Jan 28 2008

Simply Scored

This is a little set of 3 cards I made, all with simple embossed lines made on the Scor-Pal. I also made a small little box to coordinate. It easily holds these 3 cards and their envelopes — it’s just like a little desk top holder or desk top display box.

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Above is the box with all 3 cards and envies in it. You only need a 6 1/2″ square of cardstock to make this box.At the end of this post is a template for this box. As far as decorating the box, the stamped imageis mountedon aMarvy punched scalloped square, the white panel is embossed to match the cards, and ribbon is wrapped around the box and knotted.

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Here are the 3 cards. The white panel of each of the cards is embossed in exactly the same manner — they only appear different depending on which way you adhere the white panel to the card (embossed lines on top or bottom), where the image is stamped and where the ribbon is tied. The card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The black frame is 5 1/4 x 4. The white panel is 5 1/8 x 3 7/8. The white panel is set in the Scor-Pal so the short, right edge is at the 5″ mark, then you score on the4, 4 1/4 and 4 1/2″ marks.

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This close up photo shows the embossed score lines a bit better. I was very photo challenged with this project — I just can’t get these embossed lines to show up as well as they do IRL — sorry. But I think you can get the idea.

The image stamped is from Love Nest by Flourishes. The sentiment, Missing You, is from Open to Love, also by Flourishes. The image is colored in with markers, highlighted with a Spica Glitter Pen in Gold and the chain is hand drawn. The ribbon was wrapped at different heights on these cards, and the black brads were added for balance.

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Here’s a picture of the empty box. The scalloped square is attached with mounting tape. Again, sorry the embossed score lines are just not showing up here. You can see them a bit better on the 1st photo in this post.

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Here’s the template (again, sorry for the poor photo –it’s been one of those mornings!). The paper is cut 6 1/2″ square. If using a Scor-Pal, place the left edge of the sheet on the 1/4″ mark, then score at 3 and 4. If using another type of scoring system, merely score 2 3/4″ in from opposing edges, leaving a 1″ strip in the middle, as shown. Then turn your paper, and score 1″ in from the other opposing edges. Cut on the lines in the center, as shown, so your box will fold. That’s it — super easy. 99% of the cards I make are top fold, and this box is designed to hold top fold cards on a desk or as a display.

As always, I sure appreciate you stopping in — thanks much!!!!

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Simply Scored”

  1. sandie carter says:

    These look wonderful – love the simplicty of them and especially those embossed lines. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Angie says:

    These are beautiful cards.

  3. Connie Watson says:

    I can’t wait to see the photos this morning….well…poor choice of words. I’m looking forward to see what you post later this morning!!
    Those little cards are adorable. Their simplicity is what makes them so nice. Once again, thanks Sharon for just being YOU!! I love your work, miss your classes ALOT and am so glad you have a BLOG!! Connie

  4. Kathie says:

    This is so adorable – love everything about it. I will be waiting for the directions for the box as I want to try it. Love that ribbon too! You need to make a cow set so your hubby can put it on his desk. LOL

  5. Dawn E. says:

    Sharon! This is perfect! I’d love to see the box template too! I’ll be watching for it 😉
    What perfect timing you have! I’m getting a few card items together for a friends Heart & Stroke fundraiser and this would be a fab item to give to the silent auction! Thanks so much!
    I love the dry embossing on the card! Saw you do it first and I had to give it a go too. It’s a nice subtle touch!

  6. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very cute! I just received that set so your ideas are fabulous as always!

  7. flossie says:

    These are adorable, what a cute gift.

  8. joyk says:

    Wow!!!! Do I EVER love these!!!! Wonderfully clean and fresh in those colors……..that wide gingham is beautiful! Will anxiously await a close-up of a card to see where you scored, and also the details and template on the cute box. These sets are awesome!

  9. Velta says:

    Sharon ~ This is such a thoughtful gift to give…Just the kind of thing that makes a creative mind want to CASE it, so she won’t have to do the work…LOL…As for you appreciating us for stopping by…Hey girl, we appreciate you and your wonderful art!!!

  10. Mary says:

    Just perfect! Simplicity yet very nice. Thanks for the template.

  11. Jacque (SCS: Petals) says:

    You may love me stopping in, but I love that you take the time to share all of your wonderful talent. You are such an inspiration! So, thank you!

  12. Juliann says:

    Adorable cards!
    Love the box, love the colors, love the love birds, love everything!!!

  13. joyk says:

    Thanks for adding the close-up and template! Can’t wait to try this!

  14. Kelly says:

    Lovely set! Thanks for sharing the box template! I’d like to try one!

  15. mmarisa (whiterockmama) says:

    How cute is this. Love it and since patience isn’t one of my traits when I have my mind fixed on something I ended up buying the Scorepal for my birthday so can’t wait to use it on this project! Thanks for the template and for your wonderful blog :)

    PS: Thanks for being part of the kitty info request :) The SCS ladies have humbled us with their participation rate and my DD is beyond excited at all the wonderful cat information.

  16. Donna says:

    Sharon, this is a WONDERFUL project – thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  17. DeborahLynneS says:

    Sharon– what happy, pleasant, adorable cards…love the gingham ribbon, and the love birds are so sweet!!! What a great box to hold them also!!! Thanks for the template/tutorial for it– will have to try it soon!!!

  18. This is the cutest thing! I love it! Thanks for sharing! Take care! :)

  19. Shawn K. says:

    Wow! Great project! Thanks so much for sharing the details!

    Shawn K.

  20. Becky says:

    Fabulous. I am SO making this. Just gorgeous.

  21. Maggie says:

    Darlin’ just doesn’t have enough “a’s” in it for all that.

  22. leslierich says:

    Sharon, this is pure delight! What a wonderful project. I love the box! Those little blue birds are so darling!

  23. Jerri Jimenez says:

    These are all so adorable! You rock with creativity Sharon! What a perfect gift for a favorite friend.

  24. Charlene says:

    My goodness….creativity just flows from your fingertips and so wonderful of you to share with us! Thanks so much.

  25. Dee says:

    Gorgeous project Sharon!! The color combo is wonderful!!
    Dee

  26. Pinky says:

    Sharon, this is such a cute gift w/a box and the cards. Love your cards and sometimes, simpler is better. TFS

  27. Dawn E. says:

    Thanks for the inspiration Sharon! I had to make a couple sets with your box! I’ve posted them on my blog.
    Have a fab day!
    http://treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/2008/01/gift-sets.html

  28. AJ says:

    Woohoo!! This looks like a super fun project to do!! Thanks for sharing the deets! I cannot wait to try it!!

  29. Denise Groves says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!! I loved it so much that I it was on my top five things to do this week…. I did it tonight and was surprised at how easy it was. My mind is racing for all the people I want to make this for and all the different stamps I want to use. Thank you so much.

    Denise

  30. Kim Howard says:

    This is gorgeous, I love the simplicity and clean lines of the cards. Can’t wait to try the template myself!

  31. Sue says:

    Love the cards – charming, clean and classy. The box is a great finish to the project (yes, I wrote the directions and will give one a shot later.)
    Thanks for sharing.

  32. lilian says:

    Wow. You are so talented – I love looking at your creations. Thank you for sharing!

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