Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Introducing Stampin’ Up!’s original scoring tool-designed exclusively by and for Stampin’ Up! With etched grooves every 3.2 mm (1/8″), and the ability to score card stock up to 12″ x 12″, the Simply Scored scoring tool helps you create perfectly measured score marks.  It’s great for creating multiple projects or projects with a variety of score marks!

Features of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool

  • Comes with a high-quality stylus instead of a plastic bone folder.
    • Stylus is ergonomically shaped and features a comfort grip.
    • The high-quality metal tips on each end of the stylus-they come in two sizes-glide smoothly over your paper.
  • Features a unique set of place markers that let you mark your score lines when creating multiple projects with the same score lines.Includes three place markers.
    • Additional place markers can be purchased for flawless scoring.
  • Includes a hidden storage compartment in the back of the base to hold your scoring tools.
  • Accommodates card stock up to 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm).
  • Can order a Metric Scoring Plate for metric measurements.

Product Details

  • Item 122334; $55.95
  • Simply Scored includes
    • 1 scoring board
    • 1 stylus
    • 3 place markers 
  • Dimensions of scoring board: 38.4 x 33.7 x 2.5 cm 

Additional products available:

  • Simply Scored Stylus
    • Item  125624; $7.95
    • Dimensions: 5-7/16″ (13,8 cm)
  • Simply Scored Place Markers (pack of 6)
    • Item 125625; $4.50 
    • Dimensions: 1/4″ x 1″ (6,4 x 25,4 mm)
  • Simply Scored Metric Scoring Plate
    • Item 127531; $21.95
    • Slides securely over your Simply Scored
    • Includes five specialty tracks to help you score standard metric card sizes
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I have a special for all Australian residents at present. Purchase the Simply Scored through me before
the end of April and receive:
  • Free shipping & handling straight to your door
If you order the Metric Scoring Plate as well receive:
  • 2 free tutorials to get you started with your Simply Score
Hurry as this offer is for a limited time only – finishes  4pm 30th April 2012
See the following posts to see just a few of the projects the Simply Scored has made easier for me to make:

Wedding Stationery

These are just a few ideas for using the Simply Scored. I also use it every time I make a card – scoring the centre line.

So, don’t go without any longer and contact me today to order yours. Mothers’ Day is coming up and this would be an ideal gift for your family to purchase early and wrap and give it to you on your special day.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
Welcome to my Tuesday Tutorial again. Please bear with me if there are typos. I had eye surgery and look like a pirate at present 🙂 Today I have a super tutorial to share with you which incorporates Edglits, Framelits and the Big Shot as well as some of the lovely new stamp sets from the Autumn – Winter Catalogue.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Simply Score
Card – Chocolate Chip; Blushing Bride; Pear Pizzazz; Whisper White and Very Vanilla (flower)
Markers – Daffodil Delight; Blusing Bride; Pear Pizzazz and Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets – Tea Shoppe; Rue Des Fleurs and Apothecary Art (1&2)
Big Shot – Framelits Labels Collection. Edgelits Adorning Accents dies and textured Impressions folder; and Petite Pocket Bigz Die
Big Shot – Textured Impressions Folders – Vintage Wallpaper; Stripes and Hearts from the Simply Adorned set
Pearls
Adhesive – Dotto, Sticky Strip, Snail and Dimensionals
Stampin’ Up!® Snips
Inks – Chocolate Chip; Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon – Pleated Satin Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride

This tutorial has lots of images to download, so please be patient. One day I’ll work out how to do a video tutorial 🙂
METHOD – BOX
1. Take an A5 piece of card stock and gently fold in half. On the sample below I have drawn a straight line, so I can see that my Edgelit will cut straight when I run it through the Big Shot. I actually use a bit of Dotto on the Edgelit to ensure it stays where I want it. Run the folded card with the cut edges along the Edgelit, through the Big Shot. Don’t run all the way through as you don’t really need the card to have a centre fold. You can run each end through separately if you like. I just find doing it this way you have the cuts in the same place on each side of the card.

2. Now open the card up and you’re going to use the Edgelit Textured Impressions folder to emboss just under the cut edge on either end. Now you will notice that the embossing won’t match the cut edge as your piece of card is wider that the folder. Just trim each end so that the Edhelit cut lines up with the side of your card. Then place your folder where you desire and you’ll have it match perfectly.

So your piece of A5 now looks like this (below)

3. Score a line 6cm from the pointed tip on each end on both sides to form the base of your box. Put this piece to one side and take another piece of card in the same colour and using your Petite Pocket Bigz die cut 2 side panels with flaps which have a length of between 6 and 6.5cm. This measurement needs to be on the fatter part of the die as it forms the side. You just need a small piece over the fold line to the thinner side which will be adhered to the base of your box on the inside.

So, you should have 2 pieces that resemble the photo below.

