Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ways To Use Scoring

Hello and Happy Thursday!  I'm the hostess for today's Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers. One of my favorite tools is my Scor-Pal.  I'm sure that is no surprise to anyone.  So I made a sweet little center step card for my challenge.  

I cheated a bit, if you will, by using washi tape and stickers on the side and bottom panels.  I had to fuss around quite a bit with the colors I used in the rose to try and match it to the washi tape.  I love that mint color and don't have it readily available in my stash in ink form.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Both Ways Blossom; Ink: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Blushing Bride, unknown mint; Paper: Whisper White, Going Gray; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Stickabilities stickers, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, water brush, stampin' dimensionals.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Scor-Pal July "More Than One Score" Challenge Mid-Month Tutorial

That's right!  We are in the middle of July and ready for the mid-month tutorial.  This month's Scor-Pal featured challenge is a "more than one score with a die cut" theme.    I'm hostessing and have made a fun slider box with die cuts on top and bottom.

Here's a picture of the slider box opened up just a bit so that you can see the box base.  The box measures 4" long by 2 3/4" wide by 1" deep.
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 6 3/4" x 8" piece of card stock
  • One 4" x 8" piece of card stock
  • Paper snips
  • Top Note die cut
  • Additional dies for embellishing
  • Additional card stock for embellishing
  • Rhinestones for embellishing
  • Stamps
  • Ink
Place the 6 3/4" by 8" piece of card stock in the Scor-Pal with the 6 3/4" side along the fence.  Score at 1", 2", 4 3/4" and 5 3/4".
Turn card stock 90 degrees so that the 8" side is against the fence. Score at 1", 2", 6" and 7".
Trim away the three outer squares in each corner, as shown.
With paper snips, cut tabs on the 8" side of the card stock.  The picture below shows the tabs.
Burnish all of the score lines.
Adhere Scor-Tape to the outside of the box base.  Also, adhere Scor-Tape to the tabs as shown.
Remove adhesive backing and fold down the 6 3/4" sides.
Remove the adhesive backing and fold in the tabs on both sides
Remove the adhesive backing on the tabs and fold down the last two sides. Here is your box base.
Place the 4" x 8" piece of card stock in the Scor-Pal with the 8" side along the fence.  Score at 1", 3 3/4", 4 3/4" and 7 1/2".  
Burnish all of the scores.
Line the 1/2" tab on the back with Scor-Tape.
Wrap the 4" x 8" scored card stock around the box base.  This now becomes the cover that the base slides into.  
Use your die cuts to embellish your newly constructed slider box.
*Original tutorial modified to fit my own die cuts.  

Thanks for reading all the way through this tutorial and I hope you give this More Than One Score challenge a try!

Details - Stamps: Grateful Elegance (Verve), Bloom & Grow (Verve), Words of Wisdom (Verve), Text Objects (Verve); Paper: Going Gray, Pool Party, Whisper White, vellum, SU Pattern Pack In-Color dp; Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Going Gray; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, Top Note die, Pennant Trim die (Verve), Loopy Blooms die (Verve), Elegant Leaves die (Verve), white embossing powder, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots, Prima rhinestones.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Using Stars

This week's Ways To Use It challenge is hostessed by Cathy and the theme is Stars. It should be a pretty amazing gallery!  I don't know why I didn't think of it, but I used a star shape for last week's Ways To Use It challenge as well.  

For today's card, I wanted to be simple. I knew that wanted to make a baby card with this sweet Verve image. I also wanted to go with pink and gold. However, I couldn't find a glittery gold substance with which to fill my star shapes, so I opted for yellow.  I like how it turned out. Stickles are hard to contain in small areas though. I tried to scrape it into the lines with my craft knife, but a little escaped.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Little Star Plain Jane (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, DCWV dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, sponge dauber, white satin ribbon, scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals, Yellow Stickles.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Scor-Pal's July More Than One Score Challenge - Die Cuts

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's July 1st and the Scor-Pal team is back with another challenge for you. This month's More Than One Score theme is die cuts.  I am your hostess and my project is a slider box embellished with die cuts. I used eight separate die cut pieces on my project. Be sure to check out what the other design team members on the Scor-Pal Team have created. 
Here is another view of my box all closed up.  The dimensions of the box are 4" x 2 3/4" x 1".  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Details - Stamps: Grateful Elegance (Verve), Bloom & Grow (Verve), Words of Wisdom (Verve), Text Objects (Verve); Paper: Going Gray, Pool Party, Whisper White, vellum, SU Pattern Pack In-Color dp; Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Going Gray; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips, Top Note die, Pennant Trim die (Verve), Loopy Blooms die (Verve), Elegant Leaves die (Verve), white embossing powder, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots, Prima rhinestones.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Using Strips!

