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!!
There will be other ways to earn extra chances to win as well, so be watching for those announcements each day.
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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
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.
Stamps: Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) and the Do Not Open Banner (PS0513A) images by Hampton Art
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.