As I was creating a video this past week, it occurred to me that it might be helpful if I shared my best tips for cutting and preparing card bases all in one place. I share tips and tricks all over the place – here on my blog, on YouTube, and on Facebook, but often these tips are spread out. It seemed like the right thing to do to talk about card bases for just a few minutes. I have several tips to make cutting and prepping your card bases quicker and easier, and I’ll share them below.
Prepping Card Bases Video Tutorial
Watch along here as I share these helpful tips regarding your card bases!
Below I’ll share my tips as well. Keep reading!
Tip #1: Keep Card Bases Prepped & Ready
I keep card bases cut and ready, in all of the Stampin Up colors. You can see them in the green basket in the photo below. This saves so much time, because I can simply pull out the color I want without having to go to my cardstock stash, find the right color, score it, cut it…you get the idea. You can find a handy basket like this at the dollar store.
Tip #2: Begin With 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock & Score First
To score and cut your bases, do not cut first! Begin with a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, and score it in the center at 5 1/2″. Then continue with Tip #3.
Tip #3: After Scoring, Cut Second
Next, cut perpendicular to the score line at 4 1/4″. By scoring first and cutting second, you’ll end up with two card bases with just one score and one cut!
Tip #4: Creasing Your Card – This Is Life Changing!
You must watch the video where I share how to burnish your card, or in other words, crease it using the bone folder. In the past, I used the bone folder in the way I saw others doing it, then I finally discovered to do it this way. My cards lay perfectly flat now, and I want yours to lay flat too!
Here are the supplies I used in today’s video. You can take a look and use the links to order as well!Product List
I hope at least one of these tips is helpful for you. Thanks for stopping in today as I shared my tips for prepping card bases!