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While checking out Mels blog I found that she had put together a list of over 100 uses for the Scor Pal.  I just used mine this past week to make bindings for 6 little coaster books that I made for a baby shower.  Of course I just realized this morning that I never even took a picture of them!  Too bad now, the shower was last Sunday and they are home with the guest of honor!!

Below is her post!! (Aug 18
, 2008)

Over 100 links / Things you can do with your SCOR-PAL (& counting!)

The Scor-Pal:

(Sorry y'all that this initially went out to mailboxes unfinished, but here's the finished version) :O)

This one's for you Noreen! Inky hugs!

What's the Scor-Pal? I'd
me remiss if I called it a scoring tool, since I've discovered that
it's also an amazingly versatile & artful embosser. I never knew
until I had one (and also spent a day drooling over these links) that I
couldn't live without it! It makes everyday scoring a bazillion times
easier & it opens up new worlds of homemade papers.

  • There are a ton of free project tutorials (the projects section) (clicking on both the links in the left and right columns will let you see a ton of great schtuff)
  • The Scor-pals Yahoo group: Scor-Pal Pals (you can share your creations there.)


  1. Scor-Pal & Score It by Sharon
  2. Review @ Kaboodle
  3. Review @ Craft Critique
  4. & reviewed here too by Lauren & here too
  5. Scor-Pal Review by Kris
  6. Julie's Review of the Scor-Pal
  7. The Scor-Mat review by Nichole


Some of my Tutorial faves
(from scor-pal.com):

  1. The Purse Collection by Brenda (WOWza!)
  2. Lauren's Scor-pal envelope (So adaptable!)
  3. Valerie's A2 envelope (perfect for bulky cards)
  4. Maria's Handmade CardBox (SO sweet!)
  5. Linsey's Ice cream cones (Yummy!)
  6. Jen's Mini pizza box (cute cute cute)
  7. Lynn's Card Caddy (perfect gift)
  8. Beate's Tiny Take-out Box (awww!)

(from other sources):

The Grid Baby!:

  1. Grid cards by Judy (on scor-pal.com)
  2. Beate's grid technique tutorial
  3. One of Beate's pretty grid cards
  4. & Beate's paper-pierced grid!
  5. cwilliams stamps first & grids later (me likey!)
  6. The grid technique gallery
  7. & The "got grid" challenge gallery
  8. Grid technique (video tutorial) by Kim
  9. Gina K's Scor-Pal grid tutorial#1 (square grid)
  10. & tutorial#2 (diagonal grid)
  11. Grid window by Debbie
  12. Bead the grid
  13. Faux French Knot the grid (card here) & tutorial here
  14. Susan's bathroom tile (on scor-pal.com)
  15. Kelly's peony grid card (on scor-pal.com)
  16. Debbie's lattice (grid in a frame) (on scor-pal.com)
  17. Sanded grid! by Cary ( from scor-pal.com)
  18. Scoring with markers by Rita (on scor-pal.com)
  19. Becca' gorgeous double embossing (Cuttlebug then grid!)
  20. Faith inks the grid
  21. Cammie's grid under vellum
  22. Imastampin's neat grid angle
  23. blessingsX3's Kinkade window
  24. Rox71 uses part of a grid to add interest to a collage card
  25. Susie nelson uses block grids for paper piecing squares!
  26. Rohla's double-layer grid
  27. artystamper's cool subway tile grid look
  28. stampaholic17 Stamps a dot where grid lines meet
  29. flaxychick stamps, grids & stamps again!

