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Old 08-22-2006, 02:36 PM   #1  
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Question Ok....so this is a dumb question but....

what size cards do you all make the most of? I've been stamping for about 8 years but just recently placed a SU order....lots of BG stamps. I've just recently really got into using BG stamps (mostly after looking at all you guys cards in the gallery). I also placed a huge order to Cornish Heritage Farms for BG stamps.Most of my cards measure 7" X 5" folded, but the BG stamps are to small to cover in one stamping and I never can get them to line up if I try to do it in two. So is there some secret I don't know or are my cards too big? I would really appreciate any help because I am green with envy at all of the beautiful cards in the gallery and want to start making my own. Thanks!
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Most of the cards I make are a 1/2 sheet of 8 X 11 folded. That would make the folded card 4 X 5.5.
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Actually, the paper is 8 1/2 x 11...so a half sheet would make a card 4 1/4 and 5 1/2 (not trying to be nitpicky here ). SU's background stamps are made to fit that size sheet...I'm not sure about Cornish Heritage Farms. HTH.
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I take an 8.5 x 11 sheet and cut it in half and then I get 2 cards bases. So the cards are all 4.25 X 5.5. That's the standard that most people around here make. Although I do like making some smaller square cards every now an then. Usually 4.25 x 4.25 so they fit in a regular envelope.
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Same here I cut the 8.5 x 11 cardstock in half and get 2 of the 4.25 x 5.5 cards. They fit perfectly in the SU envelopes.
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I'm a 4.25 x 5.5 or 5x5 square card maker...
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Actually, the paper is 8 1/2 x 11...so a half sheet would make a card 4 1/4 and 5 1/2 (not trying to be nitpicky here ). SU's background stamps are made to fit that size sheet...I'm not sure about Cornish Heritage Farms. HTH.
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Cornish Heritage Farms 'backgrounders' also work beautifully for 4.25 x 5.5 card fronts.

I prefer making my cards using the 1/2 sheet of cardstock... mostly because I like to buy my envelopes in quantity and they are much easier to find.

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I've been stamping for 2-1/2 years now and have only made 4.25 X 5.5 cards. I guess it's because that's what fits into all my envelopes. Maybe some day I'll venture out and try something different! have fun with your new background stamps!
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Thanks to everyone for your replies! I will be downsizing my cards, so watch for me in the gallery!
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Thanks to everyone for your replies! I will be downsizing my cards, so watch for me in the gallery!
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Sharon, if you really prefer to make this size card, you could stamp the background on a smaller piece and layer it on the larger card.

Here is a use of only part of the background stamp
Double-half background is kind of fun, too
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4.25x5.5. Though I do love square cards (4.25x4.25)...I just usually go for the regular size.

Oh and I love ATC's.
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Okay, here's my idea:

Look at the card front horizontally. Stamp the background stamp on the left & right side but don't worry about lining it up. Then take a cordinating ribbon, fibers, or paper and cover up the seam. Then mount your image/design in the center and add your embellishments.

Does that work? Is that dumb?
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Okay, here's my idea:

Look at the card front horizontally. Stamp the background stamp on the left & right side but don't worry about lining it up. Then take a cordinating ribbon, fibers, or paper and cover up the seam. Then mount your image/design in the center and add your embellishments.

Does that work? Is that dumb?
Not to me. Kind of like my first example?
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Thank you for all the tips and ideas! I completely understand your suggestions and will certainly be using them. I really appreciate everyones input.
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