Category Archives: Scor-Pal

each day is a gift

Good morning!  It is ssssoooo cold here.  brrr!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using 4 SNSS sets… Celebrate Today, Lots-a-Spots, Decorative Frames, and the coordinating Decorative Plaques dies.

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It’s a calendar…no, it’s a notepad…wait, it’s an easel card!  Ok, it’s all three.  :)

I stamped the dotted background (after stamping the ink off first) in a light yellow so the notepad color would match.  The notepad fits perfectly on the SNSS Decorative Label!  Happy accident…the sentiment goes perfectly with the mini calendar!   (oops…I forgot to tear off January!)

Thanks for popping in…stay warm and happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Celebrate Today, Lots-a-Spots, Decorative Frames; paper- white, black, SU! Poppy Parade; ink- SU! Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Decorative Plaques dies, Spellbinders Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight, mini calendar (Taylored Expressions), Post-it notepad, Scor-Tape, buttons, crochet thread, glue dots.

I paws-itively love you

Hello!  January is flying by and my thoughts are turning to Valentine’s Day.  It will be upon us quick!

Today I am sharing a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using my Valentine Critters stamp set which also has coordinating dies.

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This is a 4 1/4″ square card with some Box Pleats on the strip of floral patterned paper.  I started with a strip that is 1 1/2″ x 12″.

Using a Scor-Pal scoring board, I scored the strip at the following marks- 1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 7, 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, 10, 10 1/2, and 11 1/2 inches.  You will fold with a mountain/valley/valley/mountain pattern to look like this:

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I made this card before the matching dies were available but now I love being able to cut the images so quickly and cleanly!

Thanks for popping in…happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Valentine Critters; paper- white, Fancy Pants- Hopscotch (Grove & Jump Rope); ink- Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, American Crafts Orange Lace Crochet Ribbon, Copics, foam dimensionals.

light of the world and a Minion

Hello friends! Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps October Release and Blog Hop!

Today Sweet ‘n Sassy has some great new sets available to get you started on your holiday and winter card making!  I have 2 cards to share…the first one uses two new sets called Name Above All Names and Winter Blessings.

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I was inspired to make this by my friend Diane H. who made a very similar one at our stamping event last weekend.  The Winter Blessings set has a huge, beautiful background image that I stamped a portion of with white craft ink onto navy paper.  It has a pretty snowflake and flourish design.  The candle and sentiment are from the Name Above All Names set.  The wainscoting was simply scored.

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And just for fun…when I saw the images in the Grunge Elements 2 set, I saw a Minion!  😉  The sentiment is from Birthday Word Art.

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To see more samples made by the Design Divas using the new stamp sets from the October Release, hop on over to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog! Don’t forget to leave a little love on each blog as you hop along.  Then head on over to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store to pick up your favorite stamp sets from the release!

Thanks for popping in!  Have a great weekend!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Name Above All Names, Winter Blessings; paper- white, navy, SU! Always Artichoke and Paisley Petals dsp; ink- SU! Craft White, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, QuicKutz Window, Clear Wink of Stella, adhesive pearls.

Minion card- stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Grunge Elements 2 and Birthday Word Art; paper- black, white, SU! Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- 3/4″ and 1″ circle punches, corner rounder.

Christmas Scene shadow box card

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the NEW Ai Try Folds… Christmas Scene TF (4687).  Instead of a trifold card, though, I used the images to create a shadow box card.

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I added a few adhesive pearl “snowballs”.  :)

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Here’s a view from the top…

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions- Christmas Scene TF (4687); paper- Cougar white, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Large Oval Punch, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, adhesive pearls.

Ai Love Spinner

Good morning!  I have a fun card to share (and a quick video).  I love interactive cards so I am excited today about the Art impressions new Spinners Launch!  They are ALL so cute and immediately went onto my wish list.  Is this not the cutest couple?

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I used Love Spinner (4571) and the coordinating Love Spinner Dies (4613) on my card.  The front is CAS (clean & simple)…

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but this card is all about what’s inside…

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 The front & back images have diecuts that match up perfectly with each other to make putting them back to back a SNAP!  Just adhere them on a string and they SPIN… cool!  I made a Pop Out Window Suspension Card to hang them in.

