Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quick Referral Cube

Happy Wednesday!  I thought that I would share with everyone some notes that I refer to frequently when cardmaking and scrapbooking. I have printed the following notes on paper and put them in an old picture cube to keep close by so that I can refer to them at a glance.

A2 Size Card:
For a standard A2 size card (fits in an A2 size envelope) start with an 8.5" X 11" piece of cardstock and cut in half the short way so that you have an ending size of 8.5" X 5.5" (I hope I said that the right way?)  Score and fold at 4.25" and you have your card.

A9 Size Card:
For an A9 size card (fits in an A9 size envelope) start with an 8-1/2" X 11" piece of cardstock and score and fold in half the short way so that your card base measures 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" (I'm not sure if I'm saying that right...I always learned them as a hamburger or hotdog a hamburger fold :)

Square Card:
For a 4-1/4" square card, start with an 8-1/2" X 4-1/4" piece of cardstock and score and fold in half the so that your card base measures 4-1/4" X 4-1/4".

Mat Sizes:
I always go a 1/4" bigger or smaller for my mat depending on the type of mat.
The mat size for an A2 size card is 4" X 5-1/4". 
The mat size for an A9 size card is 8-1/4" X 5-1/4". 
The mat size for a 4-1/4" Square card is 4" X 4".
If you are putting a mat under a 4X6" picture cut the mat at 4-1/4" X 6-1/4" (I order my pictures from shutterfly and my 4X6" pictures always come as a 4" X 5-7/8" picture so I cut my mat at 4-1/4" X 6-1/8").  Then if you choose to add another mat behind the first mat, cut mat #2 at 4-1/2" X 6-1/2".

Gift Card Envelope:
If you are trying to make an envelope to hold a gift card, I use the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge.
The envelope is on page 79.
Use the Tall Ball setting and cut at 3-3/4".
This will hold a gift card perfectly.

Please comment with any helpful notes, tips, or tricks that may help fellow crafters!
Thanks for stopping by!


Krafty Kim said...

I love this idea. I have a few of these cubes left from a few years back when I got them in the Target Dollar Spot. I will be making a cube like this for my craft room, but I think I might scrap the inside.

the cricutologist said...

LOVE this! I wonder if I could find one of those cubes! I love it!