Saturday, May 2, 2009

Scor Pal Blog Hop!

Welcome to my first ever blog hop! If you are coming here by way of another blog, thanks for taking the time to stop by.

I first saw this taught by Amy Sheffer and my Scor Pal project is Paper Pleating. It's simple once you've tried it and gives elegant results!

Tutorial:

Begin with a strip of paper about one and a half inches wide. Lay it face down on your Scor Pal and begin to score at the one inch mark. The next score will be 1/2 inch over, at the one and a half mark. Continue to score, alternating one inch section followed by a half inch section. (So as you see, your third score is at the 2 1/2 inch mark, fourth score is at 3 inch mark)



Run a strip of tape across the top of your scored strip.



At this point you are ready to fold! Starting with the left side, tuck each 1/2" section behind the 1" sections to form the pleats. (you first make a mountain fold, then a valley fold, and keep repeating). I used the bone folder to crisp up the folds.



For this card I used a piece of paper that was only 9 inches long so I had to continue with a new strip in order to cover my card. I just taped them together, being sure to follow the "pattern".



After adhering your paper pleat to the card (I used a little extra tape/glue for the sides and where needed), it's nice to finish off the top with either a strip of cardstock, ribbon or both!



And here is my card! I used Some Bunny and the Catelynne paper pack and DCWV green and pink...if you check out my Color Matches label in the sidebar you can find ALL of the color combos for the paper collections that The Angel Company carries. Cool, huh?



The other angels participating in this Scor Pal blog hop are (just click on their name and you'll be whisked to their blog!):

Thanks so much for hopping by today. Don't forget to post for a chance at my Blog Candy HERE and the drawing will be midnight, 4 May. (If you post as anonymous, just leave me your name or email so I can contact you!)

24 comments:

Danni said...

What a wonderful tutorial and a very cute card! I'm going to have to try this!

Anna said...

Very cute card, and fun project! I'm gonna have to try that.

Rita Kegg said...

Great idea for cards .. it took me back to my sewing days. Nice job on the tutorial also. Blessings

Silli said...

Hello Chris, many thanks for this tutorial... I wish you a happy sunday... Big Hugs

KellyRae said...

Great tutorial! Love the card, especially the colors.

Jennifer Carter said...

I love this!! What a fun idea!! I'll be trying this for sure!! I can't wait to put it on a scrapbook page!!!

StampinCarol said...

Love this pleated look!! Just adorable on your card!

Jamie said...

Too cute and oh so creative!

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

The pleats are adorable. Wonderful card. rita w

Patti J. said...

Awesome card! Thanks for the tutorial on the pleating!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

I really like your tutorial. I have Never tried this and now I know how. Thanks for sharing this using the scor-pal

Jany said...

Never thought of doing this with my Scorpal. It's pretty nice and so easy!

Betty Giles said...

Hi, Chris-
I'm in the Blog Hop, too! I love the colors in your card and great tutorial!

Bridgett said...

Thank you for a fabulous tutorial! I love it!!! I am super excited to try this!
Hugs,
Bridgett

Stacy said...

Oh that's neat! I'll have to try this technique! TFS!

Barb said...

This is absolutely adorable! And great tip on how to get the pleats... love it!

Kim said...

Chris this is just too cute! Your tutorial is terrific also!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

WOW you made paper pleating easy breazy with the scor-pal. I did paperpleating wednesday night and it wasn't that easy. TFS!! I love you card. Somebunny is one of my favorite sets now, adorable!

kim-paperbabe said...

LOVE this pleated effect very pretty card, thanks for the great tutorial and Thank you also for your wonderful comments, so appreciated, HuGs Kim x

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

So clever & what a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing this cool fold. :O)

Chelsea said...

love the paper ripple ... thanks for sharing!

Angela K said...

Wow great tutorial, TFS, wonderful card too!

Linda Beeson said...

Nice! Good idea, great technique and the card turned out so cute.

Laurie said...

So cute Chris! Love the ruffle!!