I purchased the Martha Stewart Scoring Board and couldn't be happier with it. There are three items - a scoring tool which resembles a bone folder but with a sharper edge that can be used as a cutter with a little extra force. Be careful not to press too hard when scoring paper or you will cut it!
There is an envelope guide which I have not used yet but it looks cool. And also the board itself. The board is clearly numbered in 1/4 inch increments and scoring is a breeze. I even scored some laminated paper with good results. The board can also be used to edge up a ruler for marking straight lines and measuring on paper etc. A pleasant surprise for me.
I say "Buy this board!!!"
I never thought that I would need this until I wanted to make a tri fold card and tried to do it on my personal cutter using the scoring blade that it came with and thumbs down!
Then I started looking into getting a scoring board and I saw this but thought maybe it was too much. I looked around and was about to purchase another cheaper version and my computer crashed. The next day I googled scoring boards and came to a ladies blog who compared scoring boards and rated this one the one to get. So I got it and I love all the extras packed into it!
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This is an AWESOME scoring board. I had purchased a different one that is difficult to use-I guess I can't figure out the instructions to use it! So I purchased this one and it is much easier to use--no confusing directions to mess with your head!
I'm thinking of getting another one, so I won't have to take it from one room to the next--or for a spare in case something happens to the first!
The product is great... it's Martha Stewart = would expect no less. PROBLEM... is it was shipped - loosely packed and lucky to have not been broken! NO reflection on the product.... just saying --- REVIEWS should not be ONLY about the product! I am recent 'newbbie' to Scrapbook.com - previous orders have been secured and protected much better. I will hope 'someone' just had an "off" day and luckily only the box was damaged and not the product. DO NOT BE STINGY with those little 'air bubble' packing aids....... THEY DO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Will be watching to see if this pattern continues..... or packaging ensures good product arrives safely. TY
I have used this board a lot. This is my 2nd board and I love it. I have recommended this to several of my friends and they are all using this board now.
The only thing I was disappointed with, was the length of time it took to receive my purchases. I live only an hour from Mesa and it took almost a week to have my purchases delivered. I went to the warehouse to see if I could just pick them up, but there was no way to gain entrance. I knocked on the door as I saw a lady going up and down the aisles with a cart, but no one took any notice. I think your delivery and/or pick up system could be much improved.
I've wanted to make cards for a while but struggled with getting envelopes for the cards. This tool solved that issue! The instructions are simple and the printed dimensions of envelopes and cards are very helpful. I also like that there is storage for the envelope guide and scoring tool.
I did not have a paper trimmer, but this is the next best thing. With a slowly growing stash, I used this board to rely on exact measurements for paper sizes. It comes with a bone folder (big plus) and is also intended to help make envelopes - awesome! It is very sturdy and practical - a must have for new art enthusiasts!
I love this tool! Gives crisp clear lines every time. I have found it is best to do the scoring standing up so your bone scorer doesn't jump. A must have in your crafting tool box
I LOVE my MS Score Board (just got mine last Sunday - yea!) I've been playing with it and can't believe how easy it is to score cardstock for cards, envelopes and boxes. It gives you instructions on how big to cut your cs for whatever it is you're doing and where to make your score lines right on the tool. They give you directions for 8 different sized regular cards, 8 different gate-fold cards, 8 envelopes to go with the cards - and there's directions for if you have a card with dimensionals or a card that's flat so your card will fit perfectly inside the envelope. PLUS there's directions for 8 different sizes of boxes. If you cut off 1/2" or 1" of the box lid - you can use your border punches for a really pretty box! Think party favors, treats for kids, gifts for birthdays, Christmas, etc. etc. The envelope template stores right on the back of the score board. With the score grooves being 1/8" apart across the whole board, I am sure you could probably do a whole lot more than what the directions on the tool give you. I'm waiting for someone to come up with tutorials on their blog/YouTube showing what else can be made. All that for only $20. That's why I didn't hesitate buying it last Sunday at the LSS when I saw they had just gotten them in.
ETA: Ok it's now been a year since I bought my MS Score Board. I still love it and use it all the time, but I would like to add that the scoring tool that comes with it wears down very quickly. Mine wore down to a point after making some hot cocoa pockets this past winter. So I've been using the bone folder that comes with the Cricut tool kit. It has a metal tip that won't wear down. Other than that, that's the only negative thing I can say about this awesome scoreboard. I've been using it a lot for making interactive pages for my mini albums too.
I first saw this great tool at a MS Focus Group and through why, oh why, would I Want to add a third score board to my collection. That thought lasted 5 minutes!!!!!! So Two boards found good homes and i am down to one that does everything by heat water for my tea.
I love how the measurements are form the left where you can line up the paper, not the middle.
Not to lose another bone folder was my favorite wish for tools and scoring. The little storage bin is cool and hads measurements inside for cards and envelopes.
You can score down to 1/16. While some people say why, us cardmakers and paper folders know the answer. BECAUSE WE CAN.
I am in awe that the scoreboard can handle a 12 x 12 without a problem. I usually work smaller but this allow me all the room I need to score and have fun.
I have also been able to cut, as the scoring lines are deep enough and I use a small blade.
THis is one tool that i have under my desk, next to the leg, it is lightweight enough to one hand it for lifting and replacing and having a good time
The bonus envelops template is heavy dity and slides into the base of the scoring tool, signt unseen. WHat more can we ask for, a hidden treasure.
