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.
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.
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!
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