Scor-Pal Envy

That’s what you get if you don’t have a Scor-Pal! {Bu-dum-bump ching} My husband came up with that one:) He saw the video I just made called Scorpal_envie (as in envelopes) after he watched it he asked: “What do you do if you don’t have a Scor-Pal?” then he said “Oh, you get score pal ENVY, I get it!” I used my scor-pal to make this envelope:

Digital Stamps and paper: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, tool: Scor-Pal, Paper for envelope: Keeping Memories Alive, Rubber stamp (resist flourish) Magenta, ink: SU! Kaliedacolor, Pencils: Prismacolor, Solvent: Goo-gone, Other: Crepe paper, pointy q-tip

We will get to the details on the envelopes in a moment but first let’s talk about the card, I saw the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab blog this week and I had to play with the peach and blue color combo as well as the frills! I box pleated a strip of crepe paper party streamer to add a frill to my card. Over at Gingersnap Creations the spicy supply challenge is to use pencils so I colored the magnolia stamp from the Fancy Flowers stamp set at Lindsay’s Stamp stuff with Prismas then blended them with goo-gone (less stinky that OMS but works just as well!) I layered the magnolia stamp in the grungy digital paper from the School Papers set and used my white paint bucket tool to fill in my flower image before printing, I love the layered look and it is so easy to do!

To get a rich color I colored the flower petals with 3 shades of color and blended with googone (using a q-tip) then while the goo gone was still wet I layered on more color in small circles. It was really quite quick:)

I masked my flower and stamped a large flourish in the corner then heat embossed it in clear and brayered blue rainbow ink over it, the resist lets some of my background paper show through. This card also qualifies for Challenge up your life (resist), Clearly I Stamp (flowers), Dare U 2 Digistamp (anything goes), ECP (spring), as well as Moxie Fab ( Tuesday Trigger)and GSC 54 (pencils).

OK, how bout we learn how to make envelopes with our scor-pal! I was in the craft store the other day and saw the new score board by Martha Stewart and it had a plastic triangle in the corner to use as an envelope guide…hmmm…I have a score pal and a 45 degree drafting triangle, can I use that to make envies? You betcha!

Here is how to set up your scor-pal, triangle and paper. Click on the picture for a larger image to print.

Here is a “cheat sheet” on how big to cut your paper, where to score, and the envie size you will get. There are blank lines to write your favorites on as well. Click the pic for a larger image to print.

Please note: I refer to the "first triangle" on the video as 3 5/8", it is the grove to the right of 3 1/2"

I hope you found this useful, making envelopes with the scor-pal is addictive, be warned!Β  If you have any questions or want to share your favorite envelope measurements please leave a comment!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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52 Responses

  1. Awesome card! Love these colors. Good luck on the challenges!

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  2. Terrific!! Thanks so much.

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  3. This is such a wonderful card, love your technique and all of the colors. Guess I am going to go out and get a score pal, use my Creative Memories straight edge, have been putting of getting a score pal but see how this will be so much easier to make the envelopes. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  4. Wow so pretty! Love your coloring!!

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  5. Lindsay – you should totally send this link (or maybe I’ll do it for you) to Diana Crick – the owner and creative genius behind the score-pal. I’m sure she’d be beyond pleased at your adaption and tutorial. Great job!!!!

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  6. I really like the colors in the flower. I’d never thought to use googone for blending. The background is beautiful!

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  7. Love this card Lindsay! Thanks for all the tips.
    Take care, ~Diane

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  8. Beautifully coloured. TFS. Lynne M x

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  9. gorgeous! amazing work with the Scor-Pal!

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  10. I will have to try this…My score pal has been neglected lately! Great card too. I love how the paper shows through!

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  11. Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial!! I will be picking up a drafting triangle today!!! I love my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape and now they will never be out of my hands!!

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  12. Great cheat sheet for any envie wanna-be tool. Thanks!

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  13. Thank you for the wonderful video and envelope size chart!

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  14. Just seen your video on the envie-making. Diana sent the link in the ScorPalPals-group and you are a genius in thinking this out.
    Now off to search for such a triangle.
    Greetings from the Netherlands

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  15. Beautiful card Lindsay…and what a great tutorial! TFS! πŸ™‚ Judit

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  16. […] made the envelope with my scor-pal (see yesterdays post for a tutorial) and when you make these envelopes you have strips of paper left over, I scored some at ever […]

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  17. This is terrific – thank you!

    I know I should be able to extrapolate and figure out different sized envies – but I’m brain cramping. If wanted an envy that was about 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 what dimensions would I use?

    I can’t believe my brain is in a freefall and can’t figure it out!!

    Thanks so much – this is great.

    Kathy

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    • Hi Kathy, try this, start with a sheet of paper 7 1/4″ square, score at 4″ on each side, that will give you a 3 1/4″ envie. If you want it bigger so it fits a 3 1/4″ card start with paper 7 1/2″ square and you should end up with a 3 1/3″ envie. Good luck!
      Lindsay

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  18. Super tutorial…and I just happen to have a Scor-Pal and a triangle πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

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  19. Lindsay, you are SO talented it blows my mind! Your pencil coloring is GORGEOUS! You have, yet again, totally rocked a Gingersnaps challenge!

    Thanks so much for the envelope tutorial! I’ll use this over and over. β™₯

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  20. You are super! I love your blog! and your ideas!

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  21. What pretty coloring on the card…. lovely!

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  22. Hi Lindsay! Great video!! I have Scor-Pal envy… I want one, but I still have more stuff to sell and I need to move before I make anymore purchases. (Wish me luck with my garage sale this weekend!)

    The envelopes are fantastic and the cheat sheet is awesome. Thanks!!

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  23. hi lindsay – what size triangle do you have? i bought an 8″ at michael’s and it was too big – then exchanged it for a 5″ and it was too small. do i need to go to office max or somewhere like that to get a 7″ as in your drawing? anyway, the idea and cheat sheet is wonderful and now just need to make it work. thanks.

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    • Hi Betty,
      It is a 6″ (16cm) triangle. You can take a thick peice of cardboard or plastic and make a 6″ square and simply cut it from corner to corner and you will have the correct size triangle. I think I got mine in a package with a protracter and compass. If you do not want to make one and Staples does not have one try the quilting section of a craft store, I reckon they would be even nicer too!
      Good luck,
      Lindsay

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  24. I am just getting around to watching this video, and I am soo excited! I love making evies, but always borrow the templates. Now I can make my own whenever I want to! I love my scor-pal even more than before! TFS!!!!

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  25. Thanks for joining us at CUYL – your card looks great!
    And a big thanks for your great tutorial with the scor-pal. I love mine very much and make my envelops myself – now I can do them with the scor-pal!!!!

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  26. Hey Lindsay! What a fun approach to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! πŸ™‚

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  27. Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    Please notify me if that’s OK.

    Thanks,

    Nancy Ward
    http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

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  28. Your beautiful flower definitely qualifies for the Clearly Inspired Challenge! Thanks for playing!!

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  29. […] is a nice touch I think I made the envelope with my Scor-pal, if you ant to see how I have a video here. This packet is 3"x3.5", perfect for a couple bags of […]

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  30. Lindsay, thanks for the tut on the scor-pal. I saw MS and I was debating to get it and sell my scor-pal or try and figure how I can adapt my scor-pal. Thanks…saves me money. And now I can make ton of envies to match my cards. THANKS! Oh, I forgot to mention, I was so excited about the envies, your card is beautiful. Great job.

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  31. […] I can line them up better without them. I made the envie with my Scor-Pal, read my easy tutorial here. I did not have a punch the right size for the treat cup so I used my Creative Memories medium […]

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  32. Thanks a million for the tut. This is so simple and so time saving. Glad Melanie and Joy provided the link!

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  33. This is awesome! I have posted a link to this tutorial on my blog. Thank you soooooo much for sharing!!!

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  34. Wow. This was unbelievably helpful. I have the Martha Stewart scoring board and paid 2 seconds worth of attention to the triangle. Yet, I look forward to using it now. Yay! Thank you! Did it take much trial and error to figure out the dimensions for various card sizes and envelopes? Just curious.

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    • not to much, I came up with a math equation that worked most of the time but I had to adjust since the grooves on the scor-pal are 1/2″ apart, I do use my cheat sheet all the time though;)

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      • Hi!

        Amazing tutorial! So creative! What is the math equation you use? I am always needing new sizes of envelopes for random things I make. I have been sitting here trying to figure out the equation and its just not clicking lol I used my weak algebra skills to figure out the card size and score size but that didnt give me the overall paper size and I just got completely lost from there! πŸ™‚

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        • Hi Amanda, it is not an exact science BUT I take the size of my paper square and subtract the width of the envelope I want and score on that number. So if I want an envelope that is 6″x7″ and I had a 10″ square of paper I would score at 4″ (10″-6″=4″) and 3″ (10″-7″=3″) you just need to make sure you paper square is large enough for the flaps to overlap. I;m no math wiz but it seems to work;)
          Hugs,
          Lindsay

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  35. Thank you so much for the envie help.

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  36. Wow very creative! I would have never thought of that! Thank you so much for giving me your formula. If I come up with some new sizes I will be sure to post them πŸ™‚

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  37. This is awesome!

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  38. […] $10, that is about 7 cents a sheet) and I trimmed them to 8.5″ square and used my score pal (tutorial is here) to make the envelopes keeping the pattern to the inside for a faux liner […]

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  39. […] a scor-pal or martha stewart scoring board for that and it is quick easy and cheap. I have a video here showing you how with a score pal. good luck! I love to make homemade envelopes! […]

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  40. I have made a 4″ x 4″ card and now I want to make an envelope with the scoring board. Can someone help me calculate the original size of paper and where I score my kines. Thanks.

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    • Hi Mayble,
      Try cutting a 8 1/4″ square and scoring it at 4″ at each side (corner like I show in the video) try on scrap paper first and make sure it works:)

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      • I tried your idea but it was not quite right but it got me going.
        After many attempts, 7″ x 7″ with scoring at 2 3/4″ at each side worked great for 4″ x 4″ card.
        Thank-you so much πŸ™‚

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  41. AWESOME!! Thank you for the envy tute — I am such a visual learner, the video is a huge help. Thank you for taking the time to do that! Great card also!

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  42. i HAVE A SCOR IT, will that work?

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    • Hi Rosie, A scor it has one score raised line in the center right? The scor-pal had grooves so it is a bit different, play around with it and see if you can get it to work, it might be a lot of trouble though, I’ve never used a score-it.

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  43. WOW, this is fanastic! I wish I had found your blog much sooner. I saw the new scor-envie and it can only be used with the “new” scor-pal. Well, I have the older version, as it looks like you do also, judging by the date of this post. Having the older version I was bummed since I did not want to purchase a new scor-pal. I googled how to use it to see if I really need to, and found you…YAAAAHHH! Thank you so very much for the tutorial.,

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