Saturday, March 17, 2012

welcome to the American Crafts/Scor-pal blog hop!

We're sharing some fun to celebrate the Luck o' the Irish today! I'm sharing a layout I created using both the American Crafts Knockout Punches, and the Scor-pal! I'll also offer up a little diy so that you can do it yourself, if you'd like! Here's my project:
{Supply list: Warm Memories Paper (35633) - Neapolitan, Heart Song Paper (35361) - Neapolitan, At First Sight Paper (35641) - Neapolitan, White Serendipity (53291) - Thickers, Wood buttons and Epoxy Accents (78073) - Embellishments, Fabric and Epoxy Brads (78074) - Embellishments, Printed Variety Tags (78069) - Embellishments, Printed Chipboard Shapes (78070) - Embellishments, Accents and Phrases (42232) - Remarks Books, Parakeet Letter Stickers (42234) - Remarks, Borders, Accents and Phrases (42235) - Remarks, Pinwheels (78071) - Embellishments, Mini Fair Ribbons (78066) - Embellishments, 6x6 Paper Pad (35658) - Neapolitan, 12x12 Charcoal Cardstock (71077) - AC Cardstock, 12x12 ?White Cardstock (71081) - AC Cardstock, Knock Outs Punches (63013) - Tools}




DIY - To create the largest accordion flower, you'll need:
3- strips of patterned paper cut 4"x12", it'll take a whole sheet
zig zag edge knock out punch
glue of your choice, or narrow red tape
Scor-pal
A circle to mount/glue the accordion to

Punch one edge of the paper strips:
Score at the bottom of the points, or in between the ridges along the entire piece

Accordion fold:

Apply a strip of red tape along the left hand edge of each piece. Connect all of the pieces together.

Connect the final piece back to the first piece, to form a cylinder, making sure that the points are facing down.

Lay the piece flat
Apply a TON of glue to the circle:
Lay the folded piece over, and press in the center:
To create the other pieces, just use 2.5" strips instead of 4" ones! I also punched the edges with different punches. All set!

And finally, I'm giving away a small "kit" filled with items to create this fabulous Amy Tan Daybook! Everything is here and ready to ship to the lucky winner! Just leave a comment on this post  before Midnight EST on Friday, March 23, and I'll choose a winner by random number generator to announce on Saturday!

Your next stop on the hop is Diane Zechman! I can't wait to see what everyone has made!! Good luck!!

199 comments:

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what great accordion flowers...thanks for the tutorial.

steph said...

Great flowers. Gorgous layout.

Tami Mayberry said...

LOVE this!!! Thanks so much for hopping with us today :)

KellyG said...

Love your project! Great accordions!

DeeAnn said...

Love your page -thanks for the DIY.

Katie said...

This is sooo cute! Thanks for the tutorial!
<3

Samantha said...

Thank you for the tut! It is super easy to follow :)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Very cool layout. I just love your accordion flowers and your tutorial was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

MaryAnn said...

wonderful accordian flowers thanks for the detailed instructions. Love your layout...pink always looks good!

Annette said...

wow you layout is so fun...I love that awesome flower...thanks for sharing...

yoksan said...

great ideas and pretty flowers!

Meerjungfrau said...

Great project! Live these flowers!

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely accordion flowers, especially the one with the border punch edge. Gotta try that. Thanks or sharing your gorgeous page!

Gayle215 said...

Great directions for the accordian flowers, best I've seen. Love the layout. Cannot wait to re-create it.

nfaband said...

Gorgeous rosette flowers ... love how you used them on your beautiful page. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Inge said...

Love your layout. I must find me some knock outs.

Daphne said...

Wow - they are HUGE!! Great LO!

Amy Heller said...

Wow, Leah! This is stunning!! Awesome job!

Vanessa said...

I love those flowers!!

naomi said...

Love the large fans :D

Melanie Sue Jerome said...

Camera on the page is a nice touch

Sara said...

This is beautiful! Love the big accordian flowers!

Monica said...

Amy Tangerine...swoon! :) Those flowers are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lagene said...

Your layout is wonderful! I love the fan flowers!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nelmarie said...

Wow, I never thought to use the accordions in that size but they look gorgeous!!! Thanks for share.

lizzie said...

Oh my gosh! Amazing!!

Linda said...

Loved your tutorial--thanks!

Monika Wright said...

so great to see a boy page that's not all "boyish" {and what a cute kit you've assembled}!

~amy~ said...

super FAB layout Leah!!!! ♥ your style!!!!! That's some delish candy:)

angie gutshall said...

Leah, your layout is so fun!

Christina said...

Oh how I love these accordion flowers! Thanks for this idea!
Greetings from Germany!
Christina

lynncol said...

