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Monday, October 13, 2008

Scor-Pal Mini Pizza Box


Yesterday I showed you a card that I had made using the Scor-Pal. Today I want to share with you a quick project also made with the tool.

This is a mini pizza box. This box literally took me 5 minutes or less to put together!! What a FUN way to package small gifts including jewelry, coffee, snacks, mini cards or a gift card. The finished box measures 4x4 and was constructed with one piece of cardstock that measured 6x11 so you could make 2 boxes with a piece of 12x12 cardstock

I used the scor-pal to score the lines, then I cut a few slits, folded and that was about it! I made a very simple cover for it since I didn't have much time but you could make these as elaborate as you'd like.


This is what the box looks like open. I found a small bag of oreo cookies that fit perfectly inside the box. What a fun, simple & fast gift!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Butterfly Bits & Cool Tools!!


Finally some cards!!

I can't wait to show you TWO new tools that I got. You'll love them!!

The first one is a simple little tool that you probably have several pairs of...but probably not THIS one!! The best part...it's only $3.95 in the TAC catalogue!! What is it??


Scalloped Cloud Scissors!! Love them!! I would have ordered these LONG ago if I would have realized what gorgeous scallops they actually cut! And, what a bargain at only $3.95!

You can see the border on the card above that was cut using the cloud scissors. I also used beautiful Lavender stickles on the butterfly.

The second new tool that I want to tell you about is the Scor-Pal! You'll love this one too. It is on page 114 in the newest catalogue and retails for $41.95. This would be a great one to earn at 1/2 price and take advantage of double hostess benefits with orders of $100 or more through November 3rd!

I used this tool several ways on these two cards but the first way was just to score my card in half to fold. This made a very nice crease when I folded it in half.

On the next card, I used the "Circle Sampler" set to create a stamped scallop border. First, I started by scoring a line using my Scor-Pal to create a guide for stamping the circles. I tried to stamp each circle with the middle resting on that line. The first circle I stamped in the MIDDLE of the card so that each end would be as even as possible.

I then attached the matted green piece to the base and lined it up on my Scor-Pal again. I scored two lines on the top of my card. These lines are indented on the card because later I would use a glitter gel pen to highlight them. If I had wanted the lines embossed onto the card, I would have turned the cardstock over and then scored.

I then assembled the card and highlighted the lines that I had scored on my Scor-Pal with the glitter pen. Here's the finished card:

I had originally made 3 dots with the Souffle White Gel pen on the top corner of this card but I accidently smeared it before it dried. So, instead of discarding the card, I punched two holes in the corner and tied a ribbon through it. It wasn't what I had originally intended but I like the outcome better. Sometimes a mistake isn't all that bad!! Here's what it originally looked like:


The Scor-Pal can do all kinds of fun things. You can use it on cards and scrapbook pages and make ALL KINDS of boxes and fun items using cardstock. I'll try to make a few examples for you soon!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Kids...My Dream




Here is another scrapbook layout that I just finished. On the base of this layout I used TAC's 12x12 Kraft cardstock. I LOVE this stuff! It's such a good quality, thick cardstock and it's just the right color.

I know that I've been pretty heavy on the scrapbook layouts lately, so I'll upload a card next time using a fun, inexpesive tool that I think you'll love! Hope that you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Another Little Jayhawk




After my last attempt at a scrapbook page was less than satisfactory, I am pleased to say that I am more than happy with this one. I do have to confess that I didn't use any stamps on this page.

I used my sewing maching to sew the border line around the edges of the white cardstock. I love how it makes it looked finished! I used my sizzix machine to die cut the stars out of DCWV Glitter Cardstock (love that stuff).

You should be able to click on the top 3 pictures to see the pages in a larger view.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Redone...The Apple Tree



Ok, I just couldn't keep that last layout looking the way that it was so I redid the 2nd page. I like it much better. I may still add a little something to it, but I'll sleep on that. :)

The Apple Tree


The tree on this page was made to match the apple tree on her shirt. The patterns are very similar.


This is not one of my favorite scrapbook pages, but I do love the pictures of Sadie. Sometimes a page just doesn't come together the way I envision it. This one threw me off from the very beginning! I have two totally different themes going on here and there is no cohesiveness.


The journaling frame was the TAC September Stamp of the Month and I colored it using the glitter gel pens. The "love" stamp is from the "Love Doodles" set. There is a "date disk" on the bottom corner of page 2. You can't see it in the photos but I stamped a flourish in Pink Petunia VersaMagic Ink from TAC's "Flourishes" set around several of the edges.

Sadie is just one month old in these pictures (she's 6 & 1/2 months old now).