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Welcome Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to the

 Clearsnap & Scor-Pal 

Summer Fun Blog Hop 2011!!

our lovely design teams have created some wonderful summer fun projects with the Scor-Pal, brimming with inspiration and of course lots of Clearsnap Inks!

visit each design team member’s blog to see what inspiring projects they have to share. leave a comment on each blog. we’ll choose one winner from all of the   comments posted to receive a prize pack from:

 Clearsnap and another from Scor-Pal.

here are the links to the Clearsnap Blog, Scor-Pal Blog and all participating designers… the links can be cut and pasted in your browser if the embeded links don’t work for you. we don’t want any hoppers getting lost along the way! and if you are jumping in at the middle of the hop, please be sure to circle around and see ALL the projects on ALL the designer’s blogs!

Clearsnap Blog ………. http://clearsnap.blogspot.com

Scor-Pal Blog ………. http://scor-pal.blogspot.com

Mary Dawn Quirindongo  ………. http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com

Diane Zechman ………. http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

Sabrina Alery ………. http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle ………. http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Jean Okimoto ………. http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/inkollage

Lisa Andrews ………. http://scrappingwithlisa.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson ………. http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Katie Tate ………. http://bothsidesofthepaper.blogspot.com

Charlotte Jenkins ………. http://suepup.blogspot.com

Stephanie Ackerman ………. http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com

YOU ARE HERE!

Tami Sanders  ………. http://tamisanders.com 

GO HERE NEXT!

Robyn Weatherspoon ………. http://robynweatherspoon.blogspot.com

Tami Mayberry ………. http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com

Jennifer Priest ………. http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

now, on to the project! Scor-Pal is a quick and easy way to score any of your paper projects that need to be folded and/or creased: cards, mini books, boxes and MORE!

i wanted to see what other uses i could find for it. i like to add texture to my projects, and pleating is VERY popular right now. so i thought i’d try and use the Scor-Pal to add some interesting dimension to my 1 Hot Summer Journal project…

i thought it might be fun to try to make my own plaid paper using the Scor-Pal. so i first spritzed cardstock with some Gold Glow Smooch Spritz as a base color {i started with a 12 X 12 piece, then cropped to 8 X 8; reserve extra for use below}. and then to pleat, i scored the cardstock at 1/4″, then 3/4″, then 1″, then 1 1/2″, etc; this creates a pattern of 1/4″ sections separated by 1/2″ sections. when you pleat the paper, you’ll have sections that will be “hidden” when you spray on a second color and those areas will remain the base color…

to hold the pleats together while you spray the paper, use the Scor-Tape along the short sides. just apply a strip to each side, then remove the backing and stick the pleated paper to a piece of scrap paper {the tape will release easily by heating it a bit with a heat gun, or using undu}….

once the paper is pleated and secured to a scrap paper, place in the Color Catcher and spritz with Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz

let the paper dry, or speed up dry time with a heat gun. remove tape and here’s what you’ve created…

next iron your paper flat – or as flat as you can get it, then score and fold it the other way. tape and spritz the same as before, this time using Citrus Tickle Smooch Spritz. unfold and iron and here’s your plaid!

to create the sun, i pleated some of the leftover Gold Glow spritzed paper using the same 1/4″, then 1/2″, then 1/4″ scores, pleated it up, then taped it on the back in several places. then i adhered it to a scrap of cardstock, and traced and cut out a circle. since i had the Scor-Tape handy, it’s center circle looked just right!

for the rays, i thought a little “diagonal” might be fun! so i used the Scor-Tape to adhere the other leftover piece of Gold Glow cardstock to my Scor-Pal{don’t worry, the tape will come up! just use a little undu to clean if needed}…

then i used the same scoring pattern and pleated, taped and sprayed as before using Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz. once the piece was dry, i cut it into 1/4″ and 1/2″ strips, then tore off pieces and attached them to the back of the sun using Scor-Tape

for the waves, i spritzed some kraft cardstock with Sea Kiss and Ice Rink Smooch Spritz. i stamped “SUMMER” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Upper} on one strip, then they were ready to layer on the cover…

for the “1 hot”, i first scored a scrap piece of kraft paper at 1/8″ intervals both vertically and horizontally across, then i drew and cut out the “1”. it was then inked with Orange Pigment Ink, i also used a Stylus and a Blender Tip to apply a bit of Leather Mix’d Media Inx over it to bring out the creases. this same technique and ink was used to age and antique all the other pieces as well. the “hot” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Lower/Numbers} was stamped using the Leather Mix’d Media Inx and then, before it dried completely, i streaked on a bit of Marigold and Orange Pigment Inks, applied using the Stylus and a Blender Tip to create some “heat waves”…

to assemble the book, i cut 2 – 8 1/2 X 8″ pieces of kraft cardstock and scored them at 1/2″ along the left short side. then i cut filler paper to fit inside the book, using the holes that were on it. mark the holes in the scored tab area of the covers, punch, stack pieces and thread with jute; tie ends in a bow towards bottom third.

to embellish cover, tear plaid piece around all edges, and adhere to front. then adhere waves, using 3D Foam Squares to adhere “Summer” stamped piece at bottom. use 3D Foam Squares to adhere sun at upper left, then use more 3D Foam Squares to adhere “1 hot” at center of sun.

use the book to add photos and notes about YOUR summer…

i printed my photo on a piece of text weight speckled tan paper, then tore around the edges. i also used INK to emphasize some of the words — Aqua Pigment Ink for “COOL”, and Orange Pigment Ink for “Scorching”.

i hope you enjoyed this project and found a few new techniques to try using your Scor-Pal.

i also hope you are having a good time on this bLoG hOp; there are still a few more stops for you to make before you are done! Your next destination is at awesome Clearsnap Designer Robyn Weatherspoon’s blog.

and don’t forget to leave comments so you can be entered to win some AWESOME prizes!

79 thoughts on “Welcome Blog Hoppers!

  1. AS soon as I saw the colors I thought how summery they looked – that really hot sunny day that makes you know it’s August! This is an amazing card and I love how much detail went into it – it’s perfect!

  2. Great plaid design!!! Thanks for showing us how to do it. Takes some effort but makes an awesome project.

  3. Very inspiring project. How am I going to find the time to try all these great ideas???? Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gosh! Who knew that a scor-pal was good for so many different uses.
    thank you for showing that great way to make plaid. Love your project!

  5. what a lovely journal of the summer, will get one ready for the boys to complete over the winter months when it is wet outside!!

  6. Wow, ingenious way to make your own pattern! Turned out beautiful. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  7. Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!!
    ***Oh Such Fun Award***
    This is just beyond fun … and I must bestow this newly thought-of award for your creativity! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! What a delightful addition to this already-awesome blog hop!

    ~Bev

  8. wow, great tutorial. great project i need a score pal and where would i be without clearsnap? i love the fact that Clearsnap is made in America. so many things aren’t

  9. i really need to get one of those Scor-Pals! The projects I’ve seen are so great! Love the smooch you used too.

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