January 24, 2012

MFT~Scor-Pal Blog Hop~

Hi there and welcome to the My Favorite Things/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!  I am thrilled to be a part of this hop because I love my Scor-Pal as much as I love my MFT stamps and die-namics!

To see the complete list of participating designers from MFT and Scor-Pal, head on over to the MFT Blog!

I have a rather long post for you today that includes a tutorial....so grab a cuppa, sit back and relax!



When the original Scor-Pal was introduced, I purchased it immediately and when the newest version came out I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!  My Scor-Pal sits on my desk and is used EVERY time I make a project....even if it is to just score a card fold.  It is an essential tool in my stamping arsenal.


I made a card using the newest Flopsey, Bunches of Hearts.  Flopsey was colored with Copics, was cut out and then popped up for dimension.  He was layered on a heart cut using one of the Layered Hearts Die-namics that was cut from corrugated cardboard.  I also swiped some Vintage Cream ink across the heart to give it some more interest.  The sentiments are from the same set and were cut out with the Mini Tab and First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics.  


Do you see the scored diamond pattern on the denim colored panel?  That was done with my Scor-Pal.  I have a problem with "plain" cardstock on a card so adding a diamond pattern for interest is something I do often.  I took a few pictures as I scored the paper and will have a tutorial at the end of this post.


This picture shows the dimension I LOVE on a card front......


And here is the finished inside.....




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Now onto the Scored Diamond Pattern Tutorial:  (it's my first ever tutorial so go easy on me :)




I started with a piece of patterned paper cut into a 5" square.  I lined my paper up corner to corner at the 5" mark.  Make sure the bottom corner is on the same line to ensure a perfect pattern.  The point of the corner fits perfectly in the little notch at the top.



Score down the center from corner to corner.....



Then score from edge to edge every 1/2".  For some reason I go to the right and then to the left.  Habit....but do what works for you.  



This is what it looks like when you're done with the first half.....




Now turn your patterned paper so the original score lines are horizontal making sure to keep each corner on the same line.  Again, I chose the 5" score line......(6 is actually the middle)


And repeat the scoring again, every 1/2".




And here it is finished!  Now all you have to do is add it to your card!


Well, if you're still with me, you're done!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day!

Stamps:  Bunches of Hearts Flopsey (MFT)
Paper:  Fossil, Vintage Cream, Crate Paper Random (6x6)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Layered Heart, Mini Tab and First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics (MFT), Lace Trim, Sewing Machine, Corrugated Cardboard, Foam Tape

71 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a cute card! I like the background you made!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the scored background and the corrugated heart....lots of fun textures!

Angel said...

absolutely adorable!

wendy said...

so adorable Jackie!

Karen Giron said...

SO cute, Jacks! I love the diamond embossing - what a fun and easy way to dress up that plain paper!

Barbara said...

Love the scoring on your "plain" card stock, Jackie. I have a problem with that, too, but you've solved that problem :)

terri d said...

Very cute card and the way you scored the back ground and heart makes them pop out so much more. This goes in my remember file!

Becky Sorensen said...

Wonderful card.

Maria C said...

love it - awesome job

Tanya said...

Wonderful! Now if I just had a Scor-pal!! TFS :)

Marisa said...

Love that corrugated heart with the white ink on it! Lovely touch with the scored BG too :)

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your Flopsy card is adorable!!

Kimberly S. said...

Cute card! I love Flopsy, and the scored background is a GREAT idea!!

Annheidel said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love that corrugated heart!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card. TFS.

Sabine said...

What a cute card! Great idea!

Janet said...

You've made an awesome project. Thanks for the tutorial.

Pam said...

This is just adorable. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Karen Motz said...

Awesome tutorial Jacks and I LOVE your Flopsey card!!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Fabulous and amazing Jackie!! Such amazing texture and your tutorial is GREAT!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Kristy Hansen said...

Another great idea for the background. I like the texture it gives - fast and easy too. ksh

Nancy said...

