Saturday, August 30, 2008

Playin' Around

A friend left her Scor-Pal with me the other day to try out, so I thought I'd play around with it a little this afternoon. I found a tutorial for this "Flap-fold Card" here on the Score-Pal website.

It was fun project, and while the jury is still out with regard to whether or not I actually need one of these things, I'm guessing that I will deem the Score-Pal a very useful tool once I've tried a few more projects.

About my card, the dimensions are 3-1/2 by 4-1/4. Once the base was cut and scored, I embossed the flap using my Cuttlebug. The bear was stamped on Bamboo cardstock, and like I did on the first card I made with this set, I went around the edges with a same-color marker to give the image some depth. Her cheeks were chalked, and I paper-pieced a little romper from Baby Pink cardstock. I think she's pretty sweet, if I do say so myself. The flap of the card is held down with Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps, the bottom one concealed behind the white stamped piece I used for the inside of my card. Although I don't have occasion to use them all that often, the Magnetic Snaps can come in very handy. They are very thin and so much easier to work with than Velcro. I just noticed, too, that my card sticks to my file cabinet, which means it would stick to a refrigerator or magnetic memo board. Cool.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Bamboo, and Baby Pink cardstock; Baby Pink gingham paper (retired); Black, Baby Pink, and Blush ink pads; Bamboo and Baby Pink markers; C.C. Designs Bear Hugs, Papertrey Ink Polka Basics and Mixed Messages, and CTMH For Every Occasion and Simple Stitches stamp sets; Hero Arts Art Flowers Spring; White Bitty Brads; Spring chalks; Score-Pal; Coluzzle mat and knife w/circle template; Cuttlebug w/Argyle embossing folder and Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

It turns out I'm having kind of a lazy day. The blogosphere is quiet, which tells me people are out doin' stuff. Marv came home from the golf course mid-afternoon and promptly fell asleep. I suppose I should give him a little poke pretty soon, so he can sleep tonight. Besides, I'm hungry. Perhaps if I eat something, I'll have a surge of energy. Then again, maybe not. I'll put it in gear tomorrow. Later!


Tracy said...

SO cute!!! I love how you use the marker to add depth! And thanks for the tip about the magnets, too! :)

Jeanne said...

This is adorable!!! Love that bear...and the argyle embossing. Thanks for the tip, as well. I've not tried those yet, but it's good to know they work well.

Loving what you've been sharing!

Connie said...

This is so stinkin' cute!! I bet the more you play with that Scor-Pal, the more likely you are to find out that it is a must have. I absolutely LOVE mine and am amazed at all the stuff I can do with it. Enjoy playing and keep making the cute cards!

Laurel said...

Wow, so cute! I love it, love the color, love the bears tummy, love everything!