Oct 23 2007

Hostess Club Project


This is a little gift set I made for my Hostess Club girls to do this week. This was a fun one!!! The box in the center isa Star Box scored with the Scor-Pal, my newest toy — and what fun it is!!!! Perfect scores every time, quick and easy, not much thinking and NO figuring — it’s totally awesome!!! And your paper stays put, no slipping or sliding — I can’t say enough good things about the Scor-Pal and I’m anxious to have my friends try it out this week!


I followed the SCS tutorial for this Star Box written by Diana Crick, creator of the Scor-Pal, only I made mine shorter. My finished height is only 5″. The box is very solid and rigid and holds its star shape nicely — I was worried that it wouldn’t, but — no worries!!! This is just the cutest little box for some special, small treat!!! I used all SU punches, papers and stamps.The little tree tag on top opens and hasa To: and From: on the inside. I punched the white panel with the large tag punch and had to cut the Soft Sky paper around it. My tag hangs by a Word Window Punch tag run though a slot made with the Horizontal Slot Punch. The medallion is first a black Scalloped Punch, then the white/snowflake Scalloped Punched piece. The blue words are punched with a 1 3/8″ round punch and the center snowflakes used a 3/4″ punch. The medallion is held tight with the fatter pop dots and mounting tape.

You can’t really see very well in the photo, but I embossed a row of small circles around the star, on the black, just above the “be merry” band with the setting part of the Crop-a-dile. I’ve recently seen this done on several cards posted at SCS and was happy to read a little bit of instruction in the brand new Blog of Nancy Morgan— thanks much!!! It sure is a fun thing to do!!!


This card is a 4.25″ square Joy Fold card. I again used my new Scor-Pal. The card is first scored in the center, like normal, and then the front is scored in 1/2, which would be the 2 1/8″ line on the Scor-Pal, and turned back. The main image panel is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. The penguin’s beak and feet are colored with the Only Orange Marker and the black and Soft Sky were colored with reinkers and an aquapainter. It was punched with the large tag punch, then the black border was cut around it. Another medallion was made, as above. A photo turn from the Pewter Hodgepodge hardware holds the card closed.


The final piece to this set is a little 3 x 3. Quick and simple. The same medallion as above described with a ribbon run behind it.

  • Stamps: Punch Pals, Warm Words and Many Merry Messages for inside sentiments
  • Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Soft Sky Prints Designer Paper
  • Ink: Classic Black, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky. Marker in Only Orange.
  • Punches: Round Scallop, 1 3/8″ round, 3/4″ round, Large Tag, Horizontal Slot, Word Window.
  • Accessories: Aquapainter, Scor-Pal, Crop-a-dile, Ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Silver Brads, Pop Dots, Mounting Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Crafter’s Tool Kit

That about does it — thanks much for looking!

A question to my FeedBlitz subscribers: Are you getting the email notices you should about my uploads? I am led to believe that none have gone out for about a week –I contacted FeedBlitz and they said they fixed it, but I’m still not so sure — so, if you are a subscriber, can you let me know if you have been getting the email notices of my uploads? Thanks much!

41 responses so far

41 Responses to “Hostess Club Project”

  1. Incredibly adorable projects, Sharon! Your club is gonna love ’em!

  2. Elizabeth Glass says:

    These are so pretty! The color combo is not one I would think of but it is very pretty together! Thanks for sharing! Elizabeth

  3. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Love, love, love this ensemble Sharon, so adorable!

  4. Ellen says:

    Wow! I love this color combo…so fresh! You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing!

  5. joyk says:

    Absolutely gorgeous set Sharon! This set with the penguin is so neat, and I love the colors you used. Have never seen the star bag, but it looks awesome.

  6. broni says:

    What a beautiful set, Sharon! Love that star box! The Scor-Pal is already on my Christmas list!

  7. flossie says:

    WOW, love the color choice and these projects are beautiful, that star box is fantastic and love your penguin card, and you 3×3 is great.

  8. Susan says:

    Absolutely adorable projects! I love my Scor-Pal too. I haven’t made a star box … yet … guess I should get working on that one.

  9. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    I haven’t had your e-mails come in to me for the past week or so. None today either . Checked into see if there was something new and lone behold you have this wonderful gift set! Love every part of it! Really like the snowflakes around the punch.

