Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scor-Pal & Simple Stories Week - Day 3


Today we are continuing 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.

The Bonus Entry for today is:
Today's bonus entry is for those readers who use Pinterest! Earn an extra entry by becoming a follower of the Scor-pal project board on Pinterest where you will find all sorts of great projects. (and a few contests to be announced as well!) Simply follow the board and come back here and let us know you did.

Deadline for entering is 8am Central, Monday, January 28, 2013.


Our first project this week comes from Scor-pal Designer Lori Williams:


This is such a simple card tutorial that will make your cards look like a show stopper. I love the dimension that is achieved with this design. Let’s look at how to create this beautiful Cascading Card.

Step One: Cut card stock 8 x 10 ½”. Laying the card stock long ways, mark a dot at the 2 ½ “ down from the top and rotate paper to do on the opposite side. This will create a slanting line. 



Step Two: Line your marked dots up and cut to form as shown in the picture. 


Step Three: Score at 1 ¾ “ , 3 ½”, 5 ¼”, 7”, and 8 ¾”. Do this on both sections of paper. Once you have all the lines scored crease in alternating mountains and valley folds and crease with your Scor-Pal Tool.


Step Four: Measure down your first score line ( 1 ¾) to 2 ½ “ and on your last score line ( 8 ¾”) measure down 1 ½”. This will be half way between on both sides. Cut down from the top to the measured place creating a slit. You will do this on both pieces however on the second piece instead of cutting from the top down, cut from the bottom up. 


Step Five: Slide your two pieces together using the slots created. I glued my flaps together using Scor Pal Tape and so the front and back would layout flat. Decorate as desired 





Next up, Scor-pal designer Virginia Nebel:

My inspiration for today’s project is the 3 x 4 format. I created a super easy score and fold template to make a cute little 3 x 4 journal booklet (with pockets) , plenty of room for photos and journaling. For those who are creating their Project Life books, this little journal booklet would be perfect to tuck into the 3 x 4 pocket for some fun inter-active detail. If you are looking at ways to present gift cards, this would make a fabulous holder too.

I love Simple Stories Sn@p Life collections as this paper line was perfect for my project!


Supplies:
Simple Storeis Snap Life,
We R Memory Keepers cinch and o-wires






Here are the steps to make a journal booklet, in my project example I made 2 booklets bound together with o-wires.

Step 1: Take a 10 x 8 sheet of cardstock and score at 1, 4, and 7 inches. Rotate 90 degrees left and score at 4 inches. Cut along the vertical centre scored line from the bottom until you reach the intersection of the scored lines 3 inches from the top. Trim and discard the bottom right hand piece measuring 4 x 1 inches.




Step 2: To fold your booklet (using the ‘meandering book’ folding technique), start from the left side: skip the 1 inch scored line from the bottom and make your first mountain fold on the 2nd score line, then valley fold, mountain fold as you go to right side, valley fold and then a final mountain fold. (Each time you fold you should be keeping all the previous folded sections together along the way) Once you have the panels folded, wrap the 1 inch width panel around the pages and secure the last opposite flap to close the booklet for a seamless bind. For pages 1 and 3 seal the bottom edges and on page 2 seal the side edges to create the pockets. If you wish to pre apply tape and seal as you fold the booklet, I have shown where you need thin double-sided tape in the last photo below.





Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to make time for some journaling because when we look back the words we write will be just as important as our photos! 

82 comments:

jkstiles77 said...

I'm following your project board on Pinterest!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beyond beautiful projects! Definitely going to try to the mini album!

Susie

Sandra said...

oh my - the first project is fantastic - love the second - in fact funny - I just made one last week to put Sn@p cards in !
Thanks for the instructions and inspiration!
Sandra ltb

jkstiles77 said...

Both of these projects are GREAT! Going to try both of them .. you make it look easy (hope it is!)

Sandra said...

of course I already am a pinterest follower user name slbt17
Sandra ltb

Mrs_Mac said...

Love the card. Great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gina200 said...

Great mini book idea. Thanks!

Lisa P said...

Awesome projects today. Love Simple Stories and you take it to a new level. I am a follower on Pinterest.

Josie0602 said...

Amazing creations! Going over to Pinterest to follow!

Tracy

Adams Family Album said...

Simple Stories is so versatile! Love what I am seeing :)

Adams Family Album said...

Following your Pinterest board!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful projects again today. TFS

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I already follow you on Pinterest.

Natasha G.P. said...

Oh my gosh, the first one is incredible. I love the folds, and all of the flowers and goodies. NICE!

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful projects. I will be trying that card.

Regina Hamilton said...

I'm already a follower on Pinterest.

sharon g said...

The box in the first photo is so cool. I love all of the details. I would love to be able to make that.

sharon g said...

I think that I already follow your Pinterest board. I'm not good at that sort of thing (knowing how to sign up), so I hope that I'm right.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love that little mini, so cute, loving the pockets!

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm already following you on Pinterest

Sandra Strait said...

