Category Archives: Scor-Pal

blessings box

Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month’s theme is Storage Ideas.  We’d love for you to play along with us and make a project that can be used for any type of storage!  I used the Soap Box tutorial on the Scor-Pal website and some NEW Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps to create a little divided box to store some paper flowers, buttons, trinkets, or anything you can think of.

blessings box 1 diane zechman

Here’s the inside with the dividers.  The Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape are awesome tools to create beautiful boxes, etc.!

blessings box 2 diane zechman

I filled the box with flowers to take the photo but you could use it to hold any little treasures you want…or maybe little truffles?  ;)

blessings box 3 diane zechman

I used stamps from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Autumn Mums bundle…available to order NOW in the new Sweet Perks Club!  Here’s a close up of the flower.

blessings box 4 diane zechman

Yup, I used the Wink of Stella clear brush on it!

Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for our new Challenge!  And be sure to check out the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet Perks Club for a discount on your favorite stamps and dies!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Autumn Mum Greetings and So Grateful; paper- pale yellow, black, The Paper Cut- Aqua Blue and Silver; ink- SU! Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, tracing wheel, Spellbinders Scalloped Squares, ribbon, foam tape, Copics, Wink of Stella clear, rhinestones, adhesive pearls.


birthday cookie

Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month’s theme is Food For Thought.  We’d love for you to play along with us and make a card or project that is food related!  I used the tutorial for a Mini Pizza Box and created a little treat box to hold a birthday cookie.  (Because who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie??) 

After cutting and scoring the box, I added the patterned paper (which is very sparkly) to the top.  Then I die cut a window and added a die cut frame.  The inside of the window was lined with a piece of clear acetate.  Then the box was adhered with Scor-Tape.  A half circle was punched on the front of the lid to ease in opening the box.

Finally, I used some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps to decorate my box.  The flower and matching die is from Long Stem Silhouettes, the butterflies and coordinating dies are from Majestic Monarchs, and the sentiment is from Birthday Word Art.  Some clear Wink Of Stella was applied to the butterflies and flowers for some added sparkle which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photo.

Here’s a photo of the box open.

What a cute little way to wish someone a happy day, don’t you think?

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Long Stem Silhouettes, Majestic Monarchs, and Birthday Word Art; paper- SU! Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, DCWV Citrus; ink- SU! Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear acetate sheet, Labels 3 Nestabilities, SNSS Long Stem Silhouettes dies and Majestic Monarchs dies, foam tape, adhesive pearls, circle punch, clear Wink of Stella.

paper dresses, purses, and shoes

On Saturday we had a bridal shower for my daughter, Kayla.  I still can’t believe my girls are all grown up!  For her shower we went with a girly theme.  I made some paper purses and shoes for the table centerpieces and die cut lots of dress boxes for favors.  They were a lot of fun and turned out quite cute, I think!  My Scor-Pal was a life-saver and I used lots and lots of Scor-Tape

A friend helped me to trace and cut the purses and shoes that were done by hand with patterns or templates.  I went to Michael’s and bought 2- 12×12 paper packs (Recollections- Dreaming In Color) so the projects all coordinated.  The first three purses are a template by Becky Roberts.  The next three were done by making up my own measurements and were inspired by one my friend Tracy made a few years ago.  The last two purses were cut with my Sizzix Bigz Pro Pillow Purse die.  I used two patterns for the shoes… the Slip On Mule is by Stacy Cohen and the other shoe template is by Ellen Hutson

Here they are… what fun to create and embellish!  Do you have a favorite?

After the purses and shoes were decorated, I started making dress boxes for favors.  These were die cut with the Sizzix Bigz Pro Dress Box die.  I made over 40 and they all turned out a bit different.  Here’s just a few…

Thanks for popping in.  I will share more shower pics soon.  The games were fun too!  ;)

my country

Today starts a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog!  This month you are invited to play along and make something in the Colors Of Your Country/Patriotic.  I had a background piece that I made with the Shaving Cream technique at a friend’s house and I decided to turn it into an Easel Card.

