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Old 02-21-2007, 07:55 AM   #1  
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Default I probably sound crazy, but I've been wondering this for some time...

I love to go to the gallery and enjoy all the lovely creations. I especially like to see all the cards that preview all the new stamp sets for each upcoming SU! mini.

Well, here is the crazy part, I am always surprised by the diminutive size of the stamp sets. When you see cards in the gallery, they look so large and then, I am amazed to see how small the stamps really are. My sense of dimension and proportion is always "off". Anyway, that's been on my mind for a long time. Just wanted to see if anyone else has had the same experience.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:08 AM   #2  
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Not crazy at all! The scrapbook mags do this to me all the time. I love that Simple Scrapbooks now gives the size of each layout, so you know that it's a 6x6, 8x8 or 12x12 and can scraplift accordingly.

When I started making cards, I used larger cards (premade) and always thought the SU stuff was too dinky. Then my "duh" moment came and I realized all the samples in the catty were A2 size or smaller. Now, I buy SU paper and cut it in half to make cards and the scale is sooo much nicer and easier to work with.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:24 AM   #3  
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Late Blossom is correct - SU stamp sets are deliberately designed to fit A2 sized cards. I think we're just so used to the cards we see in the stores which are A4, A7, or even larger. The stamps can sometimes small, but as long as you keep in mind that they are meant for a smaller card size, then the proportions will make more sense and the images in the sets won't seem as small. HTH
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That's why I'm so glad the images are shown full size in the IB&C and minis -- resolution on a monitor can really mess with proportions, and the images in the catty let me see what the stamp really looks like!
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what size is A2???
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what size is A2???
4.25" x 5.5" -- it's a publishing/printing size designation.
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A2 Envelope 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 white. So our cards of 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" fit in them perfectly.

That's a half sheet of cardstock folded in half again; either cut of cardstock (long cut or short) will come out the same size when folded.
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I did not know that SU! stamps sets were specially designed to fit A2 sized cards. When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense to me now.
LateBlossom, that's a good point about the Simple Scrapbooks giving dimensions for their layout. I think it would be great if people provided their card dimensions when they upload them in the gallery. It would be very helpful in gaining perspective on their designs.
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I did not know that SU! stamps sets were specially designed to fit A2 sized cards. When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense to me now.
LateBlossom, that's a good point about the Simple Scrapbooks giving dimensions for their layout. I think it would be great if people provided their card dimensions when they upload them in the gallery. It would be very helpful in gaining perspective on their designs.
I didn't know that either but you know it does make perfectl sense when you look at the size of background stamps!
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I didn't know that either but you know it does make perfectl sense when you look at the size of background stamps!

Great point!
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I did not know that SU! stamps sets were specially designed to fit A2 sized cards. When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense to me now.
LateBlossom, that's a good point about the Simple Scrapbooks giving dimensions for their layout. I think it would be great if people provided their card dimensions when they upload them in the gallery. It would be very helpful in gaining perspective on their designs.
I hadn't thought about it for uploads here. It would be nice if people noted a size other than A2. I just loaded one that I messed up and cut down, and I included the dimensions since I knew it looked "different."
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you know what I love. I love it when you see a layout, but don't realize the photo is blown up to fit the majority of the page, so you think it's a 6x6 page when it's actually a 12x12 page. I swear the photo's are 6x6.
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So is it a 'given' then that all cards in the gallery are size A2 unless otherwise specified?
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So is it a 'given' then that all cards in the gallery are size A2 unless otherwise specified?
Not everyone specifies when they're doing something different (sometimes it's a challenge that calls for an unusual size), but for the most part it's safe to assume that a card is the "standard" A2 size.
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Yeah, I have kinda thought the same thing about the size of the stamps too.

Most of my cards are 5 1/4" x 4 1/8" ONLY becuz I picked up an entire box of 1800 (yes folks, 1800) envelopes at a garage sale for 5 bucks and that's the size they are!!
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When I first joined SCS a couple of years ago I didn't actually own any SU stamps - I'd look at all the fab cards in the gallery and try to create something similar using the stamps I did have and I just never had enough room. So I came to the conclusion that all the cards must be 5x7 so went and bought a load of 5x7 card blanks and sure enough I suddenly had enough room to make the sketches work etc. When I finally got my hands on my first SU stamps I realised how much smaller they were and they looked rather lost on my 5x7 cards!
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Yeah, I have kinda thought the same thing about the size of the stamps too.

Most of my cards are 5 1/4" x 4 1/8" ONLY becuz I picked up an entire box of 1800 (yes folks, 1800) envelopes at a garage sale for 5 bucks and that's the size they are!!
Wow! Lucky for you! I bought one box of 100 at a garage sale once, only to find they had been stored in a damp basement and were all sealed shut!! Luckily I only lost $1.
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