Thursday, April 11, 2013

ScoreBoard Coupon Folder

Hi everyone, Eileen here. You may wonder how some of these dies get their names. I am not really sure but Bag, Coupon/Mini Shopping is packed with possibilities! When designing a die, I try to make it as versatile as possible. As a thrifty consumer, if I am going to spend a good chunk of change on a die, I want one that will be used hundreds of times. This is one of them. You get a mini-album, coupon folder and shopping bag all in one XL die!

Since this is a ScoreBoard die, it cuts and scores thick material like matboard or chipboard, so your project will be sturdy and long-lasting.



Here is a fun little coupon folder that will hold credit cards, tickets, gift cards, ephemera, business cards, photos, you name it. Wouldn't it be cute to make a monthly calendar for each envelope? I also discovered that this box holds exactly eight Sizzlits- I mean, I planned that! Visit the Sizzix UK blog this weekend to see more ideas of ways to use this die.

For this project, you will need 12 no. 3 manila coin envelopes. I found a box of 250 in an office supply store very reasonably priced.

First, use spray adhesive or glue to cover both sides of a 6" x 13" sheet of matboard with desired paper (I used pages from a vintage atlas), THEN die cut the whole piece. This will perfectly cut the paper and matboard together and fuse it all in one step! For this project, you will be using only the rectangular scored piece.



Assemble your coupon envelopes and die cut the bottom edge of each using the Labels and Buttons die to form a fancy edge. (I used a piece of tape as a guide so they all were cut the same size). Do not throw out the pieces that you trim off.

die cutting

With baker's twine, thin jute, yarn or narrow ribbon, cut a 13" piece for each envelope.



Lay the twine/fiber centered under the envelope flap and seal. Gather all of the envelopes and place them inside the middle fold of the die cut folder. Twist all fibers together, and tie securely to the outer spine of the book.







Cut journaling cards measuring 4 1/4" x 2 3/8" from file folders to go inside each envelope. Use stamps and inks to decorate your cards. These could also be embossed.



After inking, adhere the pieces you cut off the bottom of the folder to the top of the card. Insert the journaling card into the coupon pockets- you can add two or three cards into one pocket if desired.



Cut the medium sized label from the Labels and Buttons die from aqua matboard. Cut the coordinating label from Lovely Labels set from gold cardstock. Stamp message inside. Use foam squares to bump up outer label. Adhere to front of book.


Use a hair elastic for a closure. Position elastic where desired. Staple elastic on the top and bottom outside back of the book. Flatten staples ends inside the book with a hammer.

I was going to ink up the cover of the book but then decided to keep it clean this time. The envelopes could also be embellished but I just stamped numbers on the front of each one for now until I decide how to finish this off.

Write on the cards, draw, adhere flat embellishments like lace, ribbon or paper accents- have a blast. You will want to make lots of these. They make great gifts too!

Here's the same die used as a mini shopping bag. Love what DT members Hilary Kanwischer and Anna-Karin Evaldsson made!


Anna-Karin Evaldsson: http://sizzixblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/party-time.html


Hilary Kanwischer: http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2013/02/celebrating-eileen-hull.html

Have you tried a ScoreBoard die? Which one is your favorite? Thanks for stopping by!

Eileen




You won't believe all of the fun die cutting projects you can create with the dies in Eileen Hull's collection.  For more project ideas and instructions, visit the Eileen Hull project gallery at Sizzix.com!
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7 comments:

  1. Bravo! Love it!
    another die to add to the wish list!
    Sandra ltb

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  2. I love, love, love this die!! One of my favorites for sure, though it's hard to pick an Eileen Hull favorite!! ;)

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  3. Very cool project! I just ordered the ATC box die. This one might be next!

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  4. Love the mini-book idea!! Those pockets with the label tops are so cute. This is such a fun die!

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  5. Wow ! I loved the mini book !The idea to use cut -off portion of envelop for tags is fab !The mini shopping bags are awesome !

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