Sunday, December 23, 2012

Scor-Pal and Fancy Pants Project

Hello!  It's Lisa with a fast project today.  I was so inspired by the beautiful Fancy Pants papers!

The Good Life Easel Card and Wall-hanging Note Holder Gift Set

Patterned Paper: The Good Life by Fancy Pants Designs, Paper Tape Sticker Sheet
Embellishments: Mingled Buttons by Fancy Pants Designs
Tools: Scor-Pal Scoring Board in Inches, Scor-Tool, Scor-Tape
Cardstock: Dark brown (one piece trimmed to 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" and one 4-1/4" square piece) and Solar White from
Other: Paper flowers by Prima Marketing, Maraschino twine by The Twinery, 1-1/4" circle punch by EK Success, white Behr paint with primer from Home Depot, Notebook cover (dollar store find), red ribbon by May Arts, Mod Podge glue adhesive

Creating personalized gifts for those we love is easy with the right tools and beautiful papers.

To create an easel card:

Begin with a 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock.  Score in half with the Scor-Pal scoring board and Scor-Tool at 4-1/4" and again at 6-3/8".

Pre-fold along the score lines.

Add Scor-Tape to the end section of your pre-folded base as shown pictured above.


Align the 4-1/4" square cardstock square to the bottom edge of the pre-folded base to create the card.

Complete your card with additional patterned paper.  Be sure to add a decorative strip on the base of the card to provide a place for the easel to stand upright.

To complete the note holder:

Begin with a sturdy base for your wall-hanging.  In this example, I used the front page of a purchased notebook that had a die-cut edge.  You could use chipboard (purchased for the purpose, the back page of a spiral notebook or a piece of cardboard from a cereal box).

OPTIONAL: Paint your wall-hanging base.  I love to use small samples of Behr paint that has primer added to it.  You can purchase this at Home Depot in white (or you can ask to have it tinted to a preferred color using one of the provided chips).  It's incredibly economical and covers excellently.  Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

To embellish the wall-hanging, I created a rosette.  Trim a piece of patterned paper to 1" x 10-1/4".  Score at 1/4" intervals.

Accordion fold the strip, alternating the folds for a mountain / valley fold.

Adhere the end of your folded strip to the opposite end.  The folds will be continuous and match.

Flatten the folded structure to create the rosette.  Adhere punched circles of patterned paper (2 of them) to the front and back of the rosette to hold it together.  Embellish with a button and twine.

Embellish your wall-hanging with additional coordinating patterned papers and ribbon.  In this project, I did use Mod Podge to adhere and seal the papers to the front of my wall-hanging.  Adhere a small stack of self-sticking notes to the front with Scor-Tape.

Your project, made with many found or low cost items, will be a perfect gift without damaging your pocket book!

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, December 17, 2012

Scor-Pal and Fancy Pants Preview

Hello!  This week, the Scor-Pal Design Team has a lot of fun projects cooking for the Fancy Pants collaboration week.  Be sure to stop by the Scor-Pal blog for inspiration.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scor-Pal and Core'dinations Project

Hello!  I have a project today using the wonderful papers by Core'dinations and my favorite Scor-Pal tools.

Snowflake Cube Ornament


Paper: Core'dinations Signature Series (Graphic 45) in Bon Voyage GX-3100-06 (cut in 8.5" x 11" piece), vellum
Tools: Scor-Pal Scoring board in Inches, Scor-Tool, Scor-Tape and Core'dinations Sand It Set (sanding block and dust cloth)
Other: Snowflake die by Sizzix, silk ribbons by May Arts, Maraschino twine by The Twinery, corner rounder (1/4") by Zutter, precision scissors, small bell

Begin with a 8.5" x 11" piece of Core'dinations cardstock.
Score to match the template above using a Scor-Pal Scoring Board in Inches and Scor-Tool.

  1. Along the 8.5" side, score at 0.5", 3", 5.5" and 8".
  2. Along the 11" side, score at 0.5", 3", 5.5", 8" and 10.5".
  3. Add a score mark (the dotted red line) at 2.5" and 6", carefully skipping one section as pictured above.
  4. Remove all the shaded sections with a precision scissors.
  5. Round the corners of all the flaps with a 1.4" corner rounding tool.

When creating a box like this, I find it easier to put together if I round the corners of the smaller flaps.

Using a small punch or die, add design to each side of the box.  Add dimension to the box by sanding gently with the Sand It tool set.

Add Scor-Tape to the box flaps.  Gently fold the box along the score lines to determine the placement of the Scor-Tape.  Sand the box a bit for added dimension.

Flip to the "inside" of the box and add small squares of vellum behind the snowflakes, using Scor-Tape to adhere.  I also determined that I wanted my box to hang from the point, so I added a loop of ribbon to one corner, using Scor-Tape.  I also adhered a small bell to the bottom strung with twine.

Remove all the Scor-Tape strips and adhere to close the box.


Thanks for visiting,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Scor-Pal and Core'dinations Preview

Hello.  All week, the Scor-Pal Design team will be sharing project using the manificent Core'dinations papers.  Be sure to stop by the Scor-Pal blog for inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Scor-Pal and Pink Paislee Project

Hello!  It's Lisa Silver with a project for you today.  I was so inspired by the beautiful Pink Paislee Portfolio Collection.  I thought the best way to showcase the paper was to create the perfect gift packaging... it's all about the paper!

Let's get started!

Tools: Scor-pal Scoring Board, Scor-Tool, Scor-Tape
Patterned Paper: Portfolio (Amazing and Unbelievable) Collection by Pink Paislee
Embellishments: Artisan Flowers and Artisan Chipboard Butterflies (Customize with Color) by Pink Paislee
Ink: Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks by Ranger
Other: buttons, black twine by The Twinery, precision scissors, hot glue gun

Start with a full piece of 12"x12" patterned paper.  Score with your Scor-pal according to the template pictured above.  Snip along the short score lines and remove the labeled sections.  Here's a view of the cardstock prepped like the template.

Add Scor-Tape along the bottom of the box and the side.  Remove the protective backing on the tape strips and adhere to create the box.  Pinch the sides of the top of the box to "gusset" the top.

You have several options to complete your gift box.  In my project, I opted to add a lovely Artisan Flower and Chipboard butterfly to the front with a bit of hot glue.  I used Tumbled Tile and Pumice Stone inks on the chipboard butterfly to match my box.  I also trimmed a piece of printed patterned paper (Unbelievable) that reads "Today & Tomorrow and Forever" and adhered to the bottom of the box front.  Wouldn't this be a perfect way to wrap a wedding gift?  This paper is truly lovely.  It's perfect in every way with it's faux washi tape and lovely patterns.

I also used buttons to create my closure.  The best way to accomplish this is to start with a long length of twine, threaded through the button and knotted in the back.  Add a large amount of hot glue to the back of the button and gently press to the flap (not so that it squidges out from around the edge of the button).  This will leave space behind the button around the edges so you can wrap the twine.  Repeat with the second button.  I opted to thread a bit of twine through the bottom button for a consistent look.  If you'd rather not use hot glue (and we know how much fun it is), you can opt to adhere a small magnet to close or to punch holes in both the flap and the box front and string with twine.

Here's another view of the finished project.

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, November 26, 2012

Scor-pal and Pink Paislee Preview

Hello!  Just a quick note to entice you to check the Scor-pal blog this coming week for projects using Scor-pal tools and the lovely Pink Paislee products!

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Scor-Pal and Hampton Arts Project

Hello!  It's Lisa Silver with a project today featuring the lovely images by Hampton Arts and my favorite, essential Scor-Pal tools!

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

My project today is a box that is perfectly sized for A2 cards, if you'd like to give a set as a gift.  I opted to use the box to house custom made gift tags and some twine.  I plan to give this to someone well in advance of the holidays so they have a lovely box to reuse and tags to grace their gifts.

So, let's get creating!

Begin with a piece of cardstock trimmed to 7-3/4" x 9 " for your box base.  I opted to use a sturdy 110# Straw cardstock.

Score at 1.5" along all the sides using a Scor-Pal and Scor-Tool.  Cut along the red lines (pictured above) to the score mark with precision scissors to create flaps.  Add Scor-Tape to the reverse of the flaps.  Remove the adhesive backing and secure to the sides to create the bottom of the box.

Cut another piece of cardstock for the box top in a coordinating color to 6-7/8" x 8-1/8".

Repeat the same steps as followed to create the bottom of the box, with the exception of the varied score marks at 1" along each side.

The result is a lovely box that is ready for embellishing!

I stamped the Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) image and embossed to adorn the front of my box.  With a holly die cut and some contrasting colors, the box makes a lovely gift in and of itself.

To add to the gift, I created tags from both the Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) and the Do Not Open Banner (PS0513A) images.  I backed all with lovely patterned paper, added liquid pearls and glitter or rhinestones.  To make it easier for the recipient to add to their gifts, I added a strip of Scor-Tape.  Admit it... store bought tags never stay in place.  I guarantee that any tag adhered with Scor-Tape will stay right where you need it to be.  I just love that stuff!!!

 I hope you'll consider making personalized gift boxes this holiday season.  Not only is it economical with supplies you have on hand, it signals to our friends and family how much we care.

Thanks for visiting!


Tools: Scor-Pal (inches) scoring tool, Scor-Tool, Scor-Tape

Stamps: Tidings of Comfort and Joy (PS0513A) and the Do Not Open Banner (PS0513A) images by Hampton Arts

Ink: Old Paper Distress ink by Ranger, Black, Schoolhouse and Mossy Mix'd Media Inx by Clearsnap

Paper: Solar White, Green Pop-Tone and Straw 110# by, Red by Core'dinations

Patterned Paper: Very Merry Christmas by Echo Park

Other: Holly Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions, Copic markers R27 and YG67, rhinestones by Recollections, Holo Iridescent Glitter Liner and Red Pearl pen by Viva Decor, Clear embossing powder by Ranger, Sanding block by Making Memories, precision scissors, Maraschino twine to give to recipient by the Twinery

Monday, November 12, 2012

Scor-Pal and Hampton Arts Preview


Just a quick post to preview a project that will be posted this week on the Scor-Pal blog.  Be sure to stop by for all the designer inspiration this week.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Zig-zag Card Tutorial for Scor-Pal

Hello!  It's Lisa with a project today, outlining how to make a Zig-zag card.  I've noticed this type of card posted recently on Pinterest and blogs lately and thought I would share my version of this project (thank you, ladies, for your inspiration!).

Celebrate Zig-Zag Card


Tools: Scor-Pal Scoring board, Scor-Tool, 1/2" Score-Tape, paper trimmer and rub-on tool by Basic Grey
Ink: Gathered Twigs Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Jubilee by The Girls' Paperie
Other: In the Nick of Twine blue twine by Garnish, vellum stamp collector's envelope, rub-ons by EAD, Cork butterflies by Magenta

STEP 1: Begin with 2 pieces of 6" x 10" cardstock.

I personally love to use patterned paper when making a card like this.  When folded, you see both sides of the coordinating paper, making a visually interesting project.  If you'd like to make a similar project, start with a 12" x 12" piece of patterned paper.  Use the cutting template below to maximize your paper use:

STEP 2: Score your cardstock along the 10" side at 4", 6" and 8".

Repeat for the other piece. 
TIP: Consider your pattern when scoring.  Be sure to test how the lines or images will match up for the completed project.

STEP 3:  Mark each end of your cardstock at 2 1/4".  This will be where you trim for your zig-zag edge.  Refer to the templates above.

STEP 4: Trim to remove the excess paper, from the top of the first score line to the mark at 2 1/4" (on the side of your 10" width).

OPTIONAL: In some of the inspiring projects I found on-line, designers opted to use a designer punch along the edge.  If you'd like to do this for your project, begin your cut 1/4" from the last score line as depicted below.

STEP 5: Ink the edges and score line of your paper.

STEP 6: Adhere the main section of one piece to the other, using Scor-Tape.

OPTIONAL: You can create a hidden pocket or space for a sentiment in the main panel by how you opt to adhere to two pieces together.

STEP 7: This creates the large card base, which you can embellish.

STEP 8: Depending on your design or paper you selected for your card base, you can opt to close your finished card with a band.  Start with a 2" x 9" piece of cardstock.

Alternatively, you can select to use a piece of ribbon or a couple of buttons and looping twine to close your finished card.  If you do, you can skip ahead to the end.

STEP 9: Ink the edges of the band and adhere in the back to close.

STEP 10:  Embellish to complete.

Thanks for visiting,