Saturday, December 22, 2012

Scor-Pal and Fancy Pants Designs Ornament Tutorial

Are you ready for Christmas? Time is running out, so the Scor-Pal team has some last minute ideas to share with you this week using our faithful Scor-Pals and gorgeous papers from Fancy Pants Designs.  I had it easy! The papers I recieved were from the Home for Christmas collection.  Some of my team members had to be creative to turn their papers into something fun for the season. I created a Christmas ornament, but it would also be lovely used on a package.

Spellbinders: 2010 Heirloom Ornament; Grate Works D-Lite, Circles
May Arts Ribbon - Metallic Velvet 377-38-14
Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Ink - Chianti
Stickles - Burgandy
Begin by cutting 20 Heirloom Ornaments (Middle size) from the patterned paper.  Score 15 of these down the middle.

Attach one side of an ornament to another (wrong sides together), using Scor-tape. Add a 3rd ornament the same way.

Add the fourth (and unscored ornament) accross the back of the dimensional ornament. Make 5 of these total.

Cut 5 pieces of paper 3" x 3".  Cut a decorative die cut and glue to the center.  Fold the two sides together to form a cone and glue with Scor-tape.

Repeat until you have 5 of each shape.

Cut a circular base from cardstock, and arrange the ornament shapes evenly around the paper.  Adhere with Scor-Tape.

Nestle the cones between the ornaments and hold with Scor-Tape.

Cut 2 strips of paper 1" x 12" and form a rosette.  Place a decorative brad in the center of the rosette and glue to the center of the large ornament.  Add a ribbon loop to the back to hang the ornament from your tree or package. Add stickles and ink the edges to finish.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

May Arts Ribbonista Holiday Hop

Welcome to Day 4 of the May Arts Ribbonista Holiday Hop! I hope you have been enjoying all of the inspiration and in case you missed anything, be sure to head to the May Arts Blog for a list of each day's participants. You know the Ribbon Lady is not going to let us have a hop without giving away some gorgeous ribbon! So, leave comments on any of the hop posts to be entered to win your choice of four spools of ribbon.
 Here's a list of who is hopping today:


I've got an easy wreath to share with you today. Start off by making a base for the wreath by drawing two rings onto cardboard you have around the house and cutting them out. Glue the two rings together to make them more sturdy.
Cut lengths of various colored Sheer Twinkle Ribbon 12" each.Form a loop on the inside of the ring, and pull the tails from the outside of the ring through the loop, then pull the tails to the outside of the ring to make a knot.
Tighten the knot so that none of the cardboard shows. Push the ribbons close together.

Finished wreath.
May Arts Ribbons:

Scrap-Mart Christmas Card

Can you believe Christmas is almost here!!? Thought I better sneak in another Christmas card while I still can!
Riddersholm Patterned Papers (The Day Before; I Believe)
May Arts Ribbon 386-58-46

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Wednesdays are always a great day of the week - and what makes them even better, is that I get to share my newest Heartfelt Creations project with you.  Today's tag, would be the perfect way to dress up any special occasion package.

Start with a purchased white tag.  Run through die-cutting machine using the Flora M-bossablities folder.  Spread some Distress Stains in  Worn Lipstick and Old Paper on a non-stick mat, spritz with water, and drag the tag through the stain to add an antiqued color.  Add a bead of glue around the edges of the tag and sprinkle with Gala Glitz Glitter.  Die cut the larger Decorative Chateau Gate from cardstock, and cut away the windows and center bar.  Using the fine metal tip and Dries Clear Adhesive, trace the cut with glue, and sprinkle with glass glitter. Set aside to dry.  Stamp This is Your Day stamp with embossing ink, and heat emboss using  dark brown powder.  Color the roses and leaves using Gelatos and a water brush.  Ink the entire design with embossing ink, and sprinkle with clear powder.  Heat set (You may want to repeat this step a time or two).  Mount this stamp beneath the glittered frame.  Stamp, cut and shape the flower (Using two of each of the 3 smallest sized flowers) from the Vintage Floret sets.  Ink the edges using  ColorBox Rose pigment ink.  Stamp and cut the Bella Rose Leaves and use a portion of the cut at the bottom of the stamp.  Add a ribbon bow, and decorative pins to finish the tag.

Heartfelt Creations Products

Spellbinders M-Bossability Flora Folder
May Arts Metallic 3/8" Ribbon GC12
Clearsnap Rose Pigment Ink
Versamark Ink
Wow Embossing Powders:  Ultra High Clear, Primary Bark
Distress Stains: Worn Lipstick, Old Paper
Maya Art Decorative Pins
Glass Glitter
White Tag
Xyron Mega Runner

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pink Hydrangea

I'm taking a break today from Christmas cards to share  a refreshing spring card that I made awhile back for a magazine submission - but sadly, it wasn't picked up.  But I still love this card and hope that you will too!

  1. Die cut the French Lattice from green patterned paper, back with a rectangle, cut to the same size as the die cut in the matching patterned paper.
  2. Hand stitch a seed bead at each intersection of the die cut. To make it easier to line up, poke a hole with the needle from the top towards the bottom, and then bring your needle up from the back and add a bead.
  3. Die cut 15 small flowers, in pink cardstock from the Embellishment #2 die. Cup the flowers using a stylus and foam mat. Cut a small Styrofoam ball in half, and glue flowers onto ball. After glue is dry, add a small pearl to the center of each flower.
  4. Tuck leaves under hydrangea and glue to the center of the card.

Bazzill Cardstock
K&Company  Flora and Fauna Patterned Paper
Want2Scrap Pearls
Toho Seed Beads (1209)
McGill Flower Shaping Tools and Mat
GlueArts : Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Fiskars:  Fuse Die Cutting Machine

Small Styrofoam Ball





Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scor-Pal and Core'Dinations Week

This time of the year, it's easy to find great inspiration from commercial packaging, if you just keep your eyes open.  This box was inspired by a Burt's Bees gift set.  It was really easy to recreate using the Scor-Pal and Core'Dinations Cardstock.

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Hexagon dies
Spellbinder M-Bossability Mystic
Kaisercraft Sparklets
Craft store artificial glitter holly leaves

The original box was used as a template. With these measurements, you can draw off your own.
Trace the pattern onto your card stock, and cut it out. Line up on your Scor-pal to score the folds.
 If you noticed, 3 of the side panels have flaps (to connect the sides together).  Add a piece of Scor-tape to the outside of each flap, and adhere to the inside of the adjacent panel.
After your box takes shape, add a piece of Scor-tape to the top flap and fold down.  This will make your edges stronger and neater.
This is the template used for the box lid. Trace onto your card stock, and cut. Each of the "petals" will tuck into the box top, except for the one long strip, which will wrap under the box, creating the hinge.
To wrap around the box, you will need an extension strip.  Cut a piece of card stock 2 3/4" x 9".  Score at 4 1/2" and 6 3/4".
Secure the original box flap, around the base of the box.
Add the extention piece, so that the scores line up with the edge of the box.  Adhere along the front panel, and into the inside of the box.
Cut nesting hexagons using a die, and emboss with a folder.  Sand the card stock to reveal the colored core.
Decorate as desired.