Simply Scored and the Diagonal Plate.m4v

Uploaded by TheMadStamper on 13.03.2012

Last summer Stampin'Up introduced their premium scoring tool Simply Scored.
I don't know why they waited so long to give us a
scoring tool,
unless it was because they were really trying to get it right. And boy did they
get it right!
With a base that easily accommodates a twelve by twelve sheet of
paper or card stock,
scoring grooves every one eighth of an inch,
markers that
you can place where ever you want to indicate the scoring groove you're going to use,
and an easy grip
that's held right here in the base.
Simply Scored is everything I could have wanted. Now Stampin'Up
stepped up this tool even further
by giving us the diagonal plate.
As the name suggests, it makes scoring
diagonal lines really simple. On the back, there are two rubber pads that help
the plate in position
without shifting
and there's an arrow here that shows you which
is supposed to point up towards the top of the base. Whatever score lines you
need, Simply Scored
will help you make them quickly and
and really accurately.
So let me show you just a few ways
that this can help you with your projects.
Before I had Simply Scored, I was doing most of my scoring with my
paper cutter and a scoring blade.
But I found that a lot of times I'd end up with
the edges of my card base for example not being quite square.
And I think that's because when you score with this, there's enough play in
the system here that you don't always get a nice
perpendicular score.
With Simply Scored, as so long as you've got your card stock
snug up against the corner here,
then you're going to get an accurate score line exactly perpendicular
every time.
I've set a marker here at four and a quarter inches
that I marked with some blue tape just to
make it stand out from the other markers. So it's always here and ready for me to
score a card base really quickly.
So I just put my stylus in the groove
and score straight down. Then when I fold this card base, I'm going to end up
with those edges
perfectly even.
Simply Scored comes with three markers but you can also order a package of six
more so you can put out as many as you need for whatever project you're working
on. And I made this little nugget box
to show you
how easy is to score a box.
So I've got a piece of card stock here that's
four and a quarter by six and three quarter.
And I've got markers set up at five eighths and one and three-eighths of an inch.
And I'm going to go around each side and score on those two grooves.
Now when you use this stylus,
it's better if it's closer to perpendicular
than horizontal when you're scoring
it won't
slip out of the grooves that way.
So I turn my card stock
and keep scoring all the way around. And I end up with a piece that
looks like this. Then I'm ready to cut out three squares on each corner. Cut
some tabs,
and start folding
and assembling
my box.
Another thing that I love using this for is making rosettes or medallions
or "lollies" as some people call them.
This has about twenty-four score lines on it, so you can see how handy it is to
have this
large platform with scoring grooves all the way across.
To make all those score lines with the
cutter you would have to keep moving you
card stock and try to get it really accurately
each time.
with the Simply Scored, you just
leave your paper in place, move your stylus
quarter-inch and score.
Make those really quickly and accurately
and then you can start
folding your piece of paper
to start making your rosettes.
If you want to see a video on how to make these,
I've got one on the YouTube channel
called "How to Make Medallions or Lollies."
Another way I really like to use this tool, is to make backgrounds. I love
having backgrounds with some texture to them; whether it's embossing or scoring
or even just stamping
background images.
So a very simple background is just a square grid like this.
You can see how it gives some interest to the background
without detracting from the focal point.
Here's an example that is more like a plaid; I use double score lines in each
And then here's one I really like.
I made a frame with three score lines at different intervals. Now let me show you
the diagonal plate can help you.
So I'm going to check
for the arrow and make sure that that
points towards the top of my base.
Then I can
put a piece of card stock
and come up with the background
that looks like this; showing off
this focal point very nicely.
My favorite thing to do with the diagonal plate is to make envelopes.
I love that I can take
a basically square piece of paper
and with four lines
and end up
with an envelope
that matches
my card.
I think it's just really classy
and if
you want to go a little extra,
you can add a liner that matches
the Designer Series paper
on your card.
So making envelopes is really simple now. You can see in video called "How to Make
Envelopes With Simply Scored" on the Mad Stamper YouTube channel.
So I hope this has given you a good idea of how valuable a tool this is for your
stamping room.
And I hope you'll give it a try with some of your projects.
If you're ready to add this awesome tool to your craft room, just go to and click on the Shop Online link.
Happy stamping!