Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mid Month Tutorial by Lois

The Scor-Pal "More than One Score" challenge for July was "3 of a Kind" -- make a matching set.  Earlier this month I posted my 3" x 3" Note Tote and Matching card.  Today I am showing you how I made this set, using some Kindred Stamps characters based on one of my favorite movie franchises.

To make the tote, I cut a piece of red cardstock 3 1/4" x 7 1/2" and scored at 3 1/4" from each end.  I then trimmed the four corners with a corner rounder punch.

Then I cut a strip of red cardstock 1 1/4" x 8" and trimmed it with a scallop border punch.

I then cut another piece of red cardstock 2 1/4" x 8 1/2", scoring at 1 5/8", 2 5/8", 5 7/8", and 6 7/8".  This will be used to create the sides of my tote.

I adhered Scor-Tape along the top and bottom of the two end sections center section.

To construct the tote, I removed the protective paper from the Scor-Tape, lining up the long center section of the insert with one side of the outside panel, being careful to line up the corners and the bottom, and gently pressed it together.  I then folded up the other side of the outside panel, lining up the corners on each side of the insert, and pressed them together, forming the tote.

I cut a piece of white cardstock 2 1/8" x 9" and applied adhesive to one end and wrapped it around the tote, overlapping at the end.  I burnished the corners to create a crisp fold line and then cut a piece of star-patterned paper 2" x 9", repeating the wrapping process.

Using a piercing tool, I created a hole centered and approximately 1/2" down from the top of each 1" side panel.  I adhered the scalloped handle on the inside of each 1" side panel, piercing through the hole to go all the way through and then inserting a white brad on each side.

I then stamped, colored and cut out the characters and adhered two of them to the front of the tote with foam pop dots.  The rest of the characters will be for the 3" x 3" note cards and the larger A2 card.

The note cards were made from 3" x 6" pieces of red cardstsock, scored at 3".  I decorated the fronts with a panel of white cardstock and a slightly smaller panel of star-patterned paper -- adding a character to the front of each.

The larger card was made with a piece of red cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" and folded in half.  Again I layered a piece of white cardstock and star-patterned paper, similar to the note cards.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and cut out with a key tag label punch.  I added two die-cuts made from a Sizzix die set called Scribbles and Splat as background -- and then adhered the three remaining characters with foam pop dots.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #50 3 of a Kind (Create a matching set)

Welcome to the 50th 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!
This month we want to see you create "3 of a Kind" and make a matching/coordinating set
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 ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to get you eager to enter.

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.

Katie Tate

Lois Bak

Steph Ackerman

Toni Storie


Patti is very sick right now, please send her your best for a speedy recovery.



The prize for our winner will be a $20 Gift Certicate 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. Winner will be announced on the 5th of the following month.
8. Entries not adhering to the rules may be deleted.
9. Prizes will be awarded when the challenge has at least 10 entries

* "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!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Pinspired! by Ruza

Good morning! Ruza here as your Pinterest Inspired Hostess this month. I was inspired by this Fold Flat Soap Box created by Sam from the Pootles Blog.

The boxes Sam created are 1" x 2" x 4". Sam's tutorial can be found here. I really like the idea of being able mass produce boxes that fold flat for future use. However, I wanted a bigger box to hold a set of notecards and A1 envelopes.

The dimensions of my box needed to be 1" x  5-1/4" x 3-7/8", so I drew myself a grid on scratch paper, and started calculating the measurements. It was pretty easy to adjust the size to my needs. I took the width 5-1/4" and added 2" to get a width of 7-1/4". Then I took the height 3-7/8" (3.75") and multiplied it by 2 to get 7-1/2", and added 3" to get the height of 10-1/2". The 2" and 3" respectively represent the 1" side of the box.

The box I made is black so I created another box in white so you can see the Score-Lines.

I cut a piece of cardstock to 7-1/4" x 10-1/2". Scored 1" on all 4-sides. With the 10-1/2" side at the top of my Scor-Pal, I Scored at 4-3/4" and 5-3/4".

Using a ruler I gently scored the corners, as shown above. I drew the lines in with a pen after I burnished all of the 1" lines, as shown below.

Using your fingers gently fold at the corner scor-lines, and then use your bone folder to burnish the lines.

Your box will look like this.

Fold down the sides, as shown below, and cut the dashed lines (I wrote dotted lines on the photo). Make sure the you cut the correct side of the folds, or like me, you will have to remake your box. 😉

The dashed lines arrow show where to put your Scor-Tape. I used 1/4" Scor-Tape for my box. Please excuse the upside down picture (below) ... I have the "Top of the Box" at the bottom. Ooops.

Burnish the Scor-Tape, remove and adhere the edges together. It is best to do one side/section at a time.

Once again, I added 1/4" Scor-Tape as shown below with the dashed lines arrow. Burnish your tape. 

I didn't take the second batch of Scor-Tape off of the white box. The picture below shows the box folded, and ready for storage. When I am ready to use the box I will remove the Scor-Tape, and fold it together.

I folded the box, without removing the Scor-Tape so you can see the finished product. Once the box is complete, decorate as desired.

I'm sorry that I didn't get a picture of the box open with the notecards inside. I forgot to take one, and I no longer have them in-house. This was a gift for my Book Buddy who loves hearts.

I used my Scor-Pal Eighths Board for scoring my cardstock to create the box, along with 1/4" Scor-Tape.

I hope you enjoyed my Pinterest Inspired Project and give it a try. You still have time to join in our More Than One-Scor Challenge #49 ~ Pretty in Pink.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Mid Month Tutorial by Patti

It's already mid-June!  Where did this month go?

It's my turn to share a mid-month tutorial with you.
I had seen something like this done on Pinterest with jelly jars, and thought it would be fun to adapt measurements for some pretty little candles that I found at Wal-Mart for about $1 each.

Let's get started on this quick and easy gift idea!

Gather up your Scor-Pal, scissors, and Scor-Tape.

Cut 3 pieces of cardstock. I used a glitter pink because I liked the sparkle!
Cut 2 pieces at: 10.25" x 2.75"
Cut one piece at: 8.25" x 10.5" - Score the long side at 2.75" and 7.75".
Score the short side at 2.75" and 5.5".

Cut in to the fold lines on both of the long sides, and snip the two outer 'tabs' just a bit for easy alignment.

Turn your cardstock over, and apply Scor-Tape to the tabs.

Remove tape liner - fold and adhere tabs to inside to create box.

Your two smaller pieces will look like this after they are scored.

 Flip them over, and apply tape.

Carefully adhere the two pieces, wrong sides together ONLY ON THE SECTIONS WITHOUT SCORE LINES, and using a punch or die of your choice, create a 'handle' opening.
Now, fold your two remaining flaps (each with two score lines) out to create a T.
Remove tape liner, and gently position the bottom of the T into the bottom of the box.
Remove the tape liner from the sides of the T and adhere them to the sides of the box.

Here is what your finished box looks like.

Add your candles, decorate your box as desired, and...

Voila!  A fun little gift package for someone special!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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. 

Patti J.