Help! What size paper do I use?

Updated: Jan 17

Stamping Basics to Remember

· Cardstock size begins as 8.5 x 11 inches

· Cut in half it is 8.5 x 5.5 inches; hg7vg\77

· Fold in half so your card base will be 4.25 x 5.5 inches


These layers go from the card base up to your top layer:

Layer Length in Inches Width in Inches

1 5. 50 4. 25

2 5. 25 4. 00

3 5. 00 3. 75

4 4. 75 3. 50

5 4. 50 3. 25

6 4. 25 3. 00

7 4. 00 2. 75

8 3. 75 2. 50

9 3. 50 2. 25

10 3.25 2. 00

11 3. 00 1. 75

12 2.75 1. 50



Standard Gate Fold

Paper is 8.5 x 5.5 in.

Score: 2 and 6. 5 in.


Double Accordion

Gate Fold

Paper is 12 x 5.5 in.

Score at 2, 4, 8, 10 in.


Accordion Fold

Paper is 5.5 x 10 in.

Score at 2, 4, 6, 8 in.


TIPS:

When stamping, stay in a similar color palate; for example…

· Brights: Black outline

· Neutrals: Brown, like soft suede

· Subtles: Smoky Slate or Gray Granite

· Regals: Gorgeous Grape or Night of Navy


STAMP CLEANER:

· 2 Tablespoons glycerin (local pharmacy)

· 8 oz. distilled water

· 1 teaspoon baby wash (or maybe blue Dawn)

Mix and place in spray bottle. Use on stamps and stamp on paper towel until clean.