As I made this card on Thursday, I was thinking of our neighbor who was a veteran and passed away the previous day. He watched our girls grow up and was very proud of them.  He will be sadly missed.  Many thanks to all our veterans and service men and women!

stamps- SU! For Your Country; paper- white, SU! Real Red, Night of Navy; ink- SU! Real Red, Night of Navy; accessories- Scor-Pal, star dies, foam dots, shaving cream, tracing wheel.

scored rays

It’s the first of the month, which brings a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog.  This month we are making our projects Bright & Sunny!  It’s also time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge! This month Lydia said to show something with Light on your card!  So here’s my sample for both challenges with stamped and diecut images by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. 

I used my Scor-Pal to randomly score some rays and then I sponged over them with yellow ink to highlight them.

Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for the June Challenge!

AND… Please join the Challenge Chicks and create a card with light… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…please use the keyword CHXJUN14.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

  • anna wight
  • diane zechman (me)
  • jeanne streiff
  • kelli hull
  • kelly schirmer
  • lydia fiedler 
  • stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Happy Happy and So Thankful; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate, MME- Breeze; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry; accessories- Scor-Pal, Sweet ‘n Sassy Happy Happy dies, foam dots, tracing wheel, Copics, gemstones.

    box in a bag

    It’s the first of the month, which brings a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog.  This month we are using a stamped image on our cards and projects.  Here’s my sample with a stamped and embossed flower and sentiment by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. 

    I used my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape to follow the Box in a Bag tutorial on the Splitcoast site.  It was fun re-visiting this technique!  The tag was cut with a bookmark die and I attached the flower to the tag with foam dots.  Yesterday I shared a coordinating card… you can scroll down to see it.

    Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for the May Challenge!

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Thankful Blooms and Delightful Doilies (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Rich Razzleberry, Me & My Big Ideas d.p.; ink- Versamark; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Sweet ‘n Sassy Thankful Blooms dies and Bookmarks & More dies, Berry Bliss embossing powder, SU! Wild Wasabi embossing powder, Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch, SU! Round Tab punch, hole punch, May Arts ribbon, foam dots, tracing wheel, adhesive pearls.

    Scor-Pal Challenge #3

    It’s the first of the month, which brings a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog.  This month we are making monochromatic cards and projects.  Here’s my sample and a sneak peek of some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps and dies coming next week!

    I started with a 4″ square piece of white cardstock and scored it both vertically and horizontally @ 1″, 2″, and 3″ with my Scor-Pal.

    Then, using post-it notes, I masked each square and lightly sponged them with dye-based ink.  I made sure to mask so that my scored lines were left un-inked, thus creating the effect of tile and grout.

    Stamp if desired and layer this panel onto a 4 1/4″ card base.  I added a piece of paper lace doily to make it more feminine.  I am really *loving* this new flower set!!  It has quickly become a favorite!

    Come join us on the Scor-Pal Blog for the April Challenge!

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Thankful Blooms and Lots-A-Spots (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana; ink- SU! Coastal Cabana; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Thankful Blooms dies and Mother die, Paper Shapers photo corner punch, paper lace doily, foam dots, tracing wheel, adhesive pearls.

    quick and easy Easter card

    Good morning!  This week the Scor-Pal team is sharing some ideas for Quick & Easy Easter cards.  Today I have a card that may look time consuming at first glance but I assure you it is both quick and easy!

    I used the Grid Technique to create my card.  First I started with a 4×4 square of white cardstock and scored it diagonally in both directions every 1/2″ to create the grid.  The finished scored background will look like this.

    Next I stamped my images over the same side, with the indented grooves.  The ink will not stamp in the scored areas.

    Then I colored select areas with Copic markers.  Be sure to avoid coloring in the scored lines.  Trim the panel if desired and finish the card. 