Fantastic Projects:

  1. Maria's sweet simple tri-fold card
  2. & her 4×4 mini tri-fold album (video!)
  3. Heather's sweet purse-onality book
  4. Leslie's Double-accordion gatefold (that stays shut!)
  5. Beth's super Explosion Box
  6. & Beth's Tote Tutorial
  7. & her Small file box & gift box tutorial
  8. & her Recycled coaster card booklet
  9. Heather's Scor-Pal & fiskar's rotary cutter faux stitching (coolio!)
  10. Round Gatefold card tutorial by Debbie
  11. Moni's amazing folder tutorial
  12. Sharon's gorgeous way of adding lines to a card
  13. and here & here too.
  14. Scallop flap gift card holder (with Nesties) by Debbie
  15. Lace edge & Scor-Pal lines by Linda
  16. Lisa's Treat-a-lope
  17. ellepaul's double frame with eyelets
  18. Paula's envelope scrapbook tutorial
  19. Ashley's vellum pocket envelope (video)
  20. Lindsay's Tall treat boxes
  21. Scor-Pal CD case (video) by FreckledFunDesigns
  22. Scor-pal projects SCS thread
  23. A sweet card (reverse grid technique) by mom2grace
  24. Spooky sweets by Nichole
  25. Vicki's one-sheet pocket book
  26. & Vicki's never ending card tutorial (with template)
  27. Maria's coat card tutorial
  28. Sweet ruffled faux ribbon tutorial by Eleonor
  29. Party Package by Lauren (with a purse)
  30. SueR's nugget box revamped for the Scor-pal
  31. Little nugget or favour purse by Elizebeth
  32. Jen's Sweet Scrapbook Purse & Accordion Album
  33. Heather's BonBon Box (Scor-Pal & Coluzzle)
  34. Beate's partial Cuttlebug & Scor-Pal embossing Tut
  35. Partial Cuttlebug with Scor-Pal lines by Sue
  36. Sue's gorgeous Heart Prints gallery
  37. Mary Jo's Pop Up card here & her tutorial here
  38. Rose Ann's Flap card tutorial
  39. Jen's adorable 2-4-6-8 favour box
  40. Laurie's 3×3 note card box
  41. Beate's Meander Book
  42. Vicki's tri-pocket card
  43. Annette's Photo altering (neato!)
  44. & her quick grid for room planning (too clever!)
  45. & Annette's sweet little Scor-Pal frame
  46. Diane's Scor-Pal Sampler
  47. Diane's Striped cardstock
  48. & a number of her cute Scor-Pal cards
  49. Vicki's seed packet holder
  50. & her double accordion album
  51. artystamper's large embossed frame with faux stitching
  52. & #1artist4highhopes' Scor-Pal frame with faux stitch
  53. Dawn L's Scor-Pal lines as a guide to cut out squares
  54. Kharmagirl uses lines to subtly highlight ribbon
  55. Hobbywoman's classy stripes
  56. myboys makes ribbon on a gift-box shaped card
  57. Silvia's arc with Scor-pal boards here & here too
  58. Etha combines nesties with scor-pal lines to bee intricate
  59. Gift Box in a Bag by Vicki for Inspirational
  60. Kisa's Embossed Stitches

ETA: Schtuff I made up:

Beaded Scor-Pal Grid
Blinged up Scor-Pal stripes (or grid)
Distressed Scor-Pal marker grid (& an example here)
Faux French Knot (& a sample here & another example here)
Faux Tin Tile (& an example here)
Purses with gem studded Scor-Pal quilting

Scor-em if you got 'em! ;O)

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I found this super cool purse from Mel Stampz! This would be perfect for my daughter’s next B-day party!! I Love all of the bling!! you can find her tutorial here! There is also a link below the picture to download the template that she used.


You can download the pattern here!

Download mel_stampz_purse_box_template.pdf

She also has a list of all kinds of purse patterns! There are 144 and counting!! I haven’t had a chance to check them all out yet, but HOW COOL!!! Thanks Mel for sharing all of your hard work with us!!


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The Technique Lover’s Challenge (#165) this week was to make a gift card holder. I saw this back on Dawn’s blog a while back but never took the time to make one! They are soooo easy, I wonder why I waited so long! Here is my gift card {holder}!


ETA: While doing my photo restoration to this blog I was unable to find these photos. You can probably find a tutorial on SCS or Dawn’s blog that was listed above.

