If you are a demonstrator you know you have to stretch every inch out of the paper to have it make the most cards per inch! If you are not a demo, there are still times, like when you are making your Christmas cards, or other holiday cards, that you want to stretch your paper as far as you can.
So if I decide to cut into my sooo valuable stash of DSP, I make it count! I never cut a piece bigger than four by four! That way I can at least get 9 card fronts out of each piece. A lot of times I will cut the piece four by two so I can get 18 cards out of each piece.
This is one of my favorite card fronts to use. It is 4 1/4 by 11, scored at 5 1/2. Then I cut 1 1/4 off of one end. The second is cut off 3 1/4 inches. Your customers and friends will think you are so clever to use the DSP this way, but part of the reason you are is to use every last inch of your DSP. Obviously you can turn these horizontally or vertically to showcase your images.
Another favorite is to cut it 4 1/4 by 11, scored at 5 1/2 and then cut off 2 1/4 inches. Or cut the cardstock the same and score it at both 5 1/2 and 2 3/4 inches to make a stand up card! The directions on the photo are incorrect for the stand up card, so use the correct ones above when cutting.
Looking at these, can't you just visualize all kinds of possibilities?