This week we’re excited to be kicking off a week of projects we’ve created using Fancy Pants Designs products with Scor-Pal. Sometimes as winter goes on, it can get a little blah ... but it doesn’t have to with these pretty papers. I thought I’d start by sharing how I created this wreath using the Blissful Blizzard line and my Scor-Pal. I’m going to need something “Wintry” to put up after I have to take down the Christmas Decorations.
Fancy Pants Designs supplies:
Blissful Blizzard: Patterned papers (Snow Pack, Ice Crystals, Sparkly Mom, Snow Balls)
Blissful Blizzard: Banner Die Cuts
Die-AccuCut – Flower #6 F1445LC
Wreath form-Hobby Store
Hot Glue Gun
Step 1. I started with a 9 inch pressed wood wreath form from the craft store like this.
Step 2. I cut 22 strips of paper 12” x 1.5” (11 of Woodsy and 11 of Sparkly Mom). Find the center (or near the center. This doesn’t have to be precise as you can trim the end when you cut it in a V later). Once you have your center, place it face down onto your Scor-Pal. Here is where you can choose the thickness of your bend to fit over the thickness of our wreath. Then score your two lines. You can see how I have done this in the photo below.
Step 3. Once you have all 22 done you can make “V” cuts to the ends of all. If you want to make sure they are all perfectly even, just use the first one for a guide for the others.
Step 4. Now you can start assembling the base of your wreath. Start adhering your 11 Woodsy strips around your wreath form slightly over lapping each other. See how nicely they lay when they’ve been scored with your Scor-Pal? Once you have gone all the way around with those, add your 11 strips of Sparkly Mom between (and overlapping) the pieces of your first row of Woodsy strips.
Step 5. Now it’s time to “pretty it up” with some flowers. Using a die cutting machine, cut flower shapes from your Fancy Pants Designs papers. I used my Scor-Pal tool to curl up my flower peddles.
Step 6. Put your flowers together, add a button to the center, and add your flowers around the center edge of your wreath with hot glue.
Step 7. Now for interest, add pieces from the Blissful Blizzard Banner Die Cut Sheet and Measuring Tape strips from the Snow Pack sheet of paper to the “V” Cut strips already on the wreath.
Step 8. Creating your “Welcome” title. I wanted to show you how I used my Scor-Pal as a way to emboss and sand to create a border for my title. I cut a 5x2 inch piece of the Ice Crystals paper, flipped it over facing down onto my Scor-Pal. After choosing the width of the border I want it, I score .. following the guide on the board, going around all four edges. I take it off the board, face up on my desk, and using my emery board, lightly sand away the color, leaving a white border.
From here you can just print off you title, to finish up and add it to your wreath.
I hope you found some inspiration here, to brighten your home to carry you through till Spring!
Thanks for joining us this week. If you leave a comment here you'll be entered for a chance to win some Fancy Pants Designs goodies and the Score, Fold, Create! book pictured below. Come back this afternoon to see another project from Greta Hammond (and get another chance to enter) and every day this week for more projects and chances to enter! At the end of the week we'll draw a winner from all of the week's comments.
You have until Saturday, December 22, 2012, at midnight (12:00 am MDT), to enter. Winner will be drawn by a random number generator from all Scor-Pal Blog Hop posts this week and posted here on our blog Thursday, December 27, 2012. Contest is open to residents in the continential US only. Thanks. :-)
Also, head over to the Scoc-Pal blog for ever MORE inspiration and ANOTHER chance to win! They are giving away this awesome book and some FPD goodies too!