Welcome, welcome! What a fun surprise, huh? Seeing My Favorite Things pair up with Scor-pal.....two of MY favorite things.
You are in for a TREAT....the two design teams are joining forces today to share some crafty goodness. Head on over to KIM'S BLOG for all the details.
You know I love MFT and use their stamps and Die-Namics ALL THE TIME, but I don't speak of my love of Scor-pal products as much as I should. They are a kind of "behind the scenes" product I used on almost ALL of my project. In my opinion, Scor-tape is by far the best adhesive for attaching embellies and chipboard to projects...the fact that you can tear it is why I love it so much! I also use it when when I'm making 3-D boxes or packages....it's strong!
Here I show you that I also use it on the back of my panels to hold button thread in place. I stitched on my button and didn't want the bulk of a knot on the back of my panel, so Scor-tape holds it in place and keeps it FLAT.
Today I made a sweet little file folder card. I saw Beate make one a few weeks back and I loved the look of it. Quick and Easy when you have a Scor-pal (I actually have the Scor-buddy and adore it's cute size!).
I started with a 3.75 inches x 12 inches piece of textured kraft cs. Using your Scor-pal (or Scor-buddy) score at 1 inch and 6.5 inches.
Using a corner rounder, round the corners of the 1 inch flap. This creates your file folder, then go ahead and decorate as you wish.
I stuck with the "office theme" and inked up the oh-so-cool JUST MY TYPE stamp set and matching Die-Namics. You can also see strips of the NOTEBOOK EDGE DIE-NAMICS AND MEDIUM SIMPLY SCALLOPS.
Today I also thought I'd share with you how I line up my stamps that have matching die-cuts. I LOOOOVE not having to cut things out by hand, so any stamp that has a die to match, I'm all over it. But sometimes it's tricky to line up the stamp to fit the die cut piece. I follow a tip THE OH-SO-CREATIVE JODY shared with me....ALWAYS stamp first, then die cut!
Here's how I do it......
- Flip your die over and Trace Around it with pencil. Don't worry, the pencil lines won't show up in your final project, the outside of the die is larger than the actual cut piece. You'll see. On this example, I did not trace around the piece of paper on the die, since it cuts separately, I didn't need to include it for my guide.
- Using the pencil lines as your guide, go ahead and stamp your image directly in the center of the trace lines.
- Line up your die again with the pencil marks you drew the first time, cut side down. I then tape it down with "washi tape". Any low tack, or repositionable tape (you can even de-stick tape by sticking it to your clothes a few times to remove some of the tackiness of it) will work.
- Run it through your die cut machine and Wa-La! A perfectly placed stamped image every time!
I also did up the inside of my file folder. Take a look.
More NOTEBOOK EDGE and SCALLOPS.
I also added a bit more ribbon and some fun score details to my inside message. It's another fun accent you can create with your Scor-pal.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll send you on your way.
Hop on over to Kim's Blog for the list of bloggers today and don't forget to hop on over to the Scor-pal blog as well! LOTS to see today! Have fun.
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try it, it's fun.