Category Archives: MFT

Scor-Pal and DCWV

This past week the Scor-Pal team hopped with one of my fave paper companies, Die Cuts With a View!  I love their papers.  The leaves have changed colors here and the weather is turning cooler.  It was perfect timing to work with the Autumn Melody paper stacks!

I don’t drink coffee so for me, cooler weather brings cups of hot tea, spiced cider, or hot cocoa.  Yum!  For my project today I made a Tea Dispenser Box and matching card…perfect for a little gift.  The Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape make it oh-so-easy to create!

There are a few different tutorials on the net to make a tea dispenser box.  One of the easiest (and having the least waste of paper) is from my friend, Heidi…you can view her tutorial here.  She altered some instructions that were in metric to create her own version.  For the tea box that I made, I used Heidi’s directions and slightly changed the measurements so I will include those below.  I just prefer to have the 1/16″ measurements in my cutting rather than my scoring.

Here’s a few close-ups…for the box base I used a patterned paper with a gorgeous gold leafy/flourishy pattern on it and some matching cardstock.

The lid has a coordinating patterned paper around the edge, a tag cut from one of the papers, some leaf brads, and a rosette made from coordinating paper.  You can find all you need to know about creating rosettes in the new Scor-Pal book, Score, Fold, Create! I scored a 5/8″ x 12″ piece of paper every 1/4″.

The lid comes off to fill the box with tea.  I had an extra teapot so I added it to the inside of the lid.

The left side of the box didn’t have as much gold foil design so I dressed it up by adding some little teacups diecut from the same papers.  The bottom teacup and teapot are popped up on dimensionals.

Last, I made a simple 4 1/4″ square offset gatefold card.

The patterned paper was heavy enough to use for the card base…love that!  I started with a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece and scored the 8 1/2 side at 1 1/2 and 5 3/4.  The bottom cup is popped on a dimensional.

For my tea box, I used the following measurements:

I started with 6″ x 12″ and scored the 6″ side at 1″ (same as Heidi’s).  Then I scored the 12″ side @ 3 1/8, 5 3/4, 8 7/8, and 11 1/2.  I cut a segment from the second section per her directions.  Then I adhered the patterned paper layers and assembled the box.  Additionally, I cut a 2 5/8 x 3 1/8 inch piece of patterned paper and adhered it inside the box to line the bottom and cover the flaps from the base.  Then I attached the box to a chipboard base which was covered with cardstock.  My chipboard base measures 2 7/8 x 3 3/8.

For the lid, I used a 4 3/16 x 4 11/16 inch piece and scored it at 3/4″ on all sides as directed.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out all the projects on the Scor-Pal and DCWV blogs!

stamps- MFT Always Time For Tea; paper- DCWV Autumn Melody stack & Cardstock stack, shimmery white; ink- Groovy Guava, Cajun Craze; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, leaf brads, 3/4″ circle punch, MFT Always Time For Tea Die-namics, Liquid Pearls.

basket boxes

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I have a busy one ahead but today I’ll share a few basket boxes I made with my new toy…the Big Shot Pro!  I have been wanting one for a year and a half…ever since my friend, Michelle, convinced me that I needed one.  LOL.  But I waited until I found a really good price…and then DH encouraged me to get it.  He’s the best!

Anyway…I got *one* die…the basket box.  And here’s what I made…

The bright green box is how it is originally supposed to look…love it!  But then I wanted a box to hold my little MFT strawberries…so I left the lid off the second one and only used one handle.

The green one was made with Momenta paper and stickers.

And the strawberry box was made with K&Company papers and various dies and punches.

These boxes just might show up at a party this weekend.  🙂

My friend told me the BS Pro was big, but it’s hard to tell the size without seeing it in person.  Here’s a quick pic or two for comparison…

It’s HUGE….heavy too!  lol.

I’m off to clean…bleh…have a great weekend!

paper- Red, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, K&Company Lovely, Momenta Kaleidoscope, SU! Real Red dsp; accessories- Sizzix Big Shot Pro, Sizzix Bigz Pro die- Basket Box, brads, Momenta Kaleidoscope stickers, SU! Elegant Butterfly punch, Martha Stewart traditional scallop punch, Scor-Tape, white gel pen, brads, pop dots, Sizzix Strawberry die and Vine #2, Baker’s Twine, buttons, Die-namics Strawberry Box die.

’tis the season

I finally got a chance to get my July cards done for the SCS Dirty Dozen Christmas card challenges!  I can’t believe that I’ve actually stuck with this for 7 months now.  LOL.  This month Stacy challenged us to use pennants.  My card also fits Bar’s DTGD challenge for today…be sure to check it out!

