Monday, September 19, 2011

Scor-pal & Glue Arts Week!

Good Monday Morning, Scor-pal fans!
Today we are kicking off a week long feature filled with exciting Scor-pal Design Team projects and tutorials featuring not only Scor-pal products but also products from our friends at GlueArts

We will be giving away some great Scor-pal and GlueArts prizes so be sure and leave a comment each day this week! There will be two winners randomly selected from all comments throughout the week. One will receive a Scor-pal scoring tool and the other will receive an assortment of  great GlueArts products. You have until 8am CDT on Monday to leave comments. We will announce the winners later that day both here and on the Scor-pal Fan Page.

Once you are finished here be sure and stop by and visits the GlueArts blog as to see what they are up to as well. Also, don't forgot to visit the GlueArts fan page and, of course, stop by the Scor-pal Fan page.  We have some great prize giveaways, contests, ideas and more there as well.

Today's project comes from Scor-pal Designer Julie Koerber. Keep reading to find out what Julie made and just how she did it!



If you've been stamping for any length of time, you've probably seen, heard of, or tried the "Joy Fold" card. Splitcoast Stampers has a fabulous tutorial HERE. But, one thing I've been wanting to do with this tutorial is put a new spin on it. With all the fabulous die shapes out there right now, the sky is the limit for how many ways you could create this look! So... here's my version! Here's a peek at the final card...

SUPPLIES:
Paper: My Mind's Eye - A Happy Heart; Flourishes Classic Ivory
Stamps: A Season of Thanks by Flourishes
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Button: My Mind's Eye Sunshine buttons
Twine: May Arts
Adhesive: Glue Arts 3-D Raisen's and U Cut It Foam


And here's how I started - with the smallest shape in Spellbinders Grand Labels One.

As you can see, I cut, embossed and then, with a sanding block, I sanded my embossed edges to reveal the paper's white core.


You can really score anyplace on this shape. I wanted my shape to have a little overlap so, I lined up my shape with the edge of my Scor-Buddy and scored on the 3" line. 

Next, I cut a piece of decorative paper to measure 4-1/8" BY 5-1/4. I scored 1/8" all the way around using my Scor-Buddy and then, using a sanding block, sanded the edges. 

Using another piece of decorative paper, I picked up the Labels Eighteen and used the largest die in that set, cut and embossed and then, again, sanded the edges of the paper to reveal the white core. From there, I scored just to the one side of the points on the die. I didn't measure, just eyeballed it! 

And here's what it looks like when you assemble it to a 4-1/4" by 5-3/8" card base. This isn't your typical card base - it's just a panel. The folded dies will create the "opening" for your card. 



Add the embossed panel to the center and your card just needs decking out!



This is where Glue Arts 3-D Raisen's come into play! I wanted to add a button to my front to help keep my joy fold secure. I didn't want my flaps flying! ;-)



Put the Raisen on the button.....

And attach it to the front of your card! 



This is the button in action! Because the 3-D Raisen's are so highly tacky, they really secure the button so that you can then insert the flap underneath and keep the card front closed! 



Next, Glue Arts U Cut It comes into play. I love the fact that this foam can be cut to size. How many times have you tried to piece a bunch of foam tape together to lift up an odd shaped piece of paper? I know I have! 



So, here you can see, I cut the foam to the exact size I needed!

And here's a peek again at my finished project! I also adorned the inside with a sentiment from Flourishes A Season of Thanks set to accent the inside. 




And there, my friends, you have it! A new spin on a well loved type of card fold! Hope you enjoyed!

~Julie


66 comments:

CheckerBeads said...

Love Glue Arts! perfect to pair with Scor-pal. Great idea!

Thanks for the cool card tutorial!

Anne

Lorie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial!

mommakatx6 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks.

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Fabulous card and one very professional tutorial! Well done Julie.. you're such an inspiration!

babyjsmom said...

Great tutorial and love the card.

gscrapbooks said...

What a great project, love the colors!

Yelowflower said...

thanks for the tut, I need all the ideas I can get lol

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great card - thanks!

Tammy V said...

Love the tutorial, thanks! Thanks for the chance to win too :)

Cyndie said...

Oh, my--what a lovely project! I've not tried that fold before but you are inspiring me. Thanks for the instructions, and for the chance to win!

Sempermom said...

what a beautiful card!!

Lisa R. said...

Love this card, thanks for posting!

Julia said...

What a beautiful card Julie! Thanks so much for showing how to use GlueArts Adhesive Squares too!

Sue D said...

Fabulous fall card--I like the folds and shapes and the button closure.

Edwina said...

Beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for showing each step. Now I can make one too. Edwina Brown

Anita Kejriwal said...

