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Old 10-25-2007, 03:57 PM   #1  
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Default Scoring for a newbie - what would you recommend?

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I was at a stamp camp the other day and used my friend's Fiskars personal cutter/scorer. I have a paper cutter, but I really could use a good scorer! I'm getting confused by all the different products out there.

So, what product do you recommend I start with to score my cards with?

Any help is much appreciated!

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Old 10-25-2007, 04:09 PM   #2  
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If you are just starting and don't want to spend a lot of money then I would go with the Fiskars scoring blade. It's fast and easy. I have a score-it which is a tool that is fairly spendy but well worth the money it has a metal blade down the center that you end up placing the paper over. It produces a really nice crisp fold. The score-pal is a board that has grooves in it that you use to score with. I don't own one of those but I have another product that was made on a small scale a few years back it makes a pretty good fold but I don't think it's quite as nice as the score-it. So I guess in summary it depends on what you are looking for but I'd lean toward the Fiskars until you decide you are totally addicted and want to move up.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:22 PM   #3  
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Thanks, Silver Dragoness. I guess I'm a little nervous about the Fiskars now that I've read the reviews. Many people are not pleased with them - usually regarding how flimsy they seem to be. Maybe I'll take a look at the scor-it???

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Old 10-25-2007, 06:19 PM   #4  
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While you're browsing and researching, *definitely* check out the Scor-Pal!! I happily used a ruler and embossing stylus for years, and then the prospect of being able to zip-zip make multiple scores for boxes and books and all sorts of other things finally got to me! I went to the web-site, looked at all the turorials and decided I *needed* one. So I bought it -- and I LOVE it! I have the original model, but have seen and used a friend's *new* model, and it's even better because there are more scoring slots and the numbers are easier to read. I'm thinking that there might be some used original versions showing up on the BST boards (not mine!!) one of these days -- you might be able to pick one up as a test-model. Just a thought..... (Standard Disclaimer: No affiliation other than as a satisfied customer. Yaddax3.)
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just to give you a heads up since you are new the score - it and score pal are great but check this site out

http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/crafter...810149_xp.aspx

it will grow with you as you develop your craft and it is a heck of a deal with what you get
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just to give you a heads up since you are new the score - it and score pal are great but check this site out

http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/crafter...810149_xp.aspx

it will grow with you as you develop your craft and it is a heck of a deal with what you get
Your link did not work for me.

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just to give you a heads up since you are new the score - it and score pal are great but check this site out

http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/crafter...810149_xp.aspx

it will grow with you as you develop your craft and it is a heck of a deal with what you get
I'd like to read about this, but the link doesn't work for me, either. Can you try again?

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Maybe?

http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/crafter...hp!sf!dept!cat
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After reading your title I was going to suggest a bottle of wine and some romantic music, lol.

I don't have a scor-pal, I just use a scoring blade in my paper trimmer.
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ok here goes

http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/crafter...810149_xp.aspx
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Oh wow that scorer looks great but i'd hate to see how much to post to Australia would be.

Now a question for all you scoring queens out there ... how does the score-it or score-pal differ from using a scoring blade with the fiskars trimmer groove?
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After reading your title I was going to suggest a bottle of wine and some romantic music, lol.

I don't have a scor-pal, I just use a scoring blade in my paper trimmer.
You are too funny! Good one - my teenage sons are asking me "what's so funny, Mom?"

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Hmmmm. Has anyone ever seen or used this product?

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Must say, I watched the video for the HSN and I am very intrigued. I have put off buying the scor-it or scor-pal because I really don't think I need another item taking up precious workspace...but this one kind of sucked me in. I think it was the whole envelope thing...and I don't ever even make envelopes. I am hoping someone will buy it and give us a hands-on review. I currently just use my Fiskars trimmer to score and blame my "wonky" folds on poor paper cutting...also usually done with my Fiskars, lol!
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