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Old 04-21-2007, 12:29 PM   #1  
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Question Which way to fold?

I have just scored my first cardstock but do I fold in towards the scored side or place the scored side out?
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According to Stampin' Up!, the score goes on the outside of the card. Which is the exact opposite of what I thought!
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I fold in toward the score. I usually use a metal cork back ruler and bone folder to score, then while still holding the ruler in place fold the cs up, then fold over and use the edge of the bone folder to make a nice crisp crease.
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You should fold with the scored part on the outside. You have just broken those fibers and that's what helps you fold straight and easily.
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the "mountain" goes on the inside
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Thanks for asking this Penascodragonfly. I've been hearing conflicting advice. So far, most of our friends concur, scored side out. Makes sense now too.
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the "mountain" goes on the inside
That's a good way to put it!
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I usually have the scored part on the outside. The 'half of the paper that is ripped' goes on the outside-- if that makes any sense whatsoever. LOL.
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Looks like this may be a "tomAto vs. tohmAHto" issue -- I think the scored/ripped part is hidden on the inside while the rounded/nice/mountain goes on the outside giving a smooth edge...
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I have been doing it with the side scored inside as well, but it does make sense to put it on the outside. Thanks!
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I've been stamping (making cards) for over 4 years and never noticed ...
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I've been stamping (making cards) for over 4 years and never noticed ...
Do others notice? I called my mom, my good friend, her mom, and my kids and asked which side goes out? and they all thought I was nuts. My son said mom, just cause you can't purell this, you're gonna freak over which side to fold? Argggg. He really said this teasingly, but when will it matter?
I don't know. I do know that I went out on a limb and scored some cardstock- just to see if I could-It was so simple to do and has now made every piece of paper in a 150 mile area in danger of being scored by me. Then when I scored this, I didn't know which way to fold. Maybe I obsess so much about things being perfect. Seems I remember discussing this issue with my therapist years ago.
Who knew perfectionism would rear its head 10 years later? But I am making a gift and I want it to look just right. Yikes.
Thank you all for all of your responses. It just makes it so much easier to just post a question, I live in a small rural town with no one that I know in person to ask. I love you all.
I think, I'll add, "I scored, I scored!" to my sig line. hee hee
You know I think learning is a very important thing so, I'm proud of learning to do something on my own (with your help of course) that others take for granted. Is scoring a basic life skill? Ummmm not unless your into cardmaking.
Hugs for all of you who are so patient with me and all my silly NUMEROUS questions. I love you all!
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This thread reminds me of the never ending "which way to put the toilet paper roll on".
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Great question - Misti!

I was going through the motiosn trying to envision which way I folded - and realized that folding with my bone folder using the paper trimmer as a guide created a valley towards me, but the ScoreIt creates the mountain towards me! So - keep in mind what you are using to score your paper - I love the mountains reference!

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Well, it's an interesting question because I was kind of wondering it myself.

I use a utility knife to score my papers and so I fold so that the scored side is on the outside. But it got me to thinking, if I scored using a different tool that didn't actually cut, then which way would it fold?

Sounds like either way works?
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Carol Duval, craft diva, addressed this burning question years ago and I've never forgotten her demonstration. She scored the card using the tip of bone folder against a ruler - then she grasped the card with her hand flat - thumb to the left, 4 fingers to the right - and then closed her hand thereby folding the card....she then finished the folding by running the bone tool over the fold to make a nice crisp fold. Cards folded this way behave like a well trained seal....when you do it "backwards" (i.e. inside-out of the way demonstrated) you card will bounce open and refuse to stay even remotely closed.

So if you can't remember mountain and valley, just think of your hand grasping the scored card into a folded position. Simple and effective - thank you Carol Duval!!!
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I, too, didn't know which way to fold until I looked at some glossy pre-scored cardstock I bought years ago. The indented part was on the glossy side of the card so that's how I knew to fold it with the "mountain" side in.
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Carol Duval, craft diva, addressed this burning question years ago and I've never forgotten her demonstration. She scored the card using the tip of bone folder against a ruler - then she grasped the card with her hand flat - thumb to the left, 4 fingers to the right - and then closed her hand thereby folding the card....she then finished the folding by running the bone tool over the fold to make a nice crisp fold. Cards folded this way behave like a well trained seal....when you do it "backwards" (i.e. inside-out of the way demonstrated) you card will bounce open and refuse to stay even remotely closed.

So if you can't remember mountain and valley, just think of your hand grasping the scored card into a folded position. Simple and effective - thank you Carol Duval!!!
Huh? That made absolutely no sense to me. Too much time under my bright studio lights, i guess. Good thing I know valley outside!
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Huh? That made absolutely no sense to me. Too much time under my bright studio lights, i guess. Good thing I know valley outside!
Which is why you need to see it to understand it! I guess my verbal skills are lacking. You obviously understand what valley and mountain are, this is for those who can't figure it out....and the way for those folks to understand it is to do what I described - it's no more complicated that that. Some people learn by doing and it's those people that I was addressing.
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Never knew their was a right or wrong way!
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Never knew their was a right or wrong way!
Amazingly enough there really is. When it's right you don't even notice it, when it's done "inside out" the card does this crazy "boinnnggg" open act. It's more exaggerated with heavier weight cardstock. I know that this is so because I made a boo-boo on a card front and was going to just refold it the other way so the outside was "in", where I would cover it up with an added sheet with a sentiment on it. I just couldn't get that card to fold that way, no matter how sharply I recreased the fold with the bone folder. I knew this had to be my imagination, so I did it again, same result! This convinced me that there really is a right way to fold a card....
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Never thought there could be so much discussion about it.
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Never thought there could be so much discussion about it.
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I love running across question threads. I will never pass up an opportunity to learn something.
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Wow... Gonna go look at some mountains 'n valleys... and re-learn how to fold cards... Very interesting debate... You DO learn something every day... keeps ya frosty!
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This thread reminds me of the never ending "which way to put the toilet paper roll on".
Waterfall, of course! LOL
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Over the top, that is..............
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According to Stampin' Up!, the score goes on the outside of the card. Which is the exact opposite of what I thought!
Same advice from a couple of cardmakers at the Local Stamp Stores here.
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The maker of Scor It says valley (scored side) outside, mountain inside.
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Which is why you need to see it to understand it! I guess my verbal skills are lacking. You obviously understand what valley and mountain are, this is for those who can't figure it out....and the way for those folks to understand it is to do what I described - it's no more complicated that that. Some people learn by doing and it's those people that I was addressing.
Yup, I think I gotta see it to understand it. Sometimes not even seeing is good enough for me!!! I love those one sheet gift boxes/bags that Beate did the tutorial on. The first time I tried it, with the instructions right in front of me, it took me 1/2 hour to figure out the folds. I sat swearing at the directions (and Beate) until I got it to work. So it was probably less about your instructions than my own little brain challenge. LOL!
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I agree with you!
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I was also told the mountain goes in the inside, but I have noticed when I buy gift cards that the little holders they come in usually have the mountain on the outside. Then I got all confused.
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When all is said and done, does it matter in any way a week from now? LOL!
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Agreed ROFL!!

And yes I always have the "mountain" of the score on the inside of the cards - I never knew till I was shown at a SU Regional even that I was doing it wrong all that time (and explained why sometimes the CS was cracking even when it was scored).
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