More melon!

Happy Sunday! We spent the morning strawberry picking, the pickens were slim but we managed to get 4 quarts so I have plenty to make a pie or two and a batch of Jam, I’m not much of a cook but Jam I excel at! Speaking of strawberries I used my ne Strawberries and Watermelon digital stamp set to make this card (with a matching envie of course!)

I cleaned up my scrap pile for this card, the chipboard tag and slide were from a colorbok pack I got ages ago and the paper on the envie is from GSD (I think). I colored the image with copics, a quick and easy card!

I cut the cute ruler strip for a piece of pattern paper from the Inch By Inch collection from Lettering Delights, isn’t is sweet? I simply use a sheet of 8″ square pattern paper to make an envelope with my score pal to fit the card. I think the card and envie took 20 minutes to make, not counting the coloring because I like to color a bunch of digis in the evening while I watch TV 🙂

Reminder: Two cool sales are ending tonight! Summer products are $1 at Lettering Delights AND the Retirement sale at MyGrafico, all retired products are $1 until midnight and then they are gone so don’t wait!

This card qualifies for the following challenges: Crafty Catz (digital), Delightful Sketches (summer), Digi Doodle (anything goes),  Doodle Palace (red, green, white & summer), Handful of Stamps (summer), Little Paper Shop (bright & colorful), and Scrappekammeret (Love.)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


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!  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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