Projects, Tips & Techniques!

Did you know that you can make three, 4" x 6" cards from one 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock?  Here's how you cut it:

        1.   Cut on the black lines to create two "regular" (fold 6x8 pieces to create 4x6) cards and one landscape card.

        2.  Cut on the black lines to create three, 4" x 12" strips for landscape cards.

        3.  Fold landscape cards on blue lines.  Cards can be used horizontally or vertically.  In addition a 4" x 12" piece can be folded 3" in from each end toward center to create a "Gatefold" card.

Here's an example of a gatefold card:

These cards were quick & easy to make.  The Haunted House image was imported into a Microsoft Word document then sized to about 2" square.  The title was also written in Word.  Print onto colored cardstock then either cut the image into 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", or use a square punch.  I used a Marvy Uchida square punch so I could easily center the image for punching.  I matted the punched image onto a lighter shade of orange cardstock then glued it to the left side of the card, positioning it so the matted image overlapped the center edge.  Three corners were embellished with a black adhesive crystals.  I cut the title then glued each piece to the right side of the card.  I also imported the image of a bat into a Word document, adjusted it to about 3/4" wide, printed it on to yellow cardstock then used a circle punch to cut it out.  The "invitation" was also created in a Word document, printed onto cardstock then trimmed to measure 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".  It was then centered and glued to the inside of the card.   You'll find the images used on the "Images" page.  Click on the desired image then drag to your desktop.  These are copyrighted images, but may be used for personal use only. 

Cards like this are easy to make, especially when you can print your own images!  Enjoy!