Friday, May 25, 2018

Pinspired!

My inspiration this month is beautiful Pop-Up Book Card created by very talented Ruza Rebel on Ruza's Craft Corner. This is her card:
Original tutorial you can find at Splitcoaststampers. I adjusted measurements to go along with my metric Scor-Board.

This is how my finished card looks like:
1. Take A4 plain cardstock and cut to 14,5x29cm. Score midway at 14,5cm and fold along the score line. Set cardstock aside.

2. Take 30x30cm patterned cardstock and cut 14x28cm strip, measure down 2cm from the top 28cm edge of the paper and cut from 4cm to 24cm. Do the same at the bottom of the paper.

3.Place patterned cardstock on the scoreboard. On the top and bottom 2cm strips, score at 9cm and 19cm. On the middle section, score at 4cm, 14cm and 24cm. These are for valley folds.
4. Turn the patterned cardstock upside-down on the scoreboard. On the top and bottom 2cm strips, score at 14cm. On the middle section, score at 5cm and 23cm. These are for mountain folds.
Here comes the pattern:
5. Valley-fold and mountain-fold along score lines as shown.
6. Adhere your Scor-Tape as shown on the picture below and
8. Adhere patterned cardstock to plain cardstock

9. Embelish as desired

Products I've used: Scoring board - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Cardstock - canson white
Patterned cardstock - Lemoncraft Forget me not
Handmade foamiran flowers

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mid Challenge Tutorial - May Flowers Pinwheel Card

Here we are, flying through the month again!  We are halfway through the month and I have the mid-month tutorial on the Pinwheel Fold Card for you.  I have incorporated my flowers into my lovely designer paper and into the image stamped inside with my message. The rest of the team has made some amazing projects so be sure to check out the Scor-Pal blog for pictures and links to their blogs
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Envi
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 6" x 6" piece of double sided designer paper
  • One 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of card stock
  • One 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" piece of card stock
  • paper snips
  • stamps
  • ink
  • ribbon
Place the Scor-Envi into the top right hand corner of the Scor-Pal.  Place the 6" x 6" piece of designer paper with one corner in the 6" groove, one side aligned with the Scor-Envi and the opposite corner lined up with the 6" groove. Score at the 7 3/4" mark.  Rotate 90 degrees and repeat for the remaining sides. Remember to score on the side of the paper that you want on the outside of your card.
Trim out the triangles made my intersecting score lines on each side.
Burnish your score lines.

Turn designer paper to opposite side and align with the top left hand fence of the Scor-Pal. Score from the top of the paper to the top of the trimmed out triangle.  Rotate 90 degrees and repeat on remaining sides.
Burnish your second set of score lines.
Stamp your sentiment on the 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" piece of card stock.  Adhere with Scor-Tape to the 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of card stock and then adhere to the center of the pinwheel fold card.
Fold one flap down and continue in a clockwise fashion until you get to the last flap.  You will likely need to lift up slightly on the three flaps and tuck the fourth flap underneath.
Tie a generous length of ribbon around the center of the pinwheel fold card for embellishment.
Give this tutorial a try or pick another project.  If you are low on ideas or are looking for inspiration, be sure to check out the Projects on the Scor-Pal website or our Pinterest board. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

* I adopted this tutorial here.  

Details -  Stamps: Kind Words (Verve); Paper: Recollections Backyard Table dp, Orchid Opulence, Coconut Swirl (Bazzill); Ink: Tuxedo Black, Orchid Opulence, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Envi, paper snips, paper piercing tool, mat pak, Scor-Tape, pink organdy ribbon, water color crayons.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #48 May Flowers

Welcome to the 48th Monthly Challenge here at Scor-Pal!
We love showing our projects to you and now it's your chance to show your creations to us!
This month we want to see "May Flowers" on your project, with all the rain from April you should have plenty of inspiration.

Each month we will have a different theme and you will have a month to create and enter your projects. As well as the theme you will need to make "More Than One Score" and tell us where you used the Scor-Pal on your project. So a single fold card won't count but an Easel, Gatefold, Stair Step, etc will :) Also we love to see your "Anything But a Card" projects, just as long as you make "More Than One Score"

We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to get you eager to enter.


We have a nice set of samples from the Design Team, just click on their names to go to their blogs for more details on their creations.


Lois Bak





Steph Ackerman





Toni Storie





Patti



Isia





Ruza





The prize for our winner will be a $20 Gift Certicate from the Scor-Pal Store!

