Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cutting Cardstock 101

A couple of my customers were needing the measurements for cutting a standard medium (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) greeting card so I thought this would be a perfect time for me to try me tutorial skills on this blog.

First, you align your 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock (new Baja Breeze shown here) horizontally at the 5 1/2 mark on your cutter. Cut.

This is the result of that first cut.

Next, take one of those 5 1/2 X 11 pieces of cardstock and align it horizontally at the 4 1/4 mark. Score.

Once folded on the score line, this is the result. You can build your card like this...or...

like this!

Hope this helps! Check back later for a different cutting tutorial!

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