Today we’re talking card bases and layers | Beginning Stamping!
You want to make cards but don’t know how to start? I remember when I first started. I was overwhelmed and confused!  So many people ask me about card bases and layers and sizing so I wanted to address it today!



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Card base is the first step, you will want a thicker cardstock to hold all of the layers you will be adding.  On my video I show the Whisper White Thick and a colored cardstock like Real Red. They will support the weight you will be adding!

Two Ways to Cut Cardstock

Cardstock measures 8 1/2″ x 11″

cut in half at 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ 



or cut it at 4 1/4″ on 8 1/2″ side to have a card base that measures 4 1/2″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″



What about layers?

Layers give your card more weight and truly make a handmade card!  Since I am talking to beginner card makers this is the standard layer measurements that I use.

A single layer is 1/4″ smaller than your card base.  In this case my card base measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ so I cut my layer at 4″ x 5 1/4″

It’s Always fun to add more layers and again using my 1/4″ rule:

  • Whisper White Thick card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Real Red Layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ 
  • Whisper White Layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″

Using these measurements is my most common layering however, the possibilities are endless!  As I mentioned on my video go to Pinterest and create a board called Card Making Layouts.  Pin layouts to your board!  So many others have already done the work for you!  I have started such a board myself, if you want to see it CLICK HERE

Video Card Bases and Layers | Beginning Stamping

Watch my video for cutting card bases and layers!

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