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Posted 11/10/2012 by ladyinblack1964 in General Scrappin'
 

ladyinblack1964
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Posted: 11/10/2012 3:26:22 PM
Hello:

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what options I have here.
I want to get a 3" x 3" stamp and make greeting cards from it.
I am kind of a newbie at cardmaking...so...How can I make this look OK on small cards? I know cardstock does not come in 3x3. What would be the next size up?
I don't want to get too complicated with it!

Thanks!!!

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Posted: 11/10/2012 3:29:11 PM
use 6 x 6 paper. If you want folded cards, cut it in half and fold. If you want just a flat 'tag' type card, cut it in fourths.



ladyinblack1964
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Posted: 11/10/2012 3:35:37 PM
Thank you!
I will try that.

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Posted: 11/10/2012 3:39:45 PM
If you scrapbook in 12 x 12, you can use paper you already have instead of buying some. Cut the 12 x 12 into fourths. You'll get four 6 x 6's that you can now cut as directed above.



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Posted: 11/10/2012 3:40:36 PM
Thank you!

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Posted: 11/10/2012 5:04:55 PM
Alternatively, you could stamp the image, cut it out and layer it onto a card base of any size.

There's a very informative tutorial on cardmaking >>>> Basics on Kristina's Blog.






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Posted: 11/11/2012 10:47:03 AM
Thanks, SDeven. I'm off to check out that link now!

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Posted: 11/11/2012 12:42:23 PM
Good luck! Cardmaking is addicting. There are some great samples in the stamping gallery here on Two Peas.

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Posted: 11/11/2012 12:46:18 PM
You will also need to keep in mind the minimum and maximum sizes permitted by the USPS:

Can You Mail It? ( click on "SIZE" )


It costs more to send irregular sizes, too.

What would require extra postage?
* Square envelopes
* Envelopes that are lumpy (uneven thickness) or rigid (don’t bend easily)
* Envelopes with addresses written parallel to their shorter edge


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