Sound Off: Scor-Pal vs. Scor-It

We’re starting a new feature here on Craft Critique. We want to get all our readers more involved in the review process. So we have started Sound Off. This will be a series of posts about 2 products that are similar in form and function.

We want you to leave comments with your review of either, or both, of the named products. We will also post a poll on the sidebar. The poll will ask you about if you own one, both, or neither of the products. This is your chance to help us provide the Craft Critique readers with the most comprehensive information possible.

So lets get started with our very first Sound Off, Scor-Pal vs. Scor-It.

Here’s a little bit of information about both products.


  • Comes in 1 style, 12″ x 12″
  • Retails for $39.95
  • Features scoring groves across the board at various intervals


  • Comes in 5 styles, ranging from 6″-36″
  • Retails around $49.99
  • Features 1 main scoring track in the center

So now here’s your chance. Let us know what you think. Please use the following format so everyone can easily see which product you have and what you think. Please be as constructive as possible and note that posts that are overtly derogatory or inflammatory will be deleted by our editors. You are encouraged to use your name… but anonymous posts will be accepted.

For example:

Product Name

# of Stars (out of 5)

Your comments

So, get to Sounding Off…we can’t wait to hear what you think! We will also post a link to this post on the sidebar for easy access later… feel free to add your critique to this post at anytime. Thank you for helping our readers!

ETA: Here are the results from our sidebar poll

Scor-Pal : 158 (32%)

Scor-It : 82 (17%)

Both : 40 (8%)

None-but may buy : 148 (30%)

Not interested : 53 (11%)

Votes : 481

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77 Responses to Sound Off: Scor-Pal vs. Scor-It

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    Jannette March 8, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    I don’t mind being first. I have a score-pal and Love it. So 5 out of 5 stars here.

    Jannette D.

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    Chookarooni March 8, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

    Love my Scor-Pal – have only had it a week but it makes card making so much easier – from folding cards to decorating the front – tried Scor It at LSS store and had operator failure!

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    Dana March 8, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    Score It
    5 out of 5
    I love it! I debated between the two but decided this was best for me. It takes a little getting used to at first but isn’t difficult. I love the ruler function at the top so that I can place my scores where I want, rather than a set place. Additionally, i lvoe the 12×12 size, perfect for those scrap pages too! I even used Gina K’s tutorial to create score lines for my cards where I stamped! LOVE IT!

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    Phyllis March 8, 2008 at 9:57 pm #

    Product Name: Scor-It
    # of Stars (out of 5) 5 *****
    Your comments; I compared to scor-Pal. Chose it because 1) very sturdy construction – NOT plastic 2)Grippy stuff on bed holds the paper in place; Scor-Pal is slippy plastic 3) You can do any size score as easy as pie.(Scor-Pal has specific groove measurements, and they are weird sizes, so if you need a different measurement it is a pain to figure it out. 4) It can handle 12 x 12 paper 5)It has a paperstop gadget on the top, so you can set a size and score a bunch of cards very quickly.

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    mudmaven March 8, 2008 at 10:27 pm #

    I have a Scor-Pal and it gets 5 out of 5 in my opinion. Extremely easy to use right out of the box. Very sturdy and versatile. ~chris

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    Janine March 8, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

    I have the Scor-Pal…it is truly some of the best money I ever spent!

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    StampnInkLady March 8, 2008 at 11:40 pm #

    I have had my Scor-Pal for about a week and I just love it for my needs. I give it 5 stars! I also
    want to state that it depends are your specific needs as to which one
    you purchase. I understand that the Scor-it will score through thicker objects, as the Scor-Pal won’t. I don’t have a need for doing things like chip board and I
    prefer having all the score lines available and not having to move my paper. I sure that both products are great! It just depends on your personal needs.

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    Anonymous March 9, 2008 at 1:38 am #

    Scor-Pal (original model)
    4 stars

    If I had the newer version, I would, most likely, give it 5 stars, as it has markings going both vertically and horizontally. That would be very helpful.

