Need to create a card and don’t know where to start?
Create your card base in 4 EASY steps!
Step 1: Supplies
*Paper Cutter (Fiskars purchased from SU)
*8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock (any colour)
*Scoring blade (black blade on cutter) OR Bone Folder to crease your card.
Step 2: Cutting your Card Base
*Pull out ruller arm from under cutter so that you can see the measurements.
*Lift clear plastic slide and place cardstock under so that the 11 inch side is flat against the side of the cutter. ß11”à
*Line up your cardstock to the 5 1/2″ mark and slide down blade making sure that your cardstock does not move.
*You will be left with 2 card bases measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
Step 3: Scoring your card
Method 1: Bone Folder
*Line up your corners, then use bone folder to smooth out the crease.
(I find the bone folder gives me a nice, neat fold that is slightly more accurate than the scoring blade.)
Method 2: Scoring Blade
*Place cardstock on cutter with the 8 1/2″ side flat against the edge.
*Line up cardstock to the 4 1/4″ mark and gently bring scoring blade (black one) all the way down.
*Make sure you are applying gentle pressure so that you do not cut through the cardstock.
Step 4: Finished Card Base
Two orientations to choose from…portrait or landsape style:
*Cut your cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″ (again making 2 card bases)
NEXT: Create your Card Front
Step 1: Cutting your cardstock
*Line up the 11″ side to the edge of the cutter and make your first cut at 5 1/4″.
*Take the left over piece (5 3/4 x 8 1/2″) and cut off 1/4″ leaving your with 2 pieces of 5 1/4 x 8 1/2″.
*Line up 8 1/2″ side (on both pieces) to the edge of the cutter and cut making 4 pieces of 4 x 5 1/4″.
Tah Dah…your basics are done-now go decorate!
Here’s an example of a simple card using Garden Whimsy: