This shows a slightly different way to cut cardstock for a standard medium sized card base.
First, align a sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock (NEW pink pirouette shown) vertically at the 4 1/4 mark on the paper cutter. Cut.
This is the result of the first cut.
Next, align one of the pieces of cut cardstock at the 5 1/2 mark. Score.
After scoring, fold along the scoring line. Build your card on this "tent" style card or...
like this "book" style.