Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Big thanks and a Big Winner

First off I wanted to thank you all so much for the kind words and encouragement that you sent my way after my segment aired on My Craft Channel. It is always nervewracking for me to put myself out there, especially when you are on the same channel as greats like Teresa Collins and Heidi Swapp, so thank you for all of the positive comments :)
Now on to the big winner!
Susan - would you please email me your information and I will get the Scor-pal sent out to you ASAP! Congrats and thanks for all of the entries!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scor-iffic Ideas on My Craft Channel

Hey all!
Some exciting news!  I was so fortunate to be asked to share my love of all things scoring tool related on My Craft Channel with my awesome friend Lori Allred on her Inspired by Pinterest Show. It is always so fun to do these little spots with her! Love My Craft Channel! If you haven't been by there- go check their site out. Amazing ideas everyday and some shopping bargains as well!

Check out the show here: My Craft Channel Score-iffic Ideas!

I decided to do some birthday related projects using Imaginisce's darling Hello Cupcake birthday line for my supplies. But as I stated in the video these projects can be versatile enough to use any paper line and any theme. I am also teaching 4 of these projects in a class at Heartland Paper. If you are in the area I would love to see you in class!
Check out the blog for more information: Heartland Paper Scor Pal Class with Tya
Here is what we are going to be doing in class:
4 projects

Invitation with envelope and pull out invitation

Darling party hat using the Scor-Pal to add some fun dimension

How fun is this Cupcake Holder?

This is the little treat bag that I demonstrated on air. Just remember that this little bag doesn't have to be used for just birthday treats! It can be used to hold all types of cute little gifts - again love the versatility of the boxes and bags you can make using the Scor-Pal!  Here are the directions and dimensions used on the segment so you can make one of your own!

Happy Day Treat Bag:

- red cardstock cut 3 x 11 inches
- red cardstock cut to 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
-scor tape or other strong adhesive
-hole punch
-ribbon or tuelle
-2 pieces of Imaginisce Party Time paper cut to 2 3/4 x 4 inches
-Imaginisce Oh Happy Day Chipboard Sticker Stackers


1- For the outside cover of the box take the 3 x 11 inch paper and place it on your scoring board. Place the 11 inch side on the top of the Scor-Pal.  Make sure left edge is all the way over to the left side to insure proper measurements. Scor at 4 3/4 inches and 6 1/4 inches.

2-For the inside of the box take the 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch paper and place it on the scoring board. Place the 4 1/2 inch side on the top of the Scor-Pal. Score 1 inch all the way around all 4 sides of the paper. 
3-Snip the 4 corners up to the 2 center lines of the box.
4- Add adhesive to the 4 corners and then glue those sections into the inside of the box. Glue the middle box to the middle section of the outside cover.

Add the dot paper to the front and back of the bag. Punch two holes in the top of the bag and add the ribbon and tie in a bow. Add sticker to front. Add treat and enjoy!
Now for the best part! Would you like to win a Scor-Pal tool of your very own? Who wouldn't right after seeing all the awesome projects you can create! I am giving away a full size Scor Pal tool to one very lucky winner. Please leave a comment on my blog here and we will do a drawing to win! Stay tuned to see who it is!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Echo Park Banner

Just wanted to check in- summer here at the Smith house is bustling full of boating, soccer tournaments, baseball games and swimming parties! But just wanted to share this fun little banner/wreath I made for Heartland using Echo Park's new Hello Summer line which is one of my favorite new lines:

I took these photos at the store. It is hanging above the cash wrap and anyone who buys anything at the store will hopefully see :)
This is kind of a combination of a couple of different projects I have been wanting to create. I am loving non traditional shaped wreaths and I had seen so many wreaths floating around Pinterest using picture frames as a base and loved the shape. I just got this light wooden frame from the dollar store (yay! Cheap craft) and then all the others were supplies from Heartland. Chipboard banner from Petersen Arne and then papers and embellishments from Echo Park.

Love these cute banners cut with my Cameo. They have a little flap on the ends that you can glue down that makes it easy 

Close up of frame details

Love the font on these sticker letters

Added some pop dots for dimension on the Sun.

Love this pleating technique! Had to try it out! SO EASY!

Thanks for stopping by!
PS- Stay tuned to for your chance to win your very own Scor-Pal. I will be giving one away in the next couple of weeks in conjuction with my Scor-Pal class and a fun Scor-iffic spot I did with My Craft Channel.

See ya!