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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Chop your paper, no more excuses!

Hello everyone,

About a week ago i took part in a free online workshop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. What a gem she is to do a free workshop!
Once i knew the basics of chopping your paper i was right to go on my own.

Let's have a look at what i made and the measurements.

My card bases are 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"
scored at 4 1/8".

I have lot's of paper i have hoarded, it's quite ridiculous really. So i started with some cuts using our Birthday Memories DSP, then i grabbed one of our old DSP stacks, the ones that used to measure 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and turned them into 23 pretty cards. NO MORE WASTAGE!!

The measurements for the stack of cards were cut into 4 different sizes, here are the measurements for them in the size i did, as well as sizes for 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card bases.

My card bases are an A4 with 1/4" cut off to make it a 11 1/2" x 8 1/4" piece. I then cut my base in half to 5 3/4" x 8 1/4", scored at 4 1/8". Or i cut it at 4 1/8" and score it at 5 3/4".
The dsp cuts are:
for a full size 4 1/8" x 5 3/4".
next size was cut at 4" x 5 5/8".
another piece at 3 7/8" x 5 1/2".
and the other was 3 5/8" x 5 1/4".

U.S.A card bases 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Dsp sizes 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
4 1/8" x 5 1/4".
4" x 5 1/4".
And 3 3/4" x 5".

Keep in mind, i didn't cut this from 12 x 12 paper, it was from the old 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper stacks, All Abloom. I used the off cuts to dress the back of the envelope, and for the insides of the cards.

I also sat down and worked out a bunch of one sheet wonders. I will blog about them in the future.

For now, here are the Birthday Memories cards, and the stack of 23 from All Abloom.

I understand being hesitant when it comes to chopping that beautiful paper, you don't want to ruin it and waste it am i right? But take it from me, once you are done chopping, you will be so glad you did it. It will feel like getting a new haircut, you will feel lighter and happier. So get into it and chop that paper, get it onto some cards and show it off!

Hugs, Mel xx

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