Cutting Templates


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.



Template Sizes

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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