    Kathy McDonald

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    Anonymous March 9, 2008 at 3:14 am #

    Scor-Pal gets 5 of 5 stars from me too! It is one of my favorite tools. Besides being able to score my paper correctly I love that the scorer has a place to snap into to keep it safe!

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    sewcrazy March 9, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    Scor-It. 4 Stars. I also compared to Scor-Pal and decided to go with the Scor-It. I have the Scor-It mini and I really like the compact size. I just don’t have room for large tools. It is very sturdily constructed with a sharp metal groove for perfect scoring. I like how the metal ball chain can be adjusted for left or right handed people, and it comes with a nice storage box.

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    Barbra Byrnes March 9, 2008 at 7:49 am #

    I have used both products and IN MY OPINION, the Scor-Pal is a much more versatile tool. SO SP gets my vote HANDS DOWN.

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    Jen March 9, 2008 at 8:23 am #

    i have the score-pal and give i 5 ******’s! love the ease!!

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    Carol March 9, 2008 at 8:32 am #

    I have a Scor-it in 2 sizes. Smaller one I travel with and love them!! No limits or grooves to choose from. Love the Big one so much I had to have the smaller version!!

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    Scrapbookmama March 9, 2008 at 8:37 am #

    NOW this is what I’ve been waiting on… this is like a battle of those 2 cowboys in the old wild west! lol.. Well for me I had the Scor-it mini.. but to tell you the truth at first I was happy with it but then I started to notice that when I would score my line would come out crocked! At first I thought it was me because I’m a lefty but then I noticed it wasn’t me it was that metal to score with. Then there was a matter of the scoring tool itself it has a chain attached to it although it is long and it was a good idea esp. for me since I seem to lose things on my craft table it also got in the way. I have since sold my Scor-it mini and am looking into getting a Scor-pal now because for one all those INSANE AWESOME projects I’ve seen all involve the Scor-pal, and I love that you don’t need move the paper you can AND I can use 12×12 paper and as more measurments on the grid AND its less expensive as well.. Can you guess who I’m voting for? ๐Ÿ™‚


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    cadnileb March 9, 2008 at 8:55 am #

    I don’t have either – I have a silly question. I have a trimmer with a scoring blade… Aside from ease, what does the Scor-Pal or Scor-It buy me – give that I can already score things?

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    Primitive Seasons March 9, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    Have used both and Score Pal wins hands down. It is more versatile, offers more options for scoring, paper placement and ease of use. Love mine!

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    Debby Winters March 9, 2008 at 10:08 am #

    I have a Scor-Pal and absolutely love it! Wouldn’t give it up for the world! 5 out of 5 stars for sure!

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    inkedx2 March 9, 2008 at 10:57 am #

    I agree with cadnileb. I have a big 12 x 12 Fiskars cutter that I just put the scoring blade in and use. Since I score lots of cardstock for my workshops, what would the advantage to having a Scor-Pal be?


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    charlene.herter March 9, 2008 at 11:11 am #

    5 Stars

    To try and answer the question about why to use a Scor-Pal and not your paper cutter – I still use my paper cutter to score a single card (unless the Scor-Pal is on the table). What I like about it is if you have to score multiple lines – using the Scor-Pal, you know they are spaced exactly the same as you don’t move your paper. Using the paper cutter – you are the spacer and your lines can be out depending on how you line up your CS to the ruler on your paper cutter. I also like that you can score at 1/2 inch on the Scor-Pal – I can’t do that easily with my paper cutter.

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    Cora March 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm #

    I have the Score It. I had about 100 sheets of card stock cut in half at a copy shop. I then scored them all so they are ready to use. I found when making envelopes that the pressure I used caused the folds to cut. For my thin paper I now use my 12×12 Fiskars to score all the folds. I took the scoring tool off the board and have it in my desk drawer. I haven’t tried any fancy scoring but I use my Score It all the time for scoring all my card stock. I would rate it 4*.

