Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Scor-Pal Back To School Pencil Box

Hello Crafty Friends!  We are getting back to school with Scor-Pal this week and you do not want to miss a single bit of it.  Today, I have a fun little pencil box for you!  With a handful of scores, a snip here and there and the ever essential Scor-Tape, you will have a happy little container for pencils!  Let's get started:
For this project, you will need:
  • Scor-Pal
  • Scor-Tape
  • 4" x 9" piece of card stock
  • 7" x 7" piece of card stock
  • Paper snips
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Embellishments
Place the 4" x 9" piece of card stock into the Scor-Pal with the 4" side against the top fence.  Score at 1" and score again at 3". 
Turn the card stock 180 degrees so that your 9" side of the card stock is against the top fence.  Score at 1" and score again at 8".
Crease all of the scores and then trim tabs in 1" on the long side of the card stock.  The cuts will be on the 1" and 8" score lines.  Trimming a slight triangle makes for a clean edge.  
Turn card stock over and adhere Scor-Tape to each tab. 
Remove adhesive backing and fold tabs in to create the box. 
If you will be stamping on your box cover, you may want to do that now with your 7" x 7" piece of card stock.  If not, place the card stock into the Scor-Pal and score at 1 1/4", 2 1/4", 4 1/4" and 5 1/4". 
Crease all of scores on your box cover.
With the panels of the box cover defined clearly with the score lines, I stamped on the front of the box cover.
Turn the cover over and apply Scor-Tape to the first 1 1/4" panel, shown on the far right.
Remove adhesive backing and adhere box cover around the box base.  
Here is one more view of the finished pencil box, all closed up.
I'm so glad you made it all the way through the tutorial.  I hope it has been helpful.  Have a wonderfully creative day!
 
Details - Stamps: Teachers Count (Verve); Paper: Early Espresso, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Versamark; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear embossing powder, heat tool, May Arts burlap twine, glue dots.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friends and Joy Fold (08/18/14)

Good Monday morning!  Here we have the next edition of the Friends of Speedy TV challenge and it is to create a Joy Fold card!  I will admit that this particular fold is tough for me.  I just never know how to decorate it.  Today's closure is the heart up left that is popped up on dimensionals so I could tuck the front flap underneath.  I took my cutie-patootie birds from Birds and Trees.  The sentiment comes from Coneflowers.  Have you seen all the great sentiments coming along with the florals that Mark's Finest Papers has been releasing????  If you haven't, you need to check it out.
 
Don't forget, Mark's Finest Papers offers a complimentary set to one lucky participant in this weekly challenge.  The set being offered today is Halloween Selections.  The timing is absolutely perfect to make a few fun Halloween cards.  I love this set for all the bats in it!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
 
Details - Stamps: Birds and Trees (MFP), Coneflowers (MFP); Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), MME Happier; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, Heart to Heart punch, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dear Santa & Brrrr - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Aug. 12
Crows and Scarecrow 
Featured Aug. 13
Hydrangea
Featured Aug. 14
Keys
Featured Aug. 15
Dear Santa and Brrrr
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day.  The names are drawn randomly.) All six winners will be announced on Aug. 16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!).  The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Aug. 15, 2014. 

It must be Christmas in August!  It's the only way that I can explain today's two sets.  I used Dear Santa today on a simple Christmas card.  I relied on my Copic Markers and some fun patterned paper.  I scored and sanded a simple frame for Santa and his classic statement! 
This little guy comes from a set named "Brrrr".  He has a couple other friends in the set with him, but he looked so sweet I had to use him first.  I doodled a bunch on this card.  I drew in my snow, snowflakes and the bottom of his sweater.  I die cut a doily and glued it down and then taped down a double layer of ribbon.  Fun stuff today!  I hope it puts you in the mood for Winter!
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to Janine's blog for more creativity.

Details - Santa Framed - Stamps: Dear Santa (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth, Webster's Page dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Magnolia Doohickey die, paper snips, Scor-Pal, sanding block, stampin' dimensionals, Copic Multiliner, Sakura clear star gel pen, Sakura glaze pen; Chilly Flake Friend - Stamps: Brrrr (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Taken With Teal, Pool Party; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Sissix Doily die, Scor-tape, White organza ribbon, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Copic multiliner, Sakura clear star gel pen, Copic & Touch Twin Markers, corner chomper, stampin' dimensionals, Sakura glaze pen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keys - A Mark' s Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Aug. 12
Crows and Scarecrow 
Featured Aug. 13
Hydrangea
Featured Aug. 14
Keys
Featured Aug. 15
Dear Santa and Brrrr
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day.  The names are drawn randomly.) All six winners will be announced on Aug. 16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!).  The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Aug. 15, 2014. 

