Saturday, December 22, 2012

Scor-Pal & Fancy Pants Designs Week - Day 6


Today we are finishing up our week long feature with our friends at Fancy Pants Designs

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

As always, there a prizes to be won!!
Be sure to visit both the Scor-pal blog and Fancy Pants 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 telling us something you have learned this week. Just leave a second comment on this post for the bonus entry.

Deadline for entering is 8am Central, Monday, December 24, 2012.




Our first project this week comes from Scor-pal Designer Toni Storie

  For your viewing pleasure today, I have constructed a Christmas Cracker*.  In my experience, the cracker is traditionally filled with a paper crown, a joke and a small gift.  However, you could fill it with whatever you like.
Details - Paper: Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch (Strolling & Jump Rope); Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Mingled Buttons, Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Fundamental Stickers, mini jingle bells, ruler, paper snips, silver wired ribbon, silver cording, corner chomper, hole punch, glue dots.


For this project, you will need:
Card stock or patterned paper measuring 6 3/4" x 9" 
Ruler 
Pencil 
Scissors 
Ribbon 
Embellishments


Begin with your 9" side of the paper again the top fence of your Scor-Pal.  I used patterned paper from the Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch line called Strolling.  Make sure the pattern that you want to show on the outside is face up.  Score at 1", 2 3/4", 6 1/4" and 8".


Turn your paper 90 degrees.  Now your 6 3/4" side will align with the top fence.  Score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4", 3", 3 3/4", 4 1/2", 5 1/4" and 6". 


Rotate back 90 degrees to the original paper placement and flip over.  Now the pattern you want on the outside will be face down.  Score at 1 7/8" and 7 1/8".  Don't sweat the fact that you don't have those grooves marked on your Scor-Pal.  Diana has put together a video to help you score at any 1/8" mark you need.  Check it out. 


With a ruler and a pencil, make marks on the 1 7/8" and 7 1/8" score lines at each 1/4" interval between the vertical score lines.  I have made black dots to illustrate this in the next picture.  I highlighted a couple of score lines to clearly show the 1/4" intervals.  After you complete this, burnish all your score lines.


With one score line folded at a time, trim out a triangle shape.  The triangle will go from the 2 3/4" score line to the marked 1/4" interval and back out to the 1" score line. 


Repeat this trimming until all the score lines have two trimmed out triangles on them.  When you lay the paper flat, they look like diamonds.  Next, you will have to trim two of the same triangle shapes on each end.  I traced the triangle pattern in black for illustration purposes.


Flip your patterned paper over and line one end with Scor-Tape


Remove the backing from the adhesive and adhere the two end segments together. 


You will want to tie one end of the cracker closed with ribbon.  Fill the center with treats and close off the other end with ribbon.  For my cracker, I tied off each end with a thin wired silver ribbon.  Then I threaded some silver cording through a couple of the Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Mingled Buttons.  I added a couple of mini jingle bells, tied a small silver cording bow and then glued my button/bell/bow embellishment down to the ribbon.  To personalize my cracker a bit more, I created a tag.  I cut a piece of Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch paper named Jump Rope to size.  I rounded two corners, trimmed the others, punched a hole and used the Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Fundamental Stickers to spell out my name!  I tied my tag on with some more silver cording.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial for today.

* I adapted my cracker from a tutorial for a triangle box. 

And our final project of the week from Steph Ackerman:

My project this week is an Triangle Explosion Box using my Scor-pal, 3 pieces of cardstock and assorted pattern papers from Fancy Pants Designs.



Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Fancy Pants
Scoring Tool:  Scor-pal
Adhesive: Scor-Tape
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memento


To begin, prepare your cardstock as follows:

1 piece of cardstock is 12" x 12" - score at 4" and 8", turning the paper and scoring again 4" and 8", creating 9 equal sized squares.
Cut 1 piece of cardstock 10 1/4" x 10 1/4"  and score at 3 1/2" and 6 1/2", turning the paper and scoring again at 3 1/2" and 6 1/2", creating 9 equal sized squares.
Cut 1 piece of cardstock 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 2 3/4" and 5 3/4", turning the paper and scoring again at 2 3/4" and 5 3/4, creating 9 equal sized squares.

Cut along the score lines and remove the corner pieces.  Your three pieces of cardstock should look like a "t"


Fold each piece along the scored lines.


To form the triangle, cut each piece on the diagonal.  Find the center of each edge and cut to the score lines.

Add Scor-Tape to the center of each piece and assemble together to form one unit.


Using assorted papers from Fancy Pants Designs - The Good Life Collection - cut pattern paper to fit each triangle.


Layer 1 - cut 8 pieces, each 3 3/4" x 3 3/4".


Layer 2 - cut 8 pieces, each 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".


Layer 3 - cut 8 pieces, each 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".

To finish the inside, add a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square to the base.

Decorate as desired.  I added stamps around my box.

Punch holes in the tops of each point and thread ribbon through the holes. 

Fill the box with candy or other little treats and pull the ribbon together to close.

This is the perfect item to put in the Christmas tree since it doesn't weigh very much, or even use as a place setting on the dining room table.


54 comments:

Jean said...

These are amazing!

Ange said...

