To read the cardstock conversion chart, determine the size of the element that you want to cut. Let’s take 1 7/8” x 3” for example. Find 1 7/8 in the 8 1/2” column and 3 in the 11” and multiply those two numbers. You come up with 12. This number indicates that if you make your 3” cuts on the 11” side you will yield 12 elements from one sheet of paper. Now let’s switch it up and find 3 in the 8 ½” column and 1 7/8 in the 11” column. This time when you multiply those numbers you will come up with 10 which means making the 3” cuts on the 11” side is the more economical way. Not only will the chart give you the most economical way to make the least cuts possible, it will also help you to find out how many pieces of paper you will need to use to meet your quota. You may want to test on a scrap piece of paper (like a piece of junk mail) before you start cutting the cardstock.

A few of you noticed that the example with the red circle really could net 5 rectangles if the paper was turned and two more 3” x 4.5” pieces were cut. This is in fact true, but when one is mass producing cards, it is all about the fewest cuts possible. In order to save money AND time, the example on the right will do the trick. As a matter of fact, you could cut multiple sheets of cardstock and save even more time. The more intricate your design is, the more time you will want to save. If you do have more time (or some willing helpers!) and are very concerned about saving money, take some time to see if other options might work – like turning the paper for example.

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thank you but i got it to work
ok guys thanks but i got it to work, thank you tho, i just had to try it a few times and then finally it worked
Cardstock conversion chart
I cant get it to work nor can i use the link another member posted, says its not available no more, so could someone send it to me please please.....juniorsbabygirl4ever@yahoo.com
8 1/2 - 11 Cardstock Conversion Chart
I forgot to mention that I can't get the directions to copy. I'm sorry I missed saying this part. Thank you. lovesivy1
8 1/2 - 11 Cardstock Conversion Chart
I have not been able to copy this conversion chart. Can anyone out there send it to me please. I would be very qrateful. lovesivy1@carolina.rr.com
Thank You Peaches!
Thank you so much for the link Peaches! You're a sweetie to post this info for all of us! I then copied the instructions posted here to a file in my Notepad & referenced that in my download file notes just in case I forget how to use this. I had thought the "directions" would be with the Chart but couldn't find it. But thanks to Paper Crafts Mag for a Great tool! I'm sure it will come in very handy!
ANOTHER THANK YOU! Copied the link & it worked like a charm!
Thank You!
Thanks Peaches, it worked for me! Very easy with the link.
Still not available
This was still not available, so I copied the text and the chart and put them into a draw document. Time consuming - but savable. Nice help for crafting, esp. cards!
no longer available? I keep getting an error message, "page not found."
Contact ksmith@ckmedia.com.
I saw on other Downloads that the person to contact to fix this problem is Kathy Smith, Paper Crafts at ksmith@ckmedia.com. She said to email her and she would fix these. Hope this helps (see comments under other downloads that had problems for her comments)
am wondering after all these comments re: same problem, if it will be corrected sometime soon? sure hope so!
Patterns
Such great patterns - but can't download like it says I can?
Nov/Dec 2008
Why the link if no patterns?
If you no longer offer patterns from previous issues for download, please dont list them as available. It's frustrating. Thank you. And how long are patterns available anyway? I would think they always should be. I saved all the isues, and if I may not have needed a pattern two years ago, I may need one now - I should be able to download it. Please consider.
I am unable to download any of the patterns-this is very frustrating!
I am receiving an error message each time I try to download a pattern. Someone was kind enough to post the actual link to download the peacock pattern. I am trying to download the matryoshka doll pattern. Is there a special trick? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am encountering this error message on all my attempts on all the patterns.......
After swearing at broken links for a moment, I discovered the correct URL for the downloads should be http://dev.papercraftsmag.inetz.com/images/stories/magazines/paper_crafts/NovDec_2008/ So the correct link for the first download is http://dev.papercraftsmag.inetz.com/images/stories/magazines/paper_crafts/NovDec_2008/D5pattern.pdf Hope that helps some other frustrated folks!
Cannot get the downloads to print.....keep getting an error message !!!!!!! Hello.....are you there?