Don't you just love the botanical twist on this Keys set!  I think it's gorgeous and couldn't wait to combine it with some yummy patterned paper.  I also did a little surgery on my long sentiment and now I have a stacked sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come on back tomorrow for more creativity.  Head on over to Janine's blog for more inspiration. 

Details - Stamps: Keys (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP), Night of Navy, 7Gypsies dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: MS Arch Lattice border punch, white gel pen, Copic Marker, silver cording, stampin' dimensionals, MM edge distresser.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hydrangea - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  Aug. 12
Crows and Scarecrow
Featured Aug. 13
Hydrangea
 Featured Aug. 14
Keys
Featured Aug. 15
Dear Santa and Brrrr
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly.) All six winners will be announced on Aug.16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!).  The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday August 15, 2014.
 
Don't you just love this hydrangea?  I adore it!  I had a ton of fun water coloring it with several pinks and then some light brown tones.  I added liquid pearls to the flower centers and some gold washi tape as border for my pink polka dot paper.  I think this hydrangea makes a super elegant card.  It reminds me of my paternal grandmother, who was also a very elegant woman.  My mother tells me that my grandmother always looked as if she had stepped right off the pages of a fashion magazine.  Like my mother, I am more practical than that.  However, my little girl appears quite trendy.  Time will tell, I suppose.

Thanks for stopping by and come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Details - Stamps: Hydrangea (MFP); Paper: Favorite Natural (MFP), Watercolor paper, Vellum, MME Dolled Up dp, MME Happy Day dp; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Versamark; Accessories: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Finial Press embossing folder, Liquid Pearls, paper snips, May Arts burlap twine, glue dot, gold washi tape.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Crows & Scarecrows - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  Aug. 12
Crows and Scarecrow
Featured Aug. 13
Hydrangea
 Featured Aug. 14
Keys
Featured Aug. 15
Dear Santa and Brrrr
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day. The names are drawn randomly.) All six winners will be announced on Aug.16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!).  The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday August 15, 2014.

You may have seen this on the Mark's Finest Papers blog.  I had fun with this even though black embossing powder and I are not friends.  It never fails that I end up with little black specks where I do not want them.  What's a girl to do, but roll with it!  I penned in a wire for this crow to hang out on.  A little sentiment and a couple of colored gems and that is a finished card!
The first thing I noticed about the new set called Scarecrows was all the fun fonts and sentiments here.  I thought, "Word Collage!" and a card was born.  Okay, I had to think about it a little more than that, but it was a no-brainer for me.  Fall colors are my favorite and I was more than happy to have them all spread out on my desk.  One thing you should know is that this is  a mini card.  It is 3.5 x3.5 so the die cut leaf isn't all that huge.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Details - Bird On A Wire - Stamps: Crows (MFP); Paper: Blue (MFP), Black Licorice (MFT), MME Cowboy dp; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Black embossing powder, heat tool, Copic Multiliner, Touch Twin Markers, Recollection rhinestones; Fall Word Collage - Stamps: Scarecrows (MFP); Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa; Ink: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard; Accessories: May Arts burlap twine, Spellbinders Fall Foliage dies, stampin' dimensionals.

Friends and Yellow and Grey (08/11/14)

Good Monday morning to you all!  I'm back with another Friends of Speedy TV challenge!  This week we are using yellow and grey on our cards.   I searched my mind (and stamp sets) for what made sense to color yellow.  I came up with this fun rubber ducky.  So then I created a background with grey Copic Markers and rubbing alcohol.  A little embossed background and a sentiment flag and I was done!  This card also plays along with a Dare To Get Dirty challenge.  It's a fun benefit event for Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Members.  Let's not forget that Mark's Finest Papers offers a stamp set to one lucky participant. 
This week, the set up for grabs is Hoppy Easter with it's fun bunnies and fabulous sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Details - Stamps: Oh Baby (MFP); Paper: Snow Storm Smooth (MFP); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, rubbing alcohol, Line & Canvas impression plate (PTI); paper snips, corner chomper, Scor-tape.