    Be sure to check out all the inspiration this week on the Scor-Pal blog to jumpstart your Easter card creations!

    stamps- SU! Easter Blossoms; paper- white, brown, SU! Pink Pirhouette; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- Scor-Pal, Copics, tracing wheel, Sweet ‘n Sassy Lacey Eyelet Border die, dimensional, rhinestone.

    a March Christmas challenge

    It’s finally the first day of March (come on Spring!) which means it’s time for the second monthly Scor-Pal Challenge!  This month it’s a Christmas challenge and I made a few of the Cami Tri-Fold card from the Scor-Pal site.  Cami came up with this design several years ago and it’s still a fun card fold!

    The little punched tab on the right side keeps the card closed.  Here it is open..

    I used the Spellbinders Circles and Stately Circles to frame the sweet penguin from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Cozy Friends.  Be sure to check that stamp set out…it’s on sale 1/2 off!

    Join us on the Scor-Pal blog and enter your Christmas cards in this month’s challenge!

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Cozy Friends and Born This Day (sentiment); paper- SU! Riding Hood Red and Gumball Green, black, white, Doodlebug- home for the holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Spellbinders Circles and Stately Circles, Scor-Pal, SU! Word Window punch and retired Slit Punch, 1/8″ hole punch, 1/2″ circle punch, baker’s twine, Copics, Stickles.

    sticky note holder and gift box

    Today I have a tutorial over on the Scor-Pal blog.  The DT is updating some of the older tutorials and I recently revised the Sticky Note Holder and Gift Box tutorial with a few alterations in the measurements and directions.

    Sticky Note Holder & Gift Box

    By Diane Zechman

    Adapted from tutorial by Bridgett Owens


    Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape

    Paper cutter


    Sticky Note pad

    papers, ribbon, etc. to embellish

    stamps and ink, if desired (Sweet ‘n Sassy- Winter Girls used here)

    Note Holder:

    2 pieces of 3 ½” x 3 ½” chipboard

    1 piece of 3 ¼” x 6 ¾” cardstock or heavy patterned paper

    2 pieces of 4 ½” x 4 ½” patterned paper

    Gift Box:

    1 piece of 4 ¾” x 10 ¼” cardstock

    Sticky Note Holder

    Step 1: Align the 3 ¼” x 6 ¾” cardstock along the left fence and score the 6 ¾” side @ 3 ¼” and 3 ½”.  Fold and crease scored lines.  Set aside.

    Step 2: Apply Scor-Tape to one side of each of the chipboard pieces.  Center each chipboard square onto the back side of the 4 ½” patterned paper.  Miter the corners and secure the sides down with additional Scor-Tape. 

    Step 3: Apply Scor-Tape to one side of your cardstock up to the first score line and center it onto one chipboard square. Repeat this process for the other chipboard cover.

    Step 4: Adhere sticky note pad to the inside and decorate as desired.

    Gift Box

    Step 5: Align cardstock along the left fence and score the 10 ¼” side @ 1/2” and 9”.

    Step 6: Slide the cardstock over so the left side is at the 1/8” mark.  Score @ 4 ¼” and 5 ½”.

    Step 7: Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score @ 3”. 

    Step 8: Using scissors, cut the vertical score lines up to the horizontal score line.  Remove the small rectangular section at the bottom left.  Then trim the 2 largest flaps to 1 ¼” wide.  This will create the box bottom.  You will now have four flaps.

    Step 9: Fold and crease all scored lines.  Adhere patterned paper layers to the front side, if desired.

    Step 10: Turn the paper over.  Fold both sides in, adhering together  with Scor-Tape to form the box.

    Step 11: Fold bottom flaps in one at a time, applying Scor-Tape to adhere the flaps shut.

    Step 12:  Decorate as desired.  The gift box will hold 1 or 2 Sticky Note Holders.

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