Use Sticky Strip where indicated in the photo (on the flaps and I used 2 strips to adhere to the base but you could get away with one piece if you wish.

4. Before adhering everything together you need to match the top of you box panel with the top of the side panels as the Edgelit has a ‘wave’ at the  end of each piece. You need to match the sides up and pencil a line and then hand cut with your snips

 This show how I traced the 2 end points from my box panel to my side panels
This shows the side panels trimmed to match the box panel
5. Now you’re going to adhere the pieces together to form you little box
Adhere the base first
Then the sides
6. Trim any bits that overlap or stick out or shouldn’t be there. Your box is ready to embellish. You can make a lid in the same way just add a couple of centimetres to your measurements for ease of taking on and off.
Here is the finished box with cards in it

You can see I have used the Framelits and the Apothecary sets and the flower is in Very Vanilla. (The tutorial for the flower can be found here. )
Now to share the cards with you.

Card 1
Card 2
Card 3
Card 4

I do have a couple of other cards almost finished and I will share those along with the insides of these cards and theur enveloped later in the week.
Thank you again for stopping by and I hope I may have given you some inspiration or some ideas to use your Stampin’ Up!® products, I have used my Simply Scored throughout this tutorial and don’t honestly know how I got by without it. Don’t forget I have a special on the Simply Scored just for this month (check the side bar and contact me.)
I’ll share the other items later and then back to doing the wedding table decorations and dying some lace. I got lots of help from fellow demonstrators on SUDSOL (Your 24/7 Upline for Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators).

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
Beautiful Season Card with Masking

I know it’s not Christmas yet, but I just had to share this idea.

I’ve made a few cards using this stamp set. I must admit to not being quite sure as to whether I liked the set. I need to challenge myself to take risks and move out of my comfort zone 🙂 So I purchased the set and I now love it.

Whilst playing around with the set I came across this marvellous video by Dawn. It takes recycling to a new high – watch and see what she does. It’s amazing and very clever.

Here are a couple of cards I made using this stamp set

Now don’t forget to pop back again soon.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
 Nip and Tuck Card

I came across this fancy fold card on Claudia Rosa’s Pretty Pressings Blog where there is a free tutorial. I was organising the swaps for this month on one of my groups and decided I would post a tutorial too – it’s a bit different to  Claudia’s. Please visit Claudia’s blog to see all her wonderful creations.
This card is made with imperial measurements but I’m sure if you have the time you can tweak the measurements to make it suitable for metric.
Method:
1. Start with a square of card or designer series paper which is an 11″ square and fold it on the diagonal. (Ignore the missing bits for the time being :))

2. Use your Simply Score to score at 3″ from both base points
3. Again using your Simply Score, score at 5 1/2″ inches from each of the base points (so that’s 2 1/2″ from the first score).
4. The next score is from the tip of the triangle and you need to score 3 1/2″ from the tip
5. Now, when you open your triangle back out you will notice that where the score lines cross, it has formed a small triangle. Cut these 2 triangles out.
6. You will also notice that you have formed a triangle at each base point. You need to push the tips into a square and flatten well.
You will do this on both ends
 It should look like this

 7. Now you can add some adhesive between the 2 top layers of your card

8.You can also add adhesive to one of the squares you formed on one base tip if you like.
9. Now we will close the card by bringing one base point into the centre along the 5 1/2″ scored line

10. Then bring the other base point into the centre so it looks like an envelope but with fancy squares.

11. Tuck the top point under the folds and your card is closed.

12. Embellish your card as desired.
 Here’s a couple of photos of my card

Completed inside of card
 Showing card partially closed
Hints:
If you decide to embellish the little corner pieces, do them before you adhere the 2 top triangle pieces together – it just makes it easier.
If you do a partial decoupage with images, move the paper not your scissors and use the tips of the scissors for intricate areas.
If you have white space that you can’t cut out as it may mean a stem or leaf or another part of the image coming away from itself, just get out your markers and colour the white space in so it matched the colour of the image
Supplies:
Designer Series Paper – Paisley Petals
Punch – Scallop Trim border and Scallop Trim corner
Card – Shimmery White (left over from wedding stationery)
Ink – Not Quite Navy
Stamps – Apothecary Art (2)
Markers – Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink (for the front sentiment); Earl Espresso (on the decoupage images)
Adhesive – Dimensionals and Snail
Simply Scored (couldn’t do without it )

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
Well, what a week! I’ve finished the wedding invitations for DD’s wedding next month. I’ve made about 75 of everything and then realised I’d forgotten the bride’s parents (how funny would that be?). Anyway the wedding is why I have neglected my blog this week. So, without further a do, I’ll share with you the final pieces. I’ve erased details (not too well I might add) for privacy reasons.

