New Jo-TIPS video for you today on 3 ways to score cardstock. From the most basic with surprising items you have at home to working with paper crafting tools.
Have you checked out a Jo-TIPS video before? If not, you’re in for a treat.
I’m taking you back to the basics in many cases to show you my best tips and tricks for rubber stamping and paper crafting. Time and money savers to make your crafting time more fun and productive!
Let’s take a peek.
Like 3 Ways to Score Cardstock
These are my always out and close at hand tools for scoring:3 Ways to Score Cardstock
Now let’s take a look at a super simple card fold that is a fall-back-go-to whenever-I’m-stuck-for-ideas design!
You Are The Best Reverse Fold Card
Simple. Fast. Beautiful.
There are two scores on this 4 1/4″ x 11″ card. One is at 2 3/4″ and the second is at 5 1/2″.
First fold the 5 1/2″ score line into the middle (so you card is in half). Then fold BACK at the 2 3/4″ score line. Burnish up both your score lines and create the rest of your card.
Jo’s Design – and Other – Tips
GET MORE FROM YOUR CRAFT SUPPLIES TIP!
Do you recognize where the stamped flower and dies come from? The First Frost stamp set and Frosted Bouquet dies.
Don’t be afraid to take what you might think of as a winter images to use into spring and summer! A little change of colour and you’re all set! YAY! Another way to save moola on your stamping! See more ways here.
Tips for Crafting This Card
- Wrap Your vintage Scalloped Lace Trim around the end of your card and secure in the back with tape
- Glue the entire 2 3/4″ part of the fold together so there is only one doubled up card front
- Stamp your words first then attach the frame from Frosted Bouquet
- Create a contrasting background with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of designer series paper from the Woven Threads package
- Make a watercolour flower by inking, spritzing and stamping onto watercolour paper (see that technique here)
- Add depth by attaching coordinating leaves and embellishments on the INSIDE OF THE card
Give It a Try!
If you’ve been avoiding scoring your cardstock before folding it, take the smidgen of extra time to start. It’s quick and easy with only a few simple tools. And it’s amazing how quickly it elevates your cards from run-of-the-mill to extraordinary!
Here are the supplies for today’s project.You Are the Best Reverse Fold Card
Thanks a Bunch
I love to share quick and easy tips and tricks with you to make your crafting just a tad bit easier. Be sure to check out other videos in my Jo-TIPS series for more ideas.
Let me know what your go-to is for scoring your cardstock. Leave me a comment with your favourite tool. Maybe you too have 3 ways to score cardstock as you’re creating gorgeous designs in your craft room?