Diana Crick

CardMaker - - Meet The Designer - By Brooke Smith

Flip through the pages of any is­sue of Card­Maker and one name you’ll see pop up con­sis­tently is Scor-Pal. As most card mak­ers know, this in­cred­i­ble scor­ing board al­lows the user to cre­ate crisp and pro­fes­sional-look­ing folds and is a must-have tool for any pa­per crafter. We are hon­ored to fea­ture Diana Crick, the in­ven­tor of the Scor-Pal, in this is­sue. You’ll learn the story of how the Scor-Pal came to be, in­clud­ing how it got its name. You’ll also find out where Diana gets all of her de­sign in­spi­ra­tion! She also shares some of her fa­vorite pa­per-craft­ing and stor­age tips that you’ll want to be sure to re­mem­ber, and we’ll get a peek in­side of her cre­ative space. Pull up a chair as we learn more about this tal­ented de­signer and in­ven­tor.

Please tell us a lit­tle bit about your­self and how long you’ve been in­volved with pa­per craft­ing.

I have been in­volved with pa­per craft­ing in one way or another since I was a lit­tle girl. I have al­ways loved mak­ing cards. This led me to in­vent­ing the Scor-Pal tool in 2006. I was at a friend’s home and saw a piece of acrylic with a groove cut in it. I asked her what it was for, and she said she scored her cards with it. That night as I was try­ing to sleep, ideas were lit­er­ally fly­ing through my mind. I wanted a tool that I could score at var­i­ous places with­out mov­ing the pa­per. The next morn­ing I typed out all my ideas and named the tool the Score­board. When I read my notes back, in­stead of Score­board they read “ScorPal!” I guess this name was in my sub­con­scious and that was what I had typed. God sent me the right per­son at the right time and the Scor-Pal was de­vel­oped. It has been a won­der­ful suc­cess as it al­lows the card maker to make pro­fes­sional-look­ing cre­ations with per­fect folds. I love de­sign­ing projects such as boxes and in­tri­cate new folds for cards. I also have an online store that sells rub­ber stamps, dies and other card-mak­ing items. This keeps me very busy, so I cher­ish any time I can spend cre­at­ing.

What are the top five pa­per-craft­ing essen­tials you are never with­out?

Scor-Pal Scor-Tape Fiskars cut­ters Sizzix Big Shot die-cut­ting ma­chine Cor­ner-rounder punch

When I read my notes back, in­stead of Score­board they read “Scor-Pal!” I guess this name was in my sub­con­scious and that was what I had typed.

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