Sunday, March 25, 2018


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.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mid Month Tutorial by Toni

We are flying through the month!  Here we are at the half-way point and I have the mid-month tutorial for the Scor-Pal "More Than Once Score" challenge.  Our theme is All Things Bright and Beautiful, so I worked in some paper that I think is beautiful and the color red.  The rest of the team made some amazing projects, so be sure to check them out on the Scor-Pal blog.  I'm hostessing this month and so I made this cute little gift box with a card-stand.
For this project, you will need: 
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Mat
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base
  • One 6" x 6" piece of paper
  • One 3" x 3" piece of paper
  • craft knife
  • paper snips
  • stamp set
  • ink
  • patterned paper, as desired
  • embellishments, as desired
Place the 3"x 3" piece of paper (could be patterned paper) in the Scor-Pal. Score at 1/2" and 2 1/2". Rotate paper 90 degrees and score again at 1/2" and 2 1/2". Quick tip: Place the pattern you would like to see face down in the Scor-Pal.
Burnish the score lines.  Trim on the score lines to 1/2" on opposite sides of the square.  
Adhere Scor-Tape to the newly created 1/2" tabs on opposite sides of the square.
Remove adhesive backing from the tabs and fold in to create the gift box lid.
Place the 6"x 6" piece of paper (could be patterned paper) in the Scor-Pal. Score at 2" and 2". Rotate paper 90 degrees and score again at 2" and 2". 
Burnish the score lines.  Trim on the score lines to 2" on opposite sides of the square. 
Adhere Scor-Tape to the newly created 2" tabs on opposite sides of the square.
Remove adhesive backing from the tabs and fold in to create the gift box bottom.
Place Scor-Mat into the Scor-Pal.  Place 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base into the Scor-Pal. With a craft knife and ruler, trim out a 2" by 2" section. Cut down 2" from 2 1/2" and 4 1/2".  Cut from 2 1/2" to 4 1/2" on the 2" mark.
Embellish your gift box as desired and place into the card stand.
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: Fresh Cuts (SU); Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, BG June Bug dp, SU Pattern Pack dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, Scor-Tape, craft knife, ruler, silk flower, glue dots, Recollections rhinestone, crystal effects, Copic Marker, Memory Box small pinwheel posie die.  

Monday, March 5, 2018

Winners Challenge #45

Today we have the name of the random winner from our February Challenge "Anything Goes"
The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scor-Pal Store!

So at random the winner is #16 Amy Marshall!!
Please email me HERE and I will send you details of how to get your prize
You will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scor-Pal Store!

Congratulations and to all our other entrants please enter again, you may be the lucky winner next month!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #46 All Things Bright and Beautiful

Welcome to the 46th Monthly Challenge here at Scor-Pal!
This month our theme is "All Things Bright and Beautiful"
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"

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




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!