Saturday, August 22, 2009

Making Leaves with the Scor-It!

How about an EASY embellishment made using scraps????

I use this technique alot in classes, folding the paper by hand to get a crease. That has resulted in ALOT of papercuts! I recently got a Scor-It and it is perfect for making leaves from scrap paper.

The Zutter Zisters Bind-it-All Design Team loves using the Scor-it - it's a great companion to the Zutter tools and can help you work with paper in a whole new way. Try some folding techniques to add creativity to your projects. See Lea Sanders creations on the post below as well as the DT gallery for lots of ideas with the Scor-it!

Here is how you can make hand-made paper leaves!

  • Gather several circle punches , some scrap green paper and cardstock, and a Scor-It.


  • Fold the paper in half, with a nice sharp crease. A Scor-It works really well for doing this! If you're using scraps like I did, create creases in the paper about every 1/2" to 3/4" across the whole width of the paper.





  • Fold each crease and punch until you're left with a swiss cheese piece of paper--you'll get the most bang for your buck this way;)

  • Using a circle punch punch partial circles along the creased edge of the paper. You’ll want to have the paper only about ¼ of the way into the punch.




  • The closer you get to having the paper halfway in the more likely you will have a circle when you unfold the punched paper.


  • For larger leaves use a larger diameter punch and for smaller leaves use a small diameter punch.

  • Here I really used a "Scrap" of paper--you can get the most out of scraps you'd otherwise throw away by punching things out of them.




  • You can also try scalloped, pinked, or other decorative edged circle punches to make more interesting leaves.
  • Try punching colored paper to make flower petals!

  • When you're done, you can use the leaves right away or save them for a future project.
---Jennifer Priest


WANT TO WIN A SCOR-IT BOARD?


Leave a comment on this blog post by September 7 - tell us what you would do (or have already done with your Scor-it). We will pick a random poster on 9/8, a new owner of a full size Scor-it Board! Get to it!

73 comments:

Kathy said...

Slick! I have to remember that technique. Thank you.

Schnubbeldupp said...

What a gread inspiration.
I would create many boxes and more with the score it. I love the diffent designs which I could do with the board.

Greets from germany,
Anja

Tilly said...

Wow, Great idea,Thanks, If i was the proud owner of a scor it board I would make lots of boxes and packages for all my xmas presseis, so i might actually have everythign wrapped by xmas eve lol,

Jayne xx

Gail said...

Thank you for this great tip! I love making my own cards, so I'd use the Scor-It to create professional folds. I love the idea of making leaves to embellish scrapbook pages and cards, so the Scor-It would be perfect for that as well.

Candy said...

Great idea to use Scor-It for leaves. I haven't gotten one but I was able to try it out and I found it's so easy to use! Unfortunately, the LSS ran out of stocks and I'll have to wait for new ones to arrive. If I have one, I'd like to to experiment with it on making embossed linear designs on a 12x12 cardstock for a LO. I'm sure it would make my cs look embossed with a design of my own!

trishey said...

I loved your demo with leaf making. I always fumble my way through. I have a scor-pal but always wanted a scor-it It's so easy with the measurements all on top. I make all my own cards and gifts. I recently made gift boxes filled with cards as prizes. Having the scor-it would have made it easier.
Thanks again for the demo.

Sophia said...

Those leaves totally rock...

Now if I had a Scor-It of my own, I could tell you what I would do with it, but I don't, so here is hoping I do win one...

Thanks for the chance!

Lea Sanders said...

Pretty cool, Jennifer. So simple but very applicable!

Sheene said...

i have a mini scor it board and love that i can make mini boxes with it.. but id love to have a full sized scor it board to make bigger boxes and projects with..
thanks for the chance..

sheene

Scrappin Susie said...

cool! I would create many cards as i just made my first one the other day and used the scor it at a shoppe and loved it. I did a border with it and used sand paper to distress the embossed lines.

Barbara said...

I make a greeting card every week to send my DGS. I also would make many, many boxes! I want to use some for divisions in my armoire drawers and shelves and my closet. I also want to have matching or coordinating boxes for my scrapping supples so I can leave them out for easy accessibility but still be pretty. I have an idea to use both a box and my Bind-It-All to attach them together, too! It would be an album with storage for non-scrapped extra photos, and the album can be flipped to the inside or outside. Lots of ideas for these two wonderful products working in concert are hanging around my head! I've got thoughts of organizing during fall cleaning time just itching to be born into real projects!

Margie said...

OMG! I was just trying to think of ways to use my lil pieces of scraps 'cause I hate to throw anything away! What a brilliant idea!
If I had a Sor-It... I'd be making a billion leaves ;)
Thanks for the chance!
:*) margie

Taffy said...

this is an awesome tip! i love it! What would i do w/a SCORE-IT? what WOULDN'T i do w/a SCORE IT! I would love to make some boxes, but i'm a beginner w/the score it. i've only seen it as demos, but would love to have it myself! :) Thanks for offering!

pamala said...

Great tutorial, tfs!!! I would love a skor-it to zing up my flowers, and create snazzy packaging. This tool would make it easy peasy!!!

missbliss said...

