Guest Post: Pamela Haskin
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Hi everyone. Pamela here to share some scoring-board techniques with you. A paper-crafting company recently asked this question on Facebook: What paper-crafting tool have you bought but don?t use? One follower commented that she had only used her scoring board once. That surprised me. I use my scoring board on every card! Here are a just a few ways.

First of all, thanks to my dry-cleaning lady, I always score the fold of my card bases. When I was in high school, I designed and sewed almost all my clothes. (Stick with me. I?m getting to the card part.) The pants I made often looked homemade, that is until my dry-cleaning lady told me to bring in a pair of my pants. She pressed them on her industrial press. The difference was remarkable. They looked like I bought them in a boutique!

I apply that same idea to my cards. I find that taking just a few seconds to score the fold of my bases makes my cards look more professional. I also use my scoring board to add design elements. I scored the lines on the left side of this card with my scoring board. I scored coordinating lines on my envelope as well.

My second card is more involved, but much easier than it looks.

First, I trimmed a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch purple panel. Working from the backside of the panel, I scored two lines on each side at 1/4-inch intervals.

Then, I turned the panel and scored two lines on either side. I adhered the panel to my card base at an angle to emphasize the angles of my die-cut gemstone.

Here?s a tip for getting the triangle embellishments to look like proper triangles. Start with squares. I cut 2 x 2-inch and 3 x 3-inch squares. I cut them in half and used my scoring board to create different textures and design.

I added similar score lines to my envelope for this card as well.

I hope I?ve inspired you to get your scoring board back out and experiment with the possibilities. I would love to see what you create!


Supplies: Phrase Set One #S4-563 and You?re a Gem #S1-022 dies from Spellbinders® Paper Arts; scoring board and bone folder from Martha Stewart Crafts.

4 Responses to Guest Post: Pamela Haskin

  1. Thank you so much for this tip. I love using the score board to make those neat accents and now you have given me some more great ideas .

  2. Vickie Hawkins says:

    Great ideas!

  3. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – WONDERFUL cards and envelopes Pamela!
    THANK YOU for sharing your SCORE-riffic INSPIRATION!
    … I use my score board for card folds and have been meaning to add scores to my designs, NOW I KNOW that I WILL be scoring MORE real soon 🙂

  4. Linda says:

    Love the cards an thanks for the idea of the envelope too

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