  10. I love these projects! They turned out great. I’m still on the fence about getting a Scor-Pal.

  11. Sharon Hoechstetter says:

    Oh Sharon, these are just gorgeous! What a wonderful color combination and the designs are fabulous. Thanks again for sharing your incredible talent.

  12. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Woo Hoo– what a EXCITING GORGEOUS project for our Biddies!!! Can’t wait!!! Wow!!!

  13. Andrea Mason says:

    Those are all awesome projects! Thank you for sharing.

  14. Sheila Myers says:

    The project is so cute and creative; thank you for sharing.

  15. These are just too CUTE! You have such a knack for putting together gorgeous projects!

  16. Lisa Beem says:

    All so fabulous!

  17. Love the crisp, clean look of these, and the way you drew them all together by having the common “medallion”

    And yes, the color scheme is wonderful. Great job!

  18. julie says:

    Lucky ladies! I wish I was part of your hostess club. These are adorable!

  19. Carolen says:

    No, I haven’t been receiving your uploads. This is the first (the 23rd) that I have received one for awhile. Thought you were taking a break.

    Just to let you know, this time it didn’t arrive with the other that I subscribe to. Especially strange!

  20. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Love these projects too Sharon. BTW – I finally did receive an email last night/this morning about an update.

  21. Christi says:

    I LOVE your style — ALL your artwork is just beautiful!

    BTW, to answer your question, this is the first update post I’ve received from Feedblitz. (and I’m really glad it came in…I’d hate to think I’d have missed seeing these!).


  22. leslierich says:

    Wow! Love the box! What a cute bunch of projects! I was just looking at this set today…thinking… I have enough Christmas sets, though, darn it. This is all just absolutely darling, Sharon!

  23. Linda Bullard says:

    Another outstanding, gorgeous gift set by you!!! I just love Soft Sky and black together. And what a debut for your new Scor-Pal! It is a fabulous tool, isn’t it? Linda

  24. Angel W. says:

    These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Heather T. says:

    This is a beautiful set of items, thanks for all the design work and ideas you have shared. There are things here I am definitely going to try.

  26. beate says:

    Beautiful projects! LOVE the color combo!

  27. Billie says:

    This is just beautiful, wow your work amazes me to pieces. I am sure all the girls loved it

  28. […] week as I was engaging in one of my favorite passtimes – blog browsing – I came across THIS gorgeous grouping of projects by Sharon Johnson. Ususally when I do my club projects – each project […]

  29. nancy littrell says:

    What a sweet little set. Aren’t the holidays just so much fun?!? The perfect time for gift sets and creativity. You are sure making me want a Scor-Pal……now that I am in the know! TFS

  30. Mothermark says:

    Sharon! This is incredible! I love what you have done here…That star shaped box is to die or!

  31. Deborah says:

    I signed up for your blog/site since I don’t know when. I signe dup in September :-(

  32. Pinky Roth says:

    This is such a wonderful assortment using these sets…love everything about them.


  33. Lynn says:

    Wowza, lucky hostess club girls!

  34. These are stunning, the design and the colors. I just ordered the scor-pal. Good thing we are getting a refund on taxes.

  35. vicki lynch says:

    These are all so cute! i hope i can do the things you have done!

  36. elysa says:

    this is LOVELY!….I will make one for myself….I’m just waiting for my scor-pal to arrive…Love all your design ….so ELEGANT!

  37. Nancy Moorefield says:

    I ordered a Scor-pal this a.m. and will spend the time awaiting it by looking for ideas of projects to do! I go to your blog at least 4 times weekly, so will be getting ideas from you. Thank you upfront.

  38. Stef H (SCS Glitterbabe) says:

    These are fabulous. I must take a look at that Star Box tutorial! I just love the colors you used. I have the SCOR-IT instead of the SCOR-PAL, but am really leaning towards the SCOR-PAL. I’m sure it’ll be on my Xmas list!

    Stef H

  39. Emilia says:

    Love it! I just got a scorpal and may have to try this out!

  40. Pat says:

    Your star box is so cute. Love the papers you’ve used. And your little cards are adorable!

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