Monday, January 21, 2013

Scor-Pal & Simple Stories Week - Day 1



Today we are kicking off a week long feature with our friends at Simple Stories.


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

As always, there a prizes to be won!!

Be sure to visit both the Scor-pal blog and Simple Stories 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-Tape and Simple Stories 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. 

Bonus Entry:
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, January 28, 2013.

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


 I have created a sweet little two handled basket* for you today! 

Details - Stamps: Welcome Poppies (MFP); Paper: Simple Stories Documented Simple Basics Designer Cardstock Damask/Flourish, Simple Stories Documented Fundamental Cardstock Stickers, Simple Stories Documented Designer Cardstock Documented Flash Cards; Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, corner rounder, wide oval punch, hole punch, brads, ruler, pencil, gold cording, dimensional adhesive. 


Supplies:
One 9" x 9" piece of card stock or designer paper
Two 2 3/4" x 9" strips of card stock or designer paper 
Scissors 
Oval punch or die cut 
Corner rounder 
Hole punch 
Four brads 
Ruler 
Pencil 
Additional card stock or designer paper scraps 
Embellishments 

Instructions:
Begin with one side of your 9" x 9" designer paper, desired pattern side up, place securely against the top fence of your Scor-Pal. Score at 3" and 9". Here I have used a piece of the Simple Stories Documented Simple Basics Designer Cardstock called Damask/Flourish


Turn your designer paper 90 degrees. Score again at 3" and 6". 


Without moving your designer paper, score at 1", 2", 7" and 8" from the top fence to the horizontal score at 3". Then turn your paper 180 degrees and repeats scores at 1", 2", 7" and 8" from the top fence to the horizontal score at 3". 


Cut on the 1", 2", 3", 6", 7" and 8" score lines from the edge of the designer paper to the 3" horizontal score lines on both top and bottom. 


Trim the 3" center tabs into triangles. Before I began cutting, I used a ruler and pencil to mark the center of the panel and cut from the pencil mark to the corner.


Trim 1/4" off the second and third strips, counting in from the outside edge. 


Burnish all of your score lines.


Begin assembling your basket base by securing the top strips together with some Scor-Tape


Then secure the strips together with Scor-Tape, slightly overlapping the first strips. 


Next, secure the thirds strips together with Scor-Tape. You will slightly overlap the second set of strips. 


Finally, secure the triangle tab up against the side of the basket with Scor-Tape. If you haven't already, complete the second side of the basket in the same fashion. 


Punch or die cut two oval shapes from card stock or designer paper. Score then in half and apply Scor-Tape to the back side. Trim the points of the triangles and adhere the ovals over the top to hide the intersections of the strips.


Take your two 3/4" x 9" strips of paper and round the four corners on each strip. Then punch a hole at each end of the strips. These will become your basket handles.


Punch holes in the basket sides and attach handles to the basket base. 


Finally, embellish your new basket as desired. I raided the Simple Stories Documented Fundamental Cardstock Stickers for the flourish, buttons and butterfly. I used an anti-static pad to remove the stickiness from my butterfly and used dimensionals adhesive to pop it off of the basket side. I widened the holes of the buttons and threaded a little gold thread to match my tag. My tag was created from a piece of the Simple Stories Documented collection called Documented Flash Cards. I trimmed out a framed journaling card with a lovely flourish on it. I scored and folded it in half, stamped my sentiment, sponged the edges, punched a small hole and secured it to my basket with a bit of gold cording.

*My basket tutorial is based on this basket tutorial by Rachel Ricks.


Next up, Abby Henderson:

Today I'll be sharing a really fun & cute mini I made for my teenage daughter. Once I saw the Sn@p Life collection from Simple Stories it screamed teenage mini album to me and I knew Kaley would just love it. 


Supplies:
Scor-tape
Scor-Pal
Simple Stories-Sn@p Life Collection
Maya Road
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Colorbox 
The Twinery
Fiskars border punch 

Instructions:
I wanted to create this mini from nothing but the papers in the Sn@p Life collection, so the cover, pages, pockets and tags are made from the FAB papers Simple Stories had to offer in this line. 

