Sorry everyone! I promised to post a quick and easy way to use the Simply Scored to make gift boxes with lids that actually fit and well…I’ve just been flat-out crafting! Anyway… this a quick post before I pack the car for our 10 hour drive to Armidale (my home town). I can’t wait to see my family and friends – it has been far too long!
I had been frustrated for so long making boxes with lids that were always just that bit too big. So when a friend of mine sent me a link to a video tutorial on how to make boxes with lids that fit perfectly, I was so excited (I know it doesn’t take much, does it?). The exciting thing about this technique is you don’t have to work out the measurements for the lid – just the box base and they always fit perfectly. How do I know? Well, here’s how…
These are some of the boxes I made last week and they took no time to whip up and, as you can see, all of the lids fit perfectly. All I have to do now is decorate them with ribbons and tags etc to make them simply fabulous.
So…you want to know how, right? Check out the video tutorial from Connie Stewart. She also has a video tutorial on how to measure and cut your box and a tutorial on how to make two tones boxes like the ones pictured above. Check out Connie’s entertaining tutorials, you won’t be disappointed.
Want a Simply Scored? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until the end of April, I’ll throw in a free shim so you can make the best fitting lids ever.
The Simply Scored has to be the best new tool for papercrafting! Why? Well…here’s my story and I promise it will be short.
When I first started papercraft, I remember saying to myself, I don’t need all the bells and whistles. I know how to use a ruler, a craft knife, a bone folder, a pair of scissors and can cut and fold accurately…Right? Well…yeah…sort of. The only problem was, I was never consistent and I was frustrated because my projects wouldn’t match up properly, my cards would always be slightly out when I folded them and I didn’t even bother trying to make 3D items!
So why did I have so much trouble? Because I wasn’t using the right tools. I mean…you don’t peel a potato with a knife anymore right? Unless, of course, you can’t find it in that messy second drawer (another job for the holidays).
So now…getting to the point…The simply scored is one of those tools that will make your papercraft life soooo much easier. I’ve been using mine today to make stacks of boxes all the same size and I’m astounded how much difference it has made to my projects. Perfect boxes every time and each one took me just over a minute to cut and score. Can you believe that! And that includes the lid too. I’ve learnt a super exciting trick for perfect fitting lids and I’ll share that with you all tomorrow!
Check out the video for more:
Simply Scored Scoring Tool Item Number: 122334
Simply Scored Metric Scoring Plate Item Number: 127531
If you would like to purchase a simply scored, email me at email@example.com. Over the next few days…I will be popping up some examples of my projects using the simply scored and, as mentioned earlier, be sure to check back tomorrow to learn how to make the best fitting lids ever! I can’t wait to share this with you.
SIMPLY SCORED FEATURES:
- Unique place markers. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. These visual tools allow you to set up the measurements you want and make it easier to get it right every time. If you a making mutiple items – it’s a breeze! It comes with three and you can purchase more in packs of six for only $4.50.
- Score lines are at every 3.2mm (1/8″).
- The stylus. It’s a stylus with two ends, one bigger than the other. The two smooth, metal ends glide over your projects, stay in the grooves (be sure to keep the angle 45 degrees or less) and you have the choice of thicker or sharper score lines. The tool snaps into place on the bottom front of the board so it’s always easy to get to.
- Divided compartment at the top of the board. There is enough room to hold your bone folder, pencil, extra tool and a smaller compartment to hold extra scoring markers.
- 8 (yes 8) textured feet on the bottom. No slipping!
- You can order a Metric Scoring Plate for metric measurements.
TODAY is the day of the release of the NEW AUTUMN-WINTER MINI CATALOGUE! I know you are going to love this catalogue. It’s jam-packed full of new tools to simplify your papercrafting, gorgeous stamps sets, designer series paper and bits and pieces that will yummy up your creations.
You can click on the pic below to open up the e-version. If you would prefer to have a copy of your own to browse through, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pop a copy in the mail.
Also…one final note. I will have shares available and will pop another post up very soon with the deets.
If you purchase the Starter Kit from me before March 30, 2012, you will not only receive over $610 worth of product for only $249 (usually $289) you will also receive an additional stamp set of your choice – that’s right – your choice! This means that you can get the most expensive stamp set in the catalogue (valued at 77.95) for FREE!
AND as part of my blog celebrations, the first two people to purchase the starter kit from me, will also receive my blog candy give away – Yay!!
Here’s what you get in your starter kit:
You can substitute most items for a similar item of the same value or less. Click here for more information and the details on how to sign up.
Please note: This offer is strictly limited to Australian residents and is only available through me. Your Starter Kit order and payment MUST be finalised by 30 March.
Contact me at email@example.com or call 0401173203 to join my InkyDayz Team today!