I like to make 5x7 top fold cards. You can't do this with regular 8.5x11 cardstock without gluing two cut panels together. I cut the front at 5x7, but cut the back at 5 x 7.5 (or longer, up to 8.5). This usually leaves a unattractive glued flap at the top. To disguise the glue flap, I realized I could turn it into a decorative element by die-cutting the edge before gluing the panels together. I think I may like this better than if I had a piece of cardstock 14 inches long. What do you think?