Saturday, March 17, 2012

Scor-pal & American Crafts Blog Hop!




Welcome to the Scor-pal & American Crafts Blog Hop.

You should have arrived here from the blog of Rahel Menig . 

If you didn't come from Rahel's blog be sure to start back at either the Scor-pal  blog or American Crafts blog to begin the hop. 
You'll want to go through the whole thing because there are several prizes to be won along the way!

If you are a regular Scor-pal subscriber you will know that the Scor-pal designers are all infamous for their amazing 3D designs and multi-fold cards. Well, *most* of them that is. ;) Me? I'm the Clean and Simple girl of the bunch who tends to keep things quick and easy for everyone to CASE in an instant. It took me quite some time for this hop to decide what I wanted to make because I wanted to stick with my usual clean and simple design but at the same time there were so many great embellishments and papers to play with! So, I decided I would create a scrapbook page. I have been scrapbooking since 1997; but, since becoming a card maker/stamper, it has kind of taken a back burner.

Roughly 5-6 years ago one popular technique for scrapbooking was color blocking. There were even special templates designed to aid in the process. These plastic templates were traced or placed on the page and then one would precisely cut pieces of paper and photos to be placed in the blocks. I used these templates on several scrapbook pages back then. I even won a contest with one and made some for publication. (I'll share some of those later next week!) The down side of using those templates was two-fold. The first being that they had to be traced (time consuming) or, at minimum, placed precisely on the base. Secondly, the sizes/pieces were, for the most part, limited to each individual template. Things would begin to look pretty much the same after a few uses.

Now, fast forward to 2012 and in steps Scor-pal! The Scor-pal scoring board is the perfect tool for easy, and unique color blocked pages. Plus, this technique can be used for cards as well!

For today's layout I used a pencil to create a grid on the back my 12x12 base that was 2-inches from each edge. I did this by placing a piece of card stock at the 2 and 10 inch side markings, rotating and repeating. You could also do this with the Scor-Mat that fits the Scor-pal base. Typically, I would use my Scor-Mat but at the time it was buried in the pile some where from a previous project so I grabbed the closest piece of paper ;)



Next, I used the pencil lines as a guide to create various boxes in between them.  The size of the boxes can easily be adjusted by using the measurements on the top and sides of the Scor-pal. To change the orientation of the lines simply rotate the paper. 


The pencil lines will not be seen on the finish page since they are on the back and by scoring on the back it will leave raised lines in which to place the final pieces.
Here is what the final scored base looks like from the front:


Then it is just a matter of cutting various pieces of paper and adhering them in place. 
(A great way to use up scraps!)



Add photos and embellishments and it's done!
As, I mentioned previously, this technique can also be used when creating cards. 
Supplies for this page courtesy of American Crafts.

All papers from the American Crafts line- Chap.



Carded ribbon -Chap-Ivan

"Good Times" Flair from the John Collection


Alphabet and Letter Stickers- Remarks Sheets-Small Alphabet Shane

and


Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my project with you.

Your next stop on today's hop is Suzy Plantamura.

Below is also a complete list of hop participants for your reference.

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120 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

What a cool way to use the Score Pal! Love your page and design! :)

Daphne said...

Never would have thought of making a grid like this one on a layout! Great idea!

vixen said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I really need to try it this weekend. The slight added dimension is perfect!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great way to use your scorpal. Love your page.

steph said...

LOVE how you created your background paper piecing. Great idea.

Meerjungfrau said...

Great project!

nfaband said...

Nice design ... it looks so complicated, but you make it seem pretty easy with the step by step tutorial, thanks for sharing, I love it.

Gayle215 said...

Great layout!

Lerato said...

Wow thats a cool idea. Never thought about that kind of style to use a scorpal (even though i dont have one anyway^^) thx for sharing and the lovely blog hop. Tine

Anne Essex said...

Lovely classy layout.

scrappingmabel said...

what a cool way to use the scor-pal am so goin to try this on a layout!

Mary-Anne V said...

Thanks for the new way to use the Score pal... love the layout.

KellyG said...

Great idea, love that!

