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Old 07-09-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default inches or cm's oz and card bases

I wanted to make 3x3 note cards and layer them . it seems to not be quite right using a4 i assume these are done 12x12 . I am new to this I have mainly A4 card stock

do most people in oz use inches? for paper it seems to be most referred to .. Please excuse the question
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A4 is 8.27 x 11.69 inches, so it's not *quite* long enough or wide enough to get 6 cards out of it.

You could do 2.75x2.75 and get 6 though!
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I'm an Aussie, and for the most part I measure and cut in cm. When I have made 3x3 (not often) I'd be okay about cutting down my A4 to get the right size and just use the left overs for layering. I use inches whenever it suits me too. I cut everything to suit whatever I'm doing with whatever I got.
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I'm with Theresa on this one, it's either cut our A4 accordingly, or resize. Another thing I do is when I buy cardstock for scrapbooking I make sure I get 12" x 12", then I can work on imperial based projects without hurting my brain too much! I know that Spotlight are having a sale on Kaisercraft cardstock for 49cents a sheet currently. That is 12" x12". Not really thick enough for cards tho, better for scrapbooking, but definately can do in a pinch! Good luck with your note cards!
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I use both imperial and metric, here in Canada. I think you'll find most British people will use metric. In fact, I think only the US does not measure in metric. Canada is 50/50, but the younger people in Canada use metric nearly exclusively.
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I use both imperial and metric, here in Canada. I think you'll find most British people will use metric. In fact, I think only the US does not measure in metric. Canada is 50/50, but the younger people in Canada use metric nearly exclusively.
Grin - I think that's an age thing. I'm old enough to span the move from imperial to metric so I can do both, but I must admit that thanks to the amount of time I spend here I probably work more in inches.
And I must admit that when I saw the thread title this morning, I read oz as the abbreviation for ounces, since we were talking measurements, LOL.
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Another Aussie here and for everything other than papercrafting I use metric measurements, but for all my papercrafting I use imperial measurements. I know it sound strange, but it came about due to all my scrapbooking tools when I first started out only having imperial/inches measurements LOL. Now I'm just used to thinking of cards, ATCs and LO pages in inches and most of my paper is the 12"x12" size rather than A4.
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