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Sunday Reference Day - Card Layer Sizing

I know many of you struggle with layer sizing when designing your projects. I created this measurement chart and a great visual to help you with measurements and designing.

Card Layer Sizing Chart based on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" folded card

Here are the raw measurements based on a 5 1/2' x 4 1/4" finished card:

5 ¼ x 4” 5 x 3 ¾” 4 ¾ x 3 ½” 4 ½ x 3 ¼” 4 ¼ x 3” 4 x 2 ¾” 3 ¾ x 2 ½” 3 ½ x 2 ¼” 3 ¼ x 2” 3 x 1 ¾” 2 ¾ x 1 ½” 2 ½ x 1 ¼”

You can also find this chart on my Tool Box page.

Original website post on card layers, includes a video!

I hope you find this information useful.

Happy Stamping, Sandy
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Color Palette 2019-2020 from Stampin' Up!

Color Palette 2019-2020 Stampin' Up!

Here is our color palette for the next year from Stampin' Up! You can find a copy of it in my Tool Box tab also. A great resource for all kinds of things.

Use this to help coordinate your projects.

I am such a color nerd I could look at this chart all day.

Be sure to click to download the chart to your computer or phone.

Thanks for stopping by, Sandy

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