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    RAE March 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm #

    I have the Scor-It and can’t get an even score after about 30 tries so I give up. I’ll be selling it at a garage sale someday. My problem is that I score along the metal blade evenly but it seems to make a crease that doesn’t fold evenly (when I fold over I get a bit more card on one side than the other) – every single time. I’m a leftie and maybe I just hold the wooden thing weird? Doesn’t work well for me.

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    MaryAnn March 9, 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    I have a Scor It. For those of you having issues with trying to score your paper evenly, make sure the paper is butted up even at the top. Then hold the paper down on either side of the score strip with your fingers before scoring. That seemed to work for me.

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    Deb Neerman March 9, 2008 at 5:28 pm #

    5 of 5

    I debated between the two products for some time … did a lot of research too. My conclusion? I bought the 12 x 12 Scor-It.

    While the Scor-Pal is $10.00 cheaper, it is also constructed from plastic. Other card makers tell me that their paper slips around like crazy on the plastic surface. The Scor-It is constructed of wood and metal, and the scoring surface is covered with a non-slip, grippy material. The legs stay firmly on my tabletop and the board itself “stay’s put.” No question: this is a solid, well-constructed tool.

    As far as beyond-the-basic scoring goes, I like the flexibility of scoring where I want; I’m not so thrilled with scoring where Scor-Pal has decided I’ll score.

    I really appreciate and use the included metal stop guide on the Scor-It; I can score an A2-sized card blind-folded.

    I’m pretty happy with the Scor-It’s score tool as well. Constructed of solid wood, it grips the metal rail snugly and is next-to-impossible to lose in your studio. Besides the ball-chain attached scoring tool, another great feature of the scorer is the ability to quickly adapt your board for left or right-handed users.

    I like the different size choices available with the Scor-It too. I’m very happy with the 12 x 12 size … but being a serious card maker, I wouldn’t mind owning the mini, too!

    I’ve not had any of the scoring problems that some have mentioned here; I get a perfect, professional score … every time.

    Inasmuch as I don’t own the Scor-Pal, I can’t make an honest and truly fair comparison, but I’ll rate the Scor-It 5 Stars and recommend the product to anyone in the market for a well-constructed, built-to-last, scoring tool.

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    Charlene March 9, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    5 Stars to the Scor-Pal!
    Main Reason – I have arthritis in my right hand knuckle and cannot use the Scor-It – too much pressure needed to score.

    Scor-It had rust on the metal and little rubber feet that fall off – too heavy of an object and took up way too much real estate on my precious desk space – not easily stored. Scor-Pal light weight and I can easily pick it up and store it.

    Not to mention: Have you seen their awesome website for lots of ideas?

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    Anne March 9, 2008 at 8:30 pm #

    5 of 5
    Bought it before I even heard of the Scor-Pal. Use it on just about every card I make plus special projects. Easy measuring.

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    Cora March 9, 2008 at 8:57 pm #

    Concerning the response from Rae about one side always being a little smaller when she folded her card. I read something about that once. The score is like a professional score. It is intended to fold that way. The shorter side goes on the front with a professional fold. Now I don’t like that little bit of white showing when I have covered the front with a color. Just put the short side on the back and you have solved the problem. The sharp crease you get from using the Score It is tops in my book.

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    Aimee March 10, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    I have the miniScor-it and love it. I would give it a 5 out of 5 star rating… It is perfect size to carry with you anywhere and it gives you a deep score line everytime. I love having the scor tool attached to it so that I will not loose it. For someone with limited space I would recommend the mini scor-it. I don’t know why it took me so long to get this tool.

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    Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug March 10, 2008 at 8:08 am #


    3 out of 5

    Believe it or not, I had to ask the lady at Archivers how to use the Scor-it. I couldn’t figure it out! Now that I saw the Scor-Pal that looks UBER cool and would have prefered that at the time I purchased the Scor-it.

    However, if you get the Scor-it it does make REALLY professional Score’s.(sp?) I am still debating if I should get a Scor Pal. I do like the portability of the Scor-It though.