Oh great! I wanted a scor-it board for such along time. It's hard to get things here in Hawaii. And what would I do with it? Well everything :) I could make all kinds of boxes, crease cards, make embellishments like flowers, popup books. My head is spinning with ideas.

Monica said...

I'd love to have a scor-it! I've been checking them out for the last year and none have come to my little area of the world. It would be great for the cards I make for the employees at our local elementary school.

Thanks! I already love & use the bind-it-all.

Alison said...

Great blog post! I love finding new ways to use up scrap paper. I'd love to have a Scor-It for all the cards I make. I'd definitely make more "fancy folds" and gift boxes with one of those.

Squelly said...

I have one and LOVE it!! But I hold at least one crop a month and would love to have another so it speeds up the process of card and box making. I really like using mine for crisp cards, boxes, and design lines. My DD loves it for making pretty fans :-) Thanks for the chance!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I hand make all of my greeting cards, so I'd definitely use it for scoring the cards in half!!!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks@hotmail.com

Brenda said...

I would love a Scor-It! I use my scoring blade on my old fiskers cutter and about 1/2 of my Christmas cards I make are always just not as nice as I would like them to be. Thanks for the chance to win!

Princess Gizmo said...

Cool technique on the leaves!! *sigh* wish I have the scor-it board..

A very temptation offer!! Wish I'm the owner to be!! I want to make more cards & try to make boxes!!

iluvmybugs said...

I used a Scor-It to make the wedding programs for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding. There is nothing better out there than this product to get nice, crisp, straight folds. Makes whatever the project you're working on look extremely professional!

~Terry

CandyScraps said...

Oh, I'd love to have a Scor-It! :) I could make so many card folds and dimensional items with it! It would also be great to make accordian fold pages for my BIA books.

connie said...

I have seen great projects made with the scor-it. Would love to try some. With fall / christmas around the corner I could make lots of leaves and boxes.

Peg said...

I would do so many things. The first is I would make a bunch of leaves from this tutorial so that I could do a layout in honor of fall fast approaching. Then, I would make a ton of cards and use it for all my scoring. Next, I would start work on all my Christmas gifts-cards, bags, tags,pockets and whatever else I could think of. Then, I would start making more cards for b-days, anniversaries, valentines, etc. for next year. I would so put the Scor-It to work. I would first have to win it since I don't even have one, but I would sure put it to use after that!

Tiffany said...

A scor-it? What would I NOT do with it! OMG! I love making cards and little boxes and envelopes. I HATE using my cutterbee scorer because it always goes back into the handle part. I would LOVE a scor-it board and use it ALL the time! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win one and a great leaf tutorial! I'm always trying to figure out how to make leaves. This is perfect and EASY!

Sojourner Design said...

I'd love a Scor-It just to make neat cards!

Diane

ScrapMomOf2 said...

If I had a Scor-It, I would have awesome creases in my cards and handmade projects! It looks just fantastic!

Jennifer Priest said...

Looking at that pile of leaves it occurred to me that they would be perfect for making a Venus fly trap! Now, to only get photos that I would need a Venus fly trap paper piecing for...

stephanie said...

I'd use it for making boxes and getting the perfect card creases!!

cardkat said...

What a great idea for leaves. I'll keep it in mind. I have a Scor-Pal too but in the last project I was doing I just couldn't get the measurements I needed with it. Scor-It to the rescue. It was so easy to set the stop and score flip my paper and score again. Then I had an insert that had to fit correctly and again it was so easy with the Scor-It. Thanks for a great product.

Jingle said...

I love your leaves idea! So quick and easy! I would use this fantastic tool to do embossing on cards and pages as well as for making envelopes for my handmade cards. I'm sure I would find even more to do with it once I had it in my hands!

Calia Yang said...

awesome giveaway!! gotta love the scor-it!

Angel said...

I have been doing a lot of card making with my daugher who has just moved away from home - but, lives in the same town. It is something for us to do and enjoy our time with each other. With a Scor-It I'm sure we could come up with some really fun cards to make!
Angel

NoraAnne said...

I would love to use it to make different folds for cards, like gate fold cards and 3-d cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

Ooooo... I would have perfect folds on all my cards and make great fold-out pages for my mini-albums and make a ton of these cute little leaves.... I would have fun with one of these!

The Firth Five said...

I just took a class at my LSS and they used it to make the envelopes to go in my album. I would love to get one to make envelopes and boxes!

Sära said...

This tool would make it so much easier to make bags and boxes!

Tanc said...

Great idea for the leaves!
If I would have Score it I would do a lot of boxes, and embossed designs of my own. I really like the embossing lines.

Cindy Cropper said...

Love to win this.....
I am corresponding secretary of my sorority this year and will send beautiful decorated cards, made even better with my anticipated win of your prize :)

silvia said...

LOVE the leaves!!1 I do not have a Scor-IT, but if I did I would use it for making gift boxes :)

Mom said...

What a great tool. I will use anything that helps me make my little amount of crafting time more efficient,

Brenda said...

