Monday, July 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's July More Than One Score - Anything Goes with the option of Patriotic

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to July!  I'm back with the Scor-Pal team for another More Than One Score challenge.  The theme for this month is Anything Goes (don't you love those) with the option of Patriotic.  Of course, you will want to check back on the Scor-Pal blog mid-month for a tutorial.  This month I made a simple card with a kite fold on the front.
The kite shape opens from the bottom, near the tail to expand for the sender's message.  The construction was simple with six quick measurements and three scores.  The top corners of the kite push in and provide some nice dimension to the card.

I hope that you will play along with this month's theme.  Anything Goes is such a treat and gives tons of creative freedom, just make sure you have more than one score!  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: Chevron Love (Verve); Paper: Crumb Cake, White, MME Happy Day dp, DCWV Brights & Basics stack; Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, white baker's twine, thin blue ribbon, circle punches, ruler, pencil, Argyle embossing folder, sponge dauber, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Ways To Use The Negative

Man, it's been a long time since I posted a card from my Ways To Use It team.  But, I really like this one, so I decided to share it with you.  The challenge revolved around using negative space.  I die cut several flowers into my black base.  I did some faux stitching around the edge and mounted over a piece of purple glittery card stock.  

I found the unicorn stamp at Michael's in the dollar rack.  I knew that my daughter and her friends would like it.  I used it here because the sentiment is created out of the negative space in the silhouette.  I added some more faux stitching and popped it up over a piece of organdy ribbon.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Details - Stamps: Michaels Dollar Stamp; Paper: Pink Passion, Black Licorice, DCWV Glitter pack; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Wide White Organdy ribbon, white embossing powder, heat tool, white gel pen, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Pinwheels Shapeabilities, Keyboard Icons Shapeabilities, stampin' dimensionals .

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's June More Than One Score Challenge - Warmer Days

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of June is Warmer Days and the hostess is Isia! So, you will want to be sure to check on the Scor-Pal blog at mid month for a tutorial on her project. My project today is a Picnic Basket! Warmer Days mean time outside and what is better than a picnic?
This was a fun project to make and you could change out the papers to make it work with any theme that you like.  The project is basically a box and lid with a fun method of attaching the lid and handle.  That was the only tricky part, but well worth the style points as the center is secure and both sides lift like a real picnic basket.
Won't you play along with this month's theme? Warmer Days is such a fun theme and you can do most anything with it! 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: Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, Recollections Country Farm House dp, MME Dolled Up dp; Ink: Crumb Cake; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, sponge dauber, hole punch, brads.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Scor-Pal's May More Than One Score Challenge - Floral Fantasy Mid-Month Tutorial

It's hard to believe just how fast time goes.  We are already at mid-month again!  So, I have the mid-month tutorial on the Faceted Vase for you.  Since this month's theme is Floral Fantasy, a vase seems only natural. I did pick up some paper flowers for my vase, as well.  The rest of the team has made some amazing projects so be sure to check out the Scor-Pal blog for pictures and links to their blogs.
For this project, you will need:

  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • Scor-Tool
  • One 6" x 6" piece of card stock
  • Matching card stock scrap
  • Paper snips
  • Circle punch
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Seam binding
  • Mini glue dot


