How to make your own sliced deck of cards

A few hours after I ordered a box of half-wide playing cards I realized I had the tools and materials to make my own.

I bought this 6-Inch Photo Bypass Trimmer ($12) last year to make trick cards, and it was perfect for my needs. I used a pad of Post-It Notes as a stop so I could quickly cut the cards in half.

The Kadomaru Pro Corner Cutter ($12) makes it very easy to cut corner radii in the cards. (See my review of this cutter in today's Cool Tools.)

Once I was done trimming and cornering the cards, I had magically transformed one deck into two.

The face-down face is especially pretty.

Of course, I needed a box to hold the cards. But I could only make one half-sized box from the original box. The other deck will have to survive unprotected.