Friday, January 25, 2013

Scor-Pal & Simple Stories Week - Day 5


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 comes by sharing with us how you first heard about Scor-pal. Simply leave a comment here on this post telling us for an extra chance at this week's prize.

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


Our first project this week comes from Scor-pal Designer Lisa Silver.

Hello! It's Lisa with a mini-book project using my favorite Scor-pal tools and the amazing Simple Stories patterned papers.


Supplies: 
Patterned Paper: Fab{u}lous and Simple Basics kit by Simple Stories (papers, kit stickers and journal prompts)
Cardstock: black cardstock by DiscountCardstock.com
Embellishments: rhinestones by Recollections, Mod Podge
Other: cardboard

Instructions:
Begin with two pieces of cardboard. This book was sized as 8.5" x 5". You can opt to purchase heavy weight cardboard OR... you can be thrifty. I save cardboard from large packs of patterned pattern, save cereal boxes (the sturdy kind not the econo boxes we usually buy) or from the back of a pad of notebook paper. Cover the piece of patterned paper and cardboard completely with Mod Podge. I find that when you cover both surfaces with liquid glue, you avoid air bubbles behind the paper. Cover both sides of the cardboard. Set aside to dry.


Cut a piece of black cardstock to 8" x 6.5". Score with the Scor-pal scoring board and Scor-Tool along the 6" side every 0.5". Add Score-tape to one side of each score mark and fold.


Adhere to the cardboard covers.


Cut black cardstock for the pages at 8" x 5". Adhere to the spine of the book.



Embellish the pages with the fun stickers and journal prompts from the Simple Stories Fab{u}lous kit.

Doesn't this make a great gift for a sweet teenager? I know my sweet girl will love it! I left plenty of spaces to add fun pictures and high school mementos.

Next up, Scor-pal Designer Steph Ackerman.



Good morning, Steph here with a fun project using products from Simple Stories Take a Hike Collection and my Scor-pal. 

This collection with it's earth tone colors and it's assorted array of patterns and elements made this  the perfect collection to create this Wilderness Survival Box.   Fill it with cards, mementos and little goodies from home so your little camper won't be lonely.

Supplies:
Scoring Tool:  Scor-pal
Adhesive: Score-tape
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper:  Simple Stories
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink



Cut cardstock to 12" x 7", then score at 4 1/2" and 7 1/2".  Fold on the scored lines.


Cut pattern paper 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" to cover both the front and back of the box.
Cut additional cardstock and pattern paper as decorative elements for the front of the box.


To create the sides of the box, cut 2 pieces of cardstock 6" x 2 1/2" and score every 1/2" across. 


Once folded, adhere the two end pieces to the larger cardstock panel to create the box.


Inside the box, add cardstock strips to create separate compartments by cutting 4 pieces of cardstock 7" x 2 1/2".  Score 1/4" on both ends, and adhere to the side panels created above.


Cut elements from the pattern paper collection and include inside the box.  And also add some goodies from home.


To create the top of the box, I used Spellbinders dies, cutting the bottom layer from cardstock and the top layer from pattern paper.


Fitting the cardstock to the box, create the back flap by scoring  at 1 1/2".
To create the front flap, score at  2".    
Cut the pattern paper into 3 sections to fit between the scored lines and then adhere each section.


Add assorted tickets and elements to the back of the box, inking the edges of each piece and matting each piece with cardstock before overlaying and adhering to the box. 



Add assorted elements and stickers to finish the top and front of the box.
Side view of the completed box:


To close the box, add a Velcro dot in the center of the front.

56 comments:

weze said...

would never have thought to try something like this! Great job!

Caryn S said...

These are brilliant! I love seeing projects done with accordion folds. The survival kit is a particular favorite of mine since I can see sending my son one when he is at Scout camp (and I love this paper collection!).

Caryn S said...

I first learned about Scor Pal from my sister who had a mini when we were on vacation.

KellyG said...

Another day of great projects! I first heard about Scor-pal online!

Ruza Rebel said...

Super cool projects! Think I'll have to make an album for my daughter-in-law's b-day so she can put her favorite photo's of her horse Stryker that passed on last year!
Super cool Survival Box! TFS!

Ruza Rebel said...

I found Scor-pal about a year ago. I think the link was on Splitcoast Stampers!

