Saturday, September 1, 2018

Scor-Pal's September More Than One Score challenge - Clean and Simple

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of September is Clean and Simple.  The hostess for this month is Isia.  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 fun little gift box!
Interpreted "clean and simple" into my decoration of a more complex box.  It was so cool to figure out how to make it and I loved that fun corner that I didn't want to cover it up.  Therefore, I used a scored strip of patterned paper and a scored strip of acetate to mount my sentiment and little lamb on top of my box.  The box opens in the back so that one can place a small item to gift.

This is a great challenge and it's always a great time to play along with the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. Try a new tutorial or a project that you have been meaning to try.  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!

Details - Stamps: Ewe and Me Forever (MFT); Paper: Coconut Swirl, DCWV dp, acetate; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, Copic Markers.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Scor-Pal's August More Than One Score Challenge - The Heat of Summer

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of August is The Heat of Summer.  The hostess for this month is Steph.  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 faceted box!
Ah, summer!  It's one of the best times of the year and worth creating for! This is a great challenge and it's always a great time to play along with the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. Try a new tutorial or a project that you have been meaning to try.  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!

Details - Stamps: Relax (Verve), Happy Days (Verve); Paper: Core'dinations Neutral card stock, Barely Banana, Vellum; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Summer Sun, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Espresso Truffle, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, sanding block, Copic Markers, paper snips, stampin' sponge, clear embossing powder, heat tool, thin turquoise satin ribbon, hole punch, circle punch.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July "Pinspired"!

Hey there, crafty friends!  It's been some time since I have posted a "pinspired" project for you!  I'm hoping that you will enjoy this one.  I found it here via Pinterest , of course!  While it doesn't fit with this month's More Than One Score theme, it's a card that is sure to impress. Here is my Pull-Up Lantern card.
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • Four pieces of 2" x 12" card stock
  • Twenty pieces of 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" card stock
  • Four pieces of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" card stock
  • Sixteen pieces of 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" patterned paper
  • One piece of 6" x 6" patterned paper
  • One piece of 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" card stock
  • Two pieces of 7/8" x 3 1/4" card stock
  • 12" length of ribbon
  • Stamp
  • Ink
  • Sponge dauber
  • Hole punch
  • Circle punches
  • Additional card stock for circles
Place a 2" by 12" strip with its long side against the top fence of the Scor-Pal.  Score at 2", 6" and 10".
Flip strip over and score at 4" and 8". Repeat with remaining 3 2"x 12" card stock strips.
If you chose to stamp sentiments on your card, then complete this now. There are four stamped 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares on this project.  The edges of these squares was lightly sponged with the same ink that was used for the sentiment.
Use Scor-Tape to assemble the four scored card stock strips.  The 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" stamped sentiment squares and patterned paper squares are matted on top of the 1 3/4' x 1 3/4" card stock squares.  Those 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" squares are adhered to the top five scored sections of the card stock strips.
Turn over card stock strips and line the sixth scored section with Scor-Tape.
Removed adhesive backing on Scor-Tape and attach one card stock strip in center of each side of the 6" x 6" piece of patterned paper.
Use Scor-Tape to attach the two 7/8" x 3 1/4" in a "plus sign" formation.  Use a hole punch to create a small hole in the center of the two pieces.
Punch three circles from card stock.  Punches measuring 1" and 3/4" were used here.  Mat the 3/4" circle on top of the 1" circle with Scor-Tape and punch a hole through the center.
Adhere Scor-Tape to the ends of the 7/8" x 3 1/4" strips which have been arranged in a "plus sign" formation.  
Place the crossed strips under the top scored sections of the card stock strips.  Arrange it so that the "plus" is centered.  Carefully remove adhesive backing and attach to each strip one at a time. Take care to keep the "plus" centered.
Flip over the 6"x 6" patterned paper and line the edges with Scor-Tape.
Remove adhesive backing and attach to the 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" piece of card stock.
Fold 12" length of ribbon in half and push through the bottom opening of the hole punched in the center of the cross between the card stock strips. Adhere ribbon underneath with a Scor-Tape and one punched circle.
Adhere Scor-Tape to the back of the second punched circle.  Removed adhesive backing and thread ribbon through the bottom of the circle.
Be certain to adhere the matted circles neatly in the center of the "plus sign". The ribbon then is your means to pull up the lantern card and expose the strips.
This fun card has a bit of the spring to it due to the scored strips and can be helped to expand with the attached ribbon on top.

Thanks for visiting today!

