Saturday, December 1, 2018

Anything Goes Christmas Challenge at Scor-Pal

Hi everyone!

Brrr....Welcome to December!  It's my turn to be challenge hostess on the Scor-Pal blog, so I'm here today to share my project. The new challenge for December is 'Anything Goes Christmas', and must include more than one fold.

I was shopping last week and found these Lindt candies for $1 each.
I decided our senior group at church 'needed' one, so today's project was to create a box to hold them. These candies measure about 7" x 3/4", so it took a bit of measuring, and the box and lid are pretty snug!

Here's what I made:

Here's how I did it...

Gather your supplies. You'll need your Scor-Pal Eighths1/4" Scor-Tape, and 1/2" Scor-Tape.
You will also need need cardstock for your box, scissors, a circle or half circle punch, and a centering ruler is optional.

Cut your base 9" x 2.5"
Score all four sides at 3/4"

Cut your lid 8.5" x 2"
Score all four sides at 1/2"

Burnish all of your score lines. I find the key to a good box is nicely burnished fold lines!

Using your scissors, snip in to the fold line on all four tabs.
Do this step for both box base, and lid
Angle cut your tabs just a wee bit for a nice, neat fit.
Using your punch, find your lid center, and punch a 'finger' opening.

Flip your pieces over and apply your tape.
I used 1/4" on the lid, and 1/2" on the box.

Assemble box and lid.

Insert candy in box and add lid.

Decorate as desired - you're done!
On my little tab, the coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - did you know that you can find these beautiful glittery pens at Scor-Pal? And for a while, if you buy 2 or more packs of Spectrum Noir items, you'll get a free package of cardstock!!!  Check out the Accessory tab and see what's available - you will be so happy you did!

If you'll check my blog on Dec. 15th, you will get to see all 12 boxes finished!

Thanks for looking! 

We hope to see your Christmas creations in our More Than One Fold, 'Anything Goes ChristmasScor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration in the Projects section of the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative! 

Happy December everyone!

Patti J.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Power Poppy Challenge and some Treats for Friends

Hi there!

Gosh, can't believe I haven't posted in a few weeks!

I'm going to stop jabbering and share what I worked on last week and last night!

Last night, I colored this image, and made this card today, for the challenge at Power Poppy. The  'You Say It's Your Birthday' challenge, just requires a birthday card! I used the 'Layer Cake' digital stamp set for the card. If you've never shopped there, you really should! Marcella is a St. Louis girl, and so very talented! Her images are just gorgeous, and such fun to create with.

So...last week, I made these for some friends at church:

You know how sometimes you get a $1 stamp someplace and use it until you wear it out? Yep, that's this one! Found it at Michael's I think, about 5-6 years ago, and reach for it a lot. Then, while shopping at Schnuck's, I saw these Lindt Truffle packages, and thought, AHA! Hope they liked them!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Hugs and smiles!
Patti J.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Be Thankful

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all staying safe from fires, and in our case, warm from the cold. 

I thought I'd pop in today with a card I made for the 'Be Thankful' challenge at Power Poppy.

I used THIS free digital image for my card.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care, and be creative!!!
Patti J.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Freezin' Season


I'm so excited about this sweet digi image that I snagged from 7 Kids College Fund the other day. They had a 24 hour 'free image' giveaway on Facebook, and you all know that I cannot resist a cute snowman!

This sweetie was colored with Copic markers, and was truly a 1/2 hour card, start to finish!

Here it is:

How cute is this?

If you don't follow them already, be sure to do so! It's a fun group!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Special Birthday Challenge at Scor-Pal

Hi everyone!

Yikes! It's November! It was a rainy, nasty Halloween here. We were expecting about 400-600 trick or treaters, and probably had 100. They got lots of candy from us, as we didn't want it left over!

It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - 'Special Birthday'. Creations need to include more than one score line, and a 'Special Birthday' theme.  

Here is my project for this month. I'm not sure who will get this, but I hope they like it!

Did you know that Scor-Pal has lots of fun things in their store? Yep! They have dies,
glitter markers, Pocket Pal pages, Aqua markers, watercolor just have to go look and see.

Here is a card I made using this die set:

The top piece is the cutest little envelope, but I didn't use it for this.
I used the little note card (the bottom) piece, and used it as the card part of my joy fold card.

Then I decided I needed a matching gift, so here's what I made:

And here is a photo of the set together:

So, what do you think?

Thanks for all of you who are emailing to inquire about my health. I had my follow-up doctor appointment on October 15th. I still have pneumonia (my hospitalization was June 24th!), but...I am better! So overall, it's good news. I'm just a very impatient patient - I want to be 100% right now!

For these project, I used my Scor-Pal Eighths, 1/2" Scor-Tape, & 1/4" Scor-Tape.

Thanks for looking! 

I hope to see your birthday creations in our 'Special Birthday' Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative!Challenge at Scor-Pal! 

Happy November, everyone!

Patti J.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pinspired - Scor-Pal

Good morning!

I'm here today with a Pinspired project for the Scor-Pal blog. The Scor-Pal Design Team each take a month, and we find a project on Pinterest that inspires us to create!

This month, I'm your hostess, and I have been 'Pinspired' by this project by Sandra Ronald.

Gift Box for Speciality Teabags | Arty Paper Crafters

I made a whole lot of these for some special ladies at church!

Here are my boxes:

And here is how these were made!
(Be sure to check out Sandra's video tutorial!)

