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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!

Claudia

12 comments:

Cara said...

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

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...

Claudia,

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. :~)

Smiles!
Gwen

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!
Hugs
Amber

DonnaMundinger said...

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

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