Supplies Needed to make this card are:

4-1/4″x11″ piece of cardstock

Scoring blade

Sticky Strip Adhesive

Word Window Punch

3/4″ Circle Punch

1. Start by scoring your cardstock at 3″, 5-1/2″, and 8″

2. Fold cardstock into a “W” shape

3. Apply Sticky Strip to the inside to form the “pocket”

Card adhered together

4. Use the Word Window Punch to create the opening in the pocket
5. Use the Circle punch to create the “finger grab”

6. Decorate however you want!!

Make one of these to give with your next gift card! Look for an opportunity to give today!!

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Are You Kidding Me??

Below is an article I found on RubberStampingFun.ComDawn had
posted this on SCS!  Wonder if it really works??  If you try it, leave
a comment on this post and let us know how it worked!!! 🙂

FANTASTIC Rub-On Transfers from Stuff around the House!

Get ready to have a blast making custom rub-on
transfers. We spent hours researching the best way to
make smudge free, rub-on transfers that could be used in
scrapbooking and rubber stamping craft projects. We had
a wonderful time using computer fonts to create titles
for scrapbook pages as well as unique rub-on
embellishments for our homemade cards. This fast,
inexpensive technique can be used to make some
incredibly wonderful designs for your next project!


1 Copier Transparency
Fine Mist Hair Gel (LA Works Mega Hold)
Hair Dryer
Ink Jet Printer


Step 1: Spray the fine mist hair gel on the
transparency. Holding the film a few inches from a
mirror allows you to see if you have a good even
coverage over the film. Only spray enough to cover the
film completely. You don’t want the gel to “run” down
the page, yet you need enough gel to cover all areas of
the film

Step 2: Using the hair dryer, dry the gel to the
transparency. It should only take between 20-45 seconds
if you placed the correct amount of gel on the film.

Step 3: Prepare your artwork using any number of design
or word processing programs. You can also stamp the
images on the film with dye or pigment based inks.
*Important: The design or image will need to be
reversed. You can flip the image in your desired program
or complete the image mirror in the printing step.

Step 4: Set your printer to the “T-shirt Transfer” mode
or select “Mirror Image” in your printer options. (Refer
to the manual that came with your printer for
assistance.) If you already flipped the image in your
design software or word processor, you can skip this

Step 5: Print your image on a normal print setting. This
should provide enough ink to make a wonderful transfer
while making sure the ink does not run. You may need to
experiment a few times to get the right setting. *NOTE:
Only print exactly what you desire to rub-on and not
excess images. You will be able to use the transparency
many times.

Step 6: Allow the ink to dry in place. You can speed the
drying process with a hair dryer, but be careful not to
blow the ink out of place. Place your image flat on a
surface and spray with a light coat of hairspray. Using
the hair dryer, dry the hairspray in place.

Step 7: Gently lay the rub-on onto the artwork.
(Practice first!) Using a spoon, rub the image in place.
Make sure to rub the entire area thoroughly to release
the image. Gently peel away.


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I saw this card box on Holly McMillen’s blog called Toy’s Haven.  She also put together a tutorial for this box.
This is another project that I worked on over Spring Break. I stamped the floral image onto my white cardstock and then placed the vellum over the top.  The sentiment is stamped in black on the vellum layer.


Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Simple Pleasures by Gina K, All Holidays by Stampin’ Up!
Paper:  Rose Red, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, White, Vellum
Ink: Black, SU! Markers
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Ribbon, Paper Piercer & Mat, Brads

Until Next Time….Happy Stamping!!!


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While we were in Iowa over Spring Break, I did manage to work on a couple of projects.  One of the ones I wanted to complete was from the SCS Weekly Inkling #97.  Here is my Tiny Treat Basket.


You can find the tutorial here.

I love stopping by Cambria’s blog as well.  Hers is called Stamp A Little Love Baby!

Supplies I Used:

Stamps: PaperTrey Ink- Sweet Love, One Of A Kind
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Celery, White, Basic Grey DP-Pheobe
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Celery, Pomegranate
Accessories: Boho Punch, Brads, Glue Dots, Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Punch, and a few of my favorite Dove Dark Chocolate Eggs!!!

Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

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