Article courtesy Scrapjazz.com; by Patter Cross

1_161I never really thought that I needed a scoring tool because they are so big and I was getting along fine with my bone folder. Then the new Scor-it Mini came out which is a smaller version of the larger scoring tools. Now that was appealing to me, so I ordered it from Scrapbook.com, and I have really enjoyed the tool.

The first thing I noticed when I took it out of the box and set it on my scrap table is how sturdy it is. I love the rubber feet on the bottom. It doesn't move on my desk at all. It is also fairly small, and I can store it in my scrap drawer. It is also small enough to take to crops. The tool itself measures 9 3/8" x 7", has a centering ruler, and includes the scoring tool and stop-guide.

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You can score your cards, make decorative scores, and create scores for boxes and other unique items. You can see here how I scored my tri-fold card, and then I added a decorative score to the edge of the flap of the card just below the green decorative paper.

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Scoring your paper is super fast and easy, and makes a beautiful score! It's much better than a bone folder. One thing I did find a bit annoying was that when I put the chain at the top of the tool, it would stick sometimes, and cause me to stop as I was scoring a piece of paper. The workaround I found was to keep the chain to the right of my hand, which eliminates the problem. See the sample pictures below.

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You can also completely remove the chain if desired. Check out the demonstration video on Scrapbook.com, which is informative. I actually watched it before I purchased my Scor-it to see if I truly wanted to try it or not. I guess you know what I decided. It really is a fabulous tool, and for the size and price, you cannot beat it!

 

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