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Old 02-27-2016, 02:51 AM   #1
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A friend of mine gave me several packages of cardstock, prescored, that make cards 5.5x8.5. The packages also include envelopes to match. I am at a loss for ideas for cards this large. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:12 AM   #2
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I would cut some in half and you would have A2 cards.(5.5x4.25) Otherwise they would make a good base for a wedding card that you would put with a gift. Not sure that I would want to make many at that size. If you cut them down you could always find another way to use the envelopes.(store some scraps of paper in is one idea that comes to mind)
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Thats an A4 sheet scored and folded in half. It's a fairly common size over here, to be fair.Maybe try searching for ideas on Pinterest, or amongst British Bloggers?
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:27 PM   #4
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If you decide this is something you can't use, donate the cards/envelopes. I work for Head Start and we love to get things like this for our classrooms.
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:18 AM   #5
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If you scrapbook, it gives you large size postcards if you cut it in half to layer pictures, etc.

You might want to look at some British companies who work in larger sized cards for ideas like Clarity in their galleries. I want to say American company Paper Wishes does too but I cant seem to get dims on their project cards.

I assume with those dims the fold line is along the 8 1/2 side? It is an opportunity to use a large sentiment-like a paragraph- you might have put inside a card on the outside and still have room for images.

I hate to say it but you could look at commercial cards for how Hallmark, etc scales images on that size card.

It is an opportunity to do wide images like landscapes...tree lines, cities, mountains...
maybe somone on a bike too...
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Check out Creative Expressions Sue Wilson designs. All of her cards are large and she has some neat ideas. Also any of the European designers (Marianne designs, Joy Crafts etc) all use the larger size card.
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I'm not comfy with the larger size for card making. But .. it could be a nice size for small framed treasures without going all the way to 8"X10" and allows a little extra space for dimensional paper-crafting.
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I like to use this size if I'm layering a lot of die cuts. I find with the smaller A2 size there just isn't the room for layers of frames and flowers, so I go to the larger invitation size. I don't use them often, but people are really wowed when I do make a larger card. If your stamps are all smaller scale for the A2 size, then this is where digi stamps come in really handy. I also use digis and scale them up for the size of card. Here are a some cards I have in my gallery where I used digi stamps scaled up for invitation size cards:






(This is a wedding photo of me and my husband turned into a digi by Tammy at A Day for Daisies)

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Thanks for all of these suggestions. You ladies really come through! Love your cards, Cat.
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Cat, the wedding photo stamp is beautiful!!
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I like to make large cards for little kids. Also for anniversaries. Some people like the large size for important occassions....I sell a lot of birthday, anniversary and wedding cards.
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I would look up A5 cards on pinterest. the size of your cards are similar to our A5 size (5.75" x 8.25" approx.)
when I make cards that size, I usually have a large focal image, such as a tag or larger stamped image. if you use digis you can size them accordingly.
also i'd say more layers to break up the white space, unless you like white space and then you're OK!
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I would look up A5 cards on pinterest. the size of your cards are similar to our A5 size (5.75" x 8.25" approx.)
when I make cards that size, I usually have a large focal image, such as a tag or larger stamped image. if you use digis you can size them accordingly.
also i'd say more layers to break up the white space, unless you like white space and then you're OK!
Great suggestion. I love Pinterest!
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Large cards look really impressive as Easel cards too.





Easel cards can look good at this size.
On my Pinterest, I have three boards of my own work over the last few years- almost all are this A5 size.
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I'd cut them in half too. But if you are keeping them large so you can use the envelopes, try adding more mats and/or frames to your card. That will use up some of the space. It's also a great time to use big sentiments or inside and out sentiments but use both parts on the front. Look for sketches with lots of elements that would otherwise be tiny on a smaller card. Mojo Monday and Retro Sketches often have ones with lots of smaller elements.

Also try adding ribbon with puffy multi-looped bows. Here's the perfect time for the larger silk ribbon from May Arts or any bow made from ribbon that's near or over 1" wide. And I love the idea of scaling up digital elements.

What about clusters of 3-D flowers that are larger like mulberry flowers and roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon, silk flowers or bigger Scrapbooking sized chipboard pieces? Or make your own flowers, there are many companies that make dies for creating your own flowers like Spellbinders, Sizzix and Elizabeth Craft Designs.
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I like the ideas given here too. Another suggestion, would be to do collage work. When I do collage on cards, it seems I never have enough space when I do it on an A2 size card! LOL I always go bigger if I can.
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This is one of those larger size cards.
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I often get asked to make cards at work from ALL OF US. An A2 card is usually too small! I then use a full piece of cardstock scored in half and add page inserts inside for lots of people to sign. Retirement cards usually, or Going Away. Then I get creative and make large designs for these cards, or use my Cricut for larger die cuts and cut out statements. I have the need for large cards every now and then, so I like using them from time to time. A2 is my favorite size though for card making.
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This is one of those larger size cards.
This is a great idea for a larger card! If you have a regular sized card, apply it to the larger base.
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I use this size a lot recently. As Gill said, they are great for work cards. I've had to make 5 baby cards in the last month and everyone appreciates the space for writing a few words. (I also add extra sheets with a pamphlet stitch since getting a card for 50 to sign is hard.)
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I don't often use the larger size, and honestly am not sure why. But on occasion I have.
I would use them as is, especially since you have matching envelopes.

here are a few I made in the bigger size:
Christmas Candles by punch-crazy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Watercolor Wings by punch-crazy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Serene garden by punch-crazy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Welcome Fall Scarecrow by punch-crazy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Festival of Trees Star - plum by punch-crazy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Cherry Blossoms by punch-crazy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

It definitely is nice to have a bigger canvas when creating scenic cards or punch art.
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Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.
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I have made large cards for a friend who works in a hospice center. She advised that many of her clients are not able to see well and the larger cards took care of that problem.
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