Hello! Welcome back to class, hehe. Today I’m going to be talking about creating a card base out of 8 ½” x 11” cardstock. Today I’m using a cream colored cardstock, by Recollections but feel free to use any paper or cardstock that you like; or, prefer—just make sure it’s the same size that I’m working with. We’re going to be using this paper to create what’s called an ‘A2 standard size’ card which measures at: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. What’s so great about using the 8 ½” x 11” cardstock is that you can get two perfectly sized A2 cards out of one sheet of paper; and, you can create a tent style card or a book style card as well. If I’m losing you already feel free to scroll down while I explain more.
In the picture above, I have the ‘tent’ style A2 size card which opens from the bottom, and I have the ‘book’ style card on the right that opens from the right.
Here is a picture of the paper I’m using, I purchased this from Michaels, but feel free to use any type of paper or cardstock you can find. Even using computer paper works—it’s the same size as this card stock, shown in the image above.First I’m cutting a A2 tent style card; therefore, I’m laying the longest part of the card, vertically—with the paper trimmer.
Next, you simply fold the card in half, creating a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base. Example of finished result shown below.
A2 BookYay! Now we can move on to the A2 book style card. We start by laying the longest part of the card, horizontally.