Now I must tell you, I couldn’t have done without my new Simply Scored which made all the folding and marking so easy for every piece in the Invitation set. If you haven’t got one, you need one. Once you try it out, you’ll wonder how you ever got along with out one. (I have a special deal going for April – you order and you get free postage to your door.)
This is the little pouch which holds all the bits and pieces. I must say that my future sin in law did use my Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder to emboss all the Vellum card stock after I had cut the vellum to size. Whilst doing this job for me he thought my Big Shot could do with a motor (he’s an electrician:)).
I’ve used Shimmery White card and the gorgeous White Satin Ribbon. I’ve wrapped the ribbon around first and sealed it under the bow. Yes, I did tie all those bows and adhered them to the ribbon with Crystal Effects.
A discovery I did make was that our snail adhesive doesn’t show up under the vellum. I’ve tried many brand name vellum adhesives and given up as they all show up, but not our wonderful snail adhesive. Way to go Stampin’ Up!®
Sorry about the white lines – my erasing. This is the wording they wanted which I printed on Shimmery White Card stock. Card stock used is Island Indigo, Whisper White, Brushed Silver and Shimmery White
This is the little envelope I made for their gift if people want to use it. It has a hole punched in the top corner and the flap of the envelope has double sided tape on it so they can pop their gift inside and then seal it. It also has a sticker on the back so they can write down who it is from
This is the RSVP card – all they need to do is tick the box and send it back in the reply paid envelope that was provided. It also has a sticker on the back for people to indicate special dietary requirements.
So these 3 pieces plus a reply postage paid envelope for return of the RSVP were tucked into the little pouch in the first photo.
SUPPLIES
Card – Island Indigo; Whisper White; Brushed Silver; Shimmery White and Vellum
Ribbon – Whisper White Satin and Island Indigo ruffled
Big Shot – Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder and Blossom dies (non- Stampin’ Up!®)
Basic Jewels – Pearls and Pearl brad (non Stampin’ Up!®)
Adhesive – Sticky Strip; Snail adhesive and Crystal Effects
Simply Scored

Tomorrow we’re off into Sydney for High Tea and then the younger ones are heading out on a Treasure Hunt dressed as pirates for the hens night. I’m sure they’ll have lots of fun.
Next on my ‘to do’ list are the table decorations, a tree for the flower envelopes, place cards and thank you notes not to mention the cake boxes – I’ve cut 140 of them and now just need to put them together.

Thanks for stopping by again, I appreciate your visit. If you have time you may want to leave me a comment – I love reading your comments. Pop back on Tuesday when I have a super tutorial for you using the Edgelits and Framelits from the Autumn – Winter catalogue.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share ...
Sunny Challenges and Creations has a sketch challenge this week. The sketch has been designed by Vicky. You have from Sunday until about 6pm (Brisbane, Australia) time to enter your project for the challenge. This week’s challenge also needs to incorporate Mothers.

My friend Margaret doesn’t have a blog so I am uploading her challenge to my blog for her. Below is her take on the sketch:

Margaret says:

I did use all Stampin’ Up!® products except the yellow flowers,green flower brad and white lace.  The green paper, yellow flower brad and all the stamps I bought from Stampin’ Up!®

Margaret has done a great job with this card. Thanks for playing along Margaret. I hope others can play along too at Sunny Challenges and Creations.

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These new Stampin’ Up!® products are just wonderful to use. I’ve made 1 project with them already and have quite a few more in mind. I always tell my customers not to buy something that they either won’t use ot it will be a one off use. These Edgelits Dies and coordinating Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, will get a lot of use and fall into my category of ‘must haves’. 
I‘ve already shared this project with you, however here it is again:

 
Brian Pilling from Stampin’ Up!® head office shares how to use them in your projects.

Pop back again in a couple of days and I’ll feature some more projects using this lovely new product. If you’d like to purchase any current Stampin’ Up!® products, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …

Sunny Challenges and Creations have had another challenge on this week, with a sketch designed by Kris. I’m only just going to make the entry time as I’m in full swing with wedding stationery for DD’s wedding. It all needs to be mailed by Monday.
Anyhow here is the sketch Kris designed.

Below, you can see my interpretation of the sketch.

SUPPLIES
Card – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze
Designer Series Paper – Paisley Petals
Stamps – Tea Shoppe
Ink – Night of Navy
Big Shot – Framelits Labels Collection
Adhesive – Snail, Dimensionals
I am loving these Framelits in the new Autumn – Winter Mini Catalogue. They are so versatile and bring a real elegance to projects. Thanks for popping by today and I hope to see you again soon.
I love to read your comments, so if you have time I’d love you to leave one.


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I shared this project as part of the ESAD Blog Hop on the weekend which celebrated the launch of the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
Now, I must say this is not my original idea. I don’t recall where I got it from, so if it’s your idea, please contact me so I can give you credit.

