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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.

spring flowers

Hello friends!  It’s time once again for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!  We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the first Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun!  This month it is Jeanne’s turn and her challenge theme is “Spring Flowers”.  What a welcomed theme!  I am sooo ready for flowers!

I just got the SU! hostess set called Morning Meadow (along with the tag punch and embossing folder I used) so I was anxious to use them.  Here’s my card.

I cut a little cardstock “ribbon” for the top of the tag and stapled it in place.  What a pretty set!  I’m sure I’ll use it again soon.

Please join us and create something with spring flowers… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…please use the keyword CHXMAR14.  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- SU! Morning Meadow; paper- SU! Island Indigo and Pool Party, brown, white; ink- SU! Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party: accessories- SU! Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Banner punch, and Scallops embossing folder, ribbon, tracing wheel, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, rhinestones.

    baking penguins

    I’m back with another Sunday post as September guest designer for Inky Antics.  Today my project is a small gift jar with cookie mix inside using the Whisk Penguin image from the Baking Penguins clear set.

    I created a tag and added a layer with the penguin.  He was colored with Copics  and I sponged a bit inside the diecut shape.  Here’s a close up.

    His hat and shirt were popped up with dimensionals.

    A strip of patterned paper was attached around the side of the lid.  Inside the jar I layered the ingredients from the recipe for the cookie mix that I found here.  I used M&M’s that I had on hand for this project.  The colors of the candy didn’t quite match my patterned papers so I added an additional strip of paper around the top of the jar to conceal the colored candy inside.  If you have candy to match your project, though, it is pretty to see that layer of candy at the top of the jar!

    “Whisking” you a very happy Sunday.  Go say hello to Jackie on the Inky Antics blog and have a great week, friends!

    stamps- Inky Antics Baking Penguins; paper- white, black, SU! Wintergreen; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party; accessories- Spellbinders Large & Small Deckled Rectangles, Copics, dimensionals, SU! Tag Corner punch, baker’s twine, rhinestones, 12 oz. jar and lid, cookie mix ingredients.

    God Is

    Welcome to day 4 of our August feature Blog Hops! Today we’re featuring a fabulous new stamp set by Dina Kowal called God Is.  Do you like silhouettes?  You’ll love this!

    I also used one of the new bookmark dies here… I just cut it shorter to fit my card front and made it a tag.  ;0)   (The two white borders are also dies with the bookmarks!)  Here’s the full set.

    Check out more samples made by our DT on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

    Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- God Is; paper- MME Unforgettable, SU! Basic Gray; ink- Versafine Black; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bookmarks & More dies, glue dots, tracing wheel, button, crochet thread, Primas, brads.

    February Christmas cards

    I’ve been so busy lately but I haven’t forgotten to get my Christmas cards done for the monthly DD challenge.  Today’s the last day of the month and I made it…whew!  I actually got this done a few days ago…just finally getting to upload. 

    This month Stacey challenged us to CASE someone and I chose this clean & simple card by my friend, Valerie Stangle.  I loved her layout!  Here’s my version.

    I struggled with the tree.  I was trying to stamp and die cut some trees but each color of ink I tried just didn’t match the paper.  So I just cut some trees from the paper itself.  Perfect match!  :)

    stamps- Paper Smooches- Alphadot; paper- Riding Hood Red, My Mind’s Eye- Be Merry; ink- Cherry Cobbler; accessories- SU! Tag Corner punch, hole punch, baker’s twine, dimensionals.

    The Challenge Chicks

    Last month my friends Jeanne, Anna, and I had a little Critter Challenge…and it was so much fun that we decided to make it a monthly event!  Now we are The Challenge Chicks and a few other gals have joined us.  Fun!

    We’d love for you to play along with us!  All you need to do is follow the theme each month and post your project to our Facebook page or use the specific keyword when uploading to SCS.  Easy!  And if you play along, we have a cool badge for you to add to your blog (thanks to our talented Anna)!  Just save this one…or copy the code in my sidebar for your widget.———>

    This month I challenged The Chicks to create a Christmas tag (Use keyword CHXDEC12 on SCS).  I ended up making two tags using Tina Wenke’s Winter Collection papers, Spellbinders dies, and some Paper Smooches stamps.  First I used the Nested Mittens…

    Next I made a Frosty’s Hat tag with the Reverse Wonky Rectangles die.  Don’t know where I saw this idea but it was perfect!

    Now go check out all the other Chicks’ tags!  (and come play along!)

  • anna wight
  • diane zechman (me)
  • jeanne streiff
  • kelli hull
  • kelly schirmer
  • lydia fiedler
  • vicki garrett
  • mitten tag: stamp- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes; paper- Tina Wenke’s Winter Collection, white, kraft; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- Spellbinders Nested Mittens, Martha Stewart Mini Hearts punch, linen thread, ribbon, button, Copics, 1/16″ hole punch, EK Success snowflake punch, gemstones.

    hat tag: stamp- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes; paper- Tina Wenke’s Winter Collection, black, white (on back); ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles, linen thread, Copics, 1/16″ hole punch, Martha Stewart Holly Leaf punch, Stickles.

    a reindeer tag

    Just popping in quick before the hurricane comes through.  Stay safe, everyone!

    Here’s my October Christmas cards for the Dirty Dozen & Alumni Christmas Card Challenge.  Stacy challenged us to make tags this month and I chose to put my tags on a card so I could build up my Christmas Card stash.

    I had these done about a week ago but I was preparing for company and Hurricane Sandy so I’m just now getting them up.  I used another Paper Smooches image…love that reindeer!  I also used a reindeer embossing folder that I found on my last visit to Buffalo Stamps.

    Keeping it short…going to cook dinner before we lose power!

    stamps- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes and Santa Paws; paper- Kraft, white, Blue Bayou; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- SU! Bigz Two Tags die, Copics, corner rounder, Cart-Us Reindeer embossing folder, May Arts ribbon, linen thread, Stickles, Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

    a butterfly bridal shower

    This weekend we had a bridal shower for my DD.  A few weeks ago when we started planning the shower, I thought it might be nice to have a butterfly theme.  It really worked out quite well and we had such a nice time with family and friends!  Today I’ll share some pics of the projects and decorations I made.  Then I’ll be back tomorrow with some more pics to share.

    First we needed an invitation!  Since I needed multiples, I wanted to make a CAS (clean & simple) card.  I figured a white on white card would be elegant and a pop of color with a butterfly should be fun.  Here’s the invite…

    Next I worked on the table favors.  We had “whisked away” heart whisks which I attached a punched butterfly to, and I also made some butterfly houses filled with chocolates.  Here’s a few of the many houses I made in different colors.

    A few years ago we made these as bird houses…with a round opening in the front and a bird attached.  I just used the SU! Word Window punch instead and turned it into a butterfly house.  The base is the milk carton die and the roof is a Spellbinders die…held on with a binder clip so you can access the candy inside.  A piece of acetate lines the front slot.

    I didn’t get a real good photo of the favors on the tables but here’s one I did get.

    For the centerpieces I made some tags, each in a different color to match the center flower, with quotes on love and marriage that I printed out and diecut.

    All lined up…

    And one more pic for today.  When my girls were little, I took a pic of them playing dress up with my wedding gown.  I am SO glad I did that!!

    I’ll be back tomorrow with more pics.  Have a great day!

    Invite- stamps- SU! Inviting and Papillon Potpourri; paper- white; ink- Tangerine Tango, Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, QuicKutz Springtime folder, SU! Elegant Butterfly punch.

    Quote Tags: paper- Limeade, Daffodil, Tangerine, Bermuda Bay, Lavendar Lace, Choc. Chip, white; accessories- Labels 9 Nestabilities, SU! Two Tags die, Magnolia Romantic Lace Border die, gemstones, ribbons.

    Butterfly Houses: stamps- SU! Weathered, CHF Polka Dots; paper- white, various cardstock and patterned papers; ink- Crumb Cake, Pumpkin; accessories- binder clips, Spellbinders scalloped long rectangle Nestabilities, SU! milk carton die, clear acetate, SU! Word Window punch, SU! Elegant butterfly punch, Stickles, Scor-Tape.


    poolin’ around

    Hi friends!  Today I will be sharing my projects that were featured on the Scor-pal blog as part of this week’s Scor-pal and Momenta blog week. Of course, if you missed these projects or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you’ll want to hop on over there and see what’s been going on. Be sure to leave comments on each post from this week for a chance to win some great prizes.  Entry deadline in 8am Monday, July 2, so there’s still time!

    I had 2 projects to share this week using the Scor-Pal and some Kaleidoscope papers and stickers by Momenta.  First up I have a 12 x 12 scrap page.  As you may know, I am usually not a scrapper but I am slowly trying my hand at it.  The sticker at the bottom says “Smile and the world smiles with you”.  So true!

    This is an old photo of my DD when she was little…love that grin!  All dressed up but no swimsuit on.  lol.  If you look closely through the panes in the door, there’s a little kiddie pool outside…all that we had at the time!

    I used those panes of glass as inspiration to make a diagonal embossed background of 1″ squares on the top of the page.  It was very easy to create with the Scor-Pal…and will be even easier when the new diagonal scoring plate is released!  Can’t wait!  Here’s a close up of the scoring and some random stitching on my sewing machine.

    I love the puffy scalloped border sticker and I especially love the layered flower sticker I used.  Super cute!

    For the next project, I went in a different direction and made 2 friendship cards.  The same Kaleidoscope papers and stickers were used, along with the same green thread for stitching.  I also added some Stickles to the stickers and stuck on a few sticky-back rhinestones. (say that a few times!)

    The cards are 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2 to create a pocket inside. (Exactly like the Gift Card / Money pocket cards I made… except this time it holds a little pull-out tag).  Here’s the inside.  The flap is made into a pocket with Scor-Tape on the top and bottom edges.

    As you can see, I added more Momenta stickers and papers to the inside.

    For more ideas using Scor-Pal and Momenta products, be sure to visit the Scor-Pal and Momenta blogs!

    Scrap page: paper- Momenta Kaleidoscope, Bazzill White; accessories- Scor-Pal, Momenta Kaleidoscope stickers, 3/4″ square punch, sewing machine.

    cards: paper- Momenta Kaleidoscope, White, SU! Bermuda Bay; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Momenta Kaleidoscope stickers, 1 3/8″ circle punch, sewing machine, Martha Stewart Floral Lace Edge punch, Stickles, gemstones.


    more tiny teacups

    I made a few more teacups…this time they were gifts for some special friends.  Again, I used my Scorpal, Scor-Tape, and another pattern from the lovely American Crafts Garden Cafe line.  But instead of filling them with a Keurig tea pod, I added a few tea bags and a matching pin made from cardstock.  You can see my other teacup with directions here.  Below are directions for the pins.

    I added everyone’s initial’s with some pink sparkly Thickers, also by American Crafts.  And this time I added a few paper flowers on the doily.  Here they are all stacked up nice and pretty…

    I made the pins by die-cutting 5 layers of brown cardstock for each one and glueing them together (stacked).  Then a sixth layer (white cardstock) was cut and stamped.  The teacup image was stamped again onto patterned paper (the reverse side of the paper used for the teacups) and the body of the cup was paper pieced.  The handle and saucer were colored with Copics.  The top was covered with Crystal Effects and I brushed Decoupage glue onto the back and sides of the pins.

    A pin back was attached with E6000 glue and I stamped and cut a simple tag shape to attach them to.

    I sure enjoyed making these…I hope the recipients enjoy them too!

    stamps- SU! Take A Sip wheel; paper- Saffron, white, brown, American Crafts Garden Cafe- Rose’s Kitchen and Poppy’s Pub; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs, Labels 11 Nestabilities, 1 3/8 and 1 3/4 circle punches, American Crafts Thickers, Primas, Copics, glue dots, blue pastels, Crystal Effects, E6000 glue, Decoupage glue, pin backs, foam brush, SU! tag corner punch.