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    jenstamps March 10, 2008 at 8:49 am #

    After a ton of research I just bought the Scor-Pal two weeks ago and I *LOVE* it!!! I give it 5 ***** stars! All the score lines takes the guess work out of measuring. It is light weight, has gripper feet on the bottom so NO slipping on the table, it will take 12×12 paper so scrapbook pages are no problem, and the price is right!

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    Susan March 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm #

    5 stars + 2 Thumbs Up!

    I love my S-P! I have used it consistently since purchasing it. My favorite thing about the tool is that I do not have to move my paper in order to do multiple scores. I love laying my paper down and zip, zip, zip, making 3 scores in seconds.

    It’s a wonderful tool. I don’t know what I ever did without it.

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    Susan March 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    ps – my paper has never slipped in the Scor-pal!

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    Paula March 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm #

    I vote 5 stars for Scor-It. It gives a crsip score each time. It makes my cards have that professional look. If I get an uneven score it’s because I didn’t align the paper straight to the metal edge on top , not a fault of the tool, KWIM? the metal stop that comes with the Scor-it makes lining up easy when scoring quantities.

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    Cheryl March 10, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    Product Name: Scor Pal

    # of Stars (out of 5) 5

    Your comments:

    I have the Scor Pal and my mother has the Scor it. I tried my mothers Scor it prior to discovering the Scor Pal and I’m so glad I waited. First, the inventor is the SWEETEST person on the planet to deal with. Second, it is so much lighter and easier to use. I love the plastic scoring tool and the fact you can remove it to use unlike the Scor-it that has the attached tool (yes, I know you can remove it too but it is cumbersome).

    I could go on & on but I will just tell you that I LOVE my Scor Pal and use it EVERYTIME I make a card or envelope.

    Cheryl in Tampa bay

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    Lisa C. March 10, 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    Scor It here,
    5 out of 5
    I love being able to score where ever I want, without doing math to figure out which line to start on. I like that the scor-it has the gripping mat to hold the paper in place. Even when I score a line at 3/8″ I don’t have any shifting of paper. Scor-Pal only has bar at the top and sides, so if you have to move your paper to another mark to score at an odd place you have to make sure you paper is straight and stays straight.
    I like how heavy duty the scor-it is, but not so heavy I can’t take it with me easily. I love that the tool has a chain attached to it so you don’t lose it. I have heard MANY people say they lose the scor-pal tool.

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    Wife2TJ March 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    I have the Scor-Pal and it gets 5 out of 5 stars! I just LOVE it! You get such a perfect score and it is so easy to use. I love that it is lightweight it fits perfectly in my mimi tote to bring to crops. I love that it has multiple score lines on it for easy scoring without having to move your paper. This is one of my favorite tools!


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    Michelle McGee March 10, 2008 at 8:17 pm #

    Michelle McGee

    I have been using the Scor-it for a couple of years since it came out. I used the 12 x 12 version for a long time, but more recently have been using the mini.

    Both products are easy to use, reliable, and solid.

    The price is high. But, the quality and reliability make it very well worth the money.

    The Scor-it comes with a padded top, a scoring tool (attached so it won’t get misplaced,) and a guide for mass-producing quantities of product.

    It’s an absolute MUST HAVE for a card maker.

    Scrapbookers can get away with not owning one. But even if you are the occasional card maker, you will love this tool.

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    Katie March 10, 2008 at 10:29 pm #

    Product Name: Scor Pal

    # of Stars (out of 5): 5

    Your comments: I really love this tool. What I like the most is that it is easy to shift your sheet of paper when its on the display. Depending on what you are scoring, you might not even have to move your paper at all. The Scor Pal also has been providing projects that are specifically geared towards its tool which is very helpful. The only thing I would change about it is the scoring tool. It does an awesome job of creasing the paper once its scored (such as not leaving marks on the paper), but my tool has definitely taken a beating. I have resorted now to using my stylus because my scoring tool doesn’t have as clean an edge as when it was new.

