I have been asked often about how to cut your cardstock to make your cards. When people come to my classes the card is already cut for them but they want to know how to go about it at home. So finally I have put together a video to share with them but also with you if you are not sure. So for Wednesday’s WOW! #22 we are looking at How to cut your card.
I hope you do find it useful and might be able to refer back to it when creating your own cards.
NB: I realised that there is some glare from the trimmer in the video. I apologise in advance for that but I hope it still gives you some idea.
Also, the measurements I give are for metric card. The US card size is different but I have mentioned about the measurements in the video.
The measurements I used in the video I have listed below so you can refer to them later. These are my personal measurements though. These measurements are for a standard card with equal layers.
Standard Card measurements
Card base: Cut A4 card at 14.8cm. Score on the long side at 10.5cm.
** For the layers for the standard card I decrease the card size by 4mm.
1st layer: Cut card 14.4cm x 10.1cm.
2nd layer: Cut card 14cm x 9.7cm.
For US Imperial card size: These are my understanding of the measurements. Do Check your own measurements.
Cardstock size is 8 1/2″ x 11″
Card base: Cut card in half at 5 1/2″. Score card on the long side at 4 1/4″
** For the layers I would suggest decreasing it by 1/4″ but check to see what you personally feel.
1st Layer: Cut card 4″ x 5 1/4″.
2nd Layer: Cut card 3 3/4″ x 5″. Hopefully these measurements are OK. 🙂
I hope this is helpful. I hope to bring you more Back To Basics videos in the future.