Monday, June 23, 2014

Cards Sizes

I have not been on my blog for a while now.  It's not that important right now as I do not have many followers.  I will be up and running on a schedule soon and then I will have to take it more serious.

I am newer to the whole card making craft and am always trying to figure out what size my card should be.  I found this great information on a website that is closing down so there is no reason why we can't share it here.  I am very excited to have this info on hand and hope it helps all of you as well.

Card Sizes

Here are the most commonly used standard card sizes for your handmade greeting cards. All dimensions shown are in inches.

A1 - 3.5" x 4.875"

The A1 size is most often used in fold-over style for thank you notes and in flat style for wedding response cards. If you like to write shorter thank you notes this is the right size for you, but if you tend to write a lot, you may want to opt for the larger A2 size.

A2 - 4.25" x 5.5"

The A2 size is the most commonly used size for a wide range of cards from invitations to announcements. As a fold-over style note card, the A2 gives you a little more room to write than the A1.

A6 - 4.5" x 6.25"

The A6 size is a little less common than its smaller or larger brothers, but it's a great in-between size for flat cards.

A7 - 5" x 7"

The A7 is a larger and more formal size for your most important events like holiday cards and wedding invitations. It has a substantial feel and gives you the most area for large photographs.

Biz (Business) - 2" x 3.5"

This is the size of a standard business card, and is used for calling cards and wedding table place cards.

Square - 5.5" x 5.5"

The square card is another large, substantial card and has a unique look all its own. Be aware that extra postage is required by the USPS for square envelopes!