The front & back of the paper pieced images…

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Here’s a little 5 second video to see them spin!

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I am anxious to try some of the others in this collection.  Be sure to see all the great DT samples on the Ai blog today.  And join us in the Cards With Movement Challenge.  Check it out and play along…you could win some awesome Ai stamps!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Love Spinner (4571); paper- white, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Coastal Cabana, October Afternoon- The Thrift Shop, Colorbok- Beach House; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red, Coastal Cabana; accessories- Art Impressions Love Spinner Dies (4613), Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, trimmer, crochet thread, Copics, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Martha Stewart mini hearts punch, Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Dies, Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities.

gift box pocket card

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I have a pocket card in the shape of a gift box.  I used part of the Art Impressions Birthday Gal Front & Back (3199) and my sentiment is from the Michael’s exclusive set called His & Hers Camper.

I made a picture tutorial to show you how to create this pocket card (below).  They are great for tucking in a gift card or cash.  😉

Here is the front of my pocket card…

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…and the inside…

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And…you can also create this without a pocket if you just want it to open like a regular card…

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It’s easy and fun so let’s get started!

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Note: I like to use the CLEAR sticky-back Velcro dots.  They are thinner and less noticeable!

That’s it!  Now just decorate your pocket card with your favorite Ai characters!

Have a great day!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Birthday Gal Front & Back (3199) and Michael’s exclusive set- His & Hers Camper (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe and Pool Party, SU! Sweet Sorbet designer series paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Oval Punches, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Velcro, Scor-Tape, Copic markers, My Mind’s Eye- The Sweetest Thing Enamel Dots.

beach tote- AI hop with Tombow!

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Art Impressions Blog Hop!

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You probably got here from Daniella Hayes’ blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Art Impressions’ Blog to start!

I made a Beach Tote Gift Bag for our hop today!  I used the Ai Loungers set (4473) and Beach TryFolds set (4577) to make my project. 

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Here’s a close up of the Loungers and beach signs…

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And here are the Tombow products I used to create my beachy gift tote… I LOVE Tombow so this was a fun project for sure!  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, NEW Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent.

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To make the base of the tote, cut and score as shown here:

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Fold the sides in and glue or tape where they overlap.  Then decorate as desired.  Add ribbon or cardstock strips for handles.  Tip: I recycled/reused cording from a shopping bag.  You can also save the cord from gift bags that have torn, etc. and need to be tossed.

After I colored my images, I used Tombow Foam Tape to pop them up.

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The Lounging ladies were fully popped, the beach signs were popped up at the top and glued down at the bottom.

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Below the signs I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to add “sand” (Summer Mudd Puddles).

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To make the bag a bit sparkly, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the sun, umbrella, beach ball, and their drinks.  😉

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Now be sure to check out the other AI and Tombow projects in the blog hop- they are fabulous!!  Plus here’s some FUN prizes…


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Tombow USA prize includes: Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and NEW Tombow Foam Tape.


The Art Impressions prize includes: Elephant Set, Cat Big Mouth, The Queen Set and Joy Found Window.


To win, enter on the Rafflecopter above! You have until May 5th at 11:59 EST to enter. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 6th 2015.


Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Art Impressions on Facebook!


YOUR NEXT STOP IS Jennie Garcia!


Here is the line up in case you get lost.


Art Impressions Blog

Cheri Burry

Beth Watson

Dana Warren

Daniella Hayes

Diane Zechman

Jennie Garcia

Karen Day

Jennifer Priest

Kerry Kung

Latrice Murphy

Reneé Matarese

Sharon Caudle

Tombow USA Blog

Thanks for popping in!

Diane Signature

stamps- Art Impressions Loungers Set (4473) and Beach TryFolds Set (4577); paper- Cougar white 100#; SU! Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight, The Paper Studio- Girl Multi Stripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent (tape runner), Scor-Pal, tracing wheel, SU! Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Copics, cording, Clear Wink Of Stella, Summer Mudd Puddles, BossKut Sun die.