For the cover of the mini album I used a 12x12 piece of card stock. I made a score mark at 5 1/2", 6" and 6 1/2"(I'll explain these score marks in just a bit). I then rotated the card stock and made one score at 6", this was so I would have a score line for when I folded the paper in half. 


Fold your paper at the first 3 score marks you made, then fold on the last score which was at 6". The photo below shows why I made the first 3 scores. It creates an extended spine so to speak. 


Having these score marks makes it easier to flip through the mini. I also punched my holes for my ribbon and trims which I used to bind the mini together after I folded the paper.


I wanted to create a couple of pockets on the front page so I only put Scor-tape 1" in on the top and side of the front cover, the rest of the mini is taped close. 


In the next photo you'll see the top and side pockets I made.


I wanted to create an additional space for some tags and journaling cards for Kaley. 

I wanted to create a library style pocket so I took a piece of card stock and cut it to 4 1/2" x 9". I made a score at 4", rotated the card stock and made another score at 4" on the other edge. 


Next I placed the card stock lengthwise on my Scor-pal and made a score mark at 5". 


I then cut the along the inside of the score mark up to the 5" score mark, I did this on both sides. I also tabbed my corners on the other end of the card stock that I didn't trim. I think doing this step gives your pocket that library look I remember from when I was in grade school.


Fold along your remaining score lines...I also inked my card stock at this point. 


Add some Scor-tape to the edge flaps, fold at the score line, remove the tape paper and adhere the flaps to the sides...


Voila..your completed library pocket : )



For the pages of the mini I cut the card stock I selected to 6x6 and I made a score mark on each page at 1/2"...



I did the same for the two tags I made using the Sn@p Life papers...


Doing this allows the pages and tags to fit snugly in the mini cover and have that same extended spine. 

Up next are some photos of my completed mini album.


This shows the tag & journaling card peeking out from the pockets I made.


Check it out...it's the cute library pocket : )









I can't wait to give this Sn@p Life mini to my daughter. The colors in this Simple Stories were just awesome...so bright and youthful..perfect for a teenage project. I hope I've inspired you to create a mini album of your own using your Scor-pal and of course Scor-tape. There's no better adhesive out there to hold your projects together!!

120 comments:

Sandra said...

WOW! 2 great projects - thanks!
Sandra ltb

Payne Holler Cards said...

Wow, these are both amazing! Excellent tutorials (-:

Regina Hamilton said...

Such fun projects. That basket is amazing.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Fabulous projects! Great tutorial!

Susie

Regina Hamilton said...

I'm already a follower....

Brenda Ferguson said...

I love the mini-album. So colourful made with Simple Stories. Can't wait to see what's coming tomorrow!

J.Hopkins said...

Love tutorials! Scor-pal, I'm a new follower and I like your product!

Robin said...

Wow...what a great way to start off the week. These are two fabulous projects!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorials.

I am a follower!

Ange said...

Great projects. Love the basket.

Ange said...

I'm already a blog follower.

Rae Ann said...

Love the basket and, yes, the papers are definitely right for a teen - very alive.
Rae Ann O.
raeannoh@aol.com

KellyG said...

Super cute projects! Especially love that basket, perfect for Valentine's Day treats or Easter!

KellyG said...

I am already a follower!

sharon g said...

I'm your blog follower.

sharon g said...

You make it all look so easy. I'd love to be able to make those..

Mrs_Mac said...

I'm in love with the basket. Lots of inspiration for valentine's. Thanks so much.

Raven said...

I'm now a follower and really like today's projects. I can see the mini for one of my granddaugthers and the basket for my Mom.

Janet Williams said...

I made this basket before. I used thick chocolate cardstock and punched out a paper 'lace' to glue around the edge of the basket.