    I can’t say anything about the Scor -it because I don’t have any personal experience with this tool.

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    Barbara Parker-Sanders March 10, 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    5 out of 5

    Saw it at my favorite stamp store and bought it immediately. Enjoy working with this tool and it is versatile for my needs. Loved it so much I purchased the mini so I can take it along with me in my crafating tool bag.Each of us chose the tool that best fit our need so whatever works for you then you should buy it. I really like the metal stip for the crisp fold in my cards and it is easy to use.

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    Mari March 11, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    Scor It (mini)
    4 1/2 stars
    I bought this at Archivers w/ 30% off coupon after comparing it with the SP. I felt that it was built more sturdily & was less limiting. I also liked that it was $10 cheaper. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really love the score that you get. I haven’t used the stop yet, might never have to due to the size of the mini. The only thing I don’t love is the inability to precisely place scores in the middle of the cardstock… like if you want a decorative box that doesn’t extend to the edges. The blunt tip of the tool just doesn’t work well for that. Otherwise – I love it!

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    Artkat March 12, 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    I have a Scor-it and love it. Yes you do need to move the card for multiple score lines but that is not a problem. The reason I went for the Scor-it rather than the Scor-pal is that here in NZ we use A4 sized car which is a slightly different size to the card in the US. The scor-pal lines are designed for the US size and therefore it would require extra trimming and measurement of card for me to use it. The scor-it comes in a metric version which is great for those of us who live down under

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    Anonymous March 12, 2008 at 4:18 pm #

    Scor-Pal – gets 5 stars from me. I bought the Scor-It and hated it – yes, with a lot of practice, you can get a professional score. If you want multiple scores on the same piece, forget about an easy production line. I returned mine and got the Scor-Pal. I use this on every card – I am in the process of doing 50+ invitation with a Z-fold, and they are all spot on, easy-peasy to do.
    In addition to scoring for folds, I’ve started using my S-P for embossing (making a lattice design, square, etc.); again very easy to get right the first time.

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    Bren March 12, 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    I have the scor-pal and love that it has various scoring lines so I do not have to move my paper to score more than one time.

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    Anonymous March 13, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    5 Stars

    Have had NO problems with paper slipping due to base being made of plastic. Glad that it is lightweight and easy to move as needed. Although it is plastic, it is very sturdy. Fantastic product, recommend highly.

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    Sandy Knecht March 14, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    Scor-Pal 5 stars. I absolutely love it. I have the Scor-it and the Scor-it Mini, Scor-Pal gets used 99% of the time.

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    Elizebeth March 15, 2008 at 12:20 am #



    I debated for months whether to geth any scoring tool but finally decided to get a scor-pal. I LOVE that you can score your paper without moving it!

    Plus since I have got the scor-pal I have designed my own boxes and bags on my own. It makes it so easy to just become so creative.

    I have NEVER had paper slip. And while it is made of plastic, it is extremely sturdy and well constructed. It’s absolutley not flimsy. And because it is lightweight it is very portable.

    I use it every time I make a card and my scores are perfect!

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    SBS March 15, 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    Scor-It —5 out of 5 — I purchased a Scor-It before they even marketed themselves to the paper art community, and I love it. I loved it so much that I called the company the first business day, long distance, after it came and thanked them for making it! The mat/padded surface grips the cardstock and keeps it from slipping. The tool itself is fastened on securely, and, being a lefty, I love being able to have it on the โ€œrightโ€ side of the table!! It is very well made, and the little feet bumpers keep it securely in place on my tabletop. It measures well and I have had a good result with the measurements. I have had to press on the outside of the score line on the thinner papers, such as vellum, when folding over, to ensure a good, even score, but in my opinion, that extra bit of effort is a small price to pay for such an excellent tool. The score is crisp and clean, and I have had no trouble making it square. In fact, I use the folded edge for the first cut on trimming/cutting to size after folding. The stop makes production work so easy, since no measuring is involved after setting up the first fold. I also have used it crease transparencies which are difficult to manage well, due to their construction materials. I have also purchased a mini to bring with me to events.