Today's card is for the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Sabrina is our challenge hostess and she decided to go with a theme of strips. There are so many things that you can do to meet this challenge. She gave a long list of techniques to choose from. Do check it out.

My card, of course, uses none of them. Sorry Sabrina! I did created a striped with strips type of background to fill the negative space of my die cut star. Then I embossed my sentiment on a strip of vellum! I stamped my top layer with a couple of different background stamps for interest. I felt like my card needed just a bit more. I messed with some sequins and rhinestones and then finally settled on edging the die cut negative and the outside of the square layer with a Sakura clear star gel pen. It's subtle, but it works for me.

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamps: Dude (Verve), French Filigree, Linen background; Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice, vellum, Momenta dp; Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate; Accessories: Spellbinders Star Nestabilities, white embossing powder, heat tool, Scor-Tape, stampin' dimensionals, sponge dauber, Sakura Clear star gel pen.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday & Tuesday's Challenges

I'm always wishing I had more time to play along with the Splitcoaststampers challenges. While I didn't play on the actual day for Monday's CAS challenge.  I did play along this week.  The theme was summer and I had these great stickers in my stash.  Pineapples are the taste of summer for me!
I did play on the same day for the color challenge.  The colors were Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky and Watermelon Wonder. I didn't have the watermelon color in my stash, so I found a substitute. I played around with some Copic markers to get the balloons to look right. I had fun with it, but I think I need a little more practice.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - CAS - Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Serpentine Mica; Accessories: Happy and You Know It Gold Foil stickers, Spellbinders Circle Nestabiliities, Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Scor-tape, Kitchen Weave embossing folder. Color Challenge - Stamps: Chevron Love (Verve); Paper: Soft Sky, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Craft White; Accessories: Hexagon M-bossabilities, Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangles, corner chomper, Scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals., MFT flat bottom cloud die, Chameleon Marker, Copic Markers, thin satin ribbon, brayer, sponge dauber.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

"Pinspired" again!

Hello crafty friends!  I'm here again with another Pinspired post for the Scor-Pal blog.  I found this pin for a washi tape storage box on the Scor-Pal Pinterest Board.  I got to thinking about the mess of washi tapes that I had sitting on my shelf and decided that practical was the way for me to go this month.
For this project, you will need:

  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • One 6" x 12" piece of double-sided patterned paper
  • Paper snips
  • Ribbon and extra paper to embellish
Place the 6" x 12" piece of patterned paper with the 12" side along the fence.  Make sure the pattern that you want on the outside of the box is facing up. Score at 1" and 11".
Turn your patterned paper so that the 6" side of the paper is along the fence.  Score at 1", 2", 4" and 5".
Burnish all the folds and cut tabs on my 6 inches up to the score line.
Turn the paper over and line the second and fourth segments with Scor-tape from tab to tab. Remove adhesive backing and fold down.
Line the center tabs on both ends with Scor-tape. Remove adhesive backing and secure tabs on each side to create corners, and finally, your box. 
Embellish your box as desired.  I die cut and layered a  couple of stars and popped them up on the front of my box.  I also cut small slits in the front of the box and slide ribbon through it.
Voila!  A washi storage box to clean up my shelf.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details -  Paper: Fancy Pants Hopscotch dp, Black Licorice (MFT); Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, paper snips; Spellbinders Star Nestabilities, star punch, stampin' dimensionals, craft knife, black organdy ribbon

If you have made it this far, I have before and after shots for you.  Thanks to all you readers who encouraged me to clean up my shelf.  Notice all the washi tape that is just in piles and not very accessible in this before picture.
Here is the after picture.  My washi tape is much easier to get to now.  You will notice that I still have tapes behind my new box.  I'll have to whip up another one for the rest of my tapes.  You will see that my Scor-tape (in 3 different sizes) is always on the lower shelf where I can reach it!  Love that stuff!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Using The Sea

Cathy is today's Ways To Use It challenge hostess and she has chosen "Sea Worthy" as our theme.  For my sea worthy creation, I chose the sand dollar.  I love this image and the sentiment. I did a lot of sponging and masking to create my sand and sea.  It also helped that one of the sets that I used had a sand stamp.  I used three different colors of ink to get my sand just so.  

