Friday, October 26, 2012

Scor-Pal is my pal!

Welcome to the
DCWV and Scor-Pal Hop!
Today I am demonstrating how my Scor-Pal score board makes my card making so easy!
Rather than just a simple gate-fold card, I like to occasionally throw in a
double gate-fold box card.
This can be as thin as 1/4 inch, which allows for you to add small dimensional elements to the inside sentiment/decoration of your project!
"Autumn Splendor"
First, accurately scoring and cutting your 12 x 12 pattern paper is key.
For this simple card layout,
I use one sheet of two-sided paper as both my base AND pretty background for my card.
This is also where using a very heavy, high-grade paper is important.
DCWV stacks are such quality products that they serve perfectly for these projects.
Wrong side up, score 3" from all four sides.
Then cut out the corners and
follow up by scoring 1/4 inch from the first scores...
towards the outer edge of your paper.
That's the easiest, fastest way for me to do it.
This will make a 1/4" THICK card when folded.
I hope you can see it in this photo.
This will leave the front flaps about 1/2" apart when closing the card. I either leave this as is and add some eyelets to the flaps and tie with ribbon,
do as I did with this card, and add several layers of matching paper including punched scalloped layers, and ribbon to lengthen the front top flap.
The little Blue Moon metal pendant was hung from the bow, with a resin flower glued to its' center.
For the inside, I used Scor-Tape to adhere pattern paper.
This holds so well, and instantly! No waiting for glue to dry!
The leaves were cut from the Autumn Melody paper with my Cricut and the sentiment is one I found on the web.
Spellbinder Labels Nine was perfect to showcase my sentiment!
And notice that the 1/4" depth gives me the option of adding a bit of dimension to my card! You could add as much or as little as you like!
These cards could be saved and displayed as "shadow boxes" by your recipients.
Candle is for display only!
Never light a candle near paper!
Hope you enjoyed my simple tutorial and will start going "out of the box"
with your card projects!
 Enjoy the rest of the hop,
and please leave commetns as you go!