Monday, October 3, 2011

October Scor-pal Designer Challenge

It's time for yet another Scor-pal Designer Challenge. The challenge for this month is simply two words- "Sweet Treats". How you interpret that is totally up to you, just as long as you use your Scor-pal or Scor-buddy.  Link up your projects using Mr Linky and one entry will be chosen as our December Designer Challenge Guest Designer.  Also, don't forget you can also post a link to your project on the Scor-pal Fan Page for a chance to win a Kindle! Entry deadline for both challenges is October 31.
All entries must be newly created and can be entered to no more than 2 other challenges.

Here is what October Guest Designer Nina Revis created for this month's challenge:

Candy Shaped Treat Box
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 5~10 minutes (Decoration time varies)
Supplies: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, Scissors and Ribbon
Letter-Size Cardstock or Patterned Paper (8-1/2’’ x 11’’)
Ruler, Pencil and Eraser
Optional: Stamps, Punches, or Decorative Scissors

Step 1: Short Side at top, score at 2’’, 4’’, 6’’ and 8’’.

Step 2: Long Side at top, score at 1-1/2’’, 2-1/4’’, 2-3/4’’, 3-1/2’’, 7-1/2’’, 8-1/4’’, 8-3/4’’ and 9-1/2’’.

Step 3: Stamp the page (Optional) I white embossed the flowers. Score lines are as marked: Black lines – Mountain Fold; Orange lines – Valley Fold. You can fold them before or after Step 4, as shown in Step 5

Step 4: Short side at top against right corner, ½’’ strip on the right. Put ruler at 4-1/4’’, 6-1/4’’, 8-1/4’’, 10-1/4’’ and 10-3/4’’, mark as shown. (Red lines indicate some pre-scored lines.)

Step 5: Fold as shown

Long side at top, vertical lines folded:

Short side at top, vertical lines folded:

Step 6: Cut the edge notches:

Step 7: Fold and cut the other notches as shown:

And you will get this when done:

Step 8: Use decorative punches or scissors for the edges (Optional)

Step 9: Add scor-tape to the ½’’ strip and cut the edges as shown:

Step 10: Erase the pencil marks. Remove the liners and form the box.

Step 11: Tie ribbon on one end and put treats in. Tie the other end to finish.

As you can see here, these boxes are BIG! I have a variation at my blog for a 5’’ box body (As the striped one shown in the first photo.) There are so many possibilities for decoration, have fun!

If you want to add a window to the boxes, an Anywhere Punch less than 2” would be the best. Add the window to either one of the middle sections or you will have an edge showing. If you do not mind an edge showing (as the green box shown in the first photo), a normal 1-3/4’’ punch would be great!

For variations, please visit my blog:

Thanks! Happy Crafting!

Thanks to Nina for that great tutorial!
You can also visit the blogs of these Scor-pal Designers for more ideas and inspiration:


steph said...

What an awesome project. Great directions too.

Annette said...

so this idea..thanks for sharing.

Gloria Westerman said...

These are so cute....and inspire me to play in your challenge....tfs

Neha Jain said...


Auntie Em said...

This project is so fun! And looks easy to follow. I love the pretty edges as well. Things that make the finished project so much more polished.
Thank you for sharing the great tutorial and great idea! :)

Neha Jain said...

where is mr. linky???

here is my entry

Neha Jain said...

i want to link this as my entry

but cant see linky here pls link me up

Anonymous said...

Great Project... I will have to try this just for the challenge.

Karen W said...

Great project that can be used all year 'round!


Vicki Romaine said...

Thanks for the easy tutorial

Ravengirl said...

This was fun! I went with an easy box, made even easier with my scor-pal and scor-tape. Thanks!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Mine could hold Halloween candy...but I ate it! :) Thanks for the challenge~

Neha Jain said...

my entry for oct challenge :)

Neha Jain said...

entered my entry :)

Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Clever project! I like the way the cutouts and scoring force this project into perfect folds! Well done!

creativchen said...

Dear creativ Ladies ,

you are so creativ. Your works are so beautifull done! Thank you for your ideas with the Scor pal!
Many Hugs from Marina