Saturday, May 2, 2009

Scor-Pal Tool - Very good investment

The Score Pal tool was a great investment! I love it! It was expensive but after preparing 200 card kits in the last seven days it was invaluable. The score is straight, smooth and consistent. It handles 12x12 paper which just adds to it's versatility. My last tool was a scoring blade on my paper cutter. A little wobbly and not always straight. The scoring grooves provide all the popular measurements like 4.25, 5.5 and a bunch more. The scallop card had two scores at it was very fast to get them both done!

I would highly recommend it to anyone who makes cards on a regular basis.

All Occasion Stack Class - Scallop

This card incorporates double sided scrapbook paper. The top of the card tucks behind the scallop which has been adhered to the bottom layer of the card. Again many different wonderful papers at Scrapbook stores these days made the options for this card endless. Wedding, birthday, baby and thinking of you cards. The ladies in class came up with several options on how to assemble these supplies. The creativity was really flowing which was really great!

All Occasion Stack Class - Lily Sticker

This is a very versatile design. The top 2/3 is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder in the Big Kick machine. The greeting is printed on cardstock and cut to 1" strips. The accent is again STUP! graduated circle punched shapes with the lily sticker in the centre. Bought those at Michaels in the bridal section. With the greetings all being black on white with only the cardstock changing, it was a design easily implemented. A nice classic look that can cover many types of greetings from birthday, thank you, get well and sympathy just by selecting your cardstock appropriately.
This is a keeper!

All Occasion Card Stack - Masculine cards

We need cards to those special guys in our lives. This series of cards tended to the more masculine colors. Earth tones in blues, browns, and deep colors. The decorative paper is subtle but deep in color. A little color coordinated fiber on the brad added a bit of dimension. The greeting is printed on vellum and punched with the STU! 1.25 punch with a match cardstock circle in 1 3/8" below it. The greetings was the challenge as the circle is a bit on the small side. I brought a few extra so the ladies could have cards that they could use.

All Occasion Stack Class - Daisy with button

On this card the daisy was color printed onto the card itself. A strip of paper was ripped and then glue to the left hand side. The fiber is wonderful in it's texture and sparkle. I used a Zot to adhere the button to the centre of the flower. The color options were only limited by the color of buttons I had. I guess one could have decided to put all yellow buttons then the color options would have been greater.

All Occasion Stack Class - Acetate Daisy

I had 7 ladies attend this morning and it was just a really great class. We worked on all occasion cards and made 20 cards ready to go which should cover the summer months.
This card used textured cardstock with 1/4" gross grain ribbon slipped through a slit in the fold. The decorative paper is half of a 6 inch circle trimmed to fit the card. The acetate daisy is my own design and is held in place with a crystal brad. I worked to ensure each lady got a variety to colors.

National Scrapbooking Day

It's National Scrapbooking Day - May 3 09. It's been a year since I started scrapbooking. I've enjoyed it a lot. I have a few pages to go to complete 2007. I'm looking forward to getting more pictures printed and moving on to 2008! I hope you had a great day whether you attended an organized event, cropped with friends and family, or did something to build more memories. I spent my morning making cards!