Season’s Greetings

Hello crafters! We are heading towards the end of 2021 and I hope all is well with you. Have you been crafting more so this past year? I hope to do more in 2022.

I just have something non stamping to share with you. A fabric quilted ornament.

I first tried making one of these about 10 years ago and never really got into it, but somehow I stumbled upon a website the got my curiosity back and decided to try them again. I did not realize there were so many patterns out there – this is just the basic star ornament. No sewing, just lots of pins to make the design.

The fabric is from JoAnn’s – picked up during their after Christmas sale. The white fabric has a subtle snowflake pattern which is lost here. I will have to do another ornament to show more of the white.

I hope all of you have a wonderful new year – here’s looking to a great crafting year in 2022!

Peace Christmas card

Hello stampers! I’ve been busy doing all the holiday activities and wanted to show you one of the cards I made this season.

This lovely card was easy to put together. The base card is a shimmery gold card stock that I had in my stash for years and I really only bring it out during the holiday season. I wish you could see how pretty it is in real life. I embossed it with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder. The Peace stamp is an oldie – stamped and embossed in in gold. An oval die cut was used to accent the shape. I added a strip of gold mirrored card stock behind the sentiment to make it stand out.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your holiday season is going well!

Holiday House Gift Box

Hello everyone and Happy December!! By now we are all in the thick of things for the holiday season. Is your house decorated? Have you started your holiday shopping?

Today marks the start of another monthly challenge with the Scor-Pal Design Team. This month we want to see your Winter Holiday creations.
You can follow the theme if you like, but if you don’t want to you can do an “Anything Goes” creation as long as it follows the general rules
Each month we will have a different theme and you will have a month to create and enter your projects. As well as the theme you will need to make “More Than One Score” and tell us where you used the Scor-Pal on your project. So a single fold card won’t count but an Easel, Gatefold, Stair Step, etc will. Also we love to see your “Anything But a Card” projects, just as long as you make “More Than One Score”
We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to get you eager to enter.

I have a wonderful gift box to share with you. This is an elegant way to box up a gift.

There is a link to a video on how I put it all together below. I used the Winter House Pop up die set from Poppy Stamps, a Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape and different types of card stock. You can find the scor-pal here.

The box measures 5.5″ tall, 4.25″ wide and 4.25″ deep. It take two sheets of cardstock measuring 10.5 x 9 to create it. The video shows how that was done.

The little wreath on the front was so simple. I used a punch from WRMK called hole reinforcer punch and added glitter glue to it.

Take a look at the video tutorial – thanks for watching!

Gift Card Envelope

Hello everyone and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My weekend was filled up with holiday shopping and decorating the house. I was also able to do some crafting and let me show you what I came up with.

Since all my family members live far away from me, I often send gift cards – they are always appreciated. And I try to dress up the envelope so that the recipient gets to open up something that resembles a package.

I made all these envelopes to fit a regular size Amazon gift card – which measures 3 5/8 x 5.

Then I pulled out my We R Memory Keepers 123 punch board and went to work.

I started with a patterned paper measuring 7 3/8″ square, placed it in the punch board and scored it at 4 1/8. Then just follow the standard directions for making an envelope.

I used a variety of dies on the front – just things I’ve had in my stash for years. I hope you like how these turned out and hope it provides some inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mini Gratitude Journal with Scor-Pal

Happy November everyone!! Did you survive Halloween? We always have a lot of kids come around – it is so great to see all the costumes. And I love it when the parents dress up as well!

This is the start of a new month and it comes with a new challenge over at the Scor-Pal blog. This month is Gift Packaging, or Anything Goes.

We love showing our projects to you and now it’s your chance to show your creations to us!
This month we want to see your “Gift Packaging” or “Anything Goes” creations.
We would love for you to follow to follow the theme, but if you don’t want to you can do an “Anything Goes” creation as long as it follows the general rules
Each month we will have a different theme and you will have a month to create and enter your projects. As well as the theme you will need to make “More Than One Score” and tell us where you used the Scor-Pal on your project. So a single fold card won’t count but an Easel, Gatefold, Stair Step, etc will. Also we love to see your “Anything But a Card” projects, just as long as you make “More Than One Score”
We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to get you eager to enter.

I chose the Anything Goes category and made a mini Gratitude Journal – using the Scor-Envi. By creating two envelopes I made the front and back cover of the journal. Here is how I made it.

I started by using the Scor-Envi template – which can be found here. When placed on the Scor-pal the Scor-Envi allows you to place the paper at an angle and provides the measurements and scoring guides for you to make the envelope. The Scor-Pal can be found here.

For this journal I used the measurement guide and cut a sheet of patterned paper 8.75″ square and placed it up against the scor-envi.

Then I scored at 3.25 and 8.75, rotated the paper once and did the same scoring.

Once the scoring is done, you will have little triangles where the score lines intersect. You will need to cut each these out.

This is what the it will look like when each of the cuts are made.

Just fold on the score lines and make the envelope. You will need two of these – one for the front and one for the back.

