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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!


  • 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.

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CHA Kitchen Crafting: Cricut Cake by Provo Craft

Reported by Sarah Moore, Founding Editor

When you approach the Provo Craft Booth, or “Provo Craft Island” as we like to call it, the distinct smell of baked goods is wafting through the air. Provo Craft did their research, and determined that a very large number of crafters are interested in food decorating. Think about all the cupcake shops, books and websites that have popped up over the past year! Ace of Cakes, is queued into many of our Tivo’s, and most of us are at least eating cupcakes if we are not making them.

It makes sense to me! Watch the video below to see a close up view. But note; this is not just a Cricut Expressions with a new blade. The Cricut Cake™ has stainless steel components and…

  • Up to 12” x 24” cutting capability
  • Uses all Cricut™ cartridges, including new Cricut Cake™ cartridges!
  • New food-safe mats, tools and accessories
  • Specifically designed to cut edible material, including gum paste, frosting sheets and much more
  • All-new stainless steel roller
  • New stainless steel cutting blade
  • All-new blade housing unit, made shorter for better cutting
  • New Cricut Cake blade housing protector
  • Elegant, durable stainless steel dials and trim
  • New stainless steel carriage
  • New solid-colored cover and top
  • New kitchen-inspired colors
  • All food contact surfaces made of food-safe material
  • New transparent, full silicone keypad cover to protect screen and buttons
  • New protective silicone cartridge skirt and port cover to prevent mess

Do you have any questions about the Cake? Leave them here and we will ask the powers that be!

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Vintage Groove by Jill Schwartz

Reported by Sarah Moore, Founding Editor

A favorite scrapbooking company, Making Memories, is branching out into the jewelry business. Designer Jill Schwartz has created jewelry for high-end boutiques like Anthropologie, and now she’s partnered with Making Memories to create a vintage line of jewelry elements:

The line is called Vintage Groove, and has findings, pendants, charms and more. “Jill has designed high-end jewelry for a long time, and this is a way for the consumer to create their own piece at a fraction of the cost,” says President Dan Nelson.

We are excited about this new direction for Making Memories. What do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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