Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The CPS sketch of choice and Scor-Pal box

It was pretty fun this last week to sit back and reflect on all of the Card Positioning Systems sketches we have worked with and to get to pick one we would like to use again and then to go one more step further to create something other then a card with that same sketch! I picked sketch #18. Along the one side of the CPS blog is a link to all of the sketches so far. Here is my card and my little box that I created, both with the same sketch but with different papers.
A little note on my flower - it is a stamp that is the outline of the flower, meaning it can then be colored in. I took the easy route on that one and used a Glimmer Mist spray for my coloring and what is neat is the metallic glimmer that you can see.
I decided to create a little box for my "and more" portion of the challenge. I used a tutorial from SplitCoast Stampers by Laurie Schmidlin -

You can see the specifics for creating the box there along with the measurements, etc. Because this is a perfect project for the Scor-Pal tool, I also included some simple photos here to reinforce that.

The box bottom is taller then the top of the box and I tied it shut with a fluffy ribbon, making that a great way to present a gift.
If you don't have a Scor-Pal, you need one! You can see from my photos all of the lines that are on this tool and another thing that I just love is that the bone folder has it's own little place on the board. You can have it in your hands in a second and you can have it back stored in place just as fast.
1. I used a pen to draw on the fold lines just so you could see them better in my photo. From the tutorial, you will see that you make four score lines for the top of the box. Each one is scored at 1" from the edge. 2. The bone folder is the perfect way to give your fold a great crease and since it is right there in it's own little spot on the board, ready to be used, it is sooooo handy. I like to run the bone folder down each score line on the top side of my paper and then I turn it over and run it again on the other side. I think that just makes it that much easier to make my folds. Gently fold on the score lines and use the bone folder to press down a solid crease.
3. Make four little snips along the fold lines and up to the other fold line.
4. Now you have four little flaps that need to be glued to the sides, forming the box top. You can see here that I have a Zip 2-way glue pen. This is my favorite glue for these kinds of glueing projects and I like this fat one the best.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)
Patterned papers – Stella Ruby/BasicGreyFlower stamp – Paper SourceGlimmer Mist – Tattered AngelsLetter stickers – StickoDot embossing plate – CuttlebugFluid Chalk stamp pads – ClearsnapEmbossing powder – ClearsnapScallop and circle punches – MarvyStickles and Clear Glaze – Ranger
Patterned papers – Backyard Diamonds and Backyard Stripes/Bo Bunny PressScallop punch and circle punches – EK SuccessRibbonRub-on greeting – Bo Bunny PressRhinestone flower – Dress It UpBox template and idea – SplitCoast Stampers


  1. your card and box are beautiful - and this score pal sounds great!

  2. What an adorable little box Linda! I'm going to give one of these a try today. I always seem to need a little bag and these are much cuter (plus they use up old papers!). Love all the misting you've been doing too...the projects are just beautiful. I wish I could find some local, but I think I'm just going to have to bust out the credit card, LOL!

  3. What wonderful projects! They are both beautiful!

  4. Oh my gosh...I remember those paperdolls. Wow...look how far we've come! :) Pssst....btw, you've been nomimated my dear...check out my blog. :)

  5. I love that little box made with the designer papers. And your card is gorgeous!