Lovely card! I love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Kim H said...

Beautiful card, I love it. The colors are wonderful, and how it opens/closes is unique. Thank you for sharing.

Tanya said...

This is totally gorgeous! I saw this on Julie's blog this morning, love it!

Linh C. said...

Love the Scor-Pal!

Chris said...

Wow, the Scor-Pal is amazing. I'm impressed! Love the project! TFS!

Chris C.

Carol said...

Love how you made the card, the colors....well love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

julieprice3 said...

Awesome project! Great tutotial
Hugs Julie P

Catherine Atkinson said...

Great tutorial. I had always wondered how those cards stayed closed! Thank you!

Sandra said...

This is beautiful and your colours are stunning:) Sandra H

Madge H. said...

What a great combination - ScorPal AND GlueArts - two of my favorite products. Great tutorial. Can't wait to see the Raisens in the stores.
~ Rubber Hugz ~
Madge

Donna Phelan said...

Oh wow, that card is specatcular! Love my Scor Pal!!!

KellyG said...

Very cool! Love that card!

Lisa R. said...

Beautiful! Love the shaped parts for the closure if that makes sense! TFS joy4umeoo at hotmail dot com

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh, thanks so much for the tutorial! Wonderful Card!

Amy E said...

Beautiful card! I'm glad you two companies are collaborating!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

Love the card...am going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

Cami said...

Hi Julie! Love this "new look" to the Joy Fold card! Great pic tutorial also. Going to have to try this again using some new SB dies. Love how you used those Glue Arts "Raisens" to hold everything together. It's wonderful that Scor-Pal and Glue Arts are teaming up!

Sherry said...

gorgeous card!!! love the way you used spellbinders on it!!

Ravengirl said...

Your card looks great! I love how you mixed and matched shapes!

Katie said...

Julie's card looks beautiful! I love her work, which brought me here. That cut-able foam looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

karennarelle said...

what a beautiful card.dont have any dies though boo hoo. will have to see what else i can find.

Bridget said...

I love your card! I can't wait to try it!

Maggy_Tronche said...

Beautiful card!! Love it! TFS!!! Hugs.. Maggy

Renee VanEpps said...

OMG, I want to do all my Christmas cards like this!!!! How beautiful!!! TFS with us & your tutorial was wonderful :)

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

cathy said...

Pretty fall card.

Angel said...

Great project. TFS us how to make it. angeldon6@yahoo.com

callyannc said...

Beauiful!I lve the paperstoo! I am gonna make one today and will post my ake! Thanks so much for the tutorial! TFS CallyAnn

Leann said...

Nice card!!! I love the Raisens product.... Maybe I'll win it. :)
chefl@swbell.net

Donna said...

This is gorgeous and what a fun take on the joy fold card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I have to go check out the glue arts site. I've never heard of this company before. Maybe I've been living under a rock! LOL!

Eva said...

Wow, Gorgeous card. I love it. What a fun Joy fold you have created here.
Eva :0)
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http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

Teri said...

Well, aren't you just too clever for words!!!!??? I love how you made this Joy Fold card, it is just so unique and beautiful!!! Awesome job!!!
Teri

Noreen said...

I like your use of unusual shapes in creating this card!

Carmen said...

Beautiful card! I wouldn't have been able to put all those elements together myself - such an inspiration!

Kelly Massman said...

I adore this card!!! so pretty!

Mailee said...

Wow! Love the pumpkin stamp

Carol E said...

What a wonderful card, thanks for sharing it.

Yelyn said...

Woww what a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing the step by step so beautiful card.
regards

Patti J said...

Fabulous!!! Love this and will have to try it soon. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Carmen said...

I love the fall colors in this card!

scrapdiva said...

beautiful card, love the colors

scrapdiva said...

beautiful card, love the colors

Janice said...

Love the card! You can definately tell Autumn is in the air! Thanks for the great instructions.

jlaneca at yahoo dot com

Riette said...

Oh my Word that is an amazing card!! And thank you for the clear instructions! I'm saving it under my favorites, for sure!

Margreet said...

This looks fabulous....I'll give it a try!...thanks for the tutorial!
xxx Margreet

McVic said...

so fun! Love the foam for the added dimention!

kacee

Annette said...

This card is amazing... love it
thanks for sharing..

Lillian Child said...

That tutorial was AMAZING!!! And I think I might be able to make one of these delightful button closure cards! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions on how to recreate this beautiful project!

Deborah345 said...

Thank you for sharing all the projects with such indept detail and measurements - so appreciated you are.

Sandy said...

Fabulous tutorial! Love the card and the closure is fantastic. It's a "to do" for sure!

Julie S. said...

Well done Julie. So pretty.