The two envelopes are then attached to each other with the openings on side so it open like a book. The back envelope flap should be inserted into the front envelope.

Then attach the flap on the back with scor-tape.

Once you have the front and back covers of the journal you can add pages to it. I simply cut some copy paper down to size and scored in the middle.

From here I placed the pages inside the journal – I held them in place with paper clips and punched two holes – one towards the top and one towards the bottom. I threaded some gingham ribbon through the holes to hold the pages together.

From this point on it is just a matter of how you want to decorate and embellish the front.

All the patterned paper used here came from a scrapbook pad called Spiced Pumpkin that I picked up at JoAnn’s last year.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will check out all the Design teams creations and that you will play along with this months challenge.

Fall Cards

I was a bit productive yesterday and ended up making four fall themed cards.

I used similar materials in the cards – Desert Storm cardstock, Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick colors, leaf dies from Spellbinders, Sizzix, and Cherry Lynn, a woodgrain stamp from Papertrey and some sentiments from an old TPC Studios set.

Here is how it started. I took the Distress inks and smooshed them on some watercolor paper.

I then spritzed water on the inks

I swished the water around to blend the inks. Once dry, I then added another layer of ink and water, just to get the blend I wanted. This is how it ended up:

I then took a variety of leaf dies and cut them out. I was not sure which ones I would use, so I just did a random selection:

Then it was just a matter of designing and putting together the cards. Here is a closer look at each one:

This one uses an embossed background behind a stitched cutout frame.

This one has the center cut out, with a stamped woodgrain background, speckled with some distress ink.

This card uses a stitched rounded rectangle, again with the woodgrain background with some leaf stamps with the die cut on the front.

For the final card I cut out a tag shape, stamped with the woodgrain background and added the oak leaf dies on top. The base card has some leaves stamped in versamark, along with a excess piece of the paper that was covered with the distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Inktober!

So, it is October and many stampers and papercrafters and calling it Inktober – a month where we ink up our papers and be creative! Here is my first card to celebrate it!

I chose some fall colors for this card.

First I stamped the large leaf image in white pigment ink and embossed it in detail white embossing powder. The leaf image is from Power Poppy and is call Big Sexy Leaves. It is a large stamp!

I then sponged memento inks over the image using shades of yellow, orange and red.

The front of the card was made by using spellbinders circle dies. First to create an opening in the white card, then using two dies, one larger than the other, I cut them out together to create a circle frame.

The smaller leaf die cut was colored using the same inks – I believe the die is from sizzix. The sentiment is an old Papertrey stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today – I hope all is well wherever you are!!

World Cardmaking Day

Hello fellow card makers!! It’s the first Saturday in October and that means it is World Cardmaking Day!!

Here is a clean and simple card I made to celebrate..

I cut the coffee dies out with some patterned scrapbook paper – I don’t remember where I got the dies from – hopefully someone recognizes them and will let me know!

The paper is some speckled cardstock I have had in my stash forever.

I cut some squares using spellbinders dies and added the coffee pieces on them. The sentiment is from an old TPC Studio stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy October!!

Happy October! Are you ready for halloween? I’ve put some decorations up around the house and I am getting ready for all the little goblins that will show up at my house at the end of the month.

Today I am showing you a cute treat box I made for the monthly Scor-Pal Challenge.


The Scor Pal design team loves showing our projects to you and now it’s your chance to show your creations to us!
This month we want to see your “Halloween or Harvest” creations.
As always we will have a theme that the Design Team will follow, and we would love you to follow too, but if you don’t want to you can do an “Anything Goes” creation as long as it follows the general rules
Each month we will have a different theme and you will have a month to create and enter your projects. As well as the theme you will need to make “More Than One Score” and tell us where you used the Scor-Pal on your project. So a single fold card won’t count but an Easel, Gatefold, Stair Step, etc will. Also we love to see your “Anything But a Card” projects, just as long as you make “More Than One Score”
We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to get you eager to enter. You can find the details and inspiration on the Scor Pal blog here.

To make the box I started with a piece of purple paper measuring 6 x 4.25. I scored it at 1.5″ on all four sides. You can find the Scor-Pal here and Scor-tape here.

Cut the tabs as shown below.

Add score tape to the tabs and make the box.

I then cut two tags out of patterned paper and embellished the front of one of the tags with a stamp and some dies.

Then I added the tags to the box and finished it off with a ribbon.

I was able to fit 3 Fun Size Snickers bars in the box.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will check out all the Design teams creations this month and don’t forget to join in!

Autumn Wishes

Are the leaves starting to turn in your area? I live in Florida and although some of the trees have leaves that turn, it is nothing like the splendor north of us. Here is a card I made to celebrate the beautiful colors of fall.

I stamped the image – which is a Maple Leaf Background stamp from Peddlers Pack (I am not sure if they are in business anymore) with versamark ink and embossed it with fine detail black embossing powder. I then used several distress inks and sponged the ink over the image – mainly using Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick. I used an Memento green ink in smaller places.

The sentiment is from Papertrey. Everything was mounted on some mustard colored cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!!