Both the card and the album are amazing!

Sandra Strait said...

I am following you on Pinterest!

Glennis said...

Both are great projects - thanks

Glennis said...

I am already a follower on Pinterest

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is AWESOME!! LOVING everything about it the design and those BEAUTIFUL Flowers!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the Photos tutorial and for the chances to win!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Larissa Heskett said...

I'm a Follower on Pinterest!! =)

Mommy25 said...

Beautiful card! and I really like that journal! TFS

Mommy25 said...

I follow your boards on pinterest :D

Ravengirl said...

Loving these wonderful projects!

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects! I love having the tutorials too... that takes a lot of work to share the step by step pics! Thank you!
DeniseB

Pamela Romero said...

Lovely Flowers! I'm now following "The Project Board" on Pinterest. @Pammlla

Kathy said...

Drooling here in PA over these two ideas! It's too cold to go outside, and so I am just taking my iPad up to my scrapping room and I'm going to put these two projects together! Thanks for the awesome inspiration today!

Rae Ann said...

Great projects, again. I really love the mini album. Love the lively paper used, too.
Rae Ann O.
raeannoh@aol.com

stempelmaus said...

Oh how cute is this little book. I can't get so much time to lift all your examples

scrappyjacky said...

Two amazing projects.

Carol said...

I follow you on Interest!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at) gmail(dot) com

Carol said...

Love the projects today, especially the mini book.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at) gmail(dot) com

Sue D said...

Very cute journal book and love the colors and the fold on the first card.

Cathy said...

these are both awesome!!! I bookmarked this page so I can try it!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

KellyG said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the dimension!

keknj said...

Followed your board on Pintrest.

Lovely projects. Thanks!

Caryn S said...

I've yet to try one of these cards but thanks to your tutorial I will be attempting it! Love the journal album as well, always looking for new ways to use my BIA!

Caryn S said...

Also, I follow the pinterest board!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Both projects were great! Love all the papers and embellishments used. TFS!

Scrappin' Diva said...

I am already a follower of Scor-Pal on Pinterest

Beatrice Lawson said...

Lori and Virginia, thank you for sharing those beauties! Loved both the card and the mini.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Already follow you on Pinterest (and FB, and the blog...)

Robin B. said...

Awesome projects today, thanks for the inspiration!

Robin B. said...

I am a follower on Pinterest.

Bella's mama said...

Love these projects.

My Hyer Space said...

Love the projects. It is so nice to know how to use the scor-pal Thanks. agent3547 at aol dot com

Dorina D said...

I follow on pinterest

Dorina D said...

I love todays projects. the card is gorgeous and the journal so cute. Can't wait to try making this card

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Love the card made today. Great tutorial on constructing the card and the journal is adorable. Can't wait to try that one for the new baby in the family.

Judy Webb said...

I received a Scor-Pal for Christmas. Enjoying these great project ideas.

Katie said...

Cool cascading card, I have never seen a design like this before, and love your flowers!! Very cool tutorial on how to make a mini book with pockets! I will have to use this! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Carla said...

Made thiscard too several times and its fun and fast on the ScorPal ;o)
Both projects are just wonderful, like the chosen colours of paper.....oohhh the whole look!!!

jcobb said...

Such a beautiful card! I am a follower on Pinterest and on Facebook!

marylouh said...

thanks for the booklet making demo. Love the card. Looks like Hawaii - which would be nice on a freezing cold day like today.

Kelly said...

Following you on Pinterest. The projects are outstanding! So many ideas and things I want to do! Thanks!

Ange said...

Totally cute projects!

Moosisk said...

WOW! I love these two projects shown today. The step-by-step instructions REALLY help alot. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Moosisk said...

I just became a "follower" on Pinterest. :D

Suzi said...

So many wonderful ideas! So little time! I want to make it all!

Suzi said...

Following pinterest board as grammasuzi!

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, I love that journal book!!! It's amazing what you can do with the Scor-pal!!!!!
teri

Lucy Newton said...

Your projects are fabulous!!!

Lucy Newton said...

I am following your board at Pinterest!

Teresa said...

great projects today!

Teresa said...

Already follow you on Pinterest

weze said...

amazing the amount of effort and creativity put into both these projects!

Ruza Rebel said...

What a cool mini album! Truly LOVE what you made! TFS!

Ava Gavloski said...

pinterest following all the time
ava g

Ava Gavloski said...

love that cute pocket journal book, adding this one to the bucket list
ava g

Sandy Lewis said...

Love the adorable journal book! The pockets make it great.

Sandy Lewis said...

I already follow you on Pinterest:)

Robin B. said...

I look forward to making this gift box:
http://pinterest.com/pin/246009198366779525/

JPScraps said...

I love both projects!

JPScraps said...

I already follow on pinterest.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I already follow you on pinterest.
Melinda Wilson

Carmen Nuland said...

I love flower projects!

Carmen Nuland said...

I'm already a follower of the Scor-pal project board on Pinterest