Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Stampin 101. How to cut bases and layers for your cards featuring This Little Piggy!
How cute are these little fellas?
This card is just here to make the blog post look pretty! 😃 and is an example to show you how I cut my card bases and layers. Something I had to find out for myself when I started card making.
I always use the same measurements to cut my card bases. I like to make a standard size card that fits one of the standard size Stampin Up envelopes. I love those envelopes. I used to think that all envelopes were much the same until I started using them. Now I've been spoiled I wont dress my cards up in anything else. Such lovely quality. 😊 But I digress! My card base measurements mean that I can cut two from each sheet of A4 card .
The way I cut my card stock most often is as shown above in the "This Little Piggy" card. I cut the card stock on my Stampin Up Trimmer with the long side at the top in half at 14.8 cm. I then score each piece in half at 10.5 cm. This gives me two card bases. Depending on which way up I would like the card I can have it in portrait or landscape. The other way I often cut my card is to cut the card stock with the short side at the top at 10.5 cms and then score each piece in half at 14.8 cms. This gives us a skinnier looking card and can still be used in both orientation.
Here is how its done.
So the key measurements for both type of card is 14.8 cms and 10.5 cms. My layers I then cut at half a cm smaller on both sides. So at 14.3 cm x 10 cm. Each layer I reduce the measurement by half a cm. This gives a nice border around the card.
I always put a white insert into my cards. This makes it feel more substantial and gives a solid back ground for stamping sentiments and writing in. This layer is the same as the measurements of my first layer,. So is 14.3 cms x 10 cms.
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