Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer Fun Blog Hop Clearsnap and Scor-Pal

Welcome to the
Summer Fun Blog Hop 2011!!
Our lovely Design Teams have created some wonderful summer fun projects with the  Scor-Pal, brimming with inspiration and of course lots of Clearsnap inks! Visit each Design Team member's blog to see what inspiring projects they have to share. Leave a comment on each blog. We'll choose one winner from all of the comments posted to receive a prize pack from Clearsnap and another from Scor-Pal.

Scor-Pal Blog http://scor-pal.blogspot.com/
Mary Dawn Quirindongo http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com
Diane Zechman http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com
Jean Okimoto http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/inkollage/
Lisa Andrews http://scrappingwithlisa.blogspot.com
Daniela Dobson http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/
Katie Tate http://bothsidesofthepaper.blogspot.com
Charlotte Jenkins http://suepup.blogspot.com/  You are Here
Stephanie Ackerman http"stephaniescraps.blogspot.com Next
Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/
Robyn Weatherspoon http://herebygrace.typepad.com/here_by_grace/
Tami Mayberry http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com/
 Today I am sharing with you how to create  " A Manila Folder Journal", using ColorBox Ink, Smooch, Smooch Spritz, Top Boss Embossing Powder and the Scor-Pal.

Front Cover
Back Cover
Whether you want to keep a craft journal, travel journal, family journal or just make a journal for every week of the year, this journal is perfect.

Clearsnap Products
ColorBox Artichoke Dye Ink Stephanie Barnard Ink Pad
Top Boss Black Embossing Powder
Top Boss Watermark Ink Pad
ColorBox Chianti Pigment Ink Pad
ColorBox Truffle Mix'd Media Inx Pad
ColorBox Honey Mix'd Media Inx Pad
ColorBox Leather Mix'd Media Inx Pad
ColorBox Black Pigment Ink Pad
Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
Rollagraph WordsWords Stamp Wheel
Rollagraph Jumbo Handle
Molasses Smooch

Other Supplies
Offray Olive Ribbon
Robert Stanley Ribbon
Beadery Twine
Sookwang Score Tape
Hampton Art "Key Yo My Heart" stamps
Crafter's Pick Glue
Transfer Magic Ink Jet Transfer Paper
Joann Craft Essentials Vintage Keys
Domestic Goddess " Lady of the House"
           Graphics 45 paper
Making Memories "Noteworthy" Spiral Notebook
Circle Of Love Close to My Heart Stamp
Timeless Close to My Heart Stamp

  • Open a manila folder and lay flat on the Spor-Pal and score a line 3" up from the bottom, creating a horizontal fold line. 
  • Using the Scor-Pal mark and score the folder vertically into (4) 3" wide sections. Do not calculate the tabs with measuring and scoring. 
  • Crease the folder at each of the scored line. Fold along the horizontal line to create the pockets, and then fold on the vertical lines.
  • Cut the paper to cover your folder. You will need eight 3" scored and cut paper pieces to cover the vertical sections inside and outside the folder. 
  • Tack the eight pieces of paper to the folder and then fold the pocket flap up. 
  • Using the Scor-Pal, score and cut eight 3X3" pieces of paper for the pockets. I used coordinating vintage paper to create consistency throughout the journal. 
  • Open the folder flat. Using the sewing machine, stitch along the perimeter of both pocket's side and page side of the folder. I used two different coordinating colors of thread and used a variety of machine stitches.
  • Fold the pocket section back in place, and then fold the two middle pages together to make one center page. Stitch round the outer edge of the cover and the new center page.
  • Run the Colorbox Truffle Mix'd Media ink along the edges of the folder to distress any areas where you can see the folder peeking through. 
  • With the folder opened flat, cover-side up, lay the spine strip in position in the middle if the back of the folder. Sew down the length of 1 side of the spine strip. 
  • Close the folder and fold the spine strip over the fold. Open the folder slightly, letting the spine strip move a little to allow some give for opening and closing the folder. Holding the strip in place, and then stitch the second side of the spine strip in place.
  • Now start adding the embellishments inside and outside of the journal. Use old books, photos and vintage papers. Do some stamping, embossing and add some color using inks.
Directions for Journaling Cards
  • Using the Scor-Pal, score and cut (4) 2" pieces of cardstock for the journal cards.
  • Using the Scor-Pal, score and cut (4) 2" pieces of coordinating paper to cover the cardstock. You can cover both sides of the cardstock or just one. 
  • Glue the paper to the cardstock.  
  • Stitch around the whole card to match the journal. 
  • Spray with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz to add to the vintage look. 
  • Do some stamping and add photos. For the photos, I used Transfer Magic and transferred the photos to fabric.( Follow the transfer magic directions) 
  • Punch holes, add eyelets and thread the ribbon through the eyelets of the journal cards.
  • Add decorative stitching and outline the photos with Molasses Smooch.
Credit: Heidi Sekovski and Karin Winter

