How to cut cardstock economically

Apr 3, 2023

how to cut cardstock economically

I cut a lot of paper.
That’s not true -I cut a heck of a lot of paper -so I want to cut cardstock economically.

But did you know – I only recently learnt this one trick that I want to share with you?

In this blog, I am going to share my top 3 tips for cutting cardstock economically.

  • Tip #1 -Score THEN cut your cardstock

Use a paper trimmer with a scoring blade to both score and cut the paper to the desired size.

I usually score my cardstock at 4 1/8″ on the short side, turn the cardstock around to the long side and cut 2 pieces of 5½” each.

You can see how I use these measurements in this project.

  • Tip #2: Use scraps

Don’t throw away your cardstock scraps! Instead, use them for smaller projects, like tags or embellishments. You can also use them to create layers for your main project. This way, you’re maximizing the use of your paper and saving money.

  • Tip #3 Cut in batches

Cutting in batches is another way to save cardstock. If you have multiple projects that require the same size and shape of cardstock, cut them all at once. This saves you time and effort, and also ensures that all your pieces are the same size and shape.

Bonus tip: Use digital cutting machines

If you’re someone who loves intricate designs and wants to save time on cutting, consider investing in a digital cutting machine like a Cricut or a Silhouette. These machines can make precise cuts in a fraction of the time it would take to cut by hand, and they can also cut a variety of materials, including cardstock, vinyl, and fabric.

Last December, I purchased a Cricut Maker 3 and can vouch for its cost effectiveness.

In conclusion, cutting cardstock economically is an important skill for any crafter to have.

By using the tips above, you can save money, reduce waste, and create beautiful projects with ease.

So grab your bone folder, paper trimmer, and digital cutting machine and get ready to save time, money, and your precious cardstock.

Why not give these tips a go?

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Happy crafting!

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