November 13, 2012

Scor-Pal and Hampton Art Feature Week


Welcome to another day of Scor-Pal and Hampton Art Feature Week. Both Hampton Art and Scor-Pal designers have made some great projects, so make sure to stop by both blogs all week long. And of course there’s prizes!!

I made a super cute and easy card gift set. First the card. I started with a couple 12 x 12 sheets of Kraft cardstock to make my cardbases.

Next I placed one card in the Scor-Buddy and scored at the triangle and the one next to it.
Then I scored another line at the 3.5 line.

Next I rotated the card and scored two more lines.
I repeated the scoring for each card until I had 4.

Now on to some stamping!! I stamped a swirl and star in Putty ink. Next I stamped the pine tree with Olive Pastel chalk ink. I really like using this ink for tree on Kraft paper. First here’s a pic just after stamping.

And here is about 30 seconds later.

When the ink dries, the tree looks even more like a pine tree!

 Last I stamped Merry Christmas across each card.

Now we are going to make an easy envelope to hold the cards. Take a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and score it at 6 inches

Next score one edge at .5 inches and fold.

Next move the cardstock down so the folded edge is up against the Scor-Buddy. Then score at 5.25 inches.

Next cut your card stock .5 inches from the 5.25 score line.

 Fold the 5.25 score.

Add double sided tape along the two flaps

Next carefully fold the cardstock at the 6 inch score, so you are adhering the flaps together.

And now your cards envelopes should fit into your envelope.

I used an eyelet, button and twine to secure my card envelope. But really you can do it any way you want to.

I went on to stamp and embellish my envelope. I also added a tag so I can give it as a gift this Christmas. Here are a few shots of the card and stamped envelope.
I hope this inspires you to make a gift card set! Make sure you stop by the Scor-Pal blog and Hampton Art blog each day this week for some great inspiration and prizes!!



Hampton Art Stamps: Signature Collection: Believe in Christmas SC0273, Holiday Dream Wishes SC0274 (clear stamps). Hot Fudge Studio: Holiday Tag PS0489A, PS08716, PS0715 (wood stamps).
Colorbox Ink: Dye Ink – Putty, Wicked Black. Chalk Ink – Olive Pastel
Cardstock: The Paper Studio – Kraft
Fiber: Twine – May Arts
Embellishments:  Eyelet – The Paper Studio. Button – Unknown


  1. These are great Dana! So CAS and love the little envelopes you created too!

  2. These are fantastic and they look so easy to make.

  3. What a great idea for a gift. LOvely

  4. I love your card set, the kraft base was a wonderful choice, and the scoring adds so much interest. the envelope you created is a great package fo rthe gift of cards. thanks for sharing.

  5. This is so great. I love KRAFT, and the closure!

  6. Oh, I love how the 'simple' scoring along the side adds SO MUCH to a CAS card! Must try this, Dana :)

  7. Dana!! This is fantastic and I can't wait to make a bunch of them. I'm always giving card sets as hostess and 'anytime' gifts. Usually I put them in clear cellophane bags--which I've been running low on--and now I can make something pretty to put them in! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Gorgeous card. Love the eleganct simplicity and your stamping is great. Also, great tutorial. Thanks

  9. This design is right up my alley. I love clean and simple cards and this one is no exception!

  10. Love your use of the kraft paper.

  11. OMG, I love the holiday card set and holder, Dana. The scoring really sets off the trees nicely on the Kraft cardstock. Great one to mass-produce for the holidays!

  12. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.