One of the coolest things about Close To My Heart's exclusive papers is the white core. This is true of both our BT Duos (patterned papers) and our solid cardstocks. By tearing the paper, this exposes that white core for a great shabby chic look.
To have the white edge appear, tear the paper, pulling it toward you. If you'd prefer that the white core not show, just tear the paper by pulling it away from you. Simple as that!
The other tip I have for you is to tear off a width of at least 1/4". If you try to tear less than that, it really makes it more tedious and difficult. So when you cut your paper to size, cut it 1/4" wider than you want it to be after the tearing.