Sunday, December 4, 2011

Guest Designing with Scor-pal!!

In October, I made a couple of treat boxes for my daughter's kindergarten teacher and her classroom aide.  I submitted it as part of Scor-pal's Guest Designer Challenge for that month.  Lucky me!  (My husband always says I should be a lottery ticket!)  I was chosen to be December's Guest Designer and this month's theme at the Scor-pal blog is "last minute gifts".  This is surely 'the challenge' for me, as I do lots of things at the last minute.

This covered notepad is really quite easy to do.  The first time I made one of these, it took me less than 45 minutes.  I'll break down the steps for you here.  You'll need a 5" x 8" junior legal pad, 3 pieces of card stock (8 1/2" x 11", 5" x 8", and 2 1/8" x 5"),  your Scor-pal or Scor-buddy and some strong adhesive.  I used Scor-tape on my project here. 

Step 1:  With your 11" side of the 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock on top, score at 4 1/8", 9 1/4" and 9 1/2".  Place the 8" side of your card stock on the top and score at 1/2".  Trim off the shaded portions above.  

Step 2:  If you prefer to stamp the base, now is the time to do it.  Then, burnish your score lines.  
Step 3:  With the 2 1/8" side of the 2 1/8" x 5" piece of card stock on top, score at 7/8" and 1 1/8".  (I used my Scor-buddy and scored at 7/8", then slid that score line over to the 1" groove and then scored at 1 1/4").

Step 4:  Burnish the score lines on this piece and adhere to the top of the junior legal pad with the 7/8" section on the front of the pad.  (This photo shows how you are covering up the label on the legal pad).

Step 5:  Adhere the 1 1/2" x 8" section of the largest piece of card stock to the back of the legal pad.

Step 6: Fold flap up and adhere to the next section on it's right (which measures 5" x 8").  You have now created a pocket and the front cover of your note pad.

 Step 7: Adhere your 5" x 8" piece of card stock to the back of the notepad for a finished look.

Step 8:  Embellish as desired.

I want to give credit for this design as it is not my own.  I first encountered this covered notepad through Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers.  It was featured in a May 2009 Virtual Stamp Night challenge.  The design is originally credited to Julie Ebersole

Thanks for reading all the way through my first tutorial.  I hope you enjoyed it and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: The Artist In You (Unity Stamp Company), Blue Skies (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Thoroughly Modern dsp; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red; Accessories: Black Satin ribbon, Black Lace, Black Grosgrain ribbon, SU tag sheet, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, sponge dauber, glue dot, stampin' dimensionals.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Toni, your project is just perfect for some "last minute gifts" :) Love all the size stickers you put on there, very nice tutorial! :) Merry Christmas~