Details - Stamps: Afterthoughts (SU); Paper: Black, Pale Pink, Craft Smith Love U A Latte dp; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, black organdy ribbon, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/8" circle punch, sponge dauber.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Scor-Pal's July More Than One Score Challenge - Three of a Kind

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of July is Three of a Kind.  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 trio of easel cards!
The thing that I love about challenges like this month's are that you can really use up product when you are making three of a kind.  I've had these great Authentique Life cards for some time.  I've used them here or there.  This challenge gave me the chance to really have some fun with them.  
I also spent some time matching up border dies with these images so that they might make a little more sense. This card might be my favorite right now!  
I'm loving this one for the fun loopy border die that reminds me of old school telephone cords.  We had some really long cords and they would tangle something fierce.  I also remember twirling them around me fingers when on the phone as a teenager.
This last card reminded me of marquis lights and I thought it was a perfect match for the sentiment here. This is a great challenge and it's always a great time to play along with the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. Try a new tutorial or a project that you have been meaning to try.  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 - Stamps: Small Phrases (Verve); Paper: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, DCWV metallic card stock, Authentique Life Cards; Ink: Early Espresso, Worn Lipstick; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Lacey Trim dies (Verve), Apron Border die (TCP), Double Dot border die (MFT), sponge dauber.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Scor-Pal's June More Than One Score Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time again for another Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. The theme for the month of June is Pretty in Pink.  The hostess for this month is Patti.  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 Pyramid Top Box!
Who doesn't love pink?  This is a great challenge and it's always a great time to play along with the Scor-Pal More Than One Score challenge. Try a new tutorial or a project that you have been meaning to try.  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. 
Here's a front view of this box.  This view reminds me of a little house.  I think tons of cute stuff could potentially be done with this particular box design.  Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Tasty Trucks (SU); Paper: Coconut Swirl (Bazzill), SEI Madeleine dp; Ink: Going Gray; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, ruler, paper snips, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nautical Frames and Accents, Kaisercraft Blush pearls, mini glue dots, two way glue pen, SU Bird Builder punch, Boho Blossoms punch.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Scor-Pal's May Flowers "More Than One Score" Challenge Mid-Month Tutorial

Here we are, flying through the month again!  We are halfway through the month and I have the mid-month tutorial on the Pinwheel Fold Card for you.  I have incorporated my flowers into my lovely designer paper and into the image stamped inside with my message. 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-Envi
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 6" x 6" piece of double sided designer paper
  • One 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of card stock
  • One 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" piece of card stock
  • paper snips
  • stamps
  • ink
  • ribbon
Place the Scor-Envi into the top right hand corner of the Scor-Pal.  Place the 6" x 6" piece of designer paper with one corner in the 6" groove, one side aligned with the Scor-Envi and the opposite corner lined up with the 6" groove. Score at the 7 3/4" mark.  Rotate 90 degrees and repeat for the remaining sides. Remember to score on the side of the paper that you want on the outside of your card.
Trim out the triangles made my intersecting score lines on each side.
Burnish your score lines.

Turn designer paper to opposite side and align with the top left hand fence of the Scor-Pal. Score from the top of the paper to the top of the trimmed out triangle.  Rotate 90 degrees and repeat on remaining sides.
Burnish your second set of score lines.
Stamp your sentiment on the 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" piece of card stock.  Adhere with Scor-Tape to the 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of card stock and then adhere to the center of the pinwheel fold card.
Fold one flap down and continue in a clockwise fashion until you get to the last flap.  You will likely need to lift up slightly on the three flaps and tuck the fourth flap underneath.
Tie a generous length of ribbon around the center of the pinwheel fold card for embellishment.
Give this tutorial a try or pick another project.  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!

* I adopted this tutorial here.  

Details -  Stamps: Kind Words (Verve); Paper: Recollections Backyard Table dp, Orchid Opulence, Coconut Swirl (Bazzill); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Orchid Opulence, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Envi, paper snips, paper piercing tool, mat pak, Scor-Tape, pink organdy ribbon, water color crayons.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Using It- Patterned Paper for Lisa

Hey there!  It's Thursday and that means that the Ways To Use It challenge is happening on Splitcoaststampers.  My teamie Lisa is today's hostess and her challenge is to use some patterned paper on her card.

I pulled out some colorful, happy papers and set to work on the Viva La Verve sketch for April.  I didn't notice the measurements on the sketch and changed the shape on a couple of elements.  Other than that, I think I was pretty true to the sketch.  

I took a personal day from work today, so I will be getting a few things done around the home front.  I hope your day is going as well as mine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Each Day (Verve); Paper: Coconut Swirl (Bazzill), Perfect Plum, Recollections Backyard Table dp; Ink: Perfect Plum, Pool Party; Accessories:TCP Apron border die, MS butterfly punch, Recollections rhinestones, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals, sponge dauber, sanding block, Scor-Buddy.