I truly believe the best craft score board is the ‘Simply Scored’ by Stampin’ Up! Let me share the features of this perfect scoring tool and teach you how to score cardstock and paper.
The Simply Scored Scoring Tool is sometimes overlooked in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I’m excited to show you the features of this tool as a complete system for flawless scoring. Now you can create multiple scored projects or projects with many scored lines. Just place the markers at the measurements you need, then score! This is a fantastic tool that every crafter should have in their craft room.
- Base size is slightly larger than 12″ x 12″ to accommodate 12″ x 12″ cardstock and paper.
- Base plate has grooves etched every 1/8″; you can choose how far apart you want the score marks to be.
- Includes rulers on the top and on the side: one standard left-to-right ruler and one zero-center ruler, marked in 1/8″ increments.
- Includes three place markers and one stylus.
- Includes two storage compartments: one for the stylus and one to hold the place markers and other tools such as a Bone Folder or Take Your Pick Tool.
The Stylus comes with two ends; a small and a large metal ball end. The side you choose to use is all based on personal preference. Personally, I prefer the larger ball end when scoring Designer Series Paper and the smaller ball end when scoring cardstock. Experiment with both ends and various amounts of pressure to choose which side you like best when scoring and using the Stylus.
The measurements have grooves etched every 1/8″. Place the scoring markers at the desired scoring placement and use the grooves as a starting point. The markers easily pop in and out of the grooves and can be stored in one of the storage compartments. You can go over the score line a couple of times depending on how deep you want the impression.
If you find that your cardstock or paper is cracking when you score it you can try 2 things:
- Make sure you are using the larger ball end of the stylus
- Use less pressure on the paper
Both the Take Your Pick Tool and Bone Folder can be used as alternative options for the Stylus. The Take Your Pick Tool has different ends for different functions, with each end piece twisting in and out of the tool for multi-function use. A stylus attachment comes with the Take Your Pick Tool which can be used as a replacement for the Stylus. The Bone Folder can also be used, especially for those with special hand needs.
Tip: When traveling, I sometimes worry the items placed in the storage compartment may move around and fall out. To prevent this from happening, take a piece of washi tape and fold it around or use a big rubber band and wrap it around your Simply Scored.
If you are new to stamping, card making, or scrapbooking you may have lots of questions. Or maybe you want to brush up on tips and tricks. Make sure you check out all of the other topics in the Card Making for Beginners Series