Sunday, February 1, 2015

More than One Score at Scor-Pal Challenge - Hearts a Flutter

I am so excited.  Today is my first day as a member of the Scor-Pal Blog Team.  Fun folds have always been one of my favorites, and my Scor-Pal sure comes in handy when making one of these projects.   When I heard the theme of this month's More Than One Score at Scor-Pal challenge, Hearts a Flutter, I immediately thought of Valentine's Day.  Then the word "flutter" reminded me of butterflies. . . so my project combines Valentine's Day and Butterflies.  Several weeks ago Splitcoaststampers featured a tutorial on how to make a One Sheet ATC Book, which I thought was so cute.  That's what I have for you today.

Here is how I made this project.

My supplies for the book itself were minimal:

Colored cardstock
White cardstock
Paper cutter

Cut the colored cardstock to
7 1/2" x 11".  Place the short side of the cardstock at the top and score down the center at 3 3/4".

Rotate 90 degrees and score at
2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 8 1/4".

Cut a slit in the center (along the score line)  from the first score line to the third score line.

Then fold at each score line to break up the fibers.  This will make constructing your book much easier.

Apply Scor-tape as shown in this photo.

Remove protective paper and fold the sides together at the ends as shown, being careful not to attach the center sections.  When the end panels are connected, push the center pieces together in the other direction to form an X.

This is what your book will look like at this point.

Gently fold the pages to form your book.

Cut a strip of white cardstock
2 1/2" x 11".  Cut into 3 1/2" sections.

Then cut the remaining section of the cardstock in half into two strips
3 1/2" x 11".  Cut into 2 1/2" sections.  This will give you a total of 10 panels
2 1/2" by 3 1/2".  You will need only 8 of them.

Create your book as desired.

I stamped the sentiment and added a heart (with some iridescent gems) and butterfly.  Do you see how that heart looks popped-up?  Actually, it's on a wobble spring.  I had bought some of them at a stamp show, and they are so fun!

There are six pages inside the book, and I filled them with lots of hearts and butterflies -- some stamped, some DP, some dies, and some brads.

Now it's your turn to create something that will make your heart flutter.  Be sure to use more than one score and upload your card to the Scor-Pal blog.

Stamps:  MFP Stamp Shop - All About Love, Keys, Lotus Blossoms, Love Love Love, Roses, Scenic Selections; SU Holidays & Wishes
Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop - Deep Scarlet, Snow Storm Smooth; Martha Stewart Key and Heart DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; Versafine Crimson Red
Accessories:  Copic markers, Action wobble spring, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Enamel Dot stickers, Butterfly brads, Butterfly bling and iridescent gems

1 comment:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun and creative book, Lois!! I just love the fun heart with the spring!! What a great idea! I have never seen that before!!

What a great tutorial!! I will have to try that!! Thanks for sharing!!

Thanks also for stopping at my blog today. You put a smile on my face!!