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    Elaine March 16, 2008 at 2:23 am #

    Scor-it was recommended by our printer for professional folds at home, but I don’t think they even knew that Scor-pal existed at that time. I just ordered scor-pal and want to have the markings already in place. I wonder if my Tonic would have worked the same way since it’s marked and indented some at every 1/2″.

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    Ann Lind March 26, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    I just bought my Scor-pal but love the samples I have seen and look forward to using it often.

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    Anonymous March 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    I have a friend that has a Scor-It and I asked her if she liked it and she replied back “I would not recommend this to anyone.” so I bought a Scor-Pal and LOVE it!! % Stars Baby!!! Scor-Pal Rocks! I love mine and would recommend it to everyone. Pam Tetreault

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    Nora J. April 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    I never considered buying either a Scor-It or Scor-Pal until I bought a Cuttlebug. I bought the Cuttlebug for the wonderful embossing folders to use for my card-making. I did a web-search on Cuttlebug to get some ideas and I found the BEST website which I’d love to share with you:

    The stamp artist who owns this website uses a Cuttlebug and Scor-It to make the most beautiful professional-looking cards I have seen anywhere. This got me thinking about Scor-It which brought me to this website. I love this discussion and really want to see both up close to decide. But from what I am seeing here I am leaning toward the Scor-Pal. Thanks so much everyone for your thoughts!!

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    Anonymous April 19, 2008 at 8:33 am #

    Score-It – ***** I have never had any problem with this product. I looked at a Score-Pal, but didn’t all the other scoring areas. I would rather figure my own, and I was also afraid that I might accidently make a line where it shouldn’t be by just putting pressure in the wrong place with my hand. I am totally satisfied with my 12×12 Score-It…

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    mimihas5 June 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm #

    I had a problem with my scor-it so I turned it in for a Scor-Pal. Love,love,love the Scor-Pal.


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    Suzanne J Dean July 18, 2008 at 10:13 pm #

    I have a scor-pal & love it–I use it every single day. Definitely 5 out 5 stars (Go Diana!).

    Suzanne Dean

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    savitri August 3, 2008 at 8:46 pm #

    I have the Scor-It. I tried both at Archivers and the It is just more crisp and I love the ability to move it wherever and also it is sturdier. IF I make a lot of projects where not moving the paper is a plus, I’d get the Pal but for me, the It is perfect.

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    Deanna August 4, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    After reading many posting, I had to put in my two cents worth too. I have Both the Scor-Pal and the Scor-It. I got the Scor-It first and it works nice, but isn’t versatile enough. The Scor-Pal on the other hand has been like my third hand. I love the fact that I do NOT have to move my project in order to score lines evenly across the paper. Scor-It had a good idea, but Scor-Pal came up with the better idea and I give the Scor-Pal a solid 5, the Scor-It a middle of the road 3.

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    Cheribella August 13, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    5 out of 5 for Scor-Pal here!
    I just love everything you can do with it. I had a Scor-It and returned it for the Scor-Pal because it’s much easier to use.

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    Tona September 1, 2008 at 5:27 pm #

    It’s Scor-It for me. While I haven’t used the scor-pal I’m very happy with the scor-it. It’s constructed very well & I found it easy to use. The non-skid surface is a big plus as well as the ability to score a line where ever I choose to.

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    Francoboli September 10, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    I don’t have either Scor-It or Scor-Pal but I make scores using a bone scorer in the track of my paper trimmer. This method makes nice, albeit simple, scores on the top of my cards. If you’re on a small budget this may work for you.

