Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hampton Art Stamps and Scor-Pal Feature Week!

Today is my turn to share a project as part of the Hampton Art Stamps and Scor-Pal Feature Week! Scor-Pal makes some awesome tools for card making, paper crafting, and embellishment creation. Pair that with the uber awesome Hampton Art Stamps images and you get MAGIC!

I am creating some altered notepads to give as gifts. If you missed the one I made HERE, go take a peeky. This time I made a long, skinny notepad cover and a matching gift card envelope. Perfect for gift-giving!

I stamped the nutcracker image from the Hampton Art Stamps/Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet set and colored him with Copic markers. For the gift envelope, I stamped the Hampton Art Stamps Partridge Wreath image in red ink, then added the postage mark (Hampton Art Stamps/Art Warehouse Believe in Christmas) in black.  

To create a notepad cover for a 8 x 2 1/2 inch notepad, trim cardstock to 5 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches. (If you cannot find 8 x 2 1/2 inch notepads, your local office supply store will trim 8 x 85 notepads in half for a small fee.)

Use the Scor-pal to score your cardstock at 2 1/2 and 2 3/4 inches to create a holder.

Attach the notepad to the inside of the holder with 1/4" Scor-tape. Decorate your holder as desired, You may add some ribbon to make a closure for the notepad.

To create the gift envelope, trim paper to 5 3/4 inches square.

Use the Scor-Envi tool to create the envelope. Score at 4 1/4 and 7 3/4 inches.

Rotate your paper, and score again at  4 1/4 and 7 3/4 inches.

Trim the paper where the score lines overlap, as shown. Fold and glue flaps to create your envelope.

Decorate your envelope as desired. This size is perfect for holding a gift card. I added a button closure to the back, just to keep the gift card secure.

Hampton Art Stamps is giving away two prizes as part of this Feature Week! Make sure you comment on the Hampton Art Stamps Blog and leave a comment each of the designer's blog listed below during the week for your chance to win! The winner will be announced November 20th. 

Check the Scor-Pal Blog for their giveaway details too! A list of their designers is also at the end of the post, however they will be posting directly to the Scor-Pal Blog each day.

Here are the Hampton Art Stamps prizes that are up for grabs!

Hampton Art Designers
Vivian Keh Monday 12th
Dana Warren Tuesday 13th
Gini Williams Cagle Wednesday 14th
Gloria Stengel Thursday 15th - YOU ARE HERE!
Nina Yang Friday 16th
Wendy Morris Friday 16th
Beverly Sizemore Saturday 17th
Britt Bass Saturday 17th
Adora Concepcion Sunday 18th
Linda Abadie Sunday 18th

SCOR-PAL Designers
Abby Henderson
Diane Zechman
Gini Cagle
Jennie Harper
Katie Tate
Lisa Andrews
Lisa Silver
Lori Williams
Steph Ackerman
Toni Storie
Tya Smith
Virginia Nebel

Hampton Art Stamps:
Art Warehouse Believe in Christmas
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet
Ellen Krans Partridge Wreath

Clearsnap Ink:
Colorbox Archival Wicked Black
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Creamy Brown, Maroon
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Triumphant Red

Cardstock: American Crafts Black; Stampin' Up Very Vanilla; Copic Xpress It Blender Card White
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Twine: Martha Stewart
Buttons: Buttons Galore and More
Markers: Copic
Notepad: Papertrey Ink
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Tools: Scor-Pal; Scor-Envie; Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Adhesive: Scor-Tape; Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. What a lovely gift set, Gloria! That nutcracker looks fabulous! Thanks very much!...Nancy :o)

  2. Thank you for the tutorial. I like to make gifts for my wife and daughters and I think they would love a personalized note pad.

  3. Such a wonderful gift set. Your coloring of the nutcracker is stunning. I love the papers you used.

  4. What fun projects you have created today! Your gift card envelope is just right!

  5. That stamp is fantastic. Great project

  6. Fun tutorial and great note pad holder.

  7. I love nutcrackers.. What a great job you did.

  8. Wonderful gift set and I like the Nutcracker theme.

  9. I love the envelope design, and the gorgeous paper. The Nutcracker is one of my favorite designs. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  10. LOVE the designs! Especially the tutorial for the gift card envelope. Perfect time -- Christmas is here !!

  11. great suggestions to dress up the gift giving for the holiday season.
    ava g

  12. These are fantastic!

  13. love this gift card set, great idea. thank you fo rthe pic tutorial too.

  14. Great gift set, Gloria, but that's a lot of Copic coloring for the Nutcracker ~ stunning results though! Thanks for the details for covering notebooks and also the gift card envelope.

  15. This is a lovely set - the stamps and way you've coloured them are great.

  16. I like how you tucked the music sheet behind the Nutcracker!

  17. I love dressing up something to make original take on it. I happen to have bout 8 packs from the dollar store just waiting for a new dress! TFS

  18. classy gift set.. <3 it

  19. Hello!

    Fantastic projects - I love them both! Thank you for the tutorial! Wishing you a happy day today!


    Barbara Diane

  20. Too lovely for words!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  21. so cute, I'm gonna try that gift card holder!