Cutting And Scoring Tools2019-02-02T14:05:52+00:00

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Martha Stewart Scoring Board

I have found this tool to be an invaluable time saving device, particularly when I am making several boxes. As soon as you position your card tight against the left-hand and top edges of the board, you can be confident that all the score lines you make will be parallel to the right hand edge. When you turn the card in order to complete a grid style pattern, generally required for box making, you know that it will be square. I wouldn’t be without mine!

This is a good quality, strong board that has been built to last. The tools are ingeniously stored within the unit which means it is unlikely that you will ever loose them. A great piece of kit.

Pointed 4″ Bone Folder

I love to use this bone folder when I am scoring diagonal lines with a ruler or any other lines which cannot easily be scored with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  It enables me to have far greater precision than I can achieve with my 6″ standard bone folder (which is great for flattening and creasing fold lines).

This product is made from real bone which is generally more durable than plastic equivalents.  If you are vegan, then you might prefer to look for a “Teflon” alternative, because this material also has a reputation for being hard wearing.

Standard Genuine Bone Folder

Even though I love my 4″ pointed bone folder which provides much greater precision for scoring than this style of bone folder, I would not be without this version, which is far more easy to use when it comes to flattening out creases. Historically, I used to use the back of my thumb when forming a creased line in paper, but when you are dealing with card or need to crease multiple sheets of paper, in my experience, your thumb can become very sore. This bone folder really takes up the strain.

Just be aware that this type of bone folder comes in different lengths generally ranging between 5 inches and 8 inches. My preference is for the 6 inch version, but it really depends on what you find most comfortable to use.

This product is made from real bone which is generally more durable than plastic equivalents.  If you are vegan, then you might prefer to look for a “Teflon” alternative, because this material also has a reputation for being hard wearing.

A3 Self-Heal Mat

I purchased my first self-heal mat, a green Fiskars product, over 20 years ago and I am still using it.  It has endured scalpel blades and rotary blades repeatedly over the same grid line and it is only now beginning to exhibit signs that it is less able to heal.  If you purchase a quality product it really will last you for years!

A good quality mat will be at least 1/8th inch thick and will be flexible.  Normally the layers of the mat will be visible in different colours along the extreme outside edge of the mat, with the internal sandwich layer often being pale in colour.  I also like to make sure that the mat has cm divisions on one side and inch divisions on the other, so that you have both options available.  If there are any additional guide lines on the mat, it is always a bonus!

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