For the longest time I put off buying a scoring board. I'd seen the Scor-pal and Scor-it but couldn't bring myself to pay a lot for a scoring board. When the Martha Stewart Scoring Board first came out I knew I had to have it! Not only is the price very reasonable, but it works great! I've seen some great projects using a scoring board to create a design of raised lines, and now I can try it for myself! I love how much cleaner my card folds look now too!
I have other scoring boards, but this is one I reach for all the time. The design of this board is terrific. There is a slot to hold the bone folder and the envelope maker tool. I love that there are scoring lines all across the board too. The instructions are clear and printed on the product itself which is great if you are prone to misplacing instruction sheets like I am. This is really a must have for any paper crafter/card maker.
I got this score bored from a store for a good deal. I am enjoy using this score board for anything creative I think of. No matter where you buy this product is a must have for any craft or artist person. That wants a nice fold or score mark in their work. One draw back on this is it big and hard to use when you've a small space. But you can make it work for you.
After careful research I bought the Martha Stewart Scoring Board and could not be happier. First the price can't be beat, it has storage and does more than the others I researched. I'm very happy with this product. I've made envelopes with ease and love that I have easy to read instructions. I would recommend this to anyone.
This is a "Must Have" for any paper crafter. It works so much better than anything else I have used. All the measurements are printed on it. It is definately a reasonable price. I have seen other brands & they are more expensive. I have recommended it to my friends & I recommend it to you as well!
I've had my MS score board for about a month now, and I absolutely LOVE it! It's super easy to use, and I love the fact that dimensions for making various cards are right on the inside of the bone folder holder at the top of the score board. Making envelopes is really easy as well.
I have been reading lots of message board posts comparing the different scoring items out there. This one always is the winner. I just received mine. I LOVE it! I can't believe all the things it does. I think Martha really thought this tool out. I also can't believe the price.
This item is excellent and useful for many many things, other
than scoring. Measuring, cutting, etc. all can be done on
this board. The attachments are great, and I am totally
satisfied with the product and the manner in which it was
shipped and delivered. Thank you.
This reasonably priced little scoring board is excellent! I am using it constantly for all my cards and find its small size easy to store nearby, light enough to move easily and efficient enough to score cardstock. An very profitable buy in every meaning of the word!
I own this product as well as the ScorPal. Between the two, I like tis one so much more! I like that the score lines are 1/8 of an inch apart unlike with my ScorPal. I also like the handy envelope template it comes with and the compartment for storage!!
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This is perfect for all types of projects I do, the only thing I wish I had done is check locally first. I could have used my Michael's coupon and bought at a much cheaper price. It would have saved me shipping and handling plus.
I can't tell you how much easier this is to use than one of the other score boards I own. In most cases I don't have to move the paper and surely don't have to worry about crooked score lines. The price is right too.
I recently purchased this scoring board and it has lived up to all of my expectations. It is easy to use and easy to store. I love the additional guidelines that come with it as well. And the price is reasonable too!
I like this scoring board alot. I have already used it to make a few envelopes for my cards and some pleated (accordian)flowers. I can think of a number of other ways to use it for embossing lines and more.
I love this product. I have used it non-stop since it arrived at my door. I have made rosettes and cards and envelopes. The measurement marks are clearly marked and evenly spaced out. Great purchase!
Every crafter should have this tool in their craft room. It makes cardmaking quick and easy. Well constructed product. I would highly recommend. Linda D., Athens, ON, Canada
Love this item. I never thought I would have the need for a scoring board but decided I wanted to do the stacked deck book binding system and this is invaluable for that.
I got mine last week and really used it today. I LOVED the ease of the scoring, but there are a few things I found that would make it 5 stars instead of 4. First, the boning tool seems to be very flimsy. I can bend it with one hand. In order to really score, it seems like you have to put more pressure on the tool than it can handle over and over. Hopefully it lasts! I may end up using my other bone folding tool. The second thing I found, the paper slips easily. I would think that a clip or two across the top or a none skid type covering would really make this an over the top AWESOME tool. Over all, I love it and will use the daylights out of it, but those few tweaks would have made me give it 5 full stars.
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I bought this awhile ago but didn't start using it too much till just recently. While using it I noticed it was hard to line up anything on the diagonal because I never knew what score line was for what at the bottom. So I took two Sharpie markers (i choose orange and blue) and using one color marked the 1/2" lines and another color the inch lines.
Now I never mess up, and I don't get dizzy looking at the board.
I really enjoy using this board. It makes fun scrapbook techniques easy and fast. I'm not sure the large one is necessary. I do a lot of small papers. But I'm sure there is a project later that I will be glad that I have the big one
Board is great, but the bone folder tool is a little wide and has a tendency to get out of line. I have better luck with an embossing stylist to score the lines. Otherwise, great product.
Ok so I guess I'm the only dissenting vote here - and I feel very badly about that but I've been using this tool exclusively for two weeks and my experience has been the complete opposite. The main problem is that the scoring grooves are not deep enough - whenever I line the paper up and start to score, the scoring tool slips out of the groove very easily and messes up the paper. I have better luck using the score tool on my trimmer than this one - the tool itself is flimsy but I don't think that's the problem. If the grooves were deeper, it would work just fine.
Again, this is just my experience. I may be the only one this is happening to.
The board is nice, but I'm having a hard time keeping the bone folder
in the grove that I need to score by. It wants to jump over into another grove. I use 80 lb. card stock for most of my
cards. Maybe it is to thick for this scoring board. I don't know