Friday, March 29, 2013

Bunches of Beautiful Boxes - Hanging Treat Box

Hello Scor-Pal Buddies! This month we are sharing with you our favorite "box" type of project. There are soo many wonderful options of boxes that are available to create using the Scor-pal but my favorite type of boxes are ones that hold a little treat. That is why I chose to do a Hanging Treat box. There are many variations of this type of box floating around out there. The boxes can hold anything from fun party supplies to yummy chocolates. I decided to do my box as a flavored water holder that attaches right over the lid of your favorite brand of bottled water. I used Doodlebug Design's new line "Fruit Stand" for my papers and embellishments. Here's how to make it:

3 3/4 x 10  inch cardstock in purple for box base
1 1/2 x 4 inch Stripe paper for box insert
2 x 10 inch Stripe paper for wrap around bottle
1 1/2 x 3 inch green cardstock for box front
1 1/4 x 2 3/4 inch white cardstock for box front ( I embossed mine with an embossing folder)
3/4 x 10 inch green cardstock for rosette on straw
Stickers and embellishments from Doodlebug Design "Fruit Stand" collection
Green straw
Drink Mix and bottled water
1 1/4 inch circle punch to make the hole in the top of the box

Step 1-  On 10 inch side of cardstock score the paper at 3 1/4 , 3 3/4 and 8 inches

Step 2-  On 3 3/4 inch side score the paper at 1/2  and 1 inch.
Rotate the paper around to the other side and score again at 1/2 and 1 inches.
Step 3- Snip away the edges of the paper as shown. Make sure that when you look at your paper that in the middle section you need to be working with the smaller of the 2 middle sections. That needs to be on the top.
Step 4- Add your Scor-Tape to the edges as shown and then fold up the box. Attach the side flaps to the back of the box.

Step 5- Take a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and punch a circle in the upper section of the box as shown.
Step 6- Make a rosette with the green 3/4 x 10 cardstock and attach to the green stripe straw. Embellish front of box as shown. Add drink mix and straw to box. Attach the 2 x 10 inch purple stripe paper wrap around the water bottle.

That's all there is to it! Thanks for joining me and Happy Scoring!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Doodlebug Design's New Lines

Good Morning everyone! Just wanted to update the ol' blog here with a couple of new projects I have done using Doodlebug Design's  new lines that debuted at CHA this winter. Doodlebug released 4 new lines all together and they will be showing off the new lines over the next few weeks over on their blog. Stop by each week for some bright and fun new Doodlebug projects that are sure to please.

I have really enjoyed being a part of the Doodlebug Design team this year. Luckily, all of the new lines fit perfectly with my scrapbooking "style" so creating projects and getting ideas has been so easy and fun for me. I feel immensely blessed to be associated with such a wonderful and inspiring company. And EVERYONE on the team and in the company are SO nice and supportive - such a great place to be - so thanks Doodlebug for letting me get to "play" with all of your pretty products :)

First up we have a fun Spring wall hanging featuring the beautiful "Flower Box" line. I used a wooded hanging sign that I painted white and added some fun 3-d elements for some dimension. The birdhouse, the bow and the flower box are all dimensional. They really do "pop" right off the project :)

Next we have a fun little lollipop bouquet featuring the fresh and fruity "Fruit Stand" line. This fun line is perfect for all of those bright and colorful summery projects. Doodlebug has the most darling sentiment stickers with this line that I added to the tops of some fruit shaped lollipops. What a fun way to brighten someones day!

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate ya! Happy crafting!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring Centerpiece with Scor-Pal

Hello all - I am so happy to be able to share this bright and cheery Spring centerpiece that I made using some beautiful papers from Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring Collection and my trusty Scor-Pal! I am hoping that if I put this up, that spring will come that much sooner! :)

Here is how I put this fun project together:

All papers, and stickers - Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring Collection
Spring Floral Branch(purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Wood Tall Box (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Paper Shreds
Monofilament for hanging shapes
1 1/8 oval punch
Decorative edge punch
Twine and various ribbons for decoration and embellishment

This project features 3 different elements that I made with my Scor-Pal. The birdhouse, the butterflies and the kites. I will show you how to make each one:


 The birdhouses were made following this tutorial that is found on the Scor-Pal Project Site under Advent Houses. I just did not add a cut out door or window and opted for a Brown Cardstock oval cut from an oval punch for the opening. Decorate the roof edges with a decorative edge punch and some ribbon.

