Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Palette Prints Tri-Fold Slit Punch
I'm so excited!! I got my first "job". It wasn't really a job, because it was super fun, but I actually, for the first time, got compensated for my work!!
I got a pm from this really nice lady on SCS named Diana asking me if I'd write a tutorial for my Tri-fold Slit punch card using her new product called Scor-pal. I was really excited because I've always wanted a better scoring method. I was even MORE thrilled when it arrived and I got to play with it. I was worried that it was going to be too big and take up too much room since I had never seen one, but much to my surprise it was made out of lightweight plastic!! It can easily be stored on it's side so that it takes up no room at all. I was even happier that I get to keep it for writing the tutorial!! I've already used it for a workshop and I have to say that it will for sure be a tool that I get a ton of use from. I love the fact that I can put one full sheet of 12x12 and score along the entire edge. I especially like the nice deep score with no effort and no worry of pushing too hard and tearing through the card stock. Thanks so much Diana!! I love my Scor-Pal!!!
I really like how these turned out. I think I like the Celery Brads in the centers better, but I had used my last three in the first card.
Anyway, for the full tutorial, you'll have to check out Diana's site www.scor-pal.com. I know you'll recognize some other familiar faces in the tutorial section and the gallery once that part is up and running. The direct tutorial link is here.
This Trifold is made with Rose Red Cardstock, and mounted on a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Old Olive. The designer paper is from the new Palette of Prints from Stampin'Up! I LOVE that new paper and can't wait to find some more time to play with it all.
Love my punches.... you all know that. I only used two stamps for this card. I used the Thanks portion from the set Small Sayings, and the friend sentiment from In My Thoughts. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get the sentiment nice and straight. I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker with the brush tip to ink up only the portion I wanted. Make sure you use your Stampin Scrub and get the stamp super clean in between each step. I left the portion on the right blank so that I can write a note inside. I am so far behind on thank you notes!!
Okay... I have a super busy day and the rest of the week. I'm hoping to get my Grandma home this weekend and I need to take care of some things at her house. My son did have strep throat, AGAIN, so just got him back to school today. Oh, and I have a small swap due too. I NEED more of this paper too. See... I'm so scattered. LOL. Some days, I truly FEEL so blonde.
Oh, and one more thing... I sent off a birthday card to Shane. I hope you can all pop one in the mail for him too.
And... a BIG THANK YOU for all of you that sent or are sending cards to my Grandma. She LOVES them and it truly makes her days go by in the hospital. Remember how I said she never complains? Well... she does not like the hospital food, so I take it back! LOL. She is so ready to come home. They drained some fluid off her lungs yesterday, so now she just needs to get up and do some more walking and get her strength back up. She truly is my hero. I hope I'm as tough as her in my 80's.