Simply Score Tool Give-a-way ~ October 14, 2011

Hi everyone! Today I have a rather long post today, but bear with me because you'll want to read it all the way to the end! Today, I'm sharing with you the wreath I made out of lollies. I just finished my wreath this morning and I took some pictures as I was assembling it so that I could post a tutorial for you. Now, I'm sure there are several different way to make these wreaths, but this is what I felt worked best for me.

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Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of my post and see how you can win a Stampin' Up! Simply Score tool that I will be giving away to one lucky winner!

*You can click on any of my photos below to make them larger*

This is a picture of my wreath once it was completed. I made this wreath out of paper lollies and sometimes they are referred to as paper medallions and Rosettes.

To begin you will want to cut your card stock or designer series paper. You can use 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, but you will want to cut it along the longer side. In my photo I cut my (designer series paper) dsp at 1 1/2" x 12". You really don't want to make your paper any more than 1 3/4" wider because it will be too wide and you won't be able to form the lollies. If you want to make bigger lollies you can cut 2 of the 1 3/4" x 12" pieces and then adhere them together, but I sort of feel as though using 1 piece of dsp is enough. You will begin by scoring your dsp or cardstock every 1/4" and my picture below shows what it should look like after you are finished with your scoring.

After you have your paper scored you can go ahead and fold it accordion style along the score lines. When I say accordion style, I mean fold one flap forward and the next flap you will fold back and continue this to the end of your paper. My photo below shows what your paper should look like up to this point.

Next, you will want to form a circle with your paper and place some adhesive along the last V shaped fold and make sure that you put it onto of the first V fold and connect your paper end to end to form a circle. I just used my snail adhesive for this. In the photo below I'm trying to show you how your ends should overlap. And then simply fold your paper outward so that it forms your lollie. It won't stay in place until you glue it.

Gluing your lollie- The easiest way I have found to keep the lollies together is to punch out a circle (here I used my 1 1/4" circle punch) and using a glue gun, glue the punched circle onto the back side of your lollie. You'll need to be quick with this because the glue tends to work fast. You'll want to try and get the circle in the center of the lollie, but it doesn't have to be perfect because you won't see it once your wreath is assembled.

Now you should have a finished lolllie. You can finish it off however you'd like. You can use buttons, small punched circles; I've seen small scalloped circles, flowers, all types of cute embellishments.

I spent one evening while the kids were in bed making several lollies. I found that sticking with one or two packs of dsp was best. Then you can use some plain cardstock using the colors found in the dsp you choose. Remember to check the back sides of the paper and you can use that pattern as well. Almost always the back side of the paper will match. Here is a photo of some of the other lollies I made. Some have a smaller lollie in the center, some just have a punched circle with a piece of dp inside, and some have a button tied with Stampin' Up! twine, but I guess you get the idea LOL.

I was sort of stumped on this next step until someone had given me this tip. To create the base of my wreath I used the thin cardboard found inside the pack of Stampin' Up! dsp- and what a great way to recycle too! Personally for me, I cut out 2 of these and you'll see why below.

I needed something to use as my guide for my circle. I looked around the house and I found a larger pot that I have and I placed it onto my cardboard and I traced it. Then I looked around for something just a little bit smaller and I found a lid to a tupperware dish and then I placed that in the center of my circle and I traced around it. This photo shows what you should have at this point. Now you probably could use a dinner plate and a salad plate for your guides, but that didn't work for me because my plates have scalloped edges.

Next, I cut out the center and outer edges of my cardboard so that my wreath form is what I would have left. You could go to the craft store and buy wreath forms, but they are expensive.

On the left side of my photo you can see the other lollies I made earlier. My next step was to start arranging my lollies around my wreath. I used 10 larger lollies and 5 small ones, but you can use as many as you like and any size you wanted. It's just a matter of placing them the way you like them.

And here is my wreath once I have everything placed where I would like them to be. 

Remember above I mentioned that I used 2 of the cut out wreath bases? And here's why. I kept the lollies on the one base and so that I could keep the wreath they way I wanted it. Then I only moved 1 lollie at a time and using my glue gun and I glued them where I wanted them to be. This is the fun part because now you get to see all of your hard work come together.

