Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Doodlebug and Scor-Pal- A Tutorial!

The Doodlebug Design Team had the pleasure this week of working with the Scor-Pal scoring tool!
I love the way that scoring adds so much dimension and interest to projects.

Here I used tool to create a fun fold card- and I've put together a step-by-step photo tutorial on how I created the card.

It has such a fun design- and it folds flat to fit inside an envelope!
(unless you put a huge rosette on it like I did :)  Then you'll need a BIG envelope)

First: You need a Scor-Pal tool.
See the Scor-Pal and Scor-Pal Buddy on their website HERE (

You'll need a 4 1/2 x 12 piece of cardstock.

Measure and mark the cardstock with these 6 lines (as shown) with a pencil:
(don't really write the numbers unless you want to- that's just to help you)
3/4 inch in from both sides
7 inches from the bottom
6 inches from the bottom
2 inches from the bottom
1 inch from the bottom

Then, change the lines to look like this- and erase the rest.
(again- you don't need to write the numbers)
The dashed lines will be scored and the solid lines will be cut.

Place your prepared cardstock on your Scor-Pal.  Line up your pencil marks with the marks on the tool.

Press the score lines with the included bone folder and drag to score.
Score both the 1" and 2" lines....

And the 6" and 7" lines....

and don't forget all the bottom score lines.

Then you'll take your paper to the trimmer and cut the solid lines.
(I actually found it much easier to do this step with an Xacto knife and mat and a ruler).

See? Wonky lines with the trimmer :)
I suggest an Xacto knife.

Then fold like so-

And embellish!
To make the rosette cut a 1" wide strip of 12" long cardstock.
(1" wide will make a 2" in diameter rosette).

Score the strip every 1/4" using the bone folder and the Scor-Pal

Then fan-fold the strip.
After fan folding- wrap into a circle and connect the ends using Tacky Tape or Sticky strip.
Secure the rosette by gluing it on top of a cardstock circle.  I like using hot glue or more Sticky Strip.  I hear Glossy Accents glue also works well for this.

I also used the Scor-Pal to score down the front of the ribbon "tails."
Makes them pop!
For this card I used Doodlebug's "Boys Only" collection,
as well as their brand new Teensy Type letter stickers!

See more fun Scor-Pal projects all this week on the Doodlebug Blog!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christmas Cheer Projects- Imaginisce

It's Christmas in July!

Imaginisce released three new collections last week at CHA- and the first to debut on the blog is 
"Christmas Cheer!"

This is a darling collection with traditional red and green and more of Imaginisce's trademark adorable characters.  It's happy and definitely will make you feel "Christmas Cheer."

Here are the projects I created with this collection.
I was lucky enough to design them for the Imaginisce Fall/Winter product catalog!

This layout, as well as all of my Christmas Cheer projects, features the I-Rock tool.  I had a lot of fun "blinging out" my projects- Christmas just isn't complete without a little magical sparkle.

Here I used the I-Rock to add dimension and sparkle to the ornaments.  The twine is Doodlebug and the tiny bells are from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.

I also added I-Rock jewels to all the border strips, and the Christmas tree.

I thought the I-Rock added the perfect touch to this wreath, with an I-Top berry at the center of the bow.

For this card, I used the I-Rock again, and added some machine stitching and I hand pleated the seam binding ribbon.

And finally I did a home decor plaque to hang on the wall. I added I-Rock glam rocks to the tree and the bird, and popped the elements up with lots of Imaginisce's dimensional foam adhesive.

I also added white I-Rock glam rocks to the clock.
The board was decopauged with Mod-Podge and patterned paper after being painted red.

To see the entire Christmas Cheer collection, visit the Imaginisce website HERE and HERE.
And to see more Christmas Cheer projects by the design team, visit the Imaginisce Blog all week!

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lifestyle Crafts New QuicKutz CHA Dies!

Lifestyle Crafts has released it's CHA (Craft & Hobby Association Show) dies, and here's a sneak peek at some projects using some of these dies. There are even more coming out- and you can see them all today on the Lifestyle Crafts Blog!


More CHA fun to come!
If you want to order anything from the Lifestyle Crafts storeyou 
save 20% by entering code "RHINESTONES" at checkout.

Happy shopping!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Imaginisce Everyday Inspiration Week- "Superstar" Layout

Wow! Two posts in one day :) Love it!

Imaginisce is having their "Everyday Inspiration" week over on the blog, so all the designers were challenged to create a project that was inspired by any type of everyday item. I gathered my inspiration from a school logo that I saw and immediately loved:

And here's my layout of my darling daughter hamming it up for the camera.
The journaling talks about how she wouldn't smile for me until I gave her my sunglasses :)

I got a little crazy with the mists :)

It's funny, too, because when I made the layout I didn't have the logo in front of me, and I put the colors exactly where they are in the logo :)  Guess my subconscious took over :)

The green papers are from the Berrylicious collection, and the rest are all from the new Makin' Waves collection.

I had a lot of fun with the I-Rock and all the Jewels and Hot Rocks.
I love bling! (but you already knew that)

And let me tell you- my I-Top tool is so shimmery now after making all these brads out of white cardstock that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist :)

The Glimmer Mists I used were Viva Pink, Sunshine, Key Lime, and Turquoise Blue by Tattered Angels.
The super cute letters are Thickers by American Crafts called "Tiara".
The washi tapes are by Trendy Tapes (pink), Bella Blvd (yellow and green) and Target (turquoise)
yes... I did say Target.  Target stores have washi tape!
What is this world coming to?

See the rest of the Design Team's creations over at the Imaginisce Blog all this week.
And hop over to my other post today to see another layout featuring Lifestyle Crafts new Maritime dies.


Lifestyle Crafts Maritime Release & "Cruisin" Layout

Lifestyle Crafts has just released it's new Limited Edition dies, and you can find them all HERE.
They're such fun images, and with nautical being so on-trend right now in fashion, it's the perfect trend to add to your paper crafting as well!

For my layout, I used the Maritime dies, as well as the Carousel Alphabet.

I seriously love all the dies in this collection. I think they knocked it out of the park.

Just look at the sailboat with it's cute little anchor!  To die for!

This release really has everything, even several "rope" detail dies.

I'm totally loving the 12" border dies.  They're one of my favorite Lifestyle Crafts products.

Remember, for being a reader of "Rhinestones and Ribbon" you get
20% off your TOTAL PURCHASE
when you order ANYTHING from the Lifestyle Crafts store-
Just enter coupon code "RHINESTONES" at checkout.
So head on over and grab these Limited Edition summer dies before they're all gone!

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