Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Paper Scoring tools

A question I have been asked quite often is what do I use to score my card bases. It depends on what style card I am making. When I'm using a hot dog fold card, cards folded on the short side, I use a Scor-Buddy and bone folder. I score the paper at 5 1/2", fold it in half, then use the bone folder to add a nice crease.

I use something quite different for hamburger fold cards, which are cards folded on the longer side. For several years, I donated cards to a non-profit organization. Their preferred cards were hamburger fold cards. I made A LOT of cards every year for this organization, so I would buy a full case of heavy weight quality card stock from a local paper store. (I use Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper.) I would have the paper store cut the entire case in half for card bases, which saved me so much time. My little Scor-Buddy just wasn't enough to handle the large quantity of cards I made. 

So I searched the internet for a more efficient tool. This is what I bought. It is a manual paper creasing/scoring machine.

I made a quick video on my YouTube channel to show how it works. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.

Yes, it is HUGE! And a little pricey. I realize this isn't the appropriate tool for everyone. But I've had mine for several years now and still just love it. I use it every week. Prepping all the card bases for my 6x6 videos takes me only minutes. I don't remember where I bought it, but I've included a few links to similar machines I found.

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Here are a few links to similar paper creasing machines.


  1. I have a very similar scoring machine. It really helps when preparing card bases. Having a local print shop stack-cut the paper is the best time saver EVER! and it's rather inexpensive. Thanks for the tips!!

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only crafter out there with a crazy scoring machine. Lol! And yes, having a local print shop cut the paper is so awesome! The last time I had it done, it was just a little over $10 for the whole case to be cut. And Kelly Paper cuts it perfectly. Some local office stores I tried were off by up to 1/2" at times.