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"
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.
Pattern paper: Fancy Pants
Scoring Tool: Scor-pal
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
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.