I am sharing another project with you, "Vintage Paper Business Card Holder" using ColorBox Mix'd Media Inx, Molding Mat and the Scor-Pal.

Clearsnap Products
ColorBox Truffle Mix'd Media Inx
ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk
ColorBox Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk
ColorBox Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink Pad

Other Suppplies
Beadery Twine
Sookwang Score Tape
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Flowers
Oriental Trading Antique Vintage Brads
Ciao Close to My Heart Stamp

I want to share another another project I created, "Celebrating Summer Fun Box" using Smooch Spritz, ColorBox Pigment Ink, ColorBox Archival Dye Ink, Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Queue, Stylus Molding Mat and the Scor-Pal.

Clearsnap Products
Spot Stylus Molding Mat
Cherry Ice Smooch Spritz
ColorBox Turquoise Ink Pad
ColorBox Made In USA Ink Pad
ColorBox Wicked Archival Dye Inkpad
Cat's Eye Chocolate and Blueberries Fluid Chalk Queue

Other Products
Summer Wishes Close to My Heart Stamp
Summer4Fun The Stamp of Life
Colorbok Twill
Sookwang Score Tape
Oriental Trading Bright Rainbow Craft Buttons

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thank You from Clearsnap

Thank You for your support of Clearsnap Products!
Clearsnap proudly manufactures all of our inkspads in the United States.www.clearsnap.com

"Moments" Scrap of Darkness

This is a gift for a friend. This is a photo of here and her daaughter. I used the Scraps of Darkness August kit, "Envy"
This month Scraps of Darkness is going green! In our Main Kit, you'll find gorgeous greens with accents in pink and blue.


She is forever etched in my memory "Scraps of Darkness"

This is a photo of my great-great grandmother.
I used the Scraps of Darkness August kit, "Envy"
This is a photo that is hard to explain. The easiest way to explain-my 6th generation aunt and uncle present in this photo. My family married one of Kate's brothers and one of Kate's sisters on different sides of the family. I believe the photo is dated around 1770. My family is Melungeon. Kate in this photo is Lenape Indian. My family is a mixture of Dutch, Irish, Germany, English, Haitian, Portuguese, Welsh,Cherokee and Lenape. The majority of my family originated from the lost colony of roanoke. I used the Scraps of Darkness August kit, "Envy"

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch."~ Jim Rohn ~
 This month Scraps of Darkness is going green! In our Main Kit, you'll find gorgeous greens with accents in pink and blue:
*4 double sided papers from Kaisercraft and 6 patterned papers from The
*Robin's Nest for a total of 10 sheets of patterned paper
*Flowers by Petaloo
*Miniature roses by ZVA Creative
*Bling flourishes by ZVA Creative
*Rub Ons by The Robin's Nest
*Mistables Journal Tags by Pink Paislee
*Glitter brads by Making Memories
*Sheer green ribbon
*Versa Magic Chalk Ink
*Silk fern leaves
We're sure you will love this beautiful collection as much as we do.
Click here to see the fabulous creations our Design Team did with this kit!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vintage Raised Chipboard Background

Hello Everybody! Charlotte here with a technique using Smooch Spritz, ColorBox Mix'd Media Inx, ColorBox Pigment Inks and the ColorBox Petal Point Option Pad. The name of the technique is " Vintage Chipboard Background".
 I am so excited to share my first project using the new Donna Salazar signature line of Mix'd Media Inx. If you love using Colorbox Pigment Inks to distress paper or create Mixed Media art, Mix'd Media Inx are perfect for your projects!
Here is a video on how to make this "Vintage Chipboard Background". Hope you enjoy.
Here is the link.http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/2011/08/vintage-raised-chipboard-background.html