I discovered your wonderful blog yesterday and have been totally amazed. I like the fact that all instructions are very clearly laid out and explained (not over-explaining) and the diagrams are easy to follow. This site is functional and user friendly.

I've learnt some new tips from you. You shared lovely 3D projects unconditionally and I'm grateful to your generosity.

Keep it up! This is such a wonderful site with brilliant resources. I really appreciate your effort.

Sue D said...

What a sweet basket and very fun and colorful mini.

Sue D said...

Bonus entry--I follow with GFC as Sue D

Cris said...

Loved it all! Have just signed in to follow your blog. Thanks for the chance!

dougmarg6 said...

Love these projects! Thanks for sharing.

C Trimble said...

I am a follower!

C Trimble said...

Thanks for the chance!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

I follow your blog!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

So excited for this hop...2 of my favorite companies!

Dleet said...

Can't wait to try the basket. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win

Alma Arreola said...

This is so adorable and cheerful! Love all the embellishments.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! Loving the projects for today!! THANKS for sharing the GREAT pic tutorials too!! THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

I am a follower of the blog!! :)

Ruth G said...

I love Simple Stories and Scor-Pal! What a great team! Fabulous projects featuring amazing products! What more could I ask for?

Ruth G said...

I am now a follower!

Carol L said...

I'm already a follower, but was the deadline to enter really this morning at 8AM?!
I loved both projects & tutorials - especially that fabulous basket! That's going to make a nice centerpiece for my Easter table :) Thanks!!

Ravengirl said...

So much fun Abby! I love the bright colors and youthful style!!

Caryn S said...

Oh the basket is too clever! I will absolutely try this! I also greatly appreciated seeing the demo on the mini, it is really beautifully bright and cheerful.

Caryn S said...

I also want to comment that I have been a blog follower.

(If the deadline is really 8 AM today then I am afraid we have all missed it!)

JPScraps said...

The projects today are fabulous! The basket is genius! And I love the mini!

JPScraps said...

I've been a Google follower for a while

Lisa R. said...

Wow!!!! Fabulous projects!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail.com (follower)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Both seriously beautiful projects. The basket looked complicated but the instructions are so detailed I feel brave enough to try!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Already a blog follower...

Denise Bryant said...

Love the basket and the mini album projects today! I already follow through Google reader!
DeniseB

Denise Bryant said...

Anxious to try one of those baskets... looks like a fun project!
DeniseB

Pamela Romero said...

Great Projects! I followed through Google.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my, but these are adorable projects. The basket is amazing!

Adams Family Album said...

I see Easter baskets in my future! Simple Stories is one of my all-time favorite lines, too :)

Robin B. said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing!

Kim H said...

wonderful projects and tutorial pics. love the basket, could be used for so many occassions. the mini is adorable, love the fun colors and all the tag pockets. thanks fo rsharing and the chance to win.

Kim H said...

I already follow your blog =)

Robin B. said...

I am a follower through Google connect.

RPNKA said...

So cool... Love the album!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! Adorable mini, and great tutorial on the basket, it's so easy!

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm already a blog follower.

Glennis said...

Thanks for the great projects - I am already a follower

keknj said...

I signed up to follow the blog.

I love the basket! I will be trying it out.

Thanks!

Carla said...

Wonderful creations! The mini is a lot of fun.
Carla from Utah

Pink Dalmatians said...

Both projects are great. I love the basket & "pinned" it for future reference.

Pink Dalmatians said...

I'm already a follower! Love scor-pal & simple stories

Teresa said...

Awesome projects today! Can't wait to see more!

Teresa said...

I'm already a follower.

stempelmaus said...

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how great are these twi tutorials love both but the basket is my favourite

Moosisk said...

I always love the tutorials posted on your blog. It is SO helpful to see how things are done - step by step. Thanks!!!

Moosisk said...

I am already a follower! :D

Natasha G.P. said...

I joined your blog.

Natasha G.P. said...

The papers you used are so cute. I love the ribbons and tags, twine, well, everything.

