How To Cut A Very Large Card Stock Sheet Into Manageable Pieces . I buy my card stock in very large sheets 28″ x 20″, far too big to put through my paper trimmer. But I have a way of making a straight mark so that when I want to cut a piece off I can do so in a tidy manner. I have a CuttleBug paper trimmer and I am loathe to upgrade it for a more expensive model because it works so well and doesn’t take up a lot of room. Red Robin Cottage being teeny tiny means that everything has to be assessed for size and usefulness before it makes it through the door!
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So here’s what I do to make a good straight line that I can then cut with a craft knife and not leave a wavy edge that has to be trimmed later – such a waste of precious card stock!
I exchange the blade for the scorer on the trimmer and measure off the piece I need using the inbuilt ruler on the trimmer. Working from one end of the card I score as far as I am able to, I then flip the card over and do the same from the other edge. There is a small gap in the middle which I mark by removing the scorer from the trimmer and then using a metal ruler I link the two score marks and run the scorer along the edge of the ruler. This sound far more complicated that it is!
I can then use a craft knife and cut a neat line and not waste any card. I’ve had a look online and I am pleased to see that Cricut still offer the same paper trimmer, it’s just not green these days! I like my trimmer because you can get scorers for it so it’s dual purpose. If you are needing a paper trimmer I can recommend this one. CLICK HERE to learn more.
I hope you find my method of how to cut a very large card stock sheet into manageable pieces helpful. I’ve found it’s much more economical to buy card stock in large sheets, but wrestling with them wasn’t much fun! That was until I devised this method and now can happily and easily get my card stash under control. Happy crafting!