

Each month a talented Design Team Member will choose a project on our Scor-Pal Pinterest board and get "Pinspired" by it!
They will update it, tweak it a little if they like, and share the tutorial here for you!

This month we have the super creative Lois!


If you have visited my blog before, you are probably aware that I love making fun-fold cards.  The Scor-Pal team has a project in which we use a project pinned to the Scor-Pal Scoring Projects and Ideas board and be inspired to make a similar project.  I chose this double zig-zag card which originally was posted to mariannespapir.blogspot.com.  Here is my card.


Cut two pieces of green cardstock 6" x 10".  Score the panels at 4", 6", and 8".


To make the decorative borders on the front of the card, I used border dies from Heartfelt Creations and laid them on the scored panels (starting at the top of the 4" scoreline) and taped them down with removable tape.  The two 4" panels will be layered over each other, so be sure to place the dies correctly, as shown on the photo.


After running the panels through your die-cutting machine, fold them as shown in the photo.


On the right-side panel, cut a flap approximately 3/4" on each side from the bottom upward approximately 5".  This could actually be any size flap, based on the sentiment you will stamp under the flap.  Score between the two slits.


Cut two pieces of patterned paper 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  Glue one piece to the 4" section of the left-side panel, leaving no border at the bottom.  Cut additional pieces of patterned paper to fit the 2" wide panels.  The tops of the patterned paper panels should be sloped to correspond with the card base.  The piece of patterned paper adhered to the right-side 4" panel should be slit and scored similarly as the card base.   Adhere the 4" x 6" panels together, with the right-side panel on top, as shown, making sure the flap is not adhered. 


Decorate the flap as desired.  I stamped and cut a dove from the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwoods & Dove set.



At this point, decide how you are going to decorate the front of your card. I stamped and shaped some dogwoods and leaves from the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwoods set.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 2" x 4 1/4" and adhere under the flap.  Stamp the sentiment.  My sentiment is from Stampendous Birthday Wish stamp set.


For the belly band, cut a piece of cardstock 1 1/2" x 10".  While holding the belly band at the front of the card, fold at the edges and glue at the back.  Decorate as desired.



I hope you will give this type of card a try.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Mid Challenge Tutorial

This fabulous project was from one of team members in our current challenge and we wanted for you to be able to create it yourself so we have the tutorial for you.
This time it is from the super talented Patti!

Hi there!

I'm back today with a reminder that we are halfway through the month of May.
You still have time to join in the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - just use your
favorite color combination and 'More than one fold'!

I have two favorite color combinations:

Pink, white, and navy or black
Red, turquoise, black and white

I chose to use the Pink, white, and black color combo for my project.

Imagine my surprise when I went to the mailbox and found a huge box FILLED with 
beautiful 12 x 12 cardstock and papers that DCWV had generously sent to Scor-Pal Owner, Diana Crick for us to design with!  

This delightful DCWV 'Peri & Peach' patterned paper jumped right out of the box, 
so it was meant to be!

We've been asked to go into the Scor-Pal archives, and re-make some of the older tutorials that were done with the original Scor-Pal.  I chose to re-make a project that Toni Storie featured HERE.

Here's my version of Toni's project that I made using my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tapes:

I'm going to show you how to create this fun little treat box!  Come...let's get started!

For this project you will need:

One piece of card stock or patterned paper that measures 9" x 6 3/4"
One piece of card stock or patterned paper that measures 1 1/2" x 6"
One piece of card stock or patterned paper that measures 1 1/2" x 9"
One piece of Acetate that will be larger than your window opening
Additional card stock for window frame
Scallop edge punch or die
Die cut for creating your window (a punch or craft knife would work as well)

Place your paper in your Scor-Pal Eighths with the 9" side up against the top fence.
Score at 1", 4", 5", and 8".  Then, turn your paper 90 degrees and score at 3/4" and 5 3/4", as shown.



Again, turn your paper 90 degrees so that the 3/4" score is aligned with the top fence. Cut out the top left and bottom left squares. They are marked with an 'X' in the photo.

Cut on the 4", 5", and 8" score lines, from the top and bottom edges to the first horizontal score line.  I trimmed in a bit on my 'tabs', to make my box come together in a neater fashion later, as you
can see in the photo.

Scallop one edge of the 1 1/2" by 9" piece of card stock. Decorate if desired.

Line the back of the 1 1/2" x 9" strip with Scor-Tape.

Remove Scor-Tape backing strips, and adhere border to box top at fold line.
(Note that my 'flaps are folded under so that the box will fit through my Big Shot
for the next step).  Next, die cut a window in the front of your box.

Die cut your window frame from the additional piece of card stock. Line the back of
the frame with Scor-Tape.

Peel off the backing, and adhere the frame around the die cut window in the front of the box.
With your Scor-Tool, burnish all score lines for your work.



Open to the inside of box. Line the inside border of the window panel with Scor-Tape.
Line the outside edge of your transparency sheet with Scor-Tape.
Peel the backing off the Scor-Tape, and adhere the piece of acetate over the window opening.

Here is what your window will look like from that back side.

With your Scor-Tape, line the top edge of your paper. Then peel the backing off, and adhere the top edge down to the inside of the box.


Scallop both edges of the 1 1/2" x 6" piece of paper. You could further decorate with ribbon or
other embellishments if desired.  This will be your box handle.

Adhere one end of the 1 1/2" x 6" piece to one side panel of the box. I used a 1/8" circle punch and a rhinestone brad to attach the box handle.

Line the 1" tab on the box side with Scor-Tape. Peel the backing off, and adhere it to form the box. Attach the other side of the box handle in the same fashion as the step above.

On the bottom of the box, line the small tabs with Scor-Tape. Peel the backing, and fold them in first.
Fold up the bottom of the box, adhering it to the tabs.

Line the remaining box tab with Scor-Tape. Peel the backing off the tape and fold the tab down, finishing your box.

Voila!
You have an adorable little treat box for any occasion!

We'd love to see your project linked up on our challenge this month!

I'm having so much fun with these products! With all of the fun and amazing products
that have come and gone during the many years I've been paper crafting, my Scor-Pal products
are something I reach for with nearly every project.  I'm so excited to have the new Scor-Pal Eighths board with the scoring grooves at every eighth inch.  It makes everything so easy!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend,

Patti J.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Challenge #36 Winner Interactive Project

Today we have the name of the random winner from our April Challenge "Interactive Project"
The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scor-Pal Store!




And our winner is #6, CG!!

Please email me HERE and I will send you details of how to get your prize

Congratulations and to all our other entrants please enter again, you may be the lucky winner next month!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #37 Favorite Color Combination

Welcome to the 37th Monthly Challenge here at Scor-Pal!
We love showing our projects to you and now it's your chance to show your creations to us!
Each month we will have a different theme and you will have a month to create and enter your projects. As well as the theme you will need to make "More Than One Score" and tell us where you used the Scor-Pal on your project. So a single fold card won't count but an Easel, Gatefold, Stair Step, etc will :) Also we love to see your "Anything But a Card" projects, just as long as you make "More Than One Score"
We have a nice set of samples from the Design Team, just click on their names to go to their blogs for more details on their creations.

Katie





Lois



Steph



Toni



Patti





Isia







Ruza



The prize for our winner will be a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scor-Pal Store!

Challenge Rules:
1. Each entry must have "More Than One Score"*, mention where the Scor-Pal tool was used and follow the theme.
2. Entry can be combined with as many challenges as you like.
3. 3 entries allowed per person.
4. You must link back to the Scor-Pal blog to be considered for a prize.
5. No backlinks will be accepted.
6. Each challenge will last from the 1st day of the month until 10pm on the last day of that month.
7. Winner will be announced on the 5th of the following month.
8. Entries not adhering to the rules may be deleted.
9. Prizes will be awarded when the challenge has at least 10 entries

* "More Than One Score" means that a single scored fold card (ie: a simple square or rectangle) with no additional use of the Scor-Pal tool will not count as an entry.

Please add your link below and Good Luck!



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Monthly Feature! Pinspired!

We have a brand new monthly feature for you!
Each month a talented Design Team Member will choose a project on our Scor-Pal Pinterest board and get "Pinspired" by it!
They will update it, tweak it a little if they like, and share the tutorial here for you!

This month we have the super creative Toni and her wine bottle holder.
She was "Pinspired" by this gorgeous creation by Crafty Carloine Creates and we hope you love her version!
We would love it if you are "Pinspired" or have been in the past by projects on our Scor-Pal Pinterest board , if you have please be sure to leave a comment below and let us know what "Pinspired" you!




I made another wine box.  Seriously, I will never again buy a wine bag!  I had a few questions about how to make this project.  The good news is that it isn't really that hard.  
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 11" x 12" piece of card stock
  • Six 1 1/4" x 7 3/4" pieces of card stock
  • Six 1 1/8" x 7 5/8" pieces of patterned paper
  • Paper snips
  • Hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Embellishments as desired
Place the 11" x 12" piece of card stock with the 12" side along the fence of the Scor-Pal. Score at 2" and 10".
Rotate 90 degrees. With your 11" side along the fence of the Scor-Pal, score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 7", 8 3/4" and 10 1/2'".
With a pencil, mark at 7/8", 2 5/8", 4 3/8", 6 1/8", 7 7/8" and 9 5/8". 
Fold and burnish all of the score lines.
Trim off both 1/4" x 2" rectangles seen here.
Trim from the top down and from the bottom up 2" to the score line.  This creates 6 tabs on the top and 6 tabs on the bottom.
With Scor-Tape, adhere 6 strips of 1 1/8" x 7 5/8" designer paper to 6 strips of 1 1/4" x 7 3/4" strips of card stock.
With more Scor-Tape, adhere one strip to each scored panel on the box.
Use the pencil mark on the top 6 tabs as a guide to cut down from the center to each edge of the tab, creating triangle shaped tabs.
Punch a 1/4" hole in the center of each triangle tab.
Line the 1/4" x 8" tab with Scor-Tape.
Remove the adhesive backing and adhere tab to the inside of the opposite end panel, forming a hexagon shaped tube.
Line 5 of the bottom tabs with Scor-Tape.
Place bottle in tube at this time to support the shape of the box as you secure the bottoms tabs. Fold the tab with no Scor-Tape in first.  Then, remove adhesive backing and stick down the rest of the tabs in clockwise fashion.
Thread ribbon through the punched holes in the triangle tabs and tie a bow.
Embellish the finished wine bottle box as desired.
I stamped a simple tag with some silver cording to hand around the neck of the bottle. It can personalized for the occasion or for the recipient. The possibilities are endless for this type of project.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Bigger Blooms (PTI); Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Recollections Country Home dp; Ink: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, hole punch, paper snips, wide gray organdy ribbon, silver cording, Silver Fox Smooch.

*Adapted from this video tutorial.