How do I cut layers?

Triple Time Card

Stamp set – Swallowtail (129216-c, 131943-w)Card stock – Whisper White and Baked Brown Sugar
Ink – Coastal Cabana
Other – Baked Brown Sugar 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (130022)

Q:  I love the layered look like the card above but don’t know how to cut the different layers. Can you help me?

A:  I am happy to help you. When I cut my layers, I generally cut each layer either 1/4″ or 1/2″ smaller. For an example if the card base is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ when folded, the next layer I cut would be at 5 1/4″ x 4″. If I wanted another layer on top of that, I would cut it at 5″ x 3 3/4″. So…whatever size the layer, if you want a mat behind it that is 1/8″ wider and longer, cut it 1/4″ wider and longer. For a 1/4″ border around a layer, cut the mat 1/2″ wider and longer. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at or give me a call.

One thought on “How do I cut layers?

  1. Dorothy Cordes

    I have done this in MDS. I spent the better part of an afternoon figuring out how it could be done.
    A day a two later some one posted how to do on before they changed the format of that forum.
    Sometimes change is not always better and what they have done with it is not an improvement as far as I am concerned.



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