Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quick and Easy: Flap Cards

Today's card is a flap card created by Scor-pal designer Diane Zechman

This is another quick and easy card style that can be created no time using your Scor-pal.  To create a square flap card such as this cut a 4.25" x 11" piece of card stock. With the 11" edge along the top of your grid score at the 4.25" groove and the 8.5" groove. Fold the panels inward, trim top flap to desired shape and decorate! Diane's card has a pointed flap but you can easily decorate and shape the flap using you favorite border punches or die cuts. Diane also recommends a piece of clear stick back velcro to hold the card shut. Other options include magnetic closures or simply tie shut with a piece of ribbon or twine.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quick and Easy: Gate Fold Cards

Gate Fold cards are a great way to add interest to any card and move beyond the usual two panel card. With the Scor-pal this type of card is also quick and easy.
The card featured below is an A2 (4.25"x5.5") card that I created in a matter of minutes thanks to my Scor-pal and the special markings. To create this type of card simply cut an 8.5" x 5.5" piece of card stock to be used as a base (dark brown in this example). Place the card stock with the longer edge along the top of the Scor-pal and score lines at the 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" grooves. This is where quick and easy comes in to place- These two measurements can be easily recognized as are each marked with a small dot. Once the score lines are created simply fold the panels in and decorate! For this sample I lined the two outer panels with a lighter card stock and added overlapping rectangles for the image and greeting.  There you have it, today's quick and easy creation!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet the Design Team- Prize Winners!

Thanks to all who left comments and shared Scor-pal with others over the past two weeks during our design team introductions! Below are the winner's of the random prize drawings.  If you didn't win this time don't despair, we will have more prizes to give away, including some great prizes when we reach 1000 fans on our Scor-pal Fan page!

Scor-pal Winner:
Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...
Welcome Kitty. Your projects are just lovely. I hope you really enjoy your whale watching trip. That's something I want to do also.
Scor-buddy Winner:
Jacqueline Bayliff said...
Such beautiful projects. thanks for sharing them and welcome to the team!
Scor-tape prize pack winner:
genagirl said...
Those are great! Good luck with the pix of your son - maybe when he's sleeping!!!!LOL!
Please click here to send your contact information via email. Use the subject line of "Blog Prize Winner". Include your mailing address and description of what you have won.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Virginia Nebel

For our final designer introduction please welcome Virginia Nebel.


I have been paper crafting for eight years and my favorite subject is my family. I love making fun and interactive albums to remember family vacations, celebrations and everyday memories. Some of my projects have been published in both Canadian and U.S magazines. I am excited to be part of the Scor-pal team!

Here is one of Virginia's wonderful albums

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Lisa Andrews

Please say hello to Lisa Andrews!

I live in beautiful Colorado! I have been crafting my whole life and love everything paper crafts! I have two small children that keep me hopping, both take after their momma and they love crafting right along with me. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 12 years. I have been stamping and coloring with copics for a year and a half and just recently started using Distress Inks. I love Distress Inks because they act so much like watercolors. I also love photography, mostly nature photography but I also love taking pictures of my kids. I have been on a handful of design teams and have really enjoyed all of the different teams. My Scor-Pal is my best friend! I can't wait to share all the crafting possibilities you can do with it.

A few projects from Lisa:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Kitty Franken

Today's featured designer: Kitty Franken

I think it is time to tell more about me
I am kitty franken
I live in the Netherlands ( Holland) in Europe. I am almost 44 and married to Bert and we have son of 17 Rowdy
we have 1 dog Lord ( of the rings) 2 cats Pip and Beau and 1 ferret.
I work as a social nurse and
I have a small company in Holland..we sale scor-pal products in Europe...I made 4 books by myself with scor-pal ideas and the latest is in Dutch-Deutch-Francais and English.In cm and inch.. the books are a big hit because not anyone can design there own templates and this moment we are thinking about our own company building in my hometown so we can do even more with scor-pal..we have small house so I cant do what I like to do al the time with my ever spinning head ( I always have ideas for scor-pal)
in October me and my husband are going to dream is hopefully ...spotting whales in Canada...ever since I remember I have that dream but we don’t have whales in Holland ..lots of water but only small fish..
have a look at my blog and you can always email me about scor-pal or me or my dog or my country or what ever!
bye bye from sunny Holland

Just two of Kitty's many projects:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Julie Koerber

Todays featured design team member is Julie Koerber.

If all I ever needed to know, I learned in kindergarten, I guess I should never quit coloring! I’m a gal who finds a kind of inner peace when she’s allowed to play with markers or paints to let her creativity flow. I’ve been stamping since 2000 and really, by accident. After a step aerobics class one Saturday, my sister-in-law forced me to go with her to one of those at-home stamping parties. It’s funny because – she left me there! Since then, I have gone on to be a card maker that’s been published in a handful of national card making magazines. Needless to say, I now consider inky fingers an accessory! Since 2007, I have been honored to serve on a handful of different design teams and really look forward to stretching my creativity with all that the Scor-Pal can do! I’m sitting here with some pretty talented designers – some of the best in the industry! I hail from South Central Montana where the deer and the antelope play. I’m proud to be called “wife” by my hubby, Ken, and “mom” by my two kiddos, Ellie and Cal. When I’m not getting crafty in my “mom cave,” I’m the editor of a regional women’s magazine called Yellowstone Valley Woman.

Julie's project (with more details on her blog):

Monday, July 18, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Stephanie Ackerman

My name is Stephanie Ackerman and I'm a scrap-a-holic. I love anything paper related. I have been creating in some form since I was a child and I've watched how this craft has evolved and how it has evolved us. Telling the story of our lives is important, but just as important is the presentation of the projects we create. To me, this is a labor of love and I certainly do enjoy creating - and the more layers I better! I find my day is just not complete if I haven't spent some time in craft room. While I love to create layouts and altered items, I adore creating cards and my Scor-Pal is always by my side. I also love my Cricut Expressions and they can be found happily chirping along with me while I create. I am passionate about this craft and all paper craft avenues from card making to stamping to altering anything I can get my hands on.

I have been married to Gary for 30 years and we have a 16 year old son about whom I love to scrap. But, being the typical teenage boy, it is very hard to get pictures of him, so I take them when I can. Since he is a sports jock, I can generally get those pictures without any problem at all. Now, if only, I could get a decent picture of him these days!!!!

I have also discovered that I love to teach paper crafting classes, whether it be in my home studio or at my local stores. I love showing others the joy of this wonderful craft and I encourage everyone to try new techniques and products as they appear on the shelves of the stores.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Scor-Pal design team. 

Thanks, Stephanie. 
Here is the project Stephanie chose to share today:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Katie Tate

Today we meet Scor-pal designer Katie Tate

A little about me: I’m English by birth but have lived in the US for the last 14 years. We currently live in North Texas but have also lived in Arizona and Missouri.

Been married for almost 17 years (August) and have 3 children, Nathan (13), Georgia (12) and Carter (4).

I’ve been scrapbooking for 13 years and card making for 2. But I’ve always been a paper crafter since I was old enough to hold a felt tip and a pair of scissors!

I’m lucky enough to have a big studio at home that in the daylight hours I tend to live in and I get flustered if I go a day without crafting.

I am Copic certified and most of my projects include coloring. I teach classes using the Scor-Pal at a local store and I’ve attached the last one I did as it is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Diane Zechman

My name is Diane Zechman and I am thankful to have the opportunity to share my paper-crafting projects with you. I am married to a great husband and I’m a mother to two wonderful daughters. We live in North-Eastern PA in the USA and have one spoiled little dog. I’m also known as "Cookiestamper" on the internet because I love cookies and occasionally I enjoy creating designs on them with cookie stamps.

I have been actively rubber stamping and paper-crafting since the year 2000 and was quickly “hooked” on this hobby! Along the way I have been fortunate to be a part of a few design teams which helped me to grow and step “outside my box”. Over the past several years I have enjoyed working with many different styles, creating cards and various 3-D items. The Scor-Pal tool is one of my “essential” items to create with. It will never gather dust as it is used on almost every card and project I make.

I have been drawn to paper-crafting because being able to make something nice with my own hands and see a finished product in a short amount of time is very satisfying. The Scor-Pal allows me to easily and effortlessly realize those accomplishments. I hope you have as much fun with the Scor-Pal as I do! 

Thanks, Diane!
Here is are two of the great projects Diane has to share today:



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Penny Wessenauer

Today, we are pleased to introduce our resident template designer and ever supportive cheerleader, Penny Wessenauer.

I'm Penny Wessenauer, and I'm a confirmed paper crafter.. I turned 61 in 2010 and will have been married to my husband Don for over 42 years in 2012. We live in the central highlands of Arizona, USA, which is at about a mile high elevation so we enjoy changing seasons year round. We absolutely love this area. There are so many fun places to explore in the area, and we do so on a regular basis.

We've lived in many areas of the United States throughout our marriage though. Before Arizona, we lived 20 years in the greater Los Angeles area, where our married children and their spouses, and our only grandchild still live. Because of this, we make frequent 7 hour trips back and forth.. and because Don was originally from Ohio, where the majority of his close family still live, we also make yearly trips to the east coast as well. Prior to our stay in LA, we lived 11 years in Pennsylvania, 3 years in Hawaii, a year and a half out on the Aleutian Islands (that long string of islands angling out into the Pacific from Alaska), and half a year in Pensacola, Florida. We have done lots of moving around in our lives, but have had a lot of fun too.

When we lived in Pennsylvania, when our children were small, I went back to school to complete my bachelors degrees in Interior Design. My Interior Design program was very architecturally oriented, with the learning of drafting skills of utmost importance. I was exposed to many art classes then as well, with color, texture, balance, proportion, and all the rest of that thrown in for good measure!

We moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and I found work as an architectural draftsperson in a small residential and commercial architectural office.. and later went to work for a large shopping mall--design, build, and management company. I retired from that firm around 1995, taking an early retirement.. Rubber stamping, follow closely by teabag folding, and card making soon became addictive hobbies. Digital decoupage design work for cards, and template design were more recent additions to my creative endeavors. I invite everyone to explore my work, and to use my 3d decoupage sheets and teabag folds and tiles as they will.

Thanks for letting everyone know a little about yourself, Penny!
 You can view Pennys work at:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Gini Cagle

Hello Scor-pal fans! I mentioned last week that we are going to be introducing the Scor-pal team over the next several days. Today, please meet Scor-pal Designer Gini Cagle.

I have been crafting all of my life, in one form or another. I was a very successful bead artist (you can see my work on my blog - ). I had my work published in over a dozen books and magazines, and lectured and taught all over the country, beaded pieces took 500-1000 hours to complete. About 10 years ago, I started scrapbooking, when my first nephew was born. I instantly fell in love with the immediacy of the medium (compared to the crazy hours I spent beading!) In the past year or two, I have really gotten serious with the craft and love finding new ways to take my pieces to the next level. It's really funny to look at any of my work, from beadwork to paper and to be able to see the same style emerge, regardless of the medium. I have always loved dimension, and color and layers.

Paper crafting is really a family thing for me. My sister and l used to get together once a week to craft , but now she has moved right next door - so it's one big crafting party. And of course, my five year old nephew wants in on the action as well! My husband doesn't ever craft with me, but he is my biggest cheerleader, and is always supportive of what I do. We have been married for two years. We have a fairytale romance - we knew each other in high school and were friends, but went over 20 years without any contact, and reconnected on Facebook and quickly knew we were meant to be together. I work as a dental hygienist, so creating with paper is always a welcomed release!

Here is just one of the gorgeous creations that Gini has made using her Scor-pal:

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment and check out this post to find out how you can be entered to win a Scor-pal, Scor-buddy or Scor-tape prize pack!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Design Team Intros and Your Chance to WIN!

Tomorrow begins our design team introductions. But, not only that! It also starts your chance to win some great Scor-pal prizes. We will be giving away a Scor-pal, a Scor-buddy and a Scor-tape prize pack. That's three winners!! All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on any (or all!) of the posts between now and Friday, July 22. For each comment left you will get one entry into the prize drawing (limit one comment per post). Super easy, huh?

Want even more chances to win? We are so excited about all of the things in the works and we want to let as many people know about Scor-pal as possible! That's where you come in! Here are more ways to enter. You will get one extra entry for each of the following:
  • "Like" us on Facebook and come back here letting us know you have done so 
  • Become a follower through Google (right sidebar) and leave a comment letting us know you did 
  • Share about the giveaway on your blog, facebook page or twitter and let us know you have. (1 entry for each media outlet used)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Meet the Scor-pal Team-Tami Mayberry

Hi All!! Everyone at Scor-pal has been super busy lately working on special projects and fun things to share since starting the blog a couple months ago. 

So much to share! To start off I want to introduce you to the designers who you will be seeing around Scor-pal. I've asked each designer to share a little about themselves along with a favorite project and a photo so you can put faces with the names you'll be seeing.

Today, I'll start with myself. My name is Tami Mayberry.

That's me. Ok, honestly, that's me in 2007. Needless to say, I not a fan of having my picture taken! ;)  I am the Team Leader here at Scor-pal and one of the faces you'll be "seeing" here on the blog and on the Scor-pal Fan Page at Facebook. I am a wife and stay at home (homeschooling) mom of 5. In my “free time” I enjoy spend time with my friends and family, church activities, graphic design and, of course, creating with paper.  I am an admitted social media addict. I love Facebook and have recently started on Twitter. I love the paper craft industry, making new friends and keeping up with (aka shopping for!) all the great products out there. I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and card making and stamping since 2007. In addition to working for Scor-pal, I am a designer for DRG Publishers/CardMaker magazine and designer/illustrator for Gina K Designs. I won't bore you with the rest. If you'd like to know more I'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello! ;)

Now, for the project part of the intro. I have owned a Scor-pal since 2008 when Diana was a sponsor at the CPS card sketch blog. Admittedly, at the time I didn't realize the *amazing* potential of the Scor-pal. Even with a small concept of how it could be used I fell in love with it with the first score! At the time I was using another scoring tool and it was rather frustrating. The Scor-pal was a dream come true just in the fact that I could score a card and not have it end up crooked or a big cut in the paper. I could also score 2 lines and have them perfectly parallel. I've used it ever since and always have it within reach. Well, the Scor-pal itself is always within reach. The Scor-tool seems to like to hide among the mess I make when creating so I have 3 or 4 of those! As I said, the Scor-pal has amazing potential as to what can be created with a simple piece of paper. But, it is also awesome in what you can do *to* a simple piece of paper and a simple design. I am a very clean and simple designer. With the Scor-pal I can add just the right touch to any creation. I love adding a simple accent to my cards by adding a few scored lines. Here are just a few examples where I have used my Scor-pal not only as a tool but essentially as an "accent/embellishment".

So, that's a bit about me. Be watching next week as I introduce you to the rest of the team!