paper for envelopes

paper for envelopes

Post by OKC Da » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 01:09:12



Ok, dumb question time!

I have been practicing TRYING to make envelopes for cards but have run
into a problem that is annoying me. What kind of paper do you use? I
have tried cardstock and it is just too stiff and heavy. Even after the
thing is smashed flata nd the PERMANENT tape sets overnite, it still
lies open on its own.

I thought of using the CHEAP brands of pattern paper I have, BUT BUT
BUT!!! it is paper taht maybe could have a better use!!! FDurther I
think that typing or printer paper is well too white or bland.

What do ya'll use or what is recommended?

37 for 05
4 cards

OKC Dave

http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo

 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by M-C » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 02:34:56


I use some of the cheaper 12x12 paper and use the white on the outside and
the pattern on the inside.  I try to pick one that coordinates with my card.
Stuff from the slabs.  I also buy envelopes cheap.  Another thing that you
can do from time to time is hit a hallmark/carleton card store after a big
holiday.  They often have envelopes that they are going to throw away.

M-C


Quote:
> Ok, dumb question time!

> I have been practicing TRYING to make envelopes for cards but have run
> into a problem that is annoying me. What kind of paper do you use? I
> have tried cardstock and it is just too stiff and heavy. Even after the
> thing is smashed flata nd the PERMANENT tape sets overnite, it still
> lies open on its own.

> I thought of using the CHEAP brands of pattern paper I have, BUT BUT
> BUT!!! it is paper taht maybe could have a better use!!! FDurther I
> think that typing or printer paper is well too white or bland.

> What do ya'll use or what is recommended?

> 37 for 05
> 4 cards

> OKC Dave

> http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo


 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by King's Crow » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 02:40:43


That's right Dave.  I was at Longs 5 years and they had gone through their
card section and had a huge box of envelopes to get rid of.  Had a FREE sign
on them.  I asked how many I could have and they said I could take the whole
thing if I wanted, because there was little interest in it.  I did and have
about 10 left.  I do make a lot of my envelopes, but sometimes you just want
a quick premade one.

Lynne


Quote:
>I use some of the cheaper 12x12 paper and use the white on the outside and
> the pattern on the inside.  I try to pick one that coordinates with my
> card.
> Stuff from the slabs.  I also buy envelopes cheap.  Another thing that you
> can do from time to time is hit a hallmark/carleton card store after a big
> holiday.  They often have envelopes that they are going to throw away.

> M-C



>> Ok, dumb question time!

>> I have been practicing TRYING to make envelopes for cards but have run
>> into a problem that is annoying me. What kind of paper do you use? I
>> have tried cardstock and it is just too stiff and heavy. Even after the
>> thing is smashed flata nd the PERMANENT tape sets overnite, it still
>> lies open on its own.

>> I thought of using the CHEAP brands of pattern paper I have, BUT BUT
>> BUT!!! it is paper taht maybe could have a better use!!! FDurther I
>> think that typing or printer paper is well too white or bland.

>> What do ya'll use or what is recommended?

>> 37 for 05
>> 4 cards

>> OKC Dave

>> http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo

 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by Linda » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 03:53:42


I usually buy the premade card and envelope packages, and I have never
thought about making the envelope. Is there a pattern or instructions
anywhere for making envelopes?
Thanks,
Linda C
 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by Neet » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 12:54:45


Dave.. some of the stores I go to put the purchases in a fl***bag.  I
save them to use, and I have also used brown paper grocery bags, and on
sale wrapping paper.

hugs Neets

 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by Neet » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 12:56:44


Linda, if you have a Michaels or JoAnn's near you.. check for plastic
templates.  I bought mine in a scrapbook store, but have seen them
there.  Also, I know there is a website that has patterns.. but I dont
know right quick where it is.. when I find it I will post again..
Hugs Neets
 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by Neet » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 13:04:31


http://www.mnsi.net/~ewswa/pages/resource/templates.html
Here is one.
 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by Cath » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 03:49:48


I just use patterned paper. I pick one to match my card and fold it so that
the pattern is on the inside. (This only works if the back side is blank!)
--
Cathy
So. California
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paper for envelopes

Post by Linda » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 04:45:15


Thanks Neets! I'll check that out!

Linda C

 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by OKC Da » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 09:36:07


Fiskars makes templates for envelopes, but there are different sizes. It
says n the side of them come to find out!!

My NSSSF found a coluzzle one and sent me. It is great and has several
different sized ones on it. I think it is more convenient.

37for 05
4 cards

OKC Dave

http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo

 
 
 

paper for envelopes

Post by Karen AKA Kajiki » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 07:19:52




Quote:
>I use some of the cheaper 12x12 paper and use the white on the outside and
>the pattern on the inside.  I try to pick one that coordinates with my card.
>Stuff from the slabs.  I also buy envelopes cheap.  Another thing that you
>can do from time to time is hit a hallmark/carleton card store after a big
>holiday.  They often have envelopes that they are going to throw away.

I never thought of that... I've only made small envelopes and I just
used coloured printer paper. Of course to make a larger envelope I
need larger paper... next time I see a paper pack on sale I'll have to
buy it!

--
~Karen aka Kajikit
Crafts, cats, and chocolate - the three essentials of life
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Online photo album - http://community.webshots.com/user/kajikit