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

wow these are awesome projects. I love my score pal

jkstiles77 said...

I just became a follower!

jkstiles77 said...

Love both of these projects! Can't wait to make the basket!

Katie said...

Great projects! Awesome basket idea and love the mini book! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Cathy said...

Love the tutorials, the basket is my favorite!
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MamaKaraba said...

LOVELY projects!

McStamper said...

What great projects. Love the basket.

McStamper said...

I already follow. Thanks!

Dorina D said...

Love the basket tutorial.So clear and easy to follow. Can't wait to try this and the gift set at Simple Stories was fabulous. This is going to be such a fun week. I can't wait to see what the Dt comes up with.

Carla said...

I just signed up for the email-follow.
Like the basket workshop very much, great idea!

Lisa said...

I have joined and thanks for all you guys do!!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great projects! Love the basket tutorial. TFS!

Scrappin' Diva said...

I already follow Scor-Pal!

Stacy said...

Both projects are beautiful! It is great that we get the directions too. I am off to make that basket!

Stacy said...

I just signed up to follow your blog too.

jcobb said...

I can't wait to see all of the projects. The basket is so cute!

Susan said...

Love both projects, expecially the mini!!

Julie said...

love them all! These are so cute!

sandi said...

Awesome projects. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

W owsa! T2o fabulous projects, thanks for the ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at) gmail(dot) com

Tina Merritt said...

Love the basket! And I subscribed to the blog too!

Kerry said...

That basket is such a great idea. I'm going to make a couple with Valentine's Day treats in them!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!

Kathy said...

Simply awesome ideas today. I think I will start by lifting the basket idea---perfect for Easter treats! And definitely going to make the album--I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

I am already a blog follower here!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Fantastic projects! I {heart} the mini album. Will definitely be making that one :)

Sandra Azzopardi said...

I'm already a follower :)

Suzi said...

I need to make about 50 Mother's Day favors. This little basket may be just the ticket! Thanks for the great tut!

Suzi said...

I am a follower!

Bella's mama said...

Two terrific projects using the Simple Stories lines. Love it!

Bella's mama said...

I am a follower of the blog.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Basket and Mini are lovely! I'll be making both for presents.TFS

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I'm already a follower.

Sandra Strait said...

I'm lusting after that basket and the mini is adorable!

Sandra Strait said...

I follow via Google connect!

Mommy25 said...

Love these projects! I can't wait to make these.

Mommy25 said...

i'm already a follower :D

scrappyjacky said...

Love both these projects...the bag is so cool.

Jean Bullock said...

I followed your cool blog.

Jean Bullock said...

I love the basket. How darling!

My Hyer Space said...

Love the cool projects. I can't wait to see what you have done whenever I get a new email. Thanks again. agent3547 at aol dot com

My Hyer Space said...

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marylouh said...

The album is so cute. I'm sure your daughter loved it. The basket is wonderful. It could be displayed anywhere in the house or would be appreciated by someone who received it.

Teri said...

Both projects are great, but I love, love the little basket!!! Thanks for the awesome directions, too!!!
Teri

Lucy Newton said...

Great projects, but the basket is adorable!!!

Lucy Newton said...

I became a follower!

weze said...

the first word that came to my mind when seeing both these projects is WOW!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

Amazing projects! I LOVE the basket and hope to make some for Easter, and that Mini Album is perfect for my nieces Sweet 16! She just got into scrapbooking so it is perfect! TFS!

Ava Gavloski said...

following and will always follow a talented team with a great product like scor pal
ava g

Ava Gavloski said...

toni's project showcasing is wonderful and scor pal makes it a delight to make
ava g

Sandy Lewis said...

OMG - LOVE the basket!

Sandy Lewis said...

I am a Google friend follower!

Sandy Lewis said...

I'm a Google follower!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I am following you through Google!!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the basket - I'm saving that as a project to try!

Carmen Nuland said...

I was already a GFC follower