Welcome back to JustRite’s Friday Challenges! This year, since we know both you and we have very busy schedules this Spring, we’ve decided to try out a different schedule of hosting our challenges every other week, on the first and third Fridays of the month. You will have 1-1/2 weeks to make your project -- each challenge will end on the Wednesday (at midnight Central) before the next challenge is announced. You may enter as many different projects as you'd like, but you may win only one prize per challenge. We hope this will give you more time to plan and participate in our challenges!
With this new 2-week challenge timetable, our challenge prizes will be bigger and better this year (more on that below)! This week's challenge will have TWO Grand Prize winners and THREE Honorable Mentions! As a result, we have decided to end our Flickr Gallery prize distribution each Monday, effective immediately. You are still more than welcome to post your challenge entries and/or any other JustRite projects you make in our Flickr Gallery -- we love seeing all of your gorgeous work!
Today’s challenge is sponsored by Scor-Pal. If you are not familiar with Scor-Pal (but we bet you ARE!) or have any questions about their products, you can find some general basics about their fabulous scoring tools HERE and see all the products they carry HERE. This is one of their products you are probably most familiar with – the original Scor-Pal (available in both inches and metric measurements):
This year a new and improved Scor-Pal has debuted!
- Intelligent groove spacing! A perfect combination of 1/4" and 1/8" grooves and the usual grooves and markings for specialty cards and folds. Makes card making easy and fun!
- The 6" groove has markings to orientate yourself.
- Like the Scor-Buddy, a handy magnetized area for metal brads, etc.
- Top ruler markings are now color screened, easier to read.
- Envelope instruction booklet with oodles of envelope sizes included.
- New color –light blue like the Scor-Buddy!
- Only $29.95 - PRICELESS!!!
I personally have and use and LOVE both of these scoring tools and this newest mini-size sits right on my desktop next to my stamping space, immediately ready to place folds on my cards, or decorative touches to any smaller project:
Are you ready to hear about this week’s prizes? Two Grand Prize challenge winners this week will each receive a Scor-Buddy with zippered storage pouch and Mini Self-Healing Cutting Mat ($26.95 combined retail value)!
In addition, those two Grand Prize winners will also receive our new JustRite Original ribbed Happy Everything Mini Tag Kit AND our new Fancy Tags cling set ($52.90 total retail value), for a total combined Grand Prize retail valued package each worth almost $80!
We're not done yet! We will also give away to THREE Honorable Mention winners our new You Inspire Me cling stamp set ($19.95 value)!!
How's that for starting off the new year of our challenges with a big bang?!!
For your chance to win one of these fabulous prize packages, all you need to do is make a project that has scoring used on it . . . either decorative scoring or scoring used to create a project (other than just a fold on a card!).
You can find many tutorials and tons of inspiration for this scoring challenge on the Projects page of Scor-Pal’s website.
I had already worked out my own dimensions for the sticky note cover (shown above) that I showed you on this post a few weeks ago and then just yesterday found similar instructions in Scor-Pal’s November 2010 project E-Zine here! Their instructions are for a sturdier version, with paper-covered chipboard covers, and include a cute gift box for the sticky note cover, too -- so check that out!
Here's a new sticky note cover I made for today's challenge, using our large oval JustRite Original ribbed stamp set, The Greatest Joy:
Start with a piece of heavy-weight cardstock measuring 7-1/2" x 3-1/2". Score 3-1/2" from each end (first score from the left side, then turn the cardstock around and score again 3-1/2" from the other end):
Then cover the outside with patterned papers and stamped image. You can find more finishing details, including the Copic-colored crocus flower center, at my personal blog, PaperFections.
Scor-Pal designer, Valerie Stangle, has graciously made these beautiful samples for today’s challenge, using our 1-5/8" round Just A Note borders and centers. A wonderful peek-a-boo gift box full of tags that can be used for any occasion, all year long!
You can find full details and all the instructions on how Val created her tags and beautiful box over at her blog today. Thanks so much for your gorgeous project, Val!
These JustRite designers also have fabulous scoring project inspiration for you today – be sure to click on their hyperlinked names to be taken to their blog posts with full details of their projects:
You will need to use JustRite products for your project and upload it to an online blog, gallery or photo hosting website. You may make and enter as many different projects as you'd like for our challenges. You will then need to link to your project back here on our blog post, using the linking system on this challenge post. Please make certain your link is directly to your project, not just your general blog home page or overall photo gallery, so we can find it easily. (Links that are spam, commercial in content, or are not linked properly/directly to your project will be deleted). If you choose to upload your project to www.Splitcoaststampers.com OR our Flickr gallery, please use the weekly challenge code (example: JRC_046 <== that's an underscore between the letters and numbers) in the keyword section of the Splitcoast project upload page or the tag section of the Flickr gallery.
You will have until Thursday, January 20 at 8:00am Central to make your project and enter a link to it below. Winners will be chosen and announced on Thursday, January 20th here on the JustRite Inspiration Blog. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of your prizes. By entering our challenges, you grant JustRite Stampers permission to use your artwork here on our blog as well as our company website gallery (with designer credit given and your blog post or gallery linked) or any possible advertising.
We can't wait to see your scoring technique projects!