If I had a Score it...I could make all my score line look perfect instead of the slipped lines and un even scores that I get I get on my paper cutter method I use now....ahhhh to be able have a perfect score!!!

Bart and Cindy said...

I would use the score it to make some of the beautiful ideas on your blog! I would love to win!
Thanks,
Cindy D

Angela said...

I totally could have used that technique the other day. Thanks for sharing!

PS I had seen that on psych the other day and was hey I have one of those lol

suzi.wollman said...

WOW! I didn't know such a thing existed! Since I make boxes and have lots of score lines to make, I'd use this thing probably 20 times a day, minimum!

mollybnvb said...

great idea for the scor it. I dont own one but I would mainly use it for card making. I never can seem to get a good fold line.I would also use it for making boxes.

Mary Jean said...

NICE! If I had a scor-it board I was be sooooo busy making sack treats for my friends, co workers, nieces and nephews!!

Emma said...

I do not have a score it, but if I did I would use it to create cards, boxes, and to create cool embellishment..and I think I would even try it to make a cool pattern on some paper for my mini albums.

Maria said...

If I had a score-it, I would try out this great tip that you show in this post:) I also would use it for my Cricut cuts, making boxes, embellishments...

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

I would use the scor-it to make packaging and cards. I have used one before and it made folding items so easy. I loved not having to change the blade on my trimmer and I didn't accidentally go through my paper with it. I would love to have my own.

sue-bubbles said...

I would LOVE a Scor-it! I want to make oodles and oodles of leaves! It would come in very handy for making piano-hinge albums too, as I could use better scored lines for those!
Sue x

Jamiecrafts said...

oh man i would love to win a score it board, right now i use an old calendar and i score A LOT of things so it would be helpful to have one of these boards. I make all kinds of card purses and fun boxes for teacher gifts so this would be super handy and WAY faster!

AScrappersDelight said...

I would love a scor it to have a go at making mini boxes! Awesome idea with the leaves!!

kelliemac said...

Thats a really cool tutorial. I would make everything with a Scor-It board,I have wanted one for ages but they are very hard to find here in the UK

All the best
Kellie xxx

Margee' said...

Not made many boxes, but it would be easier with that tool.
I've made leaves that way before, lots of fun!

Niki said...

I love thosae little leaves, much better than buying them, especially as I have loads of green card in various shades!
Now, If I had a scor it board I would make all the lovely things I see that have been made with them, but can't at the moment. I would also use it to do embossed borders around photo's in my scrapbooking. Niki

Donna said...

That is amazing!! I hord all of my scraps and try to find ways to use them. Thank you for the tip.
The Scor-it has endless possibilities!! :)

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

I`m a card maker and would use it for folding card in many different ways...and make boxes - giftbags...

Ilus said...

Lovely technique! I would use the score it board to do nice card foldings and lots of boxes.

Jan said...

I'd use a score it board on so many projects..I don't have one but would love win this awesome prize!

scrappylovey said...

I would love to use the scor-it to create different size envelopes for cards and of course, flowers to accompany those leaves!

mommyfink said...

Those leaves are so easy and quick. Great tip!

I would love to have a score it! It would be so much better than using my paper cutter to score with a dry embossing tool. I would use it for all kinds of crafting projects...daily!!!!

Thanks for offering such a great give away!

Betty said...

I would just love to have a score-it so i could see how many things i would use it for....thanks

Come Stampin with Jamie said...

I dream of having a scor-it-board, I make cards, scrapbook pages and home decor using paper crafts. There are more thing than I can think of right now, that I could do with one of these. Crafts for the sunday school classes, Crafts for the school class, crafts for my stampin and scrapbook groups. It would be awesome to have a scor-it-board.

Lisa 2 said...

If I won a Scor-it, I would make my own envelopes. I'd also try that leaf technique, score cards, make boxes...Oh so many possibilities.

Lisa in MI
lllang at comcast dot net

April said...

I would use it for everything! Thanks for the chance at winning one!
- April

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

how cool is this?? i hadn't seen it before. i would love to make some great fall mobiles and halloweenie things...and just wait until the rest of the holidays!!!

Anne said...

Wow - they are great! This is just the sort of thing I'd love to try if I had a scor-it!

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh - I could finally make my own cards! I can never get the fold straight. I could make gift boxes and bags... goodness - I could do soo much with the Score-It! I would be so proud and happy!

MickeyMania said...

I'd love to win a Scor-it!! I've gotten very interested in trying to make gatefold and other multi-fold cards and I think a Score-it would be perfect in helping me do this. Not to mention...I'm just a gadget-girl and want one of everything I see!!!!!!!!

Renee

me-bear said...

have to keep this technique in mind. propably won't, since i seem to forget about almost anything ;) glad in this case it's just a matter of pop over frequently.
anyway...i would luvvvvv to get this great score-it board. it's one of the bigger expences on my wish-list. (i can remove the bia from that list, since the postman brought mine yesterday...hooray!!!)
xx Monica

Naomi said...

i would create cards & boxes!! and so much more