It’s a pretty clean & simple card.  If you want to play along in the monthly Christmas card challenge, use the keyword SCSCCJUL12 when you upload to the SCS gallery.  And check out the Dare To Get Dirty challenges for today too…be sure to copy & paste the keywords for each of those too.

stamps- AmyR Holiday Greetings; paper- SU! Crumb Cake, KaiserCraft December 25th; ink- Artichoke; accessories- Sizzix Merry Christmas #2 folder, MFT Die-namics Banner Day, sewing machine, Spellbinders Tags Trio, brad, Prima flower, Stickles.

DTGD 2012

Today at Splitcoaststampers we are starting the Dare To Get Dirty challenges for 2012.  We hope you come join the fun…and maybe win a prize too!  The challenges are a thank you event for the SCS Fan Club members who support the site with their subscriptions, so join us here and then come play along!

I made two cards for today.  This first one is for lisa lara’s challenge.

Lisa’s challenge was so much fun because it was just the push I needed to use the MFT stamp and box die I recently purchased!  Here’s a close up of the girl.

I stamped half of the sentiment on the main image (curved this part) and the other half on the green diecut tab.  Her dress was paper pieced (love to do that!)

My second card was made for Kittie747’s challenge and it also fits Stacy’s (Twinshappy) challenge.

This one was a lot of fun too and I left the sentiment off so it could be used for any occasion that I need it for.  Thanks for the challenges, ladies!

I’ll be back with another card on Monday and my own challenge will be on Wednesday.  I hope to play some more but I have a busy week ahead.  We’ll see!

Have a great weekend!

First card: stamps- MFT PI- Berry Sweet, AmyR Big Words; paper- SU! Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, white, Real Red and NQ Navy dsp; ink- Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MFT Die-namics Berry Box, Wonky Scallop Border, and Mini Tabs Quartet, Circle Nestabilities, Copics, buttons, Baker’s Twine.

Second card: paper- white, MM Eye Stella and Rose- Mabel; ink- Marvy brown LePen; accessories- Labels 21 Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Polka Dots, Memory Box Country Landscape and Deer Trio, MFT Die-namics- Wonky Scallop Border and Teardrop Tree, PTI clouds die.

pursuit of happiness canvas

I had a little time this weekend to create so I decided to pull out a 5 x 7 canvas that has been lying around for-evah…waiting to be transformed.

Even though this photo of my DD is several years old, I still love it.

I used some papers from the DCWV Spring Fling matstack.  I didn’t like how the sentiment looked with the first type of ink I used so instead of tossing it in the trash, I used it to diecut the MFT Leafy Flourish.  There’s always room for mistakes!  And I sort-of like the extra texture it gives.

I also used Distress Crackle Paint again and I love that look…I think I’m getting hooked.  If you click on this photo, hopefully you can see the crackle…

Have a great week!

stamp- SU! Pursuit of Happiness; paper- brown, DCWV Spring Fling Matstack; ink- Stazon Timber Brown; accessories- 5 x 7 canvas, magnets, Distress Crackle Paint- Picket Fence, Spellbinders Grommet Tags, MFT Die-namics Leafy Flourish, seam binding, Prima, brads.

Scor-Pal hops with MFT!

Hello!  Today the Scor-Pal design team is blog hopping with our friends from My Favorite Things!  Fun, fun!  I can’t wait to see what everyone created!


I have 2 projects to share today combining these great products.  The first one is a round Tent Card.  I’ve made tent cards before but I was inspired by my friend Bev to make a round one…and I loved how she created a pocket on the back for a message so I made a pocket on mine too.  I think I need to do that more.  :0)  Here’s her lovely card that inspired me.

I had several friends that I wanted to send a card to, so I actually made 4 of these…

I chose to use an adorable Pure Innocence image called Because You’re Special.  Her dress was perfect for paper piecing.  I also used MFT’s Die-Namics Vintage Flourish and Prima Donna Petals.  The butterfly inside the window was also paper pieced and the wings were lightly lifted… 

Here’s a side view of the mountain and valley folded piece attached to the inside.  Very simple and super easy to score with the Scor-Pal!  I started with a piece of 1 3/4″ x 2″ cardstock.  Score the 2″ side @ 1/2″, 1″, and 1 1/2″.

And the back has a cute pocket with a tiny tag…just large enough for a simple message to tuck inside.

Next I made a card with MFT’s Fred Bear.  I ♥ this bear!  This one is called Oopsie Daisy

Fred Bear was die cut with the Die-Namics Oval Open Scallop Doily.  I also used the Wonky Scallop Border die and the Prima Donna Petals to make the flower.

