(Sorry, I’ve been out of pocket – gettin’ childrens off to school & off to studyin’ abroad!)
I just receive a stamp order the other day. I’m soo excited about my new stuff – I don’t know where to begin…….I’ll begin with this extended post on comparing our new Simply Scored Scoring Tool, below, with other scoring boards.
There are, let’s say, 2 other well-known scoring boards out there. And, I have them, as well as a *buddy* to one of them. The following are random questions I came up with, along with my opinions.
1. Surface area for scoring
SUSS is angled down. Allows your paper to stay in place as you score.
SP – flat
MS – flat
2. Scoring channel
SUSS – thin
SP – wide, which make wider score lines
MS – thin
3. Scoring tool
SUSS – metal stylus with a grip in the center, does NOT wear down
SP – plastic-like bone folder that wears down
MS – plastic-like bone folder that wears down
4. Score tool location for storage
SUSS – bottom
SP – top right, snaps out
MS – store in top drawer
5. Line/score markings
SUSS – every 1/4 inch
SP – every 1/2 inch, some closer
MS – every 1/4
6. Bottom of board
SUSS – has rubber, non slip feet, does not move
SP – none, or mine have worn down
MS – has some, but mine still moves
7. Storage area
SUSS – lots, a deep top slot
SP – none
MS – top, narrow
SUSS – very good
SP – not good
MS – very good
Some random thoughts –
SUSS has placement pegs to remember frequent score places. SP has them permanently marked at the top.
SUSS has ruler markings at the top as well as center out ruler markings.
All 3 compared score accurate if the paper is held steady.
SP and MS come with ideas on scoring projects, cards. MS comes with a 45 degree triangle for making envelopes.
All 3 are great for papers up to 12×12.
SP is priced at $39.95, on-line and can be found at some scrap stores. MS is $19.99 and found readily at local craft stores and on-line. Stampin’ Up Simply Scored is $29.95 can only be purchased through a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.
My least favorite is the SP, because it seems a bit outdated. MS comes in second. Favorite is the Stampin’ Up Simply Scored hands down!
Hope this helps you sort out the Scor-Pal, Martha Stewart score board and the Stampin’ Up Simply Scored.
What are your thoughts?