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Scor-Buddy by Scor-Pal

Reported by Beth Silaika

Paper crafters and card makers rejoice! Do you love your Scor-Pal? Well the big mama just gave birth to a little-itty-bitty portable scoring tool called the Scor-Buddy.

This wonderful little contraption debuted at the Winter CHA in Anaheim last month. I was lucky enough to sneak a peek at the Scor-Pal booth. Owner Diana Crick, inventor of the wonderful and super-popular lightweight scoring contraption, wanted to create a smaller, portable unit which card makers could use on the go.


Similar to the big scoring version, the extra area on the top of the Scor-Buddy will hold the tool with the familiar snap in closure. It will also feature the Scor-Buddy logo. The logo has one new special feature: it is magnetic. That will allow you to easily place your brads, eyelets and other metal embellishments on the Scor-Buddy without losing them on your workspace!

Like the larger Scor-Pal, the smaller Scor-Buddy will have deep grooves on its gray plastic body. It will come with the familiar white scoring tool and a handy carrying case!

At 9-1/8″L x 7-3/8″ W, Scor-Buddy is the perfect size for the on-the-go card maker. The Scor-Buddy’s scoring surface measures 7″ long and 6 5/8″ wide. It features 1/8″ grooves from 0″-1″ and from 5 3/4″ to the 6 7/8″ mark. This will allow for embossing and scoring your paper at odd measurements. There is no gate along the right side, which allows you to easily
move your paper without obstruction! BRAVO!

Just like the larger version, the Scor-Buddy has deep groves which allows you to run your Scor-Tool down the line without slipping out of the groove. It allows for crisp folds even in your heaviest cardstock. There is a scoring groove every 1/4 inch across the board. That is PERFECT for cardmakers! The smaller scoring version will also have dots to indicate the gate fold card measurements and an asterisk at the 4 1/4″ point for easily identifying the A2 card placement. It will also easily allow you to identify the points to create the half brochure fold (inverted triangle). The makers of the Scor-Buddy have also moved the number placement ABOVE the numbers on the groove to easily find your correct measurement. Again – WONDERFUL IDEA!

The Scor-Buddy will come with a handy zipper case to protect it for traveling. It’s small enough to keep on your work area all the time. This is one tool you will use over and over again! You can even use it with your Scor-Bug!

Pros:

  • portable, even includes a zippered carrying case!
  • easy to use (even easier now that the groove numbers are being placed on top of the groove, not next to it)
  • 1/8″ grooves from 0-1″ and 5 3/4″ to the 6 7/8″ mark.
  • 1/4″ grooves throughout the scoring surface
  • no fence along the right side
  • magnetic logo for holding metal embellishments
  • works with the Scor-Bug
  • allows for crisp folds, even in your heaviest cardstock

Cons:

  • not available until April, 2010 (but there will be plenty in stock when April arrives!)

I cannot wait to add this adorable little contraption to my collection of wonderful papercrafting tools. One nice thing about any of the items in the Scor-Pal collection… if you have a suggestion or comment about one of the products, the owners – Roy and Diana Crick – are more than willing to listen to you and make changes to their products. The Cricks have the papercrafter in mind when they come up with their products and it is clear that their heavy duty line of fantastic scoring tools is made with the finest materials for long lasting use! The projected cost of the Scor-Buddy will be $24.95 USD.

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CHA Paper Lines & More: K&Co Handmade

The minute I passed this booth, I was in love. K & Company’s new Handmade line is done in a color palette that manages to be both bright and slightly subdued.

A very floral and natural line, Handmade is filled with super fun new things like feathers, fabric swatches, satin flowers, fabric flowers, wood art and lace frames.

As with most of their lines, K & Company again offers us favorites like ephemera packs, grand adhesions, gems, die-cuts, paper ribbon, borders, mat pads and floral layered accents.

This line features three paper pads: Cara Marie, Lofty Nest and Garnish. There are lots of alphas including a kraft tear pad alpha, a fancy chipboard alpha in the cutest birdcage packaging, a mixed glitter chipboard alpha, and a wood grain adhesive alpha. There’s even a mini black and white alphabet that looks like Dymo tape letters!