Love the ornament and cute cracker. I just made some of those myself. :)

Ava Gavloski said...

how cute is todays post that provide inspiration for 2 different treat packaging ideals. Love it, thanks for sharing.
ava g

Ava Gavloski said...

love how i have learnt all the inspirational ways to create magical background mat's for my cards.... the sky is the limit!!!
ava g

Glennis said...

Really cute - perfect for on the tree!
I have learned so many new things this week - I did not realise the endless possibilities for using the scor-pal

Rae Ann said...

All these 3D projects are amazing. Without the scor-paltheir professionally made look wouldn't be possible.

Rae Ann O.

Rae Ann said...

I learned a lot this week but my favorite was the gift card wallet. I like how the space to insert it was made. So clever.
Rae Ann O.

DeniseP said...

Cute projects! Love that they are dimensional!

DeniseP said...

I learned how to make bows with ribbon. I've followed many youtube videos, but when I was at The Container Store, they did a demonstration that just made it super simple. I had fun making a few last night and will be making a few more...no more bowless wreaths in my house! =D

Miriam Prantner said...

I've really enjoyed this week! Two companies I love thanks so much!

Miriam Prantner said...

And actually today I learned something new...love that ornament triangle explosion box. I've seen the square boxes, but not a triangle, that is really cool!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wow love both projects! While it's too late for the Xmas cracker now, it's something I'd like to try for next Xmas!

Scrappin' Diva said...

I've learned you can make so much more as long as you have an idea, scor-pal and some determination!

Theresa Riggs said...

Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful ideas! I love the ScorPal tool!

Divinity said...

cute boxes!

Divinity said...

this week i learned about some new folds in projects that i've seen before...but never figured out how they were created. :)

Crystal Ram said...

great stuff, thanks for a chance to win.

Crystal Ram said...

I learned that the score buddy can be used is so many ways.....when i first saw the score buddy i thought it was for only folding cards.

PamSpradlin said...

The cracker is adorable and the kids love having them at the table. But I can see the triangle box would also be cute as tree decoration. The projects have been amazing. Merry Christmas.

Pammlla said...

The Cracker and the Triangle box are both very creative. Great ideas for decorations at the table or on the tree.

Pammlla said...

Bonus entry: What I learning this week. Well I learned a tradition, that the Cracker would usually hold a paper crown, a joke and a small gift. I always thought they just cracked and made a pop? You learn something new all the time.

Ravengirl said...

Love the triangle explosion box! So cute!

Katina said...

Love the idea of using crackers for real treats instead of paper crowns; never understood that! And the triangle explosion box is cool; I've made a square one so now I need to try this shape! Thanks for all the fun projects this week and Merry Christmas!

Katina said...

This week I've learned that with a Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape I can conquer the world! Actually, I learned some really cute ideas to use for giving gifts and treats to family, friends & coworkers!

Letty S said...

Great projects!! Thanks for a great week of ideas and inspiration!

Letty S said...

I like all the projects but I followed your tutorial to do the easel card... I really enjoy working on it!! Thanks!!

Dorina D said...

Love the cracker. What a great idea and so fun and cute. Great tutorial.

Sue D said...

Very cute projects today!

Sue D said...

I learned this week how great the Scor-pal is for making holiday projects.

Robin B. said...

I have learned that there is a lot more you can do with a scor-pal than I thought .

Robin B. said...

Love the Christmas cracker and thank you for the projects this week.

Carmen Nuland said...

Another great set of projects ideas - thanks!

Carmen Nuland said...

I learned several new ways to wrap gifts that are almost as nice as the gift themselves!

Linh C. said...

What fun projects!

Carol said...

Awesome projects, thanks for the ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol said...

Wow, I have learned so much this week. The main thing is that I learned that the Scor Pal is for so much more than scoring cards in half.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

Love both gift ideas today!

Teresa said...

I learned I need to buy a Scor-pal to make these great projects!

Dorina D said...

I learned how to make fabulous Christmas trees that I can use as a table centerpiece instead of real flowers. Fabulous trees

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I'm amazed at all the things that can be done with this scor pal. It's just amazing.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I think one of my favorite things I learned an you made it look so easy is how to make bows.

lynneatw said...

I love these cute treat boxes and cannot wait to make some. Thank you for the great tutorials.

LunaSi said...

Love the two projects. The little treat box is adorable. I've always had a problem with the ends of crackers and the directions for this one really helped me.

MamaKaraba said...

Cute cracker! LOVE it! I never knew what was supposed to go inside them...

MamaKaraba said...

My favorite thing I learned on his hop, was that you can emboss with The Scor-Pal! (As was done on the skirt.) I would LOVE to win one and start trying some of these projects!

Carla said...

Great creations.
Carla from Utah

Carla said...

I've learned there is no end to how a scor-pal can be used to
make anything!

Carla from Utah

Caryn S said...

Love the exploding pyramid box! Thanks for the tutorial.

Caryn S said...

As usual i learn new ways to employ a Scor Pal! Every time I hop with you I see new ways to score, especially in preparation for cuts.

Bella's mama said...

Continually amazed at the great projects.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

wow! love the ornament filled with goodies. Love to make this next year on my tree! thanks for the tutorial.

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Wow, super idea. Will have to save it for next year though as I have run out of time to make some!
Merry Christmas all.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKSFor sharing the. AWESOME tutorials and projects!! Have a FABULOUS HOLIDAY WEEK!! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

I learned a lot about box making!! :)