So how is this card different from the Large one? Other than the size, the smaller card takes advantage of an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of cardstock whereas the Large one requires a 12x12 sheet of cardstock.
Ready, set, and we are off.
To get started you will need: A scorer, a craft knife, some cardstock, glue/adhesive and embellishments if desired.
First step is to prepare your base. Cut your 8 1/2 by 11 in half to get two 4 1/4" x 11 inch sheets.
Remove one inch from the short end to get a piece that is 4 1/4 x 10 inches.
You will place your score marks at 1"---2 1/2"---3 1/2"---5" ( which will be your cut line and leaving a half inch on both sides) 6 1/2"---7 1/2"----9"
Cut your slit at the 5 inch score line which should be the center of your card. Remember we took an inch off the short edge.
Reinforce your score marks starting with the score closest to the 5" cut. Do the second and third scores. Repeat on the other side.
At this point you can distress your edges if desired or use your decorative edge scissors to enhance the edges. You could also incorporate some of the paper edge punches that have become extremely popular.
This will result in the following cut pieces: