Here’s a quick guide on how to cut card stock.
Card stock is your basic paper in card making. It is thicker than copy paper and usually available in 2 sizes – A4 and 12×12 (inches).
A reliable paper trimmer and scorer is a good investment when you’re a paper crafter. Also, make sure the blades are always sharp for neat cuts.
Here’s how to cut the A4 card stock to make a card base:
- Find the 4-1/8 inch mark on the vertical side of the paper and then score.
- Turn the paper clockwise and place it on the paper trimmer so that the score line is horizontal. Then find the 5-7/8 inch mark and cut. You will end up with 2 card bases.
- Fold the score line.
Here’s how to cut the 12 x12 inch card stock to make a card base:
- Bend the paper lightly on all sides and then choose the side that has less resistance. Place this side on the paper trimmer and find the 6 inch mark. Score at 6 inches.
- Turn the paper clockwise so that the score line is horizontal on the paper trimmer. Find the 8 inch mark and then cut and then again at 4 inches. You will end up with 3 card bases.
- Fold the score line. Your card base when folded will measure 4 x 6 inches.
Here’s a video to help you.
And here’s a list of the basics that you’ll need:
- Paper Trimmer and Scoring Tool
- Basic White A4 Card Stock
- Basic White 12 x 12 Card Stock
- White Envelopes
I hope that this guide on how to cut your card stock has been helpful and that you’ll also give it a go. If you need help let me know, I’m happy to help.
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