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Old 09-18-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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Don’t know – maybe lots of you do this. I find this car layout planning aid to be so handy that I would not want to be without it. Sorry, I can’t recall which stamper I got the idea from.


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You cut a frame opening in a large sheet of chipboard (cereal box, for instance) to represent the dimensions of a finished card, such as the A2 dimensions. Adhere a chart showing how much cardstock to cut for the card, what dimension envelope is needed, and what the dimensions of the layers are to be. I use ”increments for layers, but you might want additional charts for various other increments.


When I plan the layout I place dies, stamps, ribbon, etc. in the opening (and may change to a different size card that will be a better fit). The chart’s layer dimensions are referred to when I trim layers.


If you make only A2 cards all the dimensions are probably memorized, but if you vary card sizes like I do having the cutting details is so convenient.


And best of all – it’s free.
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What a great idea! I normally make A2, but have been wanting to try other sizes. Thanks for the info!
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I cut out every die in the Spellbinders card creators A&B so i have the actual sizes for my cards. Cheers
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Great idea! I also got the idea to use your various punches...like word window on a piece of cardstock.

You can then use it to see what stamps fit in the window..how to space them...etc.

I believe the lady kept them on a binder ring hanging by her desk.

Thanks for sharing your tip! I love it when I find something that helps me be more creative, and saves time.

Jeenny2010 I plan to do that with my sets as I get them. I think I only have some tags and label ones but it would still work with them.
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I am also starting a set of the negatives of the dies as i cut them out so i know what stamp or image will fit I have a few punches negatives as well cheers
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Great idea. I have done something similar with my Nestabilities.

I have 7"x9" 3-ring binders that use 6"x8" page protectors (available at Staples, Office Depot) & store embossed die cuts of all sizes for each Nestablitlies set in a page protector.

I use them in the same way you do to help with card design. I have also saved the "frames" which are helpful for determining best size & die style to use when I decide to die cut around stamped images.

This size binder is not cheap so I watch for them at Goodwill for 99 and stockpile them. I use them to store completed cards, card fronts, stamped images to be colored, etc. by card types (e.g. birthday, sympathy, wedding, masculine, different holidays, a whole bookshelf full!)

Using your example, I'm planning to start one for all cards sizes. Thanks for a very helpful, time saving idea.
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I have these frames too . I got the idea from Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace .
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