I thought it would be good to have a one-stop shop (list) of how I cut my card blanks, and the measurements I use… So here it is. Hope it’s useful for you too!
“Standard” A6 – 14.8 x 10.5 cm
This is the “half and half again” card when starting with a sheet of A4 cardstock… Cut in half in one direction, and fold in half the other.
Notecards & Envelopes – 5 x 3 1/2 inches
Super handy size for handing out a quick note, gift card, or something that doesn’t need a ‘full size’ card. Great for making multiples quickly; like my Happy New Home cards, or class cards from the kids.
Mini Card – 3×3 inches
These are best cut from 12×12 cardstock, as you can get 8 from a sheet. Simply cut into 6×3 pieces and fold in half.
Square Envelopes are available in Whisper White.
Square Cards – 6×6 inches, 5×5 inches etc… you get the idea
You can cut 2 from a sheet of 12×12 without any waste. And these are great for making a statement!
DL – 10 x 21 cm
Fancy something a little different? A long thing card will stand out from the crowd, and you can get one comfortably from a sheet of A4, with enough leftover to use for something else (layers/stamping/embellishments…)
This is by no means an exhaustive list…. I’ve made cards in all sorts of sizes (some of them intentionally 😉 ) and you may have noticed I haven’t written about envelopes for the last couple of sizes. Because I have something better…
The Envelope Punch Board
This piece of kit (available here) is dead easy to use, and allows me to make envelopes of any size, whenever I want, or need to. Yes, I sometimes cut card blanks wrong, and I just go with it because I know I can make an envelope to go with it. All I need is a coordinating sheet of Envelope Paper, or Designer Series Paper 🙂
It also has a secret life of box making… Great for 3D Cards, or quick gift boxes for smaller gifts!