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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Let's Scor-Pal Away!

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by today; I am very excited about my new tool... The Scor-Pal. Especially because I just learned to make matchbook notepads with it; I have been wanting to make some of these for a while. A matchbook notepad is actually now shipping, with all new customer orders! I've created a quick step by step for you to see how fun the Scor-Pal can be; I can't make a card without my Scor-Pal any more!

Ready... here we go! Oh, you can click on each individual picture to get a larger view.
Cut a piece of cardstock to 8 1/2" x 3" . Make sure that you place the side of the cardstock that will be the outside of the notepad face up. I only mention this because some cardstock is textured.
Now turn the cardstock over and fold.
Decorate the front of the notepad however you like; I used a piece of scrapbook paper from the American Craft Spring & Summer Collection.
Next cut strips of regular 8 1/2" x 11" copy paper 3 inches wide , and using a perforating tool, perforate the paper at 1 inch; this will make it easy to tear off each piece of paper. Then cut the paper in strips 2 3/4 inch (wide). In this case, I used the Scor-Pal Embosser Tool to perforate.

Next I used my EK Success Fastenater to staple the paper to the cardstock. Another great tool you can use to attach the paper is the Crop-A-Dile.
I don't know if you can see it very well, but the perforated part of the paper sits just above the top of the pink CS; making it easy to tear off as needed.
This is the finished matchbook notepad!
Here are some photos of different card styles and alternatives you can create with the Scor-Pal: A gate fold card, an accordion fold card, and a triangle (candy) box. They are not completely finished yet; still have to add some embellishments.

Can you tell I just love the Bo Bunny Flutter Butter paper collection?

The Scor-Pal is available at Die Cuts R Us; you receive a free gift with purchase! You will receive 12 sheets of (in stock) 12x12 paper of your choice.

Have a happy scrappin' day!



Cara said...

This is terrific! It's been on my wish list. Nice to see a few projects!

Lori said...

Just want to say THANKS for the super fast shipping on my order. I already got it yesterday along with one of these SUPER CUTE matchbook notepads. What a cute idea and thanks so much for including it in my order! :)

shelly said...

i too would like to thank you for yur super fast shipping and your kindness :) the matchbooknotebooks are so sweet i JUST got my scorpal on tuesday how did i live all these years without it!!!!! thanks for the tutorials too keep em coming :) have a great weekend shelly

craft_princess said...

Fantastic! Very cute matchbook notepad!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Congrats on your new tool!
I have not broken down yet to buy one - but I love to watch people's video's and how quickly they score.

margie c said...

What an awesome tutorial! Now I REALLY know that I NEED one of these asap!!! ;) My bone folder is begging to be retired!
Great job, Claudia!!!

Sara said...

woo hoo! love it! i just love my scor-pal!!!! there are so many projects you can create with it!


SMK said...

thanks for the tutorial!! one day I'll splurge on a scor-pal :)

Gwen said...


Great tutorial. I can't wait to try a matchbook notepad of my own. I need to spend some time practiciing with my Scor-pal. I love the idea of using it to perf. paper. That would be a great way to make nice straight perf. lines to decorate too. Oh, the ideas are starting to surface...better go play. :~)


Yvette said...

You did a great job on this tutorial Claudia!!! Thanks for including picture; just for me ;) kidding! I'm definitely going to be making some of these up!!! :)

Amber said...

Yippee Claudia, super tutorial!!!! Can't wait to make a matchbook of my own! You make it look soooo easy!

DonnaMundinger said...

Great tutorial Claudia! Love my scorepal and can't wait to try one of those cute notepads. xxD

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