Username Post: envelopes for funky shaped cards        (Topic#1564013)
madmatter
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madmatter

I love all the cards that have fun folds and shapes (especially the ones that I see on the card of the week threads), but I NEVER make them, because I have no idea what to do about the envelope ...

so what do the rest of you do with a card in the shape of a Christmas tree or a flower pot or a circle? do you just give them without an envelope? or is there some way of making envelopes to match all those fun, NOT rectangular cards?



 
kelseymel
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In response to madmatter

I just make a rectangular (or square) envelope that is close in size to the card.


 
krazy4kardz
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In response to madmatter

The majority of The Card of the Week cards will fit in size A2 or A4 envelopes.


 
madmatter
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In response to krazy4kardz

ok ... I kind of feel like an idiot now ... I was thinking I needed an envelope that matched the card ...


 
Christine19850
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In response to madmatter

I have C6 & larger envelopes. If they're too big, I fold them down and use double sided tape to secure them once the card is inside. Most of my cards are "irregular in size" if not in shape. I also have to use more than one postage stamp for most of my cards :-)


 
madmatter
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In response to Christine19850

where do all of you buy your envelopes?


 
catzscrapper
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In response to madmatter

I buy them at office supply stores or make them myself out of printer paper.
http://www.craftbits.com/project/make-your-own -envelope


 
Hayles98
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In response to catzscrapper

I use the stampin up envelopes and depending on what size your "funky card" is it may or may not fit, usally these will suite my ones...


 
CommaHolly
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In response to Hayles98

I buy the invitation sized at WM,,,,,,,they fit both A2 and A6 cards,,,,,,which is why I like them,,,and they are cheap,,,,like 4 bucks for 50.


or I make my own if I need a different size,,,,


 
Sharon64
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In response to madmatter

I've designed my own templates out of cardboard boxes and use them. My templates have matching gussets so that I can make deep dimensional cards and still give them/post them. Really easy and cheap to do and they look great when using co-ordinating papers to match the card.


 
TFCasper
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In response to madmatter

I may have a better answer for you. I have had the same question and could never find an answer. I saw this thread and thought YES! Finally an answer. Well, these answers were good but not exactly what I was looking for, so I kept looking.

I found two videos on You Tube that were more like what I wanted. I am about to make a non-traditional sized card with chunky embellishments and I need to find how to make a unique sized envelope. Try these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ6LY_DKGA8&a mp;feature=...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V91IMCHzE1w&a mp;feature=...

I saved them to my you tube account because I know I will have to reference them again.

Hope this helps!

TFC


 
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