Super Dad

Welcome to Sweet ‘n Sassy’s April 2015 Release Blog Hop & Challenge!  Now that you have had a chance to see the new masculine release for this month, it’s time to see what the Design Divas have done with the new stamp and die sets.  Hop along to each of the DT Blogs and check out all of the fabulous masculine cards!


Blog Hop Giveaway!

What would a Blog Hop be without a giveaway, right?  One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  You have until Thursday, April 23rd at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, April 24th!


The stamp and die sets the Design Team will be using for the Hop today are now available as a Pre-Order at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Store!  

I used Super Dad to create my card:

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I think he’s super cool!



The DT blog links can be found in the Linky Tool below!

Now onto the challenge! 

Make it Masculine

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:


– You don’t have to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)

– Please create a NEW card (no back linking)

– We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges
 – You’ll have until Thursday, April 23rd at midnight EST to enter

– We’ll draw 1 winner from this week’s challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!  

If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we’ll draw 2 winners!

– Please use code SNSApril2015RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 


To enter simply share a link to your creation below!


Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, April 24th to see if you’ve won and check out our new May Sweet Perks Bundles!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Super Dad; paper- white, SU! Real Red and Midnight Muse, Pebbles- Americana; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Arrow dies, trimmer, Scor-Pal, Copics, foam tape, gemstones.

rosette ornaments

It’s the first day of the month and that means it’s time for a new Scor-Pal challenge!  This month’s theme is Christmas/Holidays.  I made a set of 3 rosette ornaments using my Scor-Pal and some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps and dies.

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I used the Christmas Silhouettes stamps and matching dies, along with some pretty sheet music patterned paper.  To make the rosettes, start with 3 strips of the patterned paper (1/2 x 12, 1 x 12, and 1 3/4 x 12) and score them every 1/4″.  To heat emboss the edges of the rosettes, roll them over a Versamark ink pad and add powder, then heat.

Now check out the other fun projects on the Scor-Pal blog and play along!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes; paper- SU! Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Echo Park- Christmas Carol; ink- Versamark, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes dies and Large Snowflake dies, circle punches, hot glue gun, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, rhinestones, silver cording.
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Snowman Soup pocket card (with Envelope Notcher and video!)

Brrr!  We were spoiled with a few extra days of nice temps but now it has gotten cooler.  I am not especially fond of the cold but today I have a card to help warm someone up.

I recently purchased the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher which compliments their Envelope Punch Board.  And I wanted to use it for a Make & Take for some dear friends who came to visit at my friends Lisa & Lou Ann’s store.  But I thought it would be fun to notch something else besides an envelope… because we can all read & follow the directions on the package, right?  lol.  But when I did a quick search, I soon realized that there aren’t any tutorials using this tool for projects other than making a notched envelope…or maybe I’m not looking in the right place??

Anyway, I first decided to create a tri-fold card so I figured out the measurements for cutting and scoring.  Then I changed it up a bit and turned my tri-fold into a pocket card… so you can tuck in whatever you wish.  Mine has a hot cocoa packet.  And I used my Snowman Soup stamp set by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  :)


And here it is open…with hot cocoa inside…


My snowman was paper pieced (still one of my fave techniques!).  A marker was used on his scarf though.


To create the Tri-fold card base, I started with a 5 1/2″ x 10 1/4″ piece of cardstock.  Using my Scor-Pal, I scored the length at 3″ and 7 1/4″.  (Or you can just score each end at 3″)  Crease scored lines.

Next, centering the Envelope Notcher in the middle section both horizontally and vertically, fold and punch each end (the top and the bottom).

Then staple, tape or glue each side of the pocket and decorate your card as desired.  The snowflake border was diecut from white cardstock using the Sizzix Decorative Strip Die – Holly, Beaded & Snowflake Garland.  I dotted this with a little Stickles.

Here’s a quick video with a few hints on using the envelope notcher and making this project…


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Hope this helps you have a little more fun with this cool tool!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowman Soup; paper- white, red, ?dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Copics, Sizzix Decorative Strip Die – Holly, Beaded & Snowflake Garland, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher.
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