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hafsa48 06-11-2013 07:11 PM

3x3 Template

A friend of mine is a florist. I make cards, so I've asked if she's willing to sell my cards along with her flowers. And she agreed. But here's the issue:She's asking me for 3x3 cards (or around that size)
- I can't seem to figure out the best way to use a 8.5x11" sheet to make 3x3's. I seem to be wasting a lot of paper.

Secondly, have you come across any design ideas for 3x3 cards? They sound awfully small for any design or stamp I have


buggainok 06-12-2013 12:27 PM

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First, I did a search on Google images for gift enclosure cards. There are quite a few ideas there. Here is the link:


Next I just sketched out a 8-1/2 x 11 sheet. If you make your cards 2-3/4 x 2-3/4, and cut them like my sketch, you can get 6 of them from a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11. The solid lines on my sketch are to cut, and the dotted lines are to fold.

This will leave 1/4" left over on the 8-1/2 width.

PS click on the thumbnail sketch to make it larger.

thecraftysister 06-12-2013 12:28 PM

I wonder if it would be easier to make them from a 12x12 sheet? I'm terrible with math, so that is the way I would go... I think you can get 8 3x3 cards from a 12x12 sheet with no waste.

I did a Google search for 3x3 cards, and lots of images came up:

If you are on Pinterest, you could search there for ideas, too...

Good luck! I would love to see what you come up with! :D

thecraftysister 06-12-2013 12:30 PM

Looks like Bugga and I were typing at the same time... Your template is excellent!!

TexasGrammy 06-12-2013 12:38 PM

3x3's can be very easy to work up. It's simply a smaller working palette. ;)
You should be able to get 3 cards from an 8.5 X 11" cardstock sheet when cutting the cards 3" X 6".

Check our gallery by searching with the keyword: 3x3

Hopefully that will inspire you in your own endeavors for the florist shop. ;)

buggainok 06-12-2013 12:40 PM

Yes, we were, Laura. I tried and tried to do google search images for 3 x 3 cards, and it just wouldn't work for me, so that's why I tried gift enclosures. Crazy computers....

I hardly ever use 12 x 12 actual cardstock anymore. I have patterned paper in that size, but all my solid cardstock is 8-1/2 x 11. That's because I'm always looking for bargains, and they have it on sale in packs at Mikes and Joann's a lot. The 12 x 12 not so much.

hafsa48 06-12-2013 07:25 PM

Thank you SO MUCH folks! This is awesome.. I'll get started now :)

nancystamps 06-13-2013 07:30 AM

Do you need to put them in envelopes? I always size my "3x3s" to fit in the envelopes I have, they are probably more like 2 7/8" square. Even if you use 8.5 x 11 paper, there is NEVER waste! Use those strips to punch out sentiments, or cut smaller squares to fit inside of a dark colored card for customers to write on. Have fun!

nancystamps 06-13-2013 07:49 AM

Forgot to mention that if you enter 3x3 in the search box on the main page of the gallery, you will get lots of ideas!

hafsa48 07-09-2013 09:25 PM

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thanks all for your help. I wanted to share what I came up with!

You can view some of my other cards at Hafsa Creates and HafsaCreates card creation

buggainok 07-10-2013 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by hafsa48 (Post 20239156)
thanks all for your help. I wanted to share what I came up with!

You can view some of my other cards at Hafsa Creates and HafsaCreates card creation

Your little cards are just adorable! Great job on them. :)

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