Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NEW SCOR-PAL EIGHTHS!! - ATC Box Card by Diane Zechman

A few weeks ago I participated in an ATC swap (artist trading card) and made 2 different ATC's with fancy cuts and folds. My Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape, which I couldn't do without, came in very handy! (Have you seen the new Scor-Pal Eighths? Check out the pics below!)

Here's my first ATC from this swap...be sure to check back for the other one.

Witch way to the candy?
witch way ATC diane zechman

When the box folds flat, it measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", ATC size. Note: This is an adaptation of the Pop Up Box card.

For the ATC box card base you will need 2 pieces of cardstock: one piece measuring 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and one 3/4" x 2 1/2" strip. *To easily cut these without waste, start with a quarter sheet of cardstock- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Cut this down to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. Then cut the remaining strip to the 3/4 x 2 1/2 size needed.

Using your Scor-Pal, score the long side of the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece @ 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, and 5". Turn it counter-clockwise 1/4 turn and score again @ 1 1/4". Crease the folds and cut the top flaps down to the 1 1/4" scored line as shown below. Remove the top section of the 1/2" flap, angling the cut as shown.

witch way ATC 2 diane zechman

Add Scor-Tape to the remaining 1/2" flap, fold and adhere box.

Next score each end of the small strip @ 5/8". (Or score @ 5/8" and 1 7/8")

witch way ATC 3 diane zechman

Crease the folds and adhere each flap inside the top of the box card. This piece is what you will adhere your images, etc. to. See the finished box for placement...

witch way ATC 4 diane zechman

The patterned paper layers to finish the ATC card will be the following sizes... 1" square, 1 x 2, and 1 x 3 1/4 (for the inside of the back).

Now...witch way to the candy? :)

stamps- SU! Home Is Where The Haunt Is, candy corn- $1 stamp from ?, words- computer; paper- black, white, K&Company- KP Halloween; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Daffodil Delight; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Copics, foam dots, 10 mil clear acetate, Martha Stewart Mice punch.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Winners of Fun Storage Ideas #8

Today we have the winners from our "Fun Storage Ideas" challenge!
The team loved all the entries and we are so pleased that you came out to play with us and we hope to see you back many times.
Our team chose the Top 3 and our First Place winner will receive a surprize Scor-Pal package!

So without further ado here are our Top 3!

#1 - #12 Nancy T
#2 - #5 Dr Sonia SV
#3 - #3 Tysha'a Crafts

#12 Nancy T please contact me at katetate@tx.rr.com and I will get your prize out to you!
You still have time to enter our Halloween/Fall and we can't wait to see what you produce!
And remember if you use a tutorial from our website or the blog and link to it in your post you will get a second chance to win this month!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"More than One Score" Challenge #9 - Fall/Halloween

Welcome to the 9th 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 great theme this month, we want to see you include a "Fall/Halloween" theme on your scored project.
Please note that you MUST include the theme as well as "More Than One Score", some people are not following the theme and therefore are not eligible for a Top 3 spot or the Prize, thanks.
You have an additional chance of winning this time if you use one of the tutorials here on the blog or from the project list on the store site to help create your project. Simply link to the tutorial you used in your post and you will be entered an additional time into the draw to be our winner.
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.
The challenge ends at 10pm on October 31st and the new one starts on November 1st. Winners and our favorites will be revealed on November 5th.

Katie Tate

Diane Zechman

Steph Ackerman

Toni Storie

Lisa Andrews

The prize for our winner will be a surprise package from 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. Winners and Design Team Favorites will be announced on the 5th of the following month.
8. Entries not adhering to the rules may be deleted.

* "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!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall/Halloween Tutorial with Janice Whiting

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a fun, fall inspired garland to share with you!  I saw this project over at Happy Clippings and thought by using our Score-Pal and Score-tape, that I could create the same project but much more easily and with the end result being more clean and crisp!  

1. Using the maple leaf template at Happy Clippings, fold your paper in half, trace temple, and cut out.

2. Turn the leaf cut out on its side and using your Scor-Pal, score at every half inch.
 3. Fold on the score lines, folding one way and then another, back and forth to create an accordion shape.

 4. Place a strip of Scor-tape across the longest side of the leaf.

5. Bend in the middle, adhering the side with the score-tape together, creating the maple leaf.

Create as many of these as needed to create your fall garland! I adhered a loop of twine to be able to feed each leaf through the ribbon.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed our week long fall projects!!! :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall/Halloween Tutorial with Toni Storie

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's time for a new Scor-Pal tutorial and this time it is all about Halloween or Fall.  I opted to make a Fall project and created this fun paper pumpkin*.  Get ready for some scoring!
For this project, you will need: 
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • 8 sheets of 12" x  12" orange card stock
  • 3  1 1/2" x 3" pieces of brown card stock
  • 1 sheet of green card stock
  • Strong Adhesive ( I used Crystal Effects)
  • Paper Snips
  • 1" circle punch
  • Leaf die
Place the first orange 12" by 12" piece of card stock in the Scor-Pal.  Score at every inch mark. 
Flip the paper over, switching front and back, and then score every half inch between the previously scored line.  This will be 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2". 6 1/2". 7 1/2". 8 1/2". 9 1/2", 10 1/2" and 11 1/2".
Trim scored orange paper as follows:  1 1/2" x 12" (2 pieces), 2 3/4" x 12" (3 pieces), 3" x 12"(3 pieces), 3 1/4" x 12"(12 pieces), 3 1/2" x 12" (3 pieces), 2 1/2" x 12"(3 pieces), and 1 3/4" x 12" (2 pieces).  If you want to sponged or distress the edges, now is the time to do it.

