Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scor-Pal & Core'dinations Week - Day 4

Today we are continuing a week long feature with our friends at Core'dinations.

Our designers will be bringing you some fun and exciting projects using not only Scor-pal products, but also, a mix of papers from Core'dinations. Of course, that's not all. The Core'dinations team is playing with Scor-pal products this week on the Core'dinations blog.


As always, there a prizes to be won!!
Be sure to visit both the Scor-pal blog and Core'dinations 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 showing us one of your favorite Scor-pal projects. It can be something you've created and posted online, it can be a project from the Scor-pal Project Board on Pinterest, it can be from the Scor-pal Gallery at Splitcoast Stampers, a project from the project listing on Scor-pal website or anywhere else! Simply leave a comment with the link here on this post telling us what you can't wait to make.

Deadline for entering is 8am Central, Monday, December 17, 2012.

First up, Scor-pal Designer Virginia Nebel 

I love polka dots and the Core-dinations Tillie Dot card stock is super cute! You can use the embossed texture card stock as or sand them down to reveal the white core. I decided to do a bit of both for the base of my scrapbook page. 



I placed green Tillie Dot cardstock (embossed side down) on to my Scor-pal tool and scored a random grid pattern. I knew I was going to use 2.75 square inch photos so I just made sure I had some 3 x 3 squares in my grid pattern which will frame my photos.


After scoring, I flipped the dot card stock over and sanded the dots in a swirling pattern. I am trying to mimic a bit of snow falling as my page is about my daughter having fun building her North Pole village houses. 


I used the light brown woodgrain Cosmo Cricket Core Impression pack and Cosmo Cricket's Jolly Days pattern papers to embellish my page.

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful holiday season! 



Next, Scor-pal Designer Abby Henderson 

Hi everyone...welcome to the Core'dinations Blog Week! I have such a fun project to share with all of you. I created a Holiday Mantle using nothing but the Core'dinations card stock and of course Scor-tape to hold it all together!!



To create this Holiday Mantle I broke it down in pieces. I started with the side and top pillars first. I used a 12x12 piece of Slate card stock from the Tim Holtz Adirondack Core'dinations Collection. I cut two pieces into 4 1/2" x 5" sections and another into 4 1/2" x 6". 


I then scored all three pieces at 1", 2", 3" and 4". Scoring at the 4" mark will leave you a 1/4" edge which allows you room to use Scor-tape to when forming the pillars. 

Please note that I embossed my pieces of card stock before I scored them...don't worry you will be able to score them easily after they are embossed 

Next I used the Core'dinations sand block to distress my pieces of card stock and to bring out the brick texture from the embossing. 


It's easier to do this step when the card stock is still flat which is why I didn't fold mine on the score lines until after this step. The score lines are still visible even after distressing them with a sanding tool....


I then added some Scor-tape to 1/4" edge of the card stock and formed the pillars. After that I put them to the side and began working on the fireplace. 


I cut a piece of Triumphant Red card stock to 6 1/2" x 8 3/8". Place it on the Scor-pal at the 6 1/2" length and score at 1 1/4" & 5 1/4".


Turn the card stock to the 8 3/8" length, score at 1 1/4", flip the card stock around and score again at 1 1/4". 


Now you'll fold along your score lines to create your box, or in this case your fireplace : ) Please note that I again embossed my card stock before folding. 


I used the Core'dinations sanding tool again to bring out the brick pattern.


I then used some black distressing ink to create the illusion of soot...


For the mantle I cut a piece of the Pebble card stock into 5 1/2" x 8 3/4 and scored it at 1 1/2". I ran it through my embosser and used the sanding tool once more. 


Now all of my pieces are complete and I just need to put them together. This calls for Scor-tape


Here's a photo of the mantle all put together before I added my decorations...


Now the fun part....dressing up the mantle. I wanted to keep this fairly simple and clean...so the texture from the distressing on the card stock would really show through. 




I have the perfect spot picked out in my house to display this for the holidays. I hope I've inspired you to use some of the Core'dinations paper collections for a project other than a scrapbook page or album, which to be honest is what I normally do. There's nothing like Scor-tape to hold a project like this together..I seriously love this stuff and use it ALL the time. 

Enjoy the rest of the Core'dinations Blog Week and happy crafting!!

43 comments:

Jan Cross said...

Both clever ideas. Thanks for the inspiration

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh wow, that mantle is just too cool! So impressed!

Miriam Prantner said...

