Friday, April 6, 2012

Featured Guest: Tifany DeGough

Please welcome our featured guest Tifany DeGough. Tiffany is no stranger to Scor-pal products. You have likely seen her work during our blog hops with both Authentique Paper and The Twinery. Tifany is also a designer for Market Street Stamps, which we will be spotlighting for a full weeks starting on April 16th. 

This is Tifany from Ink Blots by TRD and I am so thrilled to be featured as the guest designer here today! Before I get to my project, please allow me to introduce myself.

I am first of all a Christian, and after that a crafter. I enjoy sharing my creative projects on my blog: Ink Blots by TRD
I have a wonderful husband and I am blessed to be able to stay home with our three precious children. 
I have been paper-crafting for as long as I can remember...I started out just drawing and making cards in my younger years, but that has developed into a love of many crafty mediums. My go-to medium is paper, but I also dabble in painting and other crafty pursuits. As far as paper crafting goes I mainly create cards...but also love to do mini albums, altered art, and home decor projects. 
I have had more than 20 projects published in various print publications (magazine issues and idea books) in the past year and I was also recently announced as one of the winners in Paper Crafts magazine's World Card Making Day 2011 contest!
I am currently a Senior Designer for Market Street Stamps and a Second Term Design Team Member for The Twinery

Now...on to my project:

Adhesive: Scor-Tape;
Scoring Board: Scor-Pal;
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection); 
Die Cuts: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection); 
Stickers: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection); 
Flower: Recollections;
Twill Tying Tape: Kraft Outlet; 
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Round N Round Squeeze Punch); Tim Holtz (Tiny Attacher); 

Using the Scor-Pal I created this mini album using what is often referred to as the meander or maze method. This type of album is a great option because it can be created from just ONE sheet of 12x12 paper.

The finished album comes out to a 3x3 size and was perfect for some pictures of my husband and I on a recent trip to Tahoe. 

The way the meander album is assembled allows for each page to be turned into either a top-loading pocket or side-loading pocket. This is a great place to store mementos from a vacation or to tuck in tags with journaling about your special event. 

To get started with your meander album take one sheet of 12x12 paper (single-sided or double-sided will work) and place it in your Scor-Pal
Score at 3", 6", and 9", rotate your paper 90 degrees, and score again at 3", 6", and 9".
Once your sheet is scored your paper will be sectioned into a 4x4 grid (as shown in the diagram above).
To finish prepping your paper, cut along the score lines as indicated by the red lines on the diagram above.

Starting at the first square in the grid (shown in the diagram above in the upper left corner), fold on each score line accordion style, continuing around the corner pieces and all the way through until you have come to the last square in the grid (shown in the diagram above in the bottom right corner).
From here use Scor-Tape to adhere the edges of the front and back pieces of each of the pages together, leaving one edge opening for a pocket on each page (if desired). {I prefer to use the 1/8" Scor-Tape for this step as it gives a strong hold but allows for a bit more room inside each pocket.}
{Tip: Make sure each of your pages has one of the four edges in common as the spine edge - the front and back pieces of each of the pages along this edge will always be adhered with Scor-Tape to create a strong spine.}

For each of my covers I trimmed two 3x3 pieces of covered chipboard and sandwiched the twill tying tape between the pieces (which were adhered with 1/4" Scor-Tape) so that I would have a way to tie the album closed without it showing on either side of the cover.
I created a spine cover from a strip of patterned paper and scored it every 1/8" on the section that would be flexing when the album is opened and closed. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my mini album with you today and please feel free to visit me on my blog anytime!


Dee in N.H. said...

What a sweet little album! Thanks Tiffany!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Thanks for joining us today and sharing your fabulous album!

Qbee (aka Brenda) said...

Beautiful Project!!

ScrappyScavenger said...

Beautiful Tiffany!

Kathy Skou said...

This is so fun Tifany! Love it and congrats on the guest design post!

Diana Crick said...

Fabulous project Tifany, love what you have done. Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer.

steph said...

Fabulous project. congrats on guest designing with Scorpal.

Monika Wright said...

A really fun project!

Virginia said...

Thanks Tifany for sharing your beautiful album!

beadz said...

Tifany, this mini album is great! Such a fun project. So glad that you joined us as a guest designer!