Just loved your layout

GrannyB said...

Those fan flowers add so much to a page or card. You make it look easy!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How awesome! Who says you need a die for making these awesome embellishments, all you need is a scor pal! :O) I've see die's that sell for $20 or more and it's one size, and look at what you did with scor-pal...and how many more things you can do with it! Hugs! Leah Ann

Sabrina said...

Such a beautiful layout and
thanks for the instruction for the accordion flowers!

Hugs from Norway
Sabrina

khengyan said...

Love the big accordian flowers, esp that it's on a boy's LO. lol.

angelastamps said...

I love the flowers you made it look easy. I love the new AC papers. Gorgeous !!!!!!

angelastamps said...

I love the flowers you made it look easy. I love the new AC papers. Gorgeous !!!!!!

Kris Berc said...

WOW! I totally love those big flowers! Thanks for the instructions :)

Christina said...

I love those huge accordion folded flowers! are they thin enough to fit in a page protector though? I always seem to have that problem...

Snoopy said...

Love these accordion flowers! It's so helpful to see how you made them. Love the layout too. Your son's picture really pops.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun, bold layout, and great photo!

Jennie P. said...

Great page! I love the accordian flowers.

Thienly Azim said...

This is such a beautiful layout! Love those rosette flowers, and the colors that you used! and what a fun giveaway!

Nancy said...

I must try these massive flower.

Melinda said...

Love it! Love the pinwheel and the accordion flowers!

The Farris Family said...

Love your layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

Edie van den Ordel said...

I need to make those flowers! So cute! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the supplies you have in the goodie package.

Nina Yang said...

Love this accordion flower!

Louise said...

fantastic layout - great tutorial too :)

Dawn said...

Love your oversized rosette's thanks for the tutorial!

ruth said...

Awesome page! It's so hard to get pics of kids sometimes, but that is a great photo too!

beckyjune said...

THat is so cool! I've never tried to make them that large. What a fun giveaway, too. I've been wanting some of that chevron tape for so long :)

ejarvis said...

Brilliant layout, very unusual.

Heather said...

LOVE your layouts and the fab flowers!!!!

Regina said...

What a gorgeous project! Th♥nks for sharing!

Scrapinandie said...

I love those flowers so cute!

KindleLover said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

Izzy Anderson said...

Your accordian flowers look terrific! Beautiful layout too. Your son is one handsome boy!

Shirmaine said...

pretty! seems like scor-pal is much versatile than die-cutting accordion flowers as you can create many different sizes of flowers just with a Scor-pal.:)

becslb said...

Great tutorial, thanks x

Lilith Eeckels said...

Wow those accordion flowers are gorgeous!

Glue Meets Paper said...

wow awesome giveaway, love amy tan! And love your rosettes, beautiful work!

AmyJ said...

Beautiful. I love those flowers. Great job. Thank you for sharing with us. I'm loving how the scoring works.

Lisa C. said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for the tutorial.

Sarah said...

I totally need a scorpal now! Your layout is awesome- i love the design!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Those flowers are gorgeous--not quite as gorgeous as that young man's SMILE though!! =D

Chrissy said...

I love making accordion flowers. They are so easy to make. I like punching the edges too and making them all fun and frilly. Awesome giveaway you're having!

Brenda said...

The accordian fans are fabulous and thanks bunches for the mini DIY....

Heidi Y said...

Thanks for the tutorial how to make the flowers! Love it!!

pruts said...

wow, love the great flowers !!!!!
great tut !!

Elena Stefanidou said...

Great tutorial.Thank you for sharing.

Resa said...

Wow those accordian flowers are fabulous. great job on the hop!!

Alex said...

Oh, WOW! Those huge flowers are amazing! Love this page! ♥

Margaret UY said...

This a good tutorial... fun and easy with scor-pal...

Margaret UY said...

This a good tutorial... fun and easy with scor-pal...

9isfine said...

Thanks for the how-to on the rosettes! Love them!

Holly said...

What awesome flowers, mine never look that good.

Scarlett said...

OMWord I love you big accordion flowers!! They look so fabulous with the photo.

Bethany Becker said...

I love your flowers and layout. What a great way to add flowers to a masculine page. Thanks for the tutorial.

Leah Crowe said...

Fantastic layout.. loving those huge accordion flowers!

Carolina said...

Love those huge flowers! Stunning!

Margie said...

This is awesome! Love the giant rosettes!!

snoozin81 said...

Thanks so much for the how to, I was wondering how you got the different edges.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Great clear instructions!

Juliana T said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! thanks for the accordian flower tutorial

Robin said...

What a fun layout!! Thanks for the tips on how to make the larger accordion flowers!

Shirley said...