On my yellow gingham checked paper, I diagonally scored lines every 1/4″ in both directions with the Scor-Pal to give the patterned paper some texture.

Here’s the inside.  I always liked the “If friends were flowers…” sentiment, but I adore the “Every Single Time” sentiment in this set!

That’s it from me…now hop on over to the Scor-Pal blog for a list of all the participants and to find out about a prize give-away!

Round Tent Card: stamps- MFT Pure Innocence Because You’re Special, Fred Bear Oopsie Daisy (butterfly); paper- Claire Fontaine white, SU! Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, brown Marvy LePen; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, Die-Namics Vintage Flourish and Prima Donna Petals, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, SU! Small & Large Tag punches, ribbon, Stickles, Baker’s Twine, hole punch.

Fred Bear card: stamps- MFT Fred Bear Oopsie Daisy; paper- Claire Fontaine white, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze; accessories- Scor-Pal, Die-Namics Oval Open Scallop Doily, Wonky Scallop Border, and Prima Donna Petals, SU! Daffodil ribbon, Copics, white gel pen, Stickles, adhesive pearl.

crafting with Glue Arts

This week the Scor-Pal Team is crafting with Glue Arts products and today I’m sharing my project with you.  Yes, I know we are way past spring and blooming trees, but I couldn’t help but use some of these fun Jillibean Soup papers again! 

I used the Glue Arts U Cut It 3D adhesive foam to diecut the top of the tree and the cloud.  I literally said “Wow!” when the foam popped right out!  It is so cool how easily the dies cut so cleanly through the foam…fun!

The foam has adhesive on both sides so it’s super easy to cover one side with glitter, etc.  I decided to use some of my long-neglected Flower Soft on the diecuts.  I used Spring on the treetop and Polar White to make a fluffy white cloud.  I also used one of the Raisen’s adhesive squares to attach the sentiment so it pops slightly off the cardfront.

Below you can see how I used my Scor-Pal to create 1″ grid lines on the white layer.  These made it super easy to place the patterned papers (7/8″ squares) just where I wanted them.  It also gives the card a little more texture.

You know I love my Scor-Pal and the Glue Arts products get 2 thumbs up.  U Cut It foam = fun stuff!

stamps- SU! Happy Harmony (sentiment); paper- Jillibean Soup- Blossom Soup, white, SU! Marigold and Old Olive; ink- SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Scor-Pal, PTI Cloud die, MFT Teardrop Tree die, U Cut It foam, Raisen’s adhesive squares, Flower Soft- Spring and Polar White, SU! Oval punches.

a spring swing

Of all the stamps that My Favorite Things has, the Pure Innocence line is one of my favorites.  I only own two or three MFT stamps and a few dies but I really like the quality and hopefully will acquire a few more. 

I’m sure this image has to be one of their top sellers…it’s just too darn cute!

And here’s the inside… so simple but it’s a nice surprise to open a card and see the inside decorated to match the front.

Have a great day!

stamp- MFT Pure Innocence Start The Day With Whee!; paper- Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Sunrise, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, green, white; ink- Memento Black, Crushed Curry, Micron pen; accessories- Martha Stewart Spring Butterflies punch, Stickles, Copics, circle punches, brads, paper piercer.

pure innocence

…are finally in da house!  I only purchased 2 of these cute girls for now but I’m sure there will be more.  😉

Last week I received these in the mail from Jacksonbelle Embellishments (thanks for the quick shipping, Lindsey!) and I’ve just now had a chance to share the first card I’ve made. 

I used some Basic Grey Origins papers here.  At first I wasn’t sure if they’d be too dark for this sweet image but I think it turned out just fine.  I also stamped her onto the envelope and colored lightly with Copics.  (be sure to place some scrap paper inside the envy while coloring to avoid the ink from bleeding through to the back). 


I didn’t add very much in the way of embellishments since the patterns were so “busy”. 

Here’s a close up of the paper pieced dress…that was a “take your glasses off” kind of cutting there.  LOL.  It was pretty hard to see the lines stamped in black on dark paper!


And here’s a pic of the inside of the card.  You can also see how I used a leftover scrap of dp to line the top inside of the envy to match.


The sun is finally shining here with warmer temps!  yay!  I hope you have a blooming good day!

stamps- Pure Innocence Blooming Good Day by My Favorite Things; paper- white, YoYo Yellow, Basic Grey Origins; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Blossom Nestabilities, Prima, rhinestone, Offray felt trim.