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.