That large accordion tutorial is great! Thanks for the tutorial on that.

rlovew said...

Awesome layout- thanks for the pictorial tutorial on the flowers.

tampatha said...

Amazing layout! Thanks for the tutorial on the flowers...I love to learn new things to incorporate into my cards and layouts!
Tammy

karennarelle said...

you see.....i would never think to make one that big. It looks great

carpediem said...

great layout and thanks for the step by steps for your "accordions"! laura j

Peg said...

LOVE this Leah!
Thinking I might *need* a scor-pal!

brenda said...

Thanks for showing how to make those fantastic accordion flowers!!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful layout and the colors of the Rosettes are perfect. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Wendy Thompson said...

Fantastic layout thanks for sharing

ScrappinLita said...

Love those accordian flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

breezeg said...

Loving the accordion flowers beautiful layout! TFS!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...what a fabulous giveaway! Your accordian flowers look great...what a super project.

Anelsie said...

Your layout is gorgeous!!! Love it!!! And the tutorial is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win those yummy products from the Amy Tangerine collection!!!

Shilo said...

Very cute layout...I love kraft backgrounds.....and your large pinwheels are super cute...thanks for showing how you made them! Love how you use the circle with glue on it for the back of the pinwheel...neat and tidy!

Gina said...

Neat layout! I've never seen anyone use large rosettes like that before, I like it!

Riette said...

I usually struggle with the last step of the rosette but am inspired to try again!!

KatKat said...

Lovely layout. Thanks for a chance to win!

deanne34 said...

I am going to have to try and make the large accordian cirlces!

Hanna-Marie said...

lovely layout and amazing prize :-D

Aga said...

WOW, your accordian flowers look amazing! thanks for sharing the steps to make them :)

Carla said...

That's a 'cool' looking boy on your wonderfull page.
And indeed thank you for the tutorial showing how to make the flowers

marianne said...

I love this LO! and thanks for the chance ;)

Joanne said...

The flowers in that size sure pack a pow

JulieJ said...

Oh wow all those rosettes. Fab-U-Lous

Fresh Delight said...

I want this giveaway so bad! I want new paper, I always have to go to a near country to buy new stuff. Unfortunately I can't find that American crafts out here *BOEEEH* :(!!

xxx
Ellen

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my that is big!!! hehehe! But beautiful! I love the step by step photos too thanks so much!
Lisa

Linda said...

Fantastic design!

heatherlynn said...

I absolutly adore this layout. Thanks nso much for the tutorial, too!

tallulah1 said...

Thanks for the demo on the flower. I don't have a Scor-Pal, or that punch but think I will try this with some deco scissors! Great prize you are offering ! Lucky winner!

Benessi said...

i'm so enjoying this blog hop and all the wonderful creations!

Sonia said...

What a neat page! Love your accordian flowers!

Melissa said...

LOVE your page!

Ravengirl said...

Love your page! Super cute with all those rosettes!

Emily Mae said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Great accordion flowers.

Cheryl S. said...

Love the rosettes. Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win some goodies.

jbonomo said...

thanks for the cute post and inspiration!

Nitasha said...

I feel the urge to make some of these super cute pinwheels!!! Thank you for the tutorial and inspiration!

Carol said...

What an awesome layout. fabulous accordian flowers.

Carol said...

What an awesome layout. fabulous accordian flowers.

Lucinde said...

Great tutorial!

Laura Stewart said...

great project!

Rita said...

great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Donna Walker Thompson said...

Ok... You make it look so easy. I think I will give it a try.

blupixy said...

Love the accordion flowers! What a stunning layout! Thanks for sharing!

shari said...

So many great embellishments - love them!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Luanne said...

gorgeous layout! I love accordion flowers and your really stand out and its big.

enzam said...

Wow...thank you so much for the tutorial. Beautiful!!! Thank you for the chance!

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} said...

I am loving your layout & those huge rosettes!

I'm just a simple gal said...

fantasic layout, big fan here!

Sara said...

The flowers are great! Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win some fun goodies! :)

jmizelle said...

Thank you for the inspiration and detailed tutorial!

bailey said...

I love the accordian flowers!

reneezwirek said...

Very fun pinwheels! Great LO! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy said...

LOVE the layout! Handsome ds, too. Thank you for the tutorial.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I love that extra large fan! I never would have thought to make one so big - it's awesome!

zgagi said...

Fabulous page! Love the big rosettes.

Linda said...

Hello, thank you for tuto, i like vert much,. I'm french excuse me for my english ! I Play and i try my lucky. Goodbye

Nani said...

love your layout and thanks for the tutorial....what an awesome giveaway too.

Nani said...

luv your layout and thanks for the quick and easy tutorial on making the accordian flowers....and a great giveaway too!

Fifi said...

wow I love your massive accordion flowers, I really must give that a go

marianne said...

Thanks for the fun tutorial!

Denise van Deventer said...

The accordion flowers are great and also the pinwheel...so lovely!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, those are awesome medallions. Beautiful page!

connie said...

beautiful LO and thanks for the tutorial.

UnikeByYes said...

Wonderful LO, I just found out about your blog trough CREATE:blog. I am a new follower but sure to come back often!
TFS
Have a great day!
Liz
unikebyyes{at} yahoo { dot } com

Debra said...

Love the layout. You are so kind to give those step-by-step directions for those of us just learning...many thanks!

brooke. said...

Great tutorial!!!

pegg said...

You know I've never tried to make accordion flowers that large - but it makes such a fun page! I definitely want to try this out!

Christi said...

absolutely love this layout

Michelle Huegel said...

OMG what a DREAM little package! cute scor-pal project, too!

Amanda said...

Great tutorial! I have yet to try making a rosette. I think I'm ready to give it a try!

Pam said...

Love this so much! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ellie Augustin said...

Oh my gosh ask me how much I love this... OH Be still my heart. and I have a couple of punches and just thought WHY Didn't I think of that. I am so going to give that a try. I love the effect it gives!

Rachelle said...

Such beautiful layouts. Love the accordion flowers. Hopping by. Thanks.

Linn said...

what a wonderful boy layout :) thanks for the inspiration. great tutorial.

floridagirl said...

Your layout is gorgeous and the picture just pops up off those accordion flowers perfectly!!

Michelle said...

Cute layout and great giveaway!

RDCadwell said...

I loved the accordion flowers in your LO...will be trying that sometime!

Pendra said...

Thanks for the great tutorial on the accordion flowers and what a FUN page! Thanks for the chance to win this adorable kit!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Barb Thompson said...

Great layout with those flowers! Would love to win the Amy Tan products!!

Jenny said...

Love your layout!

Gail said...

Love, love, LOVE this LO!! I think I need to try it- thanks for sharing!

LauraP said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I LOVE these flowers! Large ones would be really cute mini-album covers!

Sparklin said...

Wow! This is great! Love this LO!

Jan said...

Fabulous layout!!! I love the large accordion flower! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so fabulous

Nelliebell said...

Cute layout! Love the accordion flowers!!!

Caryn S said...

Amazing rosettes! Thanks for the tutorial on how to do them.

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for showing us how to make those paper flowers!!

sclugo said...

Great layout...love the big flower!

June@I will craft said...

Wow, what a great page, I love all the medalians together on one page.

Carol said...

Great project! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue D said...

FAbulous layout and love the accordion flowers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Nicole said...

those flowers look pretty cute, ill have to have a go :o)

Michele said...

Amazing layout!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

WOW!! gorgeous layout! love that huge rosette!! perfect combo on the layout too! thanks for inspiring

Gi_ab said...

Such a great page! And what a generous giveaway!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! Sending you sunshine,

Gi

Gi_ab said...

Such a great page! And what a generous giveaway!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! Sending you sunshine,

Gi

Fran Siquierolli said...

Wow what a great blog hop! Love the ideas!!! Congrats!!!!

Stacy said...

Wowee! I've not made accordian flowers that big before, but now I'm gonna! GREAT layout.

Svetlana said...

So wonderful layout!!! Love medallions!!! And thank you so much for chance to win such colorful kit!!!
Svetlana xx

Victoria S. said...

Love your layout with the rosettes. Would love to win your prize pack.

Katherine B said...

totally awesome and I love how you used the b/w photo to make the accordions POP !! Again, you have a great eye for color and patterns :)

Jeannine H. said...

Those large fans are great! What a neat idea and it makes the layout work really well for boys. Thanks for the idea!

Lynn said...

Looks like a fun pile of stuff! Gotta try that accordion flower too!

wanping said...

Wow! LOVE your post! I've been trying to make my own accordian flower a few times and it doesn't turn out quite right. Really appreciate this post, now i know where i went wrong :P
Thanks a lot for sharing! ♥

МД в картинках said...

These accordion embellishments are great!

shiggy said...

Cute kit--thanks for sharing!

BearFamily said...

I love love love these flowers, great on a boy page too !

SWEET PAPER TREATS said...

Awesome Layout! It say to me GO BIG OR GO HOME! TY :) Karrie O.

liana suwandi said...

love this leah... thanks for the chance to win :)

evelynpy said...

big fans of amy tangerine collection but hardly to find it here in Indonesia, i love the book and really wanna using it to scrap and keep some memory with my love.
Thx for the opportunity to win.

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