Okay, now here is where my second wreath base is very helpful. This is a photo of the back side of my wreath and I just felt that the one wreath base wasn't sturdy enough so I went ahead and glued my second base (shown on the very left side of my photo) right on top of my first base. I did this using my glue gun and I glued it in sections. What I mean is that I placed the wreath base onto of the back side of my wreath and then I lifted it up just enough to squeeze some glue in-between. Then I would let that dry and lift up the wreath base again and squeeze some more glue in-between both of the wreath bases. I did this all the way around until the bases were glued together. I guess you could just use a sturdier base, but I liked having the second base to work from when I was arranging my lollies.

And here is a photo of the backside of my wreath.

My wreath is almost complete, but then I decided that I needed to have something to hang it with. The twine that I used worked out perfectly, but next time I think I would make the twine I cut a little longer. I used my glue gun to glue on the back side a small piece of twine. When you are doing this you will want to make sure your twine is at the top part of your wreath.

After I glued on my twine I decided to finish it off so that it would look a little nicer and I glued a small piece of the cardboard I had left over and I covered up the glue from adhering the twine.

And finally, I finished off a few of my lollies that didn't have centers on them and I added my ribbon. You could add a sentiment too if you'd like, but I decided not too. This is a picture of my wreath hanging on my wall.

Here is a photo of my wreath on my front door. Sorry that it's not a better photo. It was raining outside so I didn't want to go out to take my picture, but my wreath looks really nice from the outside.

The next few photos are some close up pictures of my wreath.

And again, my finished lollie wreath-

Stampin' Up! Simply Score board-  Take the chore out of scoring! The Simply Scored Scoring Tool’s base fits paper or card stock up to 12" x 12" and features score tracks every 1/8". Features two easy-to-read rulers (with inch markings down to 1/8") along top and left side for perfect scoring. (One standard left-to-right ruler and one zero center ruler.) Includes three markers and stylus. Bottom of base has nonmarking and nonskid feet to secure it on your work area. Base measures Approximately 15-1/8" x 13-1/4" x 1". $29.95

 Now, I'd like you to be able to make a wreath of your very own! 
So I am giving away one Stampin' Up! simply score tool to one lucky winner! 

And what's the catch you ask because isn't there always a catch?  Well, yes the only catch is that I will be waiting until I reach 200 followers to pick a winner.  You do not have to be a follower to win, but it would be nice especially since hubby thinks that no one cares about my blog and no one reads it, so lets prove him wrong and tell your friends to enter too!  Anyone who enters and is signed up for my Stampin' Up! newsletters will get their names entered twice.

All you need to do is to leave a comment for me on this post and please be sure that I have a way to contact you like your email or blog address (in case you win).  Once I reach 200 followers I will wait one week and then I will have one of my children pick a winner.  I will post the winner in a blog post and I and contact you via email.  Your simply score tool will be delivered directly from Stamin' Up! so I will need the winner's address and contact information for shipping purposes. 

As per my demonstrator rules, I am not allowed to ship Stampin' Up! items outside of the US.  Please do not enter if you live outside of the US, I'm sorry.  If the winner happens to live outside of the US I will have my children pick another winner.  Once I contact the winner you will have 3 days to repsond, if I do not get a reply with in 3 days I will have one of my children pick another winner.

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Well, that's about if for now.  Good luck to you all and thanks for visiting my blog!

Recipe for today's project-
Stamps: None
Card Stock:  Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, DSP Autumn Traditions, DSP Autumn Spice 
Ink: None
Supplies: Simply Score Tool, Buttons, 3/4", 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Twine, Ribbon, Glue Gun, Scissors
Technique: Paper folding, Scoring

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Mary said...

What a beautiful wreath, Patty! Oh, I would love to win a Simply Score!! Thanks for the chance, off to send you an e-mail...Mary

Ardilla said...

Your tutorial is amazing, I love this flowers! The wreath looks awesome, don´t worry for the ligth :)
Thanks for the chance! I would love to have that tool...

Laura said...

