The video will explain how to make your templates and how I figure out sizes for cutting layers. Then scroll down for all the measurements.
How to Cut Cardstock for Card Bases
The first thing you cut when making a card is the “card base.” There are 2 options for a “regular” sized card. Begin with a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock and cut it in either direction. Both ways give you the same sized “card front,” it just opens differently.
To make your own templates, just grab a bunch of scraps of cardstock. I recommend making them all different colors so so that when you playing around with them you can see the different sized layers.
Here are the sizes I cut mine:
- 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
- 4 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
- 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
- 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
- 5″ x 3 3/4″
- 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
- 5 1/4″ x 4″
- 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (card front size)
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