Saturday, May 25, 2019

Pinspired - Inspiration from our Pinterest Board hosted by Lois

Each month one of the members of the Scor-Pal design team looks back at Scor-Pal's Pinterest page and recreates a project, using their own design.  This month is my turn.  As I looked through the Pinterest page, I came across this fun project -- an Easel Calendar card, made by Virginia Nebel.

Many of my friends are avid Harry Potter fans (as am I), and I thought it might be fun to recreate Virginia's project with a Harry Potter-inspired one.

To start my card I scored an 11" x 8 1/2"  piece of red 110-pound cardstock at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".

I then Z-folded at the score lines.

After adding strips of Scor-Tape to the last panel . . .

. . . I adhered a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel to the front.

I cut a yellow mat panel 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and some Harry Potter-themed pattern paper slightly smaller . . .

. . . and adhered them to the card base.

Using images from Kindred Stamps' Students of Magic stamp set and patterned paper, I created a little scene -- adding a small calendar to a black banner.  The "Platform 9 3/4" was stamped with some Just Rite letters and numbers, and the sentiment was computer-generated.

I then adhered this completed scene to the easel front and added the owl "bumper," which holds the easel open.  I used large foam pop-dots to adhere the "bumper."

Here is a side view of the easel.

It's always fun to find a project you like and make it your own by changing the theme or the colors or the images.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mid Month Tutorial hosted by Toni

It's hard to believe just how fast time goes.  We are already at mid-month again!  So, I have the mid-month tutorial on the Faceted Vase for you.  Since this month's theme is Floral Fantasy, a vase seems only natural. I did pick up some paper flowers for my vase, as well.  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-Tape
  • Scor-Tool
  • One 6" x 6" piece of card stock
  • Matching card stock scrap
  • Paper snips
  • Circle punch
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Seam binding
  • Mini glue dot

Place the card stock into the Scor-Pal against the top fence and score at 1".
Flip the card stock over and score at 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2", 5", and 5 1/2".
Rotate the card stock 90 degrees so that the 1" scored section is along the top fence.  Score at 1", 2", 3", 4" and 5" stopping at the first score line.
With your pencil, make marks at 1 1/4", 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 2 3/4", 3 1/4", 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4", 5 1/4" and 5 3/4".
Rotate the card stock 180 degrees, so that the 1" section is at the bottom of the paper.  Now begin to score the diagonal lines with your Scor-Tool to make the faceted look.  Begin by scoring from the 2" mark on the left hand side to the 1" mark on the bottom.  Do not score below the bottom 1" score line.  Continue scoring between two points that 1" greater than the first. For example, your second diagonal score line will be between the 3" mark on the left and the 2" mark on the bottom. A pattern will become evident.
Now score the diagonal score lines moving from right to left across the piece of card stock.  The first score will be between the 2" mark on the right hand side and the 5" mark on the bottom.  Do not score below the bottom 1" score line.  Continue scoring between two points at 1" intervals.  This time, your second diagonal score line will be between the 3" mark on the right and the 4" mark on the bottom. A pattern will become evident.
Trim out sections on the bottom inch of the card stock to create tabs for the base of the vase.  The first 1" square will be removed completely.  Next, use the pencil marks created at every 1/4" and 3/4" to trim the tabs.  For instance, you will trim from 1 1/4" up to the score line at 1" and then trim from 1 3/4" up to the score line at 2".
Next, trim out the five inward facing triangles made the diagonal score lines on the right hand side of the card stock.  This will create a less visible seam on your vase.
Next, burnish all of your score lines.
Apply Scor-Tape to the right edge of the card stock as shown.
Remove adhesive backing and secure the right side of the card stock to the left edge of the card stock, creating the tube shape of the vase.
Apply Scor-Tape to the inside of 4 of the 5 tabs.  
Remove adhesive backing and secure tabs in the shape of a pentagon.  Start by folding the tab without adhesive inside first.
To reinforce the bottom of the vase, punch a circle from matching card stock and secure it to the bottom.
With vase placed right side up, time a length of ribbon around the top of the vase and secure the knot with a mini glue dot.
Finally, fill your faceted vase with flowers of your choice. Weighting  the bottom of the vase will prevent tipping.  A few marbles or metal washers will work nicely. 
Give this tutorial a try or pick another project for this month's More Than One Score challenge.  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!

Details - Paper: Confetti White; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, pencil, ruler, Scor-Tool, paper snips, Baja Breeze seam binding, mini glue dot, circle punch.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

April Winner

We didn't have a winner for April as we had less than 10 entries, but hopefully May's "Floral Fantasy" will be more popular as we love to share the wealth with our feelow Scores!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge May #59 Floral Fantasy

Welcome to the 59th 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 is really easy, we want to see your "Floral Fantasy" projects, it's the perfect time to make something for Mother's Day!
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

This month I have created a YouTube Video Tutorial to show how I made my project

Lois Bak

Steph Ackerman

Toni Storie





The prize for our winner will be a $25 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter