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Old 07-27-2007, 08:42 AM   #1  
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I'd like to purchase some paper for card making, but am unsure if it is a better deal to purchase the 8 1/2 x 11 or the 12 x 12 to get the most cards for my money.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #2  
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Do you like to make square 6x6 cards? If so, then go for the 12x12. If you like the 5.5x4.25 then get the 8.5x11. I think for most people, the 5.5 x 4.25 is what is considered "standard". You can then get 2 full cards from one piece of 8.5x11. (Or 4 card fronts) HTH
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If you scrap more than make cards, I say get the 12 x 12 as you can use them for both. Othwerwise, standard card size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 - or an 8 1/2 x 11 cut in half.
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For basic cards, a lot of stampers use 8-1/2 x 11 and cut it in half. You get 2 cards that are 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 from each sheet.

If you like to make separate card fronts to attach to your cards, the 12 x 12 size will make 6 fronts that are 4 x 5-1/4.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:52 AM   #5  
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a 8.5 x 11 sheet:
2- A2 (5.5 x 4.25)
or 1 5x7 with leftover for layering
or 1 6x6 with leftovers

a 12x12 sheet:
2- A2 with leftovers
1 5x7 with more leftovers
2 6x6

I usually buy the 12x12's. If I find that I have alot of scraps of a particular color, then come reorder time I will just go for the 8.5 x 11.
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I mainly scrapbook, but when I do make cards they are usually pretty specific and of normal size, the A2. Then I just go out and buy just the cardstock that I need for that project. I have a surplus of White and Vanilla though.
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