Struggle With Measuring?! Try These Tricks!

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Do you struggle with measuring properly for your card making and other paper projects? Today I have a few tips to share that may help. Make sure to read to the bottom, because the tips keep coming at the end!

Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!

Struggle With Measuring?! Try These Tricks Video

Making Cards Without Measurements

Here are three ideas for making cards without using measurements. I explain each one in detail and show how to use it in the video, so watch along if you’re not sure what I’m trying to explain!

1. Just Cut

Just start cutting! When using designer papers, just start cutting your paper into various shapes and sizes. Once you have a collection, lay them out on card bases and arrange them however you like. I do this often. No measurements needed!

Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!
Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!

2. Use A Post It Or Sticky Tab

If you’ve cut a particular piece, let’s say around a stamped image, use a post-it note or sticky tab to mark the measurement on your trimmer. You can use this guide to cut more without having to focus on actual measurements.

Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!
Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!

3. Creating a Bigger Or Smaller Mat

This involves using the post it above as a guide to create a piece slightly larger or smaller than the first piece. Need it to be bigger?  Place your paper slightly to the left of the mark before cutting.

Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!
Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!

Need it to be smaller? Place it slightly to the right of the mark.

Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!

More Tips!

Cutting Card Bases & Mats Without Measuring

I created the lines on my trimmer to make it easy to cut card bases and mats without measuring. Want to know more about this? See more about the lines on my trimmer here.

Do you struggle with measurements on your card projects? Click here for tips & tricks for making beautiful cards without measuring!

Creating Panel Cards Without Measuring

Visit this blog post about panel cards and watch the video to see how I created the peach card below without using measurements!

Panel cards are a perfect way to use up your paper stash to create simple but beautiful cards. Click for 7 different card designs with measurements!

Do you think these tips will help you? Comment at the bottom and let me know!

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