ATC Cutting

Trading Card Cutting Tutorial

Place a cardstock down on the table with the long side (11 1/2) running north/south and the short side (8 1/2) running east/west.

You will be creating 10 cards off this sheet.

Six will be running north/south (11 1/2 side) in two columns.

Four will be running east/west (8 1/2 side) in one column.

Using the placement as described, mark off 2 1/2 inches, and 5 inches, and draw your lines creating 2 columns.

Now mark off each column off in inches: 3 1/2, 7, 10 1/2 inches. Draw your lines through both columns giving you 6 cards. (You should have 1/2 inches left over scrap)

Turn your paper so that that extra column that is 3 1/2 inches wide, is on the top of the paper and your two columns containing 6 cards are on the bottom 2/3rds of the paper.

You will create 4 more cards from this 3 1/2 inch wide column.

Mark off this column every 2 1/2 inches. Your markings should be: 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, 10 (with a tiny margin of 1/2 inch)

You should have 10 cards to cut out.

You can make 12 cards out of a 12×12 sheet of card stock. Double sided card stock is great for ATCs.
You will be using 10 inches by 10 1/2 inches of 12×12 card stock.
Mark off the inches on one side: 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, 10. You should have 4 rows.
Mark off on the other side: 3 1/2, 7, 10 1/2. You should have 3 rows
You should have some left over strips (1 1/2 inches wide, and 2 inches wide) that can be used as layering.

Mirkwood’s TC Layout Sheet

Mirkwood’s TC Jacket Templatet

Simple ATC Book by Lisa Vollrath