The Scallop Envelope die is quite versatile and can be used for many different projects. This is just one of them. I often tell my customers don’t buy a product unless you can think of many different ways of using it. (I’m probably doing myself out of business J) Now this little box can hold 2 packs of post-it notes, 4 love note cards or a myriad of other items. The main box dimensions are approx. 8.2cm (l) x 5.7cm x 2.7cm (d). I have listed below the supplies I used for this project.
                         
SUPPLIES
Stamps – Mixed Bunch
Card – Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper – Twitterpated
Ink – Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight
Big Shot – Scallop Envelope Die
Punch – Blossom
Ribbon – Baja Breeze Pleated Satin
Sticky Strip
Dimensionals
METHOD
1. Cut out 4 scallop envelopes from cardstock or DSP. (I used 1 12” x 12” sheet of DSP).
2. Cut off bottom flap from each envelope, leaving approximately 1.2cm (see diagram below). 
3. Now use 2 scallop envelopes to form a box. You need to put sticky strip on each flap on the right side of one scallop envelope as shown below.
4. Remove the sticky strip from the bottom panel and place the bottom of the other scallop envelope on top of the stick strip thus adhering the 2 pieces together. See below.
With sticky strip removed
With 2 scallop envelopes joined together
5. Now remove the sticky strip from each of the side panels and adhere the sides together, thus forming 1 box from the 2 scallop envelopes.
6. Now you have 1 box completed, make the second box in the same way.
7. Place sticky strip along the bottom of 1 box, again just below the fold for the top flap and again just under the scallop edging.
8. Remove the tape on the sticky strip and join the 2 boxes together.
9.Decorate box. I wrapped the new satin pleated ribbon around my sample.

  • I decorated my box by using the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom punch.
  • I used the Bird punch for the leaves and adhered them to the flower using dimensionals.
  • You could make a flower and attach with a brad (Tutorial for making handmade flowers is here.) 
Fill with post-it notes or cards or whatever. This would make an ideal hostess gift, teacher gift or really a gift for many occasions. 

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …
Well, I’m back again and this week I will tell you how I made my projects for the ESAD blog hop.
First I will let you know how to make the little notebook.

 SUPPLIES

Card – Not Quite Navy x 2 and Pool Party
Big Shot – Adorned Accents Edgelits and Textured Impressions Folders; Elegant Bird Bigz Die and Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Folder.
Cropodile
Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon
Twitterpated Buttons
Snail Adhesive
Crystal Effects 
Dotto
Red sticky strip
Jump Ring (non-SU)
Joggle eye (non-SU)
I just love all the products in the new Autumn-Winter Catalogue
 METHOD
Now using the Simply Adorned Edgelit through the Big Shot should present no issues, right? I didn’t stop to think about initial placement of the Edgelit and so my card was crooked. Take a bit of time to ensure the Edgelit is straight on your card before winding it through the Big Shot. I used a little Dotto to keep it in place. I’m sure the more I use it the better I will become at it. Cut 2 – one for the front which I embossed and 1 for the back.
So after cutting the shape, you then need to emboss using the corresponding Simply Adorned Textured Impressions Folder.
I had a small pile of white photocopy paper that I used for the inside of the notebook, so put these through with the Edgelit and cut to size. 
Use your Cropodile to punch a hole where desired and put your jump ring through all layers.
Now put this piece to one side, so we can make the bird.
Using the Bird Bigz Die and your chosen card, run through the Big Shot. Put the wing to one side
Run the bird body through the Big Shot, inside the Perfect Polka Dot folder.
Stick the joggle eye where desired ( i put a pencil mark in a couple of places so I was sure where I wanted the eye. I erased the unwanted pencil marks once the eye was stuck on.
With the wind I folded the flap under the wing and adhered with snail adhesive.
Take a button from the Twitterpated selection and tie a knot through the button holes with Bakers Twine and adhere in position with Crystal Effects.
You will notice the ribbon has a sewing line in the centre. Put snail adhesive or red sticky strip on the top half only of the ribbon and then adhere it to the bottom of your note book
Tips: You could really dress this up a lot by:
  • inking the edges of both the note book and the bird
  • use an aqua brush and water colour pencils, water colour crayons, ink pads to add depth and definition to the bird
  • Use some of the stamp sets on the front and even some small ones on the inside pages
  • tie ribbons around the jump ring
  • Use another piece of card or DSP under the bird but off centre  – see page 10 of the mini catalogue.

Let your imagination run wild with the endless possibilities you have to ‘WOW’ this project up. You could use it as a small thank you for your hostesses, as gifts, for yourself etc. 

I’ll deal with the Post-it Note holder using the Scallop Envelope Die, a bit later. Sorry but wedding stationery is calling me as I need to get all the invitations out this week for DD’s wedding in May. 
Pop back tomorrow about this time and I’ll have the tutorial up for you. My apologies.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …