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Old 10-09-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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I'm sure this question is on here somewhere, but couldn't find it. When you score your CS there is a valley and a hill. Which way do you fold it? The valley on the outside or the hill? Hope that made sense!
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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I fold with the valley inside, but I've read conflicting advice on this one and think the "right" answer is whichever works for you, LOL!
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Valley on the inside here also.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:22 PM   #4
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If you use a Scor-Pal, their instructions say that the valley goes on the outside.

However, I've used it to score for accordian-pleating, and did all the scores on the same side of the paper (so some had the valley on the outside, some had it on the inside) and didn't notice any adverse effects
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I didn't even think about it, lol! I don't know what I do! Haha
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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If you look at cards from hallmark and others you will see the hill on the inside. This gives your card a professional look and it is the way I do my cards.
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My SU demo swears that the hump goes on the inside.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:44 PM   #9
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I have always put the valley on the inside but I am new to card making.
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I never thought about it. Hmm, it is true, you do learn something new everyday!
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I remember reading past threads and thinking that I didn't care which way I folded my cards but that I wanted to be consistent. I decided to fold them "mountain side in" and made a label for my paper trimmers to act as a reminder.

Now, thanks to a previous poster I will have to look at how Hallmark cards are folded!
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I have tried both ways - I stuck with the hill on the inside because I have had the edges fray/tear with the hill on the outside but never had this problem with the hill on the inside. Also, I use the Scor-Pal, if that matters. I LOVE IT for 3D projects and nugget boxes - helps me make a whole bunch lickety split!
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I read here on SCS about 6 months ago that the score side (valley) should go to the outside, and since then, I've followed that. It's funny because logic would tell me that it should be the opposite. I'm not sure it makes much difference.
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I do valley on the outside.
I have no idea why. LoL
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Bump on the inside for me because that's what the "experts" have always said to do.
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I've heard valley on the outside because that's where you have disrupted the paper's fibers most and so it can handle the widest stretch. I'm not sure I've expressed that well, but it works for me.
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Oh, thank heavens....I'm doing something right....valley on the outside!!! Both my husband (retired paper salesman) and my daughter (who is also a cardmaker) tried to convince me to do it the other way!
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I do the hill on the inside just like store boughts. One of these threads a few years ago explained why. I think it had something to do with paper stregnth. I have followed this ever since!
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ok, i always folded 'valley to the inside' but just scored a bunch of cards and folded the right way... WOW. you can notice a big difference - they look great. i've converted
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The scored valley always goes on the outside.

The whole purpose of scoring prior to folding, is to break the paper fibers uniformly (in a straight line) so that when you fold, you're not left with cracks in the card stock along the fold line due to the paper fibers breaking haphazardly.
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The valley goes on the outside because that is where you "stretched" the paper to accomodate the "stress" of folding.
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Hill on the inside, valley on the outside.
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The valley goes on the outside because CAROL DUVALL says so....what more do you need, lol?
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Too kewl MSBetsyZ! The mighty DUVALL has spoken! LOL
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i guess it's like hanging toilet paper...LOL ...
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The scored valley always goes on the outside.

The whole purpose of scoring prior to folding, is to break the paper fibers uniformly (in a straight line) so that when you fold, you're not left with cracks in the card stock along the fold line due to the paper fibers breaking haphazardly.
I hadn't really thought about it, but I will say this makes total sense, and they do look better...on my little test group I just did
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I hadn't really thought about it, but I will say this makes total sense, and they do look better...on my little test group I just did
About a month ago, I saw a post that said Valley on the Outside. So I tried it. I didn't like it. I had more trouble getting the edges to line up even that way.

So I've gone back to my original, untaught method: Valley on the Inside.

PS. You know nobody cares but us cardmakers, anyway.
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I do valley to the outside. If I dont then it doesnt match up perfectly.
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I just tried it and it does look better with the valley to the outside! Going to start doing mine that way.
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Although it might be "correct" to fold the valley toward the inside, I don't like the way it looks. It seems bunched-up to me. Since stamping for me is all about doing what I like, I will continue to do it the way I always have: valley on the INSIDE. My cards, my rules.
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Although it might be "correct" to fold the valley toward the inside, I don't like the way it looks. It seems bunched-up to me. Since stamping for me is all about doing what I like, I will continue to do it the way I always have: valley on the INSIDE. My cards, my rules.
seriously, i'm with ya sister. we have so little opportunity to do things just the way WE want them, it's nice to make our own rules.

for the record, i'm now a valley/outside girl
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I don't really worry about it UNTIL I get that batch of cardstock that doesn't behave to folding very well, then I remind myself to put the valley on the outside like me teacher told me........then it is all good.
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After seeing this thread I had to go and try it both ways. I hadn't thought about it much before. I just usually fold with the valley to the inside. After doing it both ways with the cardstock that I had on my desk, I can't say I see much of a difference either way. Maybe if I had really thick cardstock it might make a difference.
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Although it might be "correct" to fold the valley toward the inside, I don't like the way it looks. It seems bunched-up to me. Since stamping for me is all about doing what I like, I will continue to do it the way I always have: valley on the INSIDE. My cards, my rules.
Oops. I meant it might be "correct" to fold the valley toward the outside. I do still fold it toward the inside, though.
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I'd never given it any thought. Just folded. LOL
I will try both ways and see which I like better.
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If you're not noticing much difference, it's because you just happen to be folding the paper with the grain. For those times when paper grain can't be properly determined, or if you need to fold your paper in a particular way for your specific project that just so happens to go against the grain, scoring and folding valley out can help the paper fold much easier by breaking down that grain. No doubt it's all about personal preference... I simply prefer a straight, crisp fold, and this is how I was taught to get it.
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I'm self taught so must be why I never paid any attention.
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I put the valley on the outside. When I try to put the hill out the outside, my card doesn't line up right. Maybe that's just me?
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I have a "Scor-It" and they tell you to score, then fold your card stock "up" to form a "W". They call it a hinge fold. I like it because it really does give your cards a professional look.
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I also have "Score-It" and fold all my cards valley out. I think the card fold is less bulky this way especially when using thicker card and also I rarely need to even up any of the edges.
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