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    Kyra September 14, 2008 at 6:29 pm #

    I was wondering if you could use the mat that scor-pal has, and if that would prevent some of the slipping that people have mentioned. I think it is mainly for cutting on it, but not sure. I don’t have either yet, so I really appreciate this discussion.
    Bonnie S. (borrowing my daughter’s identity since she has a blog)

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    Anonymous December 10, 2008 at 12:28 am #

    I used the Scor-it at a scrap store and loved, so I bought a Mini Scor-it. I used it a few times at home and none of the folds were every straight and the tool kept slipping off, I gave up on using it….I give the Mini Scor-it a 2 out of 5(1.portable 2.demo worked).

    I saw the Scor-Pal at a store and asked to use their demo and I loved it, so I bought it. I’ve used it lots of times and haven’t had any problems with the fold being off…..I give the Scor-Pal a 5 out of 5.

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    rocknserver December 23, 2008 at 11:41 am #

    Scor-It Mini
    5 Stars

    I love it. The size makes it very portable and it came with its own storage (travel) bag. I can’t lose the pieces since they are attached. I had a blast playing with it the 1st day. I had fun making tic-tac-toe boards and squares. I do cards so this size is perfect!

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    Liz March 10, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    5 stars

    I checked both products out on-line before purchasing and decided to go with the Scor-it because of the greater flexibility, rubber surface to keep paper from slipping and attached scoring tool. This really makes scoring folds and textured backgrounds much easier. It’s a snap to set the stop guide and score multiple sheets of paper to have on hand for card-making.

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    Peggy M March 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    I really didn’t think a Scor-Pal was something I “HAD” to have.. but I am so glad I purchased one. What a new world it opened up for me. I absolutely love it.

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    Melody (lacyquilter) March 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    I demo’d the scor-it and did not like it, because I always had to check where I put my card stock. I bought the scor-pal and LOVE it. I teach a weekly class (60 cards) and can have them all scored in just minutes, because I can simply push the card stock into the corner and then score – no measuring – just super easy. 5 stars for scor-pal.

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    Cherie March 10, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    I started out with a Scor-It and ending up with a Scor-Pal. I love it and use it frequently. 5 out of 5 for me too!

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    Jeanne March 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Started with Scor-it. When Scor-Pal came out I tried it, loved it, and got rid of my Scor-it as quickly as possible! Wouldn’t part with

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    billiejo March 12, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    I give the Score-It a 5 out of 5. I really wanted the Score-Pal and my wonderful Mother bought me the Score-It not realizing the difference. After lots of use and trying both, I find each has pros and cons that, to me, are equal. What I love about the Score-It is the quality of construction. I’ve never had any of the problems mentioned, I love the non slip, I love the grid work, and will soon buy a mini.

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    Cathy April 27, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    I own both the Score-It and Scor-Pal and I grab my Scor-Pal every time. I know when I score a card in half, there will be no overlap, and as for gift boxes, it is a dream. While it may be made out of plastic, I have never had a problem with the paper slipping.
    I give Scor-Pal 5 out of 5 and the Scor-It 0 out of 5

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    Catrick May 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    A resounding 5 out of 5….

    I own the Scor-Pal and I couldn’t see myself without it. I saw the Scor-it after I purchased mine and I feel the Scor-pal is so versatile.

    With the Scor-it one has to clean off one’s working surface in order to use it. With the Scor-pal I can put it in my lap and score my cards with complete ease.

    I love it and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking.

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    Bluemoon September 18, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    Oh my, now I am really confused after reading all the replies! I want it to score, but also luv the look of pattern scores done on the card front to accent it.

    Which one does that best?

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    Molly September 30, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    Based on all your comments, I bit the bullet and purchased a Scor-Pal.

    I LOVE IT!

    Thanks for providing a forum for these opinions — it really helped me to make an informed opinion.

    I posted a note on my blog about my happy new purchase:


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    Donna April 19, 2010 at 3:46 am #

    Deb Neerman and others who took the time, summed up the Scor-it perfectly!

    Scor-Pal 0.1
    Scor-it 5 out of 5 at least
    I think new Scrappers? or card makers only see the newest things out. Have you tried the Scor-it? It’s exceptional! Sturdy, and no learning curve, there is a centering ruler on the top, you can put a bar on it to hold your object in place on and on, it’s not plastic which paper slips on. With Scor-it you get a sharp professional score everytime.