Cut your card stock to 9" x 6 1/4"

Score on the short side at 1/2", 1 3/4", 5"
I used my Scor-Pal Eighths (which I dearly love) to score my boxes.
(The dotted lines were drawn on, so you could see the scored lines)

Score the long side at 3", 4 1/4", 7 1/4" and 8 1/2"

Burnish all score lines

Cut as shown below.  The boxes with X's will be cut out entirely.
Round the corners on what will be your 'top flap'.

When it's cut out, it will look like this. Add some adhesive to your skinny tab on the side.
Of course, I used Scor-Tape 1/4" for this!

Flip your card stock over, and apply adhesive as shown.

Fold and create your box as shown.

OOPS! You should do this step BEFORE adhering box together!

Using a small circle punch, create a little half circle, to allow you to open
the box with your thumb or finger.  Mine was a wee bit tricky to do, as
I did it after the box was assembled... 

Finish your box, and decorate as desired!

Remember, your box won't have all of the creative pencil marks on it - I just used them so you could better see the scoring lines.

That's it!  I made all of these boxes in one evening, and you can too!
Thanks to Sandra for some great 'Pinspiration'!

I hope you'll give this box a try. Don't forget, you still have time to enter the October challenge at Scor-Pal - 'More than one fold, with a Fall/Halloween/Harvest Theme!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pretty in Pink...

Hi ya'll, and Happy Fall!

Brrr....a bit of chill to the air today, but I love it! Hope it's pretty where you are, too.
We're preparing for DH's 50th class reunion this weekend - fun, right?

My thoughts and prayers are with those dealing with the destruction with the hurricane.
I can't even imaging dealing with all of that mud, grime, etc.

Here's a card I made using some beautiful Stampin'Up! stamps.
Thanks, Sally for a fun morning of crafting in pink for Breast Cancer month!

This shows the pretty envelope we made to go with our cards.

Here's the card alone:

And here is what I used on the inside of the card.

I'm going to enter this in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.
Here is their sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and smiles,

Patti J.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Background Check at Power Poppy Stamps

Happy weekend, everyone!

I needed a 'just because' sort of card today, and decided to use this beautiful image 'Everything's Rosy' from Power Poppy, and play along with their 'Creative Confetti Background Check' challenge.

I don't have too much in the way of backgrounds, so I created my own, with Copic markers. I just used the colors in the card and lots of dots to make a fun background. Hope it works okay for the challenge!

Here's my card:

Have a wonderful weekend - the weather here is beautiful!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Fall/Harvest/Halloween at Scor-Pal!

Hi everyone!

I'm totally in shock.  It. Is. October. ???? How did that happen? It seems like I just drug my shorts out, and now I'm wondering where my boots might be packed! Lol...gotta love moving, right?

It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - 'Fall/Harvest/Halloween'. Creations need to include more than one score line, and a 'Fall/Harvest/Halloween' theme.  

Here is my project for this month. As usual, this one goes to the wonderful Sunday School class at church that I love spoiling! One of the ladies had her 86th birthday last week!  Each little box is filled with chocolates.

View from the side

Thanks to all of you who have emailed, called, or sent cards while I've been under the weather. Each day brings improvement. Hopefully I'll be my old cantankerous self by the Christmas holidays!  I have follow-up appointment on October 15th. Curious to see what chest x-rays show.

For this project, I used my Scor-Pal Eighths, & 1/4" Scor-Tape.

Thanks for looking! 

I hope to see your summer creations in our Fall/Harvest/Halloween Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative!Challenge at Scor-Pal! 

Happy September everyone!

Patti J.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Life is better...


I'm back with another fall card.  This one was made using a Power Poppy digital stamp, Olive & Oak. If you've never shopped with them, you are missing out! Marcella is uber-talented, and her flowers are so lovely!

I'm entering this in the Creative Confetti challenge at Power Poppy, using a Power Poppy image with a 'spicy' theme.  I took a bit of liberty here, thinking that olives really spice things up, right?

Here's my card:

All coloring is done with Copic Markers. The shine on the acorns and olives is Glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by today - it's great to be back!

Patti J.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Crafting with Friends...

Hello out there!

Did you think I had abandoned you all?
I hope and pray that you are all well, and enjoying this beautiful, crisp fall weather!

Whew....what a summer it was here!
Hoping the fall is a bit slower, giving me a bit of time in my craft cave.

A good friend, Sally McDonald, is a Stampin'Up! demonstrator. She has a 'Card and Cuppa' workshop at our local Panera's the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. She brings 'stuff', we eat and create, and have a fun hour or two of crafting with friends.

Here is the card that I made Tuesday at Sally's workshop:

This is a fun set - so versatile!

Have a great rest of the week - will try to be back tomorrow!

Hugs and blessings,

Patti J.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Scor-Pal Challenge - More than one score and CAS!

Hi everyone!

Where did the summer go? Seems like it flew by, doesn't it?

It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - 'CAS' (Clean and simple). Creations need to include more than one score line, and a 'CAS' theme.  

I'm feeling a bit better, but just can't get with it some days. This CAS challenge was just what I needed this month. Between my illness, and our move from the country into the city, my mojo has been MIA!!!  Hopefully, by October, I'll be more creative! 

Here is my project for today:

This sweet card will go to one of our church friends who is not feeling well.

For this project, I used my Scor-Pal Eighths, & 1/4" Scor-Tape.

Thanks for looking! 

I hope to see your summer creations in our CAS Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative!Challenge at Scor-Pal! 

Happy September everyone!

Patti J.