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craftydr
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I need some help in sizing cards. I am new at making them again and I see sizes like A2, A4, etc and I don't know what sizes each of these are.
I know the most popular size is around 4.25" x 5.5", but I don't know which this is in an "A" designation.
Any help in the sizes everyone seem to make in cards would be helpful.
Thank you,
Dorothy Roller


 
lstory 
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In response to craftydr

An A2 card is 4.25 x 5.5. That's what lots of people make, probably because that's what you get when you cut a regular letter-sized piece of paper in half.

I happen to think A2s seem kind of small - especially when you compare them to the traditional Hallmark cards you see in the store - although I do make this size occasionally for thank-yous. Most of the time I make my cards 5 x 6.5 for rectangles and 5.5 x 5.5 for squares. I get both out of a 12x12 sheet without too much waste left over. I don't know if those match up to specific coded sizes. You could probably Google the different terms.


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to lstory

I know that the Martha Stewart score board has the sizes of cards start and finish on their board. Very handy!!!


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to binkiemonstermom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size

I have this bookmarked, because I'm ALWAYS needing to go back and check paper sizes. Check out the envelopes chart too - drool.


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to RedSquirrel

GREAT link!!!! TSF!!!


 
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