    I don’t like my SCOR-PAL at all
    Wasted Money
    It is too limiting and the scores are NOT very good.
    Scor-it has Unlimited potential, notjust limited to 12 x 12 paper or smaller.
    Scor-Pal you can only make certain things and the scores are NOT precise as with the Scor-It. I don’t want my scoring lines decided for me.

    I LOVE THE SCORE-IT I should have stuck with my original purchase but let’s face it there are TOO many products out there!!!

    The Scor-it makes a PROFESSIONAL score and it is so versatile. My SCOR-PAL will be on ebay soon.

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    Butternutsage August 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    I have used the Scor-it for five years now and scored thousands of pieces of cardstock and love it. I think beside it being so sturdy I love that you can score any segment from 1/16″ on. Absolutely restriction free. I also like that you can actually score more than one piece of cardstock at the same time. The beautiful score valley and mountain that this tool makes surpasses all others in profesional looks. I think the cushion surface is fabulous to hold the paper secure too! I will say after five years I needed to replace the score tool from so much use, but I hold calsses and may score more than the average person. My students have tried everything and love the Scor-it

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    Bea February 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi I have two Scor-its – 6″ and
    12″ and I use both. The 6″ one is great for travelling as it doesn’t take up too much room and is great for card making whereas the 12″ one is great for so many projects. The reasons why I prefer the Scorit to the other products are the strong and sturdy construction, the professional finish it gives my crafting, the cushioned non slip surface and the fact that it is user friendly.

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    POSh March 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I LOVE my Scor-Buddy(the travel version of the Scor-Pal). It’s very lightweight, has score lines every 1/4″, with markings for making gatefold cards and other types of cards, an open tray on the right. It came with its own little travel bag.
    I love that it has a little embedded magnet right next to the click-in scoring tool, and this little magnet will hold brads, eyelets, other metal etc’s. so they dont roll all over the place and make their getaway. The click-in scoring tool holder is pretty cool. I use it AND another scoring tool from Crafter’s Companion, depending on how thick/thin my paper is.
    I have not tried using the Scor-It(in all fairness)…but I find that the Scor-Buddy pretty much handles all my card-making needs, so why mess with perfection, right…:) I did say it was extremely portable…and lightweight. It goes with me everywhere I need to papercraft.
    6 out of 5 stars!!!

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    Anonymous December 9, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    I have the Scor-it and I do love it but I have also put the Scor-pal on my Christmas list. When I purchased my Scor-it I went to a craft store and they had samples of both the employee allowed me to play with both scor tools and we disscussed what I would be using them for, I make lots of 3D items.

    Pros of the scor-it; very easy to use, I am reading ruler challenged and this is very user friendly.

    Con of scor-it; it is difficult to make small increment scors, I find it hard if I need multiple scores at 1/4″ apart. I also think the score is thicker than with the Scor-Pal (not really a con but just a difference between the two)

    I will continue to use both tools if I am luck enough to get the scor-pal for Christmas. I do think the scor-it is much easier to get started with.

    Both have good customer support and lots of product ideas on their website. Kenya

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    Anonymous December 9, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    I have the Scor-it and I do love it but I have also put the Scor-pal on my Christmas list. When I purchased my Scor-it I went to a craft store and they had samples of both the employee allowed me to play with both scor tools and we disscussed what I would be using them for, I make lots of 3D items.

    Pros of the scor-it; very easy to use, I am reading ruler challenged and this is very user friendly.

    Con of scor-it; it is difficult to make small increment scors, I find it hard if I need multiple scores at 1/4″ apart. I also think the score is thicker than with the Scor-Pal (not really a con but just a difference between the two)

    I will continue to use both tools if I am luck enough to get the scor-pal for Christmas. I do think the scor-it is much easier to get started with.

    Both have good customer support and lots of product ideas on their website. Kenya