Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Scor-pal & Hampton Art Week Day 2




Today we are thrilled to be kicking off a week long feature with our friends at Hampton Art. Our designers have out done themselves once again to bring you some fun and exciting projects using not only Scor-pal products, but also, a mix of stamps and inks from Hampton Art. Of course, that's not all. The Hampton Art team is playing with Scor-pal products this week on the Hampton Art blog beginning at 11:30 EST each day.

As always, there a prizes to be won!!
Be sure to visit both the Scor-pal blog and  Hampton Art blog each day this week to see more project ideas and to enter for chances to win some great prizes. To be entered into the random drawing for a Scor-buddy prize simply leave a comment here on the Scor-pal blog each day for a chance to win.

There will be other ways to earn extra chances to win as well, so be watching for those announcements each day.

Today's, bonus entry comes by becoming a blog follower using the Google connect feature in the sidebar. Simply follow the Scor-pal blog and leave a comment here on this post telling us you have done so.


Deadline for entering is 8am Central, Monday, November 19.



Today's first project comes from Scor-pal Designer Gini Cagle

This time of the year, people are always on the look out for cute projects that are easily and inexpensively made, to had out as those last minute gifts.  This treat holder really fits the bill.  It was designed  to hold  Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares, but you could tweak the measurements to hold any treat that you would like to use. It's so quick to put this together using the Scor-Pal!  And since we are talking chocolate here - the sentiment stamp from Hampton Art was perfect!


Echo Park Patterned Paper - Very Merry Christmas
Best Creation Glitter Paper
WorldWin Cardstock
Hambly Screen Prints Transparency
Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Leaves B183
Spellbinders Labels Nineteen
May Arts 377-38-14 Metallic Velvet
Wow Embossing Powder
Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Cut (2) red card stock pieces 7" x 6"for the top and bottom of the box. With the 6" side along the top fence, score at 2" and 4".  Turn a quarter turn, and score at 2" and 5".  Score the top and bottom corner pieces to add a 1/2" tab. e.g. For the upper left corner, score at 1 1/2", only down to the 2" mark.  Do this for all four corners and trim away the rest of the corner paper.


Cut decorative paper to cover the box top and bottom:
(5) 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
(4) 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Ink the edges of the patterned papers using the Dark Moss ink.  Attach these papers to the box form before you assemble it - that way you can easily punch two holes into the top, to tie your ribbon through.  After the holes are punched, assemble the box top and bottom using Scor-tape.

Cut the transparency 9" x 10 1/4". Score at 1 7/8"; 4 3/4"; 6 5/8"; and 9 1/2".  Attach the tab using Scor-tape, and slide the sleeve into the box bottom. Add your treats, and top with the lid.

To decorate the box, stamp and emboss the Hampton Art sentiment, using gold embossing powder.  Cut using a die cut, and frame the cut with a nesting cut from red glitter paper. Add die cut holly leaves, and red Dew Drops for the holly berries.


Keep a few of these ready throughout the holidays!




Our second project of the day comes from Scor-pal Designer Lisa Silver.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy


My project today is a box that is perfectly sized for A2 cards, if you'd like to give a set as a gift.  I opted to use the box to house custom made gift tags and some twine.  I plan to give this to someone well in advance of the holidays so they have a lovely box to reuse and tags to grace their gifts.

Supplies:
Ink: Old Paper Distress ink by Ranger, Black, Schoolhouse and Mossy Mix'd Media Inx by Clearsnap
Paper: Solar White, Green Pop-Tone and Straw 110# by DiscountCardstock.com, Red by Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Very Merry Christmas by Echo Park
Other: Holly Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions, Copic markers R27 and YG67, rhinestones by Recollections, Holo Iridescent Glitter Liner and Red Pearl pen by Viva Decor, Clear embossing powder by Ranger, Sanding block by Making Memories, precision scissors, Maraschino twine to give to recipient by the Twinery



Now, let's get creating!

Begin with a piece of cardstock trimmed to 7-3/4" x 9 " for your box base.  I opted to use a sturdy 110# Straw cardstock.


Score at 1.5" along all the sides using a Scor-Pal and Scor-Tool.  Cut along the red lines (pictured above) to the score mark with precision scissors to create flaps.  Add Scor-Tape to the reverse of the flaps.  Remove the adhesive backing and secure to the sides to create the bottom of the box.


Cut another piece of cardstock for the box top in a coordinating color to 6-7/8" x 8-1/8".


