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glasskanvas
02-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Right, I know this is a really dumb question (but it's typical of the questioner really). Is there a tool or proffessional way of bending card to give a really crisp, clean edge?
Basically I want to fold some business cards in half to form tags for some new items i'm making but want them to look nice and not podged together! Help!

nattynetty
02-07-2008, 01:13 PM
Yep, it's called a bone folder or creaser and you can pick one up for less the 2 at most craft shops :)

BTW there are no stoopid questions in craft, just answers waiting to be discovered :)

Ideas In Paper
02-07-2008, 01:22 PM
i THINK YOU CAN GET A SCORING BOARD FROM MOST CRAFT SHOPS ALSO WHICH IS THE SAME SORT OF THING AS NATTYNET SAID

glasskanvas
02-07-2008, 02:00 PM
This is why I love the forum!..thanks guys!

Seahorse
02-07-2008, 02:24 PM
BTW there are no stoopid questions in craft, just answers waiting to be discovered :)[/FONT]

That answer is the perfect example of why Natty netty should run for Prime Minister

Scorch
03-07-2008, 01:55 PM
Or, if you need it RIGHT NOW THIS MINUTE, a butterknife or a letteropener or a run-out biro will do a reasonable job...

Littlegems_cm
03-07-2008, 01:59 PM
Here here seahorse! Natty Netty for prime minister!
Cx

Woodsprite
07-07-2008, 01:27 PM
When I first started doing my cards I used a blunt pizza cutter as a creaser - obviously having cleaned the cheese of it first though!!

nattynetty
08-07-2008, 02:49 PM
Here here seahorse! Natty Netty for prime minister!
Cx

Gosh I missed this last week....I'll get my manifesto written asap ;) but as I'm rubbish at lying my future in politics may be short-lived :p

Finta
13-07-2008, 04:14 PM
Yep, your best bet is a bone folder or creaser. If its for tags you'll want it to look proffessional. But if you're using a makeshift folder the main thing to remeber is to avoid cutting into the card at all. It weakens the card so it will likely tear and will look scratty.