I think it might be hard to tell from this angle, but I did round out my sand dollar.  I turned it upside down on a foam pad and used the rounded end of a pen cap like a stylus.  Moving in an elliptical fashion I created the "hump" where the pearl is on the sand dollar.  

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamp: Sand Dollar (MFP), Gifts from the Sea (GKD); Paper: Confetti White, Perfect Plum, Textured Off White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Espresso Truffle, London Fog, Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Pool Party, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pacific Point; Accessories: Copic Markers, paper snips, stampin' sponge, Kaisercraft pearls, stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Using Doodles

Doodling is not my forte.  However, I did find a pin on Pinterest that inspired me and I created this little number.  I had the watercolor base left over from Sabrina's Ways to Use tea or T challenge.  I had painted a rectangular shape on water color paper and it was left over on my desk.  

For this challenge, I doodled around the edge of the rectangle and then stamped a sentiment and some flowers inside of it.  I followed that up with sponging and distressing.  A bit of linen thread, wrapped and tied in a bow, finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!

Details - Stamps: French Foliage, Pursuit of Happiness, Looks Like Spring, Both Way Blossoms; Paper: Water color paper, Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Rich Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Olive; Accessories: water brush, post it, linen thread, MM distressing tool, glue dot, foam tape, Copic Multiliner, Sakura clear star gel pen, sponge dauber.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Halfway Through Scor-Pal's June More Than One Score Challenge

Hello again!  I'm back with a reminder about June's More Than One Score Challenge.  This month's theme is Ribbon, Lace and Trim.  It is also now time for you to see a great tutorial by Patti.  She has made a sweet gate fold card with a ribbon closure.  You can see her tutorial here.  
Since I don't like to have you visit without something new to see, I whipped up this little box with a ribbon closure.  Of course, Father's Day is just a few days away and so I made that my theme.  This is a 2, 5, 7, 10 box.  It's really quite simple with 6 scores, 4 cuts and 2 cut away sections.  Some of the fabulous Scor-Tape adheres it all together.  A hole punch and ribbon keep the lid down.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: All Year Cheer II (SU); Paper: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, DCWV dp; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, white embossing powder, heat tool, Circle Nestabilities, corner chomper, taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, paper snips, crop-a-dile.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ways To Use Duct Tape

I'm back with a Ways To Use It challenge sample for this week's challenge.  Carla is our hostess and she has chosen duct tape in honor of Father's Day.  It's coming.  Are you ready?

You have probably guessed that my duct tape is on the blade of the saw.  I stamped my saw on duct tape. Then I trimmed out the saw.  I stamped the saw again, trimmed out the handle and then attached it to the blade with mini brads.  

I embossed a pieced of card stock, die cut it and then ran a craft pad over the top to simulate wood grain. I mounted my saw and sentiment over the top.  I find that less is more when it comes to masculine cards.  

Details - Stamps: Totally Tool (SU); Paper: Black (Amuse), Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: StazOn Black, Tuxedo Black, Vanilla Craft; Accessories: Paper snips, mini brads, Copic multiliner, Wood grain embossing folder, Spellbinders labels 8, stampin' dimensionals.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Using Pearls

I have been the hostess this week for the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  You see, my challenge went live on June 1st and pearls are the gemstone for the month of June.  Thus, I challenged crafters to use pearls on their projects.  It's an amazing gallery...you really should have a peek!

I had the worst migraine when I was making this.  Ugh!  Please pardon my crooked washi and sentiment.  It was the best this girl could do at the time!  You know, I will be working ahead this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Details - Stamps: Happy Moments(SU); Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: water color pencils, aqua painters, Recollection pearls, washi tape, PTI Linen & Canvas impression plate, stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June More Than One Score Challenge- Ribbon, Lace or Trim

