She crafts. She scores!
Yep. You guessed it. Today, I’m all over scoring boards.
Scoring boards are quickly becoming a staple in the paper crafting world.
Chances are if you don’t have one, one of your crafty buddies does and probably uses it to turn panels of cardstock into card bases to decorate.
While these tools are different in how they are designed, they have similar elements.
They both consist of a scoring board and bone folder. The boards have grids printed on them. The boards also have grooves built into them to fit their bone folders. You simply have to set your paper on the board and then glide the bone folder down the groove to get a nice, scored line.
The whole process works like this:
1. Set paper on scoring board. Hold it securely in place:
2. Line bone folder up with board’s grid:
3. Slide bone folder down the paper, making a score line. Be careful to hold the paper in place as you score so that you get a solid and even line:
It’s that easy!
With a little creativity, you can use scoring boards to make way more than make just card bases.
Here are a few projects I made with these tools that do just that:
I embellished letter stickers here. I cut letters off my sticker sheet, leaving them attached to the sticker paper. I flipped them over and then scored lines vertically down them.
I made the three lined paper panels here. I started with three panels of cardstock. I scored lines on the first at every 1/8″ mark, the second at every 1/4″ mark and the third at every 3/8″ mark.
Here I made a grid pattern paper with a scoring board. I started by scoring lines vertically on a piece of blue paper. Then I flipped the paper sideways and scored lines horizontally. I finished it off by sanding the paper so the design could be seen more easily.
Leave a comment telling me what tools you would like to learn more about by midnight (MST) on Thursday, Feb. 3. I’ll pick one of you to win a Scor-Buddy, the miniature version of the Scor-Pal. And tune in next Thursday for a chance to win a score board of your own. Word on the street is Susan will be here with a giveaway that will make you say, “Score!”
Yours in tooling around fun,
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal
P.S. Head over to my blog again today. I’m highlighting two additional ways to use the scoring boards there.
Cynthia B. (Jan. 27, 8:40 a.m.)
1. Lea Ann (Jan. 28, 2:52 p.m.)
2. Jody M. (Jan. 29, 8:21 p.m.)
3. Tina (Jan. 30, 1:49 p.m.)
4. Siobhan Burtlow (Jan. 28, 9:10 a.m.)
5. Jessie Plunk (Jan. 28, 7:38 p.m.)
Ngan R. (Jan. 31, 7:19 p.m.)
Congrats, winners! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing addresses. Thanks to all who left comments!