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Well this is a new size card for me! I couldn’t tell you if I’ve ever made a 4×4″ (10 x 10cm) card before, and if I have, don’t ask me when it was! But it was chatting to my sister in law who was visiting me recently that prompted this different card size. She was telling me that she makes lots of ‘unusual’ sized cards, so I thought I’d have a bash too!

My card base is 4 x 8″ scored at 4″ (10 x 20cm scored a 10cm) with the layers set at 3 x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5cm) and 2.75 x 2.75″ (7 x 7cm)

That’s as much as the scoring and cutting went, but I am really rather loving Soft Suede as a neutral right now, so decided that would be the backdrop and also the ‘leafy’ coloured part of the card too. And those leaves along with the sentiment both come from the Choose Happiness stamp set. One that’s not particularly my style at first glance, but there are enough elements in it to keep me happy (pun soooo not intended!)

I rather like it. I may make some cards of this size again… Do you make unusual sized cards?

S xx

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Choose Happiness. Simply Happiness

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Sam Hammond

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  1. Like the subtle nature of this card Sam. I often make 4×4 cards, they work really well wth small stamped images diagonally in a corner. You also get two out of an A4 sheet plus room for a few matching gift tags with what you have left.

  2. Val Peacock says:

    Not made 4×4 but I often do 3×3 like this one will give it a try. Thanks SAM.

  3. Doreen Collins says:

    I love your little card today. I make lots of unusual size cards especially small ones as I sometimes create something and then make it into a card and it often works best spacing wise on an odd sized card. it used to be a bit of a problem with making envelopes to fit then but not since I bought the EPB off stampin up.keep the small ones coming!

  4. I love the size, shape, border proportions and neutral colours… but being a minimalist I’ll omit the sentiment add-on when I play with the idea myself! Thanks as always for sharing. 🙂

  5. love your card and the size is so cool!

  6. Pretty card. Last school year for the staff birthdays, I made 3×3 cards and envelopes and gave them to everyone on their special day. This year I am making boxes with cupcakes in them! Next year….I don’t know. Sam, I will need a good project to make for everyone! All your projects are spectacular, so I guess I will just pick one. I really liked the box the other day with the botanical gardens dsp. Maybe that will be the one I choose!

  7. I like the unusual sizes, but I must confess, I do not use them very often. Mostly when they belong to a larger present or when I can hand them over personaly, because sending by post costs “unusual prices” … quite a lot more than the standard. But the unusuals give you the chance to get a new view on the surface you want to craft on – maybe I should use a few more for easter greetings this year. Once again thank you for sharing your ideas!

  8. Nannie Annie says:

    Love this card. I tend to make 6×6″ cards but must try the smaller sizes. I prefer square cards.

  9. Renee McClintock says:

    I am loving the wide borders right now! Great 4 x 4. I think I need to incorporate more unusual sizes. I think you SIL is onto something! Thanks again.

  10. Love this card,
    I usually only make cards for people i’m going to see,
    I make mostly 5.5″ cards as they go into 6′ envelopes nicely
    Cheers, Kaye

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