Use the 1" circle punch to 20 circles at this time.

Accordion fold your pieces now.  Remember that the raised line is a valley and the depressed line is a mountain.  (Important tip: Keep the pieces that measure the same together.)
Starting with the 3 1/2" by 12" strips, line the last two panels of the accordion folded strip with Scor-Tape. 
Remove adhesive lining from Scor-Tape and overlap with two panels from the second accordion piece.  Adhere the two accordion folded strips to create one longer strip.  Repeat this step with the third strip to create an even longer strip.
Using the same process of lining the last two panels with Scor-Tape and overlapping them, create a circle out of the accordion folded strip. 
Next, push in the top of the accordion folded circle while pressing down to create your rosette shape. 
Apply your adhesive to a 1" circle and secure it to the top of the rosette.  Repeat this same action on the bottom of the rosette.  (I used Crystal Effects and had to wait for it to dry, others have successfully used glue guns.)
Create the rest of the rosettes at this time.  It is helpful to create them and keep them in the same order as they were listed for cutting.  There will be ten rosettes in all.  The first and last rosette have only two accordion folded strips, while all others have three.  Four rosettes will be made with the 3 1/4" x 12" strips. 

Assemble your paper pumpkin by using strong adhesive on the paper circles between the layers.  It worked best to assemble them from top to bottom in this order:  1 1/2" x 12" rosette, 2 3/4" x 12" rosette, 3" x 12" rosette,  two 3 1/4" x 12" rosettes, 3 1/2" x 12" rosette, two 3 1/4" x 12" rosettes, 2 1/2" x 12" rosette and finally the 1 3/4" x 12" rosette. 
The paper pumpkin is starting to take shape and now needs some additional details. 
Create a stem for the pumpkin by trimming one edge of the 1 1/2" x 3" strips of brown card stock into a fringe.  Line the side without fringe with Scor-Tape. Repeat with the second and third pieces of brown card stock.
Remove the adhesive backing  on one piece and roll it into a tight roll.  Remove the backing of the next piece and continue to wrap it around the first roll, creating a stem for the pumpkin.  Adhere the stem to the top of the paper pumpkin with strong adhesive. 

Trim 1/8" strips of green card stock and create vines by curling the strips around a pencil.  Secure the vines to the paper pumpkin with strong adhesive.  Die cut leaves from the same green card stock and adhere to the paper pumpkin as desired.
This completes my paper pumpkin tutorial.  Enjoy!

Details - Paper: Orange, Soft Suede, Old Olive; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Crystal Effects, Spellbinders Fall Foliage dies, paper snips, circle punch.

*Paper pumpkin tutorial slightly modified from this tutorial.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall/Halloween Tutorial with Steph Ackerman

Hi everyone.  Steph Ackerman here today.  It's almost Halloween.  Are you ready for the little ones collecting all that yummy candy?  Have they told you what they want to be yet?  Do you have their goodie bags ready?  Well for the big kids, here are a couple of treat bags that are easy to make and fill with all kinds of goodies.

They are extremely quick to make and fun to decorate.

Start with 12" cardstock and score at  2 1/2", 5 1/2", 8", 11". 
Rotate 180 degrees and score at 3".

Cut up the vertical score lines to the 3" score line.
Cut out the 1" corner piece.

Cut 2 pieces of pattern paper 2 3/4" x 8 3/4" and adhere to the box.
Place Scor-tape along the 1" edge and assemble the box.

Fold in the box bottom, adding Scor-tape along the edges of the outer layer.

To create the handle, cut a strip of cardstock 1 1/2" x 12".
Add Scor-tape to the edges and adhere to the sides of the box.
Tie ribbon to one side of the box.


The cat and witch were die cut from cardstock using my Cricut.  But any die cuts could be used.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall/Halloween Tutorial with Lisa Andrews

Today is Day 2 of week full of tutorials over at Scor-Pal.  I decided to make a witches hat that holds all of magic of Halloween's past.  

Project recipe:

Various Halloween themed designer paper
lots of Halloween embellishments
black tulle
Wild Orchid flowers
black card stock
white card stock (for making a template)

We need to start by making our template for the top of the witches hat (by the way....this would make a great Santa's hat also!).  I created a triangle that is 8 1/2" tall and 4" wide at the base.  Trace one triangle onto a piece of 12" x 12" piece of card stock.  Then trace a triangle on each side and create a 1/2" lip on each side.  Trace one more free standing triangle.

Trace your template onto black card stock, score and cut out.  Adhere 1/8" score-tape to the lips on each side and attach free standing triangle.

You will now have a square cone that will be the top of the witches hat.  Decorate all nice and fancy.

Next, create a box for the inside of the hat that measures 5 3/4" square, score 1" on each side to create a box that will hold an accordion of photos.

Now we will create the accordion that will hold your photos.  Cut four strips of paper 3 5/8" x 11", score one side at 3 5/8", turn the paper over and on the opposite side of the first score, score again at 3 5/8".  You will have a strip of paper with a mountain score on one side and a valley score on the other.   3 5/8" is where the first arrow is on the top fence of your Scor-Pal.  Attach the four strips together, as shown above to create an accordion.

Attach the accordion to the inside of the square box.

The brim of the witches hat is a 10 1/2" circle cut from chipboard.  I painted the circle with Distress Ink, Black Soot.  I attached black tulle in a circle to the chipboard and then attached the box on top of that.

I hope you enjoyed my project.   Stop by Scor-Pal all this week to see what the other designer have created!