We have discussed the sizes and weight of card stock so now let's talk about cutting your cardstock. You can use a metal ruler, craft knife and cutting mat but I find that very labour intensive and to enjoy your craft it needs to be made easy. I bought a wonderful paper trimmer/guillotine from Makro for less than you would pay for the three tools mentioned. It is a bit bigger than A4 size and was very reasonable, they are under R200 now and it is calibrated in centimetres and inches which is a great advantage. If you want to produce professional looking cards this should be one of your first investments in your craft.
Have a wonderful weekend, hope you get lots of time to be creative! Thank you for popping into my blog!