Sunday, February 17, 2013

SCS Love Fest - Scor-Pal Challenge

Hello!  It's Love Fest at Splitcoaststampers and the day has finally arrived for the Scor-Pal Challenge.

The challenge is simple.... Flip, Flap or Oodles of Folds!  Grab your Scor-Pal scoring board and join in the fun.  You can find all the details about the challenge HERE.

For additional inspiration, check out the Scor-Pal blog HERE.

My pocket card is all about love...

love you

Of course, creating my own envelope was easy using a Scor-Envi.  In fact, this is box-envelope that will accomdate my very embellished finished card.

So - are you inspired to join in the Love Fest-ivities?  Hope to see you there!



Stamps: Simple Hearts by Gina K Designs (Illustrated by Tami Mayberry)
Paper:  Straw (110#), Whip Cream Pop-Tone and Solar White by, Distress and Spotted by Core'dinations |  Patterned Paper: Fourteen by Crate
Ink: Grey Flannel Memento dye ink by Tsukineko, ColorBox Red Barn Chalk ink by Clearsnap
Other: Scor-pal, Scor-Tape, Scor-Envi, Doily die by Cheery Lynn Designs, Corner rounder by Zutter, Baker's Twine, heart strip die by PTI, 1-3/8" and 2" circle punches by EK Success, precision scissors by EK Success, flowers by Prima Marketing, sanding block by Core'dinations
Technique: Pocket fold, distressing

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Splitcoaststampers Love Fest!

Hello!  Have you heard the news?  SCS is kicking off Love Fest today in the Member Forums and we'd love to have you join in the fun!  Be on the look-out for a Scor-Pal challenge in a couple days!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scor-Pal Tutorial - Perpetual Calendar

Hello!  It's Lisa today with details on how to create your own Perpetual Calendar with paper.

I was inspired by so many projects available on the web.  I've created altered wooden perpetual calendars in the past myself, but was intrigued with the idea of doing one entirely from paper.  I was inspired by two spectacular projects and designer's work.  Jamie Lane created a wonderful Advent Calendar with room to showcase a darling holiday image.  Cindy Lawrence designed an elegant countdown calendar.  Thank you ladies for your inspiration.

Oh Happy Day!

Tools: Scor-Pal Scoring board in inches, Scor-tool and Scor-tape
Ink: Brushed Corduroy Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: BoBunny Vintage Dot double sided papers (Burnt Orange and Ocean) 80# cardstock, Whipped Cream Pop-Tone Cardstock 100# and Hot Fudge Pop-Tone Cardstock 100# from
Other: hot glue gun, liquid glue, precision scissors, sponge, Spiral flower and Labels 28 dies by Spellbinder, number dies by My Favorite Things, Leaf die by Cheery Lynn Designs, letter dies by Papertrey Ink, corner rounder by Zutter

So, let's get started!

Step 1: Let's create two cubes for our numbers. 

Follow the template below to create your cubes.  Begin with a full sheet of cardstock and score with your Scor-Pal scoring board and Scor-tool as outlined below.  Carefully trim with a precision scissors all the shaded areas.
Here's my cube base, with the added Scor-tape on all the small flaps.

TIP: Round the corners of all the flaps to make it easier to assemble the cube. 

Fold your base to create your cube.

With your cubes complete, it's time to add your design flair!  The completed cubes measure 2.5".  Trim patterned paper to fit each side.  Adhere numbers to each side.

To make it easy for your project, this is how you'll need to number the sides in order to make it function for a month of days.

Block 1 numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Block 2 numbers: 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 (which will also function as your number 6)

Step 2: Now, let's create your calendar base.

Cut and score a piece of cardstock using the template below.
Add Scor-Tape to the 1/2" bottom flap and adhere at the  5-7/8" score mark.  This will create a triangulated base, which I find helps to keep your cubes on the base.

Cut and score the side panels as outlined in the template below.  Cut with your trimmer the shaded areas.  This piece will help add stability to your base as well as sides to hold the cubes in place.

Snip along the bottom to create flaps that can be adhered to the bottom of the base.

Add a bit of Scor-Tape to back of the base to adhere it to the side wrap panel.

Step 3: It's time to decorate your project!  Go wild!

I opted to create a project that can function as both a perpetual calendar, but also as a countdown calendar for special days like birthdays and anniversaries (or the last day of school).

But, the skies are the limit.  You could easily make a center section to your project that is magnetic with changeable panels for each holiday or month!

Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!