I attended a cardmaking workshop at Archiver's last weekend and a few ladies were having a discussion about how you should mail what we were working on, since there were a lot of 3-D flower embellishments and gems. The instructor recommended that they be hand-processed...meaning you have to hand them directly to the person at the post office and tell them you want it hand processed, then pay the extra 17 cents or whatever the surcharge is nowadays.
So, my question is this...at what point do you think you would do this? Only if it has gems or 3-D embellishments, or would you do it for any card? When you mail your handmade cards (with or without embellishments), if you send them regular mail, do you find they come out unscathed?