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Learn how-to score your papercrafts in #TechniqueTuesday with John from The Art Dream and then make his paper gem banner.


  • How to cut a piece of papercutting. Scoring - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials, you'll need a simple paper craft too. Here I'm making a paper gem. I typically use a craft knife, I think it creates a nice clean fold.

  • How to cut a piece of papercutting. Scoring - Step 2
    Step 2

    First cut out your paper craft, then place your ruler up against the lines and gently run your scoring tool across the whole line. Score all of your fold lines.

  • How to cut a piece of papercutting. Scoring - Step 3
    Step 3

    If you're using a craft knife be sure to only apply a little bit of pressure, the idea is to make a surface cut on the paper, do not cut all the way through!

  • Step 4

    The bonefolder is nice for beginners or children. The directions are the same as a craft knife only with the bonefolder you can apply more pressure to make the line dent in your paper.

  • How to cut a piece of papercutting. Scoring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you've created all of your score lines go ahead and start your folding.

  • How to cut a piece of papercutting. Scoring - Step 6
    Step 6

    You can find my gem printables in the shop over at theatdream.com!

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