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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2006 01:34:57 AM »

I come from australia... and i dont know if i have a measuring problem, but i think our playing cards aren't as big as yours! So i've just measured it out for myfirst one, and now i just trace around others.... too bad they have to be ractangular... my cutting skills are not great!
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2006 06:57:05 AM »

I use this site that has a downloadable template that you can print right out (I do have to fiddle with the printer settings a bit)on to your cardstock or whatever-I use the heavy artists bristol board

http://www.empressdragon.com/ATC_Template.html

LINES to follow!!  Even with my handy paper cutter I'm pretty hopeless at the square thing-lots of lopsided squares with really straight edges.

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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2006 08:27:29 PM »

Other people use playing cards, recycled cardboard (from food boxes etc.), mat board scraps (I've heard some framing places give them away), even thin pieces of veneer board. 

When I went last week to a local framing shop, they offered me a big bucket full of scraps, white & many great colours, some as big as 8.5 x 11 inches.

They said that they were eager for them to be used by someone, b/c otherwise they would just be throwing them away and feeling guilty about the environment. They even asked for my phone number so they could call me when they had a lot more.

I came away with a grocery bag FULL of greens, browns, neutrals (including some with textures), dull metallics, blues, and even a little red.  Wow. Definitely try this!
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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2006 09:49:44 PM »

When I went last week to a local framing shop, they offered me a big bucket full of scraps, white & many great colours, some as big as 8.5 x 11 inches.

Oh, wow!  Lucky you!  Must remember to check around here.
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« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2006 01:55:44 AM »

How do you cut your wood? Saw?
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« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2006 07:53:16 AM »

How do you cut your wood? Saw?

If its the balsa wood, you should be able to use a utility knife on it. A saw might tear it up.
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« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2006 03:13:07 PM »

I use mat board. It's not fun to cut, but I use this big mat board cutter in my photography class to cut mine up. I really like the mat board, it's really thick, so they paints and glues and stuff don't bleed or anything, and they're very sturdy. I've heard it's expensive, though.
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« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2006 09:52:21 PM »

Other people use playing cards, recycled cardboard (from food boxes etc.), mat board scraps (I've heard some framing places give them away), even thin pieces of veneer board. 

When I went last week to a local framing shop, they offered me a big bucket full of scraps, white & many great colours, some as big as 8.5 x 11 inches.

They said that they were eager for them to be used by someone, b/c otherwise they would just be throwing them away and feeling guilty about the environment. They even asked for my phone number so they could call me when they had a lot more.

I came away with a grocery bag FULL of greens, browns, neutrals (including some with textures), dull metallics, blues, and even a little red.  Wow. Definitely try this!

what a great, great tip!! Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to go check a frame shop!!
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« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2006 10:35:29 PM »

I'm amazed some company hasn't come out with a die cut for ATC's. I think I'd buy it if they did.
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« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2006 09:14:03 AM »

I'm amazed some company hasn't come out with a die cut for ATC's. I think I'd buy it if they did.

I've been thinking the same thing and looking around, surely by now someone has thought of it, besides us!
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