Love the card and love your paper using the score-pal. I have a Score-Pal, but don't use it as much as I should!
Thanks so much for the inspiration! Love your Blog!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO gorgeous Jacks! WOW! LOVE that scored background and all the stitching! The corrugated cardboard heart is AH-mazing!

Karen said...

Good job with the card AND the tutorial!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful card! I think your first ever tutorial is fabulous! It's totally clear and stepped out!

Trisha said...

Awesome card, Jackie. Great coloring on Flopsy and your tutorial is wonderful. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

dragonswing said...

Love the rabbit's ears on your card. So cute.

Tami said...

Love how you made those checks cute idea

CheckerBeads said...

great card, and great tutorial, even for your first time! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Anne

Jan Barrie said...

That was a great tutorial. very cute card
Jan B

Stephanie said...

Great card! I love all of the details on it, perfect :)

rush said...

cute cards. thank you for sharing.

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic job highlighting such fabulous products. tfs joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Moosisk said...

Great card! I really love the scoring details on it. Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop. :D

Melinda said...

Wow! Love that heart! Awesome cards!

Dana L Cheney said...

Wow, just beautiful, love the scored diamond pattern you made, just beautiful

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Very cute! I like the scored background. AND Flopsey... ADORABLE!

XoXo,

Katie

Lisa H. said...

oooo and ahhhh! Jackie....this is gorgeous! love that diamond pattern, it's a nice touch!

Linda said...

I agree with everyone! Your card is beautiful; love the layers. And love the textures. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I am going to try that!

Sandra said...

lovely!
Sandra ltb

Cheryl said...

I was wondering how to get those lines so symetrical. Thanks for the tutorial. Your card is so pretty. Love that floral dp.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable. Love how you scored the dsp, I'm going to try that for a bit of texture.

zehra said...

Beautiful card, I just recently purchased a scor pal and this hop has given me so many reasons to love it, I love flopsey, thanks for the trial, beautiful card

Wendy said...

Pedro!!! This rocks and I love the paper you used for your card! Love that scor idea, amazing!

Linda S said...

Great card!

Kat Gomez said...

I love this card tfs Kat ;)

Regina said...

wonderful card!

osirisandloki said...

ok firstly. i am so happy there is a scorpal/MFT blog hop! i just love both products and secondly I NEED inspiration to see how to use the scorpal to its fullest and the MFT dies along side it! thanks for sharing!!!

Riette said...

It's gorgeous and I like the layers. I never seem to get that right. You've got it down brilliantly

Shannon White said...

Oh, is this Ever Adorable! Love the Scored BG you created and all the lovely dp's you chose to go with your Sweet Flopsy! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Elena said...

Adorable card! Love the diamond pattern you created! How fun!

Tanya said...

Adorable card! Just love the feel the added scored layer gives to the card.

Bev J. said...

Got a Scorpal for Christmas so need to remember this-very clear tutorial. Like the heart and the cute bunny! tfs

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card and I love the scored background and all the layers. I love my Scorpal too. TFS

Axa said...

I love the paper you used!

Axa said...

I love the paper you used!

Lucinde said...

Love the card!

marla said...

Adorable card. I love MFT dies and what a great way to make a fun background using your score-pal!!

Angie said...

Oh I like this!!! What a fun way to add texture to your card! Gorgeous card!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the scored background and the cream ink on the heart.

Darlene L said...

What a wonderful card! Love the corrugated heart and of course the blue background. Great job on the tutorial.

Swedie said...

Cute card! I love how easy the score lines are to do!

Noreen
http://www.craftlinky.com/

Vicki said...

Flopsey is fun, fun, fun! A darling card with lots of detail. Love it.

Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute Card love the bunny and the hear is great. love the colors you have used and the layering and the Sentiment is perfect. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!!

Cheryl B said...

Love Flopsey and your tutorial came out perfect!

Heather D. said...

I think you did just fine on your first tutorial :-) Great job on your creation too! Love it!

Basiljen said...

Great use of the Scorpal to add texture to your paper! Thanks - gorgeous card!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute card and the diamond background is great. Thanks.

McStamper said...

Great card. Love the scored background.

Carmen said...

Beautiful! I love the bunnies, and the color combinations in the first card