Fractions? Puh-lease!

Remember fractions?  I can hear the “Ugh!” from here!  In my class this weekend I taught everyone how to do the math to figure out dimensions for mats on their cards.  Here is the card we made, showing four different mat sizes. 

   A Flower for All Seasons from stampingmadly.com

The mats were made by adding either 1/4″, 3/16″, or 1/8″ to the dimensions of the previous layer.  I had everyone figure out the measurements for each layer and cut them themselves.  We made fractions more fun and less scary than your elementary school teachers ever did, I can guarantee that!  And everyone took home a lovely card.

A Flower for All Seasons
The stamp set is A Flower for All Seasons.  This is one of the sets you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration, so if you don’t have it yet, this is a perfect time to get this fun and versatile set.  Just click on the stamp set image to go to my online store.

I love the color combination in this card:  Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Old Olive.  What a perfect card for spring!

So how do you determine mat sizes for your projects?  Do you do the math? or just wing it somehow?  Leave me a comment and let’s see how many people really use those rusty old fraction skills!

Happy Stamping,

Sage Kimble

 Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!

Sage Kimble
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3 Responses to Fractions? Puh-lease!

  1. Kit Marie January 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    This delightful card makes me a believer that everything you touch turns out beautiful! I have the guillotine type paper cutter that shows 1/16 inches, so I just add the extra width when I am making the cut.

  2. Sage Kimble January 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    So that means you dont do the math, either. Does that work effectively for you?

    Sage Kimble
    The Mad Stamper
    sage@stampingmadly.com

  3. Janet Swofford January 29, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I always do the math:-) It’s makes it less confusing for me.
    Great cards and great blog:-)Thanks for sharing!
    Inky hugs,
    Janet

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