Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Favorite Tool

This last weekend Melissa and I were in Mesa, AZ meeting tons of wonderful people. I was lucky enough to be able to demo todays technique several times over the weekend.

I bet you're now asking yourself..."what's her favorite tool?". Well if you've made it to one of our shows, you'll know that I spend most of the time playing with the Scor-pal.

This week I wanted to showcase how I made this very cute easel card and background technique.

4 ¼" x 4 ¼" Easel card with scored background


* 1 piece of cardstock 4 ¼" x 8 ½"
* 1 piece of cardstock 4" x 4" for mat
* 1 piece of cardstock 3 ¾" x 3 ¾" for background
* 1 strip of cardstock 4" x 2" for insert mat
* 1 strip of cardstock 3 ¾" x 1 ¾" (or 2" if punching with border punch)
* Scor-Pal
* Scor-bug
* Stamps and ribbon to decorate


1. Score 4 ¼" x 8 ½" cardstock at 2 1/8" (it's that little dot under the #2), and again at 4 ¼" (the line between 4 & 4 ½").
2. Fold away from your score lines to form the easel part of your card.
3. Line up 3 ¾" x 3 ¾" cardstock with any groove from corner to corner. Score with scor-bug along each ½" line, turn ¼ turn and repeat every ½".
4. Keeping your background piece lined up from corner to corner, using your scor-tool, score on the same lines that you used your scor-bug. This will create your background piece.
5. Add background piece to mat and tape only the bottom half of the mat to adhere to your easel card.
6. On the inside of your easel card, adhere smaller pieces of cardstock to hold the easel card open.

This weeks card was made with Iris and Thank you from The Rubber Cafe' where you can also purchase the Scor-pal & Scor-bug

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1 comment:

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Very pretty! Love the scored background.