Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Garland

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a fun, fall inspired garland to share with you!  I saw this project over at Happy Clippings and thought by using our Score-Pal and Score-tape, that I could create the same project but much more easily and with the end result being more clean and crisp!  Check out all the other fabulous Fall~Halloween projects over at the Scor-Pal blog, too!

1. Using the maple leaf template at Happy Clippings, fold your paper in half, trace temple, and cut out.

2. Turn the leaf cut out on its side and using your Scor-Pal, score at every half inch.
 3. Fold on the score lines, folding one way and then another, back and forth to create an accordion shape.

 4. Place a strip of Scor-tape across the longest side of the leaf.

5. Bend in the middle, adhering the side with the score-tape together, creating the maple leaf.

Create as many of these as needed to create your fall garland! I adhered a loop of twine to be able to feed each leaf through the ribbon.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed our week long fall projects!!! :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Magazine Holder

Hi, everyone!  
Today I have a fun project for Scor-pal's September "More than One Score" challenge.  The theme is fun storage containers. Now I must admit that I struggled with this one but one look at my "home office" area told me exactly what I was missing: some sort of container for all my monthly bills!  Before, they would just be messily stacked in various piles around my desk.  I have been wanting to find a good organizational system that works for me and this is one step closer to having a tidy work area.  

So, here is what I came up with.

Now, I know that we can just go out and by this type of container but why not make your own?  :)  I made this using heavy duty card stock to make sure it was stable enough.

1. Using your Scor-Pal, score two sheets of of white 12" x 12" cardstock at the 3" and 11 1/2" mark.

2. Using a ruler, draw a line from top left point where the scored line begins to the mid point of the second scored line (6" down), and cut out that section using a craft knife, as shown in the following two pictures.

3. Do a similar cut to the second sheet of paper but this time, start your diagonal cut from the line scored at the 3" mark down to the 11 1/2" scored line, as shown below in the diagram.

4.Next, score the at the "flap" sections at the 6" mark and adhere down with Scor-tape.  Do this to the 3" "flap" as shown below and to the 1/2" flap not pictured.  You could simply cut off these sections but I wanted to fold it down for added support.

5. Depending on how tall you want your container to be, you can trim off part of the top as I did.  I wanted mine to have 8 1/2" x 11" dimensions, so I cut off an inch from the top side of each sheet as show below.  For add stability, I scored, folded and adhered the section shown below.

6. Next, I created the bottom section of my container.  Cut a 4" x 9 1/2" piece of card stock and score at the 1/2" mark on all sides.

7. Cut out corners as shown below.

8. Add Scor-tape to the outside of the flaps.

9. At this point, you can embellish each section or you can start carefully, assembling the container as shown in the pic below. (sorry for the blurry photo!)

Finished un-embellished project.

I'm using mine as a way to organize my bills! Stamp set from Gina K Designs, "Organize It."

Well, thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure to participate in the challenge--you might be our random winner!  :)  You can go HERE for more details.  :)

Blessings, Janice :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Back to School with Scor-Pal

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a fun teacher gift for Back to School!  I've created a little gift caddy that you can put treats and supplies in.

Make sure to go to the Scor-Pal blog to get the full instructions on how to make your own!  :)

You can check out another super cute Back to School project I made HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Birthday Banner

Hey, there!  Today I have a classy birthday card that I made while at a very slow scrapbook show.  I had lots of free time so I created a card to go along with a Fun Stampers Journey challenge on facebook.  The challenge was to create a project using pink and black.  Sooooooo, I'm not a huge black and pink fan so as you can see, I limited the amount of pink on my card!  Lol!

Here it is with a white background--it's harder to see the black section against the black backdrop but I like the contrast of the black back drop better!  Lol!

Here is a close-up of the banner section that I first embossed onto the white card base and then added the die cut of the same banner on top.  I love how it turned out!

Don't you love that sparkle???  I used Fun Stampers Journey's "Sparkle Dust" which is a very fine and gorgeous glitter.  

