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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August.  This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without.  We hope you enjoy our projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds, number 16 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Hello all!  I am showing off a tool that is probably overlooked more often than not!  I know this because I ignore it quite a bit myself!  That tool is the Simply Scored scoring board!  I originally used the simply scored for my fold line on my card bases.  Then the new trimmer came out and my simply scored fell to the wayside.  But today’s the day that I am going to encourage you to revisit this helpful tool! blog hop 1 (1) (591x640)

The simply scored comes in handy for adding extra details to your cards with lines to accent parts or all of your card.  I added score lines at ¼” and ½” on all four sides.  This will draw your attention to the center of the card and its lovely images and embellishments.  The score lines also help to add texture but won’t add bulk when you are mailing your card! blog hop 2 (1) (640x373)

If you have this tool – take advantage – get crazy and add some lines to your next card!  PS - although this isn't my favorite tool - it is right up there!

The next stop is Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie, number 18 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!


  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  4. Lisa Pretto at InkBIg Academy Stamps!
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Amy at Amy’s Inklings
  9. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Pamela Sadler at
  15. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  18. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  21. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  22. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

Supplies:  CS:  SU! thick whisper white and real red.  Stamps:  SU! Over The Rainbow.  Inks:  SU! real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, garden green, marina mist, island indigo, and elegant eggplant.  Other:  SU! white embossing powder, candy dots, and rhinestones.  Simply Scored tool.


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Dawn MacKay

I forget about this scoring technique...thanks for the reminder with your colorful card!

lisa pretto

great inspiration to get that scoring tool out, this is so cute!

Shannon J

How funny, Jane! You were right about our cards...I guess great minds think alike!! Your card is beautiful, I love your embellishments!

Denise Hoepfner

Love your happy card! Thank you for sharing! :D

Amy Whelan

I LOVE that technique of creating scored lines as part of the design. Great card!


Great use of the Scoring Board!

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