Annette said...

WOW WEE this is awesome...totally love your layout...thanks for sharing..

Amy Heller said...

Such a clever use of the scorl-pal! Super cute!!

Just an FYI - your link to Suzy is linking back to your blog instead of hers. ;)

Amy Heller said...

Oops - just the one in the list - the other is right - I didn't see that one! ;)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Wow! I love how you created the background using the ScorPal. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Cynthia B. said...

Love your page, Tami! And as always, I love your CAS style. :)

Lagene said...

That is such an ingenious method to make the papers pop with the embossed lines!

Karen said...

What a great idea. Love the layout.

lizzie said...

WOW!!!

Ravengirl said...

Very cool page! Love the technique!

leah said...

Oh wow, Tami!! I LOVE what you've done! What a great idea to scor the pattern on your background for your color blocks! LOVE! Have a wonderful weekend!! ^_^

angie gutshall said...

Love the design!!

Christina said...

Oh how I love your Layout!
Thanks for the idea!
Christina

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awe! You are so clever, great idea! Hugs! Leah Ann

GrannyB said...

Great instructions! Thanks for sharing.

Christina said...

I love the texture the Scor-pal adds! great idea!

Sabrina said...

amazing Layout...

Sabrina

Miriam Prantner said...

I LOVE this layout! Such a clean look and so easy to achieve. Thanks!

Jennie P. said...

I love the punched out corners, it's a tiny detail but adds a cool factor.

khengyan said...

Cool! Great use of the Scor-pal and what a classy LO!

Kris Berc said...

Wow, what a creative use of the scor-pal! I never would have thought of that! Thanks for the ideas!

The Farris Family said...

Great layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

Snoopy said...

This is pure genius!!! What a fantastic effect. Thanks so much for the instructions.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Melinda said...

Oh, wow, the layout is stunning and perfect! Way cool! Thanks for sharing!

ruth said...

Awesome layout! Great technique, thanks for sharing!

KindleLover said...

I like your technique with the Scor :)

Scrapinandie said...

Wow this is so cute!

cardscrapper said...

What a wonderful idea. The page is beautiful and actually quite simple, but looks very complicated. Thanks for sharing with us.

Regina said...

your layout is FAB! Th♥nks for sharing!

AmyJ said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Katie said...

WOW!I love the quilted look of this one!

Cynthia said...

That is just the coolest thing ever. Seriously, I love the colors and the quilted pattern look it gives the layout. SO beautiful!

Brenda said...

Great layout! I love my scor-pal - I've got an original - would love the new one though :)

pruts said...

great idea. love your lo !!

Alex said...

Great idea! Love your page ♥

Resa said...

very cute layout. great looking family.

Margaret UY said...

This is so wonderful... fun and less fuzzy...but totally sets your grid in perfection.

Heidi Y said...

Love this grid layout! Wouldn't thought to use the scoring for this. Thanks!!

Bethany Becker said...

Great layout. What a great use of scoring!

Margie said...

What an interesting new use for the scor pal! love it!

Beatrice Lawson said...

That is one amazing LO and your tutorial was great!!

Robin said...

What a neat idea for the Scor-Pal!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

rlovew said...

Fantastic layout! I love the way you used the scorpal on it.

tampatha said...

Great layout and I love that you pieced it together right on your scorpal! Great idea!
Tammy

karennarelle said...

love it! thanks. will be scraplifting. :-}

carpediem said...

great layout! laura j

Wendy Thompson said...

Very clever design I love it

Anita Braddock said...

What a supper cool way to make this layout it looks like a Quilt. love the colors and the pattern papers. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Carolina said...

Great technique, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

A very clever way to use the Scor-Pal! Your layout is awesome!

JamieH

scrappymo! said...

What a great layout...Such clean looking lines.

Shilo said...

super cute...love the colorblocking!

Gina said...

Neat layout!

deanne34 said...

Color blocking was such the rage. I remember teaching it to customers at the store I worked at.

Hanna-Marie said...

gorgous layout!

Riette said...