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's June 1st and the Scor-Pal team is back with another challenge for you. This month's More Than One Score theme is ribbon, lace or trim.  My project has a ribbon closure. There are many ways to incorporate these things. Be sure to check out what the other design team members on the Scor-Pal Team have created. 
I made an A2 sized card box.  The added bonus is that it looks like a book with a fun ribbon closure.  Really, you don't have to put cards in it.  You could also place a small gift inside and have a darling presentation for it.
Here's a bit more of a side view that shows the book design.  I used patterned paper on the spine of my box as well as the inside edges of the box.  It went together so easily and is sturdy too.  The combination of Scor-tape and layers of matted paper make it strong!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Details - Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice (MFT), DCWV dp; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-tape, paper snips, satin ribbon.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friends of Flourishes and Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Saturday! This week is an Anything Goes theme.  It's a no host challenge as well.  Keep your eyes open for some amazing projects and likely a mix of old and new images.  I decided to work with a previously released image and love how it turned out.
I sought out the Dad You Rock digital image and worked up a masculine card. These are never easy for me. I embellished very little.  I have a few staples in the corner of my card, really only to hold on my sentiment that I printed on vellum.  It softens the colors on my geode a bit. I distressed the edges of the vellum for interest and called it done.

Now it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what type of embossing they have done: Davi,GloriaKrenShirleyToni and Vickie.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Details - Stamps: Dad You Rock (digital); Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, vellum; Ink; Smoky Slate; Accessories: watercolor pencils, aqua brush, white gel pen, stampin' sponge, MM distressing tool, stapler, Linen & Canvas impression plate.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Perfect...

Hello crafty friends!  As you set out on your Memorial Day weekend adventures, I thought I would bring you another view of a Flourishes lc set called A Mother's Hug. You may have already seen the gorgeous image of the embracing mother and child.  Here you have all the flourishes from the set working together to create a background.
First, I added color to my background paper with distress inks.  I sponged and spritzed and blended until I was content.  Then I began to emboss those flourishes until my background paper was covered.  Some luxurious Flourishes silk ribbon in blue tops my background.  My mats for both the background and the sentiment circle are Flourishes New Leaves card stock.  A doily and some paper flowers complete my look.  

Thanks for having a peek!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Details - Stamps: A Mother's Hug (Flourishes, lc); Paper: Very Vanilla, New Leaves collection (Flourishes, lc.); Ink: Versamark, Scattered Straw, Broken China, Crushed Olive; Accessories: Wide Blue silk ribbon (Flourishes, lc), gold embossing powder, heat tool, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, sponge dauber, crystal effects, paper flowers, doily, paper snips, Scor-Tape.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

National Wine Day & Ways To Use It

Happy Thursday!  Did you know that it is National Wine Day?  The folks on Splitcoaststampers are offering up a challenge to celebrate.  Lisa is asking crafters to use wine, grapes or vineyards on their project.  You can play along here.  

My card features an old set called Watercolor Garden.  It's one of those sets that is just so great that you can't ever part with it.  Let this card be exhibit A!  I don't know where else that I might have found grapes in my stash...but this worked!  I made a clean and simple card...because I love them.  I found the perfect Verve sentiment to go along with it!

Don't forget!  On the Scor-Pal blog, we have a feature called Pinspired.  My teammate, Lois, did her take and tutorial on the gorgeous Double Zig Zag card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Watercolor Garden, Bloom & Grow (Verve); Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: corner chomper, thin black taffeta, glue dot, sponge dauber, Sakura clear star gel pen.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Everything On Earth

Hello crafty friends!  It's Wednesday and we are halfway to the weekend.  Whew, this time of year is always crazy for me.  I thought I would just take a little time and share a card I made this past weekend.  I had a blast putting this one together with my fun new dies and paper.
This card features a sentiment from the Flourishes digital set called Heartfelt Words.  The sentiment clearly calls for the use of the globe die.  The fact that I got to sponge it all was just a bonus!  I think this would be a perfect anniversary or anytime "love" card.  It's fun to give and flattering to receive!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Heartfelt Words (Flourishes, lc);  Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Real Red, DCWV dp; Ink: Pacific Point, River Rock, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Sissix Heart Framelits, Sissix The Journey die, linen thread, Scor-tape, Stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Clean and Simple and Luscious

I played along with the current CAS challenge to make a card that represents a memory.  Since I just hosted a birthday party for my daughter, I am recalling my own birthday parties.  I mostly had family parties when I was a child.  I had my first friend party when I was about 9 years old and my mother made me a fabulous cake.  I still remember the frosting to this day.
It had a gorgeous swirled frosting of about 4 or 5 different pastels.  Those pastels are represented in the plaid paper of my card.  The cake on my card represents the cake that she made.  I can't actually remember what flavor it was.  The frosting was the strongest part of that memory!

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: Luscious Layers digital (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, DCWV Sweet matstack; Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Curved Borders, Copic Markers, Sakura clear star gel pen, Recollections rhinestones, square punch, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-tape.