Hey Patty, your wreath is lovely. I have to try it some time. And I would love to be the lucky winner of the score tool.

CheckerBeads said...

I love that wreath! Great way to use up the rosettes. :) I had one thought tho- you could have put the loop between the two wreath backs while you were gluing them together!


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Unknown said...

oh my word I love it! I know how time consuming those rosettes are! I made 6 jumbo size ones for my classroom that took 3 pieces of cs each!

Anonymous said...

Love your wreath. Just became a follower on facebook and sent you an email for you newsletter. Would love to win a score pal. Nylietta

Michelle C. said...

What a wonderful wreath, you have inspired me.

Hope A. said...

I love your blog and try to read it daily. I get so much inspiration from you!! Thanks for taking the time to share.

Fiona said...

What a beautiful Project! And thank you for the detailed instructions and photos - I'd love to have a go at this :)

I live in the UK so don't include my name in the draw....I just had to make a comment!

Cheryl said...

Wowza! I really, really love this wreath! I think I am going to have to give it a try. Thank you for the directions.

Roberta said...

great job on that wreath!
please enter me for the SScoring tool

vicki said...

love the wreath, i think it's so nice of you to give away the Scoring tool. love your blog, too. said...

I love the wreath, i've been wanting to try this. Thanks for the tutorial on making the rosettes

jcb said...

I love the wreath. I have not tried to make the lollies/ medallion. Now I have a reason to try. This is my first visit to your blog. The ideas are wonderful. You are a very creative person. Thanks for sharing!

Lorianna said...

Your wreath is GREAT!!!
LOVE your blog
Nice to see what your up too again
Thanks for sharing!!!

redstampinsam said...

I love your wreath and your blog. I think the wreath would be perfect with lollies on both sides and hanging in my entry way or over my sink. I have a small and large scor-pal and thought I really didn't need the SU Scoring tool, but recently saw a need for having the scoring marks every 1/8th of an inch and also love the double ended embosser. Gotta have it -- and sell my other!

Connie P said...

I would be happy to help prove your hubby wrong :) I really like your blog :)

Deb said...

Your wreath is so pretty Patty. I am already a follower of your blog and LOVE it when I see you have a new are so talented!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome scoring tool!!


Barb said...

This wreath is so pretty. I love the colors and it seems pretty easy to do with tool---maybe I will win it!

Thanks for sharing.

Tina Connolly said...

Awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing. Looks like a ery cool tool to own

Unknown said...

I totally need to make one of these wreaths....I love this tool! Especially that you can set the marks. Thanks for sharing!

KKelley said...

I found you through your beautiful cards at splitcoaststampers - your CAS cards keep me going! Love the wreath, keep up the great work!

Tory said...

This is a beautiful wreath! Would love to win the score tool, too! Thanks for the chance!

KristyLee said...

Wow tks for the tut on the lollies Patty! Your wreath turned out so FAB! And you could make one for any season!! Ooooh a B-day one would be pretty too! Now I want to make one you have inspired me girly! I am already a follower, but I did just hit the email sign up part, not sure what that does? I do hope you get to 200 fast LOL. Thank you for the chance at some terrific blog candy, your the BEST!! I dont know how to post your post on my sidebar so if I make a post about your post directing folks to your blog would that work instead?
(you have my e-mail)my blog addy is:
Hay you need to make a blinkie/badge so people can put it on their blogs that link back to you.
Im going to go "Like" you on Facebook.

Sharon Johnson said...

Love your wreath. I found your blog on Splitcoasters. You do great work. I only wish I was this talented.

Sharon Johnson said...

Love Love your wreath. Found your blog on Splitcoasters. You have a great talent. You will reach 200 in no time.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Hi Patty,
Love the wreath and the tips you shared. Lovely to find a new blog with terrific projects, tips and more. Had a wonderful evening trolling back through the last few months. Looking forward to more trolling in the archives over time.
Tell your hubby that appreciation may be late in coming but your readership is growing. I've shared your links with several hundred other stampers through my own network. Always fun to pass on new finds (with or without blog candy - lol!). You have a wonderful writing style - very enjoyable and I'm looking forward to future entries.