Place the card stock into the Scor-Pal against the top fence and score at 1".
Flip the card stock over and score at 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2", 5", and 5 1/2".
Rotate the card stock 90 degrees so that the 1" scored section is along the top fence.  Score at 1", 2", 3", 4" and 5" stopping at the first score line.
With your pencil, make marks at 1 1/4", 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 2 3/4", 3 1/4", 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4", 5 1/4" and 5 3/4".
Rotate the card stock 180 degrees, so that the 1" section is at the bottom of the paper.  Now begin to score the diagonal lines with your Scor-Tool to make the faceted look.  Begin by scoring from the 2" mark on the left hand side to the 1" mark on the bottom.  Do not score below the bottom 1" score line.  Continue scoring between two points that 1" greater than the first. For example, your second diagonal score line will be between the 3" mark on the left and the 2" mark on the bottom. A pattern will become evident.
Now score the diagonal score lines moving from right to left across the piece of card stock.  The first score will be between the 2" mark on the right hand side and the 5" mark on the bottom.  Do not score below the bottom 1" score line.  Continue scoring between two points at 1" intervals.  This time, your second diagonal score line will be between the 3" mark on the right and the 4" mark on the bottom. A pattern will become evident.
Trim out sections on the bottom inch of the card stock to create tabs for the base of the vase.  The first 1" square will be removed completely.  Next, use the pencil marks created at every 1/4" and 3/4" to trim the tabs.  For instance, you will trim from 1 1/4" up to the score line at 1" and then trim from 1 3/4" up to the score line at 2".
Next, trim out the five inward facing triangles made the diagonal score lines on the right hand side of the card stock.  This will create a less visible seam on your vase.
Next, burnish all of your score lines.
Apply Scor-Tape to the right edge of the card stock as shown.
Remove adhesive backing and secure the right side of the card stock to the left edge of the card stock, creating the tube shape of the vase.
Apply Scor-Tape to the inside of 4 of the 5 tabs.  
Remove adhesive backing and secure tabs in the shape of a pentagon.  Start by folding the tab without adhesive inside first.
To reinforce the bottom of the vase, punch a circle from matching card stock and secure it to the bottom.
With vase placed right side up, time a length of ribbon around the top of the vase and secure the knot with a mini glue dot.
Finally, fill your faceted vase with flowers of your choice. Weighting  the bottom of the vase will prevent tipping.  A few marbles or metal washers will work nicely. 
Give this tutorial a try or pick another project for this month's More Than One Score challenge.  If you are low on ideas or are looking for inspiration, be sure to check out the Projects on the Scor-Pal website or our Pinterest board. 



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Paper: Confetti White; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, pencil, ruler, Scor-Tool, paper snips, Baja Breeze seam binding, mini glue dot, circle punch.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Scor-Pal's May More Than One Score challenge - Floral Fantasy

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of May is Floral Fantasy and I am the hostess! So, you will want to be sure to check back here or the Scor-Pal blog at mid month for a tutorial on this month's project. My project today is a Faceted Chimney vase! Of course, I promptly filled that vase with some pretty purple paper flowers.
The vase was fun to make and did take a little bit of work, but I'm confident that anyone can make it. I did put some marbles in the bottom of the paper vase to counter the weight of the flowers.  It stands up nicely now.  Here's a close up of the vase, so that you can see the detail created from scoring and folding. Would you believe that I started with a 6" by 6" piece of card stock?
Won't you play along with this month's theme?  Flowers go with just about any sentiment that you need.  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: Confetti White; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, pencil, ruler, Scor-Tool, paper snips, Baja Breeze seam binding, mini glue dot, circle punch.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's April More Than One Score - Texture

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of April is Texture.  The hostess for this month is Steph. We are welcoming two new design team members this month as well.  You will want to visit Nancy and Dawn!  Be sure to check back on the Scor-Pal blog at mid month for a tutorial on this month's project. My project today is an Easter Pyramid Box! 
Since this month's theme is texture and Easter is coming, this little idea came to mind.  I hunted around and found mostly dies and templates to make pyramid boxes like this.  Not me, I guessed at the dimensions I wanted and scored a square for the base (top of the carrot) of my box.  Then, I drew in my triangles and scored some flaps to adhere together.  

This makes a nice little box that you could fill with treats.  It would be easy to make a few of these guys for a center piece or as place holders.  Whatever you do, you will want to play along this month.
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 Words (SU), Some Bunny (Verve); Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, White; Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Scissors, ruler, pencil, Fresh Cut Grass die (MFT), paper piercing tool, thin taffeta ribbon, woodgrain embossing folder, Copic Markers.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Scor-Pal's March More Than One Score - Soft and Subtle

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of March is Soft and Subtle.  The hostess for this month is Lois. Be sure to check back on the Scor-Pal blog at mid month for a tutorial on this month's project. My project today is a Pop Up Corner card! 
This is the view of my project all closed up.  It looks like a regular square card, right?  Get ready because here comes the surprise.  
When you open up the card, the insert unfolds to stabilize the card!  It's really easy and fun to create.  With Easter coming up next month, you could work ahead through this Soft and Subtle theme.  I hope that you will play along.  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:  Bubble Talk (PTI), Bigger Blooms (PTI); Paper: Going Gray, Pink Paislee Take Me Away dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pale Plum; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals.