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!

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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.

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