Fun Stampers Journey Products used
Banner Party - Stamp(SS-0009)
Pennants- Die(DI-0004)
Whip Cream - Cardstock(CS-0040)
Journey Sparkle Dust
True Color Fusion Ink in Black Licorice (IP-0041)
2 OZ Journey Glaze (AD-0003)
Many Wishes - Stamp (SS-0057)

If you want to purchase any of the products I used on this card, just go to and order directly from me!  :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Janice :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Scor-Pal August Challenge: Food for Thought

Hi,everyone! I've got a fun Back-to-School project today for our monthly "more than one score" challenge for Scor-Pal! The theme this month is "food for thought," so I created a fun little snack caddy that can be used as a first day of school teacher gift!

Isn't it adorable?!  I was inspired to create a caddy like the one over at The Little Blue Room but I didn't have the dies she mentions, so I created my own using my Scor-Pal!  :)

1. Cut two strips of  cardstock at 3 1/4" x 12" and score at the two inch mark.

2. Die cut or punch the "handles".  I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals.  I apologize for not snapping a pic of this step!

3.Cut two strips of cardstock at 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" and score at 1/2" and 2 3/4" mark on both as shown below.

4. Turn and score 1/4" in from both sides.

4. Die cut or punch a boarder to the 1/2" section on both pieces. I used a Spellbinders border die. Cut out the extra sections as shown below.

5. Place strips of Scor-Tape on the side flaps and near the score line of the bottom section (on both pieces).

6. Start assembling the caddy.

7. You are ready to decorate!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to join us in this challenge for a chance at a fun prize!

Janice :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary: Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of the Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek and Giveaway! The dies that have been shown  over these past four days are slated for release at the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association Paper Arts show in Atlanta, Georgia. I am excited to get to introduce a fun, new Spellbinders die template named Cascade Dots S4-456. 
 Spellbinders is giving away this new die template set , as well as the new die template sets used on previous sneak peek blogs this week and a fabulous grand prize! Be sure to  look at the end of the post for more details and instructions on how to enter the giveaway.
**Please Note: There is a clickable link at the bottom of this post for entering;  commenting on this post does NOT enter you into the giveaway.**
1. Create a card base of 6" x 4 3/4".

2. Cut/emboss one Cascade Dots to use as a template, then, using a craft knife, cut your desired size "rays".
(I used a die cut I had used previously as a stenciling template, hence the glossy accents seen on the picture.)

3. Cut/emboss four Cascade Dots in your desired color, then using the template earlier created, cut your rays using a craft knife.

4.Adhere your pieces onto your card base, creating "rays."

5. Using red thread, sew lines down between each ray created.

6.Cut/emboss Standard Circles Small  die #4 (with 1 being the smallest from the center) in white, using a yellow pen, draw a ring of dots following the embossed edge.

7.Trace then cut out the inside of Standard Circles Small die #3 in navy blue, use Cascade Dots as a stencil and stencil the dots using a white gel pen.

8. Adhere the Standard Small Circles die cuts to card.

9. Adhere bow and button to finish.

Spellbinders Products Used:

S4-456 Cascade dots

Preferred Product Partners:

Fun Stampers Journey: Cardstock: Candy Apple, Orange Creamsicle, Summer Days, Lemon Drop, Whipped Cream

Cross Promotional Products:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ® ©: 3-D foam squares
Beacon Adhesive: 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Other Supplies (non-partners):

White Gel Pen
Orange Ribbon
Blue button
Yellow Marker
Sewing Machine
Red Thread

So. . . here's the part you've been waiting for--
how to enter the Spellbinders Sneak Peek Giveaway!
The link for entry from my blog is 
This link will work for 48 hours, and will then be disabled.
Contest Rules can be found HERE
Questions? Direct questions here:, but be aware that entries are not accepted at the questions email address.
While I truly appreciate comments, commenting on this blog post does NOT enter you into the contest, and I don't want you to miss out on that opportunity! So be sure to follow the link above. :-)
For more chances to win, please visit
Tina McDonald's blog HERE.

Thank you for visiting, and best of luck in the contest!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Peonies Card

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a card I made for one of my Spellbinders assignments way back in the fall.  :) 

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers and paired with this gorgeous Spellbinders frame--a knockout!  If you want to see the supplies I used, go HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay tuned for Thursday's, post!  I will be part of Spellbinder's Summer Sneak Peek bloghop and there will be a chance for you to win a fabulous prize!  :)

You can go HERE for more info about the Summer Release Sneak Peek blog hop.