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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Martha Stewart Score Board

Yeahhhh! I finally got a score board. I soooo wanted to get the original ScorPal, but it was waaaaay too expensive ($50.00+) and I couldn't justify spending that money for just a scoring tool. Then, dear sweet Martha came out w/ her version of a score board. In my opinion, I find this one a lot better as it has the 1/8 inch increments. Those who have the ScorPal were missing this feature on theirs. Plus.....Martha's board comes w/ an envelope template. Even tho some people have said that, when scoring, they go out of the track --- when I tried mine, I didn't have that problem at all. (You may be able to see the score lines on the orange cardstock, in the 3rd. pic.) My guess is that they were used to a deeper groove on the ScorPal and, when they were pushing on the Martha one, the scoring tool was slipping out of the track. But I absolutely LOVE mine.

I did have one li'l problem w/ it tho:- that was the fact that the envelope template is really tight in it's li'l holder on the back of the board. Soooooo tight that it's really hard to pull out and I discovered that others had the same problem.

But....I solved that li'l problem by getting a zippered container for the Board. I keep the envelope template in a zippered compartment in the container. Works like a charm!!

To give you an idea of what it all looks like, check this out.....
Scrapboook portfolio was only $9.00. (yeahhh!) It's made by "Generations" and I purchased it from our Great Canadian Dollar Store.

When opened:- the left side in the pic shows an accordion pocket folder for 12" x 12" paper. The score board fits perfectly in this zippered portfolio. (shown on the right) Just flip the left side over the right side, zipper it up and you're "good to go"! ;-)

The right side in the pic shows two zippered compartments. One where I store the envelope template; while the other has the pamphlet of ideas/instructions how to make various cards. Seeing as I'm a "keeper of all things" as you can see from my craft/sewing room (LOL), I also kept the cardboard backing to the package, as it has the instructions for making the envelopes. The score board has a compartment (top front) for storing your scoring tool. Also, inside the compartment was a sticker of a chart showing you the different dimensions needed for different cards, along w/ where to score. This chart was "stickered" on the inside lid of the compartment but I found it really hard to see, so I moved it to the top of the compartment. Works a lot better for me! You might be able to see it in the above pic.

All in all, I LOVE my new Martha Stewart scoring board. It was regular $30.00 (here in Canada). I believe it's only $20.00 in the USA. I used a 50% off coupon at Michael's and got the li'l gem for only $15.00. Can't beat a deal like that.

Thank you MARTHA STEWART for coming up w/ this great tool!!! ;-)

9 comments:

  1. Wow, I will stop off at Michaels today to see if my M's is carrying these Score Boards yet. I have two sizes of the Scor Pal, and I do love the way it scores...however you are so right, it is missing those fine increments I need for my more detailed cards. I just ordered the Scor Pal from Die Cuts R Us.... Thanks for the heads up.
    Carole

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  2. Hi!
    I was wondering where you are located? I am picking up my score board tonight and Would love to get my hands on one of the portfolios!

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  3. Craoloa58:- hope you're able to find one and use a % off coupon on it! Good luck!! :-)

    Stampin' Janet:- I live in BC, Canada. I'm thinking that any dollar store might carry these. Good luck in finding one or something similar! :-)

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  4. I want one too but neither of my two M's has it.

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  5. I am jealous... I cannot find the score board at either of the "local" michael's (each is about an hour away - opposite directions). I have searched the 'Net and again no luck. Maybe I will get lucky after the popularity wears off!

    xx Susan

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  6. My Friend Judy in Ct, told me about the scoring board. I purchased one for myself and a Christmas gift for my Friend Karen at Michaels, last two. I can't wait to use it. Thank you Judy and Martha

    Linda K from Carolina

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  7. Thanks for the tips. I just ordered one of the MS Score boards and it should be here soon.
    I'll be sure to use your ideas.
    I love your blog... it's fun!

    Take care,
    Debbie Reaves
    www.bzstampr.blogspot.com

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  8. Hey there! I just got one too. Do you realize that the little triangle envelope template fits into the bottom of the score board? All pieces travel together. Check the bottom of yours. ;-)

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  9. Hi Elizabeth

    Yes, I know that the envelope template fits in the bottom but it's waaaaaay too tight for me. Is yours loose that you can take it in/out easily? Mine isn't. :-( But it's alright now, cuz I have this zippered holder for the whole shootin' match. ;-)

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