Friday, August 27, 2010

in love with this new tool

i was at michael's a few weeks ago while we were in the process of moving. the craft section of basically any store is my "happy place" and i was needing the stress relief. i saw this new tool by martha stewart:

i have already thrown away the packaging, so i forget the official name of it, but it is basically a scoring board with templates to help you make envelopes and boxes. i thought it looked so cool and it was only $20 (not on sale), which i thought was a great price for such an awesome tool. i love making cards for my friends and i've wanted to start making matching envelopes too. tonight, i pulled it out.

i am in love.

i made this quick card for my nephew, who recently just lost his first tooth:

supplies: cardstock (national), patterned paper (my mind's eye), stickers (karen foster) and black pen (sharpie)

i have had an old coloring book that i bought at the antique store several months ago with the intention of making envelopes out of the pages for cute kid's cards to send in the mail. pair that with the new scoring board and i got this:

how cute! and seriously, this entire project took me about five minutes - the scoring board was so easy to use. i love the prescored lines. i even used it to score my card for easier folding. i can see that this is $20 well spent on my end and i will be using this scoring board for lots of projects!

tonight, i'm going to get in my jammies and scrapbook. i haven't done that in soooo long and i think it is the perfect night to do something relaxing that i enjoy. here's to hoping i haven't forgotten how! :)

i hope you guys have an awesome friday night!


  1. Have fun - you deserve it!!! I finally got to sit down and scrap about three days ago and it totally renewed me! Love ya!! April

  2. you are so stinkin crafty!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!

  3. Okay, I need lessons on the scoring board!