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Scor-Pal: A Review

What is the Scor-Pal?
I have wanted the Scor-Pal since I discovered it earlier this year. It is a light-weight tool that allows you to score paper easily and effectively. Most people probably use a scoring tool or a scoring blade to score their paper prior to folding. This has worked for me for months, but I find that I do not get the professional score that you see in manufactured pre-scored card kits. Well, if you want that look and precise professional scores and folds, then you need the Scor-Pal! It has measurements so you can easily decide where you need to score your paper. It also comes with its own scoring tool!

Is it easy to use?
Last night, I used my Scor-Pal for the first time only by quickly glancing at the directions on the back of the packaging. I knew exactly where I wanted to score, so I just placed my card stock down and scored, using the tool provided, with consistent medium force. I could not believe it! The first time, a perfect score. The card folded so easily!

What is the damage?
The Scor-Pal is reasonably priced at $39.99. You can purchase it at Archiver's or online. If you make a lot of scores, then this product is a necessity. It also helps me out by not having to switch my straight blade to a scoring blade, which creates more productivity for me. It is light-weight and easily storable under my table for quick use and re-storing. The bone folder that it comes with stores in a locking position at the top so it does not get lost.

Other Information
Scor-Pal features a great web site with tips and ideas for you to use your device in more ways than imaginable! They have an accessible magazine with ideas on gate folds, recipe boxes, and other gifts.

Here is the first score I created using the Scor-Pal. Although you may not be able to actually see it, it is there! This card is the first of four I created for a customer. She is giving her clients thank you cards for using her interior design services. You can check out her work here. I will post the remaining cards later this week. She requested customization for each card, most with elements she incorporated in the designs she created in their homes.

To create this card, I cut a piece of of the pattern paper in half, then reversed it, so one side would be "blank." Then, I added ribbon and ruffeled it on the right side. To create the ruffle, I made a loop and placed glue dots to secure each ruffle. Next, I added white thickers to create "Mary." I did not like the stark white letters, so I inked them in yellow, orange, and brown to create a more finished look. I added brads at the top and bottom. I placed the flower on the left of the card for a popped element of the pattern paper. The card needed a sentiment, so I used rub-ons to create the words "thank you." This was more time consuming than the typical rub-ons because I had to place each letter in its proper position to create the right angle I wanted.

My Goodies
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise; ColorBox Chestnut Roan
Paper: white card stock; PTI Lemon Tart card stock; Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye (both sides)
Accessories: cream/yellow brads; PTI Lemon Tart stitched ribbon; Prima flower; Doodlebug Designs rub-on; American Crafts Thickers
Card Size: 5" x 7"

1 comment:

Barb said...

This is beautiful. I love these PTI colors and your DP is perfect. LOVE my Scor-pal, too.

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