Friday, August 24, 2018

Pinspired! by Ruza

Good morning! Ruza here as your Pinterest Inspired Hostess this month. What does that mean. Well ... I find something on Pinterest that I would like to try and re-create the project, but also make it my own. I was inspired by this One Sheet Mini Album created by Virginia Nebel from the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog.

This lovely mini-album is beautifully made using only a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock. I love the design, and then added a little bit of me into it.

I went with a Summer Mini Album since our Challenge Theme this month is about Summer. It also helped that I had left over Carta Bella Summer Splash DP to work with.

I started with the basic design that Virginia has in her tutorial. I took a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock, and scored is at 3", 6", and 9" on one side, turned the sheet and scored at 6".

As shown in the photo above, I used my ruler and craft knife to cut out the center score lines; fold and burnish the score lines.

Fold the piece in half, and then push the sides together to see a square in the center, as shown below.

I laid the paper down, and folded it as shown in the first photo below. As you can see in the first photo, the arrows show that there are openings in the bottom. I used my 1/4" Scor-Tape to close these areas, as shown in the other two photos. However, I left the top openings alone.

I then folded and reburnished the cardstock, as shown in the first photo on the left below. Now for my addition to the design. Since the edges are not even, I added a closure to the Mini Album with magnets.

The closure is 2-3/8" x 6". With the 2-3/8" at the top - score at 1/2" and 7/8". Burnish the score lines. I put 3/8" Scor-Tape to the 1/2" flap on the inside, and then adhere it to the back of the mini album. I added large magnets to close the album as shown above.

The next addition I made was to the inside. There are two open areas at the top after folding that I didn't seal. I made and added two fold down flaps to one of them. You will see them more clearly when I reveal the finished album.

To create the flaps I cut two (2) pieces of 3" x 4-1/2" pieces of cardstock. With the 4-1/2" side at the top - score at 1/2". I trimmed off a sliver from the 3" side of the cardstock as shown in the first photo. Miter the edges and join these 2 pieces together with scor-tape, as shown in the second photo.

I added Scor-Tape to the sides standing up, and then slid them into the top slat. This is a bit tricky. I would remove only one side of the scor-tape, insert into the opening, and then take the Scor-Tape off of the other side. I learned my lesson on that part. It was very hard to do with the Scor-Tape off of both ends. My apologies for not taking a picture of this part before I decorated the pages.

The following photos show how I decorated the inside pages. I put stickers onto cardstock, cut them out then added 1/2" Scor-Tape to the bottom, or top, and added them to my pages to hold extra mini-photos or journalling pages.

The picture below shows the decorated flap raised. I used a magnet to hold down both sides.

Products used:
 - Scor-Pal Eighths Board1/4" Scor-Tape, and 3/4" Scor-Tape.

I hope you enjoyed my Pinterest Inspired Project and give it a try. You still have time to join in our More Than One-Scor Challenge #51 ~ Summer.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mid Month Tutorial by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a summer themed project this month.  We are in the heat of the summer and it's time to create summer projects.

Who doesn't love summer parties?  And who doesn't like to give small gifts to the hosts?  I've created some mini summer themed backpacks perfect for the hosts.  Alternatively, if you are hosting a kids birthday party, these would make great favors for the kids.

Double sided pattern paper


Cut cardstock 10 1/2" x 6". 
With the short edge along the top, score at 4 1/2".

Rotate cardstock, placing the long edge across the top.
Score at 2", 5", 7", 10".

Fold along all scored lines.
Cut along the score lines to the horizontal line, thus creating the bottom of the backpack.  
Place Scor-Tape along the 1/2" edge and assemble the backpack.
Fold in the bottom flaps and use Scor-Tape to hold.
If desired, cut pattern paper to fit the front panel.

To create the top flap, cut a panel of red cardstock 3" x 3"
Score at 3/4" and 1".
Corner round the top edge.
Punch two holes in the center strip.

Run ribbon through the holes.
Tie knots on the under side to hold the ribbon in place.
Adhere the flap to the back of the backpack.
Cut 2 strips, each 6" x 3/4" for the straps and adhere.

To create the front pocket, cut cardstock 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
Score 1/4" and 2 1/2".
Rotate and score at 1 1/4" and 1 1/2".
Cut out the tiny squares in the centers and assemble with Scor-Tape.

Create another flap for the top of the pocket as shown above.
Add the pocket to the front.

Add Velcro dots to secure the top and pocket.

At 4" x 2", they are perfectly sized for candy or even gift cards.  
You can even slip a folded bill in the front pocket!

I hope you will try making these backpacks.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Winner for June Challenge Pretty in Pink

Sorry for the late post, no idea why this didn't post back in July

We had 12 entries in June's challenge, Pretty in Pink, and so we get to pick a winner!

Our random winner this month is #8 Amy Marshall, great job on that card :)

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!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #51 August The Heat of Summer

Welcome to the 51st 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 all your sunny projects as our theme is "The Heat of Summer"
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!