Thursday’s Tip: How To Score & Cut A4 Cardstock To Make Cards

By | May 17, 2018

Knowing the right metric measurements to score and cut A4 cardstock will make card making quick and easy.  You can get two cards from one sheet of A4.

Check out this video and see how easy it is to do.  I shared this over a year ago, but some of you may not have seen it before and I had a question from a customer about this recently so I thought it was a good opportunity to share it with you again.

The two important measurements you need to remember when scoring and cutting A4 cardstock are 10.5cm and 14.85cm!

If you would like to add layers to your card, then usually I make each layer 0.5cm smaller.  For the card below, the cardstock was scored at 10.5cm and cut at 14.85cm to create my card base.  Then Rich Razzleberry mat layer is 10cm x 14.3cm and then the smaller white layer on top which has been watercoloured on is 9.5cm by 13.8cm.  Each layer is 0.5cm less.  If you would like a bigger border, then you can make the card piece 1cm less.

cut A4 cardstock

The Stampin’ Trimmer is a great tool to use to score and cut cards as it has both a scoring and cutting blade on it.  You would have seen how I did this in the video.  Remember the lighter coloured blade is for scoring and the darker grey blade is for cutting.

Another tip that you would have seen in the video is that it is best to score your A4 sheet first and then cut.  That saves time and you only need to score once!  Remember to use your bone folder to crease the fold to give a nice crisp, professional looking edge.


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I hope you have found these tips for scoring and cutting A4 cardstock useful.   Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to see other helpful paper crafting videos.

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