Adams Family Album said...

DCWV introduced us a few months ago and I'm totally smitten!

Mrs_Mac said...

Love the box ideas. Would not of thought of using the camping collection to make this box. Thanks for the inspiration.

Adams Family Album said...

CUTE mini albums! I'm so obsessed with mini albums...

sharon g said...

Oh how cute! I have dodged using Mod Podge for SO long, I'm now playing catch up (I thought it was TOO 70s for me). LOVE it.

marylouh said...

Scrapbooking is easier if you have the basics there and all you have to do is add your memories.

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE that accordian file! Great projects today!

Miriam Prantner said...

I first heard about you through a blog hop similar to this one.

marylouh said...

I don't know when I first heard about Scor-pal. Could have been at Archiver's. Could have been on FB. All I know is that I'm glad I know about it. Love it.

JPScraps said...

These are both incredibly creative projects!

Sue D said...

Very pretty mini book and love the wilderness survival box.

Sue D said...

I learned about Scor-pal from Splitcoast Stampers.

scrappyjacky said...

More great ideas....love the mini album.

Glennis said...

Fabulous projects

Glennis said...

I searched for the site so that I could learn to use mine better

Pamela Romero said...

The mini album is great! I like the embellishments on the accordion file as well.

Pamela Romero said...

Bonus: The first time I heard of Scor-Pal was in a card making class. One of the ladies was working with one. I thought, I have to get one of those!

Sandra Strait said...

Wow! Both the journal and wilderness survival box are awesome projects!

Teresa said...

I heard about ScorPal from another blog. So I came and checked you guys out. Great projects today!

Regina Hamilton said...

Great accordion projects.

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects!
I heard about Scor-Pal at my local stamp store quite awhile back!
DeniseB

Lucy Newton said...

Love the accordion folder, just amazing!!!

Mommy25 said...

awesome ideas thanks for sharing

Mommy25 said...

I first heard about scor-pal's blog when DCWV and scor-pal got together for a week long feature. Amazing!

Sandra said...

love these - on my to do list!
thanks for sharing!
Sandra ltb

Sandra said...

I heard about scor-pal from Split Coast Stamper .... many years ago!
and checked it and have been stopping by ever since!
Sandra ltb

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous project! Great idea and great selection of papers. TFS

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I first heard of Scor-pal from Splitcoast stamper. Thanks for the chance.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Steph, you brilliant lady! Love the box!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Steph, you brilliant lady! Love the box!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gotta give credit to Creating Keepsakes for helping me find you. I think it was a feature on hot new products...

Ava Gavloski said...

great expanding envelope project today, going to add this one to my bucket list
ava g

Ava Gavloski said...

cannot remember when scor pal was introduced to me. i am here to stay...
ava g

Dorina D said...

Great projects today. Love the Wilderness Survival Box. Very cute and clever. Simple Stories has the best papers.

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keknj said...

Great job! I see some teacher gift possibilities!

keknj said...

I actually learned about scor pal from checking out scor tape! It's my favorite double sided tape.

Sandy Lewis said...

I learned about Scor-pal several years ago - on Splitcoaststampers.

Ange said...

Those are really fun projects!!

Ange said...

I think I first heard about scor-pal through a team up with another company.

Carla said...

ooohh... I like this very much, what a great idea and seems easy to do with the ScorPal tooo!

Ravengirl said...

Sweet projects! I really like both the mini book and box!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a cute project! TFS!

Scrappin' Diva said...

I first learned about Scor-pal from Splitcoasters

JPScraps said...

I don't remember where I first learned about ScorPal. Probably on a blog hop.

stempelmaus said...

what sweet ideas really love them

Rae Ann said...

Both of these projects are great ideas and these look great.
Rae Ann O.

Rae Ann said...

The first time I heard of Scor-Pal was on videos at YouTube as I surfed for tutorials and new ideas. A lot of people used scor-pal.
Rae Ann O.
raeannoh@aol.com

Carmen Nuland said...

I absolutely love these two projects - I saved them both!

Carmen Nuland said...

I don't remember specifically where I heard of Scor-pal, but I'm sure it was on one of the card-making blogs I follow

Katie said...

Would love to try this book, seem do-able! And super cute. Also like your divided box! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.