T he card stock is cut at 4 1/4" x 11. It is scored at 5 1/2" and 6 3/4". Fold and burnish at the score lines. Inside the card between the two score lines adhere with glue or heavy duty tape. Add layers as desired. The first larger layer is 4" x 4" with each layer reduced by 1/4", The first layer of the thin strip is 1" x 4" and again reduced by 1/4" with each layer applied. You can add ribbon or embellishments as desired. When doing a top bound don't forget to use proper placement on your card front. That is a voice of experience - since on my first card, I forgot and made it another side opening card.