Good morning, everyone. I created my first card yesterday. I am super proud of myself! I didn't really measure my card. I just folded it and scored it. I cut my lady from the Forever Young cricut cartridge at 5 1/2 inches. The card is a little bit over the height of her vertically. It is a simple card, but I enjoyed creating my own card. I will be doing more in the near future. Anyway, this may be a silly question, but here goes. For anyone who has made a card, do you buy cards to fit your hand made cards inside or do you just present the card as is without the envelope? Thank you for taking the time to respond. Artesha
All my friends who are card makers either make a quarter-fold card to fit the standard invitation envelope or they use the Martha Stewart Score Board to make the envelope out of a paper that matches the card.
Well done! Sometimes I buy the packs of blank cards & envelopes to use, sometimes I make an envelope with my MS score board, sometimes I just put the card in a bubble mailer to send to the recipient, and sometimes I just hand the card over without an envelope. No real rhyme or reason to it, just what I feel like doing and how much time I have.
I make the envelopes to go with the cards I make using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. Because I buy a lot of paper in stacks there is always paper in those stacks I would never used for a layout I used that paper to make the envelope. The "ugly" designs are on the inside of the card. You can see some of them in my gallery.
One word of warning...that I learned the hard way...is to make your envelopes in sizes the post office likes. One Christmas I made my cards and envelopes and I figured I'd have to pay extra for the weight, but found out the envelopes were like 1/8" too wide, so I also had to pay an "Odd Size Surcharge". Those were expensive cards to mail! They have a complicated way of having the sides be in proportion to each other because of their sorting machines. Now I have the MS folding/scoring board so I use the envelope instructions shown on it.