Even the packaging is something new for K&Co – with this line, they’ve decided to change the packaging from their standard green to a kraft color that fits the line. One of the beauties of this line is that the diverse product can be used for things other than scrapbooking – check out the cute necklace they had displayed in their booth! It’s made using feathers and wood art from the line.

What will you do with K & Company’s new Handmade line? I’ve got lots of ideas and can’t wait to try them out!

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CHA Home Decor: Elephants on the Wall

When we saw the company name “Elephants on the Wall,” we made it a mission to track them down and find out what they were all about. We found their booth by accident, and were glad we did!

Elephants on the Wall is a line of paint-by-number wall murals. Included in the package are rolls of super cute designs, backed with carbon paper. Simply tape them to the wall, trace over the lines, pick your colors, and voila.




The designs are adorable, and the process looks to be almost fool-proof… this fool intends to find out!

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CHA Inks & More: Tsukineko

Hold on to your hats stampers… Tsukineko has expanded its popular line of StazOn inks to include – are you ready? – METALLICS! Yay!


That’s right… the permanent inks for non-porous surfaces are ready to rock you with gold, silver, copper, and platinum!


Also new is this fun Sheer Shimmer Spritz, available in 6 colors. Just like its name implies, these tiny sprays go on sheer and shimmery, perfect for using with stencils or masks on designer paper to give just a hint of glam. More spritzing gives more color and coverage, so really, the sheerness is totally up to you!


Ink Potion No. 9 is a blending solution, perfect for creating your own sprays when mixed with water-based inks.

The nice demo lady mixed it with some Memento reinkers and a couple of drops of Sheer Shimmer Spritz, and made this:


Perfect for those of you who want to mix & match your own colors!

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CHA Paper Lines & More: My Mind’s Eye

The My Mind’s Eye booth was perpetually busy, but we were able to get a quick tour of the new lines, which includes a blast from the past!

Brand new lines are Quite Contrary (really four individual collections: Little Miss Muffett, Little Boy Blue, Jack & Jill and Mary Mary):




Lush:



and Lil’ Robots:


and in a super fun twist, My Mind’s Eye is revisiting their Frame-Ups line for their 10th anniversary! Remember these days?!:


Things sure were simpler back then!

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CHA Glues & More: Tombow


Okay, I’ll admit it. I abandoned the MONO Adhesive Permanent tape runner a while back because I was tired of the boogery bits of glue. I switched to another Tombow product that I love (and know you do too), MONO Multi Liquid Glue, but there were still days I longed for the ease of my tape runner.

Enter the MONO Adhesive Dots roller. Love. LOVE! I got to play with it at the Tombow booth, and can honestly say they won me back. The adhesive goes down in these cute little diamond-shaped dots, and any excess you get on your project rubs off with just your finger.

There’s another newbie from Tombow that stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been looking for this forever, and will say right now that it lives up to its claims: Tombow MONO Adhesive Vellum. It really is crystal clear, and when I used it under a transparent Hambly overlay, I’m telling you, I had to search to see where it was.

I also got to play with the new Glue Pen, and loved its fine tip and even coverage. And it won’t stick to your hands! Perfect for handwriting a greeting and covering with flock, glitter, or embossing powder. That’s right… it’s heat embossable!

Be on the lookout for these new Tombow adhesives… I know I’ll be first in line!

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CHA Paper Lines & More: Melissa Frances

Melissa Frances could not have said it better, she is a mix of soft, feminine, and modern vintage. Vintage Posies & her line extension to Attic treasures were just that. Melissa showcased new papers, bingo minis, envelope minis, new stickers, ephemera, bottle brush trees, crepe paper, crystals, pearls and so much more. Below are some photos from her booth. Click here see her entire 2010 catalog.


You can learn how to make these amazing vintage roses on Melissas Blog:

Attic Treasures Album:

Ephemera Board:

Resin Frames:

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