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One reader asks how to get the best results when folding cards. Do you have a favorite tool or method that you use?
Hanna W. writes: "I am just getting into card making and have noticed the different tools that people use to score their cards before folding. What is your favorite tool for this?"
There are a few different tools that may be used. My favorite tool and method is to place my cardstock into my paper trimmer and use a Bone Folding Tool to score my card. Sometimes if my bone folder is not handy I may also reach for an embossing stylus. There is a recessed area on my trimmer in which the blade normally travels in, and that is where I run my bone folder along. The paper trimmer I am referring to is a Fiskars® paper trimmer with a push-style blade and not a rotary blade. I find that I always have success with this method.
Many paper trimmers have scoring blades as well. This is another option; just be careful about the pressure used. On occasion I have seen some scoring blades poke through the cardstock. Another helpful tool is a scoring board; there is a variety available that work very well. One that I have used and that Annie's also carries is the Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board. I hope this has provided you with a few different options.
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