Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cute Card Ideas with Authentique Paper & Scor-Pal

Authentique Paper and Scor-Pal are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Scor-Pal products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Scor-Pal blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

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Shellye here with a couple of card ideas to use with the
 Scor-Pal and any Authentique Papers.  

On occasion, I like to make cards larger than the standard A2 (4.25" X 5.5") size. And on occasion I like to emboss the actual card and then layer on embellishments or a small journal card.  Because most embossing folders are designed for the A2 size, it leaves the larger A7 (5" X 7") cards out of the mix.  But I have a fun alternative for the bigger guys!

First a look at the completed card...notice the grid on the background
To create the grid, all you will need is the Scor-Pal, scoring tool and plain card.

Open the card flat (you will only score the front).  
Score at the 1/2" marks both vertically and horizontally.  
It maybe necessary to make two passes with the scoring tool for thicker cardstock.

I decorated the front with a die-cut star and then made a banner with one of the Natural sentiment stickers and two Maya Road star stick pins.  I think diagonally embossed lines would look really cool too!

For my next card I thought that a pocket would be fitting to go along with the masculine feel of the Natural Collection.  
First, cut paper for pocket to 3.5" X 3.5"

The point: I have found that the easiest way to get the sides even is to gently fold the paper in half (not making a crease) so that the sides meet.  Cut the paper at an angle.  

Place the pocket onto the Scor-Pal; score the two sides and bottom 1/4" from outer edge.

Fold in on all of the scored lines.  Cut notches where the score lines intersect.

Apply 1/8" Scor-Tape to the folds and then attach to the front of the card.

I cut a tag from one of the patterned papers so that it was just a bit smaller than the pocket size.  You could also tuck in a gift card or movie tickets.  

 And one of my favorite things about Scor-Tape is that you can apply a strip over machine-stitched areas (before attaching to card-front) and it still holds together perfectly; no worries about your card coming apart with Scor-Tape!

Authentique Paper Products: Natural Collection- Native Paper; Beaming Paper; Daydream Paper; Enhancements Paper; Elements Stickers

Scor-Pal Products: Scor Pal board and tool; 1/8" and 1/2" Scor-Tapes

Other: May Arts- twines; Maya Road- burlap flower and stick pins; Core'dinations- cardstock


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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) 

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Scor-Pal all week long for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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44 comments:

  1. lovely cards - I agree score-tape is amazing - my go to for several projects!
    Sandra ltb

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  2. The daily 'new techniques' are amazing; inspiring projects and stunning showcases of Authentique products. The star and pocket as focal points are perfect for masculine cards (although I'd be thrilled to receive either one!), and offer many ideas for personalizing. This is what I'm thoroughly enjoying with the Authentique + Scor-pal pairing: project ideas that are wonderful launching points to 'make our own' for the people we'll share them with. Win-win all around! Thank you for all the inspiration!
    c

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  3. Very cool card and I love the paper!

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  4. I'm always looking for great masculine-card ideas! This one has inspired me--the pocket is perfect and I love the way you've turned the edges under and used the Scor-tape. Perfect! I'm going to try it...and I'd love using some of your beautiful papers to make it :)

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  5. Wow! I love the pocket on the card (awesome colors too!!) and thanks for showing how to make it!

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  6. Wow two very different cards but both awesome! I love theses papers TFS

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  7. What a fabulous use of the scor-pal in two totally different ways! I love how you made that grid background :)

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  8. i loved this card! and the pocket idea is pure genius. it's so much better to have it sticking up from the card a bit so as to stuff it with whatever it wants to get stuffed with. i'm sooooo happy to learn this! it is perfect for a masculine card. thank you so much for being so inspirational! and i love the papers. gosh. they're just to sigh over. angelheartcottage@comcast.net

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  9. Fabulous projects. Love that you scored the pocket to fold under to give it a clean edge. TFS

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  10. Great job, Shellye ... thanks for sharing your fabulous work. Love it.

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  11. Great looking cards.
    Thanks for the instructions
    on making the pocket.
    Really cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. I have to now make a pocket!!! Very cute!

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  13. Absolutely love these cards and the paper is great! I love this company and the designers who are very creative in driving artists to have inspiration and creativity from the examples completed.

    THANKS!!!

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  14. I continue to be inspired and amazed by the beautiful paper crafts on you blog! I am new to all of this and have hundreds of bookmarks to try new techniques. Love your paper; thanks for a chance to win!

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  15. OMG!
    These are Amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us everyday!
    I enjoy reading your blog!

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  16. Adorable cards. I love the pocket and appreciate the tutorial on it. I need to try this one out.

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  17. Love both of your cards! It's amazing how making a grid pattern adds so much texture to the card. Thanks for the pocket tutorial. I am always looking for masculine card ideas and there are so many possibilities with this idea. I love love love the colors and patterns of the Natural collection. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Pockets, Stars and Burlap flowers make these cards so unique. I love the colors and dimension the scoring adds Just amazing! Love both cards.

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  19. Great projects, really love the pocket idea.

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  20. Scor(e)! New ideas for some fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Oh la la, these cards are just fabulous! Gorgeous work!

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  22. Such beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiratioN!

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  23. These cards are awesome - love the pics and the how-to's!! Shellye really scored with this post!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. adorable creations, luv the pocket idea!

    enjoy *~*

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  25. Absolutely love the pocket you made ! Will definitely be trying that one. The Natural Collection is gorgeous, now on my to get list. I just pulled out my Enchanted Collection to get started on some fall pages.

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  26. I LOVE Shellye's work! She is right about the 5x7 embossing folders generally being left out of the mix and that pocket - too darling with the burlap! love. I hadn't seen this Authentique collection in this light - move it to the top of the list! :)

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  27. Awesome cards, love the color combos! Fabulous tutorial and lots of inspiration. Gonna start using my scor-pal more !!

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  28. I love the design on the 1st card made with the score-pal, so easy to do. The pocket on the 2nd card is so cute. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

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  29. Beautiful cards. I am loving the stitches and texture. Wonderful job.

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  30. Great card designs--I like the grid on the first and the pocket on the second.

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  31. Thanks for sharing the idea of scoring the grid on the card! I don't have an embosser yet and this will be a big help for adding some dimension and interest on my cards with my scor-pal!

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  32. Great cards. I love the look of the scoring on cards. I think I first heard of doing that on this blog. I've used it since in many different ways and really like the look. The pocket on the second card is a good idea. Again - great cards.

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  33. I love the burlap flower and pocket card!

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  34. Thanks to you all! I love reading your comments...they've made my DAY :) Good luck!

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  35. So many great techniques and features of your work! This has urged me to hit the sewing machine again and pull out my hessian.....the paper is divine!

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  36. Such wonderful cards!! Love the colors and all the cool textures!
    <3 J

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  37. I love the burlap flower you made!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  38. Adorable card, love the paper! You are so right about the embossing folders but this is wonderful and the pocket is awesome for a gift card, thank you for your inspiration!

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  39. Your cards are awesome, my favorite is the one with the pocket and just love, love the Natural Collection. I'm definitely going to use the pocket on my next card and must purchase the Natural Collection. Very inspirational.

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  40. Beautiful cards! I love the stitching, the star and the word banner on the first and that pocket is a cute idea on the second one.

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  41. I like the use of the Scor Pal. The pocket card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

    Beneta
    slayer2b@hotmail.com

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  42. I love that card with the pocket. It is so cute! These colors with this collection just make my heart happy. The burlap flower is lovely :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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