Well ladies, it's the last day of June - and therefore the last few hours of the Scor-It promotion. If you have yet to purchase this awesome tool I highly recommend that you do so before midnight tonight. Remember to enter the following in the promo code area to receive the special pricing of $49.95: SCORIT!
I tried to share this post last night, but Typepad was down for service and this morning just got away from me once again. So here is my inspiration for this awesome tool. I love to use the Scor-It to add texture to my projects as shown with the additional scored lines on this cute little pouch. These little pouches can come in handy for giving treats to teachers or others in your life who you just want to share something small in a special way.
Simply cut a piece of Holly Berry cardstock 4"w x 11"l. Score and fold in half. Cut each side at an angle beginning 1 3/4" up from fold and 1/2" on top edge. This will make the top of the pouch a total width of 2 1/2". Add a strip of decorative paper from the brand spankin' new Basic Grey Infuse 6x6 Paper Pads to each end. Trim the ends with decorative scissors, or if you are fortunate enought to own a Create-a-Cut use one of the decorative blades. Then score at 1/2", 1 1/8", 3 3/4", 4", 4 5/8", 5 1/2". 6 3/8", 7. 7 1/4", and 10 1/2" - folding at the scores highlighted in red. Add another decorative strip of Infuse along front bottom edge of pouch as shown.
Stamp Scallops with Snow Peas on Solar White cardstock using Brilliance Black or Adirondack Pitch Black. I then colored in the image using my COPIC markers. When I color using these markers I like to start by laying down my lightest color over the entire area. This moistens my cardstock and allows me to blend the other colors easier. I work from light to dark and hope to share a step by step process as time gets closer to the markers arriving in my store. Right now I am just scrambling each day to get a project up here to inspire you - LOL! and I forgot to take progressive pictures of this one. So sorry. Here is a closeup of the colored image.
I then punched out the image with my mega scalloped oval (I do have some Giga Scalloped Ovals and Giga Scalloped Circles still in stock if you are looking for these) attached it to the pouch front and used my piercing tool to add the "dots" around the image. I pierced through all the layers, inserting an 11" piece of wire utilizing it as a little handle. The wire is intended to replicate the feel of the dress hanger with beads added for decoration.
Well I'm off - lots more to do today! Jasper needs to get some shots, I need to upload the new Stamp of the Month and July Stamp of the Month Packet. So I'll be back later :D Have a wonderful remainder to your Saturday!
P.S. (As a side note I want to answer a question that keeps popping up. Unfortunately I am no longer carrying the Create-a-Cut in my store and I have not seen anyone else on the internet carrying these wonderful tools either. I truly wish that I had some answers for you as to how to get one, but I don't. I am not certain if Made Easy Inc. has gone out of business, if they are only selling at craft fairs, or what is happening. I will continue to use my cutter because it is an awesome tool, but please know that you can resort back to those old decorative scissors if you were not fortunate enough to obtain a this handy gadget.)