Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March Pinspired!

Hey there, crafty friends!  It's come around again to my turn to host a "Pinspired" post.  I have always found step cards to be fun to make.  They have a great "Wow" factor.  I have seen many step cards on Pinterest, but usually they are bigger than your average sized card and sometimes in metric.  I like for my cards to fit in regular size envelopes.  

Of course, it fits in with this month's More Than One Score challenge as the theme is Easter/Spring or Anything Goes. Without any further chatter, here is my A2 sized side step card.


For this project, you will need:

  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Mat
  • One piece of 4 1/4" x 11" card stock
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Markers
  • Dies
  • Scissors
  • Stampin' sponge
  • Dimensional Adhesive
Place your 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock with the 11" side of the paper against the top of the Scor-Pal. Score at the 1" mark down 2". Score at the 2" mark down 2". (It may be helpful to measure and lightly mark 2" on the card stock with a pencil.)
Score at the 3" mark down 3/4".  Score at the 3 3/4" mark down 3/4". Score at the 7 1/4" mark down 3/4". (It may be helpful to measure and lightly mark 3/4" on the card stock with a pencil.)
Score at 6 1/2" from 3/4" to 2". (Again, it may be helpful to measure and mark both 3/4" and 2").
Turn 180 degrees and score from 5 1/2" down to 2 1/4" (It may be helpful to measure and lightly mark 2 1/4" on the card stock with a pencil.)
Rotate 90 degrees so that the 5 1/2" score is against the left side of the Scor-Pal. Insert your Scor-Mat under your card stock and cut vertically on the 2 1/4" line from the 1" score to the 6 1/2" score.
Cut vertically on the 3 1/2" line from the 3" score to the 7 1/4" score.
Flip paper over and begin to crease fold lines. Begin creasing with the score at 5 1/2", then the score at 4 1/2" and then finally the score at 3 3/4".  The mountain and valley folds below sort themselves out when creasing those top scores.
Finally, decorate as desired!  I opted to go with an Easter theme and used grass and cloud dies to help set the scene for my chick and his eggs.  Those images were stamped, colored and fussy cut.  Lastly, I stamped a sentiment, drew a speech bubble around it, trimmed it out and popped it up.

I hope you give this A2 sized side step card a try. Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Chicks Rule (Verve), Egg-stra Special (Verve); Paper: Gable Green, Recollections White, MME Happier dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Gable Green; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, Scor-Tape, Fresh Cut Grass die (MFT), Flat Bottom Clouds (MFT), paper snips, ruler, pencil, craft knife, Copic Markers, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, stampin' sponge, dimensional adhesive.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Scor-Pal's March More Than One Score challenge - Easter or Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends!! I'm back with the Scor-Pal team for another More Than One Score challenge.  The theme for this month is Easter or Anything Goes. You can take your pick!  It's great to have choices, as often there is something that I need to create for.  Since Easter candy has already hit the shelves in our local drug stores, I chose to create a little something for Easter. I made a mini tote bag to hold some Easter grass and treats.  It was fun and easy!
My mini tote bag starts as a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper and, with a few strategic scores and cuts, transforms into a sweet treat holder.  Of course, the whole thing is held together with none other than the fabulous Scor-Tape.  I don't know how I lived before Scor-Tape...but I do know that my projects didn't hold together as well!

Don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal blog for links to the other creations for this month. I hope that you will play along with this month's theme or just make something scored and amazing for us to love!  If you need some ideas or want to find some inspiration, you can check out the Projects on the Scor-Pal website or our Pinterest board.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Details - Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU); Paper: BG Urban Prairie dp, Recollections White; Ink: Melon Mambo; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Pool Party ribbon, Word Window punch, paper piercing tool, MM embroidery floss, random buttons, hot glue gun.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Scor-Pal's February More Than One Score - Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!! I'm back with the Scor-Pal team for another More Than One Score challenge.  The theme for this month is Anything Goes. With Valentine's Day coming right up, I chose to create for a heart filled treat box.  It's a simple 2-4-6-8 box which I double punched up top to close with a bow.  The Valentine's Day themed paper really does most of the work here.  

The  box is just 5 scores, trimmed up tabs and, of course, the most wonderful adhesive in the world - Scor-Tape! I pinched the sides together and punched two quick holes in the top.  Then I threaded my ribbon through and tied it in a bow.  Some die cuts and rhinestones finish off my creation.

Don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal blog for links to the other creations for this month.I hope that you will play along with this month's theme, since it is so wide open!  If you need some ideas or want to find some inspiration, you can check out the Projects on the Scor-Pal website or our Pinterest board.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Details - Stamps: Love Notes (Verve); Paper: Filled With Love dp (MME); Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Crop-a-dile, paper snips, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Charming Oval dies (Verve), dimensional adhesive, Prima rhinestones.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's December More Than One Score challenge - Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to December! Now we are at the end of the year!! I'm back with the Scor-Pal team for another More Than One Score challenge.  The theme for this month is Anything Goes. I chose to create for an obscure holiday called National Cocoa day. This month, I made a sweet little K-cup holder with a winter/cocoa theme. It's the perfect little treat for a secret Santa or pixie present. Don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal blog for links to the other creations for this month.
That's just one little sheet of card stock and one piece of 6" x 6" patterned paper with some very strategic scoring and cutting.  A little embellishment makes it ready to give away.

I hope that you will play along with this month's theme, since it is so wide open!. My project was quick and easy to create. If you need some ideas or want to find some inspiration, you can check out the Projects on the Scor-Pal website or our Pinterest board.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Details: Stamps: Holiday Treats (Verve); Paper: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, BG Eskimo Kisses dp, Recollections White; Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, Corner Chomper, 1 3/4" circle punch, Cup of Cheer dies (Verve), Charming Oval dies (Verve), blue taffeta ribbon, mini glue dot, stampin' dimensionals.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's November More Than One Score challenge - Birthday or Fall

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to November! The year is still flying by!! I'm back with the Scor-Pal team for another More Than One Score challenge.  The theme for this month is Birthdays or Fall. I opted for birthday as that really opens up the challenge.  Of course, you will want to check back on the Scor-Pal blog mid-month for a tutorial.  This month, I made a cute, little storybook treat holder with a birthday theme. It's the perfect little acknowledgement for someone's birthday.  A bag full of nuggets will make many of these storybooks!
Here you see the little storybook treat holder closed up with a bit of twine.  I used some fun patterned paper with a little owl ready to party!  For a little more birthday emphasis, I stamped a small happy birthday sentiment and turned it into a speech bubble.
When the recipient opens up the storybook, inside they find a little sweet treat!  I wrapped these nuggets with the flip side of the owl paper which has all kinds of "happy" on it.

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamps: It's Your Birthday (SU); Paper: Brilliant Blue, YoYo Yellow, vellum, JillianBean Soup Spotted Owl dp; Ink: Brilliant Blue, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, sponge dauber, white embossing powder, heat tool, mini glue dots, May Arts burlap twine.



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's October More Than One Score challenge - Harvest/Fall or Halloween

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to October! This year continues to fly by!! I'm back with the Scor-Pal team for another More Than One Score challenge.  The theme for this month is Harvest/Fall or Halloween. This should be a fun challenge for sure. Of course, you will want to check back on the Scor-Pal blog mid-month for a tutorial.  This month, I made a sweet and spooky nugget box.  It's perfect for quick gift giving.  A bag full of nuggets will make several gifts.
The best thing about making your own little gifts like this is the personalization that you can do.  I would be remiss if I did not say that it is also a whole lot of fun along the way!  This is a basic box made to fit nuggets.  I was able to cover the nuggets with some scripty spell-like designer paper and a clear acetate sliding lid to show it off.  A simple punched embellishment finishes off my project.

I hope that you will play along with this month's theme. My project was fun and simple to create. If you need some ideas or want to find some inspiration, you can check out the Projects on the Scor-Pal website or our Pinterest board.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Details- Paper: Martha Stewart Halloween dp; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, circle punches/dies, linen thread, liquid glue, dimensional adhesive.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's September More Than One Score Challenge - Back To School

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to September! Goodness gracious, how did we get here. I'm back with the Scor-Pal team for another More Than One Score challenge.  The theme for this month is Back To School. This should be a fun challenge for sure. Of course, you will want to check back on the Scor-Pal blog mid-month for a tutorial.  This month, I made a corner bookmark.  It's just right for keeping your place in that required reading for class.
This was a very quick and easy project and can be personalized in a snap.  I made a little bookmark, but you could easily make it larger. The whole project starts with a square.  I thought of this project as I support reading at the elementary school where I work.  Sometimes, a cute bookmark might be the only reason a student picks up a book.  And...we want books in their hands!

I hope that you will play along with this month's theme. My project was fun and simple to create. If you need some ideas or want to find some inspiration, you can check out the Projects on the Scor-Pal website or our Pinterest board.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Paper: MME Happy Day dp, Brushed Gold, white; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Heart Quartet dies (Verve), paper snips, gold gel pen.