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


  1. Beautiful, so much detail you have added in here. Art for sure. Your second project is fun and colorful. TFS.
    Eva :0)

  2. Im loving all the details Charlotte!

  3. Gorgeous distressing Charlotte!

  4. Wow, fabulous projects--so much eye candy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love that vintage, casual, shabby chic look. This is a great project and I have bookmarked so I can come back and do this properly!

  6. so much detail is put in your work. great job

  7. Wow, these projects are truly amazing! They look like you have hours and hours of time invested into them!

  8. beautiful mini and awesome work,tfs

    thank for the chance to win awesome goodies

  9. wow so Beautiful the projects you have made are so great. love everything. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

  10. Great projects. The journal is fabulous.

  11. Wow! Your projects are amazing! love the summer fun box especially! So cute!

  12. Great ideas and such creativity! Loved business card holder too.

  13. Very cool projects....so much detail. tfs

  14. Great creation. Thanks for sharing.

  15. absolutely stunning! I am amazed at what you all can do, and the variety of your projects. Thank you for sharing.

  16. very beautiful!! great details, love the second project as well!

  17. I really like this mini album! Adding it to my "to do" list. Beautiful details!

  18. Oh what a cutie in that last picture! So much detail in your work. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Love these awesome projects Charlotte!!

  20. Thanks for all the inspiration! Your work is beautiful!

  21. Beautiful projects. Your blog is so calm and relaxing :) I seriously could hang out all day!

  22. So many beautiful projects. I especially like your manilla folder journal, so nostalgic! thank you for being so creative and sharing that.

  23. Amazing projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Love that last photo. Like all of the stitching and colors. tluiz@4fast.net

  25. what wonderful keepsakes!!! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  26. hiya sweetie
    this is so gorgeous
    and what a work hunni
    but a great one
    hugs angelique

  27. love the vintage of the mini album!

  28. Just gorgeous! I love the vintage look. Beautiful projects. TFS CallyAnn

  29. Great projects! I love the cute summer box and the cutie in the picture. lol

  30. wow! these are fabulous! I'll admit that journal is my favorite so far. I am all about the vintage and I absolutely have to try that! Thank you for sharing it!
    tampatha01 at gmail dot com

  31. I love your projects! They both turned out amazing!!


  32. I love your porject. You have amazing work.

  33. Your work and detail is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  34. All the stitching and detail on the journal is amazing! And such a cute little guy on the 2nd project!

  35. Will definitely be scrap lifting these ideas! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!!

  36. very talented, 3 projects, I too will be scrap lifting these ideas.... Love them all, so different!

  37. i'm in awe of what you've done here...each project is pure eye candy...love each one.

  38. Oh, I havelots of manilla folders laying around. Time to do something fun with them.

  39. Fabulous creative projects! You've been a busy bee. Love the manilla folder idea. Photo cube is cool. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  40. These are some fabulous projects. I love the family journal

  41. Love all the detail on your projects. Your family journal will be something to treasure and pass on.

  42. I love blog hops because I find great sites like this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Uh-ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ...
    I'm thinking I "must" make a family journal of sorts after seeing this! Thanks for the unexpected yet terrific inspiration to create "forward"!


  44. I am in love with that family journal!!! I guess i'll be searching the craftroom for my stash of folders this weekend!!!

  45. I loved both of your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  46. Absolutely---> S T U N N I N G!!
    Your Work
    A True work of ART!
    Thank you for sharing :)
    *new follower*


  47. hallo charlotte
    wat heb je een prachtige dingen gemaakt en vooral de vintage-stijl vind ik helemaal geweldig!
    groetjes van corry

  48. Wow! Both journals are awesome! You have so much detail in them! Just gorgeous! TFS!

  49. Your projects are so beautiful. Great.

    Hugs, Uta

  50. Love all your projects and thanks for the instructions!!!

  51. So Beautiful - I can never combine items and make them look this good. Thank you for sharing your talent

  52. great projects, very different feel to them but both have love and heart in common

  53. what a great talent you have! Thanks for sharing, and I love your blog page too!!