Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mid Month Tutorial - Swing Card by Toni

We are at mid-month! And, I have the mid-month tutorial on my Birthday Swing Card for you.  Since this month's theme is Birthday, I wanted to make a fun and interactive card. A swing fold card fits the bill for both idea.  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-Mat
  • Scor-Tool
  • craft knife
  • ruler
  • One 6 3/4" x  5 1/2" piece of patterned paper (sturdy) 
  • Two 3" x 4 1/4" pieces of card stock for mats
  • Two 2 3/4" x 4" pieces of card stock for focal image and sentiment
  • Stamps
  • Ink
Place the Scor-Mat into the Scor-Pal. Place the patterned paper into the Scor-Pal with the 6 3/4" side against the top fence.  Align the ruler with the 5 1/2" mark and cut a vertical line from 1 1/4" to 4 1/4".
Rotate the patterned paper 180 degrees.  Once again, align the ruler with the 5 1/2" mark and cut a vertical line from 1 1/4" to 4 1/4".
Rotate patterned paper 90 degrees.  Align the ruler with the 4 1/4" mark and make two vertical cuts.  Cut down from 1 1/4" to 2 3/4" and then cut down from 4" to 5 1/2".  Rotate patterned paper 180 degrees and repeat the previous alignment and the previous two cuts.
Remove the Scor-Mat from the Scor-Pal.  Align the 6 3/4" side of the patterned paper against the top fence.  Make two vertical scores on the 2 3/4" mark from the top of the paper to 1 1/4" and then from 4 1/4" to the bottom of the page.
Flip the paper over so that the pattern is down.  Make two vertical scores on the 4" mark from the top of the paper to 1 1/4" and then from 4 1/4" to the bottom of the page.
Burnish all of the scores as shown.
Stamp desired image and sentiment on each of the 2 3/4" x 4" pieces of card stock.  Mat those on the 3" x 4 1/4" pieces of card stock.
Adhere matted pieces on the center swinging piece of the card base.  
I hope you 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.  

Details - Stamps: Watercolor Garden (SU), Fresh Fillers (SU), Background Diamonds and Flowers (MFP); Paper: Real Red, Recollections White, SEI Think Of Me dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, ruler, craft knife, Scor-tape, Sakura Clear Star gel pen.

Mid Month Tutorial by Steph

Hi everyone, it's a new month and the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog is to create anything, just be sure it includes more than one score.  

I chose to create some new gift card holders.  My inspiration came from this gift card holder I saw on Pinterest.

I honestly don't like giving a gift card because I feel I haven't actually bought that person something.  But I have found that if I dress up the gift card, I actually feel better about giving the gift card. 

These are really simply and easy to create, and if you use a sturdy double sided cardstock, it's already decorated!

Start by cutting cardstock 5" x 9 3/4".
With the long side at the top edge of the Scor-Pal, score at 1 3/4", 4 1/2", 5 3/4" and 7".

Fold on the first and last scored lines, then create the mountain fold with the middle scored lines.  Use your Scor-tool to burnish the fold lines.

Turn the piece over and add Scor-Tape along the middle section, being sure to add Scor-Tape to what will be the bottom of the holder.  The Stacker is perfect for this as it holds your tape while you  have both hands free to place the tape.

Since you can create 2 gift card holders from 1 sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock, I created a second one using the reverse side of the paper.

Once the middle section is adhered together along the bottom edge, use an oval punch on the top edge to punch a half oval.  In order to allow the gift card to fit, carefully cut along the fold to within 1/2" of both edges.  Your gift card will now slip in easily.

Die cut Happy Birthday from white cardstock, adhere to die cut circles, and place on the bottom flap.  Place gift cards in the holder.

Wrap the gift card holders with ribbon.

Finish by stamping a birthday phrase from Joy Clair's Out of this World stamp set on an oval, then tie it to the ribbon.

Please stop by the blog to see what the designers have created for you this month.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Winners for May and July!

We are catching up on winners and have 2 to announce today!
For July we have #1 Barbara Bruder
and for May we have #7Shirley H
We didn't have a winner in June as we didn't get the required number of entries (10) to award a prize.

Winners can contact me at and we will get your $25 Gift Certificate to you!
Maybe you could treat yourself to the latest product we just launched, THE STACKER

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge August #73 - Anything Goes/Birthday

Welcome to the 73rd 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 see your "Birthday" creations.
We are making some changes to the challenges this year, we will have a theme that the Design Team will follow, and we would love you to follow too, but if you don't want to you can do an "Anything Goes" creation as long as it follows the general rules
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 $25 Gift Certificate 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