Thursday, 13 September 2012

Simply Scored

Recently I've really had the urge to make things other than cards. I've been seeing all sorts of wonderful projects but I've not had much time recently, but now the school holidays are over I can dedicate a bit more time to crafting - hurrah!

If you attended the Premier Night that Cate and I recently held (and you were a customer of mine) then you received a goodybag with samples, a catalogue and  some little gifts I had made using Stampin' Up! supplies.

In the goodybag was a cutesy teabag holder that was tied with ribbon and held two teabags, plus some business and loyalty cards. I really enjoyed using the Simply Scored tool to make these (the Simply Scored is of course available through me from Stampin' Up!).

The Simply Scored allows you to score straight, even, lines in paper and card to perfect fold lines, or to indicate where to cut; or to make concertinaed paper for embellishments and decoration.Making folds in cardstock by hand is often frustrating, as without a scoring tool folds can often be unclean and not neat.

 It accommodates paper up to 12″x12″, including cardstock. It has scoring grooves set every 1/8 inch to allow for precision creases. It comes with three markers that you can move along these groves to set your scoring line - making it brilliantly easy when you want to score more than one piece of cardstock in the same place! You can also purchase more markers for really complicated projects.

The Simply Scored comes with a metal stylus that has two tips, a large end for paper and the smaller end for cardstock. When not in use, the stylus clips onto the front of the Simply Scored for easy storage.

It is only £25.95 and is a must for anyone making cards or other projects that invlove precision scoring (for example making Favour boxes). A a diagonal scoring plate is also available (£10.95) so that you can make your own envelopes and any project that needs a diagonal crease.

Using the Simply Scored I scored two lines into my teabag holder to make a little folder, before adding decoration and ribbon:

I used mainly scraps for this project, and created the inside using a bit of folded Designer Series Paper (DSP) and scored the insert in the same two places as the outer folder. I then used a circle punch either end, stuck it all together and made two holes for the ribbon.  I then stamped "thank you" on the front of the card. The flower is the Triple Treat Flower which is retiring at the end of the month - so grab one quick! It co-ordinates with the Fancy Flower Punch.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to order a Simply Scored tool, or if you would like to order any other Stampin' Up! goodies, for a demonstration or to join a class. I'm always happy to help you with your crafting needs.

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