This project from Pinterest is just too adorable! Love it! http://pinterest.com/pin/246009198366848246/

Divinity said...

very cute projects! :)

my favourite projects using a scorepal so far have been cards. one of my favourite card makers (using the scorepal) is silke. it was on her blog that i was first introduced to the scorepal...and she keeps making such wonderful cards with lots of scoring accents. really makes me want a scorepal for myself! :)

here's a link to one of my favourites:
http://silkeledlow.blogspot.ca/2012/12/cqc166-rejoice.html

Glennis said...

Both projects are so inspirational - I especially love the scrapbook page

Diana Fernandez said...

Wow awesome projects!

DeniseP said...

This is such a cute project! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

DeniseP said...

I can't pick just one...but I love pop out/pop up cards, so seeing how much easier they are to make with the scor-pal has to make each of those some of my favorite projects! Happy holidays!

Regina Hamilton said...

Great projects. That fireplace is awesome.

Regina Hamilton said...

This little engine is just too cute. http://pinterest.com/pin/246009198366756715/

Jean said...

Amazing projects!!

Carla said...

Wonderful mantle. Came out really cute.

Carla from Utah

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful Projects today... Thanks for the inspiration.

JPScraps said...

Both projects are wonderful! i really like the scoring & embossing.

JPScraps said...

I love the tea box on Pinterest

Cathy said...

wow, the projects are fabulous today!!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

here is the project I love from your pinterest I weant to try
http://pinterest.com/pin/246009198365884149/

cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow beautiful projects.. love the fireplace. Thanks for all the steps.

Sam said...

Beautiful projects, the scor-pal is a tool you can't do without.

DonnaSue said...

The mantel looks like it could go in my dollhouse!

marylouh said...

Love what you can do with a scor-pal and some core'dinations paper.
The fireplace almost looks real.

Ava Gavloski said...

There are so many projects i have added to my bucket list. The one i love and have made and will make again are the Barn Star's from the you tube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuqdZ0NMowA
thanks for asking.
ava g

Bella's mama said...

WOW. Love the sanding. Can't wait to try the snow look.

Riette said...

I think this was the first Scor-pal box I made :D http://redcardcorner.blogspot.com/2011/12/scor-pal-box-rosette.html

Amy Armour said...

What a sweet little project. Wish I had someone to make it for...lol!

Amy Armour said...

Plus, I love the idea of the snow falling randomly on the LO...

Anonymous said...

Like the fireplace idea! I'd like to be a winner of the Score Pal Buddy.

Marie Sellers
sellerscm@msn.com

TracyM #6773 said...

Your blog and project listing are FILLED with projects that I want to try. The 1st two on my list are to make a delicious Diamond Fold Card http://www.scor-pal.com/summer_2008/Diamond%20Fold%20Card.pdf and a cute Cami Fold Card http://www.scor-pal.com/projects/CamiTrifold.pdf
Thank you for sharing your projects and tutorials :)

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - what a lovely layout and fabulous fireplace - beautiful scoring, folding and embossing!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your projects and tutorials :)

Stephanie said...

I'm loving these projects. Would love to try the fireplace.

lynneatw said...

I love the projects and cool techniques.

Jamie_G said...

The fireplace is absolutely FABULOUS!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

Dorina D said...

Spectacular mantle and great tutorial. What a clever and unique idea. Great job.

Denise Bryant said...

Love all that texture! Great ideas! The mantle card is fabulous!
DeniseB

Sue D said...

Very cute polka dot layout and awesome Holiday mantle!!

Sue D said...

Here is a project I would like to make:


http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2294838?&condition=or&si=scorpal%20scor_pal%20scor-pal

Letty S said...

I love minialbums, organizers and everything that can hold photos, journaling and other stuff I keep, so this is a project I want to make...hopefully soon! =)
http://pinterest.com/pin/246009198366759222

Kim H said...

wonderful layout, great textures and layering. the mantle is gorgeous, what a great decor piece. thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

Carmen Nuland said...

Wow - that mantle is amazing!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE this project!! All of the details are AMAZING!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Larissa Heskett said...

I can't wait to give this Snowflake Cube Ornament a try!! =)
http://scor-pal.blogspot.com/2012/12/scor-pal-coredinations-week-day-3.html
When I first saw it I knew it would be fun to recreate for a Baby's FIrst CHristmas Ornament!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great LO. Love the mantle!

Ravengirl said...

What a wonderful page and a fabulous home decor piece!