Monday, September 5, 2011

September Scor-pal Designer Challenge

Welcome, Scor-pal fans! 
Today marks a whole new adventure here on the Scor-pal blog.  Starting in September, on the first Monday of each month (that's today!!) we will be introducing a new 
Scor-pal Designer Challenge.  

This month we have challenged the Scor-pal Design Team to with an "Out of the Box" challenge--create any type of box with your Scor-pal

Here is just one of the projects created this month:

Back to school tissue box cover and pencil holder by Scor-pal Designer Tami Mayberry

This project was created using the Scor-pal along with the Oxford collection of papers and embellishments from Basic Grey.

The tissue box cover was created using this tutorial from Scor-pal Designer Diane Zechman. After creating the basic shape the box was decorated using an Oxford 6x6 paper pad with pieces trimmed slightly smaller than each panel. Once finished, it was embellished with matching school themed stickers and 3D embellishments from the same collection.

The pencil holder was created with an 8"x11" piece of card stock and a few simple scores using the Scor-pal, as shown below.

With the 8" side along the top of your Scor-pal score a line at the 2" mark.

Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at 2", 4", 6" 8" and 10". 
(These lines will intersect with the previous score line.)

Snip along the five short 2" lines stopping where the score lines intersect.

Attach Scor-Tape along 1" section

Fold into tube shape

Fold in bottom flaps, Secure with Scor-Tape and decorate!
(The featured sample uses 5 pieces of patterned paper cut at 1 3/4" x 6")

 Ready for more?? Visit the blogs of these Scor-pal designers to see what they created for this month's challenge:

For more box creating ideas and tutorials visit the Scor-pal projects page.

Ready to start creating??
We are also challenging *you*, our readers, as well! To enter the September Out of the Box Challenge simply create any type of box with your Scor-pal or Scor-buddy, post it online (with a link back to this post) and link it up below.
If posting in an online gallery please use the keyword SPDC1

There is no limit on the number of projects you can enter, but all projects must be newly created for this challenge. No backlinking, please.

Why play along?
Because it's fun!! Wait, that's not enough??? Well, not only is it fun, there are prizes! One randomly chosen participant will win a special Scor-Tape prize just for playing along! There will also be one participant chosen by the design team to receive a Scor-Tape prize pack and be a guest designer for the October challenge.
That's two winners! 
So, what are you waiting for??
Go forth and make boxes! :)

No Scor-pal? 
 No worries, there are always lots of chance to win Scor-pal prizes. Just head on over to the Scor-pal Fan Page and keep watching for your chance to win!

*Deadline to enter for guest designer spot is 8am CDT Thursday September 22. Deadline for random drawing is midnight CDT Friday Sept 30. 
*NEW*--We will also be choosing our November guest designer from this month's entries!! Deadline is midnight Sept 30!


Jan Hunnicutt said...

How fun! I've had a tissue box cover on my mind for weeks now, guess it's time to make it :)

Unknown said...

Tami, what cute projects! Love how they turned out.

Jennie said...

Love these and hope to play along!!

Cyndie said...

What cool boxes! Thanks for the instructions!

Anonymous said...

So happy to find out about your challenges! I love making paper boxes! Love all your great projects~ Thanks

CarlavdM said...

Just had a look at the tissue-box tutorial,what a wonderful idea....going to try it out for sure.
And to hop to the other blogs

Anonymous said...

A quick question: How many times can one enter?

Create It Simply said...

Updated in post: There is no limit on the number of projects you can enter, but all projects must be newly created for this challenge. No backlinking, please.

Thanks for asking!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful project, I've never made a box so I'm going to try now. Thanks for the contest and sharing.

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic inspiration! Thanks for the challenge!

connie said...

These are so cute! Love these projects.

Anonymous said...

Just linked my second box... ; P

Lisa R. said...

Boxes are THE BEST!!!!!!!

Ravengirl said...

This was so fun! I'm tempted to go and make another!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
i just entered my creation
i hope you'll will like it
hugs angelique

Donna said...

Thanks for the tutorial. What a fun challenge. Love the great ideas from the design team!

JinkyK said...

Cool boxes! Thanks for the instructions! I just link my Christmas Window Box! Thanks for the Challenge!

Anonymous said...

thanks for a fun challenge and to steph for the picture tutorial!

image queen said...

So that's how you do it. You make it seem so simple and your results are so fabulous. TFS

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I haven't made a box in a while, so this was a lot of fun!

Marie said...

Fun challenge! It made me think "Out of the Box!"