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!
- 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
- 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.