Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scor-Pal Challenge Time! Halloween/Fall

Hi everyone!!  Today we have a new challenge at Scor-Pal.  Our theme this month is Halloween or Fall.  I chose to make a Halloween cascade card. 

I started with a sheet of black card stock 12" x 6 ".  The lowest point of the card is 2 3/4" from the bottom.  I then cut a diagonal on the top.  Next, score at 4" and 8".

My fences were cut from the Cricut cartridge, Paper Doll Dress Up.  I also used dies from Memory Box, tree branch and ghosts.  The sentiment is from Magnolia.  I also used an acrylic ghost that I picked up when Archiver's went out of business, I am not sure what brand it was.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you join in our challenge!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Witches Hat...with a surprise inside!

Today is Day 2 of week full of tutorials over at Scor-Pal.  I decided to make a witches hat that holds all of magic of Halloween's past.  

Project recipe:

Various Halloween themed designer paper
lots of Halloween embellishments
black tulle
Wild Orchid flowers
black card stock
white card stock (for making a template)

We need to start by making our template for the top of the witches hat (by the way....this would make a great Santa's hat also!).  I created a triangle that is 8 1/2" tall and 4" wide at the base.  Trace one triangle onto a piece of 12" x 12" piece of card stock.  Then trace a triangle on each side and create a 1/2" lip on each side.  Trace one more free standing triangle.

Trace your template onto black card stock, score and cut out.  Adhere 1/8" score-tape to the lips on each side and attach free standing triangle.

You will now have a square cone that will be the top of the witches hat.  Decorate all nice and fancy.

Next, create a box for the inside of the hat that measures 5 3/4" square, score 1" on each side to create a box that will hold an accordion of photos.

Now we will create the accordion that will hold your photos.  Cut four strips of paper 3 5/8" x 11", score one side at 3 5/8", turn the paper over and on the opposite side of the first score, score again at 3 5/8".  You will have a strip of paper with a mountain score on one side and a valley score on the other.   3 5/8" is where the first arrow is on the top fence of your Scor-Pal.  Attach the four strips together, as shown above to create an accordion.

Attach the accordion to the inside of the square box.

The brim of the witches hat is a 10 1/2" circle cut from chipboard.  I painted the circle with Distress Ink, Black Soot.  I attached black tulle in a circle to the chipboard and then attached the box on top of that.

I hope you enjoyed my project.   Stop by Scor-Pal all this week to see what the other designer have created!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Project

Hi everyone!

This week the Scor-Pal designers are showcasing Back to School projects on the Scor-Pal blog.  Today, I made a quick and simple little school supply holder.

To start, cut a piece of card stock 7 1/2" x 9".  With the 9" side on the top fence, score at 1 1/2" and 
7 1/2".  Turn your paper so the 7 1/2" side is on the top fence, score at 3" and 4 1/2". 

 Adhere your box together with Scor-Tape.

The finished box measures 6" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".  Now it is time to decorate.  Fill with school supplies.  I found a cute little notebook that I covered with Bo Bunny paper and put our teacher's name on it.


Scor-Tape 1/4"
Bo Bunny designer paper
yellow, black, blue and red card stock
Cricut George Cartridge (for numbers and Ms. S)
Red ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Scor-Pal blog everyday for a new project.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scor-Pal Challenge - Patriotic

Hi everyone!  I am here with our monthly challenge at Scor-Pal.  We have a great theme this month, we want to see you include a "Colors of Your Country/Patriotic" theme on your scored project.  I chose to do a wreath with an Americana theme.  I used a variety of sizes of rosettes, ranging from 1" to 2".  The wreath is cut from an 11 1/2" circle from chipboard.  

Here are a few more views.

Thanks for stopping today!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Scor-Pal June Challenge - Candle Cabinet

Time for another challenge at Scor-Pal.  This month our challenge is "more than one score" and "Bright and Sunny".

This time I made an end of year teacher gift for my daughter's teacher.  She is an extra special person and wonderful teacher so I wanted to make her something extra special.  

I made a candle cabinet complete with summery smelling candles.

To start cut four piece of card stock 6" x 6" and score at 2" on all sides to create the shelves.  This will create a 2" x 2" x 2" shelf.

Next, the cover, cut a piece of card stock 9" x 7", score at 2 1/4" and 4 1/4"

Attach your shelves together as shown.

Now it is time to decorate!

