Saving Paper—Cutting and inside mat.
Whenever I’m layering a full sheet of paper over another full sheet, I like to cut out the part that would otherwise be wasted underneath, so I can save it for another use. I tend to save this trick for full pieces of paper, but you can use it or any size if you like to save all sizes of scraps.
- Position the paper about 1” from the cutting line. I use the outside edge of my trimmer as a guide. Start your cut about 1” down from the top of the paper.
- Cut almost the entire length of the paper, stopping about 1” before the bottom edge.
- Remove the paper and rotate it clockwise 45 degrees (1/4 turn) Repeat step #1 & #2. Your new cut should start where your previous cut ended.
- End your cut 1” from the bottom edge. Continue rotating the paper 1/4 turn until you have cut all 4 sides.
Now you can use these pieces that would normally be under your card front for another project.
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