August 12, 2015

Too Cool for School Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August.  This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without.  We hope you enjoy our projects.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Deb Cozzone's Stamping Zone, number 20 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Choosing one tool was a bit of a challenge, but I recently found a fun fold that I wanted to showcase that is a snap to make using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate. Check out this fun pop up card!
My card base is Bermuda Bay cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. The festive DSP is from the Cherry on Top Paper stack - there are so many fun options in that stack! Choosing coordinating colors was a breeze, I picked from the list on the cover of the DSP stack, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry - no thinking involved! I used the Big News stamp set for my images in this card and coordinated the ink with the paper. With the Triple Banner Punch to the rescue, I created my focal image in a snap. The dreamy Watermelon Wonder lace ribbon was the perfect finishing touch for my card front.

Check out the fun fold inside of the card! This fold really packs a wow factor and is so easy to make especially when using the Simply Scored Tool and Diagonal Score board. This sample starts with a piece of Whisper White measuring 7" x 7". I scored at 3 1/2, turned the page 90 degrees and scored again at 3 1/2. Using the diagonal plate, I scored from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.  Burnish the score lines, fold the paper and adhere to the inside of your card. I again used the Cherry on Top DSP stack to cut 3" x  3" squares to layer inside the card. DSP works better for layering due to its lighter weight. To divide the sections, I sponged on both sides of the score line with Bermuda Bay ink. Once complete, I gave the Whisper White a slight trim which resulted in the notches you see.
I made another sample using a piece of Whisper White measuring 6" x 6". The same technique was used, but this time I scored the paper at 3", turned it 90 degrees, scored again at 3" and then scored it diagonally. With this size, there is no need to trim the Whisper White paper--no notches.

To show you how to create this fold and to better explain the difference between the two samples, I created my very first video tutorial! Come back tomorrow to view the tutorial or sign up to follow me by email and the tutorial for this card will be delivered to your email box tomorrow morning!

The next stop is Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations, number 22 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks so much for hopping with the Pals. Be sure to stop back next month. I hope you enjoyed my project and look forward to reading your comments. Make this day a great one!

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  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  4. Lisa Pretto at InkBIg Academy Stamps!
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Amy at Amy's Inklings
  9. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Pamela Sadler at
  15. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  17. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  18. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone's Stamping Zone
  21. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping  you are here!
  22. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty


  1. I can just imagine the surprised smile on the face of the person opening this card! : )

  2. what a fun little surprise in these cards! I am going to give this a spin

  3. What a great layout! love that their is a little surprise inside. Beautiful cards!

  4. Loved the cards. I enjoyed your video. Well done!