Scoring Challenge

Hello everyone.  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge by Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge is to use our Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  You could make a 3D item or a card.  I chose to make a card.

To make this card I first took a piece of Purple Posy cardstock and cut it to 5″ x 3.75″.  Then I scored it at 1″, 1 1/8″, 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ and 1 1/2″ so I have 5 score lines 1/8″ apart.  Then I flipped the cardstock once and did the same thing. I layered this piece on top of a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Gorgeous Grape and onto a card base of Highland Heather.

Here is what the score lines look like up close.

I punched out two of the large daisies using the Daisy Punch and two of the smaller daisies using the Medium Daisy Punch.  Then I punched a circle in Daffodil Delight cardstock using the 1/2″ circle punch.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Birthdays.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

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Flower Patch Fabulous Four


Stampin’ Up has some awesome sentiments in this year’s Annual Catalog.  I love the big fonts that they chose to use.  One of my favorites from the the stamp set called Fabulous Four.  The celebrate stamp on this card is from that set.  They also have a “thanks”, “sorry you’re sick” and “it’s your day” stamp.  Big sentiments can be used to make fairly simple cards because they take up a lot of room so when you don’t have a lot of time to create a card, you can use one of these.  I also used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch.  It has matching Framelits (which I didn’t use this time).  If you look closely at this card you can see where I scored a couple of lines at the top and the bottom using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  It just adds a little texture to your card.

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Shaving Cream Technique Card

Shaving Cream

At our Club meeting this last week we all had a fun time making this card using the Shaving Cream Technique.  It is kind of a different and fun thing to do and it is very easy.  You just spray some shaving cream into a dish and then drop some ink refill colors on top of it.  We used Pacific Point, Gumball Green, and Marina Mist ink refills to do this.  Then you take a toothpick or the end of a skinny paint brush and twirl the colors around.  Don’t mix it up too much or the colors will mix together and not stand out.  Then place your piece of cardstock on top of the shaving cream pushing it in a little.  Lift off the cardstock and wipe off the excess shaving cream.  You end up with a piece of cardstock that looks like this:

Shaving Cream Cardstock

You can dye four or five pieces of cardstock if you use a lot of shaving cream.  It is messy but so much fun.  You can make your own tie-dyed cardstock.  We used Teeny Tiny Wishes for our sentiment because it has so many choices.  Some used the Happy Easter sentiment while others used Happy Birthday.  The window was cut out using the Window Frames Collection Framelits and the lattice is a Big Shot die called Lattice Bigz.

Startburst Birthday


Here is a very simple, clean card I made using the Starburst Sayings stamp set that is in the Occasion Catalog.  I used Whisper White on top of Whisper White carstock.  If you look closely you can see where I scored the card with my Simply Scored Scoring Tool a couple of times above the starbursts and below the starburst.  I think it adds nice dimension to the card.  The happy birthday sentiment is from a Hostess Set called Express Yourself.  You can only get this set by hostessing a workshop or placing a $150 order.  It is a great set to own because it has 12 different stamps in a beautiful font.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time!  Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase!  Get an extra $30 in Hostess Benefits with a $300 workshop (or order)!  Join my Stampin Up! family and get an extra $25 with your starter kit!

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You’re Lovely Sale-A-Bration Stamp


This is another white on white card I made.  It uses the stamp set called You’re Lovely.  This set is part of the Stampin Up! Sale-a-bration (SAB).  SAB is where you can get free stamp sets, embossing folder, punch, etc with a qualifying purchase.  For every $50 you spend, you can pick one free item from the SAB catalog.  Sale-a-bration starts January 28th!

The butterflies were made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits from the annual catalog.  If you look closely you can see where I scored two lines above and below the Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  The Simply Scored Scoring Tool makes scoring so easy.  It is one of my favorite tools that Stampin Up! offers.

Six Sided Sampler


Hello Sweet Friend

This is the first card that we made at my monthly Club meeting this week.  We used the stamp set called Six Sided Sampler with the matching Hexagon Punch.  If you buy both as a Bundle, you can save 15%.  As you can tell, I love this set because I use it a lot!  We used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to make the three lines on the top and the bottom of the card.  The Stampin Up! Score Board makes this so easy to do.  Plus it has different accessories to go with it such as the Simply Scored Borders Plate and the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  The colors of the card are Wisteria Wonder, Sahara Sand and Pool Party.

Borders Scoring Plate

Stampin Up has a new accessory for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  It is called the Borders Scoring Plate.  Yesterday, I showed you a Valentine I made using this.  Here is a video from Stampin Up showing you how to use this item.  If you already have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool then you must get this too and if you don’t have the Board, what are you waiting for?

Hearts A Flutter Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all have someone to call your Valentine. I am lucky enough to have four Valentines – my husband, Rob and my three sons. This is the Valentine I made for Rob (no peeking Rob).

It uses the Heats a Flutter Stamp Set and Framelits and can be purchased in a Bundle. Although it has hearts, it can also be used for so many other things because of the various banners. The bottom of the card was cut using the Large Scallop Edgelits and I then embossed it using the Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate. It takes a little practice but once you figure it out, you can make beautifully embossed cards that match many of our Framelits and Edgelits.

Rob's Valentine

Rob’s Valentine

Box With Gift Cards & Creped Filter Paper Flower

When I was at Leadership 2013 this year,  one of presenters showed us how to make a 3 x 3 box to hold 4 3×3 cards with envelopes.  The box itself is made out of one piece of 7.5 x 7.5 inch card stock.  It is a great gift to give a hostess, a friend or use as a prize.

I changed my version of the box to have a belly band go around it and then added a flower made from Stampin Up’s Creped Fiilter Paper from the Spring Catalog.  I then made 4 matching cards using the Sale-a-bration punch called Petite Curly Label and the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Pretty Petites.  You can get both of these items for FREE! with a qualifying order until March 22nd!  I also used the matching punch from the catalog called Curly Label.

3 x 3 Box

3 x 3 Box



3 x 3 Cards With Envelopes

3 x 3 Cards With Envelopes

Have you placed your Sale-a-bration order yet?


Easel Card Directions

I have had a lot of requests about how to make this Easel Card so I thought I would share the directions.  It is very easy to make.

Side View With Easel Open

Side View With Easel Open

Looking Down

Looking Down

Take a normal sized piece of cardstock (to make A2) 5.5 x 8.5 and fold in half.  Cut a line up to the fold at 1.5″ and 4″.  This gives you three pieces on the front of the card.  Glue the two out side pieces down.

Score the middle section at 2 1/8″ .  Then decorate.  I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits and the Bold Snowflake Stamp.  The DSP is Be Of Good Cheer and the inside stamp is from Pretty Postage.