Hugs and blessings...and should you draw my name (hoping, hoping!)you can reach me at
- Jean

Kathy H. said...

Patty, love the wreath (thank you for the tutorial!) and love your blog! Thanks for sharing it with us!


DeborahB said...

I love the wreath idea. I am excited to win one of these. Making lollies with the old paper cutter is too much of a hassle.

DeborahB said...

The wreath idea is a really cute one! I'm excited to try making lollies with this Simply Scored tool. Making them with the old paper cutter is too much of a hassle. Thanks for the tutorial!

Texas JennyWren said...

Wonderful that you shared all the dits on how to make this beautiful wreath. GREAT Job!!
jennywren (a)t texaskay (dot) com

muscrat said...

Patty, you already know I love your work and get your newsletter...those rosettes are cute and I sure hope I can make some that pretty! Thanks for the chance to win a SS!

I wanted to make a change to my profile picture so I deleted the earlier comment. Sorry Patty. Hope I'm still in....

muscrat said...

Patty, you already know I love your work and get your newsletter...those rosettes are cute and I sure hope I can make some that pretty! Thanks for the chance to win a SS!

(Not sure if my last comment worked...sorry Patty. You can always delete any extra I hope.)

Sassy said...

Patty! Awesome tutorial.... I so want to give that a try! UGH! I only have a mini ScorPal which will have to involve mucho extra effort but I still think I will see what I can do.

I also signed up for your newsletter.

Just need a few over 20 more before the drawing!

Good Luck to all!

Melina said...

I love your Lollie wreath Patty! Wow! Beautiful :)
I have a different kind of scoring tool and when I saw the SU! one, I fell in love! I so love the scoring lines so close together and at equal lengths! I hope you get to 200 followers quickly so you can rub it in hubby's face! hahaha

April said...

Hmmmm....I love that you recycled the cardboard from the dp! This is a fabby giveaway. This scorer looks great; I love the tabs to make it easy to score multiple pieces of a project!!
April at aprilsalley at blogspot dot com

ike said...

WoW - how cosmicly coool is that wreath. Thank you for the TuT. I will HAVE to try to do this. :-D I think it would be super cool in Christmas papers :-)
I do hope you reach your 200
Oh, by the way.... Kristy sent me :-)

ike said...

DANG !!! Sorry Patty.... I live in Greece so take me off. Sorry :-( xxxxx

Donna Kremkau said...

Patty - - I love the wreath...can't wait to try it and explore your blog..


AnnMarie said...

Beautiful wreath and excellent tutorial, Patty!! How are you? Hope you are doing well! Following you! :)

jcb said...

Your wresth is truly a work of art. I wish I could even begin to be as talented as you! Maybe if I win the scorpal, I could try!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

A friend of mine sent me the link to your wreath tutorial, Patty, and I was tickled to come to your blog and recognize your SCS username!
Your lollie wreath is sooooooo pretty and sooooooo COOL! I am going to give your tutorial a try.
I am signing up as a follower to your blog to help you reach your goal. I don't have many followers on my blog and somedays I wonder if I should just stop it, but my husband has encouraged me to not give up, so I do keep hanging in there. I hope you do, too, with all the talent you have! Thanks for sharing it. :-)

Linda Rodenberg said...

Your wreath is Fabulous!!! And, thank you very much for the I have a better understanding of how to go about making one of my own...with the Beau Chateau dsp!

Becky said...

What a fabulous wreath and awesome tutorial. loving this score pal

Fabienne said...

Absolutely wonderfull
Thanks for sharing idea ;-)
Good luck for everyone

Grandma Debbie said...

I have a running list of blogs I check daily ..and you’re on it.

Thanks for the great projects!!!

Ps…fingers crossed

sandih said...

Thank you for the detailed instructions. I can't wait to try making one.

Liz S. said...

