Using your Ultimate Cardmaker’s Scoreboard

19th June 2020

We’re thrilled with this issue’s Ultimate Cardmaker’s Scoreboard and with all the inspiration inside the magazine we’re excited to test it our for ourselves.

We’ve even provided a back-to-basics guide inside the magazine featuring a plethora of photo step-by-step guides to get you started – with guides on how to creating envelopes, pinwheels, stepper cards, and much more. You’ll find these on pages 58 and 59 but here’s a little one based on the issue’s bridge-style cover card to get you started:

HOW TO: create a bridge card


1 Place the short edge of trimmed cardstock against the raised edge of the scoring board and score down the second and fifth lines.


2 Turn the cardstock round and repeat to score two more lines at the opposite side.


3 Fold the scored lines mountain-valley-valley-mountain and burnish the folds to make sharp creases.


4 Affix a 15cm-long ‘bridge’ to the two side panels to complete the card. A 5”-square envelope will be needed for this card shape.

As a little extra bonus, we’ve also got a fabulous video from Helen Griffin, the creator of the off-the-page projects inside the magazine – we fell in love with her pinwheel centrepiece on pages 72 and we couldn’t wait to share it here

Don’t forget that Helen frequently shares videos on her YouTube channel too – click here to see what she’s shared!

We hope you enjoy this issue as must as we enjoyed creating it!

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Categories: Techniques and Inspiration, Tutorials, Videos

4 Replies to “Using your Ultimate Cardmaker’s Scoreboard”

  • Hi I have sent two emails to the magazine to ask if they could tell me when I will receive my free gift code PSICO420 – Which was Hunckydory Stamping press PLUSS storage box. I have had two months of magazines but still no free gift could You please help.

    Mrs A BIRT
    ps good demo many thanks but no demo on how to make envelopes

  • Which email have you been using? You’re best to email subscriptions@practicalpublishing.co.uk

    With regards to your comment on the tutorial – this is just a snippet of what you can do with the scoreboard. There is a how-to guide to envelopes inside the magazine, amongst many others how to’s using the scoreboard

  • I’ve received my stamping press and the storage box, some weeks ago, thank you, love it! Now am thinking of getting one with a hinge!
    I’ve been away from the crafting world for so long and now there’s loads of ‘new stuff’ on the market, so your magazine helps show what’s out there! (seeing my fav mag has now stopped and my other one appeaers to have done the same) I really look forward to it coming through the letter box! I’ve just downloaded the papers so am off to print them out! Love the Alphabet Die Cuts Helen is using. Is there a link where I could purchase them!
    Keep up the good work, keep safe!
    ((Lyn))

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