To make the butterflies you will need to cut 2 rectangles from either cardstock or pattern paper. The rectangles here are 3 x 3 1/2 inches.  After you cut these out, I just rounded the outside corners with my scissors to make the shapes as shown below.
  Next I lined the shapes up and make score marks every 1/4 inch
 Next - glue the 2 shapes together as shown
Add 2 brown cardstock ovals to the front and the back of the accordion folded shapes. I then added a cute butterfly sticker to the front for some added decoration.


To make the kites I took a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch square and scored it right down the middle going both ways:

Next you will simply fold the 2 outer edges to the center line to make a kite shape like below. Glue these 2 edges down.
 Cut some thin strips of coordinating cardstock to the front to make the cross sections of the kite. Attach some baker's twine to the bottom of the kite for the kite's tail and add some tiny ribbon knots onto the baker's twine.

To attach the shapes to the Floral branch, I simply poked a small hole in the top of my shapes and fed the monofilament twine (similar to fishing line) through the hole, tied a knot and added it to the branch.

I hope you will try these cute and fun techniques out for your own Spring Centerpiece. I love that I can add such fun little detalils to my home decor projects using my Scor-Pal! I hope you will too!
Happy Scoring!

Tya :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Scor-Pal Project Update

Hello everyone! I was really excited about the assignment that we were given for this month to give our take on a project from the existing projects on Before I was on the Design Team, I was constantly trying out all of these projects on my own and loved all the many talented designers that added their talents to the website.

I decided to do my project based on the Tiny Take Out box designed by the incredibly talented Beate Johns. Here is a link to the original post : Tiny Take Out Box.

I added a little St. Patrick's Day twist to my box since that fun holiday is just around the corner. (Plus any excuse to add some chocolate to ANY project is a plus in my book!) :) Here is a peek at the project:
 Supplies used:
8x8 black cardstock
Border Punch
 (2) 2  1/2 inch Scallop Cirlces (Used Echo Park Kiwi Tiny Dot)
(1) 2 inch circle
(2) 1 x 2 inch banners ( used Echo Park Kiwi Small Dot on the Stripe Side)
12 inchs gold tuelle
Pop Dots
Glitter Shamrock Button
28 gauge gold wire
Wood Skewer

Here are the Steps to make your own:

Step 1- take 8x8 Black Cardstock and score at 1, 3, 5, and 7 inches

Step 2:
Turn paper and score again at 1,3,5, and 7 inches in the other direction.
Step 3:
Cut off outer panels of the box as shown. Make sure to leave the center section intact. These will be the sections we fold over.

Step 4:
Turn the box on the diagonal and line up with the 6 inch mark. Scor each of these sections on all 4 corners of the box up to the intersecting score line as shown. 

Step 5:
Using a border punch - punch out the border on all of the taller sections of the box.

Step 6:
Trim off the sections that you scored on the 6 inch line as shown. These are the sections that fold into the inside of the box.

Step 7:
Fold all of the score lines so you have nice, crisp lines to work with. Add adhesive to the inside sections of the box as shown:
Step 8:
Add adhesive on ONE side of the inner flaps as shown inside the box, and glue these down. Take the wooden skewer and place it into one of the chocolate candies. Glue this candy to the bottom of the box with Scor-Tape.
 Step 9:
Add Dimensional Adhesive to the outside flaps of the box on all 4 sides as shown.
Step 10:
Add gold tulle ribbon and tie around the box with the bow in front.Add the rest of the chocolate candies.

Step 11-
Add the (2) 2 1/2 inch  Scallop circles to the front and back of the skewer. Add the 2 inch white circle to the front of one of the scallop circles. Type a fun, festive sentiment ( I used fonts Expo and Amelie for my example.) Add green glitter shamrock button and thin gold wire to the sentiment.) Add the (2) 1x2 inch banners to the bottom of the scallop circles.

 Happy Scoring!