I, like many of you I am sure, have more than one scoreboard, could I resist the new Hunkydory one? Of course not.
So here is my scoreboard story
I started with the Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro. This has been a good workhorse but has limitations as a scoreboard. Its useful parts have been slowly replaced with newer and more versatile tools. Bow making pegs replaced with Tattered Lace Bowmakers, trimmer replaced with various ones ending with my fav the Cutterpillar, the enveloper with We’R’Memory Keepers etc, not to say I don’t ever use it but it’s main issue for me has always been its bulk.
My next one is the Martha Stewart 12″ board. As the name suggests it is slightly over 12″ square overall size.This was bought as a Xmas present (mostly cause I asked) and I have loved using it. Being an american product it is in inches going as small as 1/8″, has a centre 0 measurement (very useful) and an included envelope maker (admittedly not used but thats because I usually need a box if card too big for the provided envelope)
The Eazi-Scoreboard. Size it is just over A4 and really only has limited scores but I find invaluable for card bases as it has A4 centrefold, gatefold etc, thus replacing part of the Ultimate Pro and easier to whip out.
Tattered Lace mini scoreboard Size is just over A5. Came as part of a bundle but I have used it lots. Obviously easy to carry in tote bag and when working on small projects ideal, that being said you are not totally restricted to A5.
And finally ………
Only arrived today but already I am loving it. despite being the thinest of my boards (except possibly the mini) it is very stable and can be used on your lap.The scoring area is 12″ * 12″, inches one side ( in 1/8″ spacing) and cms (0.5cm spaces) on the other. On the inches side the centre is clearly marked with a 0, however it does not have numbering going out from it like the Martha Stewart board but I think it is still useful. At the top the score grooves start in the ‘frame’ making it very easy to start in the correct place. Its big advantage is the built in box making facility. This has always been the one thing I would always get the Ultimate Pro out for, now I don’t need to. The box making is on both sides so you can work in inches or cms.
All of the boards have come with their own scoring tool.
All the boards work and I will no doubt continue using them all except sadly the Ultimate Pro as I think I have now upgraded all its useful parts.