Card Making Basics… Sizes

Hey!

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

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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.

These fit perfectly in the C6 envelopes, available in Whisper White or Very Vanilla. And there’s a bit of room to spare should you have some added layers/embellishments on your finished card!

Notecards & Envelopes – 5 x 3 1/2 inches

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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.

These come as a pack of 20 in Crumb Cake, or Whisper White. All pre-cut and scored, making card making a breeze!

Mini Card – 3×3 inches

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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.

Other Sizes

Square Cards – 6×6 inches, 5×5 inches etc… you get the idea

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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

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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!

Happy Crafting!

Debbie xoxo

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