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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Unity/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!


Hi all and welcome to a very fun-filled Unity Stamp Company and Scor-Pal Blog Hop! These two teams have come together to show you what a perfect pair Unity Stamp Company stamps and Scor-Pal products are! Wait until you see all the fun and inspiring projects on this hop! 

Oh... and there are prizes too! Be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the blogs on today's Blog Hop because two lucky folks will win not only a Scor-Pal but 10 Unity Itty Bitty stamps of their choice! Winners will be picked from ALL the comments so... the more you comment, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be picked and announced this Thursday, September 15th on both the Unity Stamp Company blog and the Scor-Pal blog!

If you arrived here from Natalie Dever's blog.. you're on the right track! If I'm your first stop, you'll want to go back to the Unity Stamp Co. blog to start from the very beginning!

On to my creation! I have to admit right here, this was a project one of my stamping buds,Sheila, showed me recently. I thought it was just too darling and immediately wanted to go home and recreate it! Here's a peek!

When I got Unity's stamp set Best Wishes and Blooms, I knew it would be fun to create these mini candy bar pockets using the different flowers and then picking complimentary colors. So, here's how it all began! I took my Grand Calibur Machine and grabbed the smallest circle in Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles Nestabilities Dies.  I cut, embossed and while I was running my shapes through,I also ran a small pennant from the Nested Lacey Pennants Die set for my little "Hello" sentiment flag. 

Then, I grabbed my Scor-Pal and started the scoring fun. I lined up the center of my scalloped shape on the center arrow and then scored on the 2-1/4" and 2-1/2" lines and then on the other side on the 5" and 5-1/4" lines.
 From here, line your score lines up so that the middle score lines on both sides line up with the 1" and 3-1/2" lines. It helps to line up a ruler with these lines to make sure that your score lines are perfectly perpendicular to the new score lines that you will soon create.
After you've lined up your scalloped circle, score at the 2-3/4" and 3" lines. Please excuse this photo below. The circle moved a bit after I scored. I just realized that -- so I'm sorry about that! ;-)
All of your score lines are valley folds, so fold all in and then, you will cut along the folds as shown below. This will help create your pocket.
 Using 1/4" Scor-Tape, tape to secure your flap to the upper portion of your pocket.
After stamping your flower, coloring and cutting it out, this is what it looks like unassembled.
And here's the first finished pocket....I used Copic Markers to color and picked up R35, R24, R30 for the flower and YG61, YG63, G40 for the leaves. Add some fun twine (in cappuchino color), a button and your sentiment flag and... done!
 Here's pocket two! I used the same color for my leaves but used the Sunflower collection grouped by Flourishes for my rose.
 Here's my third pocket. I used the same Copic colors as my first pocket to color it up.....
 And, here's the last one!
And that, my friends, is it! This project was super quick and I'm actually thinking about making these for my daughter's class for Halloween with, of course, a Halloween theme! 

Thanks for stopping by! You're next stop on the Unity/Scor-Pal Blog Hop is the fabulous....

112 comments:

  1. wow! these are soooo pretty! love how easy your little pockets are to make with the scor-pal. tfs

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  2. I love these Julie! They are so pretty and so creative...and they contain such a sweet surprise!

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  3. This is very clever and thanks for the tutorial too! TFS CallyAnn
    Love the colors!

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  4. I love love love this idea....thanks for sharing...
    so awesome..

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  5. These pockets are sooo cute! Wonderful work, thank you for sharing that. ;)

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  6. These rock! I so want to make some. Love this candy too. ;o)

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  7. what a cute and clever idea. thanks for the directions. definitely one to try. tfs.

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  8. you did a fabulous job recreating them!!! They would make great little gifts attachments! Love it, thanks for sharing, will have to keep this in the back of my mind.

    Staci
    staci412{@}optonline{.}net

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  9. Love this idea. Off to make my own

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  10. These are adorable!!!
    asvoboda@juno.com

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  11. Great instructions, and adorable project, now I'm craving chocolate!

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  12. How cute! And I love the fact that these decorate chocolate. My next favorite thing after paper ;)

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  13. Woah, what a great idea. Love these :)

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  14. I want chocolate!!! :0
    these would be fantastic as place setting favors. Great job.

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  15. Thank you for sharing that tutorial on how to make these sweet treats. They are beautiful!

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  16. WOW! Those are awesome and such a cute idea!!! Can't go wrong with Ghiradelli chocolates either. ;)

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  17. What a great idea! These are so cute!

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  18. So clever. Loved it. thanks for sharing & the great directions.

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  19. Those are just precious...and what a cute fold!
    Susan

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  20. and thanks for the tip on using the ruler...I never thought of that! :)

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  21. I am soooo making these this weekend! Thanks for the idea!

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  22. These are SO pretty!!!! and so cute, cute, cute for little treats!!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  23. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Oh gee wiz these are ADORABLE girl! I love this idea, you are so smart :) And your coloring is awesome too. Really cute treats!

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  25. Thanks alot for showing a new way with nesties. What a wonderful gift box you have made. Each one of them is superb!

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  26. SWEET!!!! I have to make some of these.

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  27. Score one for score pal and colors galore! Thanks for the tasty treats! mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking UP!

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  28. Awesome treat design. Looks like fun to make :)

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  29. What a great idea! Easy peasy and so cute.

    puffinliz at yahoo dot com

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  30. Oh my!!!! I am lovin' this hop! You candy holders are so fun and adorable. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  31. They are so cute, thanks for the instructions and sharing your project.