This is great Tami. I've never done a scrapbook page before but i'm getting so motivated through this blog-hop. Who knows - I might make for the grannies :D

Carla said...

Learned something new today...another use for the ScorPal...wauw what a lovely layout.

Aga said...

Loving all the cool uses for the Scor Pal, and love your fab layout :)

Dawn said...

Love the clean and simple design if your layout!

Joanne said...

Wow really took me back to colour blocking

Fresh Delight said...

You use the "scor-pal" on a unique way, I never see it before.

I love the buttons ("Good Times" Flair from the John Collection)

xxx
Ellen

Melodie said...

Awesome job!!! LOVE the tutorial aspect of your project posting. Beautiful paper color choices and idea.

tallulah1 said...

This is MY kind of layout! I love it and I love that you scored it , just adds to the dimension. This is on my to-do list. Also following your blog for more inspiration!

Benessi said...

love your LO, i'm loving the chap line!

Linda said...

Lovely layout!

Melissa said...

Great layout!

Sonia said...

I love this page! Thanks for the idea.

Cheryl S. said...

Very cool layout, thanks for sharing.

jbonomo said...

Cool, love the clean simple lines. thank you!

Nitasha said...

Awesome layout! Thank you for the tutorial!

blupixy said...

What a great way to block out a layout design! THanks for sharing such a great tip!

Luanne said...

absolutely beautiful layout! so clean and refreshing colors, calming

bailey said...

Love the page. Looks so easy to do!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I love how you scored your background, I never would have thought to do it that way!

Sandy said...

Thank you for the tutorial. LOVE this page - and I feel inspired! Thanks again.

reneezwirek said...

THIS IS SOOOOOO COOL! THANKS!

Cheryl Leong said...

wow... this is beautiful!!!!! a fun way to use scor pal! thanks for sharing

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

zgagi said...

Love your page! Have to try the scoring myself. TFS

Marlena M. said...

Amazing layout! I love the grid effect.

connie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

Awesome design...inspiring! I love the Chaps line too!

Christi said...

oh love me some chap!

Julie J said...

Great grid design

Amanda said...

What a fun idea for creating a pattern on a LO!

pegg said...

Thanks for the tutorial - this is a fun way to incorporate lots of pattern papers, which I have a hard time doing! I will have to try this!

Michelle said...

Great way to use the scor pal.

Rachelle said...

So creative using the scor-pal. Awesome layout and blog.Hopping along.

karenelr said...

I love how you used the Scor-pal to make a page map! Brilliant!

UnikeByYes said...

Great idea Tami, this certainly makes it easy to remember where you wanted your image ;) TFS
Have a great day!
Liz
unikebyyes { at } yahoo { dot } com

Barb Thompson said...

Great layout idea! Would love the chance to win!

LauraP said...

That is a beautiful project! I would look wonderful in a frame and the photo could be swapped out easily as family changes. Thanks for sharing!!

Gail said...

I love this page! It's great- so simple in the concept, but such a big visual impact. Stunning!!

Sara said...

This is a great LO! Have to try it sometime!

Anonymous said...

Well that was easy! Love the layout. I would love to give that a try.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this frame is so great, love it

Caryn S said...

Great LO! Thanks for posting the tutorial, I do love how you scored the paper before adding your scraps.

Carol said...

Great project! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

sclugo said...

Clean and simple is great! Lovely layout and great use of the scor-pal.

Sue D said...

Great use of the Scor-Pal.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Michele said...

Amazing layout!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

wow!! clever use of score pal!and a stylish layout u come up with!

Denise van Deventer said...

This is such a cute boy page...absolutely love the design and colouring!

Fran Siquierolli said...

What a great blog hop! Love the ideas!!!

Svetlana said...

What an interesting way of using Scrol board!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Svetlana xx

Nelliebell said...

This is a really easy way to bang out a last minute card or scrap page, thanks for the tutorial!!!!
shelli

МД в картинках said...

Interesting technique to try. TFS!

BearFamily said...

Wonderful page, thanks for sharing!

Katherine B said...

loving anything that requires me to use my many many scraps....and thanks for showing us which side to use!