Challenge Rules:
1. Each entry must have "More Than One Score"*, mention where the Scor-Pal tool was used and follow the theme.
2. Entry can be combined with as many challenges as you like.
3. 3 entries allowed per person.
4. You must link back to the Scor-Pal blog to be considered for a prize.
5. No backlinks will be accepted.
6. Each challenge will last from the 1st day of the month until 10pm on the last day of that month.
7. Winner will be announced on the 5th of the following month.
8. Entries not adhering to the rules may be deleted.
9. Prizes will be awarded when the challenge has at least 10 entries

* "More Than One Score" means that a single scored fold card (ie: a simple square or rectangle) with no additional use of the Scor-Pal tool will not count as an entry.

Please add your link below and Good Luck!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #47 April Fool Us!

Welcome to the 47th Monthly Challenge here at Scor-Pal!
We love showing our projects to you and now it's your chance to show your creations to us!
Each month we will have a different theme and you will have a month to create and enter your projects. As well as the theme you will need to make "More Than One Score" and tell us where you used the Scor-Pal on your project. So a single fold card won't count but an Easel, Gatefold, Stair Step, etc will :) Also we love to see your "Anything But a Card" projects, just as long as you make "More Than One Score"
Now this month our challenge is a very fun one, we want you to April Fool Us!
You may be wondering what we mean but it's not hard, we just want you to add a surprise element to your project.
It could be a hidden drawer, a pop-up, a hidden pocket, a card that is a box or vice versa, anything that says "SURPRISE"!

We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to get you eager to enter.


We have a nice set of samples from the Design Team, just click on their names to go to their blogs for more details on their creations.


Katie Tate





Lois Bak





Steph Ackerman





Toni Storie





Patti







Isia







Ruza







The prize for our winner will be a $20 Gift Certificate from the Scor-Pal Store!

Challenge Rules:
1. Each entry must have "More Than One Score"*, mention where the Scor-Pal tool was used and follow the theme.
2. Entry can be combined with as many challenges as you like.
3. 3 entries allowed per person.
4. You must link back to the Scor-Pal blog to be considered for a prize.
5. No backlinks will be accepted.
6. Each challenge will last from the 1st day of the month until 10pm on the last day of that month.
7. Winner will be announced on the 5th of the following month.
8. Entries not adhering to the rules may be deleted.
9. Prizes will be awarded when the challenge has at least 10 entries

* "More Than One Score" means that a single scored fold card (ie: a simple square or rectangle) with no additional use of the Scor-Pal tool will not count as an entry.

Please add your link below and Good Luck!


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Pinspired!

Once a month a member of the Scor-Pal design team looks for inspiration on our Pinterest board and recreates the project to make it her own.  My inspiration this month is a Z Box Fold Card created by Lyndsey on The Craft Blog.  This is her card.


To make my card I used a brand-new stamp set  from Kindred Stamps called Students of Magic.  Kindred Stamps has a large selection of pop culture stamps, including a single stamp called Owl Post, which is perfect for decorating the accompanying envelope.

This is my finished card:


I started my card by stamping and coloring the three young wizards in the stamp set.  After they were colored, I cut them out.



I cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of brown cardstock into three panels:

1 piece 4 1/4" x 11"
2 pieces 2 1/8" x 11"

I scored the larger panel and one of the small panels at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".



I then applied patterned paper (cut 1/4" smaller on both sides) to the various sections of each panel.


On the reverse side of the smaller panel I applied Scor-Tape at each end, as shown in the photo.


I then adhered this smaller panel to the larger panel, slightly above the bottom edge.


The other 2 1/8" x 11" strip of brown cardstock was scored as follows:  7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8” and 10 1/8”..  I adhered panels of patterned paper to the "front" panels of this inner strip . . .



. . . and inserted it into the box.


I then cut an inverted scalloped circle from the same brown cardstock and added Scor-Tape strategically in order to adhere it to the front of the card.


I added a smaller circle of patterned paper and one of the wizards to the front of the circle and adhered the circle to the front of the card.  You can't see it well, but I added some clear glue to his glasses.


I cut two small strips of acetate, attached them to the other two wizards, and placed them "in the box."   Using stamps from a Just Rite set, I made the train platform sign and attached it to the back wall.


The original card had a sentiment on the small panel on the right, but I wanted to add something more appropriate to the scene.  So I Googled some free clip art and found some luggage and a bird cage.  The luggage I printed onto cream cardstock, and the birdcage I printed on a piece of acetate.  I cut them out with scissors.


Notice that I cut out two of the small brown suitcases.  When I adhered them to my card, I added the second brown suitcase with foam dots to make a little 3-D effect.  I stamped the owl from the stamp set, cut him out, and adhered him to the card above the suitcase.  When I adhered the acetate birdcage over the owl so it looks like he's inside the cage, it was a little difficult to see the cage.  So using a Faber Castell XS black pen, I went over the cage lines.  This made the cage a bit more noticeable. 


I then stamped the "Owl Post" image to the lower left-hand corner of my envelope.


And now my project was complete.



Note that the card folds flat to fit inside a standard envelope.