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  32. Wow! What a great idea for teacher appreciation week at my son's HS this year (I make little gifts every year)! I'll be saving this tutorial for sure!

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  33. love these pockets! thanks for the tutorial.

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  34. These are so cute! Thanks for showing how you made them :O)

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  35. What great instructions on how to do this wonderful project! Love it!

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  36. So cute and useful. Just love the added flair!!!!!

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  37. These are adorable.... Thanks for sharing how you made them...

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  38. Just terrific! Love the scoring, the stamping, the whole idea! Thank you.

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  39. These are super cute. What a great idea.

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  40. Julie, these are so cute! What great mini gifts! TFS!

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  41. oh my gosh these are BRILLIANT!!!!!! So stinking adorable!!! Saving this project in my memory banks ;)

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  42. Wow, your pockets are so amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs, Uta

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  43. Great! Love them! Hoping to win! chefl@swbell.net

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  44. Love these, would be great for teacher treats! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. wow these are so special, thanks for the inspiration
    hugs

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  46. These look really cute.. and a great way to gift treats.. thanks for the inspiration...

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  47. Great idea for special treats. Thanks for the tutorial and I will be trying this out soon for myself!

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  48. om gosh these are too cute xxx

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  49. What sweet and totally cool treat pockets, Julie. I love these! Thanks for the terrific inspiration--and tutorial! :)

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  50. WOW! These are adorable! Great for many occasions! Love them!

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  51. These are brilliant! Love how perfectly you coloured the flowers.

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  52. I love your candy holders! They are so cheerful and pretty. I actually saved your page so I can come back to it. thanks for the insprition.Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  53. Oh no, you did not! Those are super cute! I am going to bookmark these as soon as I get home (if I don't make one for myself!)

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  54. Such a cute idea, and great instructions. Thank you.


    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  55. Love these. Thanks for the instructions: have been looking for some party favor ideas and/or small thank you ideas.

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  56. OH I just love this idea.. great packaging for those treats.. love your colouring on those pretty stamps. so glad to be hopping with you today.

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  57. We're always looking for little giveaway thingies like this where I work! These are so cute and easy to make! Thanks!

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  58. Oh my gosh!!! These are absolutely adorable in every way!!! And they look pretty easy to make, too!! Awesome, awesome job!!
    Teri

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  59. i am so going to make these. My kids will love them

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  60. What a great gift idea! Love those little pockets!

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  61. I must try this, you make it look so easy!

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  62. Adorable project! I love the colors and the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. very pretty - great idea.
    Sandra ltb

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  64. What a fabulous idea--love these!

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  65. These are just adorable and would make awesome party favors!!

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  66. Julie, these little treat containers are just adorable! Great job!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  67. Totally brilliant and beautiful!

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  68. oh, YUM! And I think it's International Chocolate Day or something like that. These are really darling. Love the papers and the scalloped edge and the fact that they house candy. Speaking of candy, I am working very diligently toward improving my studio so it is worthy of the blog candy I won here. Sweet dreams!

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  69. What a great idea! Who doesn't love chocolate!!

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  70. Love this idea for candy pockets, and they're beautifully done!

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  71. Sweet treat holders! Great tutoril. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  72. I am a chocoholic, so I do not know which I like best...your project or the candy.lol
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  73. LOVE the little candy holder pockets. I have such a great idea to use them.. Thanks for inspiration and chance at the win.

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  74. Wow, very clever! Thanks for the tutorial. Thesr would make lovely party favors.
    Blessings Bernie

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  75. SUPER fun envelope--LOVE the embossed paper and those flowers!

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  76. This is a great project and so simple to do and looks wonderful. Love the stamp set, need it, want it (lol). ScorPal and ScorTape are the best, have ScorTape, need ScorPal (hint), a happy crafter, maxk@mymts.net

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  77. Thank you so much for sharing the steps. Very cute and elegant.

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  78. Very cute! thanks for the tutorial also!

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  79. OMG, so cute! Can't wait to try to make some!

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  80. Oh Julie,
    Those treats are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tutorial! It rocks!
    Hugs and smiles

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  81. What a cute little project-now to win a Scor-Pal!! TFS

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  82. So pretty!! Love the flowers!

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  83. so cute, wonderful for a bridal shower, teacher thank yous etc

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  84. Oh, Julie - I HAVE to make these for my bookclub Christmas gifts...Thank you for a great inspiration. They are lovely.

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  85. Hi Julie,
    These are seriously cute. I think they'd be fun beside each place setting at Christmas dinner . . .
    Hugs, Anne P

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  86. Love how you created your own little envies with the die and your scor-pal! These are darling and I bet your Halloween themed samples are going to be cute too!

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  87. I love blog hops! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. Love the flowers and how to make the envies!!

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  89. What an adorable little project and it looks super easy - Great tutorial!

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  90. Wow...I order this set just to make these--thank you soooo much for the inspiration!

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  91. May I ask how big of a scalloped circle that you started out with? I would like to make some of these but want to cut the circles out on my Cricut. Thank you so much.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  92. I know this was posted awhile ago, but I love them and have a couple of questions. (1) I understand the first score directions, but I do not understand the second one. (2) How big is the circle that you cut? Thanks for your help.

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  93. Julie, what a fantastic idea and tutorial! I'm going to have to try this! TFS!

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  94. Cute! What size scalloped circle did you use?

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  95. Cynthia, It looks like the scallop reaches to 4-3/4". Hope that helps! ~Julie

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