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.
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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.
One 9" x 9" piece of card stock or designer paper
Two 2 3/4" x 9" strips of card stock or designer paper
Oval punch or die cut
Additional card stock or designer paper scraps
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.
Simple Stories-Sn@p Life Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Fiskars border punch
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!!