Just found your blog after signing up with SplitCoastStampers and looking at pages and pages of cards. Wow! Love your wreaths. And, I would dearly love to win, win, win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Bonnie Wyke said...

wow, the wreath is awsome. I think the scoring tool is what u really need to do this.
I would love to win the Stampin up scoring tool.
your website is awsome, i have become a follower.
Bonnie Wyke

Anonymous said...

love the wreath and the colors that you used. Please sign me up for the contest, just sent email to you to send me your newsletter.

Minnetonka, MN

dawnmercedes said...

Hey...If I don't win the tool, I would love that wreathe! what a stunning paper craft!! thanks for the chance!!

Jeanne H said...

I too love your wreath. Bet the scoring tool would make it easier to create! Thanks for your tutorial.

Judy said...

Hi Patty - can't believe I just found your blog - your creativity is amazing

I would love to be entered in the contest - I'm off to sign up for your newsletter........

....and to CAS your card from Split Coast Stampers


Serena said...

Love your blog! I always find something to inspire me. I like your style. Hope you hit your goal soon.

kaljk said...

Thanks Patricia for giving us the chance to win this.

Thanks so much!


Terry said...

I've tried twice before to leave comments but I see they've never posted so hopefully the 3rd time is the charm! You've done an awesome job with this tutorial and I can certainly see why the scoring tool is so handy to do this project....simply marvelous!


Becky said...

Gorgeous wreath! Thanks for the great tutorial and a chance to win this fabby tool. :)

PB Libby said...

I enjoyed your wreath tutorial! Very pretty!

I'm quite certain that you will reach your 200 goal.... no problem!

Hope to win the scoring tool. :)

P. Libby

Sunrize said...

Patty-Loved this wreath! It could be customized for just about anything-birthdays and other celebrations, holidays, all the seasons-just about everything! Thanks!


Joan said...

Wow!! I am so impressed with not only your wreath and video but everything!! I have signed up for your newsletter and I will be anxiously waiting for it!
Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Your wreath is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the details on how to make it. I am excited for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and I have say I love it. You are talented! I will be signing up for your newsletter too!

Phyllis Wittenbach

Kelly said...

Great tute! And the wreath is beautiful. Love the colors you chose. So many possibilities.

Elke said...

What a great site and such a pretty wreath...
i can only hope to win a score tool

grandma debbie said...

I visit daily and can't wait to see what idea you have..thanks for sharing.

grandma debbie

Densie said...

Thanks for the tutorial! There are sooo many cute SU! Christmas papers...I can't wait to try this using the Christmas papers. It'll looks so cute with my vintage buttons also. Thank You for the tutorial and the chance to win the Simply Score!
Denise @:

KER said...

SUPER TUTORIAL!!! are so crafty...even my less than crafty self can make a cute wreath now...tfs

Sam said...

I love the wreath!!! I loved that Simply Scored tool too!!! Can't wait to see who wins!!!!
See my blog at

~Paola~ said...

wowww...I am so glad I found this beautiful blog of yours Patty!
I love your creative talent and your lollies' wreath tutorial is amazing!Makes me want to do some with my Special needs students...what a great project/gift for their parents this would make... DEfinetly will sign up for your newsletter too!
THank you for the chance to win such an amazing candy!! My fingers are triple crossed! By the way...I am number 199...yeahh! :o)


Kim said...

This wreath is amazing! Great job :) I'm happy to be a follower, as your posts on SCS are by far my favorite cards!

Would love to have you browse my blog some day too!


jimlynn said...

Patty, your wreath is so pretty! Love those wonderful colors too.
Guess I'll just have to throw my name in the hat too for the chance to win a wonderful Scoring tool! You know I'm already a follower and also signed up for your newsletter.

Anonymous said...

I love this wreath!! I am a follower!! Love all of your work.


Anonymous said...

Loving your blog - great ideas!!!
Phyllis -

TiffanyM said...

I really love this wreath! I would love to made a christmas themed wreath. :)I. You gave such great ideas. My son lives to craft with me, too. He is only 2 so he really loves watching me transform things.

Anonymous said...

Love the fact that I can order from you with confidence. Feel like I know you just from your posts on SCS. Now I have your blog as well. LOVE the wreath and yes, would love a scoring tool. Off to subscribe to your newsletter as well.

RavioliGirl on SCS