Fresh Eyes On Your Papercrafting Supplies – Cardstock.
Let's face it. From time to time, we all get into a rut when it comes to papercrafting. We use the same products in the same way, sometimes very uneconomically. I've been thinking a lot about how I waste or underutilize my supplies and that led to my Fresh Eyes On Your Papercrafting Supplies series that I'll be starting on my blog today! I'll revisit some topics and start a brand new conversation on others. I hope you'll find my topics of interest and value
Today, let's talk about cardstock. How many of you, when measuring for a mat or card layer, just “eyeball it” or, even worse, just take a hunk out of a full sheet, thereby creating ANOTHER scrap piece? Do you get sick of doing the math over and over again to create proportional matting? Without a doubt, I can say “guilty”!
Here is a template to show you how I cut my card layers and/or scrapbooking photo mats, thereby maximizing cuts in my cardstock and saving time when creating these layers. Each layer is 1/4″ smaller than the next. These are the measurements I use most frequently.
I've also created a short video about proportional matting that I share exclusively with my newsletter subscribers. In the video I actually show you layered pieces of cardstock to give you an actual color visual of this chart.
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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my first article in “Fresh Eyes On Your Papercrafting Supplies”. If I can help you in any way, please give me a shout!