Scoring with the Scor-It™ Board

by Beate Johns

Create professional looking scores with this great tool.


  • Scor-It™ tool

  • cardstock


  1. Step 1 (Optional)

    Attach your Stop Guide to the marking you want to score at. The Stop Guide is a screw. Unscrew a bit, place it where you want it to be and tighten the screw.

    My card is 7 1/2". I want to score at 3 3/4". I attach the Stop Guide so that the outer edge sits on the 3 3/4" marking.

  2. Step 2

    Line the paper up against the ruler (top of board) and against your Stop Guide.

    If you are not using the Stop Guide, line up your paper against the ruler. Line the edge of the paper up with the measurement you want to score on.

  3. Step 3

    The Scor-It™ scoring tool has a groove on the bottom.

  4. Place the tip of your tool in the cutout section of the ruler. Hold the tool like a pencil at an angle.
    The groove in the scoring tool should engage with the thin metal scoring rule in the center of the board.

  5. Step 4

    Press down your scoring tool and pull it toward you. The scoring tool will glide over your cardstock. You will see raised edge line appear as you score.

  6. Step 5

    Fold your card so the raised line is inside of your card.


    Use clean water to wipe your Scor-It™ board down.

    Rub a tiny amount of Vaseline™ between your fingers and work it into the groove end of the scoring tool to make it glide more smoothly over your cardstock. Make sure you wipe the tool with a tissue before scoring.

    Place your cardstock right side up for raised lines, place it right side down for incised lines.

    Problem solving:
    If the scoring tool slips off the blade you may not be holding the toold perpendicular to the board or you could be pressing too lightly as you move the tool along the scoring blade.

    Want to learn more about the Scor-It™ Board?
    Check out our Product focus page.

Questions and Comments

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This is a very helpful tutorial. Do you have any tutorials using the Scor-It to make various size boxes and bags. I find them for the Scor Pal, but not the Scot-It. Thanks
Sharon Marchbanks  |  Fri May 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I'm really desperate...I went to Michael's & bought a (Martha Stewart) scoring board because it was on sale. I have absolutely NO IDEA how to use it. I'd love to make matching envelopes for my niece's bridal shower TOMORROW MORNING!!! Thanks so much!!! smile ~Elizabeth L. "Lee" Uhrig
Elizabeth L Uhrig  |  Fri Jul 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM

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