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#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:50:38 AM(UTC)
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Hi there... I'm new to Cricut and paper crafting and have a quick question. I've been looking at the photos of the cards that members have created. Very cool and inspiring! My question is... Some of them don't look like they would fit in an envelope (mostly the ones that have cuts or embellishments that are off-set and therefore hang beyond the paper/envelope size). So... do you just not use an envelope or use the next size up or just cram in it there? :-). Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:49:16 AM(UTC)
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most of my cards are 5x 4 1/4. If I make a card that has lots of embellishments I use the next size envelope. Go to the craft store and look at all the different envelopes that are available, lots of different sizes & shapes. I like to use the velum envelopes cause it gives a sneek peek at the card. Don't ever just jam a card into an envelope!!! you did all that work on it, why would you want it to be smashed. Good luck and post some pics.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:17:17 AM(UTC)
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Sometimes the really embellished cards need to be mailed in a padded envelope. I put it in a regular envelope, then slide that one into the padded one. Postage is higher, but it arrives unmangled!
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:01:10 AM(UTC)
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Also, if you can't find an envelope that fits the card you created, then just make your own envelope! BigGrin I don't do it often, but every once in a while it is fun to create you own and coordinate it to the card you made. Plus, you know the card will fit! ThumpUp
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:41:00 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:55:58 PM(UTC)
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All of the above are great answers and exactly what I do! I just wanted to say welcome to Cricut and the crafting world!

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:58:42 PM(UTC)
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Same here, depending on what I have made, I either use the next size up envie, or make my own. I, too, wanted to say WELCOME, glad you are here, and hope you have fun! Blessings, GG.
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#8 Posted : Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:48:37 PM(UTC)
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I kinda have a rule of thumb if I am giving the card to them by hand I can go crazy on it. But if I know it has to be mailed I just make sure as I am designing it that its not to bulky and it will fit a envelope I have. But with that said its a great idea to have padded mailers on hand for those times where you know it wont fit a reg envelope. Now another tip dont waste money and pay extra for square envelopes for square or round cards. I use a normal size envelope, yes it does not look as pretty but I rather save the extra postage. Just a quick tip for you.
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