The candles are small candles from Bath and Bodyworks.


Copic Markers
My Minds Eye - Collectable
Prima Doll - Riley by Julie Nutting
Doo-Hickey Dies - Dragonflies, Heart Swirl, and Dream Tag
Martha Stewart Lace
Wild Orchid Flowers

I am glad you stopped by today!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Belly Band Gift Bags

Hi!  Today I am sharing with you this cute belly band gift bag.  It is perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays or just about any other occasion you can think of!

First, start of with a sheet of designer paper (I used Doodlebug, Fruit Stand here) cut to 11 1/2" x 7".  With the 11 1/2" side on the top fence of your Scor-Pal, score at 5" and 6 1/2".  Please note that the score lines are marked on my paper to show where to score.

Next, turn your paper so that the 7" side against the top fence and score at 1 1/2" and 5 1/2".

Using a straight edge (I used a strip of paper), line it up at the 3 1/2" mark on the left fence and score at 3/4" and 6 1/4" down to the straight edge.  Turn your paper to the opposite side and repeat.

Next, cut notches as shown below.

Adhere Scor-Tape as shown.

Create your bag!

For the belly band, I used a strip of coordinating designer paper cut 11 1/2" x 1 1/4".  Wrap around the top of the bag and adhere with Scor-Tape.


Doodlebug - Fruit Stand
1/4" Scor-Tape
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die
Heart and Swirl Doo Hickey Die from Magnolia
Memory Box leaf die
Organza ribbon, purple, red and orange.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Riley - Prima Doll

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing with you my newest passion.  Prima Dolls by Julie Nutting.  I saw these and just fell in love with them.  Today's doll is "Riley".  She has such a cute and sassy outfit on I just couldn't pass her up.

I used the Julie Nutting Tag Pad - Hancock Park for the tags and also Riley's cloths.  I colored her with copic markers.  My friend, Maggie, found the gorgeous vintage lace at an antique shop and was kind enough to share with me!  I also used Magnolia Doo-Hickey tag, Magnolia Swirl Butterfly and Memory Box Leaf Die.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monochromatic Scor-Pal Project - April Challenge

Hi everyone!  Thanks for joining me today.  Scor-Pal has a new challenge for April, Monochromatic. Now you don't have to make a project, a card is good too, it just has to be one color family.

Here is my project.  I made a tea bag holder similar to an accordian file folder holder.

The size of my tea holder is 3" x 4".

To begin, cut two pieces of chip board 3" x 4", cover with a piece of designer paper, here I used a dark brown paper.   Cover the inside of the two pieces of
chip board with matching designer paper.
Next, the accordion piece on the bottom, it is made from a piece of card stock 2 3/4" x 1 3/4", score every 1/2" with the 1 3/4" side on the top fence, turn the paper over and score with the 1 3/4" side on the top fence again, every 1/2".  This will create a mountain and valley score pattern.  Attach this to the bottom of the two pieces of covered chip board.

Now we will create the envelopes for the inside.  Using vellum, cut four pieces 6" x 4 1/2".  With the 6" side along the top fence, score at 1 1/2" and 4 1/4".  Turn the paper so that the 4 1/2" side is along the top fence, score at 1 1/4".  Like below.

Next, cut the corner, as shown to create the envelope and attach 1/4" Scor-Tape as shown.

Close the bottom flap up and adhere the sides.  Cut a 1" circle on the top of the envelope to create a notch.  Create four and attach them together with a strip of Scor-Tape down the center.  Attach the chip board pieces to the front and back and decorate as you wish. 

For my decoration I made a rosette.  I cut a piece of designer paper 1" x 12" and scored every 1/2" mountain and valley style.  I also used Heart Swirl die from Magnolia Doohickey.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, I had lots of fun creating it!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quick and Easy Easter Card

Hi everyone!  The Scor-Pal design team is sharing some quick and easy to make Easter cards.  Today I have created an easel card for you!

I started with a sheet of card stock cut 12" x 6", score with the 12" side on the top fence scoring at 3" and 6".

The center "pop-up" part of the card is a 5" square.

The wreath is was cut with Spellbinder Die Build A Wreath using yellow and pink card stock.  The adorable little owl was made with Darcy's Eggstra Special Tin Pins and Stamp set.  The little Easter eggs with stamped then cut out, they can also be found in the Eggstra Special stamp set.

Thanks for dropping by!  Have fun creating!