Repeat the same steps as followed to create the bottom of the box, with the exception of the varied score marks at 1" along each side.

The result is a lovely box that is ready for embellishing!


I stamped the Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) image and embossed to adorn the front of my box.  With a holly die cut and some contrasting colors, the box makes a lovely gift in and of itself.



To add to the gift, I created tags from both the Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) and the Do Not Open Banner (PS0513A) images.  I backed all with lovely patterned paper, added liquid pearls and glitter or rhinestones.  To make it easier for the recipient to add to their gifts, I added a strip of Scor-Tape.  Admit it... store bought tags never stay in place.  I guarantee that any tag adhered with Scor-Tape will stay right where you need it to be.  I just love that stuff!!!



 I hope you'll consider making personalized gift boxes this holiday season.  Not only is it economical with supplies you have on hand, it signals to our friends and family how much we care.


55 comments:

CathyinMN said...

Both are really nice boxes. I really like the first one, but then again, I'm partial to chocolate.

CathyinMN said...

I'm already a follower.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! These gifts look wonderful, I especially like the way the chocolates were packaged.

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm already a follower.

Kelly said...

Neat projects! I particularly like the card box - a very practical way to present a gift of handmade cards!

ionabunny said...

I made some boxes a while ago for some necklaces I was making. I wish I had had a Scor-pal then. It would have been a doddle! I am following on google

Tamika said...

Cool projects!

Glennis said...

Love both the projects. I am already a follower

Regina Hamilton said...

Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm already a follower.

Regina said...

wonderful projects!
Thanks for sharing!

Regina said...

I'm a new follower!

littlen said...

great projects. especially like the candy holder. yum! tfs.

littlen said...

i'm a google connect follower.

JPScraps said...

Both boxes are fabulous!

Kim H said...

love the candy container, wonderful choice in patterns/colors and sentiment stamp. thank you for sharing.

Kim H said...

Im already a follower =)

Dee in N.H. said...

Great boxes!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

I'm already a follower too!

contadinak said...

Great projects - I'm totally going to make a box now to house all my thick cards lol! And after I post this comment, I'm going to have a square of delicious dark chocolate!

Mommy25 said...

I love all the boxes! very beautiful!

Mommy25 said...

I'm a follower

craftymom205 said...

Great projects. I am a follower.

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JPScraps said...

I'm following :-)

Cathy said...

I love both the holiday boxes, they both look fun and easy to make!
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Ava Gavloski said...

lovely off the page projects,
thanks for sharing the inspiration.
always following especially publications.....smile
ava g

sharon g said...

I'm following your blog now.

sharon g said...

The box would be wonderful for giving away baked goods and things.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the versatile box, it can be used for lots of presents or treats!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh, I am already a blog follower.

jusaweecatnap said...

I love the idea of easy to make, inexpensive gifts that look professional.

Sue D said...

Perfect Holiday gift ideas!

Sue D said...

I am a blog follower.

Angi Crandall said...

Love the sentiment and the chocolates box. Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

Angi Crandall said...

I'm a follower!

Bella's mama said...

Love these boxes. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Bella's mama said...

I am a follower!

Dorina D said...

Perfect timing! Two boxes that I can use right now for Thanksgiving. Great tutorials and I'm making both of them first thing in the morning. They are gorgeous. Thanks.

Dorina D said...

I'm a follower

Caryn S said...

Love both of these box projects! Great job ladies. I am still a follower :)!

Pamela Haskin said...

I will be making my own boxes this year. You make it so easy. Thanks!

Pamela Haskin said...

I'm already a follower.

Nikki said...

Thanks for the tut :)

Nikki said...

and I'm a follower too

Carla said...

Fun gift boxes. Pretty.

Carla from Utah

Ravengirl said...

What fabulous and fun projects today ladies!!

cardsbymo said...

What adorable boxes! I need to try my hand at this.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Must try this at home. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy Mc said...

Love both boxes and could use the pattern for both. Who doesn't love chocolates, and my friends always want/need cards. TFS!

Kathy Mc said...

New Follower through Google Reader!

Kim Barrett said...

I would LOVE to be given these as gifts! WOW, you ladies truly are experts when it comes to crafting!

Teresa said...

great projects!

Carmen Nuland said...

Both are wonderful projects - thanks for the ideas!

Carmen Nuland said...

I already follow you through GFC

